Ace Hardware’s DIY-savvy staff help home painters find all the gear and paint they need in one stop. Ace’s paint department stocks the setup and clean-up gear needed to transform a monochromatic storage closet into a kaleidoscopic smoking room. Guests can peruse the myriad colors and textures of Clark and Kensington and Benjamin Moore interior and exterior paints, saving time with Clark and Kensington's paint-and-primer ($25.99+) combo or opting for the popular Benjamin Moore flat ($38.99) and eggshell-finish ($44.99) wall coatings.
Austin Shoe Hospital's expert menders have repaired men's and women's shoes and boots since 1906. Old, comfortable footwear gains renewed life at the shop with replaced heels and soles, saving patrons from outfitting old pumps with cardboard-box bottoms. Additionally, the cobblers skillfully repair luggage, handbags, belts, and briefcases with services ranging from zipper replacement to full dyeing and reconditioning.
While its mediums are many, the goal of Ceramics-N-More is singular: to tap into visitors' artistic potential. Here, you can paint pottery or get the hang of wheel-thrown forms during classes that utilize motorized pottery wheels. Even kids can get into the action by adorning ceramic pieces with handprints and footprints, or joining friends for an art-fueled party. The center also offers glass-fusing classes, which teach participants how to create colorful works of art from glass and the one magical power all humans take for granted: fire.
Cedar Park Jewelry owner George Poe has worked with fine jewelry for more than 30 years. He and his team of skilled jewelers craft custom pieces at his shop, located in the Railyard shopping center. They also meticulously perform services that range from resetting gems in rings to repairing watches for white rabbits that are late for very important dates. An aquarium and comfortable seating lend the shop a pleasant, inviting ambiance.
When Eileen started baking cookies in her basement and selling them to families throughout her Nebraska hometown, she knew she needed a gimmick to get her business off the ground. So she made the obvious, logical choice: she bought a Cookie Monster costume.
That furry blue suit?which she often wore on deliveries to the delight of local children?wouldn't even turn out to be the most exciting thing about Eileen's Colossal Cookies. That honor goes to the cookies themselves, which are as massive as the name implies. Today, each Eileen's location bakes great big treats decorated for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions.