We suspect a plot among Richmond residents to make their fair city quirkier, quainter and just more interesting in general, with a number of unusual venues recently opening. Located just off the 26-mile Prairie Trail where visitors can bike, walk, cross-country ski and go horseback riding is this picturesque community with historic charm and an edgey feel. Specialty shops and award-winning restaurants dot the streets of Richmond. The Nippersink Creek, the largest tributary to the Fox River, winds throughout the community. Each December, Richmond hosts Christmas of Yesteryear, transporting visitors back to a simpler time. Richmond is also home to Anderson’s Candy Shop, a local favorite for nearly 100 years. With its plank floors and tin ceiling, Main Street Coffee Co. offers surroundings as satisfying as a flavorful cup of coffee. Have some lunch and buy some gifts while you’re there. Also in the historic district is Finery and Finishes, which specializes in carefully selected and unique clothing and accessories. For something even more different, head to Aeon Gallery, which focuses on art — including the art of tattooing. All you have to decide is whether you want your art hung on the wall or permanently on your body. Complete your artistic look with pieces from Revived Creations, featuring farmhouse, industrial and shabby chic looks. If you need some sustenance, enjoy the quaint elegance of an Italian steakhouse at Paisano’s on Broadway or the industrial-rustic atmosphere of the Richmond BratHaus, which, as you may guess, serves up a mean gourmet brat in addition to burgers and bier.
Map and Directions
Note: Some map locations are approximate. Please call the venue at 815-678-2403 for exact directions.Get directions from: