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Arcadia Wine and Spirits in Arcadia, Indiana

Made in Indiana: Arcadia Wine & Spirits Carries Indiana Products
Made in Indiana: Arcadia Wine & Spirits Carries Indiana Products
You are probably surprised to see Arcadia Wine and Spirits in Arcadia, Indiana here on little Indiana. After all, this is the first liquor store that has been featured here.

But this isn’t your ordinary liquor shop. In fact, it’s not anywhere in the same league!

Arcadia Wine and Spirits in Arcadia, Indiana

Arcadia Wine and Spirits in Arcadia, Indiana Exterior
Arcadia Wine and Spirits in Arcadia, Indiana Exterior
We only stepped inside this Hamilton County wine and spirits shop because, from the outside, it looked like a neat building. Local business owners encouraged us to stick around and see it. So, we bumbled around the rest of the town, shopping, eat, and snacking while waiting until it opened.

When we saw that it was open we weren’t really sure what to expect. We were so surprised by what we found! I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually call these shops “classy.” Until we browsed around Arcadia Wine and Spirits, that is!

Exposed brick walls, warm hardwood floors, and elegant tin ceilings–it’s a bright and airy place. Built in 1864, its character has been returned thanks to the Anderson’s careful renovating. In fact, during the renovation the owners discovered the tin ceiling. You can bet that was a nice surprise! The original ice cooler is still in use today.

Arcadia, Indiana Liquor Shop

Owner Brandon Anderson's Grandfather Played Baseball for the Arcadia Arrows
Owner Brandon Anderson’s Grandfather Played Baseball for the Arcadia Arrows
These aren’t out of town folks hoping to cash-in,  sticking to themselves, but people with a connection to the town and plenty of involvement with the community! In fact, owner Brandon Anderson’s grandpa played ball for the Arcadia Arrows. It was a semi-professional baseball team that played in the 1950s and 1950s. The large framed photo above is a picture of the team. See the kid kneeling down in the front? That’s Brandon’s dad. Neat, don’t you think? Family roots run deep here.

This isn’t a place where you’ll find well-known but sub-par liquors. No siree! Instead, you’ll find a selection of Indiana products as well as some really unique offerings. The owners are not the type to shop based on labels. It has to taste good to make it in to this lovely building.

There’s plenty that you will recognize (and things that have locally been requested), but Wine and Spirits hopes to encourage others to step outside of the (wine) box and try something new, too. Brandon is great at steering people toward beverages that will fit their tastes.

With a nice selection of Indiana wines and spirits making an appearance at this Hamilton County shop, there’s plenty of reasons to give it a go!

Go There

Did I not yet mention the spookier side of this Indiana wine and spirits shop, stress the spirits? You’ll want to head over to hear the story for yourself! If you dare.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!

Just don’t forget to tell ‘em that  little Indiana sent you!

Arcadia Wine and Spirits
121 W Main Street
Arcadia, Indiana 46030
317.606.8055

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About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of little Indiana.com. More than a website, little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and soon to be a book! Look for "little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in early 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration! Jessica Nunemaker is happy to speak about small towns, creating community, or Indiana tourism at your next event, large or small.

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