When I am looking for a new pair of Birkies or Earth Shoes, this is one of the first places that I start. They have an excellent selection of quality shoes made to help the hard to fit foot. They also have sale racks with lots of interesting shoes at a discount. The last time I was there the current sale was buy one sale shoe get 2 free- though this has probably changed since then.
Although this is not my current dental office, I would still go here if I lived in Iowa City! I was lucky to have scheduled my first appointment there the day that their beautiful new office opened, and it is very impressive, with a lodge style design and lots of stained glass. I had my wisdom teeth removed here and they did an excellent job. They even allowed a family member to remain in the room with me during the surgery, which helped a lot with my anxiety about the whole thing.
I did not enjoy my experience at tje foot and ankle specialists of Iowa. The first reason is because the doctor there seemed rushed and didn't take the time to explain things to me or to really understand my problem. He was late to my appointment due to family reasons and didn't even really appologize for keeping me waiting. He also jumped into reccomending surgery when my foot problems could be solved with other alternatives. I have seen another podiatrist since this and am much happier with the new office than I was here.
This is my dentist of choice, and I would highly reccomend Blair Ridge Dental to others. There are many special features which set them apart from other dentists including the fancy toothpaste used to clean your teeth and the cable TV in every room to distract from any tooth concerns! The staff here really makes you feel special, plus they do a great job.
One of the nice things about this dental office is the view of all of the beautiful plants from the examination chair. The staff is also very nice. I found the flossing to be a bit harsh on my sensitive gums when I had my teeth cleaned there, but everything else was great!
PROS: nice environment
You can tell when you take film to be developed at photo pro that you are leaving it in good hands. They really know their stuff and do an excellent job but with photo processing and suggesting the right camera to meet your needs. The staff there is great.
I think that this is a great camp, especially for active kids who like the outdoors. They offer a variety of activities including swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, cookouts... everything that you remember from camp when you were a kid. It is located in a beautiful area.
The book trader does have a nice variety of different kinds of books at good prices. The staff is knowledgeable and able to assist you in finding the right book for any need. The one thing that I didn't like about this business is that it seemed a bit musty, but I guess that happens when you have a bunch of older books around!
I shop at several area consignment stores, but Rags to Riches is my favorite. One of the things that sets them apart from the others is that it is a clean, pleasant shopping environment. Some consignment stores tend to be musty smelling and almost dark and cavelike with boxes of clothes to dig through for bargins. Rags to Riches is much different- it smells good, items for sale are clean and in good condition and the merchandise is easy to see. I also like the fact that they have great sales- most of the time certain color tags are a % off, and at the end of the season everything left goes down to 75% off!
I like Bed and Biscuit because it is obvious that they really love animals, and that is important to me when I leave my precious dog when on vacation. They provide a nice area for each animal and have a clean exercise area. Although it is a bit of a drive for most folks to get to (since it is in the country) it is worth the drive!