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By Readers · March 26th, 2010 · Shops & Services
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ACUPUNCTURIST: Carole Paine
5400 Kennedy Ave., Pleasant Ridge, 513-317-3660
2. Jennifer Walther-Liu, TriHealth Pavilion, Blue Ash
3. Dorothy Shaffer, Full Spectrum Health Center, North Avondale

ANTIQUE STORE: Duck Creek Antique Mall
3715 Madison Road, Madisonville, 513-321-0900
2. Woodel Nickel, Over-the-Rhine
3. Brass Armadillo, Tri-County

BANK/CREDIT UNION: Fifth Third Bank
2. U.S. Bank
3. PNC Bank

BICYCLE STORE: Montgomery Cyclery
Multiple locations
2. Campus Cyclery, Clifton Heights
3. Reser Bicycle Outfitters, Newport

BOOKSTORE (CHAIN): Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-396-8960
2. Barnes & Noble, multiple locations
3. Half Price Books, Kenwood/Northgate

BOOKSTORE (NON-CHAIN): Blue Manatee
3054 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-731-2665
2. Shake It Records, Northside
3. Ohio Book Store, Downtown

CAMERA STORE: Best Buy
Multiple locations
2. Ritz Camera, Norwood/Kenwood
3. Pete’s Photo World, multiple locations

CAR REPAIR: Bob Sumerel Tire
Multiple locations
2. Donovan’s Auto & Tire, Pleasant Ridge
3. Car-X, multiple locations

CAR WASH: Mike’s Express
Multiple locations
2. Rainbow, Madisonville
3. Johnny’s, Anderson Township/Erlanger

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BEST NEW STORE: Nordstrom
7801 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-699-4190
2. Nordstrom Rack, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-878-6810
3. H&M, 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-791-1178
4. LEGO Store, 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-791-4241
5. Ace Hardware in Clifton, 344 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-281-9600
6. Fabricate, 4012 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-2394
7. Pet People, 9867 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-984-4200
8. Northside Surplus, 4019 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-541-1405
9. Aquarius Star & Om Café, 329 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-381-3436
10. Atomic Number Ten, 1306 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-226-0252

CD/RECORD STORE (CHAIN): Best Buy
2. Half Price Books, Kenwood/Northgate
3. Joseph Beth Booksellers, Norwood

CD/RECORD STORE (NON-CHAIN): Shake It Records
4156 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-591-0123
2. Everybody’s Records, Pleasant Ridge
3. Phil’s Records, Cold Spring

CHIROPRACTOR: Mt. Lookout Chiropractic Center
3197 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-321-8484
2. Norwood Chiropractic, Norwood
3. Steven Bleser, Norwood

CLOTHING STORE (CHAIN): Kohl’s
Multiple locations
2. TJ Maxx, multiple locations
3. Anthropologie, Norwood

CLOTHING STORE (NON-CHAIN): Mustard Seed
311 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-4022
2. Village Thrift, Newport
3. Pangaea, Clifton

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE: Children’s Place
Multiple locations
2. Once Upon a Child, multiple locations
3. Castle House, Hyde Park

THRIFT CLOTHING STORE: Goodwill
Multiple locations
2. Valley Thrift, Newport
3. The Snooty Fox, multiple locations

COMPUTER STORE: Apple Store
7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-791-9866
2. Microcenter, Sharonville
3. Best Buy, multiple locations

CORNER STORE: U.D.F.
2. Park Vine, Over-the-Rhine
3. Riddle Road Market, Clifton

DAY SPA: Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa
2692 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-731-0600; 8118 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-793-0900; 11330 Princeton Road, Springdale, 513-772-3200
2. Aveda, multiple locations
3. Woodhouse Day Spa, Montgomery

DENTIST: Sea of Smiles
1319 Nagel Road, Cherry Grove, 513-474-6777
2. Cincinnati Dental Services, multiple locations
3. Walter Gay, Downtown
(TIE) Richard Jackson, Hyde Park

DEPARTMENT STORE: Macy’s
2. Target
3. Kohl’s

DOCTOR: The Family Medical Group
3260 Westbourne Dr., Western Hills, 513-389-1400
2. Queen City Physicians, multiple locations
3. Dorothy Shaffer, Full Spectrum Health Center, North Avondale

DOGGIE DAYCARE: The Pet Spot
2503 Norwood Ave., Norwood, 513-351-7768
2. Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa, Oakley
3. Doggie Day Spa, Western Hills

DRIVE-THRU MARKET: City Beverage of Hyde Park
3661 Shaw Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-1192
2. Trotta’s, Western Hills
3. Kwik-N-Kold, multiple locations

DRY CLEANER: Widmer’s
Multiple locations
2. Atlas Cleaners, Newport
3. Springdale Cleaners, multiple locations

ELECTRONICS STORE: Best Buy
Multiple locations
2.

