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Since 1987, Indiana Mulch & Stone has supplied central Indiana with everything necessary for creating scenic, eco-friendly outdoor spaces. The shop stocks bulk landscaping products such as recycled mulch and boulders as well as landscaping tools and outdoor fountains. The expert staff offer the same friendly, knowledgeable service to every customer, whether that customer is a professional landscaper or a first-time gardener.

1451 S West St

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: IFCD is a family-owned performance gym where each athlete is a considered a member of our family.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Inside Gathering Place Sports Complex

Recommended Age Group: Kids

"Because we are a small gym, we can work with our athletes one-on-one to make sure they come together as a team," explains Janelle Cissell, the business manager at Indy Fusion Cheer & Dance. This approach?one part individual instruction, one part teamwork?is a big reason why so many kids stick around the performance-arts gym for years.

Cissell and head coach Maya Paynee strive to make all of their students feel like part of the family, whether their interests skew toward jazz or hip hop. Regardless of the techniques they're working on, the instructors' primary goal is to encourage and support. They've recently relocated their gym to a new sports complex on the south side of Indianapolis, which features plenty of space to spread out as well as a rumored anti-gravity chamber.

3915 Madison Avenue Suite 7

Signature service: Ceramics classes and parties for all ages

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Brands Used: Amaco clay and glazes

Pro Tip: Don't be afraid to get dirty. All materials used generally come out of clothing in a regular wash.

Q&A with the Owner

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

My first ceramics class was my senior year in high school, and I've been doing it ever since.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

Pay as you go classes offer flexibilty with your schedule, your wallet, and the level of skill you wish to achieve.

What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?

Come with ideas on what you want to make. We can't always bring your idea to fruition, but we can certainly try.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Plan to visit the other wonderful businesses in the Fountain Square area. There are fabulous places to eat, shop, and we even have a wonderful little library.

1043 Virginia Avenue