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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




 
 
 
 

 

 
03.31.2010 at 01:09 Reply
Why was the Brass Armadillo the 3rd Best Antique Store? Brass Armadillo has been closed for over three years.

 

04.02.2010 at 11:25 Reply
Nostalgia?

 

01.28.2011 at 10:55 Reply
I'd like to vote for Scott Knox as BEST BEST BEST of attorney in Cincinnat! Scott is an amazing, compassionate person who truly cares about the people he serves. He is generous to the community, and cares deeply about the city, the people who live here. Can't say enough!

 

 
 
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