An unlocked door led to an unexpected booming start on Trek Bicycle Store's accidental first day of business. While readying the establishment for an official opening later in the week, a worker forgot to latch the front door, and a stream of customers poured into the shop, purchasing nearly 20 bikes in a matter of hours. The momentum has continued through the intervening six years as first-time customers become regulars, reveling in the attention heaped on them by a staff with backgrounds in street cycling, BMX riding, and mountain biking. Wielding skills acquired during 25 years of working with two-wheelers, Jeff, the store's cofounder, delights in explaining to guests the inner workings that make each piece of equipment function and the puppy that makes each handlebar basket necessary.
As patrons recline on couches in the lounge area, the store's crew embarks on fundraising rides or prepares to host customer-appreciation events beneath gleefully crowded racks of cruisers, road bikes, and mountain bikes. Organized jaunts around the area familiarize new riders with safe routes free of crossings for glaciers and other unpleasant obstacles.
Corine Young knows firsthand how facial blemishes can affect your life. Growing up, she was plagued by acne, which left her with noticeable scars into her adulthood. It wasn't until she started receiving chemical peels that she finally felt at peace with her skin. This experience made her appreciate the skincare industry and fueled her passion to become a trained aesthetician at the Acaydia School of Aesthetics. Today Corine helps others obtain healthy, glowing complexions at Relik Salon and Spa.
Armed with Image skincare products, Corine customizes each service to fit her clients’ needs, from reducing the appearance of fine lines to shrinking enlarged pores so they can no longer be used to store spare change. Corine also shows off her aesthetic skills when performing three types of facials, chemical peels blended from organic passionfruit and lactic acid, and Brazilian-wax treatments.
CP Underground maintains a rolling inventory of Apple-device-compatible products, including lightning cables, USB adapters, armbands, and novelty iPhone cases—even one with a built-in bottle opener. So its customers can feel secure about their purchases, the business also offers a 30-day limited warranty on all its products.
There are knives on the tables at Rib City Grill, but you won't need them if you order the baby-back ribs. These ribs are basted in signature barbecue sauce, smoked until they're fall-off-the-bone tender, and then slow-cooked over hardwoods. The eatery's cooks even back their baby-back ribs with a bold claim?if you have to use a knife, they're on the house.
Baby-back ribs aren't the only specialty at Rib City Grill. Diners can also chow down on St. Louis?style ribs, burgers, and pulled-pork sandwiches on jumbo buns. Sides such as three-cheese fries sprinkled with bacon bits and fried okra round out meals, along with glasses of beer.
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In crowded classrooms, it's easy for the needs of individual children to be overlooked. Despite the best efforts on the parts of teachers and students alike, all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Sylvan Learning Center's nationwide network of tutors and resources seeks to fill in educational gaps and keep flagging students from elementary to high school up to speed.
Whether children struggle with reading, writing, or solving the complex logarithms necessary to get their jetpacks airborne, Sylvan's learning gurus help them chart a course through learning roadblocks. Initial skills assessments determine where students fit into the Sylvan tutoring regimen with a series of tests, diagnostic tools, and interviews. With a greater understanding of the needs of each student, tutors create custom approaches to keep students engaged and in command of the fundamentals.