this place is kinda tiny, but has so much stuuf inside. they have all kinds of stationery and gift and birthday cards, a huge selection. they have cards from small card companies, not huge companies like hallmark, and so they can offer a huge variety of unique greeting and birthday cards. thye also have gift items and offer aweome gift wrap. they'll wrap your presents and they do such a good job. theyre really awesome at this. i think because it is a small independent store their prices are a little higher than bigger chain store, but i would say that its worth it.
PROS: lots of variety, lots of unique cards
CONS: small store
my youngest sister went to this school from pre-school until eighth grade and she loved it. they have small class sizes and the teachers are so well qualified. they encourage individual talents. they have very high standards for their students so they definately push their students towards academic success. my younger sister had many wonderful experiences at this school and has a very strong academic background because of this school.
PROS: small class size, highly qualified teachers
i had to go here to buy some books for classes and was pleasantly suprised. its a really small store but the place is packed with books from the floor to the ceiling. the salespeople are really nice and really helpful. ive only gone to buy books for class but it looked like they had a huge selection of all kinds of books. the only flaw might be that the store itself looked a little unorganized but only because there were so many books.
can i just say, i love this place. my family has gotten both of our cats from there and hope to be able to get more and more pets from them. they always have so many cute animals that need homes. its really nice to adopt from them because they take care of everything for you(vaccinations, neutering and spaying). all the staff are so nice and they really encourage pet adoption. they also all know so much about animals that they can really help you and try to find you the perfect pet. its also a really great place to go spend the day.
PROS: so many cute animals in need, the staff is wonderful
they have some really cool beads in this store. i could spend hours looking at all their beads. the beads are kind of expensive but i would definately say that its worth it, and they have all sorts of beading supplies like string, hemp, clamps, and all that good stuff. they also have beading lessons and all the people who work there are all beaders themselves. the store is really nicely organized so its easy to find what you are looking for and if you're a little lost, just ask, theyre really friendly.
PROS: really awesome beads!!
my friends and i went in just to look but ended up buying a whole bunch of art supplies. they really have all kinds of stationary products and art supplies. we got some awesome painting stuff, including really affordable brushes, which are hard to find. they have really cute guft items too if you need a quick gift idea. they have greeting cards also, and a pretty big selection of them. we also got a whole bunch of canvasses at really reasonable prices and they were of pretty good quality too. the salespeople are nice and helpful also.
i went on college night and it was fun. its really one of the only clubs in santa cruz and it not bad at all. they played good music, mostly hip hop, and there was a lot of people. on the night that i went if you were over 21 it was free and if you were 18-20 it was seven dollars, which wasnt too bad. it seems to be pretty popular so its a pretty cool place to hang out ir de-stress.
although they advertise that they have better prices than bigger bookstore because they are a co-op ive noticed that their prices arent that much cheaper. they rarely have used copies also so you end up having to buy new copies which are almost just as expensive as bigger bookstores, such as the one on campus. they're really nice but if you go at the beining of the quarter the lines are super long so keep that in mind. they are also really picky about the book that they buy back which is a con.
CONS: not that much cheaper
my friend and i had to go in to get her guitars strings fixed and to buy a guitar tuner. they were really nice and were really helpful, they didnt try to just sell us the most expensive merchandise but sold us the tuner that would fit our needs the most. the salesperson also taught us how to re-string my guitar and only charged us for the strings. he was super nice and was extremely helpful.
PROS: really nice and helpful staff
they have just cute shoes and accessories. they are all really reasonably priced. they have a lot of name brand stuff and a huge variety of styles. they have awesome accessories (purses, wallets) too, also reasonably priced. they dont have air conditioning though and it can get really stuffy in the store but not a big deal. they have really fun shoes for all kinds of occassions and parties. they have really cute heels and dressy-type shoes.
PROS: a big variety of shoes
CONS: no air conditioning