Take a hub of mid-century Corpus Christi and mash it up with some charming independent shops and restaurants and you’ve got Old Town 6 Points, the city’s first satellite shopping district outside of downtown established way back in the late-1950s.
First purchased in a land deal by E.B. Cole (the same fella who donated the land for our beloved bayside Cole Park), 6 Points is so named for the intersection of thoroughfares Alameda, Staples, and Ayers Streets.
Don’t miss these six great reasons to explore 6 Points:
1. Luciano's Italian Restaurant
When the moon hits your eye like a big plate of antipasto or chicken parmesan served up from original Luciano family recipes, that’s not only amore, that’s Italian! Founded by a returning WWII veteran who owned a few other joints around town, this cozy date-night ristorante has been around since 1964 and still offers favorites like Chicken Tetrazzini and Shrimp Lancianese (named for the old world home of the Lucianos).
2. Bumblebee Antiques
This is Jerry Liedeker’s 30th business, according to an article in the Caller-Times. The sometimes jovial owner of Bumblebee Antiques presides over this veritable rabbit warren of curios and vintage finds, packed floor to ceiling with stuff you definitely need, stuff you definitely do not need, and stuff that’s just fun to look at – then buy. Just plan to spend a generous bit of time sorting through the stacks — this is not someplace you can just buzz through.
3. Price’s Chef
Some cities would give an arm and a leg for the diner culture that Corpus Christi has. That’s why Price’s Chef is not only the go-to comfort-food zone for neighbors but a popular destination for visitors as well. You and your gang can fill a booth or grab some of the glittery seats at the lunch counter, and pretend you’re back from the future like Marty McFly. The breakfasts and lunches are classic hearty diner fare, and on Fridays, they feature great specials like King Ranch Chicken casserole or Beef Tips over Rice. And what 50s dinner would be complete without Jell-O for dessert?
4. Bleu Frog Mercantile
Just like the old-fashioned mercantile, Bleu Frog carries goods to the people – fine art, antiques, gourmet gifts, Texan and coastal home goods, and brand-name fashion lines. It's easy to get lost in here and leave with brand new decor, trinkets, and clothes! And it gets even better — Bleu Frog is connected to Hester's Cafe, making this place your destination for both dining and shopping.
5. Hester's Cafe
When high-school sweethearts and chef/baker team Jason & Hester Rodriguez opened this, their flagship Hester's Cafe in 2006, they set the tone for fresh, scratch cooking innovation in Corpus Christi. Nestled right next to the popular Bleu Frog Mercantile, this Six Points café is a great place to grab a morning coffee, meet friends or take a shopping break. From melt-in-your-mouth bakery delights to invigorating salads and sandwich concoctions, Hester's Cafe has built a community on food, folks, and fellowship.
6. Vintage Shops
Just a hop and a skip away are two locally loved shops sourcing high-quality, pre-loved clothing items! Nextdoor neighbors Playground Exchange and Washed Out are where you will score rare band tees, vintage denim, and streetwear.
BONUS: Sound Vibrations
The Coastal Bend's largest music emporium is Sound Vibrations, which happens to reside right here in 6 Points. They’ve got everything you need – instruments, equipment – literal walls of sound, to get your show on the road!