Like the popular kid at school or the kid whose parents have bribe money, Nobbies Party Superstore products are always invited to the party. Whatever the reason for celebration, Nobbies stocks get-togethers with tableware, balloons, and party favors from an inventory of thousands of accessories, decorations, and costumes. Themed party decorations immerse guests in re-creations of circuses, barnyards, and casinos, or help party planners create a crime-scene theme when police won’t let them borrow decorations from the real thing. Collections of Halloween costumes and accessories also enhance the holiday experience for adults and kids with spooky masks, corsets, tutus, and outfits for dogs. Supplies for holiday and religious celebrations are also included, such as custom napkins, banners and centerpieces. Decorations are also available for big life moments as births, weddings, anniversaries, and tax returns.
GolfTec fuses the experience and know-how of PGA-certified coaches with high-speed video to improve a client's golf game. Trainers employ video analysis, motion-capture, and launch monitor technology to analyze players' swings. Instant visual feedback and archived web lessons help clients rehearse and retain everything they have learned. Personalized club fitting ensures the player is getting the most out of their equipment.
For more than 26 years, the fitness experts at Push Pedal Pull have shared their knowledge with customers purchasing new and used muscle-pumping equipment. The staff happily equips exercisers with brawn-building devices for home, commercial, and hovercraft-based gyms, such as treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights from brands including Precor, Everlast, and Spri. Push Pedal Pull’s refurbished selection of used equipment from health clubs and commercial fitness facilities rotates regularly, stocking workout rooms for discounted prices. Manufacturer-certified equipment technicians repair malfunctioning equipment according to manufacturer standards and stock spare parts in the store to speed up repairs so customers can return to running, lifting, and astrally projecting as soon as possible.
The staffers at Play it Again Sports help customers stay game-ready with shiny new sports and fitness gear, as well as quality items with a history of gentle use. They rescue secondhand gear from lives in garage boxes or attic cryogenics chambers by accepting trade-ins of everything from treadmills to footballs to practice jerseys. After a staff member assesses the loot's value based on condition, brand name, and the store's current demand, they pay patrons the balance by cash or check or allow them to put it toward purchases. Employees keep an eye out for quality gear, populating their inventory with equipment from brands such as Nike, Adidas, and TaylorMade. Brand-new sports gear and apparel hail from the same manufacturers, including Schwinn, Franklin, and Bauer.
David Stark, owner of the Bake Shoppe, picked up the art of baking at age 14, learning tricks of the trade at his uncle's bakery, Barbara's Bake Shop, in the mid-'60s. He now takes those lessons, proudly baking his goodies "the old-fashioned way," making red-velvet and creme de menth cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and moist banana bread from scratch, the way his uncle made them. The star of this bakestravaganza, however, is the champagne cake, which skyrocketed his uncle's bakery into becoming the largest retail bakery in Des Moines. He expertly transforms the family-secret recipe into eye-dazzling custom cakes, which are more like works of art than human sustenance, decked in fondant ribbons and flowers fit for the Queen of England's Afternoon of Scheduled Merriment.