With quaint shops, unique gifts and one-of-a-kind souvenirs, Catalina shopping has long been a favorite activity for residents and visitors alike.
Thanks to some dramatic renovations, Catalina Island has a new place to shop. The Shops at Atwater, formerly known as the Atwater Arcade, provide a range of gift and souvenir opportunities. Located below the Atwater Hotel and home to the Avalon Post Office, the Shops at the Atwater can be entered either from Sumner Avenue or Metropole Avenue, across from Vons. Chet’s Hardware, which has long anchored the area, is a great spot to stop in for housewares and home improvements. Tradewinds and Steamer Trunk, on the Sumner Avenue side, have long been favorite spots to discover irresistible treasures and they continue to entice shoppers. New to the area, but not new to Avalon are Jewels of Interest, formerly Family Jewels, and Carlota’s Mexican Shop, both of which moved from the El Encanto, which is being transformed into a high-end spa.
In among the Shops at Atwater, you’ll also find Catalina Island Vacation Rentals new office, which it shares with Catalina Island Real Estate. Our two sister companies work together and the shared office space allows the synergy between the two to flourish. The new office space has a dramatic accent wall and new open floor plan.
The space surrounding the Shops at the Atwater has been transformed, with bright paint and added architectural details. The area will continue to be a place to discover, with new tenants planned, including a coffee bar.