We've used Francis Plumbing several times for different jobs in the years we've lived in Ashland. They come promptly, do good work for a fair price and explain what they are doing. We would recommend them to our neighbors and friends.
Actually, this is the best bagel I've ever had in the entire southeast! This is the real deal, crispy and crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The coffee is awesome, too! Don't bother going to the chains- this is a treat, and you won't be sorry! They are conveniently located on Gulf-to-Bay on the same side of the road as Clearwater High, just past it as you head out to the beach.
The Caboose is a friendly little store with a good selection for beer and wine. They also have a few snacks like meat, cheese and bread, but the selection is limited ( it is not a deli! ). The store owners/employees are very helpful without being pushy, and will be happy to recommend a wine. You can find something in almost any price range. This is a place to visit any time you are in Ashland! They sometimes have wine tastings, too!