With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.
With an extensive menu of island-inspired eats, the eatery blissfully deserts feasters on an island of inspired cuisine. Start with an order of Spam musubi and enjoy the canned delicacy swaddled in a nori wrap with egg and rice ($4.95) or go for an order of Shanghai-style lumpia, a Pac Island family recipe of pork, shrimp, and vegetables in an eggroll-esque package ($5.50). Dinner at the eatery offers an abundant bounty of nourishment, with everything from noodles, rice, and burgers to their 13 barbecue combination platters. The loli chicken and Kalua pork, whose delectable pairing of barbecue chicken and slow-smoked pulled pork sautéed with cabbage ($10.49) was crowned best entree in the 2007 Taste of Tacoma festival, while the teriyaki-marinated kalbi short ribs ($10.95) was top entree in 2006. Most platters are served with two scoops of rice and either macaroni salad or island slaw. Salute sweet teeth with a tropical-fruit smoothie ($4.50), slice of pineapple upside-down cake ($3.75), or slice of molten-chocolate "luv-a-lava" cake ($5.95).
The Little Gym fosters the healthy growth of children by allowing them to progress at their own pace in a nonthreatening, nurturing environment. As wee ones from 4 months to 12 years-old tackle challenges, overcome fears, and learn to confidently express their opinions about Platonic theory, The Little Gym's original music graces their ears and supports their lessons. The month includes four classes that let tots develop through weekly, age-specific curriculum, with programs including pre-school/kindergarten gymnastics, dance, sports-skills development, and karate.
Clean Green Revolution gussies up cruddy duds with an ecologically sound hydrocarbon-based solvent and performs complimentary local pickups and deliveries of garments by means of a low-emission CNG van. After picking up soiled clothing from clients’ front doors, Clean Green’s crew can liberate tarnished attire from the dregs of yesteryear with wash-and-fold services before crafting vestments into a crisp quadrilateral ($1.75/lb.) perfect for flinging at siblings. Attire experts can clarify the surface of formal and casual garb, guiding blouses ($5.50–$8.50), dresses ($8.50+), and blazers ($8.50) through a shrink-proof cleaning process. Hoodies ($5.50), starched jeans ($6.50), and sweaters ($9.50) recoup the luster lost during holiday cage fights, and Clean Green’s garment gurus can also harness their skill to tend to bedding ($7.50–$45). In addition to its odor-free cleansings and biodegradable garment bags, Clean Green also abstains from cleaning with PERC, a hazardous air contaminant, in its bid to foster the green spirit of Mother Nature in perpetuity.
Pro Max Power Vac's trained technicians take cleaning HVAC systems seriously. Airborne contaminants, dust, and dirt quiver when they hear the professionals pull up with their powerful truck-mounted vacuum system. The menacing machinery plays a central role in Pro Max's multi-step duct cleaning process. Each two to three hour home visit consists of thorough suctioning that uses extreme air flow, vacuuming, and negative pressure to dislodge any dust stuck in vents. Much like Santa during the summer, Pro Max Power Vac also offers chimney cleaning services.