Boasting free engraving and embroidering options for all of the items in its online store, My Personal Memories lets shoppers add an individual touch to gifts and keepsakes. Hundreds of items line its digital shelves, presenting personalized gifts themed for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays. Options include personalized wine glasses and coaster sets for entertaining guests, along with pub signs, beer mugs, and shot glasses for at-home bar setups. My Personal Memories also engraves iPad cases, money clips, business-card holders, and pens, ensuring office supplies don't wind up in the pockets of absent-minded coworkers or the boss's evil twin.
Steve and Tom Sanna oversee Bristol's Garden Center, a verdant, 11-acre garden and nursery that has been greening up the Rochester region for more than 25 years. Their flora emporium blooms with more than 900 varieties of trees, shrubs, and specialty plants ranging from red maple and spruce to dwarf evergreens and ornamental trees. Cacti, houseplants, and cascading fountains fill their tropical greenhouse with sweet scents and calming sounds, and leafy residents in the covered greenhouses include perennials, ornamental grasses, and hostas. The center's garden store arms DIYers with tools, soils, and fertilizers, and professional landscapers lend out their services to customers whose thumbs are flesh-colored instead of green.
A multifaceted three-floor retail emporium, Williamson Hardware boasts an array of tools, fuels, décor, and accessories to help customers achieve maximum home and yard enjoyment. The selection of hardware includes light bulbs ($1.99–$24.99), hammers ($4.99–$36.99), tape rulers ($4.99–$24.99), and other gadgetry useful for everyday projects from building Rube Goldberg devices to constructing life-sized statues of Rube Goldberg. Williamson Hardware also features an extensive heating and stove department stocked with stove parts and fireplace accessories, as well as a country cellar trimmed with all the tents, grills, hammocks, and outdoor gear necessary for cooking out, camping, or napping under the watchful gaze of kindly elm trees.
At Sakura Garden, diners don’t have to choose between Chinese food or sushi—they can enjoy them both in a single meal before washing it down with an Asian beer or fruit-flavored sake. At the corner sushi bar, chefs combine vinegared rice, seaweed, fresh fish, and vegetables into artfully prepared dishes such as the Sakura Garden special roll, a colorful mix of tuna, salmon, crab, eel, and avocado rolled up in soy paper, then drizzled in a housemade sauce and flying-fish roe. The Chinese dishes are just as fresh and delicious; choose from a number of pork, chicken, beef, or shrimp entrees served with white or brown rice.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.