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The friendly tool experts at Direct Tools Factory Outlet help customers negotiate the store's huge inventory of new, reconditioned, and factory-blemished hardware from brands such as Ryobi, Homelite, and Milwaukee. Items are priced at reduced rates of up to 75%, allowing budget-conscious customers to stockpile hardware for home-improvement projects or backyard tool hills. Impress a time-traveling early hominid with a Dirt Devil Scorpion 7-amp hand vacuum ($29.99) or a factory-blemished Ryobi One+ lithium-Ion compact drill ($127.99). Spice up dinner parties with a portable table saw ($139), powered during a total blackout by a 5,000-watt Homelite generator ($499). Each product carries a warranty of at least one year, even the reconditioned items, which are only awarded warranty ribbons after undergoing a grueling routine of pushups and burpees.

2200 Tanger Blvd
Washington,
PA
US

Clients waiting for their appointments at Barbiere can sink into overstuffed leather chairs and catch a few minutes of sports games on TV or sip on cold beverages while they flip through newspapers. This upscale barbershop offers the expected clipper haircuts and straight-razor shaves in addition to more elaborate cuts, color, facials, and brow waxing. The barbers and stylists are welcoming and friendly, and the shop's wood-and-black decor creates a masculine and woodchuck-friendly atmosphere.

319 Jefferson Avenue
Washington,
PA
US

Visitors to the Parisian-style bridal boutique are beckoned inside a romantic interior ornamented with glittering chandeliers and vintage-style furniture. Stunning bridal gowns and bridal accessories such as shoes, gloves, and jewelry dot the store’s three floors, capped by an upstairs VIP room with a crystal-draped ceiling and comfortable couches. A large selection of gowns also covers bridal-party members, with bridesmaid dresses by Jordan Fashions and Badgley Mischka, mother-of-the-bride dresses, flower-girl gear, and tuxedos.

The store also stocks a selection of standout homecoming and prom dresses, as well as plus-size designs. Walk-ins are welcome, and customers can look forward to one-on-one consultations with Carrie Ann’s fashion specialists. Brides-to-be can also look into the store’s event-coordinating services to help streamline nuptial events.

154 Morganza Rd
Canonsburg,
PA
US

Babette's Gowns swathes bodies in contemporary frills and formalwear from top designers, helping produce more than 29 years' worth of visually stunning occasions to remember. The two-story showroom sparkles with more than 4,000 prom and homecoming dresses from attire artists such as Alyce Designs, Mori Lee, and Mac Duggal alongside elegant wedding and bridesmaid gowns crafted by Jade, Jordan, and The Dessy Group. Professional fitting and alteration services tailor dresses to amend styles or cuts, while the store's global-exchange policy allows buyers to trade in their gown if they spot a fellow prom-attendant or local dogcatcher wearing the same dress.

384 Carol Ave
Bridgeville,
PA
US

A still figure stands silently behind a few thin trees. When he sees someone emerging from a long, metal tube several yards away, he takes aim with his marker, squeezes the trigger, and watches a blot of brightly colored paint materialize on his friend's shoulder. Such friend-turned-foe scenarios play out daily at Urban Assault, a paintball facility whose outdoor battlefields in Cecil and indoor arenas in McDonald attract players from all around the area. In the outdoor arenas, the surrounding wooded landscape adds variety of terrain and barricade possibilities, letting staffers add touches such as metal crawl tubes and other strategic bits of architecture that paintballers have come to depend on for cover. The competitors engage in open play on five such outdoor fields—each with unique features—as well as in the company's two indoor spaces that total some 30,000 square feet. Indoors, paintball contests go from sparsely adorned to almost disco-like as players stalk their enemies while traipsing across catwalks and navigating a demanding maze of fog machines, black lights, and adrenaline-boosting music inside one of the fields. The brains behind Urban Assault also offer special rates to large groups, military veterans, and members of the CIA's finger-painting brigade.

1217 Laurel Hill Rd
Mc Donald,
PA
US

Mattress World carries more than 20 mattress brands and houses more than 100 mattress styles in its wall-to-wall-mattress store. Factory-trained sales associates guide guests to mattresses that fulfill their needs in terms of firmness, durability, size, and ability to withstand being dropped off a 10-story building.

3563 Washington Rd
Canonsburg,
PA
US