The Fresh Market has a fantastic meat selection, deli, and a variety of bulk candies, nuts, and coffees. You can buy nice wines there and even get fresh peanut butter from a dispenser. Whether you're looking for a good snack or in the mood to cook a gormet meal, The Fresh Market is where it's at!
PROS: wonderful selection
I love to browse and shop at Toy Box. They have a unique selection of vintage and hard-to-find toys. They carry Brio train sets and accessories, wooden puzzles, and a variety of other toys. It is a small shop, but has so many things inside.
PROS: Unique selection
CONS: It's small, but that's actuall an endearing quality
Jumpin' Party Zone USA is a fun place to take the kids. Reasonably priced at $5-$7 per child (depending on the time of day), it provides a clean and safe environment for kids to burn their energy. There is a moon walk, slide, obstacle course, and sports area, all of which are inflatables. There is always an employee supervising, and the children are made known of the rules before they can enter. They offer birthday party packages and a parents' night out. I think it will be great to have this place to go to on cold winter days.
PROS: Fun, safe, and clean; well staffed
CONS: Anytime you go somewhere like this, there is a risk, but kids have to play!
A great place for kids! We recently attended 2 birthday parties at Funsville for kids aged 4 and 6. The pizza was very good, and we got a generous amount of rides and tokens to use. Sometimes 2 rides were manned by one person, so we had to wait, but not that long. It would be nice also if there were more "kiddie" arcade games. The party prices are very reasonable. We will pribably have our son's next party there.
PROS: Fun & reasonable; ease to get to from the interstate
CONS: not enough kiddie games and a little understaffed at times
Tuesday Morning is an ecclectic type of store that mostly sells home furnishings (bedding, wall decor, etc.). It also has a few toys and things for children. It is what a call "a diamond in the rough" because you can find some interesting stuff there that's hard to find anywhere else. It's not very well organized, and some of the aisles are really narrow. The prices are good; I think everything's discounted.
PROS: good prices, hard-to-find items
CONS: a bit crowded and disorganized
My husband and two small boys (ages 2 & 4) have had several haircuts at Daniel Village Barber Shop. The barber do a good job and they are good with our children. It's $12 a haircut, which is reasonable, but I'm a little surprised that they don't knock a couple dollars off for children. It's not the cleanest place in the world. I'ts not filthy either. There is a basket of toys for the kids, but many of them are broken, and I wonder if they are ever cleaned or even just sprayed down Lysol. Parking is fine; it's in a shopping center.
PROS: Nice people, reasonably priced haircuts
CONS: Could be cleaner
I love having an after-hours clinic available for my children. So often they get ill on a weekend or toward the end of a working day, and it's nice to be able to take them to the clinic to be cared for. While our regular physician is not always there, our children are treated with the same care and concern that she would treat them with.
PROS: Open evenings & weekends
CONS: They have shortened their weekend hours.
I cannot say enough good about Covenant Weekday School. Both my children have been enrolled there for the past 2 years. They have always had the best care. I do not worry about them (much!) when they are at Covenant. It is well-organized, both the preschool and Children's Day Out programs.
PROS: Caring faculty, variety of activities for the kids
My husband and I have been making improvements & updates to our home lately, and have found ourselves in Lowe's often. We find most everything we need there, and the prices are reasonable.
PROS: Easy to find what you need, reasonable prices
We recently switched our family dentist. Dr. Wingard is a thorough dentist with a great chairside manner. He is good with our children. We have dental insurance, so I really can't comment on the costs. Everyone in the office is friendly and warm. I highly recommend Dr. Wingard.
PROS: Good location, nice staff, great dentist
CONS: Lack of parking spaces