The posse of posy peddlers at Maria’s Flower Boutique has delighted in making days special for more than 25 years. Embrace your inner romantic and put your Groupon toward two-dozen classic red roses to enchant a significant other or surprise an unsuspecting landlord ($130). The roses and lilies arrangement offers an easy antidote to winter’s woes with a springy mix of tangerine roses, coral lilies, comely carnations, and a powerful thawing agent ($65). Verdant and soothing, the all-green Green Light arrangement brightens workplaces while repelling overcareful Supermen ($35). Peckish customers may feast upon the gourmet fruit basket, filled with fruit, chocolate, cheese, and crackers ($85). Inquire within Maria’s shop about special events and wedding catering, toward which this Groupon may also be applied.
In 1908, Madison and State became the numerical zero-markers of Chicago’s new street system, making the corner where they intersected the new epicenter of city commerce. On nearby Wabash Avenue, the company jumped into the furniture game the same year, selling home furnishings built by skilled local craftsmen. More than 100 years later, the shop still buzzes with that original energy, connecting customers with the finest home furnishings from more than 50 manufacturers. The fourth-generation family business has migrated from the city center to five suburban locales, where showrooms display gleaming hardwood tables, towering entertainment centers, and elegant leather couches. Along with accent pieces and kid-centric design items, each Toms-Price location also offers special services such as furniture refinishing, reupholstering, and moving help. On-staff interior designers can also lend their eye to design projects, artfully arranging rooms and selecting the color schemes, fabrics, and wax doll heads that best bring out the inner you.
For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.
Each Discount Mattress store stocks hundreds of name-brand memory-foam, latex, gel, and pillow-top mattresses, all with prices averaging 50%–75% below retail. Brand-new mattresses from manufacturers such as Stearns & Foster, Spring Air Back Supporter, King Koil, Comfort Solutions, Americana, and Kathy Ireland Collection saturate the showroom floors, offering a variety of firmness levels to suit beds, budgets, and pillow forts of all sizes. Each an experienced sleeper themselves, staff members are well-suited to assist customers in their quest for sounder slumber, and each purchase is backed by a 110% price guarantee should the same mattress appear somewhere else for less. In addition to supporting spines, Discount Mattress helps buttress the Illinois economy by selling mattresses that are made locally, and caters to busy schedules by offering same-day delivery to homes from the western suburbs to downtown Chicago.
Lucian Micu is so serious about his clients' satisfaction that he'll refer them to another company if his company MLV Construction can't meet their needs. But that's unlikely, because he and his professional staff are experts in remodeling bathrooms, installing flooring, and finishing basements, providing the evidence of their skills in before and after photos. In addition to sprucing up living spaces, they arm clients with tips on buying bathroom remodeling supplies, such as toilets, faucets, and champagne-dispensing shower heads, and share reasons to invest in laminate flooring.