Founded in 1910 in Pittsburgh by a group of hardware dealers, True Value has grown from its beginnings as the American Hardware and Supply Company to become synonymous with home improvement. With more than 5,000 stores in 54 countries, True Value still stands out as a community staple, pairing a wide selection of trusted goods with a compelling shopping experience. True Value's staff members dispense expert advice and point out useful tools for completing domestic projects, such as building a fence or installing a cookie-jar security alarm.
Featured on ESPN, MTV, the Today show, and numerous other media outlets, Fathead?s high-definition images of athletes, team logos, mascots, and stadiums turn vertical surfaces into full-fledged fan meccas. Unlike posters or framed photographs, the images? high-grade tear- and fade-resistant vinyl adheres directly to the wall without the need for nails or tape. The low-tack adhesive that backs each Fathead makes it easy to remove and relocate stars such as Tom Brady to any smooth surface, allowing his likeness to infuse game rooms with playoff excitement or act as a scarecrow during troublesome Baltimore Raven infestations. The store?s stock even goes beyond athletics, as Fatheads of musicians, cartoon characters, and artistic images add personalized flair to kids? rooms or living areas.
Vibrant perennial flowers known for their sunny blossoms, chrysanthemums often find work decorating a home or jazzing up a garden. However, beneath their bright exteriors lurks a dark secret: the flowers are stone-cold mosquito killers. These horticultural hit men often partner with the pest-control professionals at MosquitoNix, who transform the plants into a plant-based pest assassin that is safe around pets, kids, and other foliage.
Since their founding in 2003?the same year the Mosquito-Human Armistice of 1983 expired?MosquitoNix has been helping families reclaim their backyards. The company's licensed specialists decamp commercial and residential sites around the globe, where they address mosquito problems depending on the needs of each location. They deliver one-time fogging treatments, for instance, in preparation for upcoming outdoor parties. They also install fully automated misting systems, whose daily sprays from concealed nozzles repel not only mosquitos, but also other annoyances such as flies, fleas, and spiders selling magazine subscriptions.
While artwork may gain immortality by challenging traditional aesthetics, the life of a painting or photograph is only as secure as the frame that contains it. This dedication to preservation is what inspired Michael and Ellen Mintz to open Frames Unlimited in 1979. That same spirit extended to their business itself: when Hurricane Hugo took its toll on their original shop, they gutted it and reopened, this time with more square footage for a gallery and design space. They remain in that space today, helping their staff members create custom frames and matting. In addition to paintings and photography, the staff helps customers guard heirlooms and specialty items such as sports jerseys or athletes still wearing their sports jerseys. Their services also extend to museum-quality archival framing, with special UV-filtering glass to protect art from light’s harmful rays. No matter the job, their shop stocks the materials to match it. Thousands of mouldings run the style gamut from very traditional to ultracontemporary, and colorful frames include hand-finished Italian designs and water-gilded gold leaf.
Cloud 9 Spa Therapy promotes overall wellness with therapies that target skin-deep ailments as well as ingrained stress. The spa’s extensive list of services encompasses exfoliating body treatments, lash and brow tinting, and tension-relieving massages, such as Swedish or deep tissue—all of which are aided by hot stones and towels. They beautify faces with microcurrent technologies or custom facials that utilize Image skincare products; before you scheduling a facial, take advantage of a complimentary phone consultation that is as comforting as a parent who takes the time to attend all of your first dates. When they’re not pampering patrons, the staffers are leading spa education classes. There, they teach patrons how to make soap or body scrubs from salt, sugar, and ground-up Legos.