By the 1890’s, McAlester’s main retail corridor migrated two miles south, from Old Town to Downtown. The heart of Downtown is on Choctaw Avenue from Main Street to Fifth Street, stretching north to Carl Albert Parkway and south to Wyandotte Avenue. Numerous storefronts sell apparel, home decor, housewares, gifts, and more. A variety of restaurants are available to satisfy your appetite after a day of leisurely shopping. Be sure to visit the Whispering Meadows Winery at Choctaw Avenue and First Street, which features its own wines, gourmet food, and gifts. Next door, peruse the work of various artists at SOFA Art Gallery.