I purchased some chocolate for my wife from 3 sisters. The moment I saw the prices I about had a heart attack, but I thought that it must be worth it. They try to make it seem better then it is, but at $32 a pound I was looking for some great chocolate. My wife is a chocolate junkie. She knows her stuff so I was looking forward to surprising her with my new find. She was unimpressed. The candy was not smooth like quality chocolate should be. One of the flavors of Truffles I bought had seperated so that it was an oil mess. The flavors were lacking as was any special frills on the packaging. For $32 a pound you would think you would get a bow. Not going back.
Center Stage offers a ton of neat costumes for purchase or rental. They are open year round. The staff is helpful. I have heard that some of the rental costumes could use a little repair, but I think they are priced accordingly. You can always purchase a costume or just some props. They have a small parking lot, so if you are going during the "season" plan to circle the block. Not a bad store though.
CFOP as we call it is an incredible office supply. It far surpasses any big box office supply. They have a huge store to check out that offers office supplies & furniture, art supplies including paint, frames and mats. The selection is endless. If you can't find it in the store there is always the catalog-wow! The staff is very helpful. The prices are a little high, but I don't mind paying that to support a local business. Mr Chesnut and his family have been fixtures in Gainesville for a long time.
This is exactly the opposite of what you think of when you think locksmith. This is the real deal. They are quick. Totally up to date on locksmith stuff. And cheap. They offer all kinds of services. I have used JJ & Elaine for a re-key several times. They offer advise on how to keep your locks working smooth while telling funny stories about their profession. In no time the work is done and you feel like you made new friends. Great service.
This is a good insurance company if you are looking for cheap. I was and found them to be the ones with the lowest rates. They are locally owned. The owner is up to date on insurance companies and very helpful. Unfortunately he can't handle all the business himself and has hired a crew of people who don't seem very well trained. I had problems with my first agent and was given to someone more "experienced". He was not much better and I wasted a lot of time going back and forth trying to determine what was best for my business. I can't say I would use them again. My business has grown and I can afford better. But for the very budget conscious this is not a bad option.
I had the unfortunate need to call Heritage glass after my store had been broken into. They came out the same day and had a new pane installed in no time. The crew was knowledgeable and efficient. They even cleaned up the mess left by the person who broke in. The price was reasonable and the speed of response was great! I would use them again.
I have used Kountry Koolin - Paul for a few years now. He installed my A/C system in my business. I have shopped around and found that his prices are cheaper and service is better than anyone in the area. He is quick to respond to problems and on call 24/7. I've even called him to come look at my A/C and he found something so small that he didn't charge me for the call. He is honest and reliable. There is none better.
North Central Florida air is a great operation. They know what they are doing. They are a little pricey and I have had an experience where I felt they were a little pushy trying to "upsell" maybe. I felt that I didn't need all they were pushing on me. They do come quickly if needed and have a large fleet of service vehicles. They also are able to special order hard to find items like seals for a cooler. Good service if you know when to say no.
I have used Alachua plumbers at work and at home and have been very happy with their service. They always arrive ASAP and are quick to solve the problem. The crew is friendly. The prices are great, even for evening and weekend calls. They have never let me down.
This restaurant supply is ok. They are a little pricy and don't always have things in stock. They can order just about anything for you. They do offer a 10% discount to area restaurants which helps the price a little, but after shopping around I found them to be one of the higher priced supply houses. They are very friendly and try hard to satisfy.