My younger cousin loves to do artsy things such as paint in her spare time. She asked me to take her there because a friend recently recommended this great store. This location has great wealth of art supplies. They have basically everything for anyone's needs, all at a very reasonable price. If you are an art lover you should shop here the next time you are in the need of replenishing supplies.
Renee Voyta at First Savings is amazing ? she made the purchase of our first home as smooth as possible, and spent a lot of time with us answering our numerous questions on the process. She works extremely hard for her clients on very tight timetables ? which is especially necessary in this crazy, fast-paced DC housing market. I would seriously receommend their services to anyone looking in the area.
We used Potomac because we got a discount from our mortgage broker. They were nice enough and corrected the problem that cropped up as quickly as they could, but no one wants to have big trouble on the day of their closing - especially not showing up early only to find that a key name is misspelled and the whole packet has to be reprinted, wasteing a lot of time and making us nervous it would not happen on time. They did fix it and Tom was extremely nice to work with, but their handling of something as important as someone's name was not impressive.
This is a full frills gym that is worth it if you can afford it in your budget. It is very expensive, possibly the most expensive in the Washington DC area. I've only been there as a guest, but think it's great! The layout of the gym is nice - with the cardio equipment surrounding the basketball court which is really fun when the stars are on the court (including George Clooney!) The classes can get very crowded and could get even more crowded as they continue to do full out membership drives. They do offer a nice range with some of the top trainers in the city.
There are a number of reasons why Washington Sports Club is a great place to work out. Not only are there 18 locations in the Washington metropolitan region, but each location offers an extensive list of exercise classes. Of the 7 clubs I have visited, I have always encountered clean locker rooms and friendly staff. Each club also offers a daily 22-minute express weight-training workout that is free to members and supervised by WSC staff. The only reason I don't give these clubs 5 stars is that, membership is pricey.
Penn Camera is a great photography store. The staff really know their stuff when it comes to developing, camera equipment, etc. The prices are definitely on the high end, but the quality of photos is great. The staff know a lot about the latest digital cameras, SLRs, new lenses, and just about anything else you would want to know about photography. It's a great place to get old photos restored too.
This plumbing company came recommended to me by someone that I worked with. They are not the least expensive plumber that you can hire. However, they are reliable and honest, which are highly valued traits in a plumber. They also provide free estimates, whereas most plumbers charge a fee to come out to your house. The one thing that surprised me was how punctual they were on each of the house visits.
When I was on a long term business trip, I needed my shirts to be laundered, I dropped them off at Madison Dry Cleaners. I dropped them off on a Monday and I was able to pick them up the next day. Their dry cleaners service was very quick and easy. Even though I told them to launder 3 or 4 of my shirts in different ways, all of them seemed to have been done properly. My dress shirt need to have a heavier starch and when I got it back, I was able to tell it had been starched to my specifications. The shirts looked like brand new when I got them back.
The Any Garment $1.69 Cleaners is just that. They are a good dry cleaning service that is fairly priced and done in a day or two (depending on your drop off time). They will dry clean any piece of clothing that you have - a shirt, pants, dress, or coat - for only $1.69. They often have coupons in the local area newspapers such as the daily news. I have never had a problem here, my clothes looked nice and I didn't have to pay a fortune. A word to the wise though... they are often crowded, but the line does move quickly.
This is a place where you can have your laundry done quite well and for a very nominal price. The staff are very friendly and they take care of your clothes well. They're usually quite fast. They deliver the dry cleaned clothes on time and i have never had any problems with the service that they provide. If you have any special requests they make sure to follow them, as they've messed up an order once, but they were very sorry and gave me a discount on my next order.