The ride-revitalizing technicians of King Cotton AutoPlex spruce up vehicles of all sizes inside and out with attentive detailing services. Technicians scrub down cars by hand, ensuring every crevice gets sudsed and polished, then buff and wax the paint job until it's as shiny as a disco ball at a flashlight convention. Tires enjoy a thorough shining, and dusty dashes relinquish their grimy coatings during a wipe-down as a vacuum suctions out loose crumbs to create a clean palette for a deep steam cleaning. Staffers then meticulously evict stains while deodorizing interiors to give cars that new-car smell without hiding another, smaller car in the trunk.
HobbyTown’s enthusiastic staff encourages customers of all ages to dive into their deep selection of diversions and collectables. Science kits enable lab partners to analyze colony behavior in a Giant Ant Farm ($24.99) or spend hours hunched over an All About Rocks science kit ($15.97), which helps pintsize geologists to grow crystals and learn why rock always beats scissors. Astronaut ambitions gravitate toward an Alpha III rocket set ($29.99) capable of launching its vessel nearly 1,200 feet into the stratosphere before it parachutes back to Earth.
Pig-N-Whistle slathers savory barbecue sauce onto every slice of pork, chicken, and turkey on its menu and hickory-smokes them inside an on-site smoker. Cheer up lonely taste buds with a chopped barbecue-shoulder sandwich nestled in a toasted bun, topped with barbecue sauce, and holding hands with cole slaw ($3.99). The full slab of ribs for one ($16.99) silences the stomach's growls and snarky TV recaps and is served with two sides, such as fried okra or barbecue baked beans. Finish the feast with Pig-N-Whistle's signature hot cobbler with ice cream, whose mingling of gooey warmth and freezing cold creates a mist thick enough to hide its eater from the searching eyes of implacable mall survey-takers.
Since 1964, Guitar Center has paired musicians with guitars, keyboards, drums, Pro Audio gear, and necessary accessories, including DJ and recording equipment to capture newly made melodies. An iPad music-stand adaptor ($39.99) connects an iPad to a music stand, allowing musicians to access online programs and music apps on-stage, or to publicly dedicate a song to their online Scrabble partner. A clip-on tuner ($29.99) keeps notes pitch-perfect, and Guitar Center’s array of sheet music produces a wider variety of sounds than singing from a thesaurus, with options that include the C-surfing The Real Blues Book ($31.49). Stitch tighter harmonies by threading notes onto Slinky guitar strings ($3.79), or use the value of today's Groupon toward a larger purchase, such as the Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar ($169–$179.99). Guitar Center rounds out its collection of gear with Pro Audio and DJ equipment, keyboards, and drums, allowing every band member or solo cymbal player to stock up on their chosen form of expression.
Rounded archways and chandeliers decorate the interior of Wink Couture, a multicultural salon staffed by friendly stylists. Those stylists beautify all types of skin and hair with custom-tailored services. They purify skin with spa facials, apply flattering makeup, and update hairstyles with color or texture-altering treatments. Eyelash extensions are another specialty.