I really can't believe we have a place like this in Middleton! Well, Middleton is the best place to live, so I suppose we need a Villa Dolce. I took my husband here for our anniversary. We sat out on the little porch at a candle-lit table for two, ate a "to die for" dessert, followed by a meal. There was a wine special but we couldn't drink alcohol that night so our waitress brought us a special non-alcoholic drink instead. We did not have reservations but they made the night very special for us. I also enjoyed a girls-night with a friend at Villa Dolce and we savored a chocolate dessert platter for two, just right for two ladies needing some comfort. It's located right in the heart of downtown Middleton on Parmenter Street and Hubbard Avenue.
Although this is not a public business, it bears mentioning. This is a family owned and operated business. They are the means of transportation for the St. James school system. They have a fleet of 24 buses available. Their buses are always immaculate, they all look brand new. All buses leaving town are pristine. They have a brand new shop and wash stall. All their buses are mechanically sound, they have mechanics on staff and always pass their state inspections the first time. Their drivers are well trained, caring yet firm, and knowledgable.
This is the best full-service decorating store. They have loose silk and dried flowers and Yankee candles. They create floral arrangements for you. They also do weddings and other special days. They have a changing inventory depending on the season and are very, very helpful in decorating dilemmas, no matter how big or small. They also have a clearance corner, with lots of goodies there.
This is a very large pharmacy with a beautiful variety of gifts for special occasions such as lead crystal, china pieces and candles. They have a bridal registry. The pharmacy staff is very helpful and informed. This store can rent or obtain medical equipment for you.
This is a slightly smaller grocery store than Superfair but with similar amenities. They have a eat in deli with a special every day. They carry a smaller variety of cheeses and meats. They have different salads than Superfair but they also have a large variety of produce. If you can't find it here, check at Superfair.
This is the largest grocery store in St. James. A family owned and operated business. They have a large variety of produce, canned and bakery items. They also have an eat-in deli with a special every day, and a variety of deli meats and cheeses. They will do meat and/or cheese trays for special functions. You can buy large quantities of salads and fried chicken, their specialty. They carry ethnic foods, mostly Mexican. They are starting to get in a larger variety of specialty cheeses, new and/or unusual fruits and vegetables, and juices. The meat department is quite large. They will cut large pieces of meat into smaller sizes for you at no extra charge. They can special order some things. If you can't find it here, check at Paul's Foodpride
This is a full service salon recently opened within the last five years. Appointments available Tuesday through Saturday. Beside the haircuts, colors and styling, they have tanning, pedicure, facials and waxing. Their staff is very fun and knowledgeable. They do hair and makeup for special occasions and weddings. Because they are so busy, it is hard to get a 'walk in'.
Nelson Furniture is a family owned and operated business in St. James. They have or can special order all kinds of furniture. They carry a variety of different styles, and everything from bedroom suites to wicker furniture. They carry a full line of flooring, carpeting, hard woods and vinyl. Installation is available through them and delivery service is available within the area.
This place has a wonderful array of flowers on hand for those last minute occasions. They also have home decorating items and will arrange dry arrangements for you. They do all the hanging baskets in st. james (they are beautiful) and will do the same for you. In the spring they have a large variety of vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs. If you can't find it here check at Rognlie Nursery.
They have a very helpful staff. They are knowledgeable about everything from bushes and shrubs, trees and herbs and flowers. They also have some lawn services available, such as aeration and landscaping. If you can't find it here, check at Creative Touch.