Apple Store, Kenwood
3. Microcenter, Sharonville

EYEWARE STORE: LensCrafters
Multiple locations
2. Wing Eyecare, multiple locations
3. Thoma & Sutton, Kenwood

FLORIST: Adrian Durban
3401 Clifton Ave., Clifton, 513-221-8222; 6941 Cornell Road, Blue Ash, 513-489-7673; 8584 E. Kemper Road, Loveland, 513-489-7717
2. Jones the Florist, Downtown/Sycamore/Mason
3. HJ Benken Florist & Garden Center, Kennedy Heights

FRAME SHOP: Hobby Lobby
Multiple locations
2. The Framery, Hyde Park
3. Art Design Consultants, Over-the-Rhine

FURNITURE STORE: Ikea
9500 Ikea Way, West Chester, 513-779-7100
2. Furniture Fair, multiple locations
3. Arhaus, Kenwood

GROCERY STORE: Kroger
Multiple locations
2. Jungle Jim’s, Fairfield
3. Trader Joe’s, Kenwood

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GREEN-ORIENTED BUSINESS: Park and Vine
1109 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-7275
2. Trader Joe’s, 7788 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-984-3452
3. Whole Foods. 2693 Edmondson Road, Norwood, 513-531-8015
4. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, 513-281-4700
5. Marvin’s Organic Gardens, 2055 U.S. Route 42, Lebanon, 513-932-3319
6. Melt, 4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-861-MELT
7. Aveda, Multiple locations
8. Roh’s Street Café, 245 W. McMillan Ave., Clifton Heights, 513-381-7647
9. Clifton Natural Foods, 169 W. McMillan Ave., Clifton Heights, 513-961-6111
10. Aquarius Star & Om Cafe, 329 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-381-3436

HAIR SALON: Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa
2692 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-731-0600; 8118 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-793-0900; 11330 Princeton Road, Springdale, 513-772-3200
2. Aveda, multiple locations
3. Identity, Kenwood/Beechmont

HARDWARE STORE: Ace Hardware
Multiple locations
2. Lowe’s, multiple locations
3. Home Depot, multiple locations

HEALTH FOOD STORE: Whole Foods
2693 Edmondson Road, Norwood, 513-531-8015
2. Jungle Jim’s, Fairfield
3. Clifton Natural Foods, Clifton Heights

HOME ACCESSORIES STORE: Ikea
9500 Ikea Way, West Chester, 513-779-7100
2. Home Goods, Norwood/Florence/Symmes Township
3. HighStreet, Downtown/Mount Auburn

HOSPITAL: Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Ave., Mount Auburn, 513-585-2000
2. Good Samaritan Hospital, Clifton
3. Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Avondale

HOTEL: Hilton Cincinnati
Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth St., Downtown, 513-421-9100
2. The Cincinnatian, Downtown
3. Westin Hotel, Downtown

JEWELER: Tiffany & Co.
505 Vine St., Downtown, 513-721-2022
2. Schwartz Jewelers, College Hill
3. Richter & Phillips, Downtown

LAW FIRM: Eric Deters
5247 Madison Pike, Independence, 859-363-1900
2. Arnold S. Levine, Downtown
3. Scott Knox, Downtown

LIGHTING STORE: Ikea
9500 Ikea Way, West Chester, 513-779-7100
2. Switch Lighting & Design, Over-the-Rhine
3. Lowe’s, multiple locations

PLACE TO BUY LINGERIE: Victoria’s Secret
Multiple locations
2. Knickers, Hyde Park
3. Hustler Hollywood, Downtown/Monroe

LIQUOR STORE: Party Source
95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue, 859-291-4007
2. Jungle Jim’s, Fairfield
3. Cork & Bottle, Covington/Crescent Springs

WINE STORE: Jungle Jim’s
5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, 513-674-6000
2. Party Source, Bellevue
3. Cork & Bottle, Covington/Crescent Springs

BOTTLED BEER SELECTION: Jungle Jim’s
5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, 513-674-6000
2. Party Source, Bellevue
3. Dilly Deli, Mariemont

MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER SELECTION: Barnes & Noble
Multiple locations
2. Joseph Beth Booksellers, Norwood
3. Fountain News, Downtown

MALL/SHOPPING CENTER: Kenwood Towne Centre
7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-745-0205
2. Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, Norwood
3. Crestview Hills Town Center, Crestview Hills

MASSAGE THERAPIST: Reese, Mi Salon & Spa
7535 Burlington Pike, Florence, 859-647-2566
2. Jamie Baker, SIA Spa, Kenwood
3. Brenda Ghantous, Shine Yoga Center, Hyde Park

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STORE: Buddy Roger’s
1939 W. Galbraith Road, North College Hill, 513-931-6780; 7647 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Twp., 513-232-0777; 8175 Hetz Dr., Montgomery, 513-247-0022
2. Guitar Center, Tri-County
3. Willis Music, Eastgate/Tri-County

