I remember this library 4 years ago, just before they closed it down - ti-i-iny place! It's huge now, with lots of space for children's books and reading room on the second floor (check out the views!). The video section is rather inspiring, and the music one is pretty decent - I get all my classical music there. They also have sheet music. Staff is very friendly, and there's a separate garage for patrons who like to spend time in there... And drop-down boxes outside (and by Payless food mart) for people who have no time at all!
PROS: spacious, friendly
I was searching for a suit for my husband, so I asked him to go there. When we stepped in the door, the salesguy started showering my husband with things like "the richest peopel in town shop here", and "you can't get a decent suit for less than here", etc. I paid no attention, but went to check the materials, cuts, and prices on the suits, while my husband was supporting polite convsation. When I asked if they had a certain cut in a certain material, the guy went nuts, started yelling "Oh, she isn't listening to what I say, you are not planning to buy anything, you have to leave the store!". I said - ok, if you're allergic to me, I'll leave, you can talk to my husband - but he made him leave the store too!
It was for the better, though, because after shopping around we found out their prices were more than 2 times higher than everybody else's!
Oh, by the way, he said my husband would have to settle for a suit bulkier and shorter than he needed, because "there are no places that make suits for this figure, and we are as close as you can get". Guess what? Another store had 7 suits for my husband to try in his exact size.
CONS: expensive, rude, give you false information
I have been happy today - I have closed my account with Bank One! It's drawbacks are numerous, the list starts with long lines and slow service. At 9am this morning, there was ONE customer in there besides me, and 3 tellers, 3 managers, and only ONE relationship banker who could close my account! So I had to wait 50 minutes with all those people around.
Their accounts are NOT secure. They could not explain me HOW someone had made a withdrawal from my debit account, without them checking a name OR a pin - and considering I NEVER used the card for that account, it has been literally locked in safe from day I got it.
They also charge for "telephone banking", so if you have any concerns or questions at all, you have to get yourself over to a branch, wait NO LESS than 50 minutes, then get told something along the lines "there are bad people out there, that's why we slap fees on every account and every move you do".
I'm done with that. Warning to you - dont' even get yourself into this!
I haven't tried any other racing schools, so it's hard to compare. On their own, though, it's a neat program, which will teach you the basics of racecar driving in a short time. Packages differ, you can get one with an end-of-course race with a trophy and champagne for the winning team, or just a basic training course. After completing any couse, you are eligible to buy extra laps and come drive their cars any time, May to October. Extra laps are a ibt expensive, but otherwise - great deal.
The store itself is not very spectacular - the front is cluttered with non-flower stuff, and the fridge with flowers is uninspiring. Do talk to the person at the counter, though, and you'll find out what they can do for you! Summertime they are swamped with weddings, and no wonder - they flower arrangements are top notch. They almost read your mind when you explain them what bouquet you want, and deliver amazing value, adding the flowers you've never heard of, but always wanted to see.
PROS: quality, knowledge, and prices
CONS: cluttered and dull store display
Even though Spacio posits the Baths as their specialty feature, I couldn't get one: they scheduled me in, and then called back a day before appointment to tell me that the bath is broken and can't be fixed in time. Didn't offer anything to make up for it.
The receptionists were snobbish, but the place itself was nice, huge and open, with lemon water and snacks in the waiting room, and showers for guests. The lady who did my scrub was super-nice, but the music they kept playing was strange: something modern and fast, not relaxing at all.
I'd been all over Napa and Sonoma valleys, tried many wineries, and this one - in Indiana! - wins hands down. Their tastings are free, they included every wine they make (the list is quite long, and you might only want to try the type of wines you like - otherwise the hefty portions guarantee your head spinning), and the tour of the winery is extremely informative. The store includes everything you might want to have with wine (fresh bread is the winner!), and the picnic grounds right outside the winery by the lake are absolutely spectacular. Go with friends, get a designated driver, and buy extra wine for everyone out-of-state: Indiana wines can't be shipped outside the state (legal mumbo-jumbo here), so they will want to stock up - even if they live in California!
This is a great family-firendly place. The best way to go is with your own skates (it's only $3 then, you don't pay extra $2 for every rental, your own real skates don't hurt the legs at all, and you can sharpen them at the center for $5) on colder winter evenings - if they don't close due to lack of people before you come, you'll have the entire rink to yourself! On sunny winter weekends, though, the place is a veritable zoo, with tiny tots trying to skate among near-pros using upsided buckets... There's also hot chocolate in the lounge, and beware: they Zambony the rink every hour - come to get fresh ice!
They do a good job accomodating their name in their interior - the tanning booths look like huts pieced together, and it manages to look relaxing. The staff know quite a bit about the machines and you'd do better following their recommendations on the timing. There are various tanning lotions available, and at the time I was there they were giving some out as free samples. They also have SPF lotion on hand, in case you want any - a nice touch.
The first thing the staff will do (if they are not swamped with people) is take you around to show you the tanning beds, which are presumably the widest around. They are, except that I can't fathom how that would matter to a normal, slim person. The staff don't have an answer to that. You'll also see LOTS of leopard prints all over the place. It's clean and nice, but when they are busy, they tend to be quite rude to newcomers, and snobbish if you ask about deals...
PROS: clean and upscale