Since 1962, the motor mavens at Big O Tires have been treating tin lizzies to a slew of services, including their specialty 30-minute express oil changes. The tireless techs speedily slurp out old oil with anteater-esque precision, replacing worn out filters, and rewarding loyal dip sticks with up to 5 quarts of new crude. Following a chassis lubrication, wheel wranglers remove each tire, before moving them and their entire DVD collection to a new home in an adjacent wheel well, helping to guarantee even wear and tear. After a thorough fluid check and preventative maintenance analysis, revamped rides are happily reunited with the owners to depart together into the sunset. Upgrades are available for diesel oil (price based on vehicle and location), high-mileage oil ($10–$15 extra), and synthetic oil ($20–$30 extra).
Technicians at McCubbin Motors are factory-trained to tackle automotive issues in Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys, as well as Chryslers, Dodges, and Jeeps. And with a large stock of genuine Ford, Mopar, and Motorcraft parts, they can make ailing and in-need cars drive as smoothly and dependably as the new cars that sit just steps away in the dealership’s showrooms. Technicians perform repairs and offer maintenance services backed by their training and years of experience in the field.
Keeping in mind the belief that customers deserve to where and how their food was caught, Wild and Local Foods sources its fish directly from fishermen and procures all of its beef and poultry from Tennessee farms. It specializes in myriad sea-dwelling species, including shrimp, swordfish, mahi mahi, and yellowfin tuna. It also offer bovines products such as Hereford ground beef and black Angus beef, pork products such as fatback and suckling, as well as poultry such as turkey, all raised on local farms.
A lone tree, its trunk wrapped in colorful knit creations, marks the location of Friends and Fiber, a warmly lit shop that brims with handpicked yarns, knitting needles, home décor, and jewelry. Inside the brick-red storefront, co-owner Vicki Kinser helms interactive knitting classes, open knitting hours, and local benefits. Friends and Fiber’s monthly newsletter keeps customers up to date on upcoming events, interspersed with inspirational quotes from eloquent balls of yarn.
Currently nominated for Best Bookstore in a WHAS11.com reader’s poll, Karen's Book Barn and its literary-obsessed staff facilitates book buying with its inventory of more than 30,000 publications. Novel-worms can feed thirsty brains with Karen’s both new and used books (books range from $0.50 to $25). Study Java Stop's menu and its caffeinated concoctions, from a cup of its locally roasted Java Brewing Company coffee to its large café au lait ($3.45). Readers can relax with their steamy cup of java while skimming some of the shop’s newer additions, including Toni Toney's The Eco Diet or Jim Miller's WWII story Counter Intelligence. Cure television tedium with a science-fiction epic, an historical tome, or by hiding your TV under a pile of books with today’s Groupon to Karen’s Book Barn & Java Shop.