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By Readers · March 29th, 2011 · Shops & Services
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BEST NEW STORE
Charming Charlie -
2693A Edmondson Road, Oakley, 513-351-2251
2. Picnic and Pantry, 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-681-8600
3. Chicken Lays An Egg, 1608 Chase Ave., Northside, 513-834-9268
4. lululemon athletica, 3437 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-2358
5. Pet Wants,
1813 Pleasant St. (inside Findlay Market next to Silverglades) Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-8696
6. Roads Rivers and Trails, 118 Main St., Milford, 513-248-7787
7. Mayberry Foodstuffs, 203 E. Seventh St., Downtown, 513-621-5555
8. 4U Urban Fashion Boutique, 16 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-407-8059
9. Peppermint Park Doggie Daycare, 1284 Heitman Lane, Batavia, 513-752-5046
10. Brush Factory,
3229 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-321-9500

ACUPUNCTURIST
Carole Paine
- 5400 Kennedy Ave., Pleasant Ridge, 513-317-3660
2. Dr. Liza Allen, West Chester
3. Dr. Dorothy Shaffer, Norwood

ANTIQUE STORE
Duck Creek Antique Mall
- 3715 Madison Road, Madisonville, 513-321-0900
2. Wooden Nickel, Over-the-Rhine
3. Florence Antique Mall, Florence, Ky.

BANK/CREDIT UNION
Fifth Third Bank
2. PNC Bank
3. US Bank

BARBER SHOP
Kings Court Master Barber & Shoe Shine Service -
44 E. Court St., Downtown, 513-578-2263
2. Gil’s Barber Shop, Pleasant Ridge
3. Taylor Jameson Hair Design, Northside/Hyde Park

BICYCLE STORE
Montgomery Cyclery
- Multiple locations
2. Bishop’s Bicycles, Milford
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

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

CAMERA STORE
Ritz Camera -
Norwood/Kenwood
2. Best Buy, multiple locations
3. Cord Camera
, multiple locations

CAR REPAIR
Bob Sumerel Tire -
Multiple locations
2. Donovan’s Auto & Tire, Pleasant Ridge
3. Whitie’s Car Care, Walnut Hills

CAR WASH
Mike’s Express
- Multiple locations
2. Rainbow, Madisonville
3. Johnny’s Car Wash, Anderson Twp.

CATERER
Chef Debbie Spangler, Yummy-issimo! Personal Chef Service
- 513-325-0234
2. (TIE) Funky’s Catering, Norwood; Vonderhaar’s Catering, Reading
3. Take the Cake, Northside

CD/RECORD STORE (CHAIN)
Best Buy
- Multiple locations
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
Dr. Deanna Lorts, Lorts Chiropractic -
6089 Salem Road, Anderson, 513-474-5044
2. Mt. Lookout Chiropractic Center, Mount Lookout
3. Thrive Chiropractic, Oakley

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

CLOTHING STORE (NON-CHAIN)
Village Thrift
- Multiple locations
2. Pangaea, Clifton
3. Mustard Seed, Clifton

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE
Once Upon a Child
- Multiple locations
2. Children’s Place, multiple locations
3. The Spotted Goose, Oakley

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

CORNER STORE
Park Vine
- 1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-7275
2. U.D.F., multiple locations
3. Clifton Natural Foods, Clifton Heights

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
Cincinnati Dental Services
- Multiple locations
2. Barry Applegate, Covington
3. Walter Gay, Downtown

DEPARTMENT STORE
Macy’s

2. Nordstrom

3. Target

DOCTOR
Group Health Associates
- Multiple locations
2. For Women Inc., Sharonville
3. Queen City Physicians, multiple locations

DOGGIE DAYCARE
The Pet Spot
- 2503 Norwood Ave., Norwood, 513-351-7768
2. Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa, Oakley
3. Pet Suites
, Sharonville

DRIVE-THRU MARKET
City Beverage of Hyde Park
- 3661 Shaw Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-1192
2. Beer Cave, multiple locations
3. Trotta’s Pizza & Drive Thru, Western Hills

DRY CLEANER
Widmer’s
- Multiple locations
2. Springdale Cleaners, multiple locations
3. Appearance Plus
, multiple locations

