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Full Wave Sound Studios A recording studio offering a full-range of audio production services (music, voice-overs, dubbing, editing, mixing, duplication, conversion). 430 Patricia Ave., 727-483-9928, facebook.com/FullWaveSoundStudio.
Lueken’s Big Town Liquor This warehouse-style mainstay — located about a mile outside of downtown Dunedin — is managed by helpful sales folk and packed with an epic abundance of wines, spirits, liqueurs, and commercial and craft brews, both local and out-of-state. 944 Patricia Ave., 727-734-3068, luekensliquors.com.
37. Mermaid’s Secret Garden Stock up on speciality sea siren-themed home decor at Mermaid’s. Plus, check out the suctioned bowl lid shaped like a piece of lettuce, homemade hot sauces, and plenty of eclectic Dunedin-esque items like feather-adorned beer koozies and wine glasses. 318 Main St., 727-736-5825.
38. Middle Earth Olive Oil Company A quaint indie shop that sells fine olive oils and foods for discerning palates. 737 Broadway, 727-797-1300, middleeartholiveoil.com.
39. Richard’s Foodporium Organic, natural and specialty foods, plus vitamins, herbal supplements and bulk foods at value prices. Dunedin Downtown Center, 662 Main St., 727-736-1200, richardsfoodporium.com.
40. Stirling Tropical Wines & Gifts Specializing in citrus, berry and fruit wines with names like “Cocoa Beach” and “Mango Mama." Free daily tastings, or sip a glass of wine on the recently remodeled patio, which features live music some Friday nights. 461 Main St., 727-734-4025, stirlingtropicalwines.com.
41. Lavish Expressions Dunedin is chock-full of houses converted into shops, and here’s one with exceptional domicile style, offering jewelry, baby items, handmade soaps, pet items and handbags. 716 Broadway, 727-474-3891, lavishexpressionsdunedin.com.
42. McGuire’s Barber Shop This old-school staple opened in 1949 and looks like it was transported from Mayberry, U.S.A. — you expect Floyd to pop out any second and say, “Howdy!” But this corner barber shop is in touch with the kids today, showing off its dark cheeky humor with a poster of Johnny Depp’s Sweeney Todd in the window. $12 a haircut and $20 for a straight razor facial shave. 553 Main St., 727-733-2279.
43. MJ Fashions & Gifts Stop here for non-trendy fast casual attire for women, not girls (or women who still like to look girly). 314 Main St., 727-736-6276, mjfashions.biz.
44. My Favorite Things Some of the best gifts on the strip, with a little more distinctive flair than most shops in hippie-kitschy D-town. Browse dog dishes, handcrafted jewelry, teapots and the shop’s Waxing Poetic line, or stop in for vino during the Saturday art/wine walk. 330 Main St., 727-738-1277, myfavoritethingsfl.com.
The Olde General Store of Dunedin Mother-daughter owners Peggy and Suzie opened this shop a year ago, modeling it after the general store they remembered growing up in Virginia. You’ll find jams, jellies and birch beer on the shelves, along with antiques and collectibles. 769 Main St., 727-560-7387, dunedingeneralstore.com.
45. Painted Fish Gallery Offering beachy charms and some stuff on the more provocative tip, the Fish opened in 1995 just off the Pinellas Trail. 350 Main St., 727-734-5060, paintedfishgallery.com.
46. Rainbow’s End Quilt Shoppe While our current temps might not inspire soft-blanketed comfort, Dunedin is home to Florida’s largest quilt shop. Browse gift items or sign up for a class, and if you want to start the old-fashioned hobby yourself, the Shoppe doubles as an Elna and Phaff sewing machine dealer. 941 Broadway, 727-733-8572, rainbowsendquiltshoppe.com.
47. Stirling Art Studios Founded by a diverse group of “dedicated, local artists who pooled their creative resources and started a studio collective,” the studios open to the public the second Friday evening of each month during the arts and wine walk. 730 Broadway, Second Floor, stirlingartstudios.com.
48. Suncoast Beach Company Notcher neon wacky-tacky souvenir shop on Clearwater Beach; nope, far from it. This shop off the Dunedin Trail is a sedate beachy boutique with quality merchandise geared more toward fashionable seniors than spring breakers. Foot-friendly beach shoes, sunglasses, dresses, and more. 346 Main St., 727-734-8065, suncoastbeachco.com.
SimCenterTampaBay/CockpitSonicUSA A business-cum-attraction that not only builds and sells flight simulators, parts and accessories, but has three actual-size simulators at its Dunedin location — a Boeing 737 jetliner, an F-16 and an F-35 fighter jet — as well as race car and helicopter simulators. All can be “flown” or “driven” in pre-scheduled time slots; no experience is necessary, and flight guides are on hand to help out so you get the most bang from your buck. 1299 Main St., Suite A, simcentertampabay.com.
Florida Auto Exchange Stadium: Home of the Blue Jays With a capacity of 5,509 individual seats, this is perhaps the most intimate spring training facility in the Bay area. Not only is it home to the Blue Jays spring training games in March (see story p. 23), but also to the Advanced A class Blue Jays team throughout the summer. Try a Labatt Blue, a Canadian brew, or visit the Craft Beer Dugout alongside the narrow third base concourse. 373 Douglas Ave., 727-733-9302.
Caladesi Island State Park Reachable by boat (you can grab the ferry from Honeymoon Island), this state park offers all the usual amenities (boating, fishing, picnicking areas, swimming, wildlife fun, snack bar, etc.) in a gorgeous island setting just across St. Joe’s Sound from Dunedin. How gorgeous? Dr. Beach named it America’s Best Beach in 2008. #1 Causeway Blvd., 727-469-5918.
Dunedin Fine Art Center This sleek facility just beyond Downtown Dunedin rivals St. Pete and Tampa for arts outreach, year-round classes, and unique event programming. DFAC comprises four galleries and a hands-on museum for kids. Read about the center’s signature event, Wearable Art, in this week’s A&E section. The center is scheduled for slick new additions and renovations, which will be breaking ground this month. 1143 Michigan Blvd., 727-298-3322, dfac.org.
49. Dunedin Historical Society & Museum It’s fitting — and charming — that the town’s history museum and society is housed in a former train station, so you really feel like you’re being transported back in time in more ways than one. The quaint structure has approximately 2,000 artifacts, 2,500 photographs, and 200 volumes of local and Florida history. Exhibits this month include Pirates of Florida and A Pint of History: A Brief History of Beer. 349 Main St., 727-736-1176, dunedinmuseum.org.
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