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Shopping and Downtown

Specialty shops, department stores and small retailers are plentiful in Stuart/Martin County, making any shopping excursion an exciting experience. Visitors and residents alike will find everything they need, from basic necessities to fun beach and surf-wear to beautiful pieces of artwork.

Shopping in Martin County is vast. From downtown boutiques to the sprawling Treasure Coast Square mall, from Walmart to Island Shopping and several open-air plazas, you can find an extensive list of retailers in our Buyers Guide. Also, retail plazas like Regency Square offer more shopping options or an escape from those endeavors with the Regal Cinemas Regency Square 8, offering the latest Hollywood releases.

Martin County also offers a plethora of thrift stores featuring everything from vintage and gently worn clothing to furniture and home accessories. Many of these thrift stores are owned and operated by local non-profit agencies.

Stuart Green Market

The Stuart Green Market is the premier location in Martin County for all things "fresh and local."  The year-round, outdoor Sunday marketplace offers quality selections, including locally grown fresh vegetables, herbs and cut flowers (seasonal), grass-fed beef, poultry and eggs, fresh goat's milk and cheeses, organic spice blends, handcrafted soaps and lotions, baked breads and pastries, hot sauces, tropical plants and trees, organic dog treats, handmade artisan jewelry and crafts, and gourmet prepared culinary treats for breakfast or lunch.

The Market is at 121 S.W. Flagler Avenue in Stuart, adjacent to City Hall and near the Riverwalk Concert stage and the St. Lucie River. It operates rain or shine, and features live musicians performing each week.

B&A Flea Market

B&A Flea Market is the Treasure Coast’s largest and oldest flea market. Fun for the whole family, with more than 400 vendors inside and out, you can find hundreds of bargains and unique gift ideas. There is ample parking and they are open rain or shine. Within a few miles are oceanfront hotels, boating and beautiful beaches with only a short drive to Interstate 95. Come to the flea market and enjoy the music, shop for bargains, get your hair cut, take a shuttle ride and enjoy lunch at their fabulous food court, which is in the heart of the Main Street market. Sandwiches, salads, snacks, ice cream and much more are offered. Visiting the flea market is like going on a treasure hunt for hundreds of used and new items. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday year-round.

Downtown Stuart

Downtown Stuart is the setting of the city's historic district, the original village settled by the first visitors to Martin County. Shops range from antiques and collectibles, objects d'art, and wearable art, to fine eating establishments and gift items. A nearby waterfront walkway allow visitors to "Enjoy our Good Nature" while enjoying the hospitality of our shopkeepers.

Step back in time to a Stuart of yesteryear when the Post Office Arcade was the gathering place for local residents. Stroll along Osceola and Flagler Streets and browse in the shops. Stop for a bite at an outdoor café. Enter the lobby of the Lyric Theatre and reminisce about the many performers who've appeared on stage.
It may be a scene from yesteryear in your mind, but it's real today in a renovated, revitalized downtown Stuart. It's all thanks to Stuart Main Street, the City of Stuart and the downtown merchants.

With soft pink sidewalks cushioning your every step, shoppers and business clients can enjoy the cozy atmosphere created by the improvements. Victorian style lampposts dot the landscape every few feet. Trees and shrubs along the Florida East Coast Railway and the sidewalks breakup any indication that concrete and asphalt exist.

The improvements have brought a variety of new shops and shop owners. Antiques and collectibles, wearable art, crafts and stained glass are just a mention of the many specialty boutiques in the three-block area. Restaurants, from fine dining to friendly pubs and pet-friendly outdoor cafés, tempt tired shoppers or those seeking an evening on the town. Several lawyers, engineers and accountants opted for a downtown location because of the proximity to the Martin County Courthouse.

The renovation of the historic 1937 Martin County Courthouse and the construction of an outdoor bandstand contribute to the overall atmosphere. In addition, the City of Stuart built a Riverwalk along the banks of the St. Lucie River and there is a boat dock for mariners who wish to tie up on the river while shopping or dining. Popular street dances, arts and crafts festivals, the annual Christmas parade, fireworks displays and the celebration of Stuart's 100th birthday are bringing area residents by the thousands to the downtown area.

The improvements kicked off years ago when a half million dollar Main Street grant was obtained for the downtown area. An 18-block area east and west of the Florida East Coast Railway tracks was designated as the Main Street district.

The grant was designed to stimulate business growth in the downtown area, to provide loans for new construction and façade renovations and to encourage an overall marketing program to bring shoppers back to the downtown area.

It worked...thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and elected officials and their staffs.

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