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By: yourmagazineusa
Furniture & Treasures
When a neighborhood gentrifies, it risks losing its identity and character as the storefronts and owners change hands from old to new. We have seen a lot of this over the last two decades as Hillcrest has undergone a dramatic change from a depressed business section to the bustling mecca of small bars and independent owners that it is today. Furniture and Treasures owner Amin Usman faced this challenge when he moved his business from La Mesa, where he had become an established member of the professional community for over ten years, to the main street of Hillcrest. Now the dilapidated walls have been replaced by a light sage color covering the completely renovated interior. The smell of exotic woods fills the room as the light walls contrast and compliment with the rich and dark colors emanating off the aged Indian rosewood (shisham), teak, and elm furniture. A majority of the 10-20 artists and collectors whose work is featured come from China, India, and Indonesia. Each handcrafted piece is personally chosen by Amin, and with over 20 years experience, he knows quality work and wood, when he sees it.Born in Pakistan, he spent much of his youth traveling Asia and Europe. After settling in Paris where he was partners in a fabric shop, he came to the United States to help his parents as they began to age. In the '90s, conversations with several friends on the condition of Indian imports began to stimulate his interest in carving, carpentry, and lumber. During that time, a depressed economy in India was only just beginning to emerge as the globalization and export capital it has become.In this early stage, the lumber was being shipped damp, causing it to crack and split a few years later as it dried. "The first thing I did was buy a moisture meter. I never lost any money on it, and almost no one was using them." Checking each shipment by hand, Amin quickly gained a reputation for quality pieces from artists, craftsman, and supplies in the east, and from customers here. With his help, the industry matured, and the highly prized shisham began to be cured and air dried in the deserts of Rajasthan. In 2002, due to his work and reputation, Amin was personally invited to India to the newly built Indian convention center's first furniture show. The bright exteriors mottled yellow and white is reminiscent of the desert from where the wood gains its distinct characteristics. Featuring a wide variety of styles, from colonial pieces, like the rustic rosewood console table with fluted legs ($495), the antique styled cabinet made from a centuries old modified doorframe, inlaid with ornate flower patterns ($1500), and an oriental styled coffee table lined with drawers with metal ring knobs, an aged dark stain stripped back so the warmth of the woods beneath glows through, and accented with a deep maroon on the legs interior ($695). Between customers, Amin has designed several of the smaller pieces on his own. Some of the decorative lamps and candle holders are his creations. But design is not his focus, the people are. "To prosper, you must have a niche market, good prices, and great customer service." So he spends most of his day with clients, working with them and helping to find and select the perfect piece for their home or office. Amin makes each client feel at home, offering them drinks on hot days, welcoming them to take their time and relax in each item. "For me, it is about building long term relationships. Someone will browse, three, four, ten times... but on the eleventh time, they will find something." He describes browsing as like a billboard, something you see everyday and never really think about until you need something.
By: intellectualgivers
Pizzaplace Cafe
The owner eddie is one of the most down to earth individuals I've ever encountered. I lost my cell phone, and I had a good idea it was in my vehicle, so I had to find someone to call it, I went inside to ask for assistance, he could have said no, been selffish, and been on his way, but he went outside his store and helped out. So I returned his kindness by trying out the food. Being chinese, and having worked at domino's pizza for 4 years as a shift manager, and delivering pizzas on a bicycle in downtown San Diego, Pizza Hut in Mayport FL and Chula Vista CA for 1 year as a driver, Papa Johns for 1 year as a driver, and Broadway Pizza years ago as a cook, I have a pretty good idea what good pizza is, and I am also vegetarian. The pizza is fantastic, their is fresh, made to order and also pizza already made for fast service. They also have other foods and salads besides pizza. If you want down to earth, friendly stellar service, and great food, look no further. This is the place for you! From 1 to 10, I give it a 9.8. I will make YouTube movies later on this business and other businesses.I am also a former professional secret shopper/mystery shopper, I used to write reports for hours on the service of businesses, employees, almost like restaurant impossible, mystery diners and bar rescue, so I know good service when I see it, and if the employees actually care, were human, we make mistakes, I attempt to remain objective and fair. And the customer isn't always right, credit where credit is due.I don't do or care for typing, email, text, and here are just a few reasons why below."Rules are flawed, as flawed as the people and ignorant fools that make them." - intellectualgivers"Freedom of expression, freedom of speech overrides most rules." - intellectualgivers"People want to attempt to sound sophisticated and smart when they sound smug and petty." - intellectualgivers"Religious people try to impose their ignorant close minded foolish flawed morality on others, not knowing any better, nothing more nothing less." - intellectualgivers"A party is like a religion, it straight jackets your mind." Jack Kevorkian May 26, 1928 - Present (age 82) Pontiac, Michigan, U.S."All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right." - Doctor Jack Kevorkian May 26, 1928 - Present (age 82) Pontiac, Michigan, U.S."You got every right in the world to do and say what you want, as long as you don't harm or threaten anybody or any property" - Doctor Jack Kevorkian May 26, 1928 - Present (age 82) Pontiac, Michigan, U.S."email, instant messenger and typing inpersonalizes effective communication between people. You do not see there face, you do not know there mannerisms, the sound or tone of there voice. It is substandard communication, and the anonymity of the internet and email has virtually made it impossible for old fashioned personalized effective communication." "It is not the greatest thing since sliced bread." - intellectualgivers"My take on email and typing. The biggest problem I see is being ignored. People can be narcissistic, flatulent, arrogant, condescending, aristocratic, or all of the above. There is nothing more wrong than sending someone a communication via e-mail, you are articulate, like to express yourself fully, taking the time to write the e-mail, sending it, expecting a reply, then never getting one." - intellectualgivers"Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something." - Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931)
By: yourmagazineusa
Nutri-Sport Superstore
Health and physical fitness is something that most people take for granted. Often times it takes a loved one or some sort of personal struggle with the vicissitudes of fate to manifest the proper motivation and dedication necessary to achieve greater health. As such, desire and motivation alone often are not enough. Thankfully, there is Nutri-Sport. With almost 20 years of experience, Shelton (an ex Captain of the Marine Corp.) opened Nutri-Sport in order to help people achieve better health through education and quality products at wholesale prices. Located off of Balboa Ave, just east of the 805 freeway, Shelton (the owner) made very clear that Nutri-Sport’s mission is to find the appropriate product (or products) that match each client’s needs instead of "cookie-cutter" models and unnecessary, high-pressure sales. Further, the store itself is clean, brightly lit, and organized. Unlike some other stores, Nutri-Sport offers only some of the highest quality products at wholesale prices. It is also refreshing to speak to an owner who obviously understands his craft; who truly seems to care about the individual client’s needs instead of only making a sale. Finally, this reviewer enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Often times, similar stores have muscle-bound, "athletically biased" men and women who appear more interested in themselves rather than helping others achieve results. Such was not the case during my review of Nutri-Sport. Nutri-Sport will educate and supply you with the tools needed to achieve your health related goals.
