The shops of Cape May’s Washington Street Mall are privately or family owned. Several have been in the same families for generations. Awnings are still cranked down to shelter merchandise from the morning (or evening) sun. Merchants can still be seen sweeping the sidewalks in front of their shops. Ice cream parlors sidewalk cafes and restaurants are everywhere offering oases of refreshment. Flowers abound. In the summer the Mall is the place to explore after dinner and before the bands start. Enjoy the many fine stores and restaurants on Cape May’s Washington Street Mall during the winter months when shopping is a pleasure. With knowledgeable merchants many special services and a large variety of merchandise at great prices you’ll discover Cape May’s year round charm.