At Playground World, children slide, soar, and bounce through a safe and spacious party room packed with playground equipment. For two hours, up to 14 adventurous tykes can frolic unbridled aboard Woodplay Play Systems, wooden forts, climbing walls, monkey bars, and swing sets. Netted trampolines offer safe springing, and a series of Goalsetter basketball hoops unleash each child's inner Kareem Abdul McFly. Parents can stash their own refreshments in the party room's refrigerator, ensuring that ice-cream cakes won't turn into milkshakes. Playground World requires one adult for every four children attending the birthday party to help ensure safe play and to officiate arguments over who gets the corner slices of cake. Groupon customers should adhere to the party guidelines.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
One of the East Coast's best-known members-only wholesale retailers, BJ’s Inc. serves more than six million members in 201 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, savvy shoppers knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, members can stock up on economy-sized groceries—including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials—grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of the club's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $3.2 million to charitable organizations.
Gordon and Anya Kwan are the owners of Avon Ballroom, a 5,000-square-foot facility outfitted with two ballrooms, a lounge, and an onsite boutique. At Avon Ballroom, they lead classes in a variety of ballroom styles for dancers of all ages and skill levels, whether they’re dancing for fun or fitness or with professional ambitions. Their sessions include private and group instruction, as well as fun dance parties that allow students to mingle, socialize, and test out new movies in a fun atmosphere. Their onsite store also outfits students with appropriate dance attire, shoes, and costumes.
This spring, locals voted The Hen 'n The Ivy the favorite florist in the Avon Patch annual poll. The family-owned flower and plant shop takes pride in their friendly customer service and fast delivery—they can deliver flowers the same day they're ordered. Inside the aromatic shop, they bundle blooms into seasonal bouquets or themed arrangements for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Flowers and tropical plants can also sprout from decorative pots and dish gardens, making them ideal for long-lasting gifts that say "congrats", "thank you", or "I'm sorry I bought you a head of broccoli last year."
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.