The Shoppes at the Helendorf
Alpine Candy Mine
Located right off of Main Street between the Old Time Photo Shop and the Helendorf, sits the Alpine Candy Mine. Unique in its décor resembling the inside of a mining cave, the store is home to the largest gumball machine in Helen at 6’ 9”! Inside the mine you will find some of your favorite old time candy, bulk candy and kid favorites of today. There is also a freezer stocked with some of your favorite ice cream treats, including King of Pops popsicles. All the mine carts are filled with goodies for ages 1 to 101! Astro Pops to Toxic Waste! RC Cola and Moon Pie to Ramune soda and Pocky. The Alpine Candy Mine is open late Friday and Saturday evenings in case you need a snack or get a late night sweet tooth!
Old Tyme Portraits
Step back in time with a visit to Old Tyme Portraits and make fun memories of an 1800’s saloon, Victorian parlor, hillbilly, bathtub, jail and 1920’s gangster scenes! Old Tyme Portraits is located in the Shoppes of the Helendorf next to La Cabana Express on Helen’s Main Street. Be sure to shop their collection of barn wood frames, antique mats and even Wanted Posters … starring YOU! Your portraits are processed within 5 minutes and you’re on your way to capturing a memory of days gone by!
La Cabana Express
Located in the Shoppes of the Helendorf right on Helen’s Main Street, the Valdez family established La Cabana to provide authentic Mexican food in a fun, casual environment.. Try all the fantastic Nachos, Fajitas, Carnitas, Tacos, Carne Asada, Camarones ala Diabloand and more—no food too hot to eat!