I love to go to Costco, especially for gasoline.
Gas price is always lower than the cheapest indepent station. While it is totally self serve, and they do not provide the extras such as window washing capability, I truly appreciate being under cover while pumping the gas and saving money.
CONS: You must be a member of Costco, and you must use a debit card or AMEX.
Fresno Ag has been around for a long time. Unlike some of the large home stores, you will get personalized service in a timely manner.
They stock just about everything you need for any home project. The prices may be slightly higher than their giant competitors, but service has a value!
Joie is located on E. Dakota just beyond the Blackstone intersection. It is easy to miss in a small strip mall.
Joie carries a great selection of low carb specialty foods, as well as many natural foods.
Friendly staff. Frequently they have taste bites of new products.
Ounce of prevention specializes in natural herbal remedies and vitamins.
The staff are normally well informed and willing to share the information with the customers.
This small shop is located in Fig Garden Village.
Kliszewski Glass or Kliss Glass as it is known are pieces of modern glass art. Each piece is mouth blown and unique.
Several times a year, a two day studio sale is held at the artists workshop at 2746 E. Lorena. During that time you also have the opportunity to watch the glass blowing in progress.
At most Fresno art shows through the year you can also purchase Kliss Glass. One of my favorite designs are done by the artist's young son who creates paperweights.
Von's has a very adequete florist department. Whether you want a potted house plant, a bouquet or loose flowers or an arrangement, Von's has something that should meet your needs.
The prices are lower than your average floral shop.
The premis of Studio Ceramique is come in, pick a piece of ceramic wear and express your artistic side as you paint your one of a kind masterpiece.
This makes a great outing, especially on a rainy winter day.
Another of the Fig Garden Village tenants, W-S carries high end cooking and baking items. If you want an espresso maker or a top of the line mixer, W-S is the place to go.
Lovely linens and dinnerware will complete your kitchen needs.
W-S also has a bridal registry.
Whether you are looking for a higher quality hair color or a new waxing solution, Sally's will probably have it.
For a small fee you can join an annual club which gives you discounts on most purchases.
CONS: The clerks could be more interested in the customer
Those are the words every peson hears on entering.
This is not the place to get your hair cut for your wedding or prom. However, it is adequate for a trim you or a cut for the kids. The average price is $13.00 although there are frequenlty coupons sent to neighborhood homes.