Burlington Antique Mall is huge-I think I could spend the whole day there. I've found quite a few pieces of jewelry there that were reasonabley priced and in great shape. They do a great job displaying everything so you can get a good look at it and the staffi s great about answering questions and helping out.
Wes's has a great selection of cards-every time I've gone in looking for a specific card they've had exactly what I wanted. They're also great about helping you find something when you're not 100% sure what you're looking for. I was in awhile back looking for a gift for my husband and they showed me tons of stuff in different price ranges to consider-he was thrilled with what I ended up getting so the advice was great!
Atomic garage carries a great variety of vintasge clothes. The store is well organized and not overly full so you can easily look through the clothing and find what you want. They also have a range of sizes. I've found that often vintage stores carry small sizes and if you're not a size 6 or smaller there's not much but Atomic Garage does a good job of providing a lot of options in a lot of sizes.
The store and the clothing are clean and in good shape-they don't have a bunch of "junk clothes" in the store.
Don't go into European Flavors hungry or you'll walk out with way more then you came in for-everything there looks good. The staff is attentive and always willling to help when you have questions and they carry a lot of those elusive ingredients for your recipes that you can't find anywhere else. In addition to the regualr groceries they have a pastry area, chocolates, and a wonderful meat and cheese selection.
We recently went to the Tom Petty concert at the Iowa Events Center. The arena is great, they have a nice variety of concessions and lots of bathrooms-there was never a huge bathroom line-even between acts.
It was really cold in there-I'd suggest dressing warm even if it's not a hockey game. Since the Stars play there the ice is under the flooring. I wore shorts and a t-shirt and wished I'd worn more.
The one dissapointment was with the Events Center ticket sales. We took the "best available" seating in the cheap seats. It put us on the direct left of the stage and the rigging blocked much of our view. I would have been happier to be in front of the stage in the back where we could see. A lot of people got up and moved during the concert.
Eyes of the world carries mostly home decor and jewelry imports. They have a great selection of rings and other jewelry. It's a great store if you're looking for a gift that's a little off the beaten path. Their stuff is a little pricehowever it's of good quality -I purchased some bamboo windchimes from them 6 years ago and after 4 moves they still look great!
Euphoria carries a great variety of clothing, jewelry, and decorative items. They're quality of their clothing is wonderful and they have tons of tie dye. The jewlery ranges from casual to dressy and the prices are great. They'll also custom make a peice for you if you have something in mind. They have a nice stock of items that you wouldn't be able to find in a chain store-Euphoria stays on top of the trends.
We see Dr. Van Roekel at Mercy West. He is wonderful-he really puts kids at ease and does a fantastic job explaining things. The staff there is friendly and very helpful. We had some issues when we switched insurance companies and they were wonderful about helping us out and getting it taken care of-much better than the insurance comapnies customer service!
We see Dr. Salow and our whole family adores him. He's does a great job and is wonderful about answering questions-I never feel like he's rushing out the door to his next apppointment. We've also seen Dr. Graeve for after hours care is she is also great.
The clinic is divided so your kids who are there for check ups aren't in the same waiting room as the kids who are there because they are sick. Each waiting room has a fish tank, toys, and a Tv so kids have lots to see and do while they wait.
They are normally really good about getting you in close to your appointment time. We've only had a long wait once and they seemed extra busy that day so it wasn't a big deal.
The only drawback-parking is at a premium-especially for early morning appointments so give yourself a few extra minutes.
My daughter went to Koalaty time for about 6 months before I became a same at home mom and I was very pleased with the care she received. They have you fill out a detailed care sheet and follow your babies preference. I think the fact that they were willing to continue the routine my daughter had at home definitely helped ease the transition. They had a variety of activities for the babies and did story time everyday. They were always open to suggestions on how to make my daughters day run more smoothly (she was a bit of a crank for the first 3 months) and in turn kept me well informed of how her days went- helped relieve the worried mom syndrome. (I'm a spaz-I admit it)
They also offer a variety of services to make the parents lives easier-a convenince area where you could purchase baby items, pizza, coffee, ect. They also did dry cleaning and other such perks. Koalaty time also offered lessons for the children like dance during childcare hours so mom and dad didn't have to drag the kids out after work for classes.
The main drawback is the cost-they are signifigantly higher than other centers in town but the quality of care is excellent and the location is very convenient.