Make a day of it when you visit FPB. There’s plenty to do near out stores (although we believe you may just want to spend all day with us at Fabric Place Basement)
Things to do and see when you visit our Alexandria store
Nearby attractions include Old Town Alexandria with its quaint shops and historic buildings, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Alexandria’s Black History Museum and the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame. You are also near the National Harbor and its attractions.
Restaurants in our plaza include Panera Bread, Famous Dave’s Bar-b-que, Friday’s, Chipotle and Subway.
Things to do and see when you visit our Natick store
The MetroWest Visitors Bureau
- Longfellow’s Wayside Inn
The oldest operating inn in the country, situated on 125 acres of grassy fields and woodlands including a grist mill, schoolhouse, exhibit rooms and more. Dining and lodging available.
- Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Nine miles of walking trails through a variety of field, woodland, and wetland habitats offering great opportunities for birdwatching, photography, and sketching.
- New England Wildflower Society Garden in the Woods
The headquarters of the New England Wild Flower Society headquarters, this botanic garden and living museum is host to the largest collection of native plant species in New England, scenic walking trails and a Garden Shop.
- Danforth Art
Focused on American art from 18th century to present day, as well as the School of Boston Expressionism, Danforth Art has a changing schedule of exhibitions highlighting both its own collection and visiting artists and shows.
- Cochituate State Park
A popular regional day use park featuring water based recreational opportunities including boating, swimming, windsurfing, and fishing on its three large lakes.
- Callahan State Park
820 acres located in Northwest Framingham.with seven miles of marked trails for hiking and cross-country skiing and over 100 acres of open fields.
- TCAN Center for the Arts in Natick
TCAN provides a cultural center in the heart of Natick’s revitalized downtown area, where national and emerging artists present performances, literary events, and art exhibitions. TCAN’s historic (c.1875) Summer Street Firehouse building has been carefully restored as a theatre, art gallery and community center.
Travel a little further, but well worth the drive
- New England Quilt Museum
The only institution in the northeast devoted to quilts, this 18,000 square foot space in downtown Lowell, MA holds exhibition galleries, a library and resource center, classrooms, and a museum store. Exhibits feature both antique and contemporary quilts.
- American Textile Museum
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA, tells America’s story through the art, history, and science of textiles. ATHM exhibitions explore the world through the lens of textiles, from the fashions of Hollywood and Princess Diana to the haunting personal stories of Vietnam and the Civil War.
Shop ‘til you drop
Fabric Place Basement is located in the heart in the Natick’s Golden Triangle which includes more than 300 stores at Sherwood Plaza, Shoppers’ World and the Natick Mall. Whether you are looking for luxury brands, your favorite department stores, specialty boutiques or discount stores, you will find them all within a stone’s throw.
Eat! (just a few of our favorite local restaurants)
- Skybokx 109 Gastro Sports
Conveniently located in the same complex as Fabric Place Basement, Skybokx 109 is a sports bar and family restaurant with the friendly welcome of a neighborhood pub and an emphasis on great food and drink.
- Ziti’s Italian Trattoria
Freshly prepared Italian cuisine featuring pastas, pizzas, entrees and salads
- Big Fresh Café
Organic and whole foods from local farms with a Meditteranean twist
- Cheesecake Factory
Over 200 menu selections and famous cheesecake
- The Met Bar and Grill
Hip steakhouse and bar. Don’t miss the burgers
- The Aegean Restaurant
Elegantly presented Greek and American cuisine with and Old World flair
- Ken’s Steak House
Legendary Metro West steakhouse famous for the salads and dressings for more than a half century
- Wayside Inn
Enjoy classic New England fare served in a rustic and historic atmosphere
- Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Burgers, fries and lots of toppings
Useful information, free patterns & more:
- McCall’s Pattern Company http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/
- Vogue Pattern Company http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/
- Kwik Sew Patterns http://kwiksew.mccall.com/
- Fairfield Batting http://www.fairfieldworld.com/
- Dritz Notions http://www.dritz.com/
Learn about these fiber loving groups