Inside Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s sprawling warehouses and show rooms, friendly staffers stock plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories. Expert designers craft these dwelling fillers, testing raw materials' durability and basic arithmetic skills before transforming them into classy furniture items that mesh with any decorating style. They build many tables and chairs to meet eco-friendly business standards, using recycled engineered wood to reduce landfill waste and slow down deforestation. Ashley also stocks nonwood items, including a selection of state-of-the-art body-cushioning mattresses from brands such as Sealy and Simmons.
For an additional charge, Ashley Furniture HomeStore transports its furniture using its own fleet of semi trucks and fighter planes, which ensure that comfortable couches and slick dining-room tables are never damaged and always fresh smelling. Each location is locally owned and operated, meaning staffers are friendly residents who know which couches best complement regional design trends and indoor weather patterns.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning's team of trained professionals harnesses Mother Earth's arboreal breath to naturally purify overly soiled carpets. In addition to effectively breaking down pesky stains, their oxygen-powered cleaning system has a fast one-hour drying time, doesn't leave a crunchy residue, and is safe for your family, pets, and the environment (which houses even more families and pets). In addition to the aesthetic benefits of carpet cleaning, a visit from Oxi Fresh supports a healthier atmosphere by terminating dust mites, allergens, dirty germs, and other yuckies.
The assiduous crew also uses its oxygen-based formulas to oust grime from upholstered furniture, as well as tile and grout. Crewmembers travel to both residential and commercial buildings to perform their services, ensuring no evidence is left behind after company parties or lunchtime games of Hot Pocket dodge ball.
Dan Hesch woke up on his 5th birthday covered in welts from more than 100 yellow-jacket stings. The day before, he had explored the woods near his house and stumbled upon some ornery wasps. What happened then doesn’t need to be spelled out. Dan looks back on the incident, and the innate curiosity that spawned it, with fondness. "It seems I was destined to pursue a career in the pest industry," he said.
Today, Dan boasts nearly 40 years of pest-control experience, which includes learning his trade in one of the country’s most insect-friendly climes, Phoenix. Dan and his team of exterminators now target creatures trespassing into homes around Toledo while being mindful of clients' health and using application techniques that minimize clients’ chemical exposure and maximize insects' pleas for mercy. He also vows to beat any competitor’s price, charging at least 10% less than any estimate homeowners can show him.
Professional paparazzos and novice documentarians alike frequent Main Street Photo for their photographic needs, including equipment and photo-specific services. Owner and snapshot guru Todd Briniger stocks his photogenic shelves with accessories and equipment from a variety of top-shot companies, including Canon and Ilford. Outfit an artful eye with cameras, lenses, tripods, and lighting accoutrements, or commit already-composed photos to tangible memory with Main Street's in-store digital-photo kiosks. Snapshots publish in convenient sheets of eight wallet prints ($2.99), mantle-worthy 12"x18" prints ($6.99), and large-format 44" prints. Restore age- or Sashquatch- chewed prints or worn antique films with Main Street's array of digitizing and restoration services, as well as options for digital conversion to DVD and Giclée printing.
Bowling Green Country Club’s nine-hole course journeys across 73 acres of Ohio countryside. Featuring a nine-hole yardage of 2,782 from the farthest tees, the layout adds a sense of variety with four tee options for golfers looking to play the hole twice for an 18-hole round or foursomes who prefer to play without having to interact. A watery ellipse stands in the middle of four holes, including the par 3 seventh, where tee shots must somersault 168 yards over the corner of the pond to find the green. After rounds, duffers can unwind at the outdoor patio of Jeff Szabo’s Fairway Grill, where a wait staff of disguised caddies serves a menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and other hearty fare.
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