For more than 25 years, Party Land has supplied hosts with all the materials necessary to throw any sort of shindig or get-together. Their shelves brim with balloons, streamers, and plasticware as well as specialty machines that make popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. Furniture such as tables and chairs provides guests with places to sit, and costumes grant them garb after scheduled food fights. More than just a place to stop and stock up, Party Land assists customers with additional services such as balloon decoration and delivery to party locations.
In Lafleur Nurseries & Garden Center’s expansive outdoor garden, informative placards give names to a busy jungle of plants and trees. A sweet scent drifts from jasmine plants, roses burst open colorfully, and the wide white blooms of magnolias sway like the dresses of southern belles. Honeysuckle and bleeding heart cover the nursery's verandas, and raspberries and grapes ripen in the sun. Over the sound of birds singing, trained garden techs can be heard giving planting advice and landscaping estimates for sod and pond installations. Patrons can also ask them for irrigation suggestions or help building a wall to keep furry animals from foraging in their home garden or putting the satisfying last piece in a jigsaw puzzle.
Just walking through the door of All Fired Up can lead to artistic inspiration for paint-your-own-pottery sessions. Paper butterflies, flowers, and stars speckle the floor-to-ceiling windows, and ceramic tiles in the shape of birds, hearts, and trees cover the back wall. Artists of all experience levels can select a bisque piece to decorate with the studio’s vast supply of paints and melted Skittles.
The experienced needle wielders at Perfect Fitting adjust the sizing of all manner of garments for men, women, and children. Shorten jacket sleeves ($30) and shirt sleeves ($20) to better showcase muscular wrists, and alter skirt hems to show off rare third knees ($16+). A fresh plain pants hem ($12) creates a crisp upper border for shoes, and a new zipper ($16) helps to maintain modesty. Ill-fitting slacks and legs reconcile after Perfect Fitting's staff bedeck denim with an original jeans hem ($20), and watermelon smuggling is made simpler after the alteration specialists take out skirt or dress waists ($16
Mattress World's owners bring 30 years of experience in the mattress industry to their five stores, which stock a wide variety of Serta, Simmons, and Tempur-Pedic sleeping surfaces. Once patrons choose their desired mattress or mattress set, clerks call patrons' attention to the more than 50 styles of headboards, frames, and bedding, which add height and style to plush, pillow-topped mattresses. The store offers delivery and set-up services, dispatching staffers—who first remove old frames and bedding without the use of dangerous black holes—to construct new beds on-site.