Through the doors at Pots and Palettes’, Catherine—who occasionally dons the motherly teapot costume from Beauty and the Beast —cavorts from table to table, handing out friendly advice to children and adults as they paint selections from more than 500 bisque pottery pieces. Catherine and her artistic staff equip budding artists with all the necessary tools, including brushes, kilns, and fire hoses full of paint, to transform blank mugs and piggy banks into colorful works of art. Child- and adult-size tables set the stage for Family Thursdays, and date night on Fridays encourages flirty creativity with a two-for-one studio fee.
Before Comfort One Shoes' sole experts are allowed to fit a single shoe to a customer's foot, they must graduate from Comfort One University and undergo a mentorship process. It's only then that they can help shoppers find their desired footwear, whether it be lace-up Ziera boots, On running shoes with CloudTec technology, or Thierry Rabotin shoes, handmade without uncomfortable, rigid components. Alongside men's and women's footwear, the shop stocks an assortment of bags and accessories such as colorful iPhone cases from Triple C Designs that protect phone exteriors and conceal scratches from the last time you transformed into a werewolf.
Comfort One Shoes also seeks to better the world through creative philanthropic efforts, such as collecting 25,000 shoes for those without and offering their employees half their pay and time off to volunteer in the community. Perhaps such initiatives are part of the reason Comfort One Shoes earned the National Shoe Retailers Association’s Retailer of the Year Award in 2011.
Founded in 1990, Paymon Fine Rug Imports specializes in hand made rugs. We offer rugs in all price ranges, sizes, and designs. With over 20 years of experience, we know our rugs and carry an inventory that is unmatched on the East Coast. When you buy from us, we ensure that you are completely satisfied.
A local business for more than 75 years, Roxbury Farm & Garden Center equips gardeners with the gear they need to craft lush, leafy landscapes, as well as the materials they need to brew their own wines and ales. Customers can peruse a stock of more than 10,000 gardening necessities, such as a tree wrap, which protects bashful bark from being marred by sunscald, frost, and squirrel graffiti artists ($5.19). Invite popular winged guests to garden parties with a glass hummingbird feeder ($11.99) and repel reptilian attendees with 1.75 pounds of Snake Away ($1.75). A soft-grip Bypass pruner keeps thorns and overgrowth from destroying the yard's design, and also enables any skilled landscape artist to sculpt shrubbery into unique shapes or a life-sized tribute to the mailman ($10.59).
Play It Again Sports, a national franchise, hosts a sports-savvy staff that dedicates itself to providing growing athletes with new and used equipment from brands such as Easton, Rawlings, and Reebok. Shoppers can outfit slope-sliding adventures with a set of snowboarding boots ($39.99+), beef up musculature with free weights ($0.55/lb.), or eliminate putter auditing reports at every tee by corralling clubs in a golf bag ($19.99+). Play It Again Sports stocks its athletic arsenal with the help of its customers, offering buybacks for store credit, trade-ups for extra savings, and a lucrative bounty on baseballs saved from the maws of neighborhood dogs.
Since 1999, the specialists at VA Runner have outfitted customers with footwear for varied terrain, from local hiking trails to urban sidewalks. Although the staffers specialize in technologically advanced running shoes, they also work to make sure their clients are comfortable during everyday tasks such as walking the dog or pirouetting gracefully across slick supermarket floors. They call upon specialized knowledge in the fields of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to ensure a proper fit and enjoyable workout for each customer. The store also hosts races and running events, which can be viewed on its event page.