Welcome to the Faces of Downtown! Downtown Paris is home to a variety of restaurants, retail businesses, antique stores, galleries, unique shops, service businesses and more. Check out what Downtown Paris has to offer, and come visit us!
600 Main Street
When you walk through the door of Peacock-Ado, you will most likely be greeted by my 5 yr old daughter, Sophia…”Welcome to Peacock-Ado. Are you looking for anything particular today?” and proceed to offer a tour of the shop and suggest countless number of gift ideas. I swear, I think she knows more about the items we carry than I do….Whether you are looking for a gift for a birthday, “secret Pal”, bridal or baby. Or my favorite kind of gift. A gift for yourself…you are sure to find a large selection of unique choices. From European bath soaps to candles, barware to entertaining, jewelry to clutches….and so much more….We also offer bridal registry and special orders. Peacock-Ado offers a variety of local made gift items, as well. Beautiful, hand-crafted pens; custom pet paintings; equine art & jewelry, just to name a few. Come in and see all that we have to offer…Sophia and I look forward to seeing you soon. Our store hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10-5 and Saturday, 10-3. Closed Sunday & Monday.
729 Main Street
Pino and Althea Caffemarco were motivated to locate their famous family coffee roasting plant to downtown PARIS, KENTUCKY from Naploi, Italia after hearing so much about the epicurian and equestrian center from Senor Shiflet during their visit in 1994.
Photos will provide evidence of the Caffemarco family leaving their earthquake upset homeland for the serenity and high quality of life in Paris, Kentucky.
Historic Paris-Bourbon County/Hopewell Museum
800 Pleasant Street
Hours: 12-5 Tues-Sat 2-4 Sun
Admission: $3 adults; students, children and members free
Hopewell Museum is an art and history museum housed in a renovated 1908 Beaux Arts post office building. Rotating exhibits showase the heritage of central Kentucky and the unique equine culture of Bourbon County. A Learning Center gives young visitors a chance to try small town activities with a school room, general store and farm table for props. Fully accesible, the three galleries invite friends, neighbors, and visitng travelers in for a hospitable glimpse into a region that remains as unchanged as its landscape.
Frames on Main Gallery
630 Main Street
Over the last 17 years of doing business in Downtown Paris, owner Bobby Shiflet has developed a well-deserved reputation as the go-to person for any and every type of framing project, and his one of a kind Kentucky photography (marketed as Bobby Shiflet Images) have become a popular memento of beautiful sights in and around Paris. In 2008, Frames on Main Gallery moved to its current location at the corner of Seventh and Main, in a Victorian building that Bobby converted into a 2,200 square foot, high ceilinged gallery full of weathered brick and warm wood tones, original art, limited edition prints and his photography.
Paris-Bourbon County YMCA
917 Main Street
The Paris-Bourbon County YMCA has served our community since 1913, and has touched the lives of nearly every family in Bourbon County. The YMCA is a community centered organization where individuals and families swim, exercise, and attend classes. Children play sports, swim and participate in our child care center, summer camps and after school programs. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow. We are a mission-driven YMCA devoted to nurturing the potential of children and teens (Youth Development), improving health and well-being (Healthy Living) and motivating people to support their neighbors and the larger community (Social Responsibility). The YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!