In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
It's hard not to notice that the ice of the 400-meter skating oval is steeped in history. Eight world speed-skating records and ten Olympic records were set on the Utah Olympic Oval's ice during the 2002 Winter Games. Now, visitors can glide ov
With a combined 15 years of experience, the trained and certified technicians at ActionLink Wireless mend flagging phones in a 2,300-square-foot store and repair center. Patrons can drop off their personal devices and rest assured that circuit-board veterinarians will refit phones from their stock filled exclusively with new, factory-approved parts. Expert technicians scrutinize screens to erase cracks or scratches and check advanced phones for signs of sentience to squash budding robot uprisings. The ActionLink team can also solve technical imperfections besides out-of-touch screens, such as draining water-damaged handsets or polishing shells marred with scratches, dings, and remora fish.
The window specialists at Simply Cool bless cars with a new layer of cool in the form of SunTek automotive tinting film. In addition to carrying a lifetime manufacturer's warranty, the sleek tinting provides protection from interior fading and reduces the farmers' tan on dashboard bobble heads. No matter the windows covered, each treatment concludes with a proprietary topcoat that is scratch and crack resistant and carries a high-gloss finish. Simply Cool also deals in SunTek Architectural film for the home and business. By blocking up to 99% of harmful UV rays and significantly reducing heat, clients can expect a decrease in heating costs, and an increase in slightly bummed out gas-company employees.
As a plant grows, West Side Nursery's now expansive facility also grew from a small seed. Over its four decades in business, the nursery nourished its modest selection to transform into a now flourishing assortment of specimens that rarely find shelf space at smaller nurseries or big-box stores. As its first claim to fame, West Side Nursery highlights its colorful variety of trees, though more than 120 varieties of shrubs edge in on the spotlight as well. The personable and knowledgable staff members, including a landscape designer, also take the time to talk gardening tips with their customers, from discussing the proper time to water new blossoms to the proper time to take an aging maple for its daily walk.
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Rain Salon & Spa’s stylists and therapists call upon the powers of Mother Nature—as embodied in plant-derived Aveda products—to repair damaged hair and untie knotted muscles. Provided they don’t have to use harsh chemicals, the stylists are always receptive to new technologies. Aveda delivers on this front with treatments such as the Smooth Infusion retexturizing system and a botanical renewal treatment that strengthens frizzy strands.
The spa’s therapists soothe backs and shoulders with 10 massage modalities, many of which come with enhancements such as Aveda blue oil and aromatherapy infused with clary sage. It’s not uncommon for other spa treatments to include more than meets the eye. Facials, for example, begin with a consultation and end with a makeup touchup. Similarly, complimentary beverages accompany nail treatments that refresh hands and feet with Caribbean aromas, OPI polishes, and freshly laundered sock puppets.