The garment gurus at Magnolia Cleaners invite customers to drop off laundry at the shop or schedule to have their tarnished threads picked up, washed, and returned on a Monday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday rotation. Before clothes are sent for cleaning, eagle-eyed inspectors examine each article for spots, stains, and possible KGB ties. The double-wash process and distilled dry-cleaning solvents ensure that shirts ($3.90), skirts ($4.50), and suits ($8.20) stay spick-and-span. After commemorative tuxedo tees and formal lederhosen exit the machine, they are hand-finished and treated to a final inspection before being delivered safe, sound, and desoiled to doorsteps.
Dry Cleaning by Louis’ clothes-cleaning crew deodorize and de-spot discriminating duds with eco-friendly, organic practices. Technicians carefully comb over each article of clothing before submitting it to the type of sanitizing wrath normally reserved for Mr. Clean’s kickboxing classes, tidying up items such as pants ($5.60), sweaters ($6.40), dresses ($9.40), and long coats ($15.50). Should articles need a quick fix to snugly fit frames, hemming ($16.80) and waist-fitting alterations ($19.05) re-fashion attire to perfectly flatter shape and size. Clean, crisp duds are sent home wrapped in sheathes of biodegradable plastic, which protects them from outside dust and dirt before they reach the safety of their closet and are released as beautiful butterflies. Although the price of this Groupon is only valid for drop-off service, Dry Cleaning by Louis also offers pickup and delivery services for an additional fee.
Mandeville Party Company offers up a kaleidoscope of soiree supplies and colorful stationery to pour panache into any celebratory gathering including birthdays, baby showers, and other themed events. Party planners decorating nonnuptial affairs can stock up on merrymaking day accents including solid-color beverage napkins ($2.49 for 50), printed lunch plates ($3.90 for an eight-pack), and clear forks ($2.99 for 48), while paper manipulators can beef up scrapbooks or personalize 600-page love notes with single stationery imprintables ($1.20+/sheet with envelope). Add pops of vibrancy and elevate the fun with helium-filled latex balloons ($0.89 each) or buoyant bundles of jumbo mylars ($7.99+ each). Sport aficionados can peruse a wide assortment of Saints adornments and college crooners can decorate their dorms or billboard their bare bodies with school-spirit banners, flags, and accessories.
Named 2009 Photofinisher of the Year by Photo Industry Reporter, Lakeside Camera Photoworks offers photographic and video services and more in a boutique environment. Lakeside's photofinishing services range from commemorative mugs ($18) to wrapped canvas prints ($89–$346). Products are created in-house by attentive staff members who retouch photos with human diligence that contrasts with the cold claw-prints left by competitors' reptilian and robot employees.
The professionals at Pineapple Gallery specialize in conservation framing and only use acid-free materials when framing prized family photos and valuable artwork. For added protection, the framers finish jobs with museum-quality glass. Patrons also can look for new wall decorations in Pineapple Gallery’s collection of paintings and prints from various artists.
Since 1982, Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital & Pet Lodge's team of doctors and techs have cared for their clients' companion animals with up-to-date and attentive care. Dental services improve overall pet health, and surgeries frequently incorporate lasers to quicken recovery times and ensure pet comfort. Owners can also arrange wellness plans to keep their companions healthy and happy.
The staff takes special care of canines via boarding and daycare programs. Pooches cavort in an outdoor play yard and swimming pool under the supervision of medically trained staff. Grooming services, such as shampoos, nailcare, skincare, and flea treatments, ensure pets come home smelling fresher than a daisy-shaped chew toy.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning helps clients keep their cool by maintaining and repairing air-conditioning systems so vital to summer happiness. Extensively trained, uniformed employees show up for appointments promptly—this brisk business puts a premium on timeliness, guaranteeing arrivals to the minute, or the service will be free of charge. An appointment with the Arctic experts involves 60 minutes of diagnostics, troubleshooting, and repairs to keep bodies as chilled as cucumber-humans in a giant vegetable-crisper house.