The Repair Company's automobile maintainers have kept customer rides safely grounded to roadways with tire installation and balancing services for more than 40 years. Car owners can bring their motorized vehicles to The Repair Company garage to exchange worn treads for shiny new spinners, meticulously installed and balanced for optimal traction on back roads and tightrope overpasses. A multipoint inspection ensures all rotating areas pass tough safety standards before returning to service.
With a focus on individual style, the team of tailors at Christophier Custom Clothiers creates made-to-order clothing with plenteous style and fabric options. Patrons can browse a sophisticated collection of ready-to-wear items featuring brands like Allen Edmonds and Sanyo or collaborate one-on-one with an experienced stitch wizard to conjure an ensemble ideal for special events like weddings or hermit-crab funerals. Cloak shoulders with a Haupt long-sleeved shirt in your choice of 14 technicolor shades ($150) or eliminate the need to duct-tape pockets onto calves with a pair of Christophier Blue Label wool-and-cashmere pants ($245). A pair of Bacco Bucci Cheechoo casual shoes lace up to coat hooves with stitched suede ($195), while the Tateossian formal cufflink-and-stud set serves as a steadfast example for flight-risk buttons ($165).
Typically, when wine lovers try to find a new wine bar, they look for a cozy hole-in-the wall filled with gauzy curtains and illuminated by candles. When they're looking for the Battery Park Wine Bar, though, they just have to glance up at the towering smokestack studded with enormous red letters. Owner Mike Graley wanted to create a wine bar that would appeal to a beer drinker, according to an article in Cleveland Magazine, that also complemented the venue's "hip vibe and smart wine list of familiar favorites." Bartenders and servers regale guests with descriptions of their more than 100 wines available by the bottle and rotating selection of more than 25 wines by the glass. The kitchen crafts small plates designed to complement the fermented flavors with braised octopus and spinach salads, flatbreads spread with pumpkin-seed pesto, and thoughtfully composed charcuterie boards.
The rehabilitated space creates a modern industrial aesthetic by merging the old and the new. Exposed brick, high ceilings, and a massive garage door allude to the building's past, and geometric light fixtures hang between the gleaming ductwork above high-top tables. Guests can enjoy a drink at the polished wooden bar, stop in to pick up an impressive bottle before a house party, or reenact lessons from Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land at the pool table.
Blazing Saddle Cycle outfits cyclists of all types with the bikes best suited to their needs from brands such as Fairdale, Sunday, KHS Bicycles, State Bicycle Co., and Public Bikes. They also keep cyclists pedaling with tune-ups and full restorations of vintage, collectible, and prewar bikes.
An avid cyclist, the owner of Spin Bike Shop helms a staff of certified mechanics and professional racers. Together, they keep their shelves stocked with bikes for all seasons and activities: cyclocross races, road riding, triathlons, mountain trails, and moon jumping. Inside, shoppers can peruse cycles from big-name brands such as Specialized, BMC, Ridley, and Santa Cruz. Mechanics perform a slew of services—such as fittings, repairs, demo-bike rides, and rentals. Staff members also teach classes on how to make basic roadside repairs, perform complete tune-ups, or use a bike frame to fend off an agitated mountain lion. When the staffers aren’t wrenching on bikes, they’re hosting events and welcoming cyclists and triathletes to join their teams and clubs.