The Playroom encourages kids to run and play with inflatables, imagination stations, and ground-level equipment. Kids can dress up and pretend to be royalty or superheroes, build skyscrapers with oversized blocks, or crawl through colorful air-filled tunnels. A toddler-only area ensures that smaller children have the freedom to roam across the foam-tiled floor without exposure to big kids sharing multiplication-memorization tricks. Parents can also kick back and relax on The Playroom's free WiFi network.
The friendly staffers at family-owned-and-operated Petals & Bows Florist happily tailor their bouquets to customers’ needs. Their purview incorporates seasonal arrays of fresh-cut blossoms, ranging from classic red roses to sprays of purple limonium, and can come paired with accessories such as festive bows or teddy bears. Prompt service ensures arrangements ready in time for special events, such as weddings, landmark birthdays, or commemorating a couple’s first kiss that didn’t include a lost tooth.
In 1955, Maybelle and George Landa began crafting makeshift bundles of pansies to sell alongside produce at their roadside stand. Before long, they were offering fresh-cut Christmas trees, cut flowers, and various houseplants, and the business bloomed into Boulevard Flower Gardens at Ruffin Mill. After decades of growth, the business was passed down to son Mark Landa and his wife Francine.
Today, Boulevard Flower Gardens resides on 6 acres that house a 33,000 square-foot greenhouse and hosts a wide variety of events. Computerized climate control creates optimal growing conditions for plants and a retractable A-frame roof hopes to lure a baseball franchise to hold spring training. The diverse staff includes certified horticulturalists, a full-service florist, and Wilbur the potbelly pig, a friendly mascot who's famous for his seasonal pumpkin carvings. When not tending to the nursery or the gift shop's selection of jellies, flags, and local wines, Mark Landa can be seen dispensing gardening wisdom on WRIC 8's morning news program.
The professional mechanics at Priority Automotive extend automotive lifetimes with comprehensive oil changes, inspections, tire rotations, and wiper-blade replacements. Techs refill oil reserves with up to 5 quarts of fresh engine lube and swap out debris-clogged filters for unsullied new ones. The eagle eyed techs then perform Virginia state vehicle inspections to ensure brakes, headlights, and steering mechanisms function properly. Auto owners may opt to have techs rotate tires and affix new wipers or blade inserts to deflect rain, snowflakes, and bad, bad biker-boy tears.