By Kevin Williams
I was on my way back to Cincinnati from Louisville and I thought i’d go off the highway and explore the rural expanses of southeast Indiana. There are some Amish settlements there and one route home would take me right through a crossroads town called Center Square. Center Square is an unincorporated town that sits on Indiana State Route 56. If you look online, I think this place used to be called Center Square Discount Grocery, but the sign clearly says it is now called Dutch Discount Grocery. The local tourism guide says it is an Amish place and the workers all appear Amish (and buggies can be seen in and around the area).
Based just on what I could see in the story this seems to be a more progressive Amish church. The store accepts credit cards and has some sort of electric power source. The address is 10390 North SR 56 north of Vevay. Phone is 812-427-2594 and hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday until 3.
It definitely would be worth visiting if you are in the area. They have an awesome sandwich bar where you can order made-to-order deli sandwiches and eat on tables there. They sold homemade fudge and there was a case of homemade fried pies, but there was only one lonely beat-up looking strawberry cream fried pie left, so I skipped that. But, wow, if you stop by there earlier in the day when they are fresh, I bet they are super.
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