Since 1973, Master Cleaners has tidied garments using time-tested laundering techniques and the latest water-free cleansers. Staffers greet soiled outfits with a thorough sudsing, folding sheets into neat squares and erasing spots from shirts, jeans, and giraffes. The shop also cleans bulky items such as bedspreads and sleeping bags, returning them at a convenient drive-thru window. Dry cleaning removes set-in stains from delicate items such as business suits and silk dresses. To make duds look as sharp as possible, an expert tailor will close holes, replace loose buttons, or add googly eyes for a nominal fee.
Now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set for $8.49, a VPT rip hammer for $6.29, and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. With the second option, a significant selection of unfinished furniture is available to fill almost any room in your house, apartment, or secret lair. Options range from bookcases and desks to chairs for the very young and the slightly less young.
In 1981, B&B Pet Stop paired pet owners with furry friends and items to care for them from a 600-square-foot location. Since then, the store has expanded to 24 times its original size—B&B now fills every nook and cranny of a massive 14,400-square-foot store. But one thing hasn’t changed; it’s still run by Bill Trufant and his sisters Sally and Mary. The trio’s pet emporium stocks everything from Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals cat and dog food and Nylabone chew toys to cages and vitamins for birds.
The Trufants and their dedicated staff don’t just equip pet owners with supplies; they also supply the pets themselves, hosting so many critters that children take field trips to the shop the way they might visit a zoo. More than 2,600 gallons of salt water aquariums include a live coral system and a reef display, creating a home for saltwater swimmers, such as pygmy angelfish and crabs. Nearby, red-tail sharks, firemouth cichlids, and other creatures frolic in more than 6,000 gallons of fresh water. The shop also sells more than 800 reptiles and more than 12,000 small animals each year, as well as a fleet of birds. For particularly dedicated caregivers, a selection of rarer, more high-maintenance animals is available, including hedgehogs, which demand a homemade cake thrice a day.
B&B Pet Stop’s dedication to animals extends to community-outreach initiatives. For instance, you have the option to round up your purchase price, donating the change to monthly rotating charities, including Animal Rescue Foundation and the Mobile Arts Council. This idea has raised nearly $100,000 in just five years.
Licensed massage therapists bring years of experience in the art of healing and relaxing to Therapeutic Arts Massage and Bodywork. The practice's therapists specialize in pain management and network with several chiropractors and doctors, including a neurologist, to treat a whole host of maladies. They fuse their knowledge and skill to help clients overcome natural susceptibilities to stress, illness, aging, and lifting things that are obviously too heavy in hindsight.
Therapeutic Arts Massage and Bodywork know that every person is built differently, which is why every session begins with a one-on-one conversation. During this time, the practitioners learn as much as they can about the client in order to customize a massage informed by the client’s wellness goals. A water cooler located in the studio to helps clients stay hydrated so their body can cart away freshly released toxins like a red wagon carts away freshly caught bad guys during games of cops and robbers.