Cottage shops give Auburn something to 'Whistle' about

- If you’ve ever driven through the North Georgia town of Auburn, there’s a chance you noticed a collection of small cottages right off of 4th Avenue.  But you might not have realized that such tiny little buildings hold such a big variety of treasures inside.

Auburn’s Whistlestop Shops opened in 2016, and is a group of a dozen small businesses located in quaint cottages at 1369 4th Avenue.  Those businesses include Tammie’s Hometown Treasures, which sells hand-crafted home décor, Willotta’s Pastry, which serves up homemade cakes and breads, and Petals Bowboutique, offering custom kids’ clothing – not to mention shops that specialize in sports décor, jewelry, and local wines.  The Whistlestop Shops are open from 11 am. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with extended hours on the second Saturday of each month for Whistlestop Market Days, which also include food trucks and live entertainment.

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken is always up for some shopping, especially during work hours (someone tell management!), so he spent the morning in Auburn, hanging out with the men and women who make the Whistlestop Shops such a unique and vibrant part of the community.  And you can keep up with the Whistlestop Shops Facebook page here.    

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