Framed by Kosal's archivists comb a vast inventory of conservation materials to retrieve mats and mouldings that best showcase each client's valuables. By giving special attention to each custom framing order, the archivists carry on a tradition that began when the shop first began preserving artwork, keepsakes, and entire refrigerator doors. From in-store to at-home consultations, staff members guide customers toward the framing materials that optimize beauty and longevity. In addition to framing, Framed by Kosal's specialists offer photo restoration and large-format photo printing, and stock the store with a wide selection of art.
When you bite into a burger from Moe's Burger Joint, you might feel like you've traveled back in time. The burgers here have a classic taste evocative of those from a 1950's soda shop. To achieve that taste, cooks grill juicy patties of high-quality beef, pile on toppings such as caramelized onions and housemade chili, and croon doo-wop songs at the finished product for good measure. They also craft burgers with turkey, grilled chicken, or veggie patties to accommodate a variety of diets and preferences.
If you're not in the mood for a burger, you can still indulge in an all-beef hot dog or lighter options such as salads and wraps. Beer-battered onion rings and sweet-potato fries serve as crispy sides, and cool, creamy sips of freshly mixed milkshakes punctuate bites. Even the setting here is a treat; Moe's Burger Joint is located within Arcade Mall, an historic structure with a Victorian stepped-glass roof.
Rockwell Art and Framing has been involved in the community since 1987. In 2002, Stephen Rockwell Desloge acquired multiple art galleries and framing stores, consolidating them into one entity at multiple locations.
Among the paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works of art displayed at each gallery, professional staffers perform a variety of services, such as custom framing and restoration. They're also happy to provide in-home consultations, picture hanging, personalized portraits, art appraisal, or custom commissions. Three Rockwell shops are home to galleries that display rotating exhibits from featured artists. These exhibits range from paintings and photography to museum-quality documents and artifacts, such as an 1842 edition of the Declaration of Independence. Rockwell Art and Framing also actively supports the local community and beyond. Among other things, the shop has collected hundreds of donated art for a charity sale that raised over $25,000 for Save the Children, an organization that has helped thousands of families recover after the earthquake in Haiti.
The award-winning editorial staff at Connecticut Magazine packs the monthly publication with articles about local shops, restaurants, and houses. The home-and-garden section examines immaculate abodes, travel articles showcase exceptional weekend getaways, and entertainment features profile exciting happenings throughout the state. Once a year, the Best of Connecticut feature highlights extraordinary eateries and entertainment options, anointing these establishments with incandescent compliments and gold-star stickers.
In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.