The Music Store nurtures aspiring musicians with an exhaustive collection of instruments and broad teaching resources. More than 40 teachers share their skills during lessons for classical and contemporary instruments, and sheet-music-literate students can learn new songs by sight from a selection of more than 800 titles. Staff can also order any music still in print and start the musical journey with the purchase of new and used pianos and band instruments. Grownups slowly slash chords with the purchase of a new guitar, whereas child-size guitars come equipped with Pop Rocks–flavored fingerboard.
Yakety Yak Wireless specializes in cell phones. The shop stocks new and used models from brands such as Verizon, Samsung and Apple; the technicians inside it, meanwhile, can draw on more than two decades of combined experience to fix old phones. Their repairs address problems from cracked screens and water damage to faulty sensors and speakers that blast the chicken dance during important calls. Yakety Yak Wireless also vends accessories such as cases and earbuds.
From its first-floor roost inside the ritzy Mercedes-Benz auto dealership, Bistro 33 Rocklin pleases palates with a mouthwatering menu stocked full of savory small plates and gourmet salads buttressed by a cornucopian drink selection. Share small plates with friends, filling mouths with grilled pancetta prawns ($11.95) and white-bean-and-artichoke dip ($7.95) to fuel debates over the efficiency of 18th-century hybrid vehicles. A triumvirate of spicy buffalo chicken, toasted walnuts, and crisp romaine lettuce join forces with crumbled blue cheese to form hunger-halting Oregon blue cheese salads ($8.95–$12.95). Appease appetites with ginger-cream-drizzled pan-roasted salmon ($21.95), or Kobe-beef meatballs ($19.95) that enliven incisors with an elation they haven't felt since they were spared by the tooth fairy.
Von Housen Mercedes-Benz's vehicular geniuses pamper the most mobile member of the family with an eight-hour inspection and detailing package. During the vehicular makeover (a $255 value), a thorough scrubdown sweeps grime and dust away before gentle wax seals out future interlopers to maintain the paint’s just-washed luster. Crumbs meet their match in the form of hungry vacuums, while car stylists hide wear and tear by shampooing frazzled carpets and giving comb-overs to balding floor mats. A rubber and vinyl protection guards non-metal parts of the exterior, and the tire shine waxes grubby wheels into lustrous spinners. Window washers remove evidence of splattered insects, while auto internists clean the engine compartment in preparation for the maintenance inspection.
As an authorized Dish Network provider, Austin Satellite's technicians connect their clients to a satellite TV network. But they don't just offer satellites and televisions—they complement the basics with a panoply of optional special features. Commercial-free playback, for example, allows clients to watch pre-recorded primetime shows from ABC, NBC and FOX sans interruption; their mobile services, meanwhile, allow for TV viewing on devices such as smartphones and tablets.
When poring over gently worn apparel, the discerning buyers of YSJ Trading Co. draw upon their fashion backgrounds to meticulously inspect each garment. Once it's cleared as being in mint condition, and either timeless or on-trend, the piece finally hits the racks. Shoppers who prefer one-of-a-kind, hand-curated clothes then swoop in and bolster their wardrobes with the repurposed duds.