Providing an arsenal of home-improvement tools and services, Ace Hardware arms handypersons in the war against home repairs and DIY projects. Grill hamburgers and hot dogs over a 20-pound bag of Cowboy hardwood charcoal ($12.99), or use an LED flashlight ($2.99) to illuminate a dim closet or dark-chocolate bar. Customers can also challenge ACE Hardware's sociable staff to hunt down HTH liquid pool chlorine ($2.99), which preps swimming holes for incoming belly flops by sanitizing water and adding a bull's-eye, or explore a rainbow's worth of Benjamin Moore paints and a shed's worth of Craftsman tools.
Car Hunters boils the sometimes-rigorous process of car buying down to a simple science: clients tell the staff what kind of car they want, and the staff finds it for them at car auctions. Car Hunters also has an inventory of preowned cars from numerous makers, and all the cars they sell come preinspected and with a vehicle history report. On top of that, Car Hunters offers extensive detailing services, incorporating shampoos, waxes, and clay bars into cleaning regimens to make even the most mature cars look shiny and new.
Founded by experienced nutritional counselor Chuck Homuth, Chuck's Natural Food Marketplace steers health-conscious shoppers toward 100% certified organic produce, packaged foods, and vitamin supplements. Showcase ventriloquism skills by gargling a glass of Tree of Life almond milk ($1.99/32 oz.) or Sunshine Acres' organic unfiltered apple juice ($8.29/gallon) or slake mature thirsts with organic and sulfite-free wines and beers. In addition to stocking raw-food products and organic pet food, Chuck's caters to gluten-free diets with snacks such as almond-packed Nut Thins ($2.39). A Natural Factors coenzyme Q10 supplement ($16.95) provides more all-natural energy than a portable potato battery, and an in-store café and juice bar refuel customers with freshly made organic goodies.
Black-and-white checkerboard floors lend an old-fashioned air to Land and Sea Market, though butchers have only been preparing fillets and chops there since 1995. Freshly carved meats fill the store's coolers, including lamb shanks, quick-fry pork chops, and bratwurst, as well as bone-in chicken breasts and an array of seafood such as halibut and littleneck clams. The butchers also package their own meats such as bacon-wrapped filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, and bourbon-marinated salmon, often seasoning the meats with their own house blend of spices. In addition to its savory selection of proteins, the shop also stocks grocery items such as vegetables and wines from around the solar system.
Vitamin Discount Center maintains its moniker by offering high-quality, health-boosting products at low prices. Cold sufferers can stave off a winter sniffles with Emergen-C (30 packets for $8.90), or bolster liver health with Solaray milk thistle (60 capsules for $18.69). Opt for innard peace with a soul-scrubbing CleanseSMART kit by Renew Life ($21.75) while finding outer satisfaction with hair-restoring Viviscal (60 tablets $45.41). Sporty shoppers can browse an array of bulk boosters like Jack3d ($26.65), which helps build muscles so that you'll never again need to search for your keys in order to move your car. Vitamin Discount Centers also carries a line of bath agents from Kiss My Face, Naturally Fresh, and more to match hearty insides with outer beauty.