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One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.

555 Universal Dr N
North Haven,
CT
US

At The Wine Press, aficionados crush, press, rack, and bottle their own brand of wine. Overseen by the shop's staff, amateur winemakers craft their silky reds with the same process as modern-day wineries. Through this process, they learn how much time and care goes into winemaking. They can produce varietals such as sangiovese or pinot noir or create hybrids such as a cabernet-merlot or a sentient pinot-human. To show off the possibilities of winemaking at their facility, The Wine Press also leads guided tours and wine tastings during the summer months.

118 Quinnipiac Ave
North Haven,
CT
US

The technicians at Cheshire Cycle know bikes inside and out, not only because they repair them on a daily basis, but also because they spend hours and hours riding them. The adventuresome crew even sponsors a road-racing team that took home more than 50 top finishes in 2012 alone. They couple this insider knowledge with advanced technology to perform like-a-glove fittings and offer services that range from basic tune-ups to total overhauls. Their shop stocks reputable brands, including bikes by Scott, Jamis Bicycles, and Stolen BMX and clothing by designers such as Louis Garneau, Fox, and Pearl Izumi. Whatever bikes or equipment the staff don't have on the shelves they can order from a catalog supplier or have the elves in the backroom make from scratch.

3550 Whitney Ave
Hamden,
CT
US

Founded a quarter-century ago by Jeniene Ferguson and named after her mother, Lady Olga’s decks bodies in blush-worthy underduds from the likes of Spanx, Oscar de la Renta, and Mystree. Panties, nightgowns, and bras—ranging from size 30AA to 52J—line the store’s lace-laden aisles, which boast hard-to-find styles and sizes.

Complimentary bra fittings cater to each customer’s individual body type, including those who have undergone or are about to undergo breast surgery, resulting in a form-fitting brassiere that won’t cause discomfort or sporadically morph into a neoclassical corset. Pocketed bras, prostheses, and mastectomy swimsuits round out the store’s special-needs selection, and all items, including chemises, robes, and accessories, can be gift-wrapped or special ordered at no additional cost.

3490 Whitney Ave
Hamden,
CT
US

Located just east of the Farm Brook Reservoir, Laurel View Country Club’s golf course hosts bentgrass fairways, sizable ponds, sand traps, and thick copses of deciduous trees. Since 1969, golfers have traversed the rolling landscape through the shade of these trees as they test their mettle and bag of metals on the Geoffrey S. Cornish–designed course. Today, director of golf Matt Menchetti, a PGA professional, and head professional Peter Seaman, oversee the meticulously manicured links and a driving range where players hone their swing from 15 hitting stations. After a round in the sun, golfers can retreat to the clubhouse for an upscale dinner, during which they can scheme a way to transform their fork into a reliable sand wedge.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course

  • Length of 6,900 yards

  • Course rating of 74.0

  • Slope rating of 136

  • Four tee options

310 W Shepard Ave
Hamden,
CT
US

Unique Boutique is an upscale online, accessory and gift store. Unique Boutique offers a wide range of gifts and accessories for all occasions. We pride ourselves on amazing customer service and the quality of our products. Unique Boutique is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of customer service.

133 Pelham Ave
Hamden,
CT
US