In as little as 12 minutes, patrons can bronze their bodies in Tanning Haven’s Matrix bed. It is outfitted with more than 22,000 watts and six facial tanners. Less intense tanning options, such as base beds and standup beds, are also available and allow clients to relax for up to 25 minutes each session. For those wanting a glow sans UV rays, an airbrush tan or dip in a bath of melted pennies does the trick.
With a wire whisk and a passion for pastry, owner Terry Mee deftly whips up Yum-Mee cookies, cinnamon rolls, and crumbly scones. Pumpkin and pecan cupcakes are available individually or by the dozen, slathered with unique buttercream flavors such as chai and maple with bacon. While waiting on a fresh-baked focaccia or challah loaf, patrons can also solicit Terry's fondant skills for a 3D gavel cake in honor of an upcoming parole hearing.
Half candy shop, half quilting boutique, Chocolate Thimble handcrafts treats the old-fashioned way and takes needlework to an exceptional level of quality. Sisters Jenny Draper and Susie Hoot oversee the store's day-to-day operations, and have pooled their family's talents to create a unique fusion of stitches and sweets. On one side of the store, quality and preservative-free ingredients fuse together to form homespun candies and cupcakes that are made fresh daily. Meanwhile in the quilt shop, customers can browse woven wares and sewing supplies or participate in classes that, unlike two people trying to squeeze into the same sweater at the same time, enable friends to come together and enjoy fabrics comfortably.
Things are always changing at For Goodness Cakes! Every day, the bakers mix, bake, and frost six cupcake selections from a cache of 12 flavors, and they bake all 12 on Saturdays. At the end of every month, the team comes up with new flavors. Some of their past and current creations include the chocolate-cherry cupcake, which dons buttercream and a single cherry, and the root-beer cupcake, a salute to the American national soda.
However, the bakers at For Goodness Cakes! don't always think small. They also cook up full-size marble, spice, and key-lime cakes and decorate them for occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and graduations.
At Brew'ha Coffee House, patrons recline in comfy chairs and leather couches amid walls painted with earth-toned swirls. As they sip on the baristas' drink creations, guests feel their heartbeats pick up with caffeinated espresso concoctions, their body heat cool down with blended fruit smoothies, or their fingers warm up flavored milk steamers. On Monday night, open-mic sessions give coffee beans a chance to read poetry about the highs and lows of being roasted. For an offsite fix, Brew'ha maintains a satellite location at Park View Hospital.
When perched on a cushy high-rise seat inside the retro environs of Cindy's Diner, one will likely encounter owner John Scheele as he darts about the kitchen, whipping up hearty home-style dishes lauded by reporters from News Sentinel. He sets down simmering plates of farm-fresh eggs, stacks of hot cakes, and thick sandwiches on the bright red and chrome bar, taking time to greet new faces and exchange new jokes with the regulars. When the skilled cook gets an order for his signature "garbage" breakfast, he cracks open eggs before mixing in potatoes, cheese, onions, and ham. He also creates fresh donuts using an old-fashioned machine, icing the warm morsels in strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate.
John keeps his establishment a family affair with his wife Cindy, along with their three children and 20 grandchildren, who can often be spotted serving plates of all-day breakfast and refilling mugs of coffee. Rustic jukeboxes rest on the countertop, showcasing a selection of old-timey tunes, such as "Seven Spanish Angels" and "There's No Such Thing as a Cordless Telephone".