ELECTRONICS STORE
Best Buy
- Multiple locations
2. Apple Store, Kenwood
3. Microcenter, Sharonville

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

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. Robin Wood, Evanston

FRAME SHOP
Hobby Lobby
- Multiple locations
2. Michael’s Crafts
, multiple locations
3. Frame USA
, Springdale

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

GREEN-ORIENTED BUSINESS
Park Vine
- 1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-7275
2. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, 513-281-4700
3. Trader Joe’s
7788 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-984-3452
4. Whole Foods
2693 Edmondson Road, Norwood, 513-531-8015
5. Melt
4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-861-MELT
6. Aveda
, multiple locations
7. Clifton Natural Foods, 169 W. McMillan Ave., Clifton Heights, 513-961-6111
8. earthineer.com
9. Aquarius Star & Om Cafe, 329 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-381-3436
10. Marvin’s Organic Gardens, 2055 U.S. Route 42, Lebanon, 513-932-3319

GROCERY STORE
Kroger -
Multiple locations
2. Jungle Jim’s, Fairfield
3. Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine

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. Taylor Jameson Hair Design, Northside/Hyde Park

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. Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine
3. Jungle Jim’s, Fairfield

HEALTH/WORKOUT CLUB
YMCA
- Multiple locations
2. CrossFit Northern Kentucky, Florence
3. Urban Active, multiple locations

HOME ACCESSORIES STORE
Ikea
- 9500 Ikea Way, West Chester, 513-779-7100
2. Bed, Bath and Beyond, multiple locations
3. Home Goods
, Norwood/Florence/Symmes Township

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

HOTEL
The Cincinnatian
- 601 Vine St., Downtown, 513-381-300
2. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Downtown
3. Westin Hotel, Downtown

JEWELER
Tiffany & Co.
- 505 Vine St., Downtown, 513-721-2022
2. Richter & Phillips, Downtown
3. Faigle & Sons, Western Hills

LAW FIRM/LAWYER
Scott Knox
- 13 E. Court St., Downtown, 513-241-3800
2. Eric Deters
, Independence
3. Keatin, Muething & Klekamp, Downtown

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

PLACE TO BUY LINGERIE
Victoria’s Secret
- Multiple locations
2. Knickers of Hyde Park, 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

MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER SELECTION
Barnes & Noble
- Multiple locations
2. Joseph Beth Booksellers, Norwood
3. Cincinnati Public Library, multiple locations

MALL/SHOPPING CENTER
Kenwood Towne Centre
- 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-745-9100
2. Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, Norwood
3. Crestview Hills Town Center, Crestview Hills, Ky.

MASSAGE THERAPIST
Seth Gehauf
- Tonic Spa & Salon, 3950 Red Bank Road, Fairfax, 513-527-4000
2. Kathi Becker at Paragon Salons, Western Hills
3. Julie Metz at Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon, 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 Drive, Montgomery, 513-247-0022
2. Guitar Center, Tri-County
3. Mike’s Music, Corryville

NAIL SALON
Katy’s Nails
- 48 E. Court St., Downtown, 513-352-0111
2. Ambiance Nail Salon, Oakley
3. (TIE) La Bella Salon & Spa, Dent; Oakley Nails, Oakley

NURSERY/GARDEN STORE
Benken Florist & Garden Center
- 6000 Plainfield Road, Kennedy Heights, 513-891-1040
2. Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine
3. AJ Rahn Greenhouses, Winton Hills

PAINT STORE
Home Depot
- Multiple locations
2. Sherwin Williams
, multiple locations
3. Lowe’s
, multiple locations

PAWN SHOP
Ted’s Pawn
- 4028 Forest Ave., Norwood, 513-631-1246
2. Swap Shop, Downtown
3. (Tie) Facet Jewelry
, Music & Pawn, Amelia/Milford; Newport Pawn Shop, Newport

PERSONAL TRAINER
Laura Burdo, Body By Burdo -
4415 Plainville Road, Mariemont, 513-702-3844
2. Joe Daniels
, Daniels Fitness Training, Independence
3. Keith Brooks
, Keith Brooks Boot Club at Cincinnati Sports Club, Mariemont

