For three decades, industry-certified Allendale Cycle has filled its shop with a comprehensive arsenal of bike and skate gear, from brands such as Shimano and Vuelta. Backed by a full guarantee, the shop’s stock of BMX bikes and spare parts gleam alongside helmets, shoes, and clothes to outfit riders in gear more aerodynamic than NASA-designed confetti. Repair-shop staffers nurse cycles back to road-worthiness, not only tuning up mechanical maladies and replacing damaged parts but also washing frames to a sheen before returning two-wheeled charges to their owners.
A father-son operation helmed by Harry and Jon Huff, Streams of Dreams equips anglers with the necessary gear and knowhow for tracking down finned foes. The shop carries the industry's latest rods, reels, lines, and more. To put that equipment to the test, the Huffs offer personalized lessons that focus on vital skills, such as fly-tying and fly-casting. They also organize trips to exotic locations, including bonefishing adventures around Andros Island in the Bahamas.
Hidden Closet helps shoppers redesign their wardrobe with a wide variety of new and consignment clothing and accessories. Visitors to the newly renovated boutique update their casual wear with jeans from Rock Revival and True Religion or summery blouses from Free People. Guests prepare for special occasions with dresses from Burberry and Bob Mackie and accentuate their ensembles by toting handbags from Chanel and Michael Kors, donning Tiffany jewelry, and carrying around one of the shop's hookah pipes.
Decorators Fabric Outlet stocks rows of delicate fabrics sold by the yard. The family-owned business selects textiles from brand names such as Robert Allen, Duralee, and Beacon Hill, which can be fashioned into everything from curtains and throw pillowcases to furniture upholstery and sheets for bashful ghosts. Decorators Fabric Outlet even transforms the act of sitting from a humdrum chore to a posh pursuit with cushions for outdoor patios, boats, and campers.
The wireless provider industry changes quickly, but Arch Telecom keeps up by giving both technicians and front-line employees continual training. The extra effort shows: enthusiastic testimonials from clients cite employees' patient technical support for two seniors who were far from tech-savvy, as well as a staffer staying well beyond closing time to ensure a business's new phone lines were set up properly.