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.
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.
The nationally acclaimed pizzasmiths at Papa John's hand-toss dough in preparation for a miscellany of fresh meat, locally sourced veggies, and all-natural sauce. The menu sets out more than 15 toppings ($1–$1.50), such as pepperoni, black olives, and jalapeños, which adorn four sizes of original thin pizza ($7+) bedecked with fresh tomato sauce and cheese that unites the diverse ingredients much as a squabbling family is united by a love for pizza. Preselected topping combos ($11–$18) save stomachs from indecision; The Works proffers three types of meat, three vegetables, and olives, and the hawaiian barbecue chicken calls for a truce in the eternal fruit-veggie food fight with the addition of pineapple.
The third-generation jewelers at Christian Taylor Jewelers & Gold Stash Jewelers display one-of-a-kind baubles and quality luxury brands in shops that also repair, appraise, and purchase customer jewelry. A husband-and-wife team founded the company's original Gold Stash stores, which quickly gained the trust of customers as the knowledgeable staff deftly decorated bodies with more bling than the Tin Man during his rap career. Experts in gems, silver, and gold, the couple branched into Christian Taylor stores, where artists forge custom-designed rings and necklaces based on customer whimsy. Storefronts display rare pieces, such as Ceylon sapphires or Egyptian ring pops, as well as works by established brands such as Love Links, Soldier to Soldier, and Pandora, a line of chic charm bracelets and stackable rings.
Arizona Auto Wash's five locations nourish the inner health and outer beauty of autos with wash and detail services. Nimble-fingered cleaners nullify streaks and smudges during 100% hand car washes, and rejuvenating detail suites remedy dulled veneers and crestfallen interiors with focused buffing, polishing, and shampooing. Inside each location, convenience stores sate stomachs with assorted snacks and beverages, and TVs and free WiFi fill eyes in on the latest news, sports highlights, and techniques for teaching cars to fill their own gas tanks.