Classic Skating & Waterslides is a great place for the whole family! They have recently remodeled to add a larger skating area and an air-filled play place. The kids can get a wristband and play on all the air toys for however long you pay for. There are many different activities to choose from. There is a skating rink that wraps around the play place so the kids have to be careful entering and exiting. When they get hungry there is a place to buy food and snacks. There are also some games to play. The birthday parties are fun and we love the games they do while you skate!
Berett Blossoms offers affordable flowers that are gorgeous. There prices seem to have increased recently, unfortunately. But we have used them for proms, weddings, dances, and many other special occasions. I've rated them a '3' because of the experience we had most recently. They were short with me and again with my spouse on the phone and could not understand simple questions. This frustrated us enough to go elsewhere for that particular order.
Amelia's offers very good prices on flowers for all occasions. After calling around for pricing, we almost always end up going to Amelia's in Draper. The store is small and a little run-down, but the flowers are beautiful. They also offer costumes and yummy fudge!
Riverton Music is always the place to go for sheet music. Their prices are reasonable and many times they will have a great sale! We got our violin from them and haven't had any problems for the ten+ years we've owned it. There are many other instruments for sale, including grand pianos. If you go to the back of the store, you can sometimes see someone though a window making or finishing an instrument. It is very fascinating. Riverton Music also has a back room where music lessons are given for a fee.
The Village Baker has the yummiest bread I've ever had (store bought)!! Their store is small and clean. They offer loaves of bread as well as menu items like sandwiches, soup, & pizza. They will also let you sample their bread when you go in. We like to get their sandwiches that come with THICK, yummy bread. Another good thing to try is their desserts. They also have "day old" bread that is from the day before. This is usually discounted at a great price, yet still perfectly yummy!
Salt Lake Community College is a great place to get your generals done, but I don't recommend them for anything other than that. In my experience, some of the "professors" shouldn't even have a high school degree with the way they teach and give tests. I would definitely get recommendations from friends or classmates about a teacher before taking their class because some of them can really bring your grades down just because they don't know what they are doing!
Taylor Andrews is a great place to go if you are looking for the cheapest price. The people working on your hair will be students. There is a professional with them that they can consult with. When I got a perm and hair cut from them I paid about 1/3 of the price I would have paid elsewhere! But the drawback is that they are experimenting on you, it feels like. They took a LONG time and were a little rough. I would recommend them for cutting hair, but probably not for a perm.
Riverton Dry Cleaners mails out coupons with great deals, like $1 for any garment or a certain amount off your purchase. This is why we go to them. They have never messed up one of our orders to this day and have even cleaned a very nice wedding dress with sequins and plenty of fragile detail. The employees are friendly and get things done in a timely manner.
Dangerfield Insurance Agency is very cheap (Bear River Insurance is the company). We pay less than any family or friend we know. In fact, when insurance sales people call, all we have to do is say that we have Bear River Insurance and they say they can't beat our rates! Our agent is very personable and will really take the time to explain policies and questions to you. I have gone in or called on multiple occassions to have something explained and he is extremely thourough. I always walk out knowing more than I thought I would! He has a nice, clean office and will usually return phone calls same-day (which is important to most people). Highly Recommend!!
The Riverton Library is very spacious and nice. There is a large variety of books and other items that the old Riverton Library did not have. Recently the laminating machine broke down and they have still not fixed it. I used this a lot, so this was an inconvenience. But other than that, the building is clean and the kid section is great. We go here not only to check out books, but to check out movies instead of renting them!