With parts and accessories designed by CatEye and Pearl Izumi, the specialists at Columbia Bicycle Center prepare cyclists and their rides for the streets of St. Louis and the rocky trails of southern Illinois. The team carefully selects each product through careful research and divination experiments, stocking their shop with rides by Scott, Bontrager, and Raleigh—a company that has been building bikes since 1887. In addition, the shop stocks helmets, shoes, pumps, gloves, and inner tubes to keep riders safe and ready for upcoming adventures.
The Farmer's Inn earns its moniker from the lengthy history resonating through its century-old walls. Housed within a farmer-friendly inn dating to 1896, the eatery maintains much of its antique charm, including the bright red and white walls and white clothed tables. In the center of the restaurant, a 16-foot bar built in 1910 by Anheuser-Busch and delivered by horse and carriage, hoists chalices of bubbly brews. The second-floor dance hall, opened shortly after Prohibition by then-owner Otto Rodemich, once inspired feet to tap, hips to sashay, and earlobes to levitate. In the 1950s, John and Cora Chapman took the reins of the restaurant and churned out hearty homestyle meals, such as Sunday fried chicken, well into the 1970s. In 2005, the inn fell into the hands of current owner Steve Duebelbeis, who restored the premises to its current state, complete with hearty American fare, such as steak sandwiches and buttermilk pancakes, served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Mokka Cafe, Inc. has all the trimmings of an ideal coffee shop?drip coffee and cappuccinos, freshly baked scones and gooey butter cake, and intimate tables for reading, working, or dreaming up a new kind of toaster oven. The quaint shop, flanked by burgundy walls and a huge chalkboard displaying upcoming music performances and other events, also supplies heartier meals in the form of omelets and pancakes in the morning and sandwiches and wraps and salads come lunchtime.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid-1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 500 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as crickets, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
The sterling-silver double-heart pendant necklace updates a classic jewelry design to reflect the sentiments of Mother's Day. Affixed to a delicate 18-inch silver chain, a heart-shaped pendant reads Mom in elegant script. A .01-carat brilliant-cut diamond adds a touch of sparkle to the lettering, like the rubies set in every o in the Constitution. The diamond is rated for H/I color and I1 clarity. The necklace's timeless style can transition seamlessly between casual and dressy occasions.