Originally a simple pharmacy established in 1987, Penlar Pharmacy expanded in 1998 to include more than 100 vendor lines. Penlar went through a complete renovation in late 2011, revamping the decor and upgrading their computers to a new state-of-the-art system. Its goods range from Hallmark cards and gift items to balloons, plush animals from Britto, Melissa & Doug, and Mary Meyer. Penlar also carries a selection of cosmetic products, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and medical equipment. In order to adapt to evolving times, Penlar added two other advancements in 2004—online prescription refills and prescription delivery. Despite the growth, it still operates by its original motto: “Your doctor knows your name, why shouldn’t your pharmacist?”
Each person has unique bedding needs, and that’s why Princeton Mattress’s owners Janeen and Jim carry a range of mattresses to accommodate sleepers of all types. Joined by a staff of sleep consultants—who boast 33 years’ combined experience in the industry—they help each customer choose the perfect spot to rest their head. Inside a pastel-walled showroom, customers test out eco-friendly mattresses from Paramount, pressure-relieving 100% pure organic natural latex mattresses from Organicpedic, memory-foam mattresses from Tempur-Pedic and iComfort, and classic mattresses from Simmons Beautyrest and Serta Perfect Sleeper, for which Princeton Mattress is an authorized dealer. Princeton also sells handcrafted kids’ furniture by New Hampshire–based company Oak Designs. For purchases of $599 and up, staffers will deliver new bedding and remove old bedding, allowing customers to gaslight their roommates with a secret furniture swap.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. Pick up a Matrix accent chair ($249) in a bevy of academic hues, such as scarlet, black, ivory, and chocolate brown, then use it to accent your next book-club meeting’s discussion of Lego Star Wars. Ashley Furniture HomeStore's wide selection of sofas ($399+) make symbiotic pairs with a Cubit ottoman with a flip top ($119). Augment somnolence and fill the skeletal squares of empty bed frames with mattress sets from household brands such as Sealy.
The dedicated team at America's Mattress equips customers' sleeping quarters with plush dream platforms from makers including Serta, Tempur-Pedic, and iComfort. The family-owned-and-operated business’s staff members work without commission as they knowledgeably pair customers with ideal levels of softness and support. From the Serta collection, America's Mattress offers various sizes of the Denali ($99–$149), Greenburg EuroTop ($179–$199), and Southern Trace plush or firm ($299–$699) models, each equipped with such amenities as offset vertical coils and resistance to magic. The Serta TLC Autumnvale king set provides weary backs with individually wrapped coils for superior support ($999), and the Woodland Hills queen euro pillowtop ($649) cradles sleepers with a layer of memory foam that enables total recall of dreams.
The Mattress Factory's knowledgeable, non-commissioned staff guide customers to high-quality memory-foam, hybrid and innerspring mattresses from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Stearns & Foster and Beautyrest. Customers can shop at ease in an atmosphere that's free of sales pressure, price haggling, and the complex conversion of U.S. currency into the steel ingots accepted by mattress-making dwarves. The Mattress Factory will also set up your new mattress and remove your old one for free.
Creation Station encourages decorators to adorn and embellish a diverse selection of pottery in a colorful studio with complimentary paint and no sitting fees. Clay-based artistes may utilize the facilities for as long as they need to decorate pieces ranging from tiles ($8–$10) and mugs ($20–$27) to serving trays ($30–$50) and famous Disney characters ($23–$36), such as Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, and Annette Funicello. A full spectrum of shades bestows the freedom to personalize bisques before the expert staff of kiln tenders finishes off the masterpiece with free glazing and firing services. Creation Station welcomes customers every day of the week to take a seat on cushy stools at round worktables to transform a commonplace coffee cup into a gilded challis owned by the World's Greatest Inmate.