Four-year-olds scamper across ATA Black Belt Academy's padded floors, dressed in white robes and kicking with all the strength in their little legs. Instructors lead students of all ages through three separate classes divided by age. Students 4–6 develop coordination and motor skills in the Tiny Tigers program, before graduating into the Karate for Kids classes for ages 7–12. Adults and teens train together in the tae kwon do classes.
For more than 25 years, Play It Again Sports stores have bedecked kids and adults with high-end, wallet-friendly athletic armor so that they can kick, swing, punt, and take exception to referee calls with gusto. New inventory arrives consistently, and the friendly staff can lead quality-seeking shoppers to the top brands lining the spacious storefront shelves, including TaylorMade, Nike, adidas, Easton, and more. Prices vary by item, but you'll have enough credit to purchase many different athletic accouterments. Little sluggers can chase down fly balls in fresh cleats (starting at $8.99) and divot devotees can sink far-reaching holes-in-one or knock the top hats off haughty pelicans with the help of an arsenal of eager golf balls (starting at $5/dozen). A selection of cast-iron dumbbells (starting at $0.59/pound) prepares biceps and pectorals alike for the inevitable day when the performance-enhancing effects of weightlifting are legalized in sports again. Because of rapid growth patterns and rampant milk abuse, modern kids can grow out of their pads and kickers virtually at will; customers are encouraged to bring in old or outgrown sports equipment for cash or store credit.
By filling their shelves with publisher overstocks and remainders, Bradley's Book Outlet's shops across Pennsylvania and Ohio are able to price new releases and current bestsellers at bargain prices. Whether it's discounting the most banned books in the United States, hosting author discussions and book signings, or going to the movies to read the book version out loud in the theater, the retailers are constantly proving their devotion to the act of reading. They're more than a brick, mortar, paper, and ink store, too?their online wholesale division offers massive discounts with an emphasis on pop fiction, African American literature, and history.
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: No parking
Most popular offering: Golf Discount Cards
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What makes your business stand out?
We provide golf scorecards to 15 golf courses in Youngstown, Ohio ... for free. In return, they have given us great discounts on greens fees.
What inspired you to start this business?
[I] played golf in college and majored in marketing. [I] had always wanted to run my own business. When [we] came up with the concept of our MyLoopCard Golf Scorecards, I knew this was my chance.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
I like the fact that I can deal with a product which I created, but also ... in an arena (golf) which I have a passion for.
Entrenched in the no-hands fanaticism of soccer since 1977, The Jock Stop scores high with personalized customer service and a wide range of running, football, baseball, and cheerleading gear from Nike, Adidas, and more. Footwear goes the distance on versatile terrains, scaling price points from $24 to $250, while cushioned by athletic socks that range from $5.50 to $15.99. Shirtless face painters can flaunt team devotion on their sweat pants and more with custom "school spirit wear" starting at $13.99, skewing up to a screaming $60. Soccer balls, priced from $17 to $149, allow teams to get their competitive kicks. Whether you're racing over a field, feinting past an opposing cheer squad, or organizing a game of bridge with eight bloodthirsty grandmas, The Jock Shop has the goods to make it happen.