For 60 years, Al's Awning Shop has been awing residential and commercial clients with custom-made awnings, custom-designed canvas products, and more. Today's sidecar Groupon keeps the wind off your back while you test the ice for cracks. The ice hut, which measures 44"x58" at the base and 52" in height, has room for two tenants and features four pockets, two zippers, and two windows. Made with a sturdy, durable canvas, the hut can be easily assembled, dismantled, and hoisted by a solitary ice-fisherman.
The affable sleep wizards at DSM Bedding cushion weary bone bags with more than 20 models of top-notch mattresses from some of the industry's most notable brands. One of the area's select distributors of Gold Bond products, DSM outwits insomnia with a classic 13-gauge contract bed ($139–$229/mattress, $189–$289/set) and solid Westport firm mattresses ($449–$949) from the time-honored brand. Specialty mattresses include the eco-touch latex foam bed from Gold Bond ($899–$1,699), and noble nappers can release pent-up snores on an Aristocrat plush ($549–$899), which encases curve-conforming tempered steel coils and a merry band of rhapsodizing sandmen. DSM Bedding's accommodating owner often guides guests through his cozy storefront, offering handy mattress-shopping hints while lovingly recalling halcyon pillow fights of yore.
Levin Furniture has been passed down through generations of Levins since 1920, when Jessie Levin persuaded her husband to start a business to help their daughters' prospects. Since then, the business has grown, expanded, and gained a reputation for procuring and selling quality furniture. Levin Furniture's stock includes leather reclining sofas, beautifully carved dining tables, and sleigh beds from Daniel's Amish using hardwood materials from Ohio.