Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Electronic-cigarette starter kits
Pro Tip: Ask plenty of questions so we can help you find what works best for you.
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Big Apple Music outfits vehicles of all types with brand-name audio equipment, remote car starters, and hip gadgets—which aren't necessarily for your hip. From keyless entry and security systems to in-cabin LCD screens and booming subwoofers, the technicians transform rides. The company has supplied the area with their useful car accouterments for more than 25 years.
Wireless Express's technological gurus equip Rogers cell phones of many makes and models with communication-enhancing gadgetry. Fortify phones against butterfingers or sprinkler sneak attacks with a dapper leather case ($19.99+) and screen protector ($14.99+). A selection of chargers ($19.95+) prepares phones for rapid-fire texting, and car chargers ($19.99+) tap into vehicles' hamster-wheel-powered energy reserves to keep phones flickering. Additionally, a Bluetooth headset ($39.99) can liberate busy hands for optimal multitasking, and playful accessories such as Wireless Express's selection of speakers turn gadgets into roving boom boxes.
Vivah Jewellry traces its origins back to 1972, when founder Zell Goodbaum began wholesale trading sparkly gems and fashion jewellery back and forth between Canada and his home in India. During his travels, he met self-taught gold- and silversmith Vivah Goldberg, who dazzled Zell with her masterful stone carving, intuitive eye for design, and impressive collection of golden celebrity busts. The Goodbaum-Goldberg alliance came into full fruition in 1985 with the opening of Vivah Jewellery's first location, a partnership that combined Vivah's artistry and technical skill with Zell's business savvy and experience.
Today, each of Vivah Jewellery's locations lures passersby who are easily distracted by shiny objects with more than 8,000 pieces of sterling silver, milky pearl, and precious stones. Appendages become beacons for positive attention when wearing the shop's uncommon, original trinkets, which have included the classic, turn-of-the-century-style art-nouveau crystal pavé watch and the contemporary crystal leaf designer headband.
Since 1972, Renaissance Music owner Gary Mullen has lived out his philosophy—that anyone can learn to express themselves through music—by selling instruments from makers such as Yamaha, Gibson, Fender, and Martin. The shop’s deft repairmen tend to all the wear and tear musicians inflict, building up a cache of services that ranges from guitar restringing to giving the Heimlich to blocked trumpets.
He facilitates patrons' enjoyment of the music world not only through sales but through lessons; the shop’s team of more than 30 instructors teaches almost 800 students on instruments from the piano to the harmonica. Students can show off their newly learned techniques during in-house concerts, and peruse a vast in-house supply of sheet music for classic concertos or newer works, such as Bach and Mozart mash-ups.
After punching his last timecard at Labatt's Breweries in 1981, Marven Veinot couldn't get brewing out of his system. That's why he got Homecraft Brew & Wine quickly up and running, excited to share his knowledge of the art with others. Since then, Marven handed over the reigns to Joseph Sulley and the little brewer's haven has grown to become one of the largest home and wine beer stores in Kingston. They supply wine- and beer-making enthusiasts with kits to craft their very own special concoctions, including canadian blonde ales, irish stouts, and all varietals of red and white wines. To ensure hobbyists have all the tools need to create the finest libations, they also lead classes and workshops.