When Seymour and Esther Fischgrund founded Fish Furniture in 1925, the couple personally stained, painted, and housebroke each piece before sending it home with a customer. Today, Fish Furniture operates a bit more efficiently, but with the same attention to detail and quality. In the eight-plus decades since opening, the business has grown from 2 employees to 70. It features a pair of 40,000-square-foot show rooms, inside of which sit upholstery, bedroom sets, and office trimmings bearing solid-wood construction and the names of well-known manufacturers. Outside the show rooms, Fish's staff travels to homes to provide interior-design advice, and its courtesy touchups mend scuffs and scrapes in a more fashionable manner than haphazardly placed band-aids.
Facelogic's 50-minute signature facial (a $49 value) begins with a skin analysis that targets imperfections and determines the best spot to stash any pilfered bags of diamond dust. An exfoliation and steam will open the pores while a deep cleanser intimidates impurities out of them. Next, as you float weightlessly in a zero-gravity chair that brings back memories of floating inside a cosmonaut's womb, a rejuvenating mask (up to a $30 value) will flood your face in a layer of hydration—reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving circulation, and evening out skin tone and complexion. While the face is getting all of the attention, Facelogic's pampering posse will incorporate a complimentary therapeutic massage (lightly covering the hands, arms, shoulders, neck, face, and scalp) into the treatment. Finally, sculpt frizzled face follicles with your choice of a brow wax (up to a $20 value) or lip wax (a $15 value).
Located within a two-level, 40,000-square-foot showroom, Basista Furniture brags incessantly of an extensive collection of high-quality furnishings to populate multiple rooms in any abode. Test-drive five-piece dinette sets ($599+) and TV entertainment units ($399+), or locate a recliner capable of inducing sleep or acting as a makeshift dinner table ($369+). Basista Furniture also features a multitude of dining room, bedroom, and home-office furniture made by top-quality manufacturers such as Sealy mattresses, Smith Brothers, Stanley, Ashley, Leather Italia, and Best Recliners. The friendly, helpful staff will help patrons conquer their furniture buying fears, and help guide lost seating seekers to their perfect seat receiver.
Four generations of family have manned Kaplan's Furniture & Mattress Gallery since 1936, keeping its expansive showrooms stocked with name-brand pieces and designs from Klaussner Home Furnishings. Customers can count sheep or the ghosts of sheep past on mattress and box-spring sets ($149+) from Serta, Sealy, and Restonic memory foam. Serve spreads on a complete dinette set ($199), or curl up into the cushions of a Designers Mark, Ashley, Lane, or Southern Motion recliner ($199+). Klaussner’s wide selection of fabric choices allows customers to customize many products to match their personal interior-design style or the color of their favorite eye, with Klaussner sofas available in more than 100 fabrics. Kaplan's also has complete living room and bedroom packages available, as well as a wide selection of kid's furniture including loft, bunk, and trundle beds ($299+).
When people come to The Salvage Yard Resale Shoppe to drop off items their family has outgrown, they're greeted by another family: three generations of women who curate well-kept housewares. The constantly changing inventory includes everything from costume jewelry and knickknacks to oil paintings and dishes. There's furniture as well, including family-sized dining tables, upholstered couches, and china cabinets. Shoppers might even get lucky and find local memorabilia, such as vintage Indians or Buckeyes pennants.