Fun City's laser maze, go-kart racing, and other attractions are a siren's call to groups looking for safe, thrilling entertainment. At one of the Denver area's largest indoor entertainment centers, three and a half acres of attractions—including inflatables, laser tag, and a rock-climbing wall—invite kids to run wild. An in-house bowling alley with Crazy Cosmic Bowling on Friday and Saturday nights plays host to hundreds of frames nightly. The pinnacle of this mecca of fun is the three-story foam factory, which blasts, drops, and tosses foam balls for endless enjoyment. Once young ones tucker themselves out, an arcade with virtual driving games, air hockey, and skee-ball can grant a sedentary reprieve. Winnable arcade tickets can be redeemed for prizes such as bikes or stuffed animals. To help visitors refuel, Fun City's kitchen churns out specialty pizzas, burgers, and burritos as well as alcoholic drinks for adults, and their party packages combine it all with private rooms and discounts on game credits.
Ace Hardware's supply-savvy staff leads homeowners through well-stocked shelves, provisioning them with all manner of property-preening products. A fresh can of Ace Paint or Benjamin Moore paint brightens up a sad room or adds the necessary darkness to a nonscary horror closet; to calculate the number of gallons they'll need, shoppers can simply use Ace's helpful paint estimator. Homeowners can illuminate secret projects with a Cooper Lighting halogen work light ($24.99) or mount wall adornments and poltergeist eviction notices using the potpourri of screws cuddled up inside the Walldog decorator kit ($14.99). Embrace outdoor living with Ace's exterior accouterments, which range from grills to outdoor lighting and pest-repelling equipment. Customers with questions need only summon an Ace employee for advice and suggestions, whether they require assistance finding nuts and bolts or adding another basement to the house.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.