Signature service: Private Art Instruction Events
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 2?3 hours
Pro Tip: Instructor is an experienced, educated artist and teacher. Adults and kids K?12 will love her classes.
Sidney Sweeper & Vacuum stocks a variety of bags and belts, but it's not a clothing store. Instead of accessorizing outfits, staff members focus their efforts on repairing, maintaining, and selling vacuum cleaners. Technicians trained in the electronics-refurbishing arts revive broken units from a number of brands, including Oreck and Electrolux.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing lifelong Texans and reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and more. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a bevy of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Household powerables are also available, including 24-packs of Energizer AAs for bulk buyers, an Energizer 9V alkaline battery for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes, and one case of Lite Brite fuel, distilled from corn syrup and Olympic silver medals. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission that traces its roots back to 1954, when an influx of railroad workers contributed to a stark, sudden rise in homelessness in Omaha. Pastor Jerry Dunn opened the original Open Door Mission on 13th and Douglas Streets to provide food and shelter for the workers. In the ensuing decades, the mission has grown into a multifaceted support system for those in the cycle of homelessness, providing food and shelter, personal and professional development programs, permanent housing, and outreach for women and families.
Soggy Paws Omaha is the creation of dog lover Paul Rathe, who experienced an open, friendly dog-washing experience in southern California and decided to recreate it. Now, with the help of talking and robotic dogs, he and his staff offer customized wash kits to dog owners so that they can wash their own dogs in open tubs. Additionally, they work to provided filler-free dog food brands, training classes, and daycare where they tucker out pets with fun, safe play and not through stress, emotional exhaustion, or having them chase animatronic cats.
Dogs don’t see the full rainbow, so they don’t appreciate the emerald-hued walls at The Green Spot. Instead, pups follow in the smells of organic and all-natural foods and treats for canines and felines. The products are made without fillers such as corn, wheat, or teddy-bear stuffing, and colorful toys and supplies hang from the walls. Near displays of dog mats made from recycled materials, visitors flush dirt and debris from their pooches’ coats at the self-serve dog wash. The murmur of conversation drifts from the pet-friendly lounge, where owners meet up to sip coffee and discuss methods for training dogs to stop burying so many time capsules.