Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.
Under the supervision of the Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth, Karsh bakes its decadently frosted cakes, pull-apart breads, and pretty pastries on-site. The full-line bakery features Old World ingredients in all its offerings. Try the raisin twist ($6) for a tasty morning starter, or the square challah ($4.50), which fries up nicely for french-toast breakfasts with Jeremy Piven. On the sweeter side, cheesecakes ($1.75–$33.60), brownies ($1.80–$3.95), éclairs ($3.95), and turnovers ($2.75) are like Febreeze for your stomach, quickly eliminating the leftover residue of a dull day's unpleasantries. New York expats can savor a taste of the motherland with Karsh's delicious black-and-white cookies ($3.25), along with bobkas ($11), hamentashen ($2.15–$2.35), rugalach ($12.90/lb), kuchens ($12.50), and other Yiddish yummies.
Like superheroes swooping in to spread joy, Payne and Morrison Florist stocks and delivers florals in rainbow-besting shades year-round. Payne and Morrison Florist is owned and operated as a family business, and the folks manning the counters within treat each customer with the reverence of family, helping elevate occasions with bright buds, tropical arrangements, dried flowers, and potted plants. Each season brings new blooms, which can add elegance to dining-room tables sharing space with an accompanying gift basket from the shop. With a knack for arranging the baskets with the store’s stock of candles and gourmet fruits, each package ordered commemorates the gift receiver and gives the gift giver an inner warmth that can only come from feeling so good they forgot all about standing under the sun.
Hardware Unlimited is more than a Hardware store, we offer great deals on home improvement items, pool maintenance, pet supplies, home decor, painting, lumber, garden & patio plus we offer specialty services like keys, custom screens and a special order desk.
Silently shout your hidden emotions, deepest desires, and most outrageous fantasy-football trades with a bouquet of 12 roses or a six-rose bouquet rounded out with lilies from Earley’s Flowers for $30 (a $60 value). Statement-making sprouts from this bud boutique are perfect for any occasion, including Sweetest Day on October 16, birthdays, Thanksgiving, and factory strikes, but excluding Valentine's Day.
A stark contrast to the surrounding arid scenery, Elgin Nursery and Tree Farm’s lush 35-acre grounds yield verdant trees and plants sure to thrive under the searing desert sun. Since 1986, the expansive gardening center has supplied metro-area green thumbs with native, desert-adapted, Mediterranean, and tropical plants, and trees that sprout legal tender despite parents' contradictory opinions. Its staff is comprised of a group of knowledgeable horticulturalists, some of whom are bilingual, as well as two ISA Certified Arborists, who share their expertise on the proper diagnoses for sick plants, solutions for irrigation issues, and other planting advice, The center's packets of seeds and all manners of gardening tools, planters, and charming yard art also vie for the attention and lasting affection of strolling visitors.
Far more than a purveyor of organic matter, Elgin Nursery and Tree Farm also expands its patron’s grey matter with free gardening workshops on topics such as vegetable gardening, pruning, and landscape irrigation. They also offer delivery and planting services in the Phoenix-metro area for an additional fee. The neighborhood arbor hub supports seniors, military members, and frequent visitors with additional discounts, in addition to guaranteeing all plants for one-year after the date of purchase.