Millenially Speaking: Buying Local – That Place On Main

If you’re anything like me, you don’t need reasons to go shopping, but I’m going to give a few to you anyway. When I moved from Nashville, I kept the delivery companies in business ordering obscene amounts of clothing online. However, as I have become more comfortable with Miami County, I have really fallen into a groove of buying local. “That Place on Main” in Tipp City carries many American-made, handmade, and ethically manufactured items. There is a wide variety of products available, making this a super special and original location for friends and loved ones who like unique items.

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Unique greeting cards

I don’t know about you, but I love to send my friends “snail mail”. Sometimes it’s difficult to find cards that say exactly what’s on your mind. From celebrating life’s funny moments to dealing with its low points, they’ve had a card for you.

Baby Clothes

If you’ve read my previous posts, you know my friends are having babies like crazy. “That Place on Main“ has great onesies, t-shirts and bibs that you won’t find anywhere else in the area. You definitely want to stop in if you have a little baby buckeye.

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Don’t shoot the messenger but fall is just around the corner! Make sure you check out their beautiful leather boots and shoes for your fall wardrobe. The lines they carry are a little more expensive than some of the other local chains stores, but these brands are high quality.


Whether you’re looking for something to wear to a cookout, dinner date or around the house, they’ll be able to help you out. The ladies who run the shop love to play dress-up and help you mix and match outfits. They also have a small men’s section, but I’ve not spent much time on that side.

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I rarely buy jewelry for myself, but anytime I need a gift for someone, jewelry is my first stop. There’s something about receiving a necklace or earrings that can pull an outfit from drab to fab. The best part about the jewelry they sell is that the majority of it goes towards other causes and charities.

That Place On Main
125 East Main Street
Tipp City, Ohio 45371
Open Tues – Sat, 10am-6pm
Find them on Facebook and Instagram!


Alicia Frandsen originally hails from Indianapolis and is a proud graduate of Miami University. After spending a few years in Nashville working in sports management, she returned to her Midwestern roots by moving back to Ohio. She lives in Troy, where she works for a community foundation and is eager to show the world that even though someone lives in a small town, it doesn’t mean their world is small.