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2012 Shops & Services Reader Picks

By Readers · March 27th, 2012 · Shops & Services

New Store: 501 Salon &Spa
2 Le Bon Vivant
3 Swallow Bicycle Works
4 Sloane Boutique
5 Cymbal House
6 Belle Bridal Boutique
7 Boutique 280
8 Couture Couture Boutique
9 Sewn Studio
10 Blue Cocoon

Acupuncturist: Dr. Henry F. Kenkel
2 Sandi Amoils
3 Dr. Dorothy Shaffer

Antique Store: Wooden Nickel
2 Duck Creek Antique Mall
3 Rabbit Hash General Store

Bank: Fifth Third Bank
2 PNC Bank
3 U.S. Bank

Barber Shop: Kings Court Master Barber & Shoe Shine
2 Gil’s Barber Shop
3 Mariemont Barber Shop

Bicycle Store: Montgomery Cyclery
2 Reser Bicycle Outfitters
3 Campus Cyclery

Bookstore (Chain): Joseph Beth Booksellers
2 Barnes & Noble
3 Half Price Books

Bookstore (Non-Chain): Blue Manatee
2 Ohio Book Store
3 Iris Bookcafe

Bottled Beer Selection: Jungle Jim’s
2 Party Source
3 Dilly Cafe

Butcher Shop: Avril-Bleh
2 Eckerlin Meats
3 Humbert Meats

Camera Store: Ritz Camera
2 Best Buy
3 Cord Camera

Car Repair: Bob Sumerel Tire
2 Donovan’s Auto & Tire
3 Car-X

Car Wash: Mike’s Express
2 Rainbow
3 Johnny’s

Caterer: Chef Debbie Spangler
2 Vonderhaars
3 (TIE) Funky’s, Montgomery Inn Catering

CD/Record Store (Chain): Best Buy
2 Half Price Books
3 Joseph Beth Booksellers

CD/Record Store (Non-Chain): Shake It Records
2 Everybody’s Records
3 Phil’s

Cheese Shop: Jungle Jim’s
2 Kroger
3 Silverglades

Childrens Clothing Store: Once Upon a Child
2 Children’s Place
3 The Spotted Goose

Chiropractor: Dr. Deanna Lorts
2 Mt. Lookout Chiropractic
3 Baker Chiropractic

Clothing Store (Chain): Kohl’s
2 Macy’s
3 TJ Maxx

Clothing Store (Non-Chain): Mustard Seed
2 Pangaea
3 Kismet

Comic Book Store: Queen City Comics
2 Rockin’ Rooster
3 Everybody’s Records

Computer Store: Apple Store
2 MicroCenter
3 Best Buy

Credit Union: Kemba Credit Union
2 G. E. Credit Union

Day Spa: Mitchell’s Salon
2 Woodhouse Day Spa
3 501 Salon & Spa

Dentist/Dental Clinic: Cincinnati Dental Services
2 Sea of Smiles
3 Anderson Ferry Dental Center

Department Store: Macy’s
2 Target
3 Kohl’s

Doctor/Medical Office: Group Health Associates
2 For Women, Inc.
3 Queen City Physicians

Doggie Daycare: Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa
2 PetSuites
3 The Pet Spot

Drive-Thru Market: City Beverage of Hyde Park
2 Big Daddy’s, Newport
3 Dutch’s Pony Keg

Dry Cleaner: Widmer’s
2 Springdale Cleaners
3 Tide Dry Cleaners

Electronics Store: Best Buy
2 Apple Store
3 MicroCenter

Eyeware Store: LensCrafters
2 Wing Eyecare
3 EyeMart

Florist: Adrian Durban
2 Jones the Florist
3 Robin Wood

Frame Shop: Hobby Lobby
2 Michaels
3 Heirloom Framing Co.

Fresh Seafood Store: Jungle Jim’s
2 Lobsta Bakes
3 Keegan’s Seafood

Furniture Store: IKEA
2 Furniture Fair
3 High Street

Green-Oriented Business: Park Vine
2 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3 Trader Joe’s

Grocery Store: Kroger
2 Jungle Jim’s
3 Findlay Market

Hair Salon: Mitchell’s Salon
2 Great Clips
3 501 Salon & Spa

Hardware Store: Ace Hardware
2 Lowe’s
3 Home Depot

Health Food Store: Whole Foods
2 Trader Joe’s
3 Jungle Jim’s

Health/Workout Club: YMCA
2 Urban Active
3 Mercy Healthplex

Home Accessories Store: IKEA
2 Bed, Bath and Beyond
3 Home Goods

Hospital: Christ Hospital
2 Cincinnati Children’s
3 Good Samaritan

Hotel: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
2 The Cincinnatian
3 Westin Downtown

