Hutchs has been in the same downtown location for years. I was looking for an inexpensive kid's bike but realized when shopping there, that this store is more for the experienced and serious bike enthusists. I wanted to buy a bike light also but I didn't see much selection. this is a great place if you are serious about biking.
There are so many lights at this place, you would be hard pressed to ask for one that they don't have. I've been referred to here from some major large home product retailers that didn't carry what I needed. The location is not that convenient but the goods are worth the trip.
The large inventory here makes it easy to find hard to locate van parts. Even though they seemed very busy, they were able to cater to my needs and return my call after they were sure to check availability. They pull the parts for you which makes it convenient to shop here. I was satisfied with the part that I bought from them on my last repair.
Located in the former mill section of Eugene, this store still has that feel of fabric production. The place is large with tall ceilings. I didn't quite realize it was mostly decorator fabrics so I didn't quite find what I was looking for but I did enjoy browsing through their interesting fabrics.
This is mostly a production warehouse that has recently expanded in the small town of Pleasant Hill. They are mostly a mail order place but they do offer a small display room up front where you can purchase their products. Their product line is excellent and extensive. There always is a pleasant mood when I go in here.
This is more like a small town paper than one for the size of Springfield. It has a homey feel to it and I especially like reading the police blotter for entertainment. The classified section is useful. They give press to some of the more local events that wouldn't be carried by a major newspaper.
This creamery used to be a health food store in Springfield but now it is mostly a production plant located in Eugene. Their products, especially their yogurts are well loved in this area and widely distributed. They also have other quality dairy products such as sour cream and cottage cheese.
I love the decorated atmosphere in this store. It is especially enjoyable around the holidays. There are several kinds of gift items and many outdoorsy type decorations. The florist part is just a small section but the flowers I ordered to be delivered long distance were very satisfying and delivered on time.
When I need to buy Echinacea in a hurry while shopping in Springfield, I go to this health food store. I think they may be the only ones who sell it in the whole town and their convenient location has really saved me unnecessary travel.
The store is large and has lots of products but I usually am only after one or two things.