George Moore is the third-generation owner of a family business that opened more than 60 years ago. True to its original purpose, the shop still sells sewing machines, cabinets, vacuum cleaners, and ceiling fans, but now aims to acquire equipment that is eco-friendly and ultra-efficient.
Alongside its retail branch, Moore’s nurses the machines it sells back to health and leads crafting classes. Expert stitchers lead hands-on sessions in everything from quilting to correctly taking the measurements of a restless scarecrow.
At Sweet!, boxes of Bottlecaps and buckets of salt-water taffy coexist peacefully with bacon- and buffalo-wing-flavored sodas. The eclectic candy boutique infuses the image and atmosphere of an old-fashioned candy shop with a more modern sensibility, stocking its shelves with classic and hard-to-find candies from around the world. One section highlights foreign candies and confections from America's past, another showcases vegan and gluten-free sweets, and a separate display case shelters fine chocolates. Along one wall, massive refrigerators chill more than 200 vintage and independently produced sodas, including several root beers and at least one preserved prehistoric snowman. Sweet! also encourages customers to play with their food: at candy parties, staff lead kids through activities ranging from sugary craft workshops to evening dances.
Like a real jungle, Scooter’s Jungle is full of vibrant colors and potential for adventure; unlike a real jungle, however, most of its attractions are inflatable. Named for its tropical theme, the indoor family-fun center’s inflatables range from gargantuan slides and a zip line to an obstacle course, where kids can build the agility necessary to finally outrun their shadows. For a break from the pillowy structures, kids can play ping-pong and air hockey at the free game tables, or nosh on pizza during private birthday parties.
You have a choice of two classes: Beginning Hand Building for 5- to 12-year-olds on Wednesday afternoon (February 2–16) from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. and Beginning Hand Building for adults on Wednesday night (February 2–16) from 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., or Clay Exploration for 5- to 12-year-olds on Wednesday afternoon (March 2–16) from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.