With more than 35 years of dirt-expunging experience, Ann's Cleaners' staff renews wear-weary clothes with dry-cleaning and laundry services. Clients can apply $20 in dry-cleaning credit to return the affections of torso-hugging shirts ($4.95) and clean entire spilled Thanksgiving dinners out of the inseams of jeans ($4.95). The absterging team can unstiffen formal dresses ($18.50) or erase pull-over sweaters’ ($3.50) autumn debris, such as crushed leaves. Trios of two-piece suits emerge from a dry bath pristine for interviews, parties, and volleyball tournaments hosted by spies, and comforters return to their beds fluffy, cleansed, and cozily warm from the dryer.
All the Rage Fashions' savvy staff helps to enliven wardrobes with an ample selection of gently used designer clothes and accessories from brands such as Ethel & Myrtle. Bracelets in pairs or dozens accentuate wrists with wooden beads, animal prints, faux-diamond glitz, and multi-colored designs ($2–$6). A jaunty cap studded with rhinestones provides mobile shade ($10–$17), and a well-chosen pair of earrings can act as upside-down exclamation points for communicating excitement to possums ($4–$10). Amidst the blue walls of the well-stocked, no-frills showroom, a savvy staff with an eye for color and texture is always on hand to help patrons to locate the perfect apparel and accessories to crown, drape, and dangle from their outfits.
The tech gurus at Verizon-Shift Technologies's stores stock their interactive showrooms with the latest in communication gadgetry, including chargers, cases, basic phones, and high-tech smartphones. Quench phone batteries' thirst for metal-flavored electricity with a home or car charger ($14.99–$49.99) or swaddle a mobile in a fashionable case ($4.97–$49.99) to prevent its prom date from ditching it for a trendy abacus. Mobile broadband devices ($49.99–$99.99) make suitable vessels for navigating the various detours and student drivers populating the Information Superhighway; basic phones ($29.99–$149.99) boast impressive features, such as the 1.3 megapixel camera embedded within the LG Cosmos Touch. Customers can also use a Groupon toward omnipotent smartphones ($29.99–$299.99), including the Android-powered Droid Incredible 2 by HTC and the Android-powered Thunderbolt by HTC.
Boar’s Head meats and Amish cheeses bring deli cred to The Nut House’s pecan wood log cabin. Hot Mama’s customers customize sandwiches from a list of five meats, six cheeses, and eight spreads, with unusual options including tangerine habanero mustard and oven roasted garlic mayo. A full-sized chicken breast sandwich borrows a hot outfit from chipotle honey lime mustard before emerging on a plate beside potato salad and the dessert of the day ($7.49). Liquid lovers can elbow sandwiches out of the way for a cup of soup and half sandwich combo ($7.49), while those still full from yesterday’s full sandwich can opt for a lone half ($4.29). Hot Mama’s serves up made to order meat stacks Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
After spending three years rehabbing spines as a chiropractor, Jason Montroy began gravitating toward a new way of helping people—as a certified fitness trainer. He now puts his wellness know-how to use by customizing training programs that help clients lose weight and improve their overall fitness. He also leads boot camps that make use of unconventional resistance props, such as tires, battle ropes, and King Arthur's stone-planted sword.
PureLife Wellness Solutions' staffers dedicate themselves to helping their patients further their individual health goals, coaxing toxins from bodies, battling cellulite and stretch marks, and working to help relieve stress and discomfort with aesthetic and wellness services. After complimentary initial consultations, staffers deftly perform noninvasive body-contouring and facial treatments that aim to tighten skin and shed inches so that patrons can more easily hide behind telephone poles. IV treatments further guide patients toward health, with cocktails designed to boost energy, provide assistance to flagging immune systems, or assist with struggles with addiction, depression, and chronic fatigue.