Practice makes perfect and perfection is the goal of Centerfield Baseball & Softball Academy's staff. The roster of experienced instructors includes members with playing and coaching experience at the collegiate and Major League levels. During private lessons, these instructors share their insight and help players refine fundamental hitting or pitching techniques. Larger clinics allow the staff to work with groups and create well-rounded baseball and softball athletes.
These lessons can take place in the academy's 15,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility, which also allows players to refine their game on their own. Its four Iron Mike pitching machines are capable of slinging fastballs or water balloons at speeds from 40 to 70 miles per hour, and six of its eight open cages feature mounds, which help pitchers dig in while they practice delivering the heat.
Dimoda Fashions creates a one-stop marketplace for electronics, household items, and beauty products. For example, shoppers can grab a coral statement necklace on a whim while searching for a new set of makeup brushes or even a pair of herb scissors. Waterproof shower speakers make morning routines more musical while bluetooth foldable keyboards create a convenient alternative to squinting really hard at a smartphone screen. The shop also stocks a variety of kids' goods including combination pacifier thermometers and booster-seat covers.
What is Jack Junkies?
We are the first and only do-it-yourself auto-repair facility in the Metroplex. We offer a state-of-the-art 15,900-square-foot garage with all the tools and resources you need to perform your own auto repairs, along with a full-time ASE-certified technician to help with questions or assist you with repairs.
What inspired you to start this business?
We realized the need for customers to save money on auto repairs and have options in addition to full-service shops. We also wanted to appeal to the car-enthusiast community.
What’s the vibe of Jack Junkies like?
It’s a safe, clean, educational environment to perform your own auto repairs with all the resources you need at your fingertips.
What’s your most popular service?
The two-post auto-lift rental.
As its name implies, Pronto Quick Lube Auto Care aims to get ailing vehicles back onto the road as soon as possible. The mechanics have access to a garage full of parts and equipment, enabling them to perform anything from basic tune-ups to more challenging services, such as stuffing the seats with fresh cotton candy. Whether they are changing the oil or installing a brand-new set of tires, the mechanics do their best to ensure that every automobile leaves the shop in better shape than when it arrived.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.