Since offering its first batch of all edible, no-filler bird feed named Old Bob White back in 1975, Old Bob's has transformed into an eclectic shop for all things outdoors, as well as home decor and furnishings. The wide-ranging inventory includes self-manufactured cottages and storage buildings that resemble old-time cabins. Wild bird supplies, which include woodpecker feeders, entice avian near and far to swoop into customers' yards for a quick snack, filling outdoor spaces with lively chirps and dissuading the giant worm next door from digging into your yard. Not just for birds, the shop's outdoor items also include bat houses, basketball goals, and a large collection of in-stock and special order wallpapers.
A family-run business since 1974, Godby Home Furnishings stocks its 75,000-square-foot Westfield warehouse with an attractive and functional selection of quality room fillers from more than 40 manufacturers. A new lamp ($49+) illuminates even the darkest of kitchen corn mazes, while an unfurled area rug ($99+) adds texture to humdrum wood flooring as it tactfully conceals the living room sinkhole. Lounge comfortably in a Lane recliner, available in both leather and fabric with myriad color choices ($599+ for two), or snore soundly atop locally manufactured Miralux mattresses, choosing between firm, plush, and pillow-tops ($399+ for a queen). Godby additionally supplies its customers with a multitude of furnishing services, including design advice from knowledgeable sales associates, same day or next day pickup, and mechanical couch potato harvesters.
Staffers at Danville Trading Post love finding creative ways to link up antique and gently used merchandise with the community: they promised, for example, to give away a vintage wedding dress to whomever it fit first, and sure enough, the gown soon found a new closet free of charge. Though the inventory constantly changes, treasure hunters can find plenty of unique and historic items for sale, from vintage Coca-Cola vending machines to TV screens.
The Strike Zone lines up an impressive roster comprised of coaches who’ve played baseball professionally and even in the big leagues. Now, they prep young ballplayers for the next level with classes, camps, and private lessons, which are available in all elements of the game. As a training facility—with 5,000 square feet of field turf, collapsible batting cages, and mobile pitching mounds—The Strike Zone boasts plenty of flexibility.