For more than 50 years, Allegro Music has been fostering fellowship among area musicians of all ages. The shop, which is open seven days a week, has all the provisions for a successful musical journey. Lessons with experienced instructors help students sharpen their skills. There's classical and modern sheet music aplenty, and staff can track down a composer or piece you can't find in-house. The store’s collection of brand-name instruments includes guitars, keyboards, and band instruments, as well as nontraditional percussion instruments such as congas and djembes. And they can outfit drummers with customizable drums from Mapex that feature fearsome orange alligator skin or your favorite Cathy cartoon strip. When instruments start to squeak, repair-shop manager Gabe Eaton nurses them back to health along with fellow technicians Brian Hart and Joel Ryan.
The shelves at Color Me Mine’s studios teem with whimsical bisque-pottery pieces—pony and princess figurines, piggy banks, and kitty-cat mugs—each stark white and waiting for the brush strokes of a budding artist. That artist might be a birthday boy at a party or a grown-up unwinding at a girls' night out. No previous experience is required, as the studio staff dispenses plenty of painting tips, stencils, and artistic inspiration. Afterwards, the staff will fire the resulting pieces, which can then be used as décor or dinnerware thanks to Color Me Mine's lead-free, food-safe, paints.
Regan Nursery is a full-service garden center that boasts a massive selection of roses alongside a wide variety of other plants such as hydrangeas, trees, water plants, fruits, vegetables, and more. Though science has already proven that violets are not blue (they're violet), Regan's more than 1,000 featured rose varieties (starting at $32.99) finally lay to rest the theory that all roses are red. The roses featured in the nursery literally take on a life of their own; they can spring up to greet you with an Aloha, glisten in the late afternoon like an Amber Sunblaze, or strike vivid flashbacks of that one April in Paris when you saw that guy do that thing.
Any Mountain's gear-grappling professionals match outdoorspeople with durable, top-brand athletic equipment and apparel for any foray into the great outdoors. The ski rental performance package adorns renters of any skill level in technologically advanced skis, boots, and poles for whizzing down slopes or slowly sliding to victory. The experienced staff assists renters with selecting gear, ensuring an excellent fit, compatibility with skill level, and removal of residual snow. Any Mountain keeps skiccessories expertly maintained and tuned for safety and high performance no matter the marshmallow content of the mountain.
Mobili Wireless’ phone cases vary from the simple—traditional colors such as blue, red, and purple—to the dazzling—butterfly emblems with sequins encrusted on the wings. And their expansive stock doesn’t just accommodate different style tastes. The shop sells accessories for most smartphones, including Samsung phones, iPhones, and old payphones that you shrunk in the dryer. Elsewhere in the store, customers can peruse protective films that prevent screens from shattering, and accessories such as headphones, speakers, and waterproof bags.