Inside Summit Auto Glass, LLC's spacious new garage—recently opened in January 2012—master glass technicians replace cracked windshields with Original Equipment Manufacturer glass designed to withstand 100% of front-barrier break tests. Mobile glass-cutting supplies and full mobility permit on-site service for custom restorations, construction and farm equipment, and other specialty glass types. An Eagle Chamber of Commerce member business, Summit backs all of its employees' workmanship with a lifetime warranty sealed by a secret handshake with the client's car's tailpipe.
Owned and operated by Boise residents Darrin and Michelle Sligar, Lux Fashion Lounge furnishes fashion-conscious bodies with trendy apparel while helping to reduce consumer waste. All items in the store are carefully selected for their excellent condition and up-to-date style, and are thoroughly inspected for any lingering coffee stains or witches' curses before being sold. The selections are conveniently organized and displayed in the hip boutique, making it easy to find particular styles or brands. The friendly staff is always on hand to help navigate the racks in search of form-fitting finds. Treat your torso to a stylish men’s or women’s top (average price $9–$18), or keep your legs from impersonating arms with a pair of men’s or women’s pants (average price $14–$20). Lux also often buys and trades used clothing (depending on current stock), offering cash or store credit for selected items.
While most kids now bond over headsets during Call of Duty rather than during bouts at Ms. Pac-Man, the lazy Saturdays of growing up in the 1980s and '90s still live on inside Grinkers Grand Palace. The staff has brought together more than 100 arcade games released between 1975 and 1992, allowing Gen-Xers to relive the joys of their childhood as they plop quarters into arcade games in a friendly bar setting. While they aim for the high score on Super Mario Bros., BurgerTime, or Space Invaders, guests can sip on wine and beer or refuel with a range of subs and root-beer floats. A playlist of classic rock hums through the speakers, creating an atmosphere conducive to transporting players back in time so they can remember where they left their lost retainer.
BitSmart Home Technology's savvy electronics experts maintain residential computer and entertainment systems with digital distribution installations, repair services, and system design. Customers can usher their ailing CPUs to BitSmart's awaiting motherboard coddlers for one hour of computer service to remedy impromptu crashes and scratches of resistance from tethered mice. Through thorough examinations, technicians can sort out software conflicts to speed up processing times, diagnose virus issues, and determine the health of internal hardware. Homeowners in the market for intense media experiences can recruit partnered technicians for a two-hour implantation of currently owned theater hardware. Conversely, current home-theater parents can enlist the electronic duo to diagnose bothersome system glitches or silence the ghostly sales ads for a brand-new ’58 Chevy broadcast across white-noise channels.
The Playboy Wine Shop scopes out a different kind of exotic beauty than its namesake magazine. In addition to curating a selection of wines from the world’s most famous production zones, the staff also looks to vineyards in Spain, Stellenbosch, South Africa, and Walla Walla, Washington, among other areas, for unique and flavorful pours. The panel that picks and chooses the wines to feature in the online store has one more important criteria: “approachable luxury,” which means that, unlike a potato chip dipped in molten gold, the wines’ rich flavors suit all palates and wallets.
More than 40 physicians refer their patients to The Athlete's Foot - Boise for custom-fit athletic shoes that complement athletic ability and reduce injury. Patrons step onto the Fit Print platform, which measures the biomechanical pressures that feet experience while walking, running, or punting a cell phone across the room. Afterward, the shop's specialists keep each customer's foot structure and regular physical activity in mind when recommending shoes designed by Asics, Brooks, Saucony, and other brands. Although much of the shop's stock is geared toward athletes and those upping the ante for physical fitness as a New Year's resolution, the shop also purveys casual and therapeutic footwear by Keen and Orthaheel.