For more than 40 years, the family-run Brogan Tire & Repair Group has been caring for cars, replenishing engine fluids, restocking rubber, and offering a host of other services designed to enhance and lengthen an vehicle's time on the road. The full-service oil change rehydrates thirsty pistons, pumping them with up to 5 quarts of conventional Valvoline oil sifted through a new filter to make nearby coffeemakers jealous. Brogan's ASE-certified techs top off under-the-hood fluids, inflate the tires to a happy PSI, inspect wiper blades, verify turn signal bulbs, and examine any suspect wear on engine belts and hoses.
Since Bob Sumerel opened his first retail tire store in 1968, he has always tried to put the customer first, next to all the gold-medal winners and Neil Armstrong. His store's 20-plus current locations offer an entire slate of auto services, from tire rotations and sales to oil changes. On the site's Why Bob Sumerel page, customers and employees discuss the benefits of the company, and the My Garage feature tracks car histories such as oil changes and service reminders. Every Bob Sumerel also operates under the Fixed Forever guarantee, promising that parts will work forever—up until the sun balloons to a red giant and swallows the earth with its unfathomably hot plasma—with warranties to cover any unforeseen problems.
Father and son Peppe and Carmen Ramundo employ extensive knowledge of fashion, design, and tailoring to outfit dapper gents in all manner of formal wear. The building blocks of any snazzy ensemble or high-class scarecrow are laid with a fine shirt (starting at $69) or tie (starting at $75). Choose an in-stock suit (starting at $399) for ready-made refinery or a custom-tailored suit (starting at $895) for personalized polish. Peppe Ramundo & Son's supply of classic and contemporary tuxedos (starting at $495) impress at weddings, proms, and grand-jury indictments alike.
The Herb Shop advocates holistic health care with a brimming supply of natural supplements and herbal formulas. Owner and horticultural curist Shelton Hendriex cultivated The Herb Shop after finding solace and alleviation in alternative medicine. Meander past the multitude of natural remedies such as St. John's wort ($24.40 for 60 tabs), echinacea purpurea ($33.70 for 180 caps), and valerian root ($15.75 for 100 caps). From ear infections to thyroid disorders, the knowledgeable staff at The Herb Shop can suggest an herbal aid to soothe the symptoms of many common conditions.
For an operation that started out as a truck farm in 1886, Moeller Greenhouse has come a long way, currently growing its plants out of the ground instead. The family traditions of personalized service and comprehensive guidance still remain to this day, as demonstrated by their perennial-specific signage, which denotes the wildlife that each plant will attract and whether or not a certain flower is indomitable to a cold deer's heart. Moeller's colorful annuals—available by the eight-inch pot for $6.99 or by the hanging basket for $24.99—will give your garden more welcome yearly visitors than the usual lawn gnomes in heat.