The knowledgeable staff at BetterHealth Market 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.
The stylists and technicians at Beau Chic Salon & Boutique keep their clients looking trendy by staying abreast of current cuts and coloring techniques. Their advanced training shows in their bold highlights and glamorous updos, and their dedication to great customer services shines through when they treat their clients like family.
The team at Pure Pastures can tell you exactly where their meat comes from: Creswick Farms and Roseland Organic Farms. These two 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 bison hot dogs, sirloin steaks, or ground elk patties, 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.
The artisans at Frameworks have designed more than 300,000 pieces since they first opened in 1975. Their skilled designers print, mat, and frame photos of all sizes in-house with materials culled from their three retail locations and warehouse facilities. While artisans fill shadowboxes with sports and entertainment memorabilia, staffers keep shelves stocked with fine art prints. Imaging specialists artfully enhance, edit, and enlarge photos to create striking decorative pieces, such as a family portrait to adorn your mantlepiece or a picture of your oven to keep your toaster from forgetting where it came from, its mom. They can also employ graphic design techniques to create historical time-lines or collages of company events. To present clients with handmade works of art, Frameworks partners with artists who specialize in watercolors, oil paintings, and professional photography.