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I love shopping in Forever 21. Recently they changed some of the logos onto XXI, which is 21 in roman numeral. Unfortunately, where I live, there aren’t any close stores around. The closest store is about 45 minutes away in a mall. Because of that, shopping at Forever 21 is very rare. Most of the stores are near the Denver area, and I live near to Colorado State University in Fort Collins. I am hoping and wishing that they open a store closer in my area instead of driving 45 minutes away to get to the nearest favorites store.
The shop I went to was in the mall of Flat Irons, Broomfield, Colorado. The address to this is, 51 W Flatiron Crossing Drive ANC04, Broomfield, CO 80021. When parking and first entering Forever 21, it was very clean inside and out. You can tell that they’ve kept it clean for all the customers. The layout of the inside was wide and big. They sorted the clothes out by style, and had a little section for men and for women that were a little bigger. They had a big sale the day I went in, the signs were clear, and the clearance was also shown above the racks. Most of the shelves and rails were full of clothes, almost too a point where it was a little difficult to take the clothes out and see them, and put them back.
I went around the afternoon during a weekday, so there weren’t as many workers, because it wasn’t as busy as it would be on a weekend. The lady that helped me with finding my clothes was so sweet, and friendly. She quickly took me to the section of dresses I asked for, and then told me to have a great day and if I needed anything else, she would be around the section.
After gathering all the clothes, I could find that interested me, I went my way to the dressing room to try on the clothes. There it was a little more unorganized with clothes that haven’t been put away with racks stuffed. One of the workers helped me into the dressing room and informed me of their policy of only having a max of 6 pieces of clothing in with you.. She then continued to tell me that I could put my extra clothes on a hook outside of the dressing room door, and whenever I was ready, I could bring the clothes in.
When finished shopping around the store and had an arm full of clothes, I made my way to the front desk. There was only one cashier available, but it wasn’t busy. She was very respectful and kind, made small talk, and let me know that all sales I picked out are final. It took only about 10 minutes, but she was fast. Overall, I would say that my experience was a very good. The quality of clothing I picked were cute and also very warm because it’s almost winter. The store I would rate is a 5 out of 5. Very clean, friendly staff, and they follow all policies and procedures. It was very refreshing.
I was selected to review my local Dick's Sporting Goods, located at 9901 Nicholas Street in Omaha, Ne. I have previously never been into Dick's Sporting Goods, but after going there I am likely to go back. It was such a cool place! The store was spotless, and the racks were anything but bare. I did not see any litter and the store also smelled fresh- it was definitely well taken care of. Also, when you first walk in, there is a climbing wall (I included a photo) and it was super cool!
The store layout was somewhat confusing when it came to looking for things like hoodies, workout gear, and basketball shorts. Those are the specifics I went in for. My boyfriend does a ton of sports and I actually wanted to surprise him with new gear. For specialty items, like fishing rods, hunting, and camping equipment they were easy to locate because related items were side by side. All of the apparel was on one floor, while accessories and items were on the second floor. When I was looking for the basketball shorts, however, the shorts were not all in one area. I discovered that it was separated more by brand, but all over the store. So I did a lot of walking around to find certain brands. The Adidas athletic shirts were in a completely different spot than the Nike ones, but at the same time, still around other Adidas products. It does help a shopper if they are loyal to a brand, but if you are looking for the best possible price instead of a brand it will take some time to look around. I did ask a couple of different staff members where certain items are and they were extremely helpful. They knew exactly where to go and they did not hesitate to stop what they are doing and walk me over to where I wanted. They also gave me some history of Dick’s Sporting Goods since it was my first visit. I truly felt welcomed. Some people find that annoying, being talked to by an employee, but I personally prefer to be asked and decline instead of not being asked and having to hunt a staff member down for help.
Some sales were difficult to determine. There were signs that said ..... is 10% off but only some of the apparel was marked down, even though they were all the same. This prompted my asking an employee if only certain things were on sale and not others. Labeling was clear, however, of what I was buying and I did appreciate that very much. I purchased three pairs of Reebok workout shorts, 1 pair of compression tights, and 2 Nike shirts for my boyfriend.
