Oh, naïve and fragile lovers, don't let the billboard fool ya -- this is no astrology supply store. But if you're gonna buy erotica, do it at a place where your shoes don't stick to the floor.
It's not just the interesting variety (everything except brick stretchers) that makes Breed a winner, but the enthusiasm of employees like the one who told me, "We have a really cool ethnic rooster, and dirt-cheap cast iron wine racks!!"
And, of course, every possible conceivable item with which to slice, dice, julienne, decorate, or construct said lumber.
1200 Home Depot Blvd., Sunset Valley, 512/892-3035
7211 N. I-35, 512/458-8012
10515 Mopac N., 512/338-1001
3600 S. I-35, 512/693-9811
13309 N. I-35, 512/989-6650
8801 S. I-35, 512/291-0153
7900 FM 620 N., 512/258-7914
2551 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/238-0820
11301 Lakeline Rd., 512/331-4436
Sure, great music and instrument selection, but just as impressive is the fact that, flood after flood, they stay put. Row, row, row your piano gently down Shoal Creek.
A reader suggests (and we invite you to interpret): "They have their priorities straight." Take Fido shopping there and find out why.
Sage advice: never walk in here on your way to pay the landlord with cash and say, "Really, I'll just browse."
Twelve steps into this place and you just feel the healing vibes from the helpful books and helpful help. The selection of magazines and books is extensive and impressive. As well, they have crystals, new age music, and much more. They're moving into the new Whole Foods mega-plex at 6th & Lamar this fall.
Our source says (yeah, right): "I only go there to buy American Spirits -- for my friends." An Austin institution, helping us move onward as the fog grows thicker.
For the daring, the thrifty, the Cobain-worshippers (racks of flannel), and the one or two semi-employed citizens of this town. Their selection can keep you browsing for hours.
Main office: 1015 Norwood Park Blvd., 512/637-7100
2800 S. Lamar, 512/442-8802
836 Airport, 512/389-3277
Goodwill Computerworks, 1015 Norwood Park Blvd., 512/637-7502
13096 Hwy. 183 #104, 512/258-5898
8965 Research Blvd., 512/832-0004
5555 N. Lamar, 512/451-2306
9801 Brodie, 512/280-8037
701 Newman, 512/478-6711
7100-C W. US Hwy 290, 512/288-7700
3910 Far West, 512/795-6387
6505 Burleson, 512/681-3301
7727 Burnet, 512/374-0260
1819-B S. Pleasant Valley, 512/389-0547
1700 W. Parmer #101, 512/719-4119
9111 S. First, 512/280-2204
1420 Wells Branch Pkwy. #300, 512/251-2777
2814 Bee Caves Rd. Ste.2814-B, 512/329-8771
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