- CAHOOTS HANDBAGS: 205 S. Commerce, Gainesville, TX 76240
The store, which is housed in the historic George Y Bird Building with a 100+ year old Sarsaparilla mural, has the locally made line handcrafted from vintage textiles in teensy limited editions, other handmade lines, art, and interesting gifts. The creaking wood floors, wavy glass, and the colorful merchandise create a comfortable backdrop for store parties and you can usually find locals hanging out on the store's couch having a beer.
2. Favorite Coffee Shop, Café, or Restaurant
- THE FRIED PIE COMPANY: 202 W. Main, Gainesville, TX 76240
A Gainesville institution that has been around for over 30 years, this breakfast/lunch spot is the daily meeting place for locals and it draws a crowd from all over the country for their infamous fried pies.
3. Best Neighborhood Park
- LEONARD PARK
A gorgeous woody park with amazing community-built playground, Leonard Park also includes Frank Buck Zoo with its daily giraffe feedings and wonderful animal education programs.
4. Best Spot to Take Visitors
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Cahoots Handbags & a leisurely walk around the neighborhood after a Fried Pie breakfast to see the Victorian homes.
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