places to check out:
powerHouse Arena - a nice spacious bookstore with a great selection of books
halcyon - record shop with decently priced records.
reRun theater - this is an awesome theater. first of all, they only play independent films and its only $5. second of all, there is a bar in there and you can drink before the movie starts. and third: mom & pop's corn. oh my goodness!
& reBar - the restaurant in front of the reRun theater.