Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Tire?s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize d?cor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on ]Modern Tire Dealer's](http://www.moderntiredealer.com/) list of Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.
Each Eye Doctor?s Optical Outlets location is doctor-owned, uniting the staff with a common vision to sharpen sight and boost eye health. Eye examinations reveal prescriptions and uncover any other ocular problems. After patients choose a new set of lenses, the in-house technicians get to work crafting them in the shop?s own lab rather than sending them off to be made during a summer camp?s arts and crafts day. Sundry designer frames border eyes in looks from Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs to Nike and Harley Davidson, and there is usually a trio of technicians in the shop, enabling multiple clients to summon help with a single pigeon call.
At its nine area locations, Eye Express sharpens the sight of patients of all ages with an extensive lineup of brand-name frames and a lens lab in every office. During eye exams, board-certified doctors employ sophisticated laser technology that helps detect signs of optical maladies such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and early-onset death-ray vision. Stylish frames and sunglasses from brands such as Oakley, Christine Dior, and Costa encircle a wide variety of specialty anti-glare, impact-resistance, and photochromic lenses, while contacts come in daily and weekly disposable form.
Walking into a Hobby Town USA is like immersing yourself in a science fair, toy store, and art-supply shop all at the same time. Started in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1980, the store has since grown across the nation while continuing to support the blooming minds of all hobby enthusiasts, whether they enjoy models, ant farms, kites, or wood carving. And since many of the staffers are involved in their own side projects outside the town of hobbies, they can happily guide guests through Hobby Town's many departments, offering tips and advice along the way.
Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair cures footwear injuries and leaves toe room in its schedule for shoe-accessory retail. Busted heel tips can be replaced on women’s high heels ($10.75–$17.25/pair) or on most men’s shoes ($25–$28/pair). For a new look on a weathered pair, a professional shoeshine ($6.50/pair) brings luster to vintage penny loafers and camouflages snakeskin-boot blackheads. Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair strives to take on even small repair jobs ($5.50 each) such as a quick grooming of frayed sneakers or recalibrating the coordinates of ruby-slipper GPS systems. The shop can also fix other leather goods such as purses, belts, wallets, and golf bags.
The expert botanists at Tyler Floral harness the artistic power of flowers to create complex, sweetly scented floral arrangements. Combining rich red roses, stargazer lilies, and white freesia, the Sweetly Scented bouquet whisks noses to a state of blissful happiness ($65–$85). Awarded annually to the wizard who banishes winter to its frosty burrow, the Springtime Reward can also be used to taunt acquaintances who don't believe in spring ($45–$65). The sunny Rainbow of Blooms lugs a bag of joy into every room it enters and liberally applies smiles to every person it sees ($45–$65). In addition to flowers, Tyler Floral cares for a slew of houseplants, such as the Chinese evergreen, that offer to transform rooms into lush forest habitats ($35–$75).