The technicians at Foss Car Audio put nearly three decades of expertise to use as they install audio and home theater equipment across three locations. Audio equipment from brands such as Bose up the aural ante with amplifiers, speakers, and MP3 decks, which the techs can install in cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and razor scooters. Staffers also outfit rides with alarms, navigation systems, and remote starters, as well as tint car windows to block UV rays and angry glares from jealous horseback riders. Foss Car Audio also travels to living rooms to build customized home theater systems with Sharp, Panasonic, Hitachi, and other name-brand equipment.
Skate Tiffany's! Roller Skating & Family Fun Center exudes so much fun that it was used in a commercial for an Xbox 360 video game. After a quick look at the recently renovated rink, that's not so surprising: colorful bulbs fan out neatly from the center of the ceiling, with paper lanterns and LED lights also glimmering down onto the shiny hardwood floor. A brand new JumboTron TV playing sporting events hangs from the center of the skating floor which skaters whiz past on their quad or inline skates.
Between laps around the floor, groups can catch their breath in the arcade or fuel up in the snack bar, where the menu includes Hebrew National hot dogs, soft pretzels, and whatever else it is that roller skates like to eat. Tiffany's is also prime real estate for parties, as the staff often customizes packages for kids' birthdays, corporate events, and school field trips.
Inside Children's Bookshop & Teaching Supplies, one can find literature for adolescents and infants just as easily as shelves and tables overflowing with colorful games and toys. Though the full-service bookstore's two retail locations focus on educational materials, such as school and art supplies, they also aim to give kids equipment that inspires fun. The store proffers a rainbow of glitter, crayons, and pastels; colorful picture books accompanied by CDs; and a range of modernized and classic board games such as bingo, dominoes, checkers, and mancala. To facilitate creative learning and instill children with an early understanding of zoning codes, the store carries interlocking-piece construction sets. Store staffers also arrange a wooden railway table and a Calico Critters Play Table.
Designed for ages 12 and up, the intro to scuba class swims students through the basics of scuba diving during an hour of classroom time, then plunges fins first into the pool for two hours of guided practice. The center's certified trainers, who are collectively responsible for A-2-Z's dive center's five-star rating from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, watch over all submerged lessons in breathing, swimming, and mastering the art of buoyancy. Classes are kept to a max of 4–6 students, granting all learners the mask-to-mask time needed to develop their underwater confidence and to neatly avoid accidental mergers into the human hive mind.
With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.