Costume Holiday House's inventory of wigs, makeup, suits, and party supplies enables costume changes ranging from spooky to comical. Customers can dress themselves as everything from pop-culture icons to terrifying specters and macabre forms, and an ample supply of wigs and accessories form the basis of inventive costumes that don’t require full-body suits or rubber masks. In addition to wearable Halloween goods, the shop also sells fog machines and animated props that set the stage for monster mashes and haunted houses. Costume Holiday House accommodates dress-up even in the Halloween off-season, with theater costume rentals for schools and community plays, or Second Skin colored bodysuits for showing team spirit at a baseball game or camouflaging into the green-screen background at local commercial shoots.
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.
Photographic craftsfolk Larry and Wendy Bosely—who have been plying their trade for more than 20 years—brought in associate photographer Bailey Setzler in 2006, creating an artistic triumvirate that offers portrait sessions for seniors, kids, families, and lovebirds. At their Temperance studio, they can arrange both indoor and outdoor areas for posing. They also hit the road and travel to their subjects to document important milestones, from walking down the aisle at a wedding to ripping apart a mortarboard right after graduating from high school.
The recently opened frozen-treat station packs cups and cones with heaps of delicate fresh-off-the-block ice shavings drizzled with a selection of up to 25 fruit-tinged flavors. Allow the creative staff to craft an inventive flavor combo or choose your own from a list that includes four sugar-free options. The list boasts taste-bud staples such as cherry and lemon, as well as atypical additions including cotton candy, bubble gum, tiger's blood, and lion’s mane. Ice barbers shave their frozen treats into small 8-ounce portions ($2.50 each), medium 12-ounce cups ($3 each), large 16-ounce contingents ($4 each), or whole blocks of ice that guests may karate chop into their own individual hunk of tongue-dying deliciousness.
Built in 1887, Mansion View Inn delivers refined quaintness with its ornate Victorian décor, dark wood interiors, cozy quarters, a relaxed sitting room, and a drawing room. Four bedrooms lure guests into their charming confines for a two-night getaway of old-world hotel style. The Secor Bridal Room warms wandering hearts under the gentle glows of a chandelier, and features exquisitely crafted plaster molding and windows that admit frolicking splashes of light at sunrise. The Libbey Room's bright, cheerful interior is wrapped in flowery wallpaper and aims three large windows at the Victorian gardens, while The Reynolds Room comprises darker tones, antiques, and a clawfoot tub. Intimate and dainty, the third-story Ludwig Room provides lodgers with views of downtown, and its kitchenette allows guests to be the supreme lords of their own teatime.