PET GROOMER
The Pet Spot
- 2503 Norwood Ave., Norwood, 513-351-7768
2. Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa, Oakley
3. Aussie Pet Mobile, Blue Ash

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

PILATES STUDIO
Pendleton Pilates
- Multiple locations
2. Body By Burdo, Mariemont
3. Pilates Center Cincinnati, Blue Ash

 

PLACE TO BUY A NEW CAR
Kings AutoMall
- Kings Automall Drive, Symmes Township
2. The BMW Store, Kenwood
3. Jake Sweeney
, multiple locations

PLACE TO BUY A USED CAR
Kings AutoMall Used Car Center
- 8783 Kings Auto Mall Drive, Symmes Township, 513-677-1950
2. Jake Sweeney Automotive, multiple locations
3. Jeff Wyler Honda, Colerain

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
Kurtis W. Martin
- 6355 E. Kemper Road, Blue Ash, 513-469-0300
2. The Plastic Surgery Group
, Madisonville/West Chester/Crestview Hills
3. Michael Columbus, Madisonville

REALTY COMPANY
Sibcy Cline Realtors

2. Comey & Shepherd
3. RE/MAX

SHOE STORE
DSW Warehouse
- Multiple locations
2. Nordstrom, Kenwood
3. Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, multiple locations

SHOPPING DISTRICT
Hamilton Avenue, Northside

2. Ludlow Avenue, Clifton
3. Gateway Quarter, Over-the-Rhine

SPORTING GOODS
Dick’s
- Multiple locations
2. Bass Pro Shops, Forest Park
3. Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, multiple locations

SPORTS BAR
BW3’s
- Multiple locations
2. Willie’s Cafe
, multiple locations
3. Rusty Bucket Corner Tavern, Oakley

TANNING SALON
Palm Beach Tan
- Multiple locations
2. A Total Tan
, Delhi/Western Hills
3. City Limits
, multiple locations

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

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

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

TOBACCO STORE
Straus Tobacconist
- 410 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-621-3388
2. Jungle Jim’s, Fairfield
3. Party Source, Bellevue

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. Mt. Lookout Animal Hospital, Mount Lookout
3. Oakley Animal Hospital, Oakley

WEDDING CAKES
The BonBonerie
- 2030 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-3399
2. Take the Cake, Northside
3. Servatii Pastry Shop, multiple locations

WEDDING DRESSES
Bridal & Formal
- 300 W. Benson St., Reading, 513-821-6622
2. David’s Bridal, Kenwood
3. Fabulous Bridal, Covington

WEDDING RECEPTION HALL
Cincinnati Art Museum
- 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, 513-721-2787
2. The Madison Events Center, Covington
3. Ault Park Pavilion, Hyde Park

WINE SHOP
Jungle Jim’
s - 5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, 513-674-6000
2. Party Source, Bellevue
3. City Cellar, Downtown

WIRELESS PHONE SERVICE
Verizon

2. AT&T
3. Cincinnati Bell

YOGA STUDIO
yogahOMe
- Multiple locations
2. Moksha
, Fort Mitchell
3. Shine Yoga, Hyde Park


 
 
 
 

 

 
03.30.2011 at 08:37 Reply
Best Non-Chain clothing store winner is Village Thrift. Really? If a store has multiple locations (as listed), then by definition, that's a CHAIN STORE. Out of the three listed Village Thrift, Pangaea and The Mustard Seed, the only one that is truly a non-chain is The Mustard Seed Boutique. Although I would have been ecstatic had Pangaea or The Mustard Seed had won. I'm not even sure if I would even categorize Village Thrift as a clothing store! More like a thrift store that happens to carry clothing, among furniture, hideous art, toys, electronics and the like. Wow.

 

03.30.2011 at 10:17
Ahh, another loop hole in the voting system Logan, couldn't agree more. Last year I was none too excited about Nordstroms winning best NEW store, if all it takes is the brick cemented by dollar bills then I missed the point, thinking it was concept based (well done this year). Good thing the Clampetts dont read City Beat or Walmart would of won (which wouldn't represent the city or City Beat very well. The point is, well you get the point.

 

 
 
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