Casual Marketplace caters to the furnishing-fixated with distinctive pieces suitable for a medley of styles and tastes. A sizable selection of tableware ($3–$29) brings elegance to everyday dinners and a sense of danger to indoor frisbee-golf tournaments, and silk flowers ($15–$199) add lasting beauty to the vases that hold them. Those looking to add light to rooms without subletting the sun may invest in a lamp ($29–$349), available in shapes chic, sleek, and rounded. Backyard accouterments such as outdoor rugs ($129–$499) and pillows ($39–$149) add colors and textures to nature's grassy breakfast nooks.
Neither Henry nor Carol Huffman, the founders of Cheese Chalet, had any idea that their future careers would be in gourmet dairy products when they first married. Henry was teaching Spanish at the University of Delaware when their local cheese shop closed down in 1976. Though the two began joking about opening their own shop, jokes soon turned to discussion, discussion turned to planning, planning turned to knock-knock jokes, and within a few months, the pair officially opened their first shop. Today, with Henry and Carol still at the helm, their staff of seven seasoned employees prepares fresh deli-style takeout meals and catering trays as they maintain the store’s stock of bulk and prepackaged cheeses from around the world.
The highly educated clinicians at The Peacemaker Center use their faith as true north when guiding clients to happier lives. Their counseling services cater to a wide array of issues, from those affecting the individual to ones eating away at families. And some zero in on more specific problems, such as eating disorders or drug and alcohol addictions.
Even as it celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014, the family-owned Colton's Cleaners still trades on the customer service and eager-to-please attitude that it did when it was just an upstart. Across that span of time, the cleaners have handled sartorial staining issues in every era, from wine stains on war-rationed nylons to ketchup stains on Zubaz pants. Their services also extend to tailoring and alterations, and customers who join the company's route service enjoy free pick up and delivery of clothing items, each labelled in a clothing bag with the name and special instructions.