The Bay Leaf is a small but great kitchen store located in downtown Lawrence. The Bay Leaf offers kitchen gadgets, house wares, and gourmet coffee/food. Whenever Im not sure of what to get someone for a gift, I can go into this store and be sure to find something. The store is kept in great condition and the employees are friendly and helpful.
Pet World is much improved to the sad conditions it used to see 5-10 years ago. Their selection of animals has dwindled to only fish and small animals but they have more products than ever before in stock. The employees are very helpful and friendly. A downside is that the parking lot is small and not very well taken care of.
Health Food Mart is only one of two health food stores in Topeka and is only a slight improvement over Akins. Health Food Mart has a fairly wide selection of products but their inventory isnt kept up as much as it should be. The employees, while a bit eccentric, are helpful and friendly.
I love health stores but Akins Natural Foods Market leaves a lot to be desired. The worst part about Akins is their employees. The employees are rude and are not willing to help you unless you are only into organic foods. The selection of anything else other than organic foods is lacking.
Liberty Hall is a great venue that has a movie theater and concert area. The movie theater is very small but is comfortable and its the only place in the area where one can see theatrical releases of independent movies and documentaries. The concert area is booked with a wide variety of acts all the way from rock concerts to comedians. The site can also be rented for events.
Liberty Hall Cinema is a video store where you can rent or purchase movies. They offer a small but nice selection of mainstream DVDs along with independent films and documentaries. They also offer special deals on Thursday and Saturday and have Category of the Week specials. Be sure to check out the website, you can search their inventory there.
Skips Thriftway is a small store that a surprisingly large selection of groceries. The place is small and crowded which can make it hard to navigate. Skips employees are mostly teenagers and they can act fairly unprofessional at times. If you have a problem be sure to speak to a manager because they will go out of your way to help you out.
Wolfes Cameras, Camcorders, & Computers is a great place to go whether you are browsing or ready to buy. The best thing about Wolfes is that they have great employees that are very knowledgeable in the products. The store is well taken care of and has a big selection of many different types of electronics.
Dr. Hefner is the best optometrist in town. His office is located in a convenient location and is easy to find. Dr. Hefner is great because he takes his time with his patients and will answer any questions you might have. The office staff is great and will work with you to make appointments even if you are giving them a short time span to work with.
Dr. Brooks is hands down the best dentist in Topeka and actually the best dentist Ive ever been to. I am a nervous patient and Dr. Brooks, the hygienists, and the office staff due the best to put me at ease. The office is a great environment and the using cutting edge technology. I highly recommend that anyone of any age try Dr. Brooks.