Voted Best Musical Instruments by CityVoter for stocking 40,000 guitars, drums, brass, strings, woodwinds, and more, Cascio Interstate Music supplies music lovers with the tools, gears, and repair services needed for any upcoming gig. Opened in 1946 and still independently owned, the 30,000-square-foot retail store is packed to the brim with gadgets, sheet music, instructional videos, and other products for orchestra loyalists and Wall Street Journal-inspired rock bands alike. Guitar enthusiasts can use the book Classic Electrics to explore the history of their instrument, beginning with its origins as a classic accompaniment to its current eight-stringed, quad-necked glory ($14.95), while pianists can browse Cascio's sheet music collection of classical masterpieces. Cascio carries any essential musical accessory, from Ernie Ball Regular Slinky guitar strings ($5.01) and Rico Royal Bb clarinet reeds ($13.24) to viola shoulder rests ($23.85). The shop also features a crack staff of musical repairmen, who can mend and coax any damaged or emotionally wounded guitar, violin, drum set, or other instrument.
For more than 80 years, the team at Braeger Automotive has not only matched customers with their perfect Chevrolet or Ford, but also helped them maintain their vehicle's health. When a customer leaves the lot with a shiny new model or an affordable used vehicle, the staff at the dealership stand by to perform any repairs or upkeep in the future, ready to put their familiarity, expertise, range of in-stock parts, and knowledge of the car’s hypnosis trigger word to use. The team offers a service menu that includes major-overhaul work alongside simple car washes and winterization packages, allowing them to check off all vehicle needs in one stop.
Spread out in organized clusters across an expansive 17,000-square-foot show room, unfinished wooden furniture lies teeming with potential. Unlike traditional pieces, which must be carefully selected to match one's home décor, Naked Furniture's mostly American-made products can be customized with the stain or paint color of one's choosing. The collection includes pieces for every room of the house, including bedroom furniture such as nightstands, kitchen adornments such as cabinets, and living-room pieces such as television consoles or Victorian-style entertainment centers, also known as "bookshelves." Each item is crafted from solid wood or plywood and is particleboard- and MDF-free.
The affable staff at GameMaster leads customers through a neon-lit showroom populated by billiards, foosball, and air-hockey tables for infinite in-home revelry. Pool balls fly across blue felt on the multipurpose Phoenix billiard table, which transforms into table tennis or a slide-hockey platform with a simple kiss from a frog. The sleek, modern Tucson billiard table reunites players with precious orbs through a league-style ball return, and pucks glide across the sleek, white, 7-foot Detroit air-hockey table, adding numbers to an inlaid LED scoring screen. Alternatively, the Calgary air-hockey table boasts an air-flow of 80 cubic feet per minute and an LCD electronic scorer. Inside the Maverick foosball table’s sturdy mahogany cabinet, counterbalanced wooden figures make daring saves as human players twist quick-grip handles. Customers can also learn to hit small targets or fasten pins to distant lapels by perusing the shops' selection of dart cabinets ($79.95+) and dart cases ($16.50+).
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Celebrating 20 years as one of Wisconsin’s largest Hyundai dealers, Arrow Hyundai’s trained mechanics provide routine checkups to maintain a vehicle’s full and active lifestyle. Upon arrival, the one-hour pampering procedure starts by changing out old, crotchety oil and rejuvenating engines with the youthful vigor of a new filter (a $29.95 value). A tire rotation grabs the attention of wayward asphalt with improved traction and gas mileage (a $19.95 value), and detail-oriented technicians administer a 34-point inspection to check breaks and interrogate faulty parts (a $26.95 value). The grand finale sends cars back to their owners with a spiffed up appearance, as grimy peripheral shells are soaped down and the true colors of lint-coated backseats exposed (a $15.95 value).