Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: New goods every month
Pro Tip: Our staff of designers can help you create the vision you have for a repurposed/recycled item
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
A cross between an antique market and a vintage bazaar, the find market event offers multiple vendors in a cool new setting of vignettes for goods versus the old standard of static vendor booths. When a customer sees the potential of what a piece can be versus [seeing that piece] sitting on a shelf, they can envision it in their home easier. All 7,000 square feet of indoor showroom is recreated every month with different aisles, walls, rooms and settings for our customers to wander through, displaying all of the new wares the vendors have brought for their perusal.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
All of the vendors here at the find market event have experienced a static show, where the customers see their booth and think "Oh, I have seen them before, I don't need to look again." Changing the aisles, walls, rooms and vignettes every single month, allows us to present brand new looks for the customers to enjoy. Always new, always fresh
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We strongly suggest that what ever direction a customer takes upon entering the find market event, that they turn around and go backwards for a second pass thru our market. There is so much to see, often they miss a whole lot, so a second trip really helps them see everything differently.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"Can I just move in here?" one customer asked.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Hands down, watching someone discover a cool find for themselves. Doesn't matter who it is or what it is, it's the look and smile on their face that makes you think of a small child discovering their favorite toy.
Family-owned since 1962, Prosek's Greenhouse celebrates all seasons, showcasing an inventory of plants and flowers that change throughout the year. The autumn harvest brings mums, pumpkins, gourds, straw, and cornstalks that are grown on-site, while April pansies arrive once Punxsutawney Phil gives permission in Spring. After summer's bounty of annuals, perennials, mixed planters, and vegetables find new homes in the ground, mixed greens brighten up spirits during the holiday season. Various decorations complement the abundance of flora, such as stepping stones covered in painted designs. Prosek's also carries resources that help plants and flowers thrive: mulch, soil, pots, and an expert staff that tends to the greenhouse's indoor and outdoor spaces.
Sleepy's is the American dream. It all started when Louis Acker landed on Ellis Island in the late 1920s. In 1931, he opened a mattress store in Brooklyn, where he and his son, Harry, tied knots and stitched mattresses by hand. After Louis passed away, Harry carried on the family business, eventually transforming it into Sleepy's, whose first store opened in 1957. There, he built the company's foundation upon quality products and an expert staff of Mattress Professionals.
Today, those Mattress Professionals share their wisdom at more than 1,000 showrooms across the United States, helping people figure out which sleep system is best for their body and wallet and for discouraging squatting by assorted boogeymen. The modern-day version of Sleepy's has grown into customers' source for the industry's top brands, including Simmons, Serta, Sealy, and Tempur-Pedic. Sleepy's also carries a wide range of other specialty sleep products, from pillows and mattress pads to sheets, blankets, and headboards.
Inside Out's exterior designers upgrade properties' peripheries with customized landscape architecture. During a complimentary consultation, clients meet with open-air artisans to evaluate wants, needs, and prophetic dreams such as water features (starting at $4,000), gas-fed cultured-stone outdoor kitchen islands with granite tops and 24-inch grills ($7,500), or an outdoor kitchen ($9,000+). Based on this information, the firm's consultant will devise a master plan to create sunlit spaces that boast similar comfort and style to their indoor counterparts.
Behind an unassuming exterior of white cinder blocks, a team of animal experts maintains a collection of take-home creatures, with a special spotlight on freshwater fish and reptiles. Aquariums throw teal and purple luminescence onto green walls, and shelves are packed with colorful pet accessories, such as ferret-size monocles. The boutique also boasts an extensive collection of live feed that ranges from mealworms to mice. The inventory may change from time to time, but previous customers have taken home pet flying geckos, tarantulas, and snakes, as well as chameleons and bearded dragons that are too busy guarding treasure to shave.
For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.