Who says you can’t mix history with fun? Olde Avon Village, in the heart of Avon’s French Creek District, is a smart bet for any girls’ day out. The collection of historic buildings (some moved to the property) have been restored or tastefully renovated and now house businesses where guests can buy antiques, high-end wooden furniture, clothing or jewelry. After that they can try their hand at painting, stop for cocktails or gel nails and end the day at an upscale steak restaurant.
Genevieve Larson, manager of the Tree House Gallery and Tea Room and a member of the family that owns the property, says each store has a story, and that sets it apart from newer shopping centers. The Tea House Gallery and Tea House, for instance, was built about 1850 and is the original farmhouse of the Mathias Alten family that included nine children.  
“In a city that is growing so fast that we are losing some of the farmland charm, we are here to hold on to what Avon was built on,” says Larson. 

36840 Detroit Ave., Avon, oldeavonvillage.com