Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, can trace their auto-repair roots back to the 1930s. Their grandfather, Clyde, built cars for Ford Motor Company and later started his own body shop, where he passed his knowledge on to his son, Bob. After working as a body-shop manager for Saltnes Volkswagen, Bob took out a mortgage against his family home and purchased Cooks Auto Body, fulfilling his dream of starting his own shop?just like his dad. Today, Don and Rick carry on the family legacy with more than 30 locations, dozens of employees, and one magical vintage racecar. Their ASE-certified mechanics are factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Volvo, and they repair around 30,000 cars each year.
Staying healthy and making sure that your body is getting all the necessary vitamins can be difficult. It’s even harder to maintain proper nutrition when trying to lose weight or build muscle. Thankfully, Nutrishop makes wellness easy with a wide selection of vitamins and nutritional products designed to grow healthier hair, support immune function, and keep Hulk rages from spinning out of control. The shop not only flexes its muscles in the supplement department, but also offers free dietary consultations with any purchase.
Along with its mainstay collection of holiday and greeting cards, HLC Hallmark supplies kids and parents with gifts for all occasions. The shop's huge selection of yuletide ornaments dresses up trees better than nesting pigeons wearing tuxes. Other stocking stuffers include customizable storybooks, scented candles, graphic T-shirts, and key chains.
The Serpentarium Retail makes caring for pet snakes and reptiles easy with a vast stock of habitats, decor, and food. The team can furnish all of your needs, starting with a terrarium and bedding for comfort, misters to keep the air moist, and canned crickets that make healthy snacks.
It's hard to think of a smoking accessory Tobacco Man doesn't carry. Inside humidifiers and cabinets rest both domestic and international cigars, from thin smokes to thick stogies. Beyond that you'll find hookah products and water pipes, cutters and lighters, and ashtrays that, unlike a dollhouse fireplace, hold ashes without catching fire. There are even electronic cigarettes and a make-your-own cigarette machine. Besides tobacco products, the store sells snacks, body jewelry, and other gifts.
A burbling waterfall wall and live palm fronds welcome clients to the earth-toned oasis of Elk Grove Massage29. Before beginning any session, the spa’s licensed therapists consult with clients to determine the best massage for their needs; it could be Swedish strokes to slake general stress or hot stones to melt away tension and determine which extremities are really just frozen burritos. The therapists also specialize in hot-pack massage, which uses grain-filled pouches that are heated to 170–180 degrees in order to release tension and increase flexibility.