A Serenity Now Massage is in the business of bliss. The studio's massage therapists coax muscles into a relaxed state with soothing strokes, and its instructors guide groups toward physical and mental peace during Kundalini yoga and meditation sessions. The studio also sells 1,500-thread-count sheets that encourage blissfully restorative slumber.
Stop 45's owner, Tom Curry, commemorates Avon Lake’s years as a stop on the Lake Shore Electric railroad with this freshly renovated, 2,400-square-foot flavor depot, featuring a remodeled menu brimming with specialty pizzas, savory wraps, and flavorful starters. With the Ohio meat-and-cheese plate, strewn with state-produced Holiday meats and Middlefield cheeses ($9), patrons relish an authentic Ohioan coupling without the risks involved in luring a white-tailed deer up a buckeye tree. Steamed mussels can take a dip in a pool of marinara or luxuriate in a broth of garlic butter and white wine ($9), and ancient-Roman salad dressers bedeck the caesar-style wrap in an ensemble of parmesan and grilled chicken ($8). Stop 45 also hosts an entourage of specialty pizzas blanketed in homemade sauce, including the Hawaiian pizza, whose oven-baked crust sets the stage for a luau of pineapple, banana peppers, and bacon ($15–$19), and the Meatza pizza whose bountiful helping of five meats fuels competitors with enough protein to emerge victorious from heated games of Scrabble ($16–$22).
Only a stone’s throw from Lake Erie, Amber Oaks’ outdoor patio pulses with mid-day light peeking through overhanging trees. As dusk sets in, the turquoise-rimmed glass tables transform to a darker blue, and the twinkling string lights outline the restaurant’s silhouette. Clients, both indoors and out, feast on traditional pork chops, behemoth steaks, Lake Erie perch, and all-you-can-eat frogs legs. For more than 30 years, this has been the norm at Amber Oaks: a cozy family-run eatery with a chef who pledges to only serve made-to-order dishes that are never frozen. On the weekend guests spooling pastas in delicate wine sauce, can treat their ears to weekend jam sessions with Swing City Big Band.
"Fitness made personal" is the motto at Tru Cor Fitness?which makes sense considering founders Corbin and Dane were personal trainers long before they were gym owners. In designing their fitness facility, the duo knew they wanted to create a place that blended the amenities of a large gym with the look and results-oriented approach of a private health club. As such, those who come to Tru Cor will find an expansive list of Cybex training equipment, cardio machines, and free weights, as well as spacious and meticulously maintained locker rooms, and, of course, one-on-one and small group personal training options. In addition, members also have access to a number of group fitness classes ranging from body combat?which is similar to boot camp?to tabata 20/10, where exercisers alternate between 20 seconds of intensive activity and 10 seconds of rest, just like people who play musical chairs for a living.
Under the guidance of owner Tracy McMahon, the fitness instructors at Everyday Active Fitness help clients reach personal health and fitness goals. Fitness classes for participants of all age groups tailor exercise regimens to challenge each individual to strive for optimal health.
In the decades since 1949, as fashion fads such as leather jackets, bell bottoms, and white blazers have come and gone, the stain-removal specialists at Martinizing Dry Cleaner on the west side of Cleveland have held steadfast, cleaning and pressing virtually any garment in-store. At Cleveland’s trio of local family-owned dry cleaners, the staff cleans, alters, and launders everything from dress shirts and gowns to suede shoes and Ugg boots. Combined with the computerized inventory system keeping track of every garment, a home-delivery service keeps pants from getting lost when trying to walk home on their own.