When I was ready to check out, there were 4 people waiting ahead of me, and two cashiers busy with customers already. A third cashier came to help and started checking out right away. The checkout area was somewhat small, but it did keep everything orderly. There were ropes and signs to lead the line. Rather than having multiple lines and trying to gamble which one will go the fastest, you just jump in one big line and wait for your turn. Somewhat like the DMV; the next cashier available would say, “I can help who is next.” I was also pleasantly surprised at a promotion that Dick's was having. If you signed up for their rewards program, you could get 20% off of your purchase. With all of the items I had chosen as my boyfriend’s gift, I easily racked up about $129.00. After ringing my items up, the cashier informed me of the 30% off promotion and gave it to me, bringing my total down to $85 or so which blew my mind. I know it is a one-time thing, but saving $25 on high-quality sporting clothes that will last for years was definitely a plus. The cashier was very friendly when signing me up for their rewards program and read my information back to me to ensure that my email and phone number were correct. It took less than a minute and after I paid, I was on my way. He was extremely pleasant, polite, talkative and just genuinely seemed to enjoy his job.
Dicks is a great place to shop, and they have equipment for more sports than I thought. Although they are somewhat pricey, many of the items I looked at were discounted and clearly labeled as such. So if you or your family ever need some specialty sporting equipment (such as Lacrosse gear) try looking at your local Dicks Sporting Goods, before going online and buying from a company that charges more because they only make Lacrosse gear. All and all, it was a great experience. My favorite was the variety of things sold, and how nice everyone seemed. I honestly rate my experience a 5. I had never visited there before, so I did not know what to expect, but I plan to return to buy my own workout apparel next time. Also camping and sports gear is their forte, and I am a kickboxer, so I plan to get more MMA gear there as well. Thank you for giving me the pleasure of reviewing Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Tonight we went to eat at Cracker Barrel located at 615 Ring Rd. Harrison, OH 45030. When we arrived they were not too busy so we were able to be seated immediately. The lady working the greeting desk was very attentive and friendly That is good when you have four kids with you. They gave all four kids coloring mats and kids’ menus. They also asked if we would like a booster seat for our two-year-old. We said yes. Their booster seats actually attach to their chairs and have buckles to keep them in, unlike all other restaurants I have been to. This was nice as my son likes to try to move around a lot.
Once we were seated the server made us aware of the special of the day which was a Turkey Dinner. She also took our drink orders and asked if we were ready to order or needed more time. We needed a little more time and the waitress gave us the perfect amount of time where we didn’t have to wait long before placing our order.
The waitress, who was named Tori, was very patient as the kids changed their minds or had trouble making their minds up of what to eat. She was very friendly and understanding. She made sure to let us know what came with what types of meals and what our options were. Once we placed our order we played the little game that is at every table. I like that they provide entertainment for everyone.
We waited about 15 minutes for our food to arrive at the table after placing our order. I ordered the chicken and dumplings with a salad and macaroni and cheese. My husband ordered the chicken and dumplings with mashed potatoes and hash brown casserole. Two of my kids ordered the grilled chicken tenders with macaroni and cheese, one ordered a hamburger (which they asked how we wanted the hamburger cooked never been anywhere that does that) with home style fries, and my last ordered grilled cheese with macaroni and cheese. All of the food was perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. It was beyond our expectations. Our server made sure we had everything we needed.
My husband and I had sweet tea to drink and when we would need more she would bring a pitcher to fill our cups up. We never had to ask for more. As we emptied our plates the waitress made sure to get them off the table so that we wouldn’t have empty plates covering the table. We were so full from the amazing dinner that we sadly had no room for dessert. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate our experience a 5 and I would definitely recommend this business to a friend and to everyone. The atmosphere is great, the people are friendly and the food is simply amazing. They are family friendly and very accommodating. I and the kids also love that there is a store attached to the restaurant and loved looking around. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant.