This place is a good place to kill a few hours. The exhibits are not organized well, but you can still burn through a couple of floors and enjoy some art. Try and make it out on a Friday night, because they have an outdoor jazz concert series. It's free and it starts at 5:30.
This place isn't as good as other local places (such as Erewon), and not the cleanest place in the world either. It used to be an Erewon market until that market moved up the street several years ago, and since then it has been looking for its customers - yet on the couple of occassions I've been in there the place has been dead. The store was small and packed full o' vitamins. If you're going to shop for food or produce, this probably isn't the best place.
It's possible to go and have a great massage, but it will all depend on the person giving the massage. At one visit, I had a great massage. At another, it was mediocre. It really will depend on who is giving the massage. Better to find the person who knows how to do it properly and stick with that person. I haven't used the other spa services, but they've got a pretty good list of them.
This is the place to go if you want authentic deco stuff that is old but in good condition. But, you will pay a premium price. I've seen fixtures there that were also at the swap meets, but with a huge markup. If you know exactly what you need and either don't have the time to hunt for it or can't find it elsewhere, this is the place to get it.
This is a fun place to pop into when you're strolling down Melrose and tired of goth attire and vintage t-shirts. They have alot of toys that will remind you of your childhood, as well as a few new fun novelty things. Beware if you take little kids in there, this is a toystore with a lot of small objects with small moving parts within reach.
I don't know how this place gets away with it, or why so many continue to shop there. Actually, as for the second part, I'm sure people shop there because the prices are dirt cheap. But the quality of their produce is incredibly low. It is as though they get every batch of produce mart rejects and then sell them in their store. Also, the parking lot in the back is absolute chaos all of the time, with some of the loudest and most rude customers I have ever seen. The store itself is not clean, and the staff isn't particularly helpful.
The staff in this extremely cramped fabric store is very knowledgeable, but the prices are high. If you know exactly what you need, this may not be the best place to go. But if, like us this weekend, you're just looking for a few yards of something inexpensive, you may walk out of this place spending more than you intended.
This place keeps a good selection of tires at good prices. They will be able to do a pretty quick tire change, and they have a good service plan for the life of the tread.
This is one of the best places to get "supermarket sushi" if you must resort to that. This store is well stocked considering how small it is, and always very friendly. The parking is also pretty good considering the size of the store.
I went to a private party here, and I must admit, it was fun. The person organizing the party had to bring their own booze and set up a bar, but all in all it was well done. The funny part is that the decor and the skates are left over from the 70s, so be warned that you aren't going to be in the most comfortable skates in the world. No idea how the vibe would be on a night where it is open to the public, but for a private party, it was fun.
PROS: Roller skating still fun, who knew?
CONS: The place is dirty. And not in the good way.