Fairhaven offers a wonderful selection of small business stores. The greatest bookstore, selling new and used books, "Village Books" is located here. There is a choice of tasty, not fancy, restaurants all within walking distance of the main intersection. Parking is free. Acme recently opened an ice cream shop and will soon open "Fat Pie" pizza. One can taste a wide selection of Olive oils and vinegars, and find a good selection of kitchenware in shops next to Village Books. Artisan shops and galleries are also in the offering with a few clothing stores and a very interesting shoe store, "12th Street Shoes." We always bring visitors there.