Opened in 2009, PINZ features high-tech amenities and a modern design, all part of its goal to offer customers a contemporary bowling experience that makes them forget about the dingy bowling alleys of the past. While sitting on leather benches, guests reach out to rest their drinks on wooden coffee tables before lacing up a pair of bowling shoes. After selecting a ball from a wooden and chrome rack, they center themselves in one of 10 lanes before sending pins sailing. This upscale experience is thanks to PINZ's 10 Pin Alley, a lounge with a private wait staff, and one of many amenities that sets PINZ apart from other bowling alleys. When not bowling in the lounge or on one of the alley's other 34 lanes, bowlers can grab a bite at Harvey's American Pub—an in-house restaurant and bar that serves pizza, burgers, and hearty entrees—or indulge in entertainment such as billiards and arcade games. The alley also contains a glow-in-the-dark laser-tag arena for settling bets over who is the best bowler.
Stocking shelves with new and recycled duds since 1971, Ragstock fortifies wardrobes with a storefront brimming with new and recycled men's and women's clothing and accessories. In addition to mainstream garments, stores sling eclectic outfit accouterments such as neon suspenders ($9.99) and thick-rimmed spectacles ($4.99+) that allow shoppers to evoke the air of literature professors without blithely quoting Joyce.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Established in 1960, Suburban Floor Coverings swathes bare bases in a wide selection of quality carpet, ceramic tile, vinyl, wood, and laminate. With more than 3,000 carpet samples, including Stainmaster Series 1000 ($15.95/sq. yd.) through Series 6000 ($30.95/sq. yd.), choosy feet can find the perfect soft surface on which to coyly leave footprints or engagement toe rings. Mannington laminate, tile, and wood flooring (starting at $10.95/sq. yd.) and Kährs wood flooring (starting at $4.50/sq. ft.) reward well-behaved ottomans with a fashionable foundation, and environmentally friendly, sustainably harvested QU Cork flooring (starting at $6.95/sq. ft.) satisfies tree-hugging yearnings without the awkward first date. The flooring professionals at Suburban Floor Coverings also expertly install all in-store collections, including carpet ($.60/sq. ft.), wood ($0.50+/sq. ft.), and tile (up to $1.50/sq. ft.).
France, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, and the Philippines all plant flags at Walt's Wine and Spirits. They're not members of the distributor's model UN; rather, they're a sampling of the many countries from which Walt's sources its wine. Among its imported labels, the libation outlet spotlights numerous sulfite-free, organic, and fair-trade varietals and plenty of wines from small wineries. Wine shares Walt's shelf space with imported and locally brewed beers, not to mention a wealth of whiskeys, vodkas, gins, and tequilas.
When they're not crawling under the souped-up hoods of Camaro Z28s and vintage Chevelles, the ASE-certified technicians at C A Performance reinvigorate domestic and foreign vehicles with an array of automotive services. In addition to meticulous detailing sessions, 15-minute oil changes, and fuel injections that help immunize cars from the flu, the full-service facility enhances engine revs with brand new parts from Edelbrock, Holley, and Hurst Shifters.
At MP3 Interface, MECP-certified technicians revamp vehicles of all makes and models with electronic installations and detailing services. Remote-start and security systems from Viper and Avital lodge into dashboards, and seat heaters warm up upholstery easier than trips to a drive-thru microwave. The staff muffles backseat drivers by equipping rides with Kenwood stereos, speakers, subwoofers, and OEM integration for MP3 players. Technicians also care for auto aesthetics, with detailing techs ejecting seats to vacuum hard-to-reach spots and scouring vehicle shells with hand washes, clay bars, and products from Armor All and Rain-X. A comfortable waiting area stocked with complimentary WiFi and DirecTV keeps drivers distracted as they await their vehicle’s makeover.: