The Grand Village Shops is the perfect place to enjoy great shopping in Branson. This retail center in Branson was acquired by a private investor group led by Evanston, Illinois-based CenterCore Properties which include principals of Branson-based Commercial One Brokers.
Beautifully located in Branson’s famous entertainment district, the Grand Village Shops is home to a mix of retail shops including the new Back In Time Toys, Sugar Leaf Bakery & Café, Hard Luck Diner, Serendipity: Jewelry Arts & Whimsy, Dickens Gift Shoppe, and many more.
While shopping in this fascinating place, you’ll get to see singing waiters entertain shoppers while you enjoy diner style food and scrumptious ice cream from the soda fountain at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner. If you want your kids to see an array of collection of old toys, bring them to Back In Time Toys where they are sure to enjoy one of a kind shopping in Branson. Back in Time Toys is a vintage toy store at the Grand Village Shops that buys and sells classic toys. They carry nostalgic toys such as pedal cars, classic toy figures, old board games, and more. They also carry new name brands like Melissa & Doug and Fisher Price.
Back in Time Toys was started by Jon Morris in 2013. With his admiration of unique toys, it spurred him to take his love for collecting old toys and turn them into something bigger. When Cole Camp first opened, they weren’t sure what to come next. The store had both vintage and new toys but all old fashioned. No cell phones, computer, or video games in there. But it turned out to be an exciting adventure. Locals and visitors alike come to see what they have and even bought toys from their childhood — such a fascinating shopping spot in Branson to reminisce old toy memories and purchase unique gifts.
Back in Time Toys grew even more in 2015 and soon a new opportunity presented itself in Branson. After the TIA fair in New York in February, Jon found a place at the Grand Village Shops, and he knew it was the perfect place. Immediately toys were ordered, displays built, and staff hired. Back in Time Toys in Branson is a dream come true for Jon. Many people from across the country come to visit Branson, and many of them peep at Back in Time Toys. The store hopes to continue to display your favorite toys in many locations. When you visit this toy store, you’ll travel back in time to your childhood memories, and you can find new ones to give to your children and grandchildren.
Your shopping at Grand Village is not complete without tasting at least one delicious meal from Mel’s Hard Luck Diner. Home of original singing servers in Branson, the restaurant’s cashiers, hosts, and cooks are also professional singers, songwriters, and musicians. Mel’s Hard Luck Diner offers every visitor a memorable dining experience seasoned with great entertainment. At Mel’s, you can choose one of your favorites from the full-service menu which ranges from country fried steak to shrimp to pot roast. To enjoy your meal, you can top it off with one of their famous Root Beer Malts and one of Branson’s most significant banana split.
If wearing jewelry is your passion, Serendipity Jewelry & Whimsy is the place to go to buy unique, one-of-a-kind, and affordable jewelry. To enjoy satisfaction, Serendipity incorporates lapidary arts, wire wrapping, metalsmithing, beading, steampunk, metal casting, and more. What you won’t find at Serendipity are overpriced, overmarketed, imported, and trademarked brand names that every jewelry store in the country carries.
Dickens Gift Shoppe is another great store to visit at Grand Village Shops which features jewelry, scarves, lawn and garden, and souvenir items. Dickens Gift Shoppe is more than just a souvenir shop. They also offer jams, jellies, and other sweet treats including their famous Cream and Butter Fudge. They have all the best flavors featuring Tiger Butter, Snickers, and Mint Chocolate Swirl, to name a few. They also make Sucrose Free, made with Splenda.
So, if your kids want to see an array of classic toys, bring them to Back in Time Toys at the Grand Village Shops in Branson. When you visit this toy store, you’ll travel back in time and reminisce your childhood memories as you see tons of old toys, but you still can find new ones to give to your children and grandchildren.