Surrounded by the bright butterflies, trees, and flowers painted on You Are The Potter's walls, patrons transform bare, gray dishware into vibrant works of art. After choosing a piece from the hundreds of raw bowls, platters, and mugs that line the shelves, artists use brushes, stencils, stamps, and ideas from project books or encouraging staff members to personalize their creation. Staff glaze and fire the finished products, making them ready to hold food or the attention of pets who have been told they contain food.
The newest attraction at Louisville Mega Cavern, Mega Quest, just opened in Fall 2013 and claims to be the only underground ropes challenge course in the world. The Mega Cavern, originally a limestone mine, was mined for 42 years, beginning in the 1930s, and is now the largest building in the state of Kentucky. The cavernous facility utilizes its 90-foot-high thoroughfares to unite guests with an exhilaration previously known only to highly caffeinated miners?ziplining. Customers can purchase separate tickets for a variety of attractions, including Mega Zips ziplining, open daily throughout the year, the Lights Under Louisville show running during the Christmas season. The Mega Tram, which runs beginning in mid-January through early October. During Mega Zips tours of up to two hours, amateur spelunkers will stream across the subterrain?s six underground ziplines and dual racing lines under the sage supervision of the cavern's ACCT-certified experts. Along the way, guides will entertain guests with tales of the cavern?s rich history and uncanny impressions of stalagmites.
The crew at Closets by Design designs and installs organizational systems for almost any household cubbyhole using parts largely manufactured in Louisville. Bedroom-closet clutter finds a home with new hanger systems, shelving, and hooks, and barracks built for housing stray tools and sports equipment line garage walls. The neatnik staff also straightens and streamlines home offices with sleek peninsula desks and multiple workstations. Many of the constructed components carry a lifetime warranty to protect against breakage and hanger strikes over unflattering sweater vests.
Storage Express provides 24-hour secure self-storage at over 70 locations in five states. Today’s deal gives chronic salvagers a place to stash their stuff in one of 15 of those locations. Pricing can vary according to location, but units typically range from as low as $30 a month for a 5'x5' unit, large enough to accommodate the innards of a regular closet, to around $150 a month for a 10'x20' unit, which can store a one-car garage's worth of collectible curiosities. Although amenities vary by location, facilities may include a controlled access gate, nonstop video surveillance, climate-controlled rental spaces, and multiple payment options.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.