This is a pretty simple restaurant with great authentic Mexican food to serve the surrounding Mexican community (along with the rest of the community). The tacos are excellent and a bargain. Choices range from traditional chicken and beef to beef tongue and others. Veggie options as well. Alcohol is also available. Service is spotty.
PROS: Good inexpensive food
CONS: Service is spotty
Margie's is a rare old-fashioned ice cream parlor. It's a small crowded space, so on nice evenings be prepared to wait if you want a seat (you can just order to go, but the place is part of the charm). Many sundae options, the toppings are homemade and delicious. Generous portions.
This is a great concept, collecting used bikes and fixing them up and reselling them. However, my stop at this organization was pretty disappointing. The selection was pretty minimal, and what was there were very old bikes. I would guess most bikes looked about 30 years old and were about $50, a lot in my opinion. I was hoping for a few more modern bikes. But I'm sure the collection changes all of the time.
PROS: Great concept
CONS: Really old bikes
This museum is enjoyable for both children and adults. It is both fun and educational. There are many exhibits in this museum, so be prepared to spend a few hours here. The reef is pretty new and one of the best parts. I see it listed for pet supplies and accessories, but I do not know why. There is a gift shop but that is it. It is pretty expensive for a family to attend, with special exhibits costing even more.
PROS: Lots to see
CONS: Admission charges are pretty high
This is both a bakery and a good place for lunch, serving salads, sandwiches, soup, etc. They are mainly known for their cakes and pasteries. They look beautiful and taste as good as they look, which is sometimes hard to come by. Wide variety, everything is fresh.
PROS: great food
CONS: Parking can be difficult
The Salvation Army has always been a great option for what to do with unneeded items. They accept everything, and will arrange pick-up if necessary. Have always been pleasant to deal with. They always provide a receipt for tax purposes. Items are sold in their shops and profits support their programs.
PROS: better than throwing out items others may want
I have both used designers for the Creative Group, and worked as a designer for them. I have been happy in both situations. The designers are qualified, and the account reps follow up to make sure that both the employer and the employee are happy. Good communication.
Lori's is probably the best shop in the city for shoes (okay, outside of Nordstrom). They have a great variety of stylish shoes and boots in a range of prices. The smallish store does get pretty crowded on the weekends.
This stationery store has a decent selection of quality invitations and other stationery items. Many are from Crane. Also has a number of announcement catalogs. Not a huge store, service was not pushy.
CONS: Not inexpensive
I met with Johnson Paper when I was looking to purchase paper for my business. However, I am a small business and while they claim to be able to help, I think they are geared for large business. It is difficult to order because you need to call for a quote for every item, and sometimes you do not know exactly what you want. Not all emails are returned. They almost have too much!
PROS: Huge selection
CONS: Difficult to determine pricing