The knowledgeable staff at BetterHealth Store helps visitors to navigate a vast inventory of products for natural and nutritious living ranging from aromatherapy oils to gluten-free cookies. Natural, organic, and raw groceries from brands such as Amy's Kitchen and Nature's Path keep home cooking flavorful and wholesome, and a range of supplements, vitamins, and minerals helps to ease health issues, increase energy, or incinerate burritos that have overstayed their welcome. A wide variety of teas and coffees offers options such as fair-trade beans and yerba mate to healthfully wash down each nourishing morsel. Customers can peruse the prepared foods department, which includes salad bars, fresh raw juices, all natural smoothies, specialty sandwiches, and salads.
The independently owned Community Bowling Centers accommodate bowlers of all ages and abilities, featuring bumper-equipped lanes and lightweight balls designed for the hands of pintsize players. At 10 smoke-free locations throughout the region, guests enjoy open hours in addition to league opportunities and special events. The onsite bar serves ice-cold cups of soda or beer, which guests may raise in toasts to friendship and man's ability to hydrate himself. On select evenings, the alley lights turn down and the ethereal illumination of Glow N Bowl takes over with laser-light shows and fog machines. As balls roll down phosphorescent lanes, a sound track of thumping beats and alien distress calls saturates the space.
Originally conceived as a website dedicated to sharing information on rock climbing and mountain biking, Trail's Edge Cyclery opened its first storefront in 2003; a second followed in 2010. The shop's experienced mechanics and sales associates are all cyclists themselves, channeling their love of peddle-based transportation into comprehensive bike-repair, -rental, and -hypnotizing services. Biking gear and climbing gear from Surly, Cannondale, and other leading brands are sold online and at both analog locations in Plymouth and Milford.
Plymouth Nursery’s degreed horticulturists and certified nurserymen can help accessorize gardens by guiding prospective planters through a lush 16 acres of outdoor flora, 12,000-square-foot greenhouse, and newly renovated garden center. Prickly rose bushes, sweet honeysuckles, and more than 100 other plants and shrubs adorn the plant playground outside. Green velvet boxwoods add color to front walkways ($24.99 in 12–15” pots), Quick Fire hydrangeas easily win shootout duels with rabbits ($19.99 in 15–18” pots), and Knock Out roses melt tween hearts with their glistening washboard stems ($24.99 in 15–18” pots). Frolic through the greenhouse to discover rows of fresh water lilies, painted daisies, and ferns, each hand-selected and carefully monitored by gardening experts.
Spanning a century of fashion, Eclectic Attic’s selection of vintage and designer clothes and accessories furnishes fashionistas with ensembles at up to 70% off original retail prices. The consignment shop’s 5,000-piece collection renews its ranks daily, delighting shoppers with cocktail rings, sterling bracelets, and crystal brooches rescued from X-marked spots ($8+) as well as purses and handbags by high-end designers such as Coach, Prada, and Louis Vuitton ($40+). Enhance drab silhouettes by cloaking your body in ready-to-wear designs from Escada, Dior, and Theory ($50+), or improve your reflection in funhouse mirrors with striking accessories such as designer shades and footwear ($60+). Eclectic Attic welcomes consignors to bring in their gently used or never-worn items for appraisal and display in a charming and cozy atmosphere.
The meats and groceries at Pure Pastures come from small family farms in Michigan. Their suppliers raise their animals with sustainable and free-range practices similar to those before WWII, meaning the chickens eat vegetarian feed, the cows, bison, and lamb munch on grass out on the open range, pigs live outdoors, and none of them worry about the nuclear threat. Also none of the animals ever consume hormones or antibiotics, relying on a stress-free environment instead to ensure their health. In this way, the farmers produce organic meats with lower fat content and higher concentrations of healthy nutrients.
When perusing these meats in Pure Pastures' cases, patrons can find the right cut for most recipes. They might pick up grass-fed roasts, soup bones, sirloin steaks, or baby-back ribs, and staffers can track down special cuts should customers need something not in stock. For pre- or post-dinner snacking, Pure Pastures also carries organic cheeses.