I was very happy with the speedy service -- I called at 8:30 in the morning and they scheduled me for 3pm the same day. It only took 30 minutes for the actual work too. Just be sure to check your bill -- I signed off on it, and when I came inside I realized it was higher than it should have been. I called the office and they told me the "molding" charge hadn't been removed for some reason so she would take that off and I'd get the original price quoted. Not sure what that was about (trying to scam me?) but they were very nice about removing the charge.
This Bikram studio is just wonderful. Their prices work on an honor system -- the suggested donation for a drop-in class is $13. You can pay more or less depending on your inclination. Not too sure how it works for passes, as the system is fairly new and I haven't bought a pass in a while.
I have been to many Bally's in the metro area and I think this one in Thornton is one of the better ones. I never need staff help, so I'm basing my opinion on the facilities. Good pool, big and clean locker rooms, lots of cardio machines to choose from. It looks like it was refurbished within the last 2-3 years.
There are few mechanics I'd call "trustworthy" but the guys at Kearney are some of them. They are quite speedy with estimates and are willing to walk you through everything before you decide whether you want the work done or not. My husband has sent his '87 truck in for full service two years in a row now, and I've done my '95 sedan too.
This is the family equivalent of a barber shop. No frills, no fancy products, but what you lose in "spa" atmosphere is made up by committed and skilled hairdressers. Prices are very affordable, and if you have a relatively uncomplicated cut (a few layers, some color & highlights) you'll be satisfied. Interlocks also offers some body treatments (facials, waxing) for great prices too.
We bought our first house using one of the chief realtors with Preferred Properties. He is a dream to work with -- very proactive in finding homes that matched our criteria, very knowledgeable of school districts and amenities that can affect home prices. I definitely recommend them!
The quality of food at Cinzetti's is fine, but it's more the experience and choices you go there for. You can find better red sauce and pizza at other chain Italian places. Cinzetti's is all about all-you-can-eat. There are pasta stations, pizza stations, salad bars, and dessert bars. It all makes for a satisfactory meal, but it's not the type of place you'll go back to too often.
My husband narrowed it down to Shane Co and Trice when looking for my engagement ring. He ultimately chose Trice because he thought the quality of diamonds was slightly better, and the sales staff was more knowledgeable. We went back a few months later to pick out our wedding bands too. The salesman we developed a relationship with assured us that resizing or replating (with rhodium) would always be free of charge for our lifetime -- a nice bonus from an already good jeweler!
I used AMK for my wedding photographer because when I first met with the owner/photographer, Mark, I was impressed. He was a great guy with the right personality to bring out a genuine smile for the photos. About 6 weeks before the wedding he informed us that he wouldn't be our photographer, that he would send 2 "alternates" instead, because he was scheduled for surgery. We were very sorry that he was going through medical problems, and understood. His alternates were OK, but didn't take quite the same style photography as Mark, so we ended up with just *OK* photos of the most important day of our lives! The service that followed, with ordering reprints and albums, was absolutely HORRENDOUS. Mark never kept records of what we ordered so each time we went to pick up photos, he would hand us the wrong thing. He had an excuse for everything and was so disorganized it made my head hurt. We only received our wedding album EIGHT MONTHS after our wedding. I definitely DO NOT recommend AMK. The only reason I didn't give them a 1 star rating is because the pictures are actually OK, but it's the service that was terrible.
There are two parts to the Phipps Conference Center -- Phipps Mansion (historic home) and the Phipps Tennis Pavilion (tennis courts converted to indoor reception space). The grounds surrounding both are just beautiful, but really the gem is Phipps Mansion. It is the perfect location for an elegant wedding of 125 people or less. You can use the garden for an outdoor ceremony or reception if the weather permits. The inside is exquisite too, especially in the months of December and January when holiday decorations are up. I wish Phipps had a restaurant open to the public because their in-house catering is DIVINE. Never before had I been to a wedding where the food was better than most fine-dining restaurants! If I could give Phipps Mansion 10 stars, I would.