Tri-N-Run has a new, exciting location!

Tri-N-Run 1Tri-N-Run, the locally owned running, walking, and triathlon store, has a new location with more modern facilities! They were previously located on Earl Ave. in the Lafayette area but have now relocated to Wabash Landing in West Lafayette. The new location is perfect with the proximity to Purdue University and the many other businesses that neighbor Tri-N-Run. “The new location is great. We are receiving more traffic from being in Wabash Landing and are just really enjoying our new space,” said owner Tami Butts. They are now located close to the trail system, which makes it easier and more convenient to take group runs. Located between Panera Bread and the Verizon store on the front strip you cannot miss the vibrant sign or resist to take a trip in and see what they have to offer along with the outstanding employees’ expert knowledge and exceptional customer service.

Tri-N-Run 3Tri-N-Run has been selected two years in a row by Competitor Magazine as one of the 50 Best Running Stores in America. I have heard and seen nothing but great things from Tri-N-Run. The store is easy to find and so welcoming the second you walk in that door. I am not someone who is a frequent runner but I do enjoy fitness and Tri-N-Run is a place where you can go, whatever your needs and interests may be, and you will be more than satisfied. They have selections ranging from walking and running shoes with different designs to fit your needs to injury prevention tools. The list does not end there. Tri-N-Run has running clothes, swim gear, nutrition products, electronic devices, and so much more!

Tri-N-Run has endless amount of events coming up located across Indiana. Looking for an outdoor activity and to enjoy this beautiful spring weather? Don’t look anymore because Tri-N-Run has events for anyone ranging from beginners to experts. You do not have to be a regular runner, you just have to want to have fun! A list of all the upcoming events and activities can be found here

Tri-N-Run 2Moving to a new location can be stressful and overwhelming but Tri-N-Run is fitting right in at Wabash Landing! They have made the new location feel like home. The store is organized and easy to find what you are looking for. Looking to become motivated this 2015 season but do not know where to start? Worry no longer and stop in Tri-N-Run today to find your exercise essentials and socialize with some of the friendliest people in town!

This blog was shared by Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette Intern and Purdue University Student, Haley.

Dine at Red Seven, Shop at Von’s & Juniper and more!

DSC00794This coming week marks a full year since I made my move up here to West Lafayette from southern Indiana. I have learned so much about the area in such a short amount of time and have truly made myself at home. I’ve hit the majority of the main attractions and visited many parks; however, I have yet to explore the vast amount of local restaurants and shops.

Although I haven’t been to many restaurants, I think I started out my tasting adventure in just the right spot, the Red Seven Bar & Grill. I had always passed by here and thought to myself how nice and trendy it looked, and my expectations were certainly met. I ventured in to meet a welcoming hostess who guided Sara and I to a table. Once I sat down, I was really able to look around at the design of the building. It’s like each section has their very own vibe to it. The area we sat in had an upbeat feel with vibrant artwork, hanging colorful lights, and open space. When I headed to the next section, there was a grand bookcase that covered two walls, and it sat directly by the windows facing Riehle Plaza. It was a very cozy atmosphere. Then the other side of the restaurant featured a bar, colored stain glass, and a view of downtown Lafayette with a lively ambiance. With this fabulous location and contemporary design, the spirited personality of downtown Lafayette is expressed through this single restaurant.


Honey Ancho Glazed Chicken Sandwich and Fries

The architecture of the building was astounding, but the most important part of course is the food, which was even better! The menu featured a good variety of foods to choose from. It had everything from salads, pastas, pizzas, and about every type of meat you can imagine.  It is a good source of just all-around good American food and more! I personally ordered the Honey Ancho Glazed Chicken Sandwich with a side of french fries and caesar salad. My salad came out first, and it was an excellent way to start out my meal and a wonderful first impression. Sara had mentioned that DSC00788it was the best caesar salad she has ever had, and she was not exaggerating! The cheese and dressing they used were absolutely superb! It was just the right portion and made me anxious to taste the rest of the food that was coming, and my Honey Ancho Glazed Chicken sandwich did not disappoint. The sandwich includes grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, bacon and housemade honey ancho chili glaze. The sauce on the sandwich was one of a kind. There was a kick of spice to it as well as a sweet taste that mixed together for the perfect combination. The bacon added a nice crispy texture to top it all off. And of course, no American meal is complete without delicious french fries. I must also say that along with the excellent food and ambiance, the service is very hospitable.

