This looks like it is just a kids clothing resale store but it also has lots of toys, and a huge variety of women's clothing (casual and dressy) and even maternity clothing to offer! The store is a good size, prices are reasonable for used clothing, the store does not smell badly at all (like some resale stores tend to). The woman who owns it is always working when I am in there and she is very helpful and friendly. IN the back of the store, all the toys are set up or organized on shelves. Kids are free to play with anything they want (a huge PLUS) when you have them with you and want to look around. The cash register is set up half way between the toys and the clothing racks and behind the glass cabinets, she also has vintage kids' toys for sale as well (higher priced than I would pay but they are hard to find toys now-a-days). Parking is only on the road in front of store. We have always walked there. They open around noon on weekdays (11am I believe). Recommended!
Just wanted to do a review for this business as we went through them when we purchased flight tickets for Christmas vacation one year. The woman who helped us out was very friendly and professional, helping us in anyway she could. There really isn't a waiting room as you are just inside the door, waiting to get into an office. It is too bad there isn't more room there; that was a negative point. There is plenty of parking as it is a shared parking lot with other businesses. The room(s) were just plain-looking with travel advertisements posted on the walls. If we had need at travel agent again, this is where we would have returned to; just found online reservations to book ourselves cheaper. ;)
We went through this company when we moved to Alaska and were impressed with their safe and quick moving of our items into our new home. The workers were friendly and efficient. When we were going to move away from Kodiak, we chose to pack ourselves but I went to their business office to purchase our packing supplies. The women working at the front desk were friendly and helpful. Prices were decent on packing supplies. In their office area, they have a parrot in a cage. It is neat but very crowded and small in that area. It smells like they have a pet in there (ie the bird) but I never had to stay in there very long. Lots of parking. If you want someone to pack you to move, I recommend this company above the others locally.
This gift store offers a large selection of quality jewelery, Yankee candles, porcelain dolls and odds and ends of various other gifts. I only went in there a couple times to look for gifts but only ever ended up getting my watch battery replaced there and a link removed from the wristband. They scratched my watch up in the process; wasn't happy about that since it was brand new. Their prices were decent but the store was dark and small/crowded. I don't think I ever bought anything else there. Many of their items were more like trinkets that I wasn't impressed with. I did like their jewlery but found better prices online so never bought any. Parking is ample as it is shared with other stores nearby.
This is a nice all-around gift, novelty, souvenir store. The workers were always pleasant and friendly. Low to mid-priced items. There were a few higher priced pottery pieces but those were about the only "expensive" pieces. They carry a wide variety of Kodiak-clothing, embroidered or screen printed. In the summer, they have an ice cream set up in the back of the store that is open. The middle of the store has a glassed in circular counter where locally made jewelery and soapstone-type carvings are displayed. I forgot about those till just now... yes, THOSE are quite pricey, but also beautiful!! At Christmas, they decorate the store very nicely and offer very cute/unique decorations for sale. Overall it is a clean and friendly store with a variety for "every taste" of items.
Whether you live in Kodiak or you are visiting and want a souvenir to take home with you, THIS is one place you have to go to. I loved looking around this store! They have a multitude of beautiful local to Kodiak and crafters native to Alaska in general who have prints, originals and framed artwork available for sale here. Also offered are a variety of other handcrafted items ~ ornaments, decorations, baskets, iron-art for gardens, etc. You won't be disappointed in this store at all. After we moved I wished we had purchased more there as keepsakes of our years in Kodiak. It was all high quality and the staff is very helpful and friendly. Parking is limited to about 5 cars but it was rarely very busy when I would go in (I would time it that way!). Be careful if you back out as you are drivingright into traffic. ;)
PROS: Quality Local Artists' Work
This gift store was one converted out of half of a house. The owner lives in the other half of the house. She has made wonderful use of the space she has to display the cutest and most unique gifts! The store is separated into 2 sections, one that is nearly all Boyds Bears items and the other is everything else. She carries some local crafters' jewellery and gift items as well as a variety of other handcrafted items picked up through crafting events she attends out state. I remember one fall she picked up several cute polymer clay earrings that were darling! Whimsical gifts and unique to Alaska gifts are to be found here as well! Enjoy your shopping experience! Parking is limited to 1 or 2 cars and is difficult at best if there are 2 of you parked at the store. You just have to time it right and try to visit when no one else is there! ;) Well worth a trip to visit Annie at her store though! She is very nice! :)
With Christmas around the corner, the Baptist Mission must be having their annual Christmas program soon. This is a must-go-to event! Down by the ocean, they have their horses out to pasture during the summer.... If you know where I am talking about, there is a nice glass-walled building down there where they offer treats, hot drinks, and live old-fashioned Christmas music. You can take a tour of the stable and see a live nativity scene, go on a horse drawn sleigh ride.... It is awesome! Their nativity scene is wonderful and we looked forward to this program each year. Definately GO!! No cost! Year-round, the mission offers a food bank and clothing/household items sales. You would have to call for the specific dates they are open~I don't remember offhand. All the workers we got to know there were SO friendly and kindhearted! I volunteered sorting through clothing there for awhile before my son was born and we also got to know other workers through the church we attended in Kodiak.
This beautiful newer-built hospital is well-rounded in the ammenities offered there. Having spent a couple days/one night in the OB wing, I can attest to the fact that their birthing rooms are AWESOME!! They are so nicely decorated and made to feel "home-y" and warm. The entire layout of the hospital is nice. If you are an OB patient, there is also a tub with a couple jets you can use to labor in (not very big at all, but better than nothing!). All the staff I came in contact with was very friendly and helpful. We never had to wait for anything for very long when we went to the hospital ~ even blood tests, an emergency visit, paying bills,... there weren't the long waits that other hospitals encounter. Kodiak definately needs more doctors who specialize in various things and a couple pediatricians. However, for what they do have to offer, it is pretty great considering the location and isolation of Kodiak Island! Tonnes of parking (lots kept clear in the winter) and an attached nursing home.
I was happy with the service I received here, but as with all Alaska (it seems), any type of vision services are quite expensive. Even with good eye coverage through insurance, just one appointment for myself was a lot more than we thought it would be. The doctor was friendly, and his front desk workers were efficient and friendly as well. The office was very clean and nicely decorated. There was plenty of waiting room for patients. There were about 8-ish parking spots out front but it is tricky to get out of the parking lot with a busy street right there, where traffic merges from multiple streets. Next door is Sally's Eyeland where you can purchase your glasses withyour prescription.