A member of Landscape Ontario, Hasselman Landscaping & Garden Centre cultivates a garden of ornamentations, seeds, and plants for potting with high standards of quality. The brick-patio bound arboretum girds gardens with herbal and floral seeds such as California mission bell poppies ($1.89), or fruitful bounties with blue crop blueberries ($25.99) and other small fruit plants. Root peanut butter-based soil with a granny smith apple tree ($59.99) for delicious results, and ease feats of trowel prowess with hand-hugging Botanically Correct gloves ($8.99). Gardeners may also choose to invite avian allies or miniature granola fans with a round glass bird feeder ($19.99) plucked from the open shed's wooden rafters. Hasselman guarantees a full store credit refund for defective products, including turncoat topiaries.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
For more than 10 years, Buffalo Fleece & Outerwear has specialized in both utility and fashion, monitoring runway trends as well as the latest innovations of outerwear brands. Raincoats and activewear designed by companies such as Patagonia and Dansko keep bodies comfortable indoors or out, and SmartWool socks protect hikers' and floor keyboardists' feet from blisters. Alongside outdoor wear, the boutique also stocks business attire and formalwear for adults and playwear for adventuresome kids.
Valu Auto Care Centers' ASE-certified technicians look under the hoods and slide beneath undercarriages to identify and fix automotive maladies. The centers keep cars rolling smoothly and efficiently through several services, including air-conditioner tune-ups, muffler repair, state inspections, and oil changes. Valu Auto Care Centers has repaired cars for the past 20 years at locations in both Florida and western New York.
Since 1969, Uncle Sam's Army Navy Outfitters has been importing fatigues and accessories from the military branches of more than 26 countries. Russian gas masks, Canadian desert boots, and WWII-era British army helmets sit alongside an inventory of brand-new outdoor gear, including GPS units, tents, and sleeping ponchos. All these utilitarian collectibles occupy a cavernous 400,000-square-foot warehouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who was a prominent celebrity pacifist.:m]]
Brandon Tallau and Samantha Tagliarino founded OffBeat Emporium to give new character to vintage furniture pieces that would otherwise be taking up space in a landfill. Tallau and Tagliarino along with their crew of artists, restore furniture and home accessories back to the original quality or transform it into an offbeat piece with bold colors and patterns.