Prism Magic Clothing and Imports adorns garments imported from Thailand with bright, machine-washable tie-dye color. Adult tie-dye shirts swathe torsos up to a 6XL in bold patterns such as toadstools, hearts, and silhouette portraits of Babe Ruth ($20+). Cover up the scent of a limberger factory with sticks of fragrant incense ($1.50+) or outfit a small, friendly cheesebot in a kids' tie-dye shirt ($15). This Groupon can also be used toward tie-dye ($25) or sewing ($40) classes to help students pursue their own projects with DIY derring-do, whether they're hand stitching a piñata cover or tie-dying the sails that will finally make their Winnebago seaworthy.
Arms To Bear's shooting range doesn't have an address, nor does it require bullets. Hitched to a dual-rear-wheeled truck, it's a climate-controlled mobile range that travels directly to clients around the Reno area. Built to handle live fire, the range also sports a LaserShot training system to make the experience less intimidating for beginning shooters.
In addition to training guests inside the mobile range, Arms To Bear's instructors—led by NRA-certified chief defensive firearms instructor Kevin Roth—also utilize outdoor training grounds to teach more than 10 specialized classes. Placing emphasis on personal safety and home protection, the courses range from Basic Pistol Shooting to the three-part Advanced Defensive Handgun, all upholding the instructional standards of the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association.
In addition to its training facilities, Arms To Bear encompasses a pro shop stocked with both firearms and nonlethal implements of self-defense, such as pepper sprays and force fields made of imagination, plus items for emergency preparedness.
Sierra Shading Solutions outfits homes with custom screens, blinds, and awnings. During in-home consultations, specialists call upon more than 25 years of experience to offer aesthetic suggestions and determine energy-saving solutions to take advantage of nearby stars. With exterior shading options such as retractable patio awnings and solar screens, Sierra Shading Solutions helps beautify outdoor lounging areas. Traditional interior treatments include wood blinds and roman shades, which allow homeowners to let in gradual amounts of natural light so as not to render reading lamps entirely obsolete.
For more than three decades, The Garden Spot's knowledgeable staff has been helping to pair gardeners with the soil amendments, nutrients, and organics best suited to their projects. From among their verdant inventory, they can provide information on flowering shrubs or shade, fruit, and evergreen trees, or help customers locate yard art that best accentuates their minimalist blade of grass. A fourth-generation landscaping and maintenance staff further abets homeowners in their quest for picturesque surroundings, and instructors bestow useful tips during a range of gardening classes.
As an offshoot of Sierra Trading Post, Derailed.com holds fast to the same business model as its parent company: bargaining with top brands to procure overstocks at heavily discounted prices. But like a youngest sibling taking up juggling cats, it strives to differentiate itself from its older counterparts. It stands out with a youthful vibe thanks to skate, surf, and SUP apparel and the staff's laid-back attitude. They'll happily answer questions and make recommendations on their throngs of camping gear, running shoes, collegiate attire, and bicycle accessories from brands including Hurely, Billabong, and Teva. Though their merchandise boasts an average discount of 48% off the retail value, shoppers can save even more—customers receive a $10 coupon when they sign up for emails, and clients of the Give & Go Referral program get a $20 egiftcard when the friend they referred uses their own $10 email coupon.
The artists, teachers, and librarians that staff Grassroots Books know firsthand not to judge a book by its cover. Alongside new, glossy hardbacks and crisp paperbacks, they stock gently used and new-but-slightly-shelf-worn reads at generous discounts. Any books without value are responsibly recycled for free, instead of stuffed into Harry Potter jackets as "secret sequels." Used CDs, DVDs, and video games also share shelf space with more than 3,000 kids books catered to pre-K through high school readers. More exciting yarns await youngsters during the independent bookstore's kid storytelling hours or school book fairs, while the 22nd of every month honors educators with a free book just for coming to the store. Grassroots Books even donates its leftovers to educators and nonprofits after its monthly warehouse sales, four-day extravaganzas where nearly 10,000 books and movies are available each for $0.99.