At Cell Phones and More, clients browse phones and accessories from carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Boost, Cricket, and Virgin Mobile. Onsite technicians can reignite the healthy glow of a damaged smartphone screen or rekindle connections between computers and the Internet. Staffers can unlock phones, allowing devices to switch carriers without losing functionality or running away from home in search of their old signals. The shop also buys gently used cell phones and dishes out servings of prepaid minutes.
Levin Furniture has been passed down through generations of Levins since 1920, when Jessie Levin persuaded her husband to start a business to help their daughters' prospects. Since then, the business has grown, expanded, and gained a reputation for procuring and selling quality furniture. Levin Furniture's stock includes leather reclining sofas, beautifully carved dining tables, and sleigh beds from Daniel's Amish using hardwood materials from Ohio.
Brandon was six credits away from graduating when he dropped out of college in pursuit of something bigger. That life-changing decision was followed by another life-changing decision: he bought a silk-screen press and graphic-design software and started making T-shirts. Together, these two moments spawned DeadBuryDead, a T-shirt company that now makes vintage-inspired tops for men and women. Most of the tees are made with 100% organic cotton and all of them feature carefully designed phrases, images, poetic sayings, and simple, rustic designs. The women’s black-and-white Joie de Vivre shirt uses an art-deco-inspired font, and the Teenage Wasteland tee makes a statement so the wearer doesn’t have to sing it. The shirts share digital shelf space with equally rustic-looking accessories, such as necklaces, clasps, and pocketknives.