The Lackawanna headquarters of Phoenix Scuba and Water Sports is situated so that it attracts both Canadian diving enthusiasts who drop in from the Niagara Peninsula as well as divers from throughout western New York State. Recreational-minded beginners hop into an indoor pool to build skills and underwater experience before venturing out to the open water on one of the company's scuba charters. Meanwhile, Phoenix's veteran instructors work with professional divers-in-training who are trying to become certified. Instructional programs are also offered in adaptive diving, which trains those with physical disabilities to safely enjoy the joys of scuba. Through the years, the resident community of adaptive divers has made trips to exotic locales such as the Cayman Islands, where divers explore the ocean's depths and play Battleship underwater.
For more than 60 years, the antidirt squad at Coit has purged floor pelts of grime and stains. Armed with a truck-mounted system and nontoxic solution, the carpet connoisseurs give heed to stubborn spots, odiferous areas, stretches of heavy foot traffic and the slip 'n' slide practice run. In less than one hour, the carpeting in both rooms will be squeaky clean, with rugs drying in around 24 hours. Coit backs its services with a satisfaction guarantee, and the staff is fully trained and certified, ensuring homes are scrubbed by professionals rather than resentful teens working off parking tickets.
William's Florist & Gift House’s botanical tenders weave verdant tendrils into striking bouquets and gifts for all occasions inside their quaint storefront. Purple orchids nestle under an exotic palm leaf in the Zen Artistry bouquet’s lush container ($42.95+), and the Be My Love bouquet melts icy hearts and snowmen shaped like ex-boyfriends with roses and carnations delicately placed in a ruby red vase ($47.95+). Teleflora's Be Happy bouquet mixes yellow roses and chrysanthemums in a smiling vase ($34.95+), and the Uniquely Chic bouquet stylizes tabletops with myriad colored roses in a cubic glass vase ideal for angular décor ($47.95+).
Backed by an extensive list of products and services, Daryll’s Car Audio's technicians augment autos with electronics both entertaining and essential. They install JL Audio bass packages that blast out pounding rhythms and nestle mobile entertainment systems into headrests, dashboards, and overhead compartments. Techs also install remote car starters, keyless entry, and alarm systems to warm, cool, and protect roadsters. While GPS systems guide drivers safely to their destinations, satellite radio plays on portable units or hides covertly behind existing stereos. Techs also soup up auto exteriors, boosting curb appeal with LED lights or animatronic hood ornaments.
With an enormous inventory of instruments, a dependable technician, and friendly instructors, The Guitar Factory is the kind of store that performers come to count on over the course of their musical evolution. Here, musicians can browse from simple-starter electric guitars from Ibanez to high-end acoustics from Martin. Keyboards, percussion, amps, basses, and other gear are also available. When wear and tear strikes, the shop’s in-house repairman, Charles J. Quagliana, can nurse instruments back to functionality. Charles has honed his handiwork by working for superstars such as Mary J. Blige, Prince, The Beach Boys, and the Mos Eisley Cantina band.
In the studio’s 10 air-conditioned lesson rooms, a team of teachers with more than 30 years’ experience teach guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Joe Shanahan, who teaches bass, guitar, vocal, keyboards, and drums, was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame with his band, Only Humen, and guitarist/singer/teacher Tommy Z has performed for the U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Instructors tailor each lesson to student’s individual needs; with a current student pool ranging from ages 4 to 70, instructors are comfortable working with a wide range of skill sets.
Premium Steak & Seafood's team of meat connoisseurs flash-freezes choice cuts of meats and seafood portions before shipping them straight to diners’ doors within 24 hours. Beef options include bacon-wrapped beef fillets and Angus sirloin-steak burgers, whereas pork cuts include kabobs, loin roasts, and fully cooked St. Louis–style baby-back ribs. Premium Steak & Seafood offers gourmet sea fare, such as lobster tails, ahi tuna steaks, and Alaskan snow crab as well as poultry such as chicken kiev, chicken cordon bleu, and preseasoned breasts. All cuts are 100% USDA-inspected, graded either choice or prime, and come in prepackaged portions. Meats are Cryovac vacuum-sealed to secure flavor tighter than Fort Knox's refrigerator, and all cuts are restaurant trimmed for 30%–40% less fat and bone.