i really like this blockbuster. all the employees are super nice, and they usually have at least a few decent movies to choose from each time i go in. i have the pass, so i'm in there quite a bit. there are also quite a few independent films to choose from, which is cool. even though video one tries to call blockbuster a corporate monster, i still like them better. video one is just so grungy, and you can never find what you want. plus, their employees are creepy. i'd highly recommend this blockbuster as your video store of choice in the metro denver area !!!
PROS: great employees
CONS: i've ended up renting "new york minute" out of desperation
there's another review stating this gym is snooty, and i agree with that statement somewhat, but come on, most people who go to the gym are a little on the aloof/cocky side, right ? that's a generalization, but for the most part, people who pay money and spend time working out have to be at least a little bit vain. therefore, i can deal with the attitude at this or any other gym. what sets the denver athletic club apart from other gyms in denver is that is ranks much higher in the way of the superiority of the facility. from the minute i walked in the doors to sign up for a membership, i was treated like a queen. i was given a nice cold bottle of water, and was seated at a table with a pretty flower arrangement. the fees are higher, that's true. they're about double what i paid at 24 hour fitness. BUT...i will NEVER go back to 24 hour after joining this gym. the locker rooms are wonderful. they're clean, spacious and have the comforts of home (a couch, television, complimentary coffee, etc). it's never as packed as 24 hour, and the machines are brand new. you'll never wait for a machine either. i really can't say enough good things. it's well worth the extra money in dues. working out takes discipline, and usually isn't a barrel of fun, so why not make that time more pleasant by joining a gym where you're most comfortable ? it makes sense to me !
PROS: beautiful facility
CONS: a pricier fees than at most gyms
i went to excel because i wanted a scooter. i walked into the showroom, and immediately was overwhelmed by the various "toys" i saw. everything from motorcyles to "crotch rockets". i'm not knowledgeable, so it all looked like a bunch of junk to me. i wasn't approached by a sales person right away, which was fine by me, because there's nothing more annoying than being bombarded. i ended up filling out a credit application, to which the business manager told me i should hear from them in a few days. well, a few days passed, and still no word. i kept calling them, but was given the run around. i did put some cash down along with my application, so i kinda wanted to get a straight answer. i didn't feel taken care of at all. now, i've been to car dealerships and know how the whole process works. that doesn't make it right, and i still felt like my business didn't matter. after a few weeks, i ended up calling their corporate number. i finally got my down payment back in the form of a check sent to me in the mail.
PROS: a lot of bikes to choose from
CONS: poor customer service
this is one of the only-- if not THE only --shops in Denver that exclusively sells scooters. there are others that sells scooters as well as motorcycles and other dirtbike-type toys, but Sportique only deals with scooters. the cheapest bike you can get is probably close to $2000. they do offer financing, but you've got to have immaculate credit to be approved for that. you can test drive and ask as many questions as you need to in order to make your decision. i'm a girl, and wish there were more female employees working, but nonetheless the boys are nice enough.
PROS: terribly cute bikes
CONS: financing through wells fargo makes it tough to get approved
this is the only place you'll be able to buy Broyhill furniture in denver, as american furniture warehouse discontinued carrying it, as well as any others. the showroom as absolutely gorgeous. you won't see this type of elegance and style offered at any other furniture store around. they offer pieces that can be customized to your liking, and most furniture is delivered between 3-4 weeks, which is much earlier than other stores offer. the staff is different too; you won't find intimidating "shark-like" salespeople. in fact, most of their staff are women. the employee who helped me, kristy was her name, was young and fun, and made me feel right at home. if you're looking for lovely additions to your home, but don't want to deal with cheap, generic crap, like at american furniture, or swarms of high pressure sales guys at oak express, Broyhill is where it's at.
PROS: beautiful pieces, something for everyone
this is a great place to go if you're in need of a quick, decent hand wash. i go there every few weeks with my car, and i'm usually very pleased. if you get the most basic wash ($10 i believe), you will get just that: a very basic job. i wished they would have spent a little more time with the cleaner on the interior, but hey, for $10, what do i expect ? i highly recommend the hand wax if you have more time to spare. they say get it done about three times a year, and wow, does it ever make your car look great. well worth the $30 or so. make sure you bring along a buck or two to tip the ladies who hand dry your vehicle. they appreciate it.
PROS: best car wash in denver
CONS: make sure to get all trash out of your car; they will leave it if you don't
i'm an avid thrifter, and i've found ARC thrift stores to be one of the better ones out of the lot. They usually have sales, sometimes even 50% off everything in the store. At times it can be crowded (and stinky), but well worth it. It's best to get there early in the morning, to beat the rush, and also to get first dibs !
PROS: 50% off sales
CONS: sometimes smelly
Melt is like Bath and Bodyworks, only cooler. Plus, everything they offer is made in Denver. From body scrubs to fizzy bath bombs, they have anything you might be looking for to relax or just clean up with. It -is- a little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. Expect very chipper, sometimes pushy salespeople. They mean well, but will definitely won't just brush you off. I definitely recommend Melt, especially anything with Lickin' The Beaters as a scent. It's just too yummy !
PROS: Cool products, all made locally
This store has grown very close to my heart since moving to Denver, and I have to say it's my favorite place to find deli salads, cheese, wine and the like. Their cheese selection is unbelieveable, with knowlegable employees to boot. They have an entire section of the back store dedicated to wines, with someone to assist you in selecting the perfect pinot, merlot, chardonney to suit your wants/needs. they also offer a beautiful produce section, meat department as well as odds and ends to satisfy even the most discriminating palete. Marczyk's will make you appreciate the finer things in life.
PROS: you'll want to try everything in the store
CONS: sometimes a tad pricey
I'm in this store at least once a day, every day, simply because I don't have the patience or discipline to do weekly shopping all at once. As a result of this, I know most of the employees by name, as they do me. They're all very friendly and fun, and make me feel at home. The prices are just as good as their competitor's, if not better. I wouldn't shop anywhere else for my groceries.
PROS: fair prices
CONS: sometimes sketchy people in the area