5 unique Decatur shops on Bank Street—including Tennessee Valley Pecan with an underground tunnel

Bank Street Tennessee Valley Pecan Company
Greetings from Decatur. Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

Bank Street used to be the hub of Decatur businesses. It is now a historic spot for specialty shops and antiques. Here are five unique shops you’ll find on Bank Street. Keep reading for the deets.

1. Bank Street Art & Antiques

Bank Street Art &Amp; Antiques
Can you believe there are three stories worth of antiques? Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

Bank Street Art & Antiques is filled with treasures. In fact, it is three stories filled.

With 65 dealers and 14 local artists, this art and antique store has so much to look at. It could keep you busy all day long. The best way to antique shop is to not be looking for anything at all. Let those antique pieces come to you.

By visiting, you can check “the largest art and antique mall in North Alabama” off your bucket list.

I even saw a copy of Elvis Presley’s will, how cool!

2. Tennessee Valley Pecan Company

Bank Street Tennessee Valley Pecan Company
These pecans were delicious. Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

We’re nuts over this Bank Street favorite. Tennessee Valley Pecan Company is serving up pecans, personal pecan pies, pastries and gifts for any food lovers in your life.

You can also order a cup of joe. Try their signature brand, Bushytail Coffee. Love it? Bring a bag home.

A tunnel underneath the store gives a glimpse into Decatur’s history. The tunnel, from the Prohibition era, was once used to stash booze. Now, the President and General Manager, David Armistead likes to show this to Decatur visitors and even locals.

“Access to the tunnel has been closed since March 2020 due to COVID restrictions. With that being said, we hope to have it open for viewing soon.”

David Armistead, President & General Manager

Have you checked this out yet?

3. 810 Antiques

Bank Street 810 Antiques
So many treasures to be found. Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

Experience history through the items you’ll find at 810 Antiques. This family-owned antique store is run by Andy Dye.

“I’ve always been a big collector of things. They have a way of finding me.”

Andy Dye, 810 Antiques

You might find your new favorite piece of home decor, jewelry item or kitchen supplies. You never know unless you go look.

4. Yarn Boutique

Bank Street Yarn Boutique
Yarn, yarn and more yarn! Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

Have you ever seen so much yarn?

You’ll be all set to get your crafting on after a trip to Yarn Boutique. Not quite the crafter? No problem. Here, you can take classes in knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving.

You can also buy knits to get yourself started with your newest hobby.

5. Cloud 9 Baby & Children’s Boutique

Bank Street Cloud 9
How darling are these baby clothes? Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

Whether you’ve got a little one at home or need a gift for someone else’s new bundle of joy, Cloud 9 has all things baby. Baby blankets, toys and clothes, you name it.

I love giving (and getting) personalized gifts. Cloud 9 does all the work for you. Pick out your items and they’ll send it off to get embroidered. All you have to do is pick it up.

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