Collectible cards have become big business over the years but Jim and Steve's Card shop has managed to remember their smallest customers. In addtion to the baseball cards that are the basic staple of any collectibles store, they have the YugiOh and Pokemon cards that the kids are looking for. They seem to have the business sense to remember that the child spending his $10 today, will be the happy teen spending their $20 tomorrow and the adult that brings his own kids in one day with the real money to spend. They are nice and friendly to all their customers. Great job!!
Twin City Auto Parts is one of a large number of auto parts stores available in our area. They are not very competitive price wise, but they always seem to have the parts my husband needs for his never ending car repairs. It is their large stock of in store parts that sets them apart from the others.
The Sun Palace in Waukegan is a comfortable and clean place to get or maintain your tan. They are reasonably priced with half hour and full hour rates available. All the tanning beds are located in private rooms that allow you to be as dressed (or not) as you care to be comfortably. Not too many frills here, but they get the job done.
What a pill, to have that big tree whose roots keep growing into your sewer lines!! When that happened to us, we called Dunlap's Tree Removal. They were quick and efficient. Their service guys were friendly and professional and their prices were very competitive. They were able to schedule us in within a reasonable amount of time (wasn't exactly an emergency) but was nice to be worked in within a week.
Build-A-Bear is excellent when you want a specialty bear (for a gift for an adult OR a child). They also have birthday parties and is an adorable way to make your little ones day very special. They specialize in teddy bears that you design personally. You can make them frilly or boyish, dress them for sports or another hobby. They are more expensive (naturally) than normal teddy bears, but that is to be expected with such a personalized item. Their friendly and helpful staff is a great compliment to such quality merchandise.
Little Bear is a very unassuming looking child care center located off busy Grand Ave. The teachers at this center are excellent. The center takes children from preschool ages through school age. The children in their care seem genuinely happy while in the care of the center. As one mother said to me "I couldn't feel more secure if I left them with their grandmother all day". That is high praise. Better than grandmother, this facility has a playground and lots and lots of developmentally apprpriate activities for each age level.
Their cost is average for their industry.
Chilis is great! They offer wonderful food in a fun atmosphere. Their appetizers are absolutely mouth-watering!! We have been known to make a meal out of a couple of appetizer plates. They have really tasty specialty drinks to wash them down with! They are a bit more expensive than some other sit down restaurants, but the quality of the food makes it all worthwhile.
This is a newly built store that is under 5 years old. It is large, clean, well lit, and easy to shop. They have a bakery, deli, video store, and wine dept as well as the regular grocery depts. They offer excellent customer service and have friendly down-home type cashiers that you would expect from a small town. They have competitive prices and great sales.
I just don't like this restaurant. The restaurant appears inviting and comfortable, but the food just isn't good. They are a bit on the expensive side...especially for food I don't like. I think it is just the seasonings they use. They are an extended family joke, whenever we consider where to meet for a meal, someone will jokingly suggest Applebees and we will all laugh and then chose from more appetizing choices. Their specialties are supposed to be grilled American fares, but somehow, it just isn't appealing. Thumbs down.
Schwab plumbing services the Waukegan, Beach Park, Park City area and has for years. Their prices are average and competitive with the other plumbers in the area. What I like best about them is that they are always available. Every time we have needed service, we have been able to be serviced within 24 hours and that means alot when your plumbing is down!! The servicemen that I have had have been efficient and friendly.