The main point where this liquor store stands out from the rest is their selection of beers and wines. They have some hard to find european beer brands and wines like Oporto wine. Place itself always looks clean and organized, their personnel is welcoming and friendly, and most importantly, they know their wines and always have a cool recomendation according to your tastes. This is a very nice liquor store.
The 'Albertus Magnus Bookstore' is a store I've been a couple of times and that I have to recomend. The selections of books they have is vast and their staff is very helpful as well. The store itself has a charm that keeps you coming back and it also happens to be in a very accessible area. The appeal of this bookstore is that, even though their primary customers are students, they also cater to us the regular book readers out there.
I've been a long time 'Cutler's CDs' customer and I highly recomend them. Their cds are thoroughly organized, their prices are very decent (considering that these days they're competing with big national chains, etc), their personnel is highly knowledgeable and helpful, and they have a killer selection of used cds.
This is a store for the music fan who has indie tastes and a like of not-so-big / underground artists. So if you have a cd that you're hunting down and can't find it anywhere, chances are you'll find it at Cutler's.
'Broadway Hair' is a cool little place to get a haircut. The owner is a good guy who has a lot of experience and know-how, always up to date on new styles and whatnot. The salon is in a great location, right next to 'Cutler's CDs' in New Haven.
The salon itself is spacy and cool and well kept. The owner / hairstylist will also give you a discount if you're a student. Even without that, the rates already are very reasonable and you're sure to get a quality haircut. Cool salon!
I have been a long time Nardelli's customer, and the most impressive thing about them is that they are a family owned business. Of course, that would mean nothing if they didn't deliver quality wise in terms of food...and man do they ever. The lasagna they make is *the* best, trust me, you will come back for more! The sandwich selection is vast, and so are their sizes - not one of those tiny subways, a *real* sandwich! On top of that, they treat their customers like gold. Five stars.
This is a store that has a solid foundation of classic movies and a good selection of new releases as well. The staff are very warm and friendly, they really give each customer their full attention, always with a recommendation for you if you are a fan of a particular style / genre / actor / director, and that makes a huge difference because it shows that they are, first and foremost, movie fans too - just like us.
The cool thing about 'Amazon Tanning' is that it gives you the best of both worlds: dedicated hair stylists and quality tanning booths. The last times I've been there was with for the sole purpose of tanning, and I must say that I was very pleased by the quality of their equipment and just the plain elegance of the salon. Definetely the best of both worlds.
'Dileo Hair Studio' is a place to which I've been several times to get a haircut. What stands out the most is the dedication of the staff, and their attention to detail. On top of that, they have a big variety of quality hair products, from shampoos to hair gels, that are several notches above what you find in regular stores. So you get the sense that not only is your hair in good hands, it's also being given the personalized attention it merits.
Doctor John Varanelli is one of those dentists that's treated me on several occasions, and I can honestly say he is one of the best. He has a way of putting his patients at ease (which helps the time go by faster), plus he is obviously good at what he does. The staff is friendly, and gives the patients that personalized service that is sometimes missing with other doctors. Recomended.
'Faltom Jewelers' is a nice jewelry store with a wide selection. On one instance I needed to have my watch fixed and adjusted and I was very pleased by the quick service they provided me. They were able to work on the watch on the spot and fix it in a timing that impressed me greatly (no need to drop off and pick it up another day). The fact that it's a family owned store I believe works in its favor!