It can be difficult to find a perfect wedding gown, a pair of jeans that strikes the right balance between style and comfort, or a clown suit with the same amount of polka dots as the letters in your last name. It can be just as difficult, however, to part with those garments once you have found them. With its prompt service and option for free pickup and delivery, Total Care Cleaners minimizes the pain of being without one’s favorite clothes. The professional cleaners can dry-clean or launder a wide variety of fabrics, including delicate leather and suede. Their expert repairs and alterations keep clothes fitting well, and their wedding-gown service removes stains while preserving cherished memories. When they aren’t restoring garments to pristine states or fixing holes in shoes, the team members travel across the Twin Cities for household cleaning jobs.
Threads & Inks helps schools, businesses, sports teams, and individuals create their own custom uniforms, sweatshirts, and hats——both casual clothing and workwear. Choose the garment you want customized—whether it’s a screen-printed sweatshirts, embroidered knit caps, or anything—and the team can emblazon it with the logo of a nearby school, company, or loved one's initials. The technicians process nearly every order in-house and produce it locally. One of their most popular items: custom-made letter jackets, which they distribute to a wide range of local schools and academies, decorated with chenille patches so a high-school student can show off their lettering in football or keep count of defeated challengers in spelling bees.
Sometimes you love a garment so much you have to set it free. The open armed and stylish folks at Turn Style Consignment Stores know a gently used gem when they see one, and faithfully find a new home for them via 14 stores in the Twin City area and via the 5 stores in the Phoenix Valley. They consign second-hand garments, accessories, and home furnishings from casual sellers and convincing bridge trolls before lining their racks and shelves with the items. Many of their shoes and handbags hail from designer brands such as Gucci and Chanel, and their policy prohibits anything that's not from a designer, better department, or specialty story.
The skilled staff at Salon Onyx fuses creativity with precise technique to relax and make over men, women, and kids from head to toe. Whether seeking a soothing spa ritual or a hair upgrade, clients consult with the salon gurus to decide which service best suits their needs. The stylists sling a variety of professional products, including Kevin Murphy, Verb, and Moroccanoil, and provide beverages such as coffee, cocoa, and pop to refresh beauty seekers between treatments. Committed to bolstering beauty for all situations, Salon Onyx also preps wedding-bound patrons.
Green Planet Car Wash harnesses energy-conscious technologies to blast a deluge of soapy water at the grilles of unhygienic hatchbacks and slatternly SUVs. The popular Michigan wash package includes a full-service tunnel wash and dry, the application of a surface protectant to shirk the vices of moisture and corrosion, and a spot-free rinse to rid rearview mirrors of vexatious blind spots. After the exterior wash, a skillful team of interior beauticians restores crusty carpets and dashboards to their former freshness with a vacuum-powered makeover. Each wash takes about 15 to 20 minutes, during which time customers can marvel at the biological water-reclamation system, designed to keep trout in the local Vermillon River poison-free and belly-down.
While adding miles to his personal odometer, Runner's Gate owner Phil Hoffland has sprinted down the streets of Boston and through the mountains of Honolulu. As a long-distance runner, he's competed in road races and marathons such as the Twin Cities Marathon, the Madison Ironman, the Boston Marathon, the Naples Daily News Half Marathon, the Disney Marathon, and the Honolulu Marathon. He puts equal dedication into his charitable work, having served as a volunteer running coach for the local Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and the athletic director and general manager of several local athletic clubs.
At his shop in Lakeville, Hoffland uses his experience and expertise to outfit runners with the shoes that will keep them safely pounding the pavement. He consults with customers to analyze factors such as foot shape, stride, and mileage estimates, and uses in-shop treadmills to help them select the right level of comfort.