Shoppers, rejoice – and be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Maury County offers a wealth of shopping opportunities ranging from nationally known stores to small boutiques that sell one-of-a-kind items. The city of Columbia is home to two malls – Columbia Mall and Neely’s Mill – frequented by tens of thousands of shoppers each year. The Crossings at Spring Hill includes stores such as Target and Kohl’s along with nearly 50 other stores. The Crossings attracts shoppers from Maury County, but it also draws residents from Williamson County and Thompson’s Station. Downtown Columbia is a vibrant, historic downtown district and a shopping destination. One of the latest stores to join the downtown Columbia lineup is Westbury House, a period antiques shop whose owner formerly ran a premier antique house in Nashville. Other restaurants and shops include Square Market Cafe, Killion's Coffee & Creamery, Westbury House, White's Camera, The Balloon Shop, The Wheel and more. “The downtown district is home to a number of interesting stores that include Ted’s Sporting Goods, a landmark business for more than 50 years that sells hunting and fishing equipment and is the local supplier for scouting uniforms,” says Kristi Martin, executive director of Columbia Main Street. “Ted’s is also known for its upside-down sign on Main Street, and many travel writers have written about Ted’s thanks to that unusual sign.” The district is also home to stores such as American Family Amusement, which sells surplus books and children’s games at affordable prices, and The Spoiled Lady, a bridal shop with virtually every conceivable item for that special wedding day. “We are also graced with long-standing restaurants that bring in good crowds every day,” Martin says. “Places like Square Market Cafe and Lucille's Café always serve great food."