Members of the Seehusen family have roamed the halls of Hopkins and Southwest Firestone since 1975. The current owners, Tim and Rick Seehusen, worked with their father for years before taking the helm in 2003. Both the Hopkins and the Southwest shops boast a staff of trained service technicians. Some specialize in replacing tires and wheels, and others specialize in general service for common auto ailments such as squeaky brakes, sputtering engines, and rhythm-less turn signals. Work bays are stocked with auto parts and stacks of tires from brands including Firestone, Michelin, Toyo, and Bridgestone.
One look at their pictures is evidence enough that the staff members at Mind and Bodyworks are not typical. The friendly clinicians, who smile with loved ones and play air guitar with fake skeletons in their portraits, have an atypical approach not only to the overall mood of their practice but to healthcare itself.
Their aim to infuse their treatments?which include functional medicine, kinesiology, acupuncture, and massage?with a dose of fun. Like an advent calendar full of vegetables, these services are designed to not only contribute to current health but keep patients healthy in the future. Holistically minded and dedicated to healthy lifestyles, the staff work one-on-one with patients to tailor treatments to their needs, whether that means teaching them how to avoid injuries while playing sports or how to lower cholesterol through diet. Mind and Bodyworks is also patients' go-to for cosmetic services, such as shedding a few extra pounds with the help of the FDA-approved Zerona cold laser.
For more than 35 years, the highly trained technicians at Precision Tune Auto Care have been the sworn enemy of check-engine lights around the globe, battling auto troubles with a full array of maintenance and repair services. They tackle problems both cosmetic and mechanical on sedans, SUVs, minivans, and even hybrids, which require special care since they?re half car and half human. From 350 locations in six countries, these car clinicians hone their expertise by servicing 2.5 million vehicles each year.
Bobby & Steve's Auto World repairs, maintains, and spruces up autos across eight Twin Cities locations, each decked out in vintage Coca Cola and Chevy memorabilia. On-site mechanics tackle all kinds of transportation-related jobs, from oil changes and flat tires to broken glass and sputtering exhaust pipes. The specialists can also tow your car, replace feeble batteries, and calmly persuade doors to open after extended lock-outs. At the detail shop, a team of highly trained reconditioning techs uses specialized tools to gussy up your car. They'll remove oxidation with orbital polishers or deep-clean carpets with hot water extractors. The shop also has an arsenal of more than 20 chemicals to treat all types of surfaces; enlist their help for vinyl and leather conditioners or Rain-X solution, which fends off stains due to precipitation or truck beds full of sports mascots with super soakers.
The certified auto detailers at Mr. Auto Tire Repair use professional-quality cleaning products from Detail King to oust grime from cars' insides and outsides in less than an hour. During the interior wash, a technician vacuums and shampoos away gunk from seats and carpets, and a fabric-protection solution defends against stains from juice-jostling kids and espresso-slurping pets. Vehicles steel themselves for the onslaught of sleet and winter salt with an exterior wash package that clears built-up dirt from the outer body, undercarriage, and wheels. Auto experts also apply a paint sealant to help prevent rusting and protect the finish from degrading. As autos relish exterior, interior, or comprehensive tidying, their masters may relax with a hot beverage and watch cable TV or make lonely engine noises in the well-appointed waiting room.
At the corner of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street stands a brick fortress of a building, topped by a cloud-tickling sign that heralds Calhoun Square and its signature blend: namely, the breadth of a suburban mall mixed with the accessibility of a neighborhood hub. Two floors hold nearly three dozen storefronts and kiosks, from Chiang Mai Thai's low-lit haven for famously fiery seafood and curries to the ComedySportz theater, which reverberates with laughter four nights a week during fast-paced, competitive improv shows. Elsewhere, shoppers can pick up mod home decor, stylish sunglasses, and rugged boots, among other adornments for the home and body.