Nothing good can come from you visiting this place. I don't have enough space to post all of the stuff I have against this place...
Yeah, so you can get your tongue pierced on your lunch break from high school and mom can't do anything about it. And it only cost you $10 right? Have fun with that nickel...
I also know somebody who was pierced by a cute 16ish year old girl that one of guys had a "crush" on. How unprofessional can you get? Needless to say, that one didn't take long to get infected. Do people forget that they came from Ames... you know, Lasting Infections? It picked up that nickname for a reason. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Ev Cochrane just can't get enough of ripping off college kids. I spent a year in Stanton Heights, a shotty living arrangement despite it's appearance from the outside. The only benefit was the parking ramp, and half the time your spot was occupied by somebody walking over to Welch to drink.
The buildings are built so quickly, no care is given to the building process, the materials are cheap. If somebody leaned on the opposite side of the wall from the couch, you would get nudged. There was also a 20 degree temperature difference between bedroom 1 and bedroom 3. How efficient is it to have the window open all winter and be pumping a space heater 15 feet down the hall?
The doors wouldn't stay closed, stuff fell and cracked all the time--and the building was 3 years old. The rent was ungodly high--with a $75 charge for being 1 day late--especially because it was a dump with a nice coat of paint.
I first checked out Porter's after shooting my cousin's wedding. I wanted a trustworthy place that would handle such valuable memories properly. I found that place on Viking Rd.
Being a photographer, I like to check out new possible toys, and it is nice that they can get anything I would want / need from their warehouse.
The photo develping is pretty expensive (I think around $11 for a roll) but every single picture is color balanced to correct any film or lighting issues you may have encountered. The difference is obvious, and the attention to detail is appreciated.
My friends and I were driving around aimlessly one evening trying to find a way to squelch our boredom. Somebody made a joking comment about visiting, and we decided why not?
In all honesty, we had no idea what to expect, so we were rather surprised. Obviously, this is not a place to be going if you are in high school or younger, but for the more mature crowd, it could be good for a laugh, or hey--you might even enjoy it.
It isn't in the best part of town which does enhance the "creepy" effect. Definately bring along some antibacterial cleanser for the ride home, as well.
Class Act is THE place to go for body piercing. The shop is always clean, the jewelery is top notch (even if it has to be ordered in sometimes...), and David is absolutely awesome.
I have been gauged and poked there many times, never any infections, never any rejections. My best friend has also had nearly everything you can imagine done. David is very proud of his work, as well as great at it. I especially liked getting the tubing on the black market for surface piercings instead of using the bars that often, well, surface.
I would recommend this place to anybody desiring a new hole--and don't forget to tip!
The supplies available at Dick Blick are A-1. And they have everything you could ever need, and tons of stuff you never will. They have more than acrylic paints and palettes, they have every size of canvas you could ever need, prepared with every wrap or finishing your heart can desire. Cheapy canvas for a boredom free Friday night? They have it. Museum quality "Vincent" line for Grandma's 85th b-day present? They have that too. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly, and the prices are impossible to beat for the quality.
PROS: very high quality supplies, friendly staff, great prices
The Den is exactly the kind of store every college town needs. School merchandise cheap, a great selection of indie and underground music, disc golf supplies, posters, snacks--you name it, they've got it.
The sales on Hawks gear is usually buy one, get two free. The CDs are cheaper than you could get them anywhere else. And then, there's also the upstairs...
We decided to board our dog at Four Paws when we took a weekend trip "back home." Our dog is getting up there in age (around 13) so we were not sure if she could adjust to being out of a home, around strange people and strange animals. We took her in to walk around and check out the facilities. The options (like the webcam) are great. It was also nice that she was let out not only to relieve herself, but to run around and play.
When we came to pick her up, we assumed she would rush up to the gate anxious to see us and go home. In reality, she couldn't care less we were there--we had to get her up off her bed and put the leash on her. She can be a little spoiled, so if it's good enough for her not to leave, it's good enough for your pet.
If you are looking to get a piercing, you must go to Omega Red and you must have the awesome chick do your work. I recently was there for a piercing, she was very laid back while myself and my friends perused the jewelery deciding on the perfect piece. Once a decision was made, the paper work was very quick, and we were led back to the room, which was immaculately clean.
The jewelery selection is pretty good. She really knows what she's doing, and her personality makes the experience much better. Having her crack up at the unusual amount of blood somehow made the experience much more relaxing and fun. Cost is average for shops around here, but the cleanliness & friendliness is worth a trip back. Like the sign says -- Tipping makes it hurt less!
PROS: very clean
i have been going to Family Plaza since I was just a kid. They are a traditional dental practice; cleaning, flossing, doctor check, toothbrush and floss as you leave. What I have noticed is they do not do unneccessary work. X-rays are not taken unless there is a suspected cavity. Of the few fillings I have had, I have no problems, and no need to refill any of them. Hygenists asking questions when you are unable to answer are kept to a minimum, which I appreciate. There insurance policies are nice, as you simply walk out and they take care of everything. They also give out the best brushes and floss. And tackling the parking lot in winter is always good for a laugh...