The staff at Zoots Dry Cleaning extracts stains and stress by pairing eco-friendly dry-cleaning services with the convenience of extended evening and Sunday hours, 24-hour drop-off and pickup services (available at most locations), and an automated drive-thru system. Team members clean clothes, draperies, bedding, and rugs with a biodegradable solvent as opposed to harsh PERC chemicals, and some staff are trained to expertly excise stains from the delicate lace and beadwork of bridal-gown bodices. Most stores also have a tailor on location who is able to alter ensembles in a snap. Customers get e-mail notifications when orders are ready or they can download a smartphone app to keep a close eye on the status of their dirty laundry.
A Plus Tailors and Cleaners frees sullied shirts and blemished blouses from the burdens of being spotted in public—and also alters pants, suits, and gowns for personalized fits. A Plus technicians can remove spaghetti stains from dress shirts, coffee spots from ties, and saliva residue from hot-dog mascot costumes. Through the use of powerful detergents and tender hands, sweaters become filth-free ($3.75), black dresses get restored to mirror-seducing shapeliness ($7.90), and comforters are enabled to warm bodies without the lingering stench of gunpowder from attempts to celebrate the Fourth of July in bed (starting at $20).
At FunFlicks Outdoor Movies’ indoor and outdoor events, sound swells over the chatter of crowds, whose voices hush in the flickering glow of a portable big screen. During showings, the company's staff of cinematic emcees presents VHS, DVD, or Blu-ray reels on an arsenal of high-quality equipment. Audiences as large as 5,000 viewers gather on blankets or lawn chairs, eyes wide at the scenes of romance or attempts to get Darth Vader through airport security that leap from the projector. Hosts can also opt to amplify movie experiences with a theater-style popcorn machine, which kicks out fresh kernels throughout flicks. In addition to motion pictures, FunFlicks’ mammoth silver screens are available for transmitting popular sporting events, including NFL games and documentaries about the dangers of petting a mascot’s cubs.
Before joining local law enforcement and becoming a certified NRA pistol instructor, Rob Curran ascended to the rank of sergeant during his four years of service in the US Marine Corps. Meanwhile, his fellow certified instructor, Denis Donovan, earned his sergeant rank in the US Army after tours in Iraq and Kuwait, and then worked as a police officer and SWAT-team operator. Since 2011, the pair has compiled their expertise in teaching fundamental firearms training to beginners and more advanced defensive techniques to operators of carbine rifles, handguns, and shotguns. In addition to in-depth instruction, Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training outfits customers with its handmade and custom-modeled holsters and magazine carriers.
The range and classrooms inside American Firearms School are training grounds for several types of firearms. Instructors here teach more than 20 classes in handguns, rifles, and shotguns?including many NRA programs. They cover everything from basic techniques to advanced skills, such as shooting amid low light.