A philosopher at heart, Nick Horman sought to find the perfect pickle. Unable to achieve this pinnacle of crunchy taste, he founded Horman’s Best Pickles to provide customers with diverse and quality pickles. His shop’s philosophy draws from Socrates’ wisdom in Plato’s Apology, exclaiming that “the unexamined pickle is not worth eating.” With this dedication to quality in mind, he sells 11 varieties of specialty pickles including kosher dill, sweet Cajun, red flannel, honey mustard, and new dill. Patrons can purchase the pickles through his regular appearances at local farmer’s markets and in the back of your refrigerator.
What was once Lil's Dancing School has now transformed into The Studio Dance & Pilates, thanks to a longtime Lil's teacher, June Coppola. Her lifelong journey with dance began at age 4, and after 23 years of teaching at Lil's, she got the chance to take it over and realize her dream of owning her own studio. Now, a multitude of experienced teachers, including a core group that has danced together for more than 25 years, lead classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance for dancers of all ages. Coppola has also incorporated Pilates, yoga, and Zumba into the class offerings, giving her clients a chance to both hone their dance skills and tone their bodies.
In 1927, Jack Cohen began selling eyeglasses from a pushcart in New York City with a novel goal: to match each wearer with a pair that fit their style as well as their prescription. Today, specialists carry on his philosophy with prescription specs from American and European labels such as Prada, Valentino, and Coach. After a visitor sits down for a fitting, a trained style professional handpicks the eyeglasses or sunglasses that best complement their face shape, eye color, and tattoo of four eyeballs. Frames come in a variety of colors and materials, and each can be customized with polarized and optical-quality lenses to ward off glare and UV rays. Meanwhile, a team of optometrists resides onsite to assess the pupils during comprehensive eye exams.