When the big interstates absorbed the bulk of motorists, commerce along the old main roads dried up in some areas, leaving forgotten landmarks at quiet intersections. Many years later, people in sprawling suburbs and busy cities now look for a change of pace with a desire to wander off the beaten path. Escaping stoplights and congested streets, we ventured out into rural Atlanta, Indiana to visit Mercantile 37, a 1940s building with a new cafe and packed showroom of locally-sourced, custom and vintage home goods. Hop on and ride along with us…

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