Although West Hartford Center has a traditional small-town green, it exudes “downtown pizzazz.” Locals and regulars from nearby, as well as visitors from far and wide, enjoy the Center’s ample off-street parking, compact size, wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and leisurely pace. Restaurants are the main attraction. A good number of the region’s best are concentrated in a few blocks shoulder to shoulder with a cluster of cafés, pubs, pizza and sandwich shops. Many have seasonal outdoor tables. Its one-of-a-kind boutiques and its specialty shops such as Penzeys Spices, Daswani stylish men’s clothing, Central Optica with trendy eyewear, Becker’s exclusive jewelers, Herb’s Sports, Jos. A. Bank, Lux Bond and Green and Pfau’s Hardware. New shops responding to the latest trends regularly join them.