By: sdjerseyboy
Eurolux Patio
My wife and I are so happy to have found Eurolux Patio. We first went to 1 Stop Patio and liked a sectional and dining set there that we were quoted about $4,000 for. Then a 2-3 week lead time. My wife decided to look around before we committed and I am so glad she did. We found Eurolux and we spent $2,000 for our backyard (yes, a 50% savings). Best part was that the delivery was the next day and they even threw in free outdoor throw pillows so we can have everything be colorful. That saves me money because knowing my wife, she would have wanted to go out and find some throws and spend another $100.The delivery was not a half day or full day window like some companies make you wait, I knew exactly by the half hour when my goods would arrive. And boy, were we sooooo happy!They saved me a lot of money and It was nice being able to deal with the owners, a super nice couple with a small delivery and warehouse staff. Support your local small business and tell them Jon Samuels sent ya! WE LOVE OUR PATIO! I wish I could have bought interior furniture from them too. I know I would have saved and loved the experience.
By: C R.
Dimille's Italian Restaurant
What a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant! . The menu is excellent, the ambiance is warm and inviting. The patrons are warmly greeted by the manager, Steve Zagen. He makes his patrons feel like he is genuinely happy to see them. When they leave, he genuinely thanks them for coming and says that he hopes to see them again. He visits the tables and makes sure the patrons are satisfied. Who does that anymore?! We actually thought he was the owner. Our waiter was excellent, as was the rest of the upbeat staff. ( He even gave us extra bread to take home. ) The menu is wonderful. The pizzas are fabulous because the dough is light and the cheese is top quality. They certainly don't skimp at DeMille's! The antipasti salad and appetizers are generous and delicious, as is everything on the menu. DeMille's is definitely worth the trip to Kensington. Dress is casual and families feel comfortable, as does everyone else. We will return, again and again.
By: alma.gutierrez.9277583
Premier Furniture Solutions
My family has done business with Premier Furniture Solutions for a few years. They have always provided us with excellent customer service and have helped us restore our credit. If you're looking for a chance to rebuild credit or just can't afford to finance furniture for your apartment or home, I would definitely go with these guys. They provide you with a courtesy call on the day your payment is due. And yes, they definitely give you the chance to decrease your overall costs if you choose to pay off early, but that hinders your chances of restoring your credit. This is important because they report your payments to the 3 major credit bureaus. Thanks to Premier Furniture Solutions husband now has over a 650!
By: militaryrat79
Eurolux Patio
Don't go anywhere else. Amazing prices, great quality, I really liked the owners. Very personalized service. They even accomodated our same day delivery need since we are procrastinators and had a party the same night.Don't know how they keep their prices half of what all the other patio stores in SD charge, but the quality is amazing. Their club chairs are so much more comfy and spacious than what we saw at 1 Stop Patio and they were half the price. They also had nice loungers we will be going back for when we redo our pool this summer. Our sofa set is so nice. We are the envy of our neighbors at our housewarming party without breaking the bank.
By: njoan284
Filippi's Pizza Grotto
I visited the newly remodeled Filippi's. I went into the new area and sat down. I was waiting awhile until a waitress named Ashley came up to me and asked had I been helped. I said "no" and she was very bright and helpful. She took my order and made me feel like I was welcomed in the restaurant. I had some items from there appetizer menu which were good. I had previously visited Filippi's and had the lasagna(it is my favorite). The food could have been better, but they may be getting use to the new building. I did appreciate the help and service from the waitress, she was amazing. I will return
By: mischiereaper
Pizza Hut
Great Service and Very niceThey accurately tell you how long it will take and when you order online the estimated time is precise, they are very nice, polite, and offer you specials you might not be aware of. Delivery: they are very nice, don't take long at all.Overall great service, incredibly polite, they do get busy so sometimes it can take long, but its rare and normally they ask if you are willing to wait long or not. The store is always clean.SOOOO 5/5 is my review for them because i have not been dissappointed with their service at all.
By: Lindsey H.
Amore New York Pizzeria
When I'm in PB and my kids and I want pizza this is where we go. The staff is awesome, the food is ready quickly and the music is up to date. It's a nice break from the beach when you are hungry. Their pizza sauce is better then the chain restaurants and the price is right. The garlic knotts are amazing! Their toppings taste fresh and from the looks of it cut in-house. I've had their pasta a few times and my family has never complained. It's as close to making it at home. I would definitely recommend coming to amore if you are in the area!

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