Drawing upon experience accrued during more than 25 years in business, crews at Walker Carwash, Inc.—a family owned business—scrub rides clean with a quintet of cleaning packages. Once the staff hand preps vehicles, steely exteriors soak up automated washes and powerful cleaning products before enjoying treatments such as an underbody flush, pre-wash bug spray, hot air-dry, and Magic Bond Protectant, the company's most popular product. After cleaning out dusty interiors, patrons use free vacuums to scare away nosy canine officers.
Creekside Garden Center's nursery and greenhouse specialize in unusual and hard-to-find vegetation that helps bring original style to clients’ yards. Liven up lawns with 4-inch annuals and perennials ($3.99+) in a variety of colors and styles, or pick up a hanging basket ($7.99+) for a lovely addition to a porch, deck, or rearview mirror. Trees ($34.99+) can provide a habitat for local wildlife, and shrubs ($9.99+) or evergreens ($9.99+) give yards some malleable décor. While browsing through the flora, customers can sit in a rustic wooden chair to ponder landscaping schemes and whether they could sculpt a series of shrubs into the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Edible Arrangements offers up more than 50 fresh, artful fruit baskets in time for Sweetest Day on October 15. Edible Arrangements combines the aesthetic elements and emotive properties of floral arrangements with the juicy edibility of fruit. The sweetery's designers stud the Delicious Daisy, a bouquet of sliced honeydew, pineapple, and cantaloupe, with strawberries and strings of grapes that double as a 25th-anniversary gift for a Smucker's jam heiress ($35). Decadent, gluten-free layers of white and semisweet chocolate coat fruit in a 12-piece box of hand-dipped strawberries and bananas ($25). Customers can also put today's Groupon toward a larger centerpiece, such as the Melon Delight, a decorative spray of watermelon wedges, pineapple daisies, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, and double-dipped bananas sprouting from a watering can ($76–$86). The preservative-free treats are all handcrafted at the apex of freshness, readying hand-dipped dainties to be hand shoved into eagerly awaiting mouths.
Crowned Best Dry Cleaners by Grand Rapids Magazine, Sheldon Cleaners has been fighting the good fight against dud dirt and unpressed pants for more than 60 years. Its seasoned de-griming doctors will scrutinize each article and carefully tend to sweaters ($6.50), coats ($12.50), dresses ($12.50), and shirts ($4.99)—evicting fiber filth, obnoxious odors, and the stains of spilt wine and spilt blood from a rival poet. By using nonhazardous solutions, Sheldon Cleaners provides a thorough clothing cleanse and scores points with Mother Nature for its eco-friendly practices.
The brand-name buffs at Max 10 retail quality men's, women's, and children's clothing for $10 or less, including seasonal deals to outfit school-bound tykes in stylish new threads. Shoppers can score designer duds from the likes of Ecko Unlimited, Zoo York, Dickies, and Sean John and jeans from Lee, Levi's, and Akademiks. Customers can disguise human hides or a fugitive T-shirt in hoodies and jackets for $10 or less or satiate undernourished closets with wardrobe basics such as long- and short-sleeve tees, tanks, and activewear priced at two for $10. Sports aficionados can announce admiration for favorite teams while modestly entering the public sphere with a variety of licensed MLB and NFL apparel, or they can dress neighborhood dogs in jerseys to re-create favorite scenes from Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch.
Rose Bowl Floral's artfully arranged fresh flowers help express emotions for a range of occassions. Creations can match whatever color or flower you've got in mind, and blossoming bouquets brighten celebrations from birthdays and weddings to the annual unearthing of new babies from the cabbage patch. Teleflora's Simply Sweet bouquet ($34.95+) spruces up a living room with soft yellow roses, miature carnations, and pink lillies, and a white tie boutonniere ($12.95) and an orchid wristlet ($22.95) formalize a prom held at a zoo. Pick up special arrangements such as a Fruits and Blooms basket ($42.95+) or Teleflora’s Fire Engine bouquet ($40), which bundles bright chrysanthemums and carnations in a classic, red metal fire-engine truck.
With a sumptuous menu amalgamating burritos, spaghetti, and subs, Fratelli's Pizza’s affordable offerings keep mouths and wallets striding in silent, harmonious agreement. Weekday lunch hunters can pop in for Papa's Favorite Pizza, topped with chicken, roasted peppers, roasted garlic, red onions, and feta and mozzarella cheese ($16), or go green by nabbing a veggie lovers pizza ripe with mushrooms, red peppers, black and green olives, green peppers, and sliced tomatoes ($16). Beyond the circumferencial bounds of the prized pizza pie, diners can chow down on BBQ chicken subs ($5.95), BLT sandwiches ($5.50), and a variety of traditional pasta dinners. The kitchen keeps the flames flickering into the late hours on most nights, a convenience that allows local brew house inhabitants to enjoy finger-friendly fare when they need it most.