The sun has set on the town of Denver, but the neon sign on Winchell’s Donut House is still aglow. The familiar smell of baking donuts wafts out from the 24-hour establishment's door, drawing night owls in for steaming cups of coffee and french crullers, jelly donuts, and moist chocolate muffins. A shift change occurs come daytime; breakfasters replace nocturnal dwellers, chatting over freshly made bagels, spicy egg sandwiches, and meaty burritos before the lunch crowd shows up. The donut shop also offers delivery services throughout the local area, transporting freshly made pastries directly to a home, office, or secret rendezvous point at an all-vegetable convention.
Ace Hardware's supply-savvy staff leads homeowners through well-stocked shelves, provisioning them with all manner of property-preening products. A fresh can of Ace Paint or Benjamin Moore paint brightens up a sad room or adds the necessary darkness to a nonscary horror closet; to calculate the number of gallons they'll need, shoppers can simply use Ace's helpful paint estimator. Homeowners can illuminate secret projects with a Cooper Lighting halogen work light ($24.99) or mount wall adornments and poltergeist eviction notices using the potpourri of screws cuddled up inside the Walldog decorator kit ($14.99). Embrace outdoor living with Ace's exterior accouterments, which range from grills to outdoor lighting and pest-repelling equipment. Customers with questions need only summon an Ace employee for advice and suggestions, whether they require assistance finding nuts and bolts or adding another basement to the house.
The knowledgeable staff at Foot Locker locations fits customers with athletic footwear and apparel from brands such as Nike, Adidas, and New Balance. Stores with an average 2,400 square feet of selling space stock up on stylish kicks from neon-bright Nike LeBron 9s to monochromatic, retro Air Jordans. Lady Foot Locker targets its wares to women, with a selection of hoodies, sports bras, and other sleek workout clothes, and Kids Foot Locker outfits infants to preteens in duds from grown-up brands such as Adidas and K-Swiss.
For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
Automotive Alliance specializes in scratch and dent repair and auto detailing, and the company has been tapped by car dealerships and rental-car companies for its exceptional work. But you don’t need a whole fleet of cars to benefit from its services. The technicians offer paint touchups and repairs for bumpers, windshields, and minor dents for individual car owners looking to enhance their ride’s image or increase its resale value should they decide to sell or trade it for a horse. But damage isn’t the only thing they address: detailers tackle blemishes, stains, and smudges with hand waxes, buffers, and shampoos to reinstate vehicles' glossy showroom look.
From its beginnings as an online store, Rockin’ Bead has taken its products back into the physical world with the opening of its Aurora store constructed from brick, mortar, calk, and two heaping fistfuls of beads. Seeing a wide selection of beads and stones and settings online is an experience only as wide as your computer screen, but seeing a 20-foot wall lined with over a thousand decorative pieces has caused numerous awe-induced fainting spells.