The Coury family has been adorning Pittsburgh's bedrooms since 1950, when the first Coury Furniture opened its doors. Since 1988, Mattress World has carried on the family tradition of quality with a selection of more than 20 mattress brands, including Simmons, Sealy, and Tempur-Pedic, in more than 100 styles. Factory-trained sales associates escort guests to cushions that fulfill their needs in terms of firmness, durability, size, and ability to withstand being dropped off a 10-story building. In addition to traditional innerspring and memory-foam mattresses, customers choose from a selection of waterbeds, futons, and iron and brass frames. Accessories such as bedding-protection kits help shield mattresses from bed bugs, dust mites, and allergens while preventing already-counted sheep from nibbling the sheets.
Owned and operated by three generations of Staley family women, The Picket Fence has swathed women, children, and infants in designer apparel and accessories for the past 10 years. The shop’s selection of sweaters was named as one of the best in town by CBS Pittsburgh in an article that asserted that “this shop will become one of your favorite places to frequent when you are craving something new for your wardrobe.” The fashion-savvy Staley women select items from lines such as Orla Kiely, Lauren Moffatt, and Alexis Bittar. Children’s items run under labels including Oilily and Lilly Pulitzer. Thanks to a number of home accessories and gifts that enhance the shopping experience, an examiner.com columnist dubbed The Picket Fence as “the ultimate Shadyside fashion boutique.” Additionally, a variety of children’s toys offer whippersnappers respite from stressful make-believe games of applying for imaginary car loans.
Youngstown Propane has been fueling sizzling barbecues and cozy homes for nearly 30 years. Heed the warbling of the birds and the entreaties of frozen chuck and prepare for a summer of grilling with a propane tank refill. Customers can refill their own vessel or request assistance before meditating on the perfect marriage of savory meat, roasted sweet corn, and unsettlingly friendly neighbors. Upon return to the homestead, grills will snort and paw the ground at the sight of the tank that, like a mackerel-shaped station wagon, is filled to the gills with fuel.
The folks who run Clayful Pottery’s studio don’t buy it when someone claims they aren’t creative. They believe that anyone regardless of their age or experience level can create works of art given the freedom and opportunity. Within a studio decked out in vibrant green hues and hand-painted wallflowers, guests unleash their hidden artistry on blank canvases in the form of plates, cups, vases, and decorative animal figurines, decorating them with their favorite colors, designs, or algebraic equations. The friendly staffers then fire and glaze ceramic masterpieces, readying them for pickup a week later. Staff members outfit guests with all the necessary supplies and advice during open studio sessions, as well as coordinate corporate events, bridal showers, and birthday parties, all of which can be held in one of two party rooms.