Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
H.E.A.T. Fitness turns up the temperature on luke warm fitness routines with fun, effective group classes. For starters, there's the Latin-dance inspired Zumba or the Insanity class, which features 30 intense minutes of cardio work. Meanwhile, to sculpt muscles, they lead R.I.P.P.E.D., a challenging full-body workout focused on strength and endurance, that combines resistance, cardio, and core training.
Family owned and operated since 1961, Greater Louisville Lawn Service Co. and its team of licensed and insured grass gurus foster lush lawns with professional lawn services and quality products. Customers can awaken lawns from winter hibernations or enchanted curses with a fertilization service, in which technicians diffuse heavy granular fertilizer across grassy terrains. Fertilizer releases nutrients into the soil over time, ensuring a lawn's continual healthy growth through upcoming seasons. The turf technicians can accommodate larger lawns for an additional discounted fee, and extend their green-thumbed expertise to answer any grass concerns or rid yards of pesky bison freeloaders.
At the age of 7, Cheryl discovered a passion for serving her parents, grandparents, and their friends during get-togethers. So it was no surprise when she worked her way up the food-industry chain until she hit the top, opening Gypsy's Sports Grille with her husband Tracy. The couple’s restaurant is named after their four-legged child, a rescued boston terrier that came to them with the name Miss Gypsy. Popular items on the menu—denoted with a picture of Miss Gypsy—include a fried-pork-tenderloin sandwich flavored with house seasoning, and grilled chicken breast slathered with a housemade Old Forester–bourbon glaze. The restaurant also pays homage to the beloved pup by supporting no-kill animal shelters and boston-terrier rescues in the hopes of saving dogs in need and encouraging them to franchise their own restaurants.
In 1997, Shahram Pouranfour, his wife Gita, and their sons Farzan and Arman opened up the first Fishery Station in south Louisville, dishing up familiar favorites such as oysters, catfish, and coleslaw. Like season two of Twin Peaks, the menu became more adventurous and fascinating as time went on, expanding with exotic samples of alligator tail, shark, and frog legs. Shahram adds a cosmopolitan flair to the selection of fried chicken and fish with mediterranean gyros, baklava, and falafel, as well as a special Iranian spread (kashk e bademjan) made with mashed eggplant, whey, caramelized onions, and mint sautéed with garlic.
Though Denise Dixon's touch is subtle, the permanent cosmetic effects she creates for her clients run the gamut from demure to dramatic. She fills in patchy eyebrows, infuses lips with a natural pink hue, and makes eyes pop with rims of charcoal eyeliner. As a licensed cosmetologist certified in permanent cosmetics, Denise wields her pigmentation tools with expertise and caters her services to each of her clients. In addition to standard makeup services, she can help reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and alopecia.