NURSERY/GARDEN STORE: HJ Benken Florist & Garden Center
6000 Plainfield Road, Kennedy Heights, 513-891-1040
2. Natorp’s, Florence/Mason
3. Delhi Flower & Garden Center, Springdale/Liberty Township

NAIL SALON: Ambiance Nail Salon
2709 Madison Road, Hyde Park, 513-924-9900
2. La Bella Salon & Spa, Dent
3. Woodhouse Day Spa, Montgomery

PAINT STORE: Sherwin Williams
Multiple locations
2. Home Depot, multiple locations
3. Porter Paints, multiple locations

PAWN SHOP: Ted’s Pawn
4028 Forest Ave., Norwood, 513-631-1246
2. Quick Cash, Florence
3. Facet Jewelry, Music & Pawn, Amelia/Milford

PERSONAL TRAINER: Joe Daniels, Daniels Fitness Training
6424 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, 859-466-6163
2. Jessica Leonard, Mercy Healthplex, Western Hills
3. Laura Burdo, Body By Burdo, Mariemont

PET GROOMER: PetSmart
Multiple locations
2. The Pet Spot, Norwood
3. Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa, Oakley

PIERCING STUDIO: Skincraft
4036 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-281-5798
2. Acme BodyArt, Corryville
3. Beelistic, Clifton Heights

PILATES STUDIO: Pendleton Pilates
Multiple locations
2. Body By Burdo, Mariemont
3. Parallel Pilates, Columbia-Tusculum

PLACE TO BUY A NEW CAR: The BMW Store
6131 Stewart Road, Kenwood, 800-651-4935
2. Kings Toyota, Symmes Township
3. Jeff Wyler Honda, Colerain Township

PLACE TO BUY A USED CAR: Jeff Wyler Honda
8950 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township, 888-765-0483
2. Jake Sweeney Automotive, multiple locations
3. Joseph Toyota, Colerain Township

PLACE TO GIVE BIRTH: Good Samaritan Hospital
375 Dixmyth Ave., Clifton, 513-862-1400
2. Christ Hospital, Mount Auburn
3. Bethesda North Hospital, Symmes Township

PLASTIC SURGEON: The Plastic Surgery Group
4850 Red Bank Expressway, Madisonville, 513-791-4440; 7162 Liberty Centre Drive, West Chester, 513-769-FACE; 340 Thomas More Pkwy., Crestview Hills, 859-331-8777
2. Mark Mandell-Brown, Symmes Township
3. Peter McKenna, Symmes Township

REALTY COMPANY: Sibcy Cline Realtors
2. Coldwell Banker/West Shell
3. Huff Realty

SHOE STORE: DSW Warehouse
Multiple locations
2. Nordstrom, Kenwood
3. Payless, multiple locations

SHOPPING DISTRICT: Ludlow Avenue, Clifton
2. Gateway Quarter, Over-the-Rhine
3. Hamilton Avenue, Northside

SPORTING GOODS: Dick’s
Multiple locations
2. Bass Pro Shops, Forest Park
3. Koch Sporting Goods, Downtown

TANNING SALON: Cincinnati Tan
Multiple locations
2. A Total Tan, Delhi/Western Hills
3. Tandemonium Salon & Spa, Maineville

TATTOO SHOP: Designs by Dana
4167 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-681-8871
2. Mothers, Covington/Erlanger
3. Beelistic, Clifton Heights

TIRE STORE: Tire Discounters
Multiple locations
2. Bob Sumerel Tire, multiple locations
3. Michel Tires Plus, multiple locations

TOBACCO STORE: Jungle Jim’s
5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, 513-674-6000
2. Strauss Tobacconist, Downtown
3. The Smoke Store, Corryville

TOY STORE: King Arthur’s Court
3040 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-531-4600
2. Toys R Us, multiple locations
3. Johnny’s Toys, Covington

VETERINARIAN: Animal Care Centers
4005 Acme Road, Fairfield, 513-829-6621; 11440 Winton Road, Forest Park, 513-742-5700; 10607 Techwoods Circle, Blue Ash, 513-769-7387
2. Plum Street Pet Clinic, Downtown
3. Oakley Animal Hospital, Oakley

WEDDING RECEPTION HALL: The Madison Events Center
740 Madison Ave., Covington, 859-261-1117
2. Receptions, multiple locations
3. Hilton Netherland Plaza, Downtown

WEDDING CAKES: The Bonbonerie
2030 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-3399
2. Take the Cake, Northside
3. Maribelle Cakery, Reading

PLACE TO BUY WEDDING DRESS: Bridal & Formal
300 W. Benson St., Reading, 513-821-6622
2. David’s Bridal, Kenwood/Florence/Springdale
3. Fabulous Bridal Boutique, Covington

WIRELESS PHONE SERVICE: Verizon
2. Cincinnati Bell
3. AT&T

YOGA STUDIO: yogahOMe
Multiple locations
2. Shine Yoga, Hyde Park
3. Yoga-Ah, Northside




 
 
 
 

 

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