Dollar Castle's shelves brim with everyday necessities such as groceries and home goods stocked alongside toys, party supplies, gift packaging, and seasonal decorations. Shoppers can prepare for the holiday season with gift boxes and Christmas decorations primed to turn any home into an exact replica of Santa's igloo. Party supplies such as dinnerware, table covers, and paper products help to host extra guests, while storage containers are ready to stash away leftovers or the especially good pie that never got served. While perusing the aisles, customers can also stock up on cozy gloves, mittens, and scarves. Much like the exchange rate for a Sacagawea coin, most items in the store go for $1.
Spicing up sex lives since 1992, Cirilla’s stocks an impressive collection of lingerie, accessories, and adult toys that makes it easy to see how it’s ended up on Nuvo's "Best Of Indy" list two years in a row. Catered to both slim and plus-size clients, the shop's sensuous apparel encompasses everything from stockings and teddies to evocative costumes that fog monocles quicker than an illustrated D.H. Lawrence novel. For silken and scented kneads, lotions and oils sprinkle shoulders and backsides, as do sensual strokes and maneuvers gleaned from one of several instructional books. Grab bags for him, her, and couples award patrons with a surprise assemblage of products from the boutique, which can range from lotion samples to life-size chocolate replicas of famous bridges. A welcoming, open-minded staff happily helps guests explore a trove of body-safe adult toys, such as the waterproof and flexible We Vibe 3, which causes vibrations as good as those spawned from listening to the Beach Boys during an earthquake.
An almost overwhelming selection of cigars, pipes, hookahs, and various accessories surrounds customers as they enter the walk-in humidors at each Wild Bill's Tobacco location. Thankfully, this mystifying world isn't all smoke and mirrors. A trained staff is always on hand to help tobacco enthusiasts navigate all the available items?which often include different-shaped cigars from around the world.
This international selection sure has helped Wild Bill's Tobacco expand its reach throughout the U.S. Since the first store opened in 1994, the company has billowed into an empire with more than 50 locations stocked with cigars, cigarettes, and roll-your-own items. Many locations also house a lounge area, where friends can relax while puffing on cigars and trying to hula-hoop through each other's smoke rings. In recent years, the stores have branched out into the world of e-cigarettes, selling kits and liquids in more than 20 flavors.
Simplicity. That's the name of the game at Aio, a wireless provider that streamlines the process of buying a plan or figuring out which smartphone best complements your face shape. For instance, the company doesn?t do annual contracts, offers just three data plans, and a features a convenient bring-your-own phone policy. For those in the market for a new phone, Aio offers discounts on popular models, such as the Samsung Galaxy, iPhone 5c, and Nokia Lumina, as well as tablets and basic work-horse phones that don't need to be tickled in order to work. And whether customers need coverage for a new phone or an existing device, Aio's straightforward nationwide data plans make choosing easy. There's the Basic plan, the Smart plan, and the Pro plan, each of which feature unlimited talk and text at up to 4G LTE speeds.
Despite the fact that the average American woman is a size 14, finding fashionable plus-size clothes can be a chore. That's why Vikki Stoddart decided to help plus-size women find affordable clothes with her shop, Hips Resale Boutique. Designed for women from size 12 to 32, the shop carries in-season items that have been gently used, allowing shoppers to empty their closets of clothes that aren't being worm and refill them with new, colorful apparel. They keep a stock of in-style dresses, cardigans, and skirts paired with accessories such as towering, strappy heels and sun hats that protect against bird pranks. When ladies want to switch things up again, they can resell clothes back to the shop, allowing other women to enjoy their outfits.
Though it sports a façade with towering Doric columns, Marco’s Ristorante Italiano's dining area resembles a homey den; wood panels surround family-style tables and, behind a full bar, bottles of wine line exposed bricks that are softly illuminated by the glow of candles and a mounted television. In the kitchen, chefs follow the traditions of authentic Italians, layering pastas and wintertime outfits with warm meats and cheeses. They also drizzle white-wine sauce on succulent morsels of breaded chicken and veal. To add diversity to their Italy-centric menu, they also prepare a smattering of Mexican entrees such as enchiladas and quesadillas.