The groomers at Grateful Dog Grooming like to say that they treat every fur-covered client like a member of the family—which isn’t surprising given they have team members such as Sally, a spunky Boston terrier, making regular appearances and greeting visitors with wide grins. Within the shop’s warm orange walls, groomers give dogs and cats an all-over styling with services such as bathing, teeth brushing, nail filing, and hot-oil treatments. Staffers can even give pets a bit of style by adding a decorative scarf or a gold-rimmed monocle before owners return to retrieve their four-legged pals.
For more than 15 years, MaxCare Professional Cleaning Systems’ uniformed, licensed, and insured technicians have traveled to homes and businesses to thwart accumulating grime before it takes over neighborhoods. Their carpet-cleaning services freshen up floor fibers with an industry-standard hot-steam-extraction system, and their 800-psi pressure washer restores sparkles to dirty tile and grout in bathrooms and kitchens. The multitalented cleaning crew can also sanitize air vents and seal flooring, and stands on call 24-hours a day for emergency water-extraction service after hazardous visits from the world’s largest water balloon. MaxCare Professional Cleaning Systems’ cleaning expertise is not only limited to homes, but also treats modes of transportation such as cars, RVs, and yachts.
At Skate Station Funworks, joyful chatter emanates from a bevy of attractions that equip players with go-karts, golf clubs, or roller skates. The 800-foot-long go-kart track stretches beneath 22 gas-powered carts that zoom around the turns in blurs of neon color, and the Swamp Golf mini-golf course lets club swingers romp through pirate-themed marshy scenery and greens without the hassle of timeshare-selling parrots. Arcade-goers shoot hoops or man the wheel at racing consoles as skaters glide over the surface of a wood-floored rink with the grace of a tutu-clad hovercraft. Elsewhere, mountaineers attempt to conquer the heights of a rock wall in three consecutive tries, and six fully automated batting cages pitch baseballs and softballs at three speed levels. A three-level play zone delights sprouts ages 10 and younger, and laser-tag opponents take a break from playfully zapping each other to visit Wally’s Café to refuel.
Though the titular owner of Crazy Dave's Music might tell you his music shop began with dragons and goblins, it really began with the even more fantastic 1980s. Years after assuming ownership of a failing Orange Park pawn shop, Dave realized that the most popular items in his inventory were always musical instruments. In keeping with the demand, he banded together with local musicians to turn his space into a fully realized music store. Construction crews renovated new rooms for live sound equipment and effects lighting, filled the old jewelry cases with pedals and microphones, and lined the walls with mixing equipment and synthesizers. Today, Dave's store still houses a menagerie of instruments and accessories. Shelves and corners filled with DJ gear and high-end guitars bear the logos of famous brands such as Fender, Moog, and Yamaha.
Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store can help bundle important packages or entire households into sturdy, snug containers. The sizes of UPS's durable shipping boxes ($2–$15) range from jewelry box to jukebox, making it easy to delight far-off loved ones with tokens of affection or frustrate enemies with a package containing 12 nested boxes. Larger, lighter-weight moving boxes build strength with an array of tape, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts. The UPS Store's on-site packaging experts gladly assess moving and shipping needs, dishing out advice on the number of boxes one might need or the best way to wrap one's extensive collection of Harry Caray snow globes.