Nice clean shop that is very quick with men's haircuts. I am usually in and out within 20 minutes. Friendly staff with a receptionist; this means your stylist is not stopping to answer the phone while cutting your hair. Give them a try.
I have used this service while getting my car repaired. They were prompt and courteous. The cab was clean with prices comparable to other services I have used.
PROS: Prompt and clean
Friendly and inexpensive. If you need something done well for 25-50% less than downtown stores, go to Frame Station. Privately owned and operated. Well worth the trip.
CONS: Far from downtown
New location in the Old Capitol Mall creates a spacious layout for this top-rate art supplie store. Helpfully staffed by many student artists who know their stuff. Expensive but worth it.
PROS: Selection; staff; location
Fantastic building with loads of used books, friendly staff, and a huge cat. The prices are affordable. The shelves are well-lit for browsing. They also buy used books for cash or trade.
Excellent selection in stock and staff is willing to special anything in print. Authors reading at Live From Prairie Lights often leave a pile of signed books for those that missed the readings in person. Browsers can enjoy coffee on the top floor while skimming magazines and books. Downside? Limited street parking.
I had Don's Lock & Key redo all the locks after I bought my house. He was quick and professional. I appreciated how quiet he was while working. Reasonably priced for the job he did.
I had a garage window repaired. They were quick, professional, and came within a dime of the estimate. Craftsmanship was excellent and they even cleaned up their mess.
An Iowa City institution with a new store open in Coralville. Good selection of organic, gourmet, and some hard-to-find health products. Worth checking out if you are into the granola scene.
PROS: Excellent bakery.
Excellent plants and selection of garden supplies with a helpful and professional staff who knows the business. A little expensive, but worth the expert help.
PROS: Lots of parking.