Stocked with all the stuff kids—and the young at heart—love, Z's Penny Candy is packed with candies, fresh popcorn, and pinatas. Inside the brightly-painted store, customers can explore the aisles to find boxes and bars of classics, from Snickers and Pez to bags of Big League Chew and jars stuffed with something your brother will just steal anyway. The staff also scoops up ice cream and keeps a slushie machine churning out cool treats for respite from the heat in the summertime.
At Michigan Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry, Dr. Mastis plies her toothy trade with the confidence of more than 20 years of practice and regular work as a lecturer and clinical adviser on advanced dental techniques. The office maintains its commitment to up-and-coming technologies by furnishing an arsenal of sophisticated devices and techniques such as digital 3-D impressions, Lumibrite whitening, and 21 dental lasers capable of reducing pain during oral procedures and playing games of tag with fidgety tongues. As new cosmetic products, such as Lumineers and Invisalign, add a healthful sheen and straightness to smiles, dentists help maintain overall oral health with preventative-care methods such as digital x-rays and VELscope imaging.
The chefs at Chapoton Woods Market handcraft spreads of homemade Mediterranean dishes. Nimble hands chop herbs into verdant helpings of tabbouleh ($5.99/pound) and bundle fresh ingredients into neatly wrapped cabbage rolls ($6.99/pound) or stuffed grape leaves ($6.99/pound). For carnivores or rebellious teenage triceratopses, customers can pick up meat pies ($1.25 for one, $11.99 for a dozen) or kibbeh, meaty croquettes that are fried crispy and golden brown ($1.50 for one, $6.99 for five). An order of hummus ($5.99/pound) teaches party guests that chickpeas not only make good substitutes for paintballs but can also transform into a creamy, tasty dip. The market also offers a selection of traditional Western comfort fare such as deli sandwiches, lasagna, and pizza.
Kutchey Family Market traces its origins back to the 1830s, when three brothers of the Kutchey family came to Warren from their native Belgium and established a farm. Like a treasured heirloom or a dominant gene for cowlicks, the farm was passed down from generation to generation. Today, David Kutchey carries on the family tradition at the market's stalls. Those who visit the bustling neighborhood farmers' market can take home a cornucopia of fresh, Michigan-grown produce and products, ranging from cabbages, strawberries, onions, and sweet corn to pickles and Amish jellies and jams. The bounty of the market's inventory changes from season to season, with greenhouses full of baby plants for aspiring green thumbs available in the spring and rows of evergreen Christmas trees sold in December.
Schott's Market's epicurean specialists equip its aisles with a fresh array of USDA Choice meat selections, produce and baked goods and carefully process personal hunting yields to each customer's specifications. In addition to processing and packaging venison to keep it as fresh as an unopened DJ Jazzy Jeff album, the meat market offers freshly ground beef ($2.99/lb.) and more than 20 varieties of store-made sausages ($2.59–$2.99/lb.). Whole chickens ($1.49/lb.) and new york strip steak ($3.99/lb.) also adorn the deli each day, along with chicken and beef kebabs ($5.99/lb.) and other delicacies that eliminate the need for preparing food at home and getting lost in the enthralling plots of cookbooks. Hunters can arrange to have their deer deboned, cut, wrapped in freezer-safe paper, and frozen by the fillet aficionados, who can also transform buckshot bounty into deer sausage ($3/lb.), breakfast links ($5/lb.), jerky ($15/lb.), or smoked salami ($15/stick).