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This Holiday Season, Experience Wonderful Downtowns of Mercer County, PA

December 15, 2016

By Peggy Mazyck

The holiday season is a wonderful time to experience the transformation that’s occurring in the downtowns of Mercer County. You don’t have to travel far to find one-of-a kind gifts, outstanding service, great dining experiences, and enjoyment of the arts. This holiday season, discover the treasures in your own back yard. The downtowns of Mercer County will delight you with the options they present. Mercer County PA shopping, dining, and activities are yours to enjoy!


If you haven’t been to downtown Sharon lately, you are missing out because a new Downtown Sharon has emerged in the last few years. The traditional favorites of Reyers Shoes, Daffins Candies, Donna’s Diner, The Winner and the “original” Quaker Steak and Lube are still amazing, but there is so much more to experience. Now dozens of new boutique shops, arts experiences, and diverse local dining options add to your shopping enjoyment. The new line-up include wonderful shops and restaurants such as Designs by G!, Gallery 29, the Urban Barn, Brewtus Brewing Company and more. The welcoming atmosphere, attractive streetscapes and friendly service make downtown Sharon, PA jump to the top of your “must do” list this holiday season.


The borough of Mercer sits on the highest point in the County. The courthouse square is the center of activities with the majestic Mercer County courthouse towering as a beacon. Beautiful Victorian-style homes line the streets of this picturesque village. Antiques and specialty shops include Mercer Junction showcasing a Lionel train display reminiscent of childhood days and antiques and collectibles at the Courthouse Square Dry Goods. This lovely Victorian village with its courthouse square has much to offer the holiday shopper.


Greenville is a beautiful small town whose downtown has undergone a complete makeover in the last few years. Main Street flourishes with local restaurants, cafes, and unique specialty stores. Stops such as Twin Temptations, Cobwebs and Couture, The Depot Saloon and more promises many opportunities for a special holiday enjoyment experience.

Grove City

Grove City is known for exceptional shopping, but there is more to Grove City than just the outlets. Olde world charm abounds in Grove City.  Olde Town Grove City showcases a charming, old-fashioned downtown center with unique shops, delicious dining and even a nostalgic movie theatre. Some of the first things you notice as you stroll downtown are the wonderful murals on the buildings and the unique sculptures gracing the parking lot entrances.  The holiday shopper will love the diverse boutique and specialty shops and dining opportunities lining the streets of Olde Towne Grove City in Mercer County, PA.

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