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.
Buster Brown's passion for cycling has only grown stronger over his 30-year career in the field. As the owner of Legends Bicycles & Accessories, he’s fashioned a hub for biking-related gear and knowledge where fellow cyclists can find new bikes to fit their ability levels and pick out accessories such as helmets, pumps, and apparel. Clients can also bring their rides in for tune-ups or professional bike fittings, which determine the correct size and positioning of bike components such as the frame, seat, and handlebars. Buster also draws on his decades of experience as a coach to help riders work toward a specific goal—be it a long-distance race, greater fitness, or a shot-for-shot remake of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.