The Art Shop, a spacious fine-art gallery, shows off its framing prowess and artistic adroitness with the work of internationally known artists that adorns its walls. All framing is done on-site, and all The Art Shop's staff-members are career framers who have been putting diplomas, oil-paintings, limited-edition prints, and autographed hamburger-wrappers behind glass for 12 to 21 years. Peruse frames of every color and style, stacked in rows along the wall, or ask for help with a creative and complementary way to frame unusual objects, such as an arrowhead collection or a soldier's uniform. Hand-decorated French mats and specialty-cut mats are available, and the shop boasts one of the biggest selections of moldings in the state. Prices vary based on frame and matting options. Diplomas, posters, and small oil-paintings can usually be framed starting at $100, while photos and children's drawings of firefighting hippopotami start at $70. No matter what you choose to elegantize and fashionablize by wrapping it with wood and putting it on your wall, you're bound to be pleased with the results; all The Art Shop's framing jobs have a lifetime guarantee.
The olive lovers at Midtown Olive Press import more than 50 types of small-batch, flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars and dole out samples from tasting bars. The staff corks, seals, and whispers encouraging soliloquies to each flavor, pouring aromatic wild-mushroom-and-sage olive oil ($10 for a small; $14.99 for a medium; $26.99 for a large) into bottles or presenting guests with blood-orange olive oil infused with whole-pressed fruits ($11 for a small; $16.99 for a medium; $29.99 for a large). Fruity balsamic vinegars infuse dishes with crisp flavors and subtle sweetness, and champagne balsamic ($10 for a small; $14.99 for a medium; $26.99 for a large) blends french-champagne vinegar with traditional balsamic from Modena, Italy to create an ideal toast for a seafood dish's debutante debut. Kitchen accessories and gourmet goods also line the shop's shelves, such as imported pastas ($7.95–$9.50) and savory seasonings. Shoppers can also explore a selection of chocolate bark infused with citrus olive oil or peruse treats such as Next Organics banana coins, smothered in dark chocolate ($6.95), to reward hard-working tongues or bribe a monkey to wear a fedora.
America’s Mattress of the Carolinas' show rooms brim with plush, pillow-top, and memory-foam mattresses that vary in firmness and coil structure to help any sleeper find a match. The staff invites clients to try out a nap or enchanted slumber upon one of the store's own brand of budget-friendly mattresses. The selection also includes Tempur-Pedic models and Serta models, such as the iComfort with gel-infused memory foam.
To accessorize their purchases, clients can peruse a selection of bedroom furnishings, memory-foam pillows, and mattress protectors that seal in a mattress's naturally smoky flavor. Clients can enlist the store's staff to help haul away old bedding and set up new purchases.