Austin Shoe Hospital's expert menders have repaired men's and women's shoes and boots since 1906. Old, comfortable footwear gains renewed life at the shop with replaced heels and soles, saving patrons from outfitting old pumps with cardboard-box bottoms. Additionally, the cobblers skillfully repair luggage, handbags, belts, and briefcases with services ranging from zipper replacement to full dyeing and reconditioning.
Ace Hardware’s DIY-savvy staff help home painters find all the gear and paint they need in one stop. Ace’s paint department stocks the setup and clean-up gear needed to transform a monochromatic storage closet into a kaleidoscopic smoking room. Guests can peruse the myriad colors and textures of Clark and Kensington and Benjamin Moore interior and exterior paints, saving time with Clark and Kensington's paint-and-primer ($25.99+) combo or opting for the popular Benjamin Moore flat ($38.99) and eggshell-finish ($44.99) wall coatings.
Cedar Park Jewelry owner George Poe has worked with fine jewelry for more than 30 years. He and his team of skilled jewelers craft custom pieces at his shop, located in the Railyard shopping center. They also meticulously perform services that range from resetting gems in rings to repairing watches for white rabbits that are late for very important dates. An aquarium and comfortable seating lend the shop a pleasant, inviting ambiance.
Offering a range of family-friendly events and activities, Ceramics-N-More tickles your crafty fancy with paint-your-own ceramics projects, fused glass creations, and paint-and-take T-shirts. Display your painting prowess with a Picasso-inspired piggy bank ($8–$25), or spatter a bashfully bare platter with the drips of a thousand Pollocks ($12–$30). If the confounding simplicity of a plain white coffee mug ($10–$20) stymies your design-glands, dig your paws into the studio's ample supply of stamps and stencils. Ceramics will be ready for pick-up five to seven days after completion.
Though cigars were originally invented to celebrate the invention of the cigar, it can be used today to celebrate any occasion, up to and including "being alive and enjoying a fine cigar." For $10, today’s side deal gets you $20 worth of cigars from around the world at Fumée Cigar Lounge in Cedar Park. You may also use your Groupon in Fumée’s café. Menu items include cappuccino ($3), hookah ($10/hour), or if you just need a mixer to wet your smoky throat, Italian soda or Red Bull ($3). Fumée is open seven days a week.
Chase Carpets fills unadorned foot space with hardwood, ceramic tile, natural stone, carpet, and laminate flooring. Do-it-yourselfers can take home enough supplies (or have them delivered for a $45 fee, not included in the Groupon) to fill rooms with ITS inter ceramic tiles ($300 for 144 square feet or $500 for 250 square feet), or you can choose from the more than 1,000 unique patterns of ceramic tile and natural stone flooring Chase Carpets offers. Hardwood flooring, like a diamond-encrusted unicorn, is valued for its looks and durability and laying down Joshua Premium Hardwood Malibu oak (3 and 5/8” width and 3/8” thick) adds a touch of elegance to any living space ($300 for 144 square feet or $500 for 250 square feet). Massage tired tootsies with a bevy of cushy carpeting such as Shaw's Northern Parkway or Wish List, available in variety of colors ($300 for 144 square feet or $500 for 250 square feet, including pad, installation, and tax) or treat arches to Natural Value laminate flooring ($300 for 144 square feet or $500 for 250 square feet, including underlayment, installation, and tax) for streamlined strutting.