This Walmart always carries everything I need. The store is always kept nice and clean, and the employees and management are quite friendly. The parking lot usually has a sewage smell, but if you can hold your breath while walking from your car, its worth the inconvenience. Super woman in the snack area always gives my kids free popcorn.
This Home Goods location has a ton of parking available. However, Ive never seen the parking lot more than full. The store has an adequate selection, but is often overpriced, and the staff is comprised of older women who are quite cranky, and not too friendly. They also keep the temperature at a freezing level.
This Mobil is very conveniently located and has plentiful parking. It has a very polite and friendly staff, and is always very clean. There is a Dunkin Donuts located in this location, which is very convenient. The convenience store section of the Mobil has a great selection; everything you need to grab on the way home.
This location on Olympia Sports is small and has a basic inventory. For the most part, their prices are a little high, but sale items are good deals. The staff is a little overbearing, probably because there are usually not many customers in there. This store has an adequate selection of sporting clothes and Red Sox shirts.
EB Games is a great store to buy used video games of all types at. They offer games for old systems, new systems, and they even sell new releases. They also sell the systems themselves, both new and used, I think this is a great place to buy video games, becuase the used games work fine, and if one doesnt, they'll gladly exchange it. The prices are fantastic compared to buying new games. This store has a great selection.
Moynihan lumber is a medium sized lumber company. Not anywhere as near as Home Depot, but much larger than a small town hardware store. They offer a lot of product, but their staff is a bit rude and doesnt seem to want to assist anyone. If you just need to pay for a product, its no problem, but if you need help finding something or getting prices on unmarked items, they make you feel sort of unwelcome.
This hardware store offers some old, some new. They are one of the only local hardware stores to still offer re-screening of windows and doors. They give you personal attention and go out of their way to help you find what you need. There is a back room that sells handmade wood furniture. The prices are average or a little high, but the small hardware-feel is worth the few extra pennies.
Purpose School preschool has been around for at least 60 years. The teachers are very caring and have all been employed there for quite a while. The director is excellent and the rooms are tastefully decorated. The tuition is average, but the school experience is definitely above average. They offer lots of extra-curricular activities.
The Burbank YMCA in Reading offers preschool, after school care and swimming and fitness center. The parking is difficult, small lot and lots of cars coming in and out. My car was hit in the parking lot twice (hit and run). The preschool offers swimming lessons every week and there is free babysitting for members.
Nails Plus is an average nail salon in Reading. They have done a fine job for me each time Ive gone there. They offer gift certificates and can usually accommodate walk-ins. Their prices are average and the staff is relatively friendly.