When owners Nancy Kanter and Julie Byrne founded Clay Café more than 14 years ago, they wanted to establish a cozy, unpretentious environment where families could spend quality time pottery-painting and embarking on other art projects. Describing what they envisioned to the Columbus Dispatch, Byrne stated, “We kind of wanted a grandma kitchen—something homey.” At Clay Café, visitors might forget they’re not relaxing in their own homes amid the studio’s popular mismatched chairs, flower tablecloths, and resident father yelling at a sports game on TV. The hospitable owners invite guests of all ages to let their artist instincts run wild during open-ended potter-painting sessions, and they host an array of special events including baby showers and birthday parties.
The factory-trained sleep experts at Mattress Matters strive to help customers get up on the right side of the bed with a wide range of mattress brands and types. Clients count fewer sheep than ever before on a Simmons Beautyrest queen set, whose motion-separating, pocketed coil springs and highly trained shepherds fill nights with uninterrupted REM cycles ($699+). Developed by NASA, the Tempur-Pedic bed conforms to every nook and cranny of the body, supporting perfect spinal alignment and comfort ($1,199+). Media mogul Donald Trump's line of luxury slumber vehicles boasts KoolComfort memory foam and a top-layer quilt to caress bodies and minds into dreamland ($849+), and the Sealy Posturpedic's orthopedically correct support aids in creating ache-free days and z-filled nights ($579+).
The sheer volume of garments that Widmer's Cleaners has dry-cleaned over the past 100 years is astronomical, but there are a few special items that will never be forgotten. Widmer's processed many vintage garments on display at the Smithsonian, such as Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders outfit, and the suit that Abraham Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated. Today, the service menu has expanded—technicians will clean carpets, tile and grout, and upholstery, as well as perform a slew of other services. Widmer's is actively involved in the community, contributing to charities such as Goodwill and the American Red Cross.
CleaningB's owner, Louise Barlowe, dispatches her troupe of trained cleaners to homes, offices, and commercial businesses with keen eyes and swift broom skills. Louise believes that customers’ free time is better enjoyed without the company of mops and buckets, which is why her staffers diligently take care of the dirty work, mopping floors, scrubbing bathtubs, and wiping down kitchen appliances as homeowners relax. Offices can also benefit from a visit by the cleaners, who will tidy up workspaces or wipe clean ceiling fans that have been inventively utilized as giant coffee mixers.
Trained to clean and restore a number of different fabrics, the friendly technicians from A-1 Carpet Cleaners can beautify carpeted and upholstered surfaces for homes as well as vehicles. Their basic steam cleanings exfoliate fibers, and additional odor-control treatments and Scotchgard applications can leave floors looking as untouched as a kindergartner's curriculum vitae. From the curb, meanwhile, they can rejuvenate an automobile's interior by blasting it with rarefied steam. The staffers look beyond fabric-covered surfaces to scrub out air ducts or vents and minimize flood damage to basements. They do this by pumping out any standing water and preventing the growth of mold by injecting penicillin into the walls.
Locally owned Master Craft Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services's licensed and bonded cleaners have been sanitizing couch cushions and carpets with cleansing steam power and truck-mounted equipment and stretching and repairing carpets for more than 22 years. Technicians remove ground-in grit and grime from floor fibers and furniture as well as grout, tile, and water-damaged living spaces.