Jeweler: Tiffany & Co.
2 Richter & Phillips
3 Faigle & Sons

Law Firm/Lawyer: Scott Knox
2 Keating, Muething & Klekamp
3 Eric Deters

Lighting Store: IKEA
2 Home Depot
3 (TIE) Lowes, Switch Lighting & Design

Lingerie Store: Victoria’s Secret
2 Knickers of Hyde Park
3 Hustler Hollywood

Liquor Store: Party Source
2 Jungle Jim’s
3 Cork & Bottle

Magazine/Newspaper Selection: Joseph Beth Booksellers
2 Barnes & Noble
3 Cincinnati Public Library

Mall/Shopping Center: Kenwood Towne Centre
2 Rookwood Commons & Pavilion
3 Crestview Hills Town Center

Massage Therapist: Julie Metz at Tanya’s Hyde Park
2 Alaina Fisher
3 (TIE) Kathy at Hyde Park Hair & Body, Kristi Darding-Gallogly

Musical Instrument Store: Buddy Roger’s
2 Guitar Center
3 Willis Music

Nail Salon: Deluxe Nails on Camargo
2 Ambiance Nail Salon
3 Katy’s Nails

Nursery/Garden Store: Natorp’s
2 Burger Farm
3 Benken Florist & Garden Center

Paint Store: Sherwin Williams
2 Home Depot
3 Lowe’s

Pawn Shop: Ted’s Pawn
2 Facet Jewelry Music & Pawn
3 Newport Pawn Shop

Personal Trainer: Laura Burdo
2 Laura Phelps-Sweatt
3 Joe Daniels

Pet Groomer: Tier Haus Pet Grooming Salon
2 The Pet Spot
3 (TIE) Bow Wow Boutique, Red Dog Pet Resort

Piercing Studio: Beelistic
2 Skincraft
3 Cincinnati Tattoo & Piercing

Pilates Studio: Burdo Studios
2 Pendleton Pilates
3 The Breathing Room Pilates and Yoga

Place to Buy a New Car: Kings AutoMall
2 The BMW Store
3 (TIE) Jake Sweeney, Kings Toyota

Place to Buy a Used Car: Kings AutoMall
2 Jake Sweeney
3 The BMW Store

Place to Buy/Sell Gold: JS Gold & Coin
2 Cash for Gold
3 American Trading Company

Place to Give Birth: Good Samaritan Hospital
2 Christ Hospital
3 Bethesda North Hospital

Plastic Surgeon: Kurtis W.

2 Plastic Surgery Group
3 Dr. Allison Holzapfel

Realty Company: Sibcy Cline
3 Comey & Shepherd

Shoe Store: DSW Warehouse
2 Nordstrom
3 Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Shopping District: Hyde Park Square
2 Over-the-Rhine
3 Ludlow Avenue (Clifton)

Smoke Shop: Strauss Tobacconist
2 The Cupboard
3 Hemptations 

Sporting Goods: Dick’s Sporting Goods
2 Bass Pro Shop
3 Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Sports Bar: BW3’s
2 Holy Grail
3 Willie’s Cafe

Tanning Salon: Palm Beach Tan
2 A Total Tan
3 City Limits

Tattoo Shop: Designs by Dana
2 Beelistic
3 Mother’s

Thrift Clothing Store: Goodwill
2 Valley Thrift
3 St. Vincent De Paul

Tire Store: Tire Discounters
2 Bob Sumerel
3 Michel Tire

Tobacco Store: Straus Tobacconist
2 Jungle Jim’s
3 Hemptations

Toy Store: King Arthur’s Court
2 Toys R Us
3 Johnny’s Toys

Veterinarian: Animal Care Centers
Animal Hospital on Mt. Lookout Square
3 Ft. Thomas Animal Hospital

Wedding Cakes: The Bonbonerie
2 Take The Cake
3 Servatti

Wedding Dresses: Bridal & Formal
2 David’s Bridal
3 Wendy’s Bridal

Wedding Reception Hall: Receptions
2 The Madison
3 Ault Park Pavilion

Wine Shop: Jungle Jim’s
2 Party Source
3 Market Wines at Findlay Market

Wireless Phone Service: Verizon
2 AT&T
3 Cincinnati Bell

Yoga Studio: Moksha Yoga
2 YogahOMe
3 (TIE) World Peace Yoga, You Do Yoga



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