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.
The Art Store has been securing and preserving delicate drawings, cherished keepsakes, and celebrated degrees for more than 40 years within their in-house frame shop. Aided by 100 years of combined experience, sketch-suspending specialists adorn artwork with single, double, or triple matting to compose a complementary construction for even the most fickle artwork or mouthy portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. Add a fancy fringe to any abstraction with more than 2,500 molding samples on-hand in traditional wood or modern metal. The Art Store's full-service framery has all the fixings for protecting pictures, including mats, glass, and the chemicals necessary to mummify masterpieces for future Scooby Doo mysteries. Prices vary widely depending on the size of the item being framed and materials chosen, but framing an 8"x10" photo or a diploma usually costs between $80–$120.
Balanced Nutrition & Tea Store stocks its shelves with more than 75 teas and supplements to nourish the bodies and souls of health gurus and thoughtful gift givers. Red teas, including Get Clean, Get Relief, and Get Charged, insist that taste receptors follow commands and listen to their mothers. Well-traveled taste buds can roam the aromatic Republic of Chai or mull the spearmint undertones in Moroccan mint, and raw-green-mango, chili, and black-currant organic teas boast the zest of fresh-picked produce. More than a dozen brand-name vitamins and supplements flex invitingly amid the sea of teas, challenging customers to sample their beneficial properties.
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.
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.