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Phantom Fireworks first burst onto the scene more than three decades ago. Today, the company lights up backyards of America from coast-to-coast with more than 1,200 permanent and temporary locations. Much like its products, Phantom?s employees frequently take to the skies. They travel around the globe in search of the industry's latest ground and aerial displays before returning home with rockets, missiles, fountains, and aerial repeaters. From there, an extensive in-house testing program takes over, checking each item's safety before it?s sold to the public. That testing program is just one of Phantom?s pillars of safety. The company also holds memberships with multiple pyrotechnics organizations, and it offers customers additional information about fireworks laws and history through its Fireworks University.
12266 E Main Rd.
North East,
PA
US
Housed within an art gallery and wine shop, the Urraro Gallery outfits artwork and keepsakes with close-fitting protective frames. Staff lead patrons through a smorgasbord of wood and metal frames to find the border best suited to protect a portrait from harsh sunlight or the oily fingerprints of a child robot. A plethora of mats in various colors, textures, and shapes can accent prints, and shadow boxes house treasures such as a collection of medals, a lock of football-mascot fur, or a hobo's shadow. The average cost for a custom frame ranges $50–$150, and frame sizes range from quaint 4"x6" memory-keepers to 40"x60" frames large enough to hold a life-size print of a miniature pony. After framers finish their work on-site, clients can pick up the finished piece in the store or have it shipped home.
152 West 12th Street
Erie,
PA
US
Grode Florist is a floral boutique specializing in contemporary and traditional floral and plant arrangements. To warm a cold room, or the chilly blood of an alligator you want be your pet and live beneath your kitchen sink, opt for an arrangement of tropicals such as the strawberry floral margarita, a bundle of brilliantly colored Dendrobium orchids, lilies, alstroemeria, and roses. Or, surprise a lover of sudsy brews with a beer mug of blooms, a display of fresh, white, mini carnations in an acrylic beer mug (filled with rocks, not beer or copies of Rodney Dangerfield's autobiography). Grode's also has a selection of silk, plant, and dried floral arrangements for the herbaceously-indecisive.
4318 W Ridge Rd
Erie,
PA
US
Tom Karle & Son Traditional Clothiers outfits dapper chaps in exquisitely tailored sartorial selections that traverse the divide between board room and clubhouse with nary a problem. Tom Karle’s elegantly outfitted garmentmongers cull traditional dress clothing and sportswear from brands including Jack Victor, Cutter & Buck, Gitman Brothers, Peter Millar, and Allen Edmonds. They also proudly purvey custom suits, shirts, and sexy teapot covers handmade by their full-time in-house tailor. Vestments include sport coats starting at $45, ties starting at $45, socks starting at $13, and belts starting at $40. Sportswear by Cutter & Buck and Bobby Jones cuts a handsome figure on the golf course, out on the town, or while traversing a shopping mall’s complex series of escalators ($50–$295).
2612 W 8th St
Erie,
PA
US
Voted Best Dry Cleaners by GoErie.com six years in a row, Thrifty Dry Cleaners gently exorcises dirt demons with a waterless, odorless, DF2000 solvent. Treat tarnished threads to same-day drop-off and pick-up service (available Monday through Friday), whether you're exiling Easter-egg stains from a spring skirt ($5.40), blasting pumpkin-pie blemishes from a fall blazer ($6.60), or removing reindeer saliva from your best winter coat ($13+). Thrifty Dry Cleaners also replaces any lost or broken buttons at no additional charge, and boasts a convenient drive-thru window at its Pine Avenue location.
1351 West Grandview Boulevard
Erie,
PA
US
Edible Arrangements smothers semisweet chocolate on one of six fresh fruits, including apples, strawberries, oranges, pineapple, pears, and bananas, to ensure loved ones meet daily confections quotas. More popular than other edible dozens, such as eggs or tube socks, the 12 fruit pieces come packaged in a decorative box, ready to unleash unadulterated affection to rejoicing recipients. The strawberry- and-granny-smith-apple box contains crisp freshness beneath its enticing exterior, and dipped orange wedges and pineapple daisies envelop taste buds in a citrus cyclone. On a holiday, a first school day, or any day, an Edible Arrangement can turn a frown into an upright grapefruit wedge, a tear into a three-tiered citrus structure, and a friend into still just a friend, but one with a sweet, balanced diet.
2310 West 8th Street
Erie,
PA
US
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