The Neatest Store in Town!

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Over the weekend I was looking for something fun to do around town, when I remembered this amazing little store I had often visited with my parents when I was young. It’s name is Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle, and it sells just what its name describes. The store boasts tons and tons of top-of-the-line bicycles, and lots of adorable retro toys! What really hooked me, were the the retro toys! Founded in 1946, it prides itself on being “The Neatest Store in Town.”

8 Center St, Batavia, NY 14020

8 Center St, Batavia, NY 14020

When I walked in the front door I was immediately greeted by a gorgeous bicycle built for two, that is available for rent. Now wouldn’t that make for a truly unique family-fun activity? I should convince my husband to peddle it around town with me!

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There were walls and walls of board games and puzzles, paper dolls, and model airplanes, you really can’t digest everything in just one visit. They even have a decorative Rubik’s Cube hanging from the ceiling!

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The store began it’s life almost 70 years ago as strictly a bike shop, and its roots remain strong. They still offer the best bicycle repair in town, and the back contains practically a legion of bikes!! Just look at this!

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This display bicycle was absolutely beautiful, but sadly not for sale…. Not that I could afford it!!

What really caught my eye, was this cute little clapping monkey, because it reminded me of my favorite musical The Phantom of the Opera. Isn’t he adorable?

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I must have wandered around this store in a daze for a good hour, just soaking it all in. If you’re in town I highly recommend stopping by this vibrant, living museum. My husband got a nifty bouncy ball out of the experience, so he was happy.

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