I have been to this store two times now and have not been disappointed! The first time I bought at Billy Reid shirt that retailed for $185.00 for only $25. Today, I found another Billy Reid shirt for $30 and an all linen Ralph Lauren long sleeve shirt that was on the clearance rack for $15. Wow! The upside to shopping here is that the owner is very nice and helpful, the size selection is pretty good, and you can find really great deals if you know what you need and take the time to go through the racks. The downside to shopping here is that you will find a few lower brand names, that while in good condition, are a bit overpriced - so be sure to do your homework and know what they cost in regular stores. I was a bit disappointed in their shoe selections - too many larger size shoes and not enough middle sizes, also ties are all mixed up on the ties racks and prices while inexpensive, tend to be all over the place. It would be nice if they would place all the higher end brand name ties in a specific rack or case separate from the regular or low end brands. My other complaint is that the dressing rooms are a bit tight to change in and none have any mirrors in them - you have to step into the hall to see how things fit. Lastly, the young girl that works there is nice but not really knowledgeable about men's clothes in regards to sizes and brands. Overall, however, I like the store and will continue to go back. Next time I might try to consign some of my older clothes and see how much I can earn.
My daughter attended this school for almost three years. In that time period, she had a couple of amazing teachers and a few that were not so great. You can tell which teachers really care about their students and you can definitely tell which ones are just there for a paycheck. Some of them are quick to yell at the kids in a harsh tone and say rude things, and I've seen a teacher drag a child on the ground into the hallway by the arm. The front desk lady at the Kindergarten building (Mrs. Karen) is very sweet and helpful even though she is always super busy. I would say the shining star at this school is Mrs. Chapelle (sp?) She was my daughter's Pre-K teacher and is one of the most involved and nurturing teachers I've seen. She genuinely cared about my daughter and made her feel comfortable. You can tell she really cares about all the kids there. My daughter's Kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Cole and she is a great teacher. My daughter learned so much and is well past where she should be as a First Grader thanks to her. The school is pretty nice and large but it is in a bad neighborhood and if you leave anything valuable in your car it is likely to not be there when you come back out. I would recommend this school if you have a weird schedule since it is 24 hours, but if you can afford a school in a better area, I would do it. All in all I gave the school a 3 because they are pretty much equal in good/bad qualities.
My son has been attending Big Dreams since he was around one year of age. The rate at which he has learned most of his developmental skills has been exceedingly pleasing. The friendly staff has played an immense role in contributing to his overall education. The staff is more than respectful to the parents, and understanding in each individual's situation. Not only is my son learning developmental skills at a faster pace, but the underlying hidden curriculum that the teachers and staff portray has advanced his skills in interacting and socializing with other children, and adults, as well. The day care is most importantly a safe haven for children to come attend school, whether it is just for day care or after school, and it is significantly evident that the children that attend this institution are thriving centered on the basic, sound foundation that the owners and staff have created. I did an immense amount of research pertaining to locating a great, reasonably priced daycare, and I am blessed to say that my son has had the remarkable opportunity to attend such a distinguished, educational school. I would recommend this school to any parents or single parents looking for a reasonably priced daycare with a great location and access to the many educational opportunities that this institution has to offer.