The Merc has a big selection of many different health food products. The store is very well taken care of and everything is clean and well stocked. The downside of the Merc is that the prices are fairly high, even higher than other health food stores. The employees are very nice and helpful here.
I love going into The Bay Leaf and looking at their wide selection of kitchen gadgets. They also sell some gourmet food and coffee and they often have coffee samples available for you to try. This is a great place to shop for gifts. The employees here are very friendly and nice.
Jim Clark Motors is a great place to a get a great deal on the purchase of a car. Jim Clark has regular sales and they make it very easy to find what you want. The salesmen here are not pushy and are happy to answer any questions you may have. I have bought two cars at Jim Clark and I have been very happy with these purchases.
Hermans Meat & Deli Shop is a small meat market that offers high quality meat for very reasonable prices. They have a very good selection but I have had trouble a few times with them being out of something particular I want. There is also a deli shop there where you can order sandwiches and a few tables where you can dine at.
Health Food Mart is an okay health food store. They dont have a big inventory and the store is kind of messy. The employees are very helpful with any questions you might have. I like this health food store better than the other one in town and if I need something I usually come and check here first.
I attended Emporia State University for two years and I really enjoyed the education that I got there. The classes are fairly small and the professors are great to work with. I also had an on campus job for awhile and I enjoyed being an employee of ESU as much as I did being a student for them.
Half Price Books, Records, and Magazines is a great place to buy or sell your used books. I have sold my books to about every place in town and this place will pay you much more than the others will. The store is very nicely arranged, making it easy to find the type of book that you want. The prices on buying books are also fair.
Akins Natural Food Market is hands down the worst health food store I have ever visited. Akins employees have been rude to me every time I have visited and I never plan to return for another visit. Their inventory is small and mostly limited to the organic crowd. The store gets rearranged quite a bit, making it hard to find items.
C&S Markets prices seem to be even more inflated than your average small town grocery store. You will save money and get a bigger selection if you drive into Lawrence or even DeSoto for what you need. C&Ss redeeming factor is that they really support community and school district events.
Heartland Park Topeka is a great place to go and see a car race. They host drag races, road races, dirt races, and also many events. The track is on the small side but you will still get to experience the thrill of the race. The track is kept in good condition and the employees are very nice and helpful.