Beautiful dress from Juniper

Beautiful dress from Juniper

Downtown Lafayette shopping is another unique aspect of the town that I have yet to experience.  I love clothing stores, candy shops, home décor stores, and cute, cozy coffee shops that are all featured downtown. I will definitely be making my way over there, but there are a few wonderful shops I’ve had the pleasure of shopping at, Von’s and Juniper. Von’s is a fantastic store that incorporates so many different crafty and creative items. In one single strip mall, Von’s has a dough shop, bookstore, boutique clothing store, and a huge collection of beads (the largest collection in the Midwest)! My favorite parts of the store are the book and clothing sections. They carry a range of books from classics to the newest best sellers. It’s an excellent store to discover a new read for great prices. The clothing section is very beautiful. The clothes are all classy, elegant, and fashionable. These are clothing items that you certainly cannot find in any ole store or shopping mall. You can find the perfect style that fits you best with these original designs.

Juniper features similar clothing types with a variety of name brand clothing as well as new hip lines that are on the rise. The workers there are extremely nice who are always willing to lend a hand and even give you an opinion on different styles. Every woman knows how important that second opinion is when it comes to shopping for a new wardrobe, so why not get the advice from women who know retail best?! You have to keep your eye out for their amazing sales as well! You can really snag some stylish clothing for great prices. Both Von’s and Juniper are in great locations. You can grab a new read from Von’s and head to Greyhouse Coffee across the street to begin your book with a nice cup of coffee, and once you find a chic new outfit at Juniper, you can head over to Starbucks for coffee or the Wabash Landing movie theater to show off your newest purchase.

The amounts of new experiences in the Lafayette area seem endless. There is always something new to try, which always leaves me wanting to explore more! I have started my restaurant and shopping adventures on the right foot by discovering a few great finds. I am excited to venture further and see what else the area has to offer!

Kaley, Visitor Information Specialist and Purdue Student shared this blog.

Looking for high-fashion women’s clothing store without the high price? Check out Juniper!

IMG_3130Looking for high-fashion women’s clothing store without the high price? Then look no further than Juniper. Juniper has tons of great finds for every shape and size. You’ll love Juniper’s eclectic style and chic accessories. This boutique has lots of great items you can’t find anywhere else. Because Juniper sells select styles in limited quantities you can be sure when you buy a top or dress from Juniper you won’t bump into six other girls with the exact same outfit as you. A major plus of local boutiques is the exclusive styles they sell. At Juniper you’ll find a brand-new and completely original outfit for your next special event or for just hanging out with friends.

IMG_3123Juniper is a boutique with a large selection of junior, contemporary and women’s fashions. The shop sells everything from clothing, to jewelry, accessories, and shoes! Juniper has all the newest in-demand styles right now! Every occasion and season is represented on Juniper’s racks. The next time you need a dress for a special date night, Juniper will have you covered! Going out for a night of dancing with your besties? Juniper has an outfit for that too! They’ve also got lots of reasonably priced accessories to make your outfit really pop. The staff at Juniper is super friendly and will be ready to help you find that perfect piece for your wardrobe.

The store itself is beautifully decorated. The multi-colored walls are all painted earthy-tones and detailed stencil art adds the perfect accent to the shop. With lots of great lighting, all wood floors, and contemporary music playing overhead, you’ll feel like you just walked on set to a fashion shoot.

IMG_3128Sometimes we all need a break from our hectic life. If you feel like your shopping experience isn’t what it used to be or if you just need a place to give your tired wardrobe a facelift, Juniper is the boutique for you. Located at 311 Brown Street in West Lafayette, Juniper is the perfect place to get re-inspired about your image.

Kristine, Visitor Information Specialist, for Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette shared this blog.