President Jack Hanania and his sales and service staff manage and maintain an inventory of brand new 2012 and 2011 Acura models and pre-owned vehicles. The factory-fresh sedans, SUVs, and wagons flaunt their prowess in the showroom and their agile handling during test-drives, and pre-owned vehicles honk with glee after passing in-depth quality inspections that validate their healthy vitals and robust parts. Staffed by certified technicians, the service department doles out oil changes and system services, administers repairs backed by OEM parts, and outfits cars with sleek new tint-films that prevent the sun from darkening the hides of interior armrests and canine passengers.
The chromatic champions at Color Wheel Paint dispense distinctive pigmentations in more than 1,600 colors, along with providing the necessary tools to complete any painting project. Coat abashedly naked walls with a gallon of flat Hi-Hide interior paint ($19.86/gallon) or Optima Satin Supreme ($31.73/gallon), which can colorize anything from bedroom walls to the picket fence marking the boundary of your office's cubicles. Drab exteriors receive a tinting treatment with a gallon of Tropicoat 100% Acrylic Latex Paint ($30.65/gallon), primed with a coating of Quick Cure Acrylic Conditioner ($25.16/gallon), ideal for previously painted surfaces. Home tidiers can also aid the spreading process with Master Choice tools, such as the Klondike 3-inch angle sash brush ($14.72), with a soft bristle for ticklish walls, and the 12'x15' canvas drop cloth ($20.43).
As the engine stirs to life and the vessel floats away from port, "SALTY" cruises along the Ortega River just before requesting an opening and going under the Ortega River Bridge. The retired fishing boat was once a crab fishing vessel working out of Louisiana, but has since traded in its crab pots and yummy cargo for more festive features—namely, an on-board frozen drink machine and booming sound system. SALTY's modern incarnation makes it the ideal host for Island Party Entertainment’s Sunset and Party Cruises, which coast up and down St. John’s River and soak up sunsets at The Jacksonville Landing.
Chamblin’s Bookmine is a longtime city institution. As the original location of this local bookseller mini-chain, the Chamblin’s on Roosevelt take a towering, overstuffed warehouse approach to selling their tomes. Established in 1976, Chamblin’s has over a million titles, plus an array of old magazines, maps, atlases, audio books and DVD's for sale. Chamblin’s also buys and sells used books with a generous trade-in policy, which can be used towards their new book collection. The properly-named book mine is a deep trove of hidden gems, stacked floor-to-ceiling with piles of books, shelved on long, rough natural wood shelving. The painted concrete floor offers large yellow arrows help guide customers to their requested section, and a few library tables and chairs beckon you to sit and read for a bit. Literature lovers will certainly get lost in Chamblin’s Book Mine.
The friendly car-fixers at Cadillac of Orange Park keep four-wheeled friends in road-ready order with comprehensive tune-up and preventive services. Each two-hour roadster renovation commences with a standard oil change as mechanics flush out old crud and hidden vegemite deposits in favor of 6 quarts of fresh-faced fluids. Next, the factory-trained staff pores over potential problem spots, taking a comprehensive gander at cars' constituent parts during the 27-point full-auto inspection. Horseless carriages end their outings under purifying jets of water, washing away highway gunk and the poltergeists of old bumper stickers.
Founded by Chief Master William Clark, Karate America is a popular martial-arts school that believes martial arts can make people happier and healthier. With locations around Florida, Karate America is staffed by highly trained instructors teaching children and adults the self-defense moves of tae kwon do, krav maga, and kickboxing. While training in a team-like atmosphere in each of these classes, members learn self-discipline and respect, gain lean muscle, and burn calories.