The Sports Source equips competitive athletes and casual recreationalists with apparel and gear to help them to make the most of their time on the ice, pitch, court, or diamond. Skaters glide effortlessly across frozen ponds after a professional skate sharpening, which whittles down blades for better on-ice control and off-ice sandwich carving. A host of batting cages gives sluggers the chance to test out the store’s vast array of bats, gloves, and helmets. Baseballs launch toward plates at high velocities and bats seek out their stitched targets during five hours of cage time. Customers can check in with the experienced staff members for tips on how to blast home runs and dodge potholes deviously dug into base paths.
While adding miles to his personal odometer, Runner's Gate owner Phil Hoffland has sprinted down the streets of Boston and through the mountains of Honolulu. As a long-distance runner, he's competed in road races and marathons such as the Twin Cities Marathon, the Madison Ironman, the Boston Marathon, the Naples Daily News Half Marathon, the Disney Marathon, and the Honolulu Marathon. He puts equal dedication into his charitable work, having served as a volunteer running coach for the local Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and the athletic director and general manager of several local athletic clubs.
At his shop in Lakeville, Hoffland uses his experience and expertise to outfit runners with the shoes that will keep them safely pounding the pavement. He consults with customers to analyze factors such as foot shape, stride, and mileage estimates, and uses in-shop treadmills to help them select the right level of comfort.
The automotive professionals at Honest-1 Auto Care repair vehicles with a commitment to eco-friendly standards and practices. Technicians tackle every square foot of vehicles with an extensive slate of services, and educate owners on the specific needs of their roadsters. A tiled waiting room supplies TVs, an Internet café, free drinks, and free oxygen. There’s a free shuttle available as well, and the shop offers a complimentary pickup and drop-off service.
The skilled staff at Salon Onyx fuses creativity with precise technique to relax and make over men, women, and kids from head to toe. Whether seeking a soothing spa ritual or a hair upgrade, clients consult with the salon gurus to decide which service best suits their needs. The stylists sling a variety of professional products, including Kevin Murphy, Verb, and Moroccanoil, and provide beverages such as coffee, cocoa, and pop to refresh beauty seekers between treatments. Committed to bolstering beauty for all situations, Salon Onyx also preps wedding-bound patrons.
Becker Furniture World boasts three table-stocked wonderlands with locations in Becker, St. Cloud (Waite Park), and Blaine, as well as a new location opening in Burnsville on Friday. The flagship branch in Becker consists of nearly 300,000 square feet, on-site restaurant, kids play area with complimentary supervision on weekends, and customers can peruse a vast selection of wares from brands such as Sealy, Simmons, Broyhill, Kincaid, Lane, Natuzzi, Rowe, and Stanley. Avoid the hardships associated with training a dog to stay still as you sit on its back by securing a new comfy sofa or dreamy mattress. Area rugs not only boost the ambiance in a domicile, but they also provide an out-of-sight space to sweep unloved Pog collections.