Tucked in the rustic overgrowth beside the creek that inspired its name, Covington Creek Nursery spans 5 perfectly manicured acres adorned year-round with seasonal, local, and rare flowers, herbs, and trees. Staffers help guests wandering through the greenery, offering tips on bird-feeder care, how to maintain unusual plants such as Japanese maples, or what to do if trees become infested with bad-mannered wood nymphs. They also invite guests to hands-on classes and events such as Easter-egg hunts and vertical-gardening how-to sessions.
Although often overlooked, the floor is the most important part of the home because without it, there would be nothing to walk on and nowhere to break dance. All Flooring Wholesalers recognizes this fact, and for the past 25 years has devoted much its 2,500-square-foot showroom solely to thousands of carpet, hardwood, tile, and laminate-flooring samples. Its inventory, which ranges from solid walnut planks to laminate tile, has options across all price ranges. All items can be installed by the in-house team of flooring installers who travel to homes within King and Pierce Counties and replace existing floors with fresh planks or layers of cushy carpet.
At The Grape Adventure, a wine bar and restaurant that was recognized by the Washington State Wine Commission as a Grand Award winner in 2010, the menu of inventive tapas and upscale American cuisine teams up with a sprawling list of imported and domestic wines to sate hunger and thirst. The tapas-style avocado-hummus plate serves as a pool in which pita chips and tomatoes play ($8.95) and the steak bruschetta drapes seasoned steak and tomato salad over a warmly toasted baguette augmented by a gorgonzola spread ($9.95).
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
Nature’s Market’s sunny aisles span 6,000 square feet and stock a bountiful supply of organic, all-natural foods. A large selection of gluten-free goods caters to those with gluten allergies, and the frozen-foods aisle boasts vegan and vegetarian meals as well as dairy-substitute ice creams. While picking out locally farmed eggs and bulk dried fruits, guests can slurp a freshly blended smoothie at the drink bar. A vast supply of vitamins and supplements promote balanced health, dry and canned food is available for pets, and cookbooks impart wisdom on baking, preparing healthy meals, and properly cooking an engagement ring into a gluten-free pie.
Whether repairing transmissions, clutches, or brakes, Auburn Transmissions & Auto Repairs’ mechanics use their combined 20 years of experience to diagnose auto ailments. In addition to repairs, they also offer life-extending maintenance services, such as oil changes, tune-ups, and inspections.