As an Express Certified Honda dealer, Brannon Honda connects drivers to new and preowned models as well as to a slew of speedy express auto services. Factory-trained technicians welcome roadsters into designated services bays, where they rotate tires, replace air filters, or put cars through the paces of a synthetic oil change. Wielding patented tools and hawk-eyed vision, the experts pair services with a comprehensive multipoint inspection that scopes out brake linings, fluid levels, exterior signals, and battery performance. Open six days a week, Brannon Honda’s service center doesn’t require appointments, letting drivers spin through at any time and leaving cars with no prep time to flush performance-enhancing drugs from their systems.
Standard Furniture traces its origins back to 1912, when a local family began traveling through Birmingham, peddling fine household furniture out of a wagon. Four generations later, the business has blossomed into 13 retail stores throughout Alabama and Tennessee, and its century-long commitment to quality furniture and customer service won it the Alabama Retail Association’s Silver Award as one of the Retailers of the Year in 2011. Each gallery abounds with bedroom, living-room, dining-room furniture from top designers, including Lane, along with mattresses in a range of shapes and styles from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Jamison. At each location, a knowledgeable staff awaits to offer design counsel, suggesting pieces that best suit a household’s style or will hold up against a disobedient pet woodchuck.
As Alabama's most-widely circulated newspaper, The Birmingham News has won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for reporting in 2007 and the Alabama Press Association's Award for General Excellence in 2010. With ample coverage of all the newsiest stories in the world of local politics, sports, business, entertainment, and Family Circus, customers can spend a lazy Sunday afternoon becoming well informed on current events. Though it's available at more than 1,500 newsstands in the area, home delivery allows subscribers to never leave the comfort of their pajamas. The newspaper also offers an average of $220 worth of coupons in every Sunday issue, which means the subscription will eventually pay for itself in savings on groceries, clothes, and used Soviet submarines.
Just Right Costumes speeds up heart rates with sexy costumes and bedroom apparel and accessories. Halloween costumes allow dressing up as little devils, mummies, or naughty witches for the spooky night. Meanwhile, a collection of sexy costumes includes schoolgirl uniforms, nurse outfits, and bunny tuxes for any night. Babydolls, corsets, and bustiers replace such normal bedroom attire as nightgowns and mummy wraps. To boot, there’s a variety of accessories available from stockings to angel wings that help enhance a character or outfit.