H&H Audio?s experienced 12-volt technicians customize cars of all makes and models with audio, video, and navigation systems from manufacturers such as Sony, Kenwood, Arc Audio, Wetsounds and Avital. Amplifiers, door speakers, and CD players ensure beats sound off as crisply and clearly as possible, and in-car video systems distract kids from all the dinosaurs outside. Aside from entertainment equipment, the crew also installs backup cameras, remote starting systems, and heated seats, as well as old favorites such as car alarms and tinted window film designed to block up to 99% of UV rays. Flashy drivers can show off their style with a range of specialized options, including fiberglass door panels and dashes, neon lighting, and custom headlights. All parts and labor come with a lifetime warranty.
Hedged by evergreen shrubs and flowering bushes, placid tide pools and trickling waterfalls flow into a deep, rocky basin. This backyard oasis is one of dozens of successful installations constructed by Rolling Meadows Landscape and Garden Center’s team of landscape artists. At their garden center, landscape experts of the same ilk assist guests with their own gardening endeavors. In addition to advice on landscape design, eco-friendly gardening goods, and the pros and cons of installing a moat made out of slip ‘n’ slides, Rolling Meadows’ team strives to empower local green thumbs with monthly educational classes and workshops.
Kids and parents zoom around the red-walled rink of Skate Zone, which provides a fun, safe atmosphere where children aged 3–12 can learn to skate. The facility's training walkers and specially designed tile floors help little ones to gain their skate-legs and minimize the pain of tumbles without the superhero-angering effects of donning an inflatable suit. Groupon customers will also receive 10% off skating lessons for toddlers and beginners. Adjacent to the rink lies a game room stuffed with token-operated amusements such as video games, dance machines, and alley bowlers. The fun center also helps kids to celebrate the day of their wrapping-paper windfalls with birthday packages, including skating-rink games and activities.
The LAN party. A staple of gamer culture for years, these gatherings were once as fun to attend as they were difficult to organize. Now, however, the tech experts at Localhost have taken the hassle out of hosting. At their welcoming shop, they maintain a fleet of game-ready computers and consoles, letting gamers plunk down their money and get right into sessions of Borderlands, League of Legends, SMITE, and World of Warcraft. Their dozens of games include the latest PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii U titles, helping gamers stay abreast of new releases without shelling out their hard-earned giant gold coins for personal copies.
Lounging feels perfectly natural at Arabian Clouds. The hookah bar remains open until as late as 3 a.m. throughout the week, encouraging passersby to stop in, gather around the glowing coals of one of the Khalil Mamoon hookahs, and enjoy a round of Arabian coffee or tea with the shisha. The lounge also plays eclectic mixes of pop, hip-hop, rock, and contemporary Arabian music, and guest DJs stop in to perform and energize crowds on the weekends.
The experts at OMB GUNS & Indoor Range provide their clients with the resources and guidance needed to sharpen their firearms proficiency. They help out first-time visitors at the range by demonstrating proper stance as well as hosting programs such as an hour and a half-hour firearms-safety course. To encourage camaraderie, OMB's team also organizes shooting leagues.