Waukee Beds’ packed showroom displays a breadth of spine-supporting mattresses from brands such as Ideal Bedding, Symbol, and Serta. Memory-foam bed toppers—the store’s specialty—conform to body shapes better than a latex onesie, and contain pressure- and temperature-sensitive materials to ease tossing and turning. Helpful staffers make themselves available seven days a week and until 7 p.m. on weekdays to answer questions and help customers determine the ideal mattress fit for their sleep style, be it on their back, side, or with both eyes open. Also available for purchase, framed wall art, including prints and photos, hangs along the showroom’s walls.
Ready to heft furniture and boxes seven days a week, the uniformed teams from Iowa Moving 1 shuttle out to homes or offices across central Iowa. Once there, they load customer-provided moving trucks with the efficiency of an Olympic Tetris medalist, maximizing the use of space while protecting loads with furniture pads and securing them for transit with tie-downs. Though clients provide and drive their own trucks, the movers tote along their own dolly and a set of tools for disassembling beds or taking mirrors off dressers.
Sportsplex West helps serious athletes and recreational weekenders train, practice, and compete year round in a modern, indoor sports facility. The 36-foot high, 1,050 square foot rock-climbing wall allows climbers to strap safely into harnesses and muscle their way up using ropes and footholds. Friendly and knowledgeable staff members are on hand to address questions of all types, from clambering queries to crises over what color to paint the neighbor’s dog. Put Everestine ambitions into action with the all-day rock climbing pass and scale the massive monolith at your own pace, or choose the six-month pass for half a year of unlimited scrambling.
Photojeania’s talented shutterbugs preserve memories with on-location and in-studio photography sessions. One-hour sessions (up to a $150 value) focus on children, family, maternity and newborn, and high-school senior portraiture and are performed within 30 miles of Photojeania's studio location, or in the studio itself for shoots that require minimal clothing or elaborate re-creations of Shakespearian death scenes.
Skewering up a menu of barbecue favorites in a no-hassle, family-friendly setting, Shane's Rib Shack slathers up saucy good times via its slowed-cooked ribs, pulled pork, and chicken seven days a week. Venture to the edge of meat madness with a full rack of ribs ($18.99), served with two heaping sides. Bone-phobic folk can opt for a six-piece plate of fresh, never frozen, chicken tenders ($6.99 for six pieces), while pairing them with a corn muffin ($0.75) and a dousing of barbecue or signature wing sauce. The smothered chopped pork sandwich dons a fashionable fedora of coleslaw, making it an ideal companion for patrons flaunting equally stylish oversized bibs ($5.99). Finish each feast with a sweet iced tea ($1.49–$1.99) or a rich brownie ($1.29). Those with restrictive, gluten-free diets may peruse a menu chock-full of edible decoys that include chopped barbecue chicken and pork plates, as well as the classic beef brisket salad, which, while fashionably flavorful, does not double as a skirt.