Over the course of their 50 years of business, Apple Cleaners has kept up with the demands of ever-emerging, ever more finicky fabrics. Today, it combines its updated equipment with two types of cleaning solution, granting the flexibility to tackle stains in a full range of fabrics, from wool to cotton to various blends. Eager to show off their quality handiwork, the staff can expedite cleaning orders for next-day and delivery services.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Merely ridding fabrics of stains isn't enough for Royal Quality Cleaners; the dry cleaner also wants to save visitors time and make them smile, which is why it carries gift baskets complete with happy-face balloons and bushels of candy. To be sure, the staffers are dry cleaners extraordinaire, purifying blouses, suits, and tablecloths and remedying ill-fitting outfits with deft stitching. They also take painstaking care to preserve nuptial memories by cleaning and boxing wedding dresses and bronzing the life jackets clients wore while honeymooning in their neighbors' garden fountains.
Kwik Dry Carpet Care has been washing behind the ears of stubborn floors for more than 16 years. Each session is personalized, beginning with a consultation to discuss cleaning goals and cheer up the homeowner’s discouraged vacuum cleaner. Clients may solicit a technician for a detailed carpet cleaning or to obliterate grime from dingy tile and grout using the company’s high-powered 900 psi Rotovac.
Third-generation cleaners Kit and Casey continue a more than 60-year-old family legacy as they meticulously clean clothes and fabrics both large and small. Using environmentally friendly solvents, each item is pre-treated for spots and laundered according to the ironclad edicts of its tag. Shirts are treated with a special enzyme detergent that eats away at body odor and foot stains, whereas an anti-sugaring system protects wedding gowns from beer, champagne, food, and mud-wrestling stains. Casey also takes special care with suede and leather garments, cleaning leather jackets herself. Finished items can be put through a professional presser and are then whisked away to customers via free delivery.
At Big Woody's BBQ, the food is smoked fresh daily?and then sold till it's gone. This includes Big Woody's famous 2-pound pork steaks as well as the Hillbilly Philly sandwich, pulled pork, and brisket. Famous STL-style ribs are served every Friday and Saturday. All that meat gets paired with sides such as Southern green beans, potato salad, and sweet-potato fries.