Midwest Living Review
If you like to browse unique shops, Cedar Creek Settlement is calling your name. Cedar Creek Settlement is a collection of more than 25 specialty shops, galleries, artist studios and eateries housed mainly in a historic woolen mill on the banks of picturesque Cedar Creek. Those businesses not located in the 1864 mill proper are in one of a handful of adjacent limestone buildings that were part of the woolen mill complex. While some of these annex buildings are obvious, like the Anvil Pub and Grille, right next to the mill, others are not, such as Tomaso's Restaurant, which appears to be an independent eatery on Washington Avenue, or Olive 'n Vinnie's, an olive oil shop in the Wittenberg Mansion across the street.
The majority of the businesses are retail establishments like The Peddler's Corner, which carries collectibles such as Jim Shore and Dept. 54 Christmas Villages plus a variety of specialty foods such as mustards and dips. At Robin's Nest Antiques and Gifts, you'll find an interesting mix of new and vintage jewelry, cards and candles plus a complete line of Burt's Bees products and Steiff bears. Lots of shoppers come here especially to check out the handmade goods at Cedar Creek Pottery (which also carries fine crafts) and the vino at Cedar Creek Winery, housed in the basement. Don't forget to peek into the artists' shops; if they're in, most are happy to show you their work and answer questions.