The Wheel Cyclery helps to pair patrons with cycles from manufacturers such as Giant, Orbea, Scott, and Colnago and keeps them safely rolling with gear and maintenance services. Shelves brim with equipment from brands such as Sugoi and CamelBak, stocked alongside bike pumps, safety lights, custom insoles, and other accessories.
Maintenance services range from simple adjustments and lubrication to tune-up packages with wheel truing and complete drivetrain cleanings. The Wheel Cyclery’s calendar bursts with events that build a community of bike enthusiasts via weekly group bike rides with onsite childcare, maintenance classes, and spin classes for off-road finessing. To nurture the environment, staffers recycle or reuse 80% of the shop’s waste.
Merging golf clubs, gyms, and pools for their exclusive members, GreatLife Golf & Fitness’s collective includes 13 diverse golf courses throughout Kansas and Missouri, from the National Audubon Society–certified River Oaks in Grandview, Missouri, to the 1920-built The Oaks in Leavenworth. Golfers fearing course commitment can opt to play one 18-hole game on any of the well-manicured courses, all a prime lot for testing out swings or attempting a more avant-garde drop-kick method. Covering greens fees for four and two carts (up to $32/person) for one day, quartets can cruise around their chosen orb obstacle anytime during the weekday, while weekend play is limited to after 11 a.m.
The new and the old are both fashionable at KC Shoe Repair and Boot Store. With more than 20 years of experience, the shop’s staff members understand the value of sentimentality, and they help protect people’s treasured footwear and accessories by using professional Vibram products, time-honored techniques, and at least one genie wish. In addition to repairing or restoring shoes, baseball gloves, leather jackets, purses, and more, KC Shoe Repair and Boot Store installs orthopedic elevators and sells boots by brands such as Nocona and Chippewa.
Clothes and furniture find new life at Red Racks Thrift Stores. Through donations, the staffers at the store's 13 locations fill their racks and shelves with thousands of second-hand items for kids and adults, including name-brand garments from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, The Loft, and Donna Karan New York. They also stock furniture and other miscellaneous goods, such as books and home décor.
And something odd happens when these items arrive at checkout—the register doesn't ring up any sales tax. That's because Red Racks is a nonprofit organization, and all proceeds go to benefit the Disabled American Veterans, an organization that has advocated on behalf of veterans for more than nine decades. Red Racks' altruistic mission has proved successful so far—the inventory of each store typically turns over every 3–4 weeks.
Rod’s Hallmark offers gift-givers a myriad of attractive options, from dainty ornaments and well-crafted glassware to sparkling jewelry. With the holidays a swiftly approaching, ominous glow on the horizon, Hallmark is releasing 100 new Keepsake ornaments ($7.95 and up), with soon-to-be treasured tree-danglers including the Peanuts characters on ice and the Switzerland edition of the Santas Around the World collection. Freshen up your living room or shrine to Ben Stein with autumnal scents from Yankee Candle ($1.99–$24.99). Davinci Jewelry makes the ideal gift for your special anyone, with alluring beads ($6.99), necklaces ($19.99), and bracelets ($10.99) for your perusal. And, of course, Hallmark offers a wide array of gift and greeting cards for virtually every conceivable holiday, from recordable birthday cards to oddly specific missives that congratulate grandmothers on accidentally escaping from maximum-security prison.
The eye center boasts a collection of frames for adults by Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Armani Exchange, as well as kid-friendly frames from Disney and Nickelodeon. It also offer patients eye exams, contact lenses, and Latisse eyelash-growth serum, and its optometrists show their support for military personnel and veterans with complimentary eye exams and multiple pats on the back.
Perfect Sense Eye Care’s rock-star ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Wiles, has performed more than 30,000 ophthalmic surgeries to date, and that number keeps on growing. From removing cataracts to correcting blurry vision, the doctor's trusted hands can almost instantly eliminate the need for glasses and contacts. During his LASIK procedure, for example, he carefully reshapes the outermost layer of the eye⎯the cornea⎯thereby allowing the retina to better focus incoming light. Within 24 hours, patients who previously suffered from astigmatism or constantly forgot to open their eyes each morning can enjoy crisp, clear vision.