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#1 BFGould

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 20:58

Hello,

I recently relocated roughly 2,300 miles and am still trying to find my way around my new town. Is anyone out there from the Indianapolis area and able to recommend a decent stationery or pen shop? I'd also be open to recommendations of shops in Cincinnati or Chicago as I plan to travel to both of those cities very soon. Thanks for the assistance!

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 21:27

I live in Indy and I will give you a basic summary

Pen stores:
1- Paradise Pen
8702 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240-7621
(317) 581-9192

2- Hardwicke's Pipe & Tobacco
743 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1962
(317) 257-5915 ‎

3- Avalon Jewelers
275 South Main Street
Zionsville, IN 46077-1622
(317) 873-0470

Paper wise; I buy my paper from staples & Barnes & noble. Avalon Jewelers also own private reserve; So I get my ink from them as well.

If you have any further questions; PM me. and welcome to Indy

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:09

Hardwicke's also has a shop on the circle downtown, though the Broad Ripple store has a much better selection.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:20

Spending the day in Zionsville is one of my favorite things to. Avalon is great fun to visit. There is a cat wondering around and the proprietor is just wonderful to chat with.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:26

So ... then ... what about Chicago? The only stationery store I've found there (Watertower) was pretty pedestrian, although they did have a few unusual pens.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:33

@pkoko: Is Paradise Pen INSIDE Keystone at the Crossing (I guess that's officially The Fashion Mall now)? I'm a Broadripple native and haven't set foot inside the mall in years and don't recall seeing it in my travels around that area. Granted, my travels in that area are fairly limited and infrequent - most of what I need I can get here in the 'Ripple.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 04:23

@pkoko: Is Paradise Pen INSIDE Keystone at the Crossing (I guess that's officially The Fashion Mall now)? I'm a Broadripple native and haven't set foot inside the mall in years and don't recall seeing it in my travels around that area. Granted, my travels in that area are fairly limited and infrequent - most of what I need I can get here in the 'Ripple.


Yes the Paradise Pen is inside the fashion mall on the side that is away from Cheese Cake factory. There is a finish line, a rug store and I believe lens crafters next to them.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 13:06

Danke. I'll have to check that out.
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 04:53

I am saddened to say that paradise pen in the fashion mall has closed down... They are online only... :crybaby:
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:06

I also recommend Avalon Pens in Zionsville. Great customer service.
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 13:33

In Chicago, Century Pens in the loop is fantastic. The owner, Ed Hamilton, is a class act, to say the least, and demonstrates daily that customer service is truly not dead.

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Hello,

I recently relocated roughly 2,300 miles and am still trying to find my way around my new town. Is anyone out there from the Indianapolis area and able to recommend a decent stationery or pen shop? I'd also be open to recommendations of shops in Cincinnati or Chicago as I plan to travel to both of those cities very soon. Thanks for the assistance!

Sincerely,

B.F. Gould



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Posted 30 July 2011 - 17:43

Since you mentioned Cincinnati, I'll throw in Louisville, KY which is a straight shot down I65 from Indy. Edgar's is on the campus of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I've not been there, but hope to go soon. Here are two links referencing it:

http://louisquill.bl...untain-pen.html

http://www.sbts.edu/...enities/edgars/

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 23:57

As noted, Paradise Pens in the Fashion Mall closed on or about July 1, 2011. Hardwicke's and Avalon are great choices. Avalon is especially good for conversation about, well, anything!

Would also second the Century Pens recommendation; please note, though, that they are only open Monday through Friday if I recall correctly.

Haven't been to Appointments in Cincinnati in some years, but I recall it being a nice store and a very helpful staff.

Finally, mark your calendar for the Ohio Pen Show the first weekend in November. Columbus is just 3 hours away!

