Army Navy Outdoors keeps its shelves stocked with military-grade field gear, heavy-duty outerwear, and military apparel. Dry off with a quick-drying microfiber towel ($19.99), whose lightweight fabric can pack down to a very small size, fitting in bags such as the Alice pack ($22.99), which stows personal effects in its plethora of pockets. Corded reusable earplugs ($10.99 for a pack of 10) can be called to duty for protecting eardrums in wood shops or muffling the sounds of fledgling Who cover bands. Army Navy Outdoors also outfits its customers with a plethora of camouflage gear, including rip-stop nylon pants, which greatly increase the chances of succeeding at hide-and-seek games based in army surplus stores.
Pop Corns' popologists use large wooden paddles to stir fresh, air-popped kernels with sweet and savory ingredients. Maize is harvested before being detonated into caramel, cheese, and kettle corn and stuffed into bags ($3.08+ for small) or golden one-gallon tins ($18.95). Chocolate-caramel popcorn comes gilded with molten caramel and ensconced in a chocolate shell for a treat as sweet as a love poem from a gummi bear. At the Fort Lauderdale location, a sundae bar encourages dairy bedazzling with homemade Yo Mama's ice cream and an array of toppings. Prices vary by location.
The automotive aestheticians at TintWorld beautify rides with a variety of detailing, window-film, and modification services. Window-tint treatments offer privacy and sun protection, and are available in custom designs such as flames and skulls. Installation services include electronics, alarms, audio and video systems, and spring-loaded ejector seats. The outlet also supplies do-it-yourself detailers with car-care and performance products.
TATE'S 6,800-square-foot pop-culture paradise unveils a staggering selection of collectible comic books, graphic novels, toys, and memorabilia, which has earned the shop numerous accolades including the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award in 2009. Leaf through comics chronicling the crusades of Spider Man and the Fantastic Four, as well as Sonic the Hedgehog’s uphill ascent from family pet to Olympic gold medalist ($2.99+). Collectors can adorn empty mantles with inimitable Dr. Who collectibles ($12.99+), or peruse the cases safeguarding Star Wars collectibles, such as vintage action figures ($14+) or a lightsaber signed by star Mark Hamill ($799.99). Nosh on an exotic assortment of Japanese snacks ($0.99–$6.95) while admiring TATE'S selection of plush and vinyl toys, key chains, and figurines crafted by the toy tinkers at Kidrobot ($2.95+).
Since 1992, Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium’s 6,000-square-foot shop has stocked firearms from established brands, such as Smith & Wesson, alongside accessories, ammunition, and cleaning supplies. To ensure customers know how to safely handle their purchases, the emporium hosts classes taught by NRA-certified instructors. Geared toward students of all experience levels, the courses focus on not only shooting fundamentals, but also other essential skills such as safely drawing and storing the weapon.
Masquerade Costumes outfits the getup-seeking masses with its plethora of costumes, wigs, masks, and more. The costume emporium stocks its shelves with glamorous and gaudy men's, women's, and kids' garb appropriate for a variety of occasions, including Mardi Gras, quinceañeras, proms, Renaissance festivals, and religious holidays. Dazzle a pair of peepers with a wide selection of Mardi Gras–style masks, perfect for making a sequined, feathered impression on the partying masses. Modest masks start at $2.99 and run between the $10–$30 range for more extravagant countenance-camouflaging creations. Masquerade Costumes also boasts a selection of accoutrements for Purim.
Baseball and softball players of all skill levels descend upon Extra Innings' 18,000-square-foot indoor facility to hone home-run-hitting swings and more. Players can swing, pitch, or field for 60 minutes inside one of the five indoor hitting tunnels that stretch 70 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 30 feet high as adjustable pitching machines sling unlimited fastballs toward the plate at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. The facility outfits hitters with bats and helmets for no additional charge, and each tunnel is equipped with an L-screen, a pitcher's mound, and sliding nets that can transform the cage into an open-field area for practicing fielding skills and ribbon-dancing routines.