The dungeon masters within Evolution Gaming's dragon-haunted walls lord over not only a board-, card-, and model-game depot, but also a stadium that hosts campaigns, tournaments, and one-off games. Miniature battlefields both urban and rural might be rolled over by Flames of War tanks and infantry, or invaded by the elves, orcs, and humans of Warhammer. Aspiring game masters can peruse several walls of rulebooks before stepping into alternate worlds or eras of the past such as in Founding Fathers.
The Clothes Horse's fashion experts select the finest upscale, contemporary clothing for their richly decorated storefront. Mannequins show off finery in the glass storefront window, inspiring customers to reach trendy new heights or to start careers as statues. Inside the cozy shop, customers meander over scarlet carpets and browse racks of name-brand clothing, neat rows of shoes, and accessories displayed on columned tables. Shoppers can try on a contemporary dress ($8-$30) for size, or sample a Banana Republic skirt that emigrated from its tropical home only six months ago ($16). Customers can complete outfits with a fashionable purse ($6–$20) or use it for street art by cramming it with ketchup packets and stomping it like a barrel of grapes at a vineyard. Festive umbrellas hang upside-down from the shop’s ceiling, and handbags, elegant dresses, ornate mirrors, and poster art deck the pale walls.
Composed of glass blowers, the knowledgeable staff at Cornerstone Glass Campus Store guides customers through an array of 98% locally crafted glass creations and imparts information about the artisans who forged them. The expansive selection adds new pieces to its stock daily, with everything from pairs of handcrafted wineglasses ($35+) and decorative vases ($30+) to a crystalline set of false teeth gracing the shop’s shelves. Visitors can also commission a repair or request a custom order. A windowed storefront and rooftop skylights flood the space with natural light, illuminating the radiant wares resting compliantly beneath 25-foot vaulted ceilings.
Sassy & Classy Resale Fashions, a locally owned boutique, supplies shoppers with gently worn name-brand apparel and accessories. Chic dresses and animal-print skirts can be found alongside work-appropriate tops and a selection of jewelry and purses to add the right finishing touch to any outfit. A parking lot conveniently adjoins the shop so patrons needn't hunt for street parking or cry.
Antrican garbs style seekers in classic regalia from racks of vintage and imported clothing, hats, accessories, and vials of elegant fragrances. Inside a pink-walled bazaar, fashion salvagers can sift through gently used apparel ($3–$40) to recover discarded duds, and chic trailblazers can roam fresh frontiers with a small selection of new pieces ($6–$50).
As a Verizon-authorized retailer, Wireless Source not only stocks cell phones, tablets, and wireless devices but they also connect their electronics to Verizon’s network, the largest high-speed network in the US. For the past 13 years, the shop’s tech-savvy staffers have guided patrons through the nuances of high-tech gear such as the HTC Rezound— a smartphone equipped with high-performance headphones—and the Samsung Galaxy Tablet with 1 GHZ and a swift 4G LTE connection. Thanks to various data plans and several bunk beds, the shop can accommodate both families and individuals.