It’s the winter-snowbird tourist season here in Florida and next to going to beaches and parks and visiting Mickey, going shopping is the most popular activity. And going antique hunting in Florida’s small towns is high on the list.
Mount Dora, Quincy, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Micanopy, Homestead, Stuart, Monticello. So many towns have made weekend shopping trips a popular pastime in Florida.
Living in Tampa, my wife and I like to visit Dade City in Pasco County. The antique area is packed downtown and we often stop to look at the lovely campus of St. Leo College along the route.
The high point of the visit is a stop for Lunch on Limoges, a landmark restaurant in the middle of the 1908 Williams Department Store. There under the tin roof and surrounded by racks of clothing and artifacts, you can have a sandwich or Pecan Grouper or maybe their Athens Grouper.
The place is NOT open Sundays and reservations (352-567-5685) may be desirable during the winter antique migration of snow birds.