I have recieved flowers from this store on a few occasions and used them for several events in the past that i have needed flowers for. Each and every time the flowers have been beautifully displayed and have arrived exactly when and how they were promised. The flowers here are actually a little less expensive in most cases than other comperable florists. This is a really great flower shop for individual gifts as weall as events. Its a little bit of a trip if you live in Raleigh to visit the store inperson, they have online sales however .
PROS: Stunning Flowers, online sales
CONS: Far away from Raleigh
Although the name suggests your renting crap, rent a wreck actually just rents cars that have already been rented by larger retailers. If you go to enterprise you will get next years model as a rental, go to rent a wreck you'll get last years model. The cars are a bit older, but still in good condition. You can rent a car rather inexpensively here, and they will ren to people under 23, which is something the larger companies won't do. Its kind of a sketchy place, but the rental cars are decdent.
PROS: You can rent if your under 23
CONS: Sketchy part of town, older cars
Addams bookstore is your typical college bookstore. the store has textbooks for UNCG, as well as UNCG apparel. What makes Addams a little different is their selection of art supplies. The entire upstairs of this store is filled with paint, canvas and easels. Everything you could possibly need to make some fantastic art projects. The art section pulls in tons of customers who otherwise would have no need to visit the college bookstore. The staff here is mostly college students, so they can sometimes be helpful sometimes not depends on the time of day... Expensive items, and street parking, which can be difficult on school days.
PROS: Tons of art supplies
CONS: Expensive items
There arn't very many places you can go and find a huge selection of christian music and books. the Family Christian Bookstore is one of the few places in greensboro that gives you the ability to go to a store that has a lot of christian selections. i like to go here and listen to previews of some of the rock CDs that are not availible at larger retailers. there are also a lot of great devotionals and books that I've only seen at this store. If you're looking for christina reading or listening material, this is the place. the staff is very knowledgableand helpful in suggesting things you may not have heard of. Items tend to be pretty expensive, books are usually at cover price and Cds are fairly pricey.
PROS: Wonderful Christian selection
I went to visit this comic book store when looking for a gift for my brotehr. he had given me a list of comic books he wanted. I made one, very confusing trip to a barnes and noble, and then tried capital comics. The staff was very helpful in helping me located exactly what I was looking for and made some suggestions for other items to purchase as well. It's on Hillsborough street which can make parking a bit of a chore, but its well worth it for the inventory here. I got everything I needed, and was out of the store fairly quickly.
PROS: Huge selection, helpful staff
CONS: crappy parking
The student supply store, is really like any typical college bookstore. You can purchase your textbooks here, as well as notebooks, pens, pencils etc. What makes this store a little different that your average store is their NCSU apparel section. they seem to have a much better selection than other stores in town of NCSU t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. You can literally cover yourself from head to tow in NC State items at this store, and take your class notes in a NC State notebook using a NC State pencil. The staff is nothing special, and store a little like a sketchy small warehouse. Everything is expensive, but average price for a college bookstore.
PROS: Tons of NC State apparel
World traveller is a great book store to visit when you are planning to take a trip. The staff here may have not travelled everywhere in the world, but they certainly can convince you taht tehy have. The store has tons of books and maps for locations all around the world, and a very helpful staff to help you sort through them all. It's a small bookstore, so you will pay a little more (or list price rather) for most books and maps, its well worth it for the individualized help you will get here selecting them.
PROS: TONS of travel books and maps
Ornamentea is a store in Glenwood South that sells beads. When you think bead store you usually think a cheezy craft store. Ornamentea actually sells high quality glass beads, expensive glass beads in some cases. This is a great place to go if you want to make a piece of custom jewelry. They have classes fairly reguarly teaching people how to make their own earrings and necklaces. The staff here is VERY helpful, and if you just stop in will often show you on the spot how to make something fantastic. This is a great store, for the trendy and the craft oriented.
PROS: Tons of high quality beads
CONS: Closes early (6-7) so its difficult for people with 9-5 jobs to visit
White Rabbit is a bookstore downtown the specializes in gay and lesbian books, movies, and gifts. No, its not a porn store, most everything in the store is very tasteful, They have a large collection of books, as well as gay and lesbian themed greeting cards. my favorite find in this store however is the "Guys Gone Wild" series of DVDs. Its the same thing as Girls Gone Wild, except with men. The store has lots of different gift items, and things like gay themed cards you cant find anywhere else in town. The staff is very nice and professional, and everything is attractively displayed.
PROS: Gay and Lesbian Themed Items
CONS: Downtown...difficult parking
This is probably one of the best hotels in raleigh. Good clean rooms, plesant staff. Internet hookups availible for business people on the go. A truly outstanding hotel.