There are numerous times in life when it’s not appropriate to storm off to the mountains for adventure and stress relief. Work, family, and co-dependent penguins often keep us committed to life in one place. The climbing center at Vertical Edge provides all the challenge and fun of actual mountain climbing without the distance and dangers of a real rockface. Under the skilled tutelage of trained instructors, you'll get a lesson on basic climbing techniques, including the fine art of belaying another climber (to avoid such accidents as witnessed on playgrounds when itinerant sumo wrestlers attempt to see-saw with toddlers). After your lesson, you can stick around the massive facility and belay or climb for as long as your want, then return for any full additional day with equipment and admission included. With over 8,500 square feet of climbable surfaces to choose from, including a bouldering cave and 20 leadable routes, there’s no shortage of learning opportunities available.
Helmed by affable beer connoisseur Nate, Bull City Homebrew outfits hobbyists and homebrewers with all the necessary tools for concocting mouthwatering batches of homemade beer or wine. Bottling equipment, books, and bins of wholesome grain line the shelves, beckoning customers to turn simple earthy elements into flavorful ales and vino. In-house recipes help would-be beer barons conjure their own top-shelf brew, and regular classes instruct students in the art of bottling their craft and belching out the Beer-Lambert law's equation.
The home-objects experts at TLG Home Furnishings pack their showroom with a selection of name-brand gear for domestic dining, lounging, and sleeping. For convenient decorating, TLG lets customers choose their home accents a la carte or cart home a multi-piece-package bedroom or dining set. Customers can solicit the sage design wisdom of the in-store staff or utilize the company's Create Your Own Space online tool, which allows shoppers to sample endless furniture combinations and try out different styles of ottoman toupees.
Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.
Though Ambiente Furniture began by purveying modern Scandinavian furniture exclusively, it has since expanded to display contemporary pieces from across the globe, including Italian, German, and American designs. The store carries more than 200 quality brands, including European leather-furniture makers Natuzzi and Gamma, Canadian bedroom furnisher Mobican, and legendary woodworker Mister Geppetto. Within its 30,000-square-foot showroom, Ambiente Furniture's staff helps guests navigate the collections with ease, pinpointing pieces for the bedroom, living room, office, and dining room.