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 17:11


@pkoko: Is Paradise Pen INSIDE Keystone at the Crossing (I guess that's officially The Fashion Mall now)? I'm a Broadripple native and haven't set foot inside the mall in years and don't recall seeing it in my travels around that area. Granted, my travels in that area are fairly limited and infrequent - most of what I need I can get here in the 'Ripple.


Yes the Paradise Pen is inside the fashion mall on the side that is away from Cheese Cake factory. There is a finish line, a rug store and I believe lens crafters next to them.



Last time I was at the mall, I saw that Paradise Pen is now closed:(

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 15:25

I live in Indy and I will give you a basic summary

Pen stores:
1- Paradise Pen
8702 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240-7621
(317) 581-9192

2- Hardwicke's Pipe & Tobacco
743 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1962
(317) 257-5915 ‎

3- Avalon Jewelers
275 South Main Street
Zionsville, IN 46077-1622
(317) 873-0470

Paper wise; I buy my paper from staples & Barnes & noble. Avalon Jewelers also own private reserve; So I get my ink from them as well.

If you have any further questions; PM me. and welcome to Indy


Sadly Paradise Pen has been removed from the Keystone Fashion mall! Closest one is not Ohio?! Makes the fashion mall just, well... less fashionable!!
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 15:27



@pkoko: Is Paradise Pen INSIDE Keystone at the Crossing (I guess that's officially The Fashion Mall now)? I'm a Broadripple native and haven't set foot inside the mall in years and don't recall seeing it in my travels around that area. Granted, my travels in that area are fairly limited and infrequent - most of what I need I can get here in the 'Ripple.


Yes the Paradise Pen is inside the fashion mall on the side that is away from Cheese Cake factory. There is a finish line, a rug store and I believe lens crafters next to them.



Last time I was at the mall, I saw that Paradise Pen is now closed:(


Yes they are gone. They were close to teavana and next to papyrus, near lovesac (giggle). I can't believe they closed!!!
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 15:30

In Chicago, Century Pens in the loop is fantastic. The owner, Ed Hamilton, is a class act, to say the least, and demonstrates daily that customer service is truly not dead.

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Hello,

I recently relocated roughly 2,300 miles and am still trying to find my way around my new town. Is anyone out there from the Indianapolis area and able to recommend a decent stationery or pen shop? I'd also be open to recommendations of shops in Cincinnati or Chicago as I plan to travel to both of those cities very soon. Thanks for the assistance!

Sincerely,

B.F. Gould


I believe there are some over in Columbus Ohio area but I don't know about Cincinnati. BF Gould.. any relationship to the Indianapolis solenoid company?
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#18 Indy_Pen_Dance

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 19:29

I just found this thread and seeing the "Stationers" name sure brought back some good memories.

As many have pointed out Pen Paradise is closed. Avalon is a must visit for anyone in the area. As StyloBug33 mentioned a day in town is very enjoyable. Be sure to lunch at the Friendly Tavern, which is across the street from Avalon. Don't come to town on Sunday as the streets roll up on Saturday early until Monday.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:35


In Chicago, Century Pens in the loop is fantastic. The owner, Ed Hamilton, is a class act, to say the least, and demonstrates daily that customer service is truly not dead.

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Hello,

I recently relocated roughly 2,300 miles and am still trying to find my way around my new town. Is anyone out there from the Indianapolis area and able to recommend a decent stationery or pen shop? I'd also be open to recommendations of shops in Cincinnati or Chicago as I plan to travel to both of those cities very soon. Thanks for the assistance!

Sincerely,

B.F. Gould


I believe there are some over in Columbus Ohio area but I don't know about Cincinnati. BF Gould.. any relationship to the Indianapolis solenoid company?

No relationship that I'm aware of. It might be worth looking into though!


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 15:40

Spending the day in Zionsville is one of my favorite things to. Avalon is great fun to visit. There is a cat wondering around and the proprietor is just wonderful to chat with.


Oh! I absolutely love Bear (The 11yr old black cat). I love downtown Zionsville. Great day walking the streets and mom & pop not big box stores!
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