Game Headz powers up electronic arsenals with its selection of pre-owned games and machines. With portable systems such as a used Nintendo Game Boy Advance ($19.99), nature-loving gamers entertain themselves while basking in summer’s embrace. Button mashers whip lazy thumbs into shape with recent titles ($20–$30) such as Grand Theft Auto IV, Saints Row 2, Fable II, and Resident Evil 4. Classic Atari games let customers dust off their “Tilden 4 President” bumper stickers and revisit an earlier chapter in video-game history. An affable staff of console buffs is always on hand to point visitors to exciting titles and engage in debates about the finer points of pixilated entertainment.
Holbrook Auto Repair has 13 service bays and a staff of ASE-certified technicians that service everything from the engine to the air conditioner. They offer oil changes, transmission work, and brake service to keep cars from premature retirement in a Florida junkyard. If a car needs a new part, the techs don’t need to go far; they stock parts for nearly every make and model, foreign and domestic, which they can install at the facility. Holbrook also carries tires from brands such as Goodyear and Michelin, and specializes in windshield replacement and repair.
The team at Elite Car Company checks each of their pre-owned cars from top to bottom before sending them off to new homes. They invite guests to go beyond kicking the tires of their inventory by checking out Carfax history reports, taking them for a test drive, and questioning the vehicle during a series of grueling interviews. With convenience in mind, the team invites customers to shop ahead of time by checking out Elite's online inventory.
The florists at Terry’s Enchanted Garden have created bouquets for Ford Motor Company, the MGM Grand Casino, and Detroit’s mayor. Despite their glamorous rolodex, however, they craft arrangements just as thoughtfully for their everyday customers. The veteran designers specialize in tropical arrangements, which they create from antheriums, orchids, and birds of paradise, rather than collapsed beach umbrellas. They can also construct custom floral creations for special occasions that range from birthday parties to monster-truck rallies, or recreate an array of stylish stock bouquets. For chic wares to complement their arrangements, clients can browse the shop’s boutique, which is stocked with a carefully curated selection of apparel, limited-edition art, and gift baskets packed with gourmet chocolate and snacks.
At simplycasual clothingstore, lads and lasses peruse racks of everyday attire, including denim, sweaters, and blazers, as well as upscale designer goods and imports from Italy and France. Stylish patrons prepare for casual nights on the town with chic tops ($27–$110) and an array of jeans ($39–$199). Jewelry ($12–$129) adds luster and allure to ho-hum ensembles, and sunglasses ($49–$300) thwart the sun's nefarious plot to make baseball caps mandatory. Green walls and red drapes accentuate the shop's airy, open atmosphere, which is created by cavernous ceilings and loft-style exposed ductwork.