R.B.'s Cyclery’s spirited staff flexes its 30 years of combined experience to rejuvenate ailing cycles and arm bipedal pedallers with everything for the trail ahead, stocking road, triathlon, and mountain bikes as well as a full armada of biking accessories. Tune-ups unleash professional mechanics upon future prom-rides, serving up liberal brake and derailleur adjustments, tightening bolts, and truing wheels to keep rides smooth ($50+). Giro and Bell helmets provide a bonus layer of cranial protection ($40+), while cycling gloves by Giro ($35+) and bike shorts by Descente ($65+) keep legs comfortably churning and fingers nimbly shifting gears. Cycling computers from Cateye track biking vitals and keep velocipedes networked with compatible online friends ($55+).
Apricot Lane Boutique will help you update your weary wardrobe for the fresh sunshine season with a wide variety of reasonably priced apparel, jewelry, handbags, home goods, and giftable goodies. Apricot Lane carries women's fashions from popular lines including denim from 1921, Miss Me, Makers of True Originals, and Fidelity ($70–$180). You'll find apparel from Whish, French Connection, Fumblin Foe, Boy Meets Girl, Spanx, and more ($30–$180). Top off your new outfit with edgy jewelry made from guitar picks, a modernly elegant necklace from Diana Warner, or another adornment from the array of accessories ($10–$130).
Packard’s Games and Movies fuels friendly competition and hours of virtual entertainment with an eclectic abundance of gently used media. Gamers can fire up current consoles with a collection of used games, such as Halo 3 ($9.99) and Fable II ($7.99), which carry the ghosts of past triumphs to challenge their new owners. Those yearning for pixels of the past can dive into a rich selection of retro games ($2.99+) for vintage systems including Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Guide virtual superheroes as they jump across flames and elude persistent tax collectors with controllers for the Playstation 2 ($9.99+), Super Nintendo ($9.99+) or the Nintendo 64 ($12.99–$19.99). Stacks of previewed DVDs ($4.99) and Blu-rays ($8.99+) provide ample fodder for future movie nights. Each store has a slightly different selection, so call ahead for specific inquiries or simply browse through the cartridge- and disc-packed aisles in person.
The staff at Art Warehouse has built more than 100,000 frames since opening in 2000. They've also reproduced and digitized art valued at millions of dollars. Yet, they remain accessible to regular families as well as professional artists and photographers, creating high-caliber prints of photos and images on archival matte paper, metallic paper, and more.
Perry's Family General Store sells an eclectic assortment of general-store products, from natural skincare remedies to gardening seeds and herbal supplements. All-purpose grapefruit, lavender and oats, and peppermint tea soaps ($5.95 each) are 100% natural, phosphate-free, not tested on animals, and gentle enough to use for shaving, on babies, or for baby's first shave. Pucker up with some orange-vanilla lip balm ($4 each), an ideal follow-up after treating lips to the edible brown-sugar lip scrub ($16). Customers can also stock up on seeds ($1.99) and plant a summer garden packed with chamomile, bantam corn, burpless cucumbers, beefsteak tomatoes, and a variety of other well-mannered veggies. Use the fruits and vegetables of your labor in recipes derived from the Kitchen Garden Cookbook, a collection of more than 200 recipes and cooking tips ($22.95).
With its brown walls and slanting roof, the exterior of Kávé Express recalls a gargantuan coffee to-go box. But in place of a spout for pouring, a glowing round logo beckons visitors around to a drive-thru window to pick up cupped coffee drinks. Complimentary shots of flavored syrups enliven lattes and mochas passed through the sliding opening, and twirls of whipped cream crown espresso drinks blended with ice. Baked goods such as muffins and biscotti also make their way into drivers' hands to be nibbled en route or sewn inside the passenger seat’s upholstery for later.