The bead boutique boasts a colorful collection of crystals, glass beads, and an array of decorative accessories for jewelry design and other crafty projects. Drape yourself in sparkling strands of Swarovski crystals (16" strands starting at $12.11), or illuminate your neckline with a glimmering string of freshwater pearls (16" strands starting at $2.95). Trowel through a trove international treasures, including Czech glass (starting at $2 per loop) and China glass crystal (16" strands starting at $3), or savor a necklace of Swedish meatballs.
A lock is a comparatively small part of a door, but a door doesn't keep out much more than the wind without a lock. The technicians at Stoddart's Lock And Safe install and repair that minute, yet all-important, mechanism on doors of all kinds. They install the classic metal hardware in addition to security-related systems such as home alarms, garage-door openers, and intercoms and buzzers. They also restore vandalized automobile locks to working condition and laser-cut extra sets of car keys in their store. From simple padlocks to vehicle transponder keys, the techs are prepared for nearly every type of job, though they also equip car- and homeowners with the hardware necessary to launch do-it-yourself projects.
In 1950, John Searcy loaded up his pickup truck with car batteries and began peddling his wares to wholesalers. Two years later, John formalized his operation and began Interstate All Battery Center, a battery retailer and service center that spans the continent from Austin to Anchorage powering cars, hearing aids, and cameras. Interstate All Battery Center charges gadgets and vehicles with more than 16,000 types of power solutions, and eases environmental taxes on the planet with a robust battery-recycling system. In a year, Interstate All Battery Center recycled 850 million pounds of batteries—just enough energy to grant immortality to one Furby.
Not just for other mothers––but for men, women, and kids of all ages––Other Mothers stocks a large selection of gently used clothes for the whole family. Aiming to help moms and dads keep up with kids who quickly grow out of clothing, the store accepts donations as well as trade-ins for store credit. The shop stocks all types of clothing and accessories, as well as toys and baby cribs. Since the staff is constantly accepting and sorting donations and trade-ins, the inventory of brands such as Abercrombie, Columbia, Nautica, and Levi's is perpetually changing and fresh.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Sealy mattress sets
Pro Tip: Above all, lie down on a few mattresses. Select the one that feels supportive at your comfort level.
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Described by Peoria Pines’ golf pros as a “power executive” course, Peoria Pines’ 18-hole course presents a scaled-down, 4,412-yard, par 63 layout. The truncated course challenges golfers’ iron play with 11 par 3s and five par 4s, while two lengthy par 5s—which measure 510 and 527 yards—give players an excuse to send golf balls flying with their driver or covert water-balloon launchers. The player-friendly course rests alongside a practice facility with a grass-tee driving range and areas for chipping, putting, and bunker shots.
Views of the course abound from The Palm Room, where executive chef Matt D’Arnese crafts a menu of gourmet pasta, chicken, beef, and fish. The restaurant provides a postround respite for golfers to unwind with a drink from the full-service bar or a chance to assess white tablecloths’ utility as a putting surface.
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