While their clothing goes for a relaxing soak inside solar-heated washers, Rossmore Laundry’s customers may enjoy the air-conditioned building and its free WiFi, three TVs, and machines that dispense ice cream, soda, and snacks. The laundromat keeps more than 100 credit-card-enabled machines in tiptop shape and ready to handle loads of up to 75 pounds, or a fully-clothed mannequin with ease. As an alternative to doing the work themselves, clients can drop off their laundry for pros who wash, iron, and fold loads for pickup.
With a springy-cork floor spattered with nontoxic paint, Mama & Me's facilities encourage tots to explore and create. Classes offer options for students age 6 months to 3.5 years and boost creativity and exercise motor skills in a variety of play structures and arenas. In the Little Movers course, rugrats romp across brightly colored foam obstacles. Parents can also participate in classes, helping tykes build social groups and remember what their invisible friends wore to last season's tea party.
Since 1982, Sea To You Sushi's deft chefs have traveled across the region doling out fresh, meticulously constructed sushi rolls at colleges, businesses, hotels, and country clubs. They cull an extensive supply of ingredients at their store, tapping into the well-stocked stash to guide nascent sushi-smiths through the art of constructing maki and nigiri rolls during Sushi School sessions.
The mobile gourmands also cater private parties, regaling revelers with custom menus and war stories about ferocious clumps of seaweed. Die-hard sushi fans can join Sea To You Sushi's C2U Sushi Club, which grants member discounts and special access to the company's facilities.
New England Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning's army of technicians arrives at doorsteps bearing truck-mounted steam cleaners that blast away smells and stains without the use of damaging chemicals. Hoses engulf soiled carpets, rugs, or upholstery with 220-degree water, which flushes through fibers to extract compacted dirt and stains left over from startling a mustard tester. Cleaning sessions forge pristine carpets without leaving a chemical residue, and optional carpet protectors can gird floorings against future stains. Before being hired, each technician must pass a comprehensive national background check, ensuring every carpet cleaner is safe, friendly, and not dripping with paint.
Birch St. House & Garden has called Roslindale home since 2001. Over the years we have expanded our selection of home accents and garden essentials to include jewelry, handbags, journals, children's gifts and more. Many items are fairly traded. Plus many local crafts people are represented here.
With 15 years of custom-framing experience, David Betz preserves original art, posters, canvasses, and keepsakes. Using the latest in conservation methods, David's will craft a customized cocoon for diplomas, dried flowers and all manner of 3-D objects including jerseys, medals, and unlucky horseshoes. While prices for custom framing can vary greatly according to size, type, and number of mats, as well as the frame and glass quality, David's can accommodate small simple custom pieces starting at around $40, or fashion a large shadowbox frame to hold a treasured sports jersey for $700.