When My oldest Daughter was in the 4Th grade she needed a recorder for music class. Every one seemed to be sold out except for Fort Dodge Music Center. They were more than happy to help us out and they had them for $7.00. She loved it and she learned to play it very well, and it turned out to be music to our ears. If you ever need to purchase a music instrument this is the place to go and get it.
Jamboree Foods Grocery Store that is located on Market Street In Gowrie Is a Great place to do your shopping.They are family owned and care about their customers. I cannot walk into the store without someone asking me how I was or how my day was going. They have a kitchen that sells the best Fried Chicken around For miles. It is always fresh and you can smell it from outside. Your order is always ready when you ask for it to be done, and you will definitely want to be a returning customer.
They have a small liquior department located in the back of the store adn usually always carry what you are looking for.
Doctor Jeffery Foreman is one of the best Optometrists in Fort Dodge. He is very well known for his work and at times it could be hard to get an appointment, but if you are able to wait to see him it is definitely worth the wait. He is very friendly and likes to get to know his clients. They have a nice selection of frames for glasses and makes sure you pick out a frame that works well for you. When the glasses are done they ask you to come back usually no more than 3 days and they fit them for you and make sure you are comfortable with them and that they are not going to cause you any trouble. If you find yourself in need of repair he tells you to come on in and they fix you right up. he is definitely worth the visit.
Doctor Robert Ronconi Is an excellent dentist, with a great "Chair Side Manor ". He is always willing to explain everything that needs to be done way before he does it. He has TVs with DVD players built in so you can take your mind off the work being done on your mouth by watching a movie. He is great with kids, and very gentle as well. He gives them toothbrushes, and even toys when he is done working on their teeth. Doctor Ronconi is very well known in the community especially when he goes to schools and youth meeting to explain the importance of taking care of your teeth. He definitely makes your mouth happy when he is finished.
I have had numerous visits to the hospital throughout the years and I have had a few That were stay over visits and I could not have had better care. The nurses and doctors are always making sure that the care you receive are the best to their abilities. They are great when dealing with kids, making sure they are comfortable, and even give them things to make their visit more bearable. They treated my two year old a few years back and they brought her a soda and gave her a baby doll so she would feel more at ease. I could not thank them enough and I will always recommend Trinity Regional Medical Center to anyone because I know the care they will receive is the best to be given.
Mickeys pawn shop is privately owned and operated, as it has been for quite a few years. They have a variety of items that they sell such as jewelery, movies ( both DVD and VHS , tools, and fishing equipment along with other items. They do loans on certain items but rather you bring the item in so they can inspect it before they give you either a yes or no. If they do decide to go ahead and give you a loan you will have 21 days to come back in and pay the amount due ( which is the money borrowed plus interest ) or you forfeit your property.
Schwesers is a clothing store located in the Crossroads Mall. They carry a nice selection of clothing, but most of which is highly priced. The staff seems to rather socialize with other employees rather than talk with customers. The employees like to walk around the store without their shoes on and by their attitudes they really don?t want to be there to begin with. The staff is not as friendly as you would expect from someone that applies to be a sales associate. When you find yourself dealing with sales people with attitudes you tend to want to talk your business else where, where you are treated as a person and not as someone who is taking up your time.
Mister money is a pawn shop located in fort dodge. They cash checks, loan money on items worth value ( for 30 days ), and also do payday loans as well. They sell movies, television sets, stereo?s , jewelry, tools, guns ( with the proper paperwork that needs to be done along with the sell of a firearm ), knives, music equipment, video games, video game systems, and Computers. Their prices are fair and with most purchases if you have your receipt they offer a 7 day guarantee. The staff is always helpful and friendly even when they are at their busiest times.
Tobacco outlet is a great place to purchase any of your tobacco needs. They carry a wide variety of cigarettes, cigars, and any other tobacco need. They have a special room that has a large assortment of fine cigars that you are able to go in a check out for yourself. They also carry sodas, beer, candy, and they even have a small assortment of DVD?s that are for sale. They also have your lottery needs if needed. They are always friendly with prices that can?t be beat elsewhere. They have front and rear parking so they are able to serve more people. Their only downfall would have to be that they are located at a stop light, so entering and exiting the front oarking can cause troubles from time to time.
PROS: Front and rear parking
CONS: Located at a stop light so front parking can be a trouble at times.
The Fareway grocery store in Fort Dodge is a family owned store. Their meat department carries fresh meats of many kinds. You can pick which cuts of meat you want right there, and if you need a special cut they are more than willing to do it for you. They also do various meat orders which you can place either on the phone or in person; you just let them know which meat bundle you want ( or special order if the case may be ) and when you want it and in most cases it is ready when you arrive to pick it up. Fareway is also known for the carryout service they offer when you purchase grocers. They carry them to your vehicle and they do not accept tips for doing so because that is a service they do for everyone free of charge.