I've liked TJ's for years, before they went big. Although they're all corporate now, they seem to be holding to their roots. I shop at TJ's for cheese, wine, beer, frozen fish, cereal, juices, dairy, and baking stuff. However, I think their produce is a little weak.
I think of Fair Oaks Pharmacy as more of a soda fountain than a pharmacy. The shakes and malts are excellent, albiet expensive. I like to vintage atmosphere; it's quirky and fun.
If you want quality floral arrangements, go to Jacob Maarse. They do consistently beautiful work. I had them do my wedding and they exceeded my expectations. However, such quality comes with a price ... they are expensive. Is it worth it? You decide.
I have been seeing Dr Tassinari for over 15 years. He is caring and knowledgable, and has always been willing to answer my questions. The staff in the office are friendly and helpful. You can finder cheaper contacts and glasses elsewhere but I find that it's not worth it. I would highly recommend Dr T to anyone.
I've been seeing Dr Merchant as my OB/GYN for about 10 years. He is competent, caring, and has a sense of humor. No woman likes going for an annual pelvic exam, but with Dr Merchant it's pretty quick.
Michae's has saved my butt a number of times when I've been looking for something specific. The quality of the stuff they sell may not be the best, but there's usually a pretty good selection and decent prices. At this particular store, it seems they don't have enough registers open; I spend most of my time in the store waiting in line to check out.
Skein is a good place to sample and buy quality yarns that you can't get in places like Jo-Anns and Michael's. The atmosphere is friendly. Personal knitting instruction is offered on an informal basis. The selection of needles is on the small side. Skein usually has a good selection of Brown Sheep and Plymouth Encore yarns. Prices can be a bit high.