DFW Furniture can make any empty room feel like home. From leather sectionals to dining-room tables, DFW—with locations all along the east coast—helps remodel residences and replace milk crates serving as substitute cribs. It also carries high-quality mattresses and mattress sets from makers such as Sealy and Simmons.
At Cell Phones and More, clients browse phones and accessories from carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Boost, Cricket, and Virgin Mobile. Onsite technicians can reignite the healthy glow of a damaged smartphone screen or rekindle connections between computers and the Internet. Staffers can unlock phones, allowing devices to switch carriers without losing functionality or running away from home in search of their old signals. The shop also buys gently used cell phones and dishes out servings of prepaid minutes.
In a homey, convivial setting, Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe pairs tobacco aficionados with approximately 300 facings of premium-grade cigars. La Flor Dominicana's Digger cigars ($10.00 each) taste-tase tongues with powerful full-bodied flavors. An 8’x20’ walk-in humidor displays fragrant selections, and a TV-equipped smoking lounge is BYOB and features an espresso machine, similar to many modern workplaces. Current specials include five cigars for $20, or a choice to try the new house special, which includes three sizes of Alec Bradley stogies ($3–$3.50). Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe’s dedicated, helpful staff can also place special orders and demonstrate the proper technique for holding a cigar while showering.
Brandon was six credits away from graduating when he dropped out of college in pursuit of something bigger. That life-changing decision was followed by another life-changing decision: he bought a silk-screen press and graphic-design software and started making T-shirts. Together, these two moments spawned DeadBuryDead, a T-shirt company that now makes vintage-inspired tops for men and women. Most of the tees are made with 100% organic cotton and all of them feature carefully designed phrases, images, poetic sayings, and simple, rustic designs. The women’s black-and-white Joie de Vivre shirt uses an art-deco-inspired font, and the Teenage Wasteland tee makes a statement so the wearer doesn’t have to sing it. The shirts share digital shelf space with equally rustic-looking accessories, such as necklaces, clasps, and pocketknives.