Over-the-counter drugs, discount carpets, tobacco and car stereos fill the shelves of Castle Manor’s limited retail venues. Walgreens Pharmacy and a neighboring Target provide one-stop shops for basic goods. However, if you want a fashionable boutique or family-run specialty store, you have to look in Greendale or greater Milwaukee.
Your Florist is one of just a few locally operated stores nearby. Besides floral arrangements, it sells jewelry, balloons, candy and stuffed toys. Local drivers ensure correct deliveries. If you can’t decide what you want, let its specialists put together a themed gift basket, and save time by ordering online.
At Blue Flame Music, knowledgeable staff sell and repair instruments with a focus on guitars and accessories. Opened in the 1980s, this musician’s haven also provides beginner- to advanced-level lessons. Feel free to play around with in-shop instruments and equipment until you find what you want.
What Castle Manor’s surroundings lack in retail, they overcompensate for in food supplies. Inside the neighborhood, family-owned Wisconsin chain Festival Foods meets residents daily grocery needs.
Just outside the neighborhood, the Europa Grocery store caters to Polish, German and European populations. Pacific Produce, one of the city’s largest Asian markets, features Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese goods, selling everything from duck heads to fresh lemongrass. The Indian Bazaar specializes in southern Indian and Pakistani spices, puja supplies and DVDs. After a busy afternoon shopping, try its takeout dosa.
The nearest farmers market, Garden District Farmer’s Market, takes place in Tippecanoe,
which lies some 8 miles to the northeast.