A look inside The City Shops in Opelika

City Shops Opelika
The City Shops on Railroad Ave. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for The Bama Buzz

From antiques to historic restaurants, Downtown Opelika is home to an exciting shopping experience. If you aren’t familiar with The City Shops, check out this behind-the-scenes peek.

Side Track Coffee

Side Track Coffee
The perfect spot to work, study or chat. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for The Bama Buzz

Side Track Coffee offers a casual and delicate coffee experience. The relaxed ambiance of the shop draws in Opelika and Auburn residents alike. This isn’t your typical spot to grab a cup of joe—Side Track has no set prices, so you pick what you pay. Cool, huh?

Back House via Side Track

City Shops Opelika
Unique art gallery setup. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for The Bama Buzz

If you walk straight through Side Track, you’ll discover a bright and expressive art gallery called Back House attached to the cafe. The gallery currently displays RC HagansWork In Progress. The project features three shows until Monday, December 20. On display now: Version 1: What Goes Around Comes Around.

Hagans describes this version as “a collection of wall art and functional home defense sculptures made from construction debris and other salvaged materials.” Follow along to uncover the rest of this exciting project.

Gear Gaming Opelika

Gear Gaming
A special drink spread. Photo via Gear Gaming Opelika Facebook

Gear Gaming is a board game cafe with a full retail game store. They offer table top games, board games, beer and more. Check out their social to learn more about the wide variety of events they present each week.

To visit The City Shops in the heart of Downtown Opelika, set your GPS to 817 S Railroad Avenue, Opelika, AL 36801.

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