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BEST PLACE TO SHOP MOM AND POP

Northwest Charlotte County

The Englewood/Rotonda West area is a chamber of commerce’s dream. Small businesses thrive here and noticeably outrank the big chains. Super Day Express at McCall and Gasparilla roads may look like a regular gas station, but those in the know go inside for homemade desserts, ribs and pizza. McCall is also home to locally grown restaurants, ice cream parlors, a bead shop, a cobbler, a baker and probably a candlestick maker. Travel Placida Road south from McCall and you’ll find at least a dozen great restaurants and not a single chain eatery.

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