I spend a lot of time in art supply stores looking at the paints and pens and papers that are available and wishing I had the talent to do something with them. Utrecht just seems to have more of the fun stuff to ogle, as it were, than Blicks, etc. I like this place, weird as it sounds, because I get a much better "vibe" from them than anywhere else.
REI not only has a climbing wall (free for members, cheap otherwise) but they have tons of neat gizmos that make me want to go camping every week. Last time I was there I just *had* to buy these miniature sealable salt and pepper shakers and a portable chopping board. Next time I'll probably walk out with a kayak.
Game Crazy, unlike Gamestop, carries old systems and games. If you want a SNES or a NES cartridge, you can only get them here.
Unfortunately this GC is closing soon. If you have, or have ever wanted an old console, this is your chance to buy up their stuff before it disappears forever.
We've been taking our two cats to this vet since we got them. The office is cozy without being too crowded for all the animals that come in, and the vets and assistants there have been able to coax all sorts of pills and shots into our cats that we never would have thought possible without a serious maiming of the vet.
EP residents may remember a few years back when someone crashed a car into the front of this salon. Luckily for Uru-Khu, they've recovered nicely and are still providing good service in a nice-smelling (Aveda products, after all) salon.
Little-known fact: The EP Cam Ranh Bay and Burnsville CRB are no longer owned by the same people. The owners of the EP location expanded to Burnsville and then sold the EP one off to someone else.
Luckily the new owners still know what they're doing. The delicious menu has undergone almost no changes since the sale and I STILL have yet to order something I don't like.
I'm not much of a church person, but if I were, Immanuel is probably where I'd end up. The pastor knows everyone's name and always has a smile and word of encouragement for each person.
Also, Immanuel has lots of opportunities for bible study and church gatherings, if that's your sort of thing.
This theater is always crowded, impossible to get to (who goes to the top floor of the mall anyway?) and it's like $9 for a ticket. An utter waste of time in my opinon.
Erik's can hook you up with everything from a basic bike to a skateboard to obscure bike parts. They're worth patronizing just for their great radio spots, though.
I took tae kwon do for three years at this studio. (TKD, not karate--the sign is misleading) The owner is really a very nice guy but he has a lot of side projects that take his time away from the studio. The classes are taught either by fellow students (usually ones younger than I was, and I'm not that old) or by whatever schmuck the sensei hired for a few months.
Back when I was studying at Metro, Sensei Rockwell found a really great guy (not a schmuck) to teach 90% of the classes, but he's gone now.
Still, if you have a very young child, this might be a good place for them to fall in love with the sport.