Since 1948, Roxborough residents have been heading to Stanley’s Hardware for their household needs, or the perfect DIY solution to a small, nagging apartment problem. The impressively stocked store moved to Ridge Avenue in 1961, and has been supplying the neighborhood with nails, screws, fixtures, fittings, tape and everything in between for more than a generation since. After a much-needed expansion, Stanley’s now runs out of a bright, welcoming, even more thoroughly stocked building on the same lot, where the dedicated team working inside sells an array of indoor and outdoor plants, consult on paint options and rent a range of equipment for bigger jobs. It’s nice to know that there’s still a corner hardware store to pick through for the perfect solution; even if you need a jackhammer, some patio furniture or some party supplies.
Opening its doors more than 90 years ago, Ricklin’s Hardware and its knowledgable retailers facilitate DIY projects and home renovations with a wide range of supplies. Friendly staff members help visitors to navigate bustling shelves that include 27-piece sets of Great Neck tools designed to help homeowners to maintain their nests ($24.99) and 8-pound jugs of pet-safe ice melter designed to keep sidewalks safe for pedestrians and stray rollaway beds ($16.49). Nontoxic cans of Mythic paint (prices vary) rejuvenate domestic interiors with eco-friendly luster that's free of strong fumes. Grill gurus can abadon old-fashioned tubs of shoe polish to blacken steaks within the newfangled green, black, or copper confines of a Weber Genesis EP-310 grill ($749) or sizzle kebabs on a Weber Spirit E-320 ($499).
By blasting a combination of solid CO2 pellets and compressed air, the technicians at Advanced Dry Ice Cleaning Solutions safely clean commercial, residential, and industrial surfaces. This dry ice technique, which was initially employed by the aircraft industry, is said to be more effective than power washing and more feasible than dunking your entire house in a bubble bath. Plus, dry ice works safely on everything from electrical components to automotive systems and is able to repair smoke damage, remove grease, and even kill off microscopic invaders such as mold and bacteria. And since the process produces no waste and involves no chemicals, it also packs the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.
Since 1970, the tree experts at Crecraft For Tree Craft have tended to trees and shrubs with their insured services. The company specializes in combating the emerald ash borer, which has claimed thousands of trees in neighboring states. Before pruning branches and grinding stumps, the owner, Rick, arrives onsite to provide a complimentary consultation and estimate and advises clients on any preventative maintenance necessary to reduce the risk of damage to homes. The company also offers emergency removal services for clumsy trees.
Drawing from diverse backgrounds in choreography, sports, and dance, the instructors at MasterJay Moves Dance Studios and Philly Premier Pole Dance lead a schedule of coed classes for dancers of all skill levels. The team helps participants to exude allure while practicing Spider-Man impressions on 20 shining poles or hip shaking along to Latin rhythms. Whereas classes impart new skills, private parties allow students and their friends to practice striptease and sensual pole movements in a low-pressure environment so they can celebrate engagements or figure out how to entrance local volunteer firefighters.
Lee's Hardware has equipped patrons with the proper tools to complete projects and maintain healthy houses for more than 60 years. Through buying cooperative Do it Best, the power tool, plumbing, and paint experts at Lee's Hardware can access more than 65,000 items ready to be delivered to the store or grown from a beanstalk for customer convenience. Stock up on kitchen companions such as a Keurig coffee brewer ($149.99) or prepare for a pizza bagel party with a large toaster oven ($59.99). For hard-to-find or not-in-stock items, the Ship-to-Store option online allows for items to be delivered to the store for free. Houseware items, such as the Dirt Devil Featherlite vacuum cleaner ($49.99) or EuroPro Shark Steam mop ($119.99), allow homeowners to startle sleeping house pets and clean up after them at the same time, and an array of automotive supplies, outdoor recreation items, Rubbermaid products, and cleaning products includes the proper accouterments to care for residential investments.