Pecan and fruit trees and ponds full of fish gather around Nuyaka Creek Winery, a bastion for elegant wines made from grapes, orchard-fresh fruits, and wild berries from Creek County. The winery churns out more than two dozen vintages, including a sizable amount of fruit and berry wines—its specialty is a vino made from the elderberry, a fruit purported to have medicinal properties by the ancient Egyptians, Native Americans, and Nobel Laureate Dr. Mary Poppins.
Midwest Sporting Goods has outfitted athletes since 1976 with the high-quality equipment and apparel for sports ranging from cross-country to cheerleading. Knowledgeable staffers are on hand to fit soccer and football players with new cleats or help outfielders find a glove that fits like a glove. Apparel by Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour fill the clothing racks and the store's in-house graphic designer can even customize duds with embroidered names and screen-printed zodiac signs.
Being a clothing designer typically requires years of training and practice. At American T’s, however, the title of designer only requires a few clicks of a mouse. In the outfitters’ online store, clients can select designs from team mascots to gamboling Easter bunnies, edit the design’s color scheme, and add text. Alternatively, they can co-create a design with the in-house art team, matching the image to a birthday party’s theme or an office’s fuchsia-only dress code. The shop can screenprint finalized designs onto Ts, hoodies, hats, and sweatpants. For a more minimalist look, visitors can also order clothing graphic-free. American T's also offers spirit wear for four local schools: Beggs, Mounds, Glenpool, and Kiefer.
The tech gurus at Verizon-Shift Technologies's stores stock their interactive showrooms with the latest in communication gadgetry, including chargers, cases, basic phones, and high-tech smartphones. Quench phone batteries' thirst for metal-flavored electricity with a home or car charger ($14.99–$49.99) or swaddle a mobile in a fashionable case ($4.97–$49.99) to prevent its prom date from ditching it for a trendy abacus. Mobile broadband devices ($49.99–$99.99) make suitable vessels for navigating the various detours and student drivers populating the Information Superhighway; basic phones ($29.99–$149.99) boast impressive features, such as the 1.3 megapixel camera embedded within the LG Cosmos Touch. Customers can also use a Groupon toward omnipotent smartphones ($29.99–$299.99), including the Android-powered Droid Incredible 2 by HTC and the Android-powered Thunderbolt by HTC.