Every week, Tolland Patch offers its "Patch Picks," highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, organizations, destinations, services, ways to spend a day off and more.
This week we're featuring five specialty stores in the area that offer that little something extra.
Have a business to recommend that isn't on our list? We invite you to submit your ideas in the comment box below.
is a full service family bicycle shop. It carries a full range of new, brand name bicycles. Repair and tuning of all brands of bicycles is available. A large selection of accessories can be found inside. The store also offers a variety of benefits with each bike purchase.
is the only store in town solely dedicated to offering toys for children and teens. It carries popular brands like Lego's, Playmobil, Klutz, and Melissa and Doug. It also provides free gift wrapping.
on Spring Meadow Farm, offers high quality custom-cut meats, made daily on site. Offerings include angus beef, pork, lamb, veal and poultry. A smokehouse on the premises is used for sausage and kielbasa. Catering services are available.
specializes in outdoor water features. It designs and installs fountains, waterfalls and ponds, as well as provide patios and sidewalks. Maintenance services for its water features is offered.
buys, sells and trades diamonds and gold on a daily basis. A selection of fine jewelry, including rings, watches and bracelets, is available. Custom design is also offered. Shoppers can also view the store's selection online.
No list is complete without also mentioning . It offers penny candy, local produce, homemade knitted items, jewelry, antiques, collectibles and Yankee Candle products. It also sells items from The Historical Society and Conserving Tolland, such as the 2011 Historical Society Calendar and the Conserving Tolland Walk Book.