Amid the royal-blue walls and black-and-white décor of Phone Restore’s electronics laboratory, skilled device technicians perform artful display facelifts on a range of gadgets. After drop-off, the specialists employ meticulous smoothing techniques to rid Apple-device screens of nicks, scratches, and unsightly rotary-dial growths. The store’s inventory of phone accessories—such as Skullcandy brand phone cases ($15–$40)—keep devices polished and protected. Patrons can also commission a screen repair for a Samsung, Motorola, or Android phone ($59–$139), or fix a water-damaged handheld after a GPS-enhanced bout of marco polo in the pool.
Local quilters’ pinwheel and patchwork creations adorn the walls of Floyd and Lizzie’s, their kaleidoscopic colors and patterns enlivening the high-ceilinged space. It’s the most conspicuous sign of the shop's mission to foster a community of quilters within their spacious environs. In addition to proudly displaying patrons’ finished pieces, they offer a diverse class curriculum that equips crafters of all ages and levels to confidently embroider patterns, operate sewing machines, and free hopelessly tangled kittens from balls of yarn. Staff members can also help customers sift through hundreds of fabrics, including a vast selection of intricate batik patterns, and hone in on Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, and Singer sewing machines.