At Dog E. Woggy's K-9 Playtime, qualified canine supervisors watch precious pets as they rest, frolic, and make new friends amid cage-free play spaces, beds, and boarding units. Pooches romp amid padded rubber toys, watchful human minders, and 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas during recess sessions that promote healthy exercise and development of social skills. Private playgroups safely separate pets into bunches based on energy level and size, while two-hour dog birthday parties see staff members treating lucky pups to cakes and explaining the meaning of birthdays to befuddled animals. Nearby, Sophie's Salon beckons to mud-covered dogs and their exasperated owners, pampering four-legged dirt magnets with brushing, shampoo, teeth cleaning, nail polishing and grooming from a certified technician. Within the well-stocked barktique, treats and food items made from human-grade ingredients elicit impressive tricks from hungry hounds.:m]]
Art isn't merely housed at Artisan Works—it's born here. The 40,000-square-foot facility includes galleries showcasing thousands of regional artists as well as onsite studios where creators pour their imaginations onto canvas, wood, and clay. You can watch them while they work as you check out the paintings and sculptures in the galleries. A non-profit organization, Artisan Works relies on individual and corporate support for funding.
The quick and convenient UPS Store is a three-headed office chimera belching forth flame-free shipping, printing, and office necessities. Its packaging experts take the hassle out of shipping Faberge bicycles to far off regions with custom-made boxes ($2-$15) for fragile and irregularly shaped items. Customers can cast their bundles off in their own optimum time frames, using one of the full range of UPS shipping options, including next-day air, ground, and international shipping. With the luggage box, customers may choose to accompany their picaresque possessions by checking the box or using it as a carry-on. Printing services at The UPS Store sculpt stacks of B&W copies for $0.03 each or color copies for $0.19 each, while mailbox rentals ($20-$30) equip business owners with notification services and 24-hour access to an actual street address, rather than a PO box or a peach basket stapled to the wall.
The chefs at Great Northern Pizza Kitchen draw upon Italian, Greek, and American culinary traditions while topping pizzas. After tossing crusts by hand, they turn to blue cheese, buffalo sauce, shredded pork, morsels of feta, and pico de gallo. Though some toppings seem adventurous, the mac 'n' cheese pizza and the potato-skin pie, a combination of bacon, sliced potatoes, and cheddar cheese, call to mind simple comfort foods. Tables clatter with plates of salads, pastas, and sandwiches in an 80-seat dining room with exactly enough spots for the 10 families cloned from the Brady Bunch.
Lynne Maher holds a Level I certification from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, as well as an organization certification from QC Design School. But the credentials mean nothing without the empathy and caring it takes to consolidate and systematize people's personal things. That's why Lynne describes herself as a 'confidential' professional organizer. She understands that while some projects are simple, others are far more sensitive, such as hoarding situations. Clients can also solicit Lynne for packrat storage consultations, closet organization, or cleverly hiding a roommate's things until the rent's been paid.
After adoring the eclectic style of city boutiques, Pamela Kramer opened Urban Essentialz, a shop packed with funky housewares, gifts, and fashion. Bath products from Pre de Provence pamper with quadruple-milled French soaps ($6.95/250g) and organic shave soap ($18), the preferred cheek-smoother of Rip Van Winkle. Stylistas can browse a huge selection of scarves and accessories, such as a bright pashmina ($22.50) and bold jewelry ($18+). Home goods, such as a pewter table clock ($24.50) and a hand-painted curio chest ($36), blend practicality with style, and a window-mounted Swarovski crystal rainbow maker ($27.95) casts rainbows on walls to brighten rooms or summon a legion of battle-ready Care Bears.