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"We use the best soaps, solvents and equipment available to the industry. We do not take short cuts," Tripp Penninger told Columbia Metropolitan in 2011, one year after the magazine's readers voted Tripp's Fine Cleaners as the best dry cleaners in Columbia. Grandson of the couple that founded the business in 1987, Tripp and his staff of nearly 100 employees have earned their prestige; as Sanitone-certified master dry cleaners, they've carefully cleaned thousands of garments and have been trusted with preserving the wedding gowns of brides in South Carolina and beyond.

They clean regular laundry with low-temperature water, ensuring that nothing shrinks or becomes misshapen, and they use special procedures for high-end garments, making sure to wine and dine Chanel suits before removing wine or dinner stains. Tripp’s seamstresses are on hand to remedy ill-fitting garments, usually returning alterations in about three days. The staff picks up and drops off items free of charge in specified areas and offers complimentary seasonal storage with the purchase of cleaning.

2710 Gervais St
Columbia,
SC
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When Redic Earl Robinson started making house calls in 1919, he visited his customers by bicycle. Each family knew him as "Mister Ed," and they bundled their laundry for him to take back to the shop on Gervais Street. Meanwhile, Myrtle Beckham Robinson, Mister Ed's wife, warmed an iron with a coal-fire stove as she awaited the shipment. Together, they soaked the garments in buckets and worked stains out on scrub boards.

Today, Redic Earl Robinson Jr. carries on the family tradition with modern equipment. Twice weekly, his team travels by motorized horse to pick up laundry and make deliveries. They utilize custom cleaning solutions for specific fabrics and offer specialty services for leather, suede, quilts, and comforters. In addition to stain removal, Ed Robinson Cleaners offers alteration services at its 2551 Forest Dr. location.

4903 Forest Dr
Columbia,
SC
US

Custom Computerz is a local company that specializes in building and repairing computers to meet each customer's individual needs in the Columbia, SC area. We make getting your computer back up and running quick, easy, and affordable. Our prices and turnaround time beat other companies by avoiding expensive overhead costs.

214 Kendrick Rd
Columbia,
SC
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As the Bobcats and Pistons warm up their anti-grav tendons and sneaker squeaks for the 2010 NBA season with a preseason game, they're sure to delight fans with deft dribbles, rim-rattling body dunks, and delicious cherry turnovers. Your angled view of the court from seating sections 102–103, 107–108, 111–112, or 116–117 will provide unobstructed vantage points of the basketballers below as they sweat up their skivvies while making tricky behind-the-back punts, scoring quadruple point power-ups, and occasionally unlocking multi-ball mode.

801 Lincoln St
Columbia,
SC
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Offering friendly, quick, and professional service, McDonnell Tax Services takes the burden of preparing tax returns off the weary shoulders of busy families and individuals. Perfect for those whose tax situation has recently become more complicated, McDonnell extends its services on a form-by-form basis, with simple 1040 forms running around $87 (with electronic filing) and average returns typically falling in the $150–$200 range. First-time clients will also have their previous year's returns examined as a courtesy, helping the staff provide individualized service to customers based on their situation. Because everyone's tax situation is as unique as your fingerprint or interpretation of last year's Lost finale, the cost of your tax preparation will vary.

2442 Devine Street
Columbia,
SC
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Infinite Yoga's certified instructor, Maxine Deutschendorf, cultivates relaxation, balance, and holistic wellness by teaching an array of yoga classes that accommodate students of all skill levels. Aspiring yogis dissolve stress and limber muscles during 75-minute weekly yoga classes or two-hour weekend sessions that incorporate meditative Asana poses and focused Pranayama-breathing techniques. Specialized one-hour men's yoga sessions pinpoint traditionally overworked areas such as the hips, lower back, and mustache to melt away aches and trigger circulation. Coworkers can collectively harness energy and increase concentration with Infinite Yoga’s workplace yoga, which builds camaraderie and can boost productivity from often-idle paperclip sculptures.

1201 Main Street
Columbia,
SC
US