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Readers Poll

2011 Readers Poll: Goods and Services

Best Local Fashion Boutique

1) Double Dutch (3616 Falls Road, [410] 554-0055, doubledutchboutique.com)

2) Party Dress

3) Cupcake

Best Local Children’s Clothing Store

1) Urban Baby (3608 Falls Road, [410] 366-2270, urbanbabyrunway.com)

2) The Corduroy Button

3) (tie) Pied Piper and Wee Chic

Best Dry Cleaners

1) Zips (701 Washington Blvd., 321zips.com)

2) Venus Cleaners

3) Metro Cleaners

Best Shoe Store

1) Ma Petite Shoe (832 W. 36th St., [410] 889-3442, mapetiteshoe.com)

2) DSW

3) Poppy and Stella

Best Eyewear Store

1) Eye Candy (849 W. 36th St., [410] 889-0607, eyecandyopticianry.com)

2) Paris West

3) Canton Vision

Best Thrift/Consignment Store

1) Goodwill (multiple locations, goodwill.org)

2) Value Village

3) Village Thrift

Best Place to Buy Gifts

1) Trohv (921 W. 36th St., [410] 366-3456, trohvshop.com)

2) Sideshow at American Visionary Arts Museum

3) In Watermelon Sugar

Best Local Furniture Store

1) Su Casa (901 S. Bond St., [410] 552-7010, sucasa-furniture.com)

2) Trohv

3) David’s Used Furniture

Best Home Accessory Store

1) Trohv

2) Su Casa

3) Home Goods

Best Local Hardware Store

1) Falkenhan’s Hardware (3401 Chestnut Ave., [410] 235-7771)

2) Belle Hardware

3) Ayd Hardware

Best “Adult” Store

1) Sugar (927 W. 36th St., [410] 467-2632, sugartheshop.com)

2) Love One’s

3) Chained Desires

Best Independent Bookstore

1) Atomic Books (3620 Falls Road, [410] 662-4444, atomicbooks.com)

2) Normal’s Books and Records

3) Red Emma’s

Best Place to Buy Music

1) The Sound Garden (1616 Thames St., [410] 563-9011, cdjoint.com)

2) True Vine Record Shop

3) Normal’s Books and Records

Best Liquor Store

1) The Wine Source (3601 Elm Ave., [410] 467-7777, the-wine-source.com)

2) Beltway Fine Wine

3) Wells Discount Liquors

Best Grocery

1) Whole Foods (multiple locations, wholefoodsmarket.com)

2) Wegman’s

3) Safeway

Best Ethnic Grocery

1) H Mart (800 N. Rolling Road, [443] 612-9020, hmart.com)

2) Punjab

3) Trinacria

Best Place to Buy Produce

1) Baltimore Farmers’ Market (Holliday and Saratoga streets, promotioandarts.com)

2) Waverly Farmers’ Market

3) Whole Foods

Best CSA

1) One Straw Farm (19718 Kirkwood Shop Road, [410] 343-1828)

2) BaltimOrganic

3) Simmer Rock Farm

Best Bike Shop

1) Baltimore Bicycle Works (1813 Falls Road, [410] 605-0705, baltimorebicycleworks.com)

2) Joe’s Bike Shop

3) Twenty20 Cycling

Best Place to Buy a Car

1) CarMax (multiple locations, carmax.com)

2) Craigslist

3) Anderson Honda

Best Auto-Repair Shop

1) Leading Edge Auto Body (5807 Falls Road, [410] 433-6433, leadingedgeautobody.com)

2) Comprehensive Car Care

3) Federal Hill Motors

Best Realtor/Realty Company

1) Long and Foster (multiple locations, longandfoster.com)

2) Coldwell Banker

3) Remax

Best Handy Man

1) Joey Bromfield

2) Tie: Roy Skee, myself

3) zillion-way tie

Best Contractor

1) Tie: Window Universe (400 E. Pratt St., [410] 878-7567, windowuniversebaltimore.com), Harbor Development (338 E. 25th St., [443] 708-4002, webuildright.com)

2) Tie: Curt Veilleux, Jim Krasewski, Mike Thomas, Don Yost

3) zillion-way tie

Best Plumber

1) Jensen Plumbing Service (2801 N. Howard St., [410] 467-1813, jensenplumbingservice.com)

2) Len the Plumber

3) Saffer Plumbing and Heating

Best Electrician

1) Tim Campbell

2) and 3) zillion-way tie

Best Tattoo Parlor

1) Baltimore Tattoo Museum (1534 Eastern Ave., [410] 522-5800, baltimoretattoomuseum.net)

2) Read Street Tattoo

3) Saints and Sinners

Best Place to Get a Haircut

1) Sprout (925 W. 36th St., [410] 235-2269, sproutsalon.com)

2) The Beatnik Barbershop

3) Salon Laurie

Best Place to Work Out

1) Maryland Athletic Club (655 President St., [410] 625-5000, macwellness.com)

2) Merritt Athletic Club

3) Charm City Yoga

Best Pet Supply Store

1) Howl (3531 Chestnut Ave., [410] 235-2469, howlbaltimore.com)

2) Dogma

3) PetSmart

Best Animal Hospital/Veterinarian

1) Falls Road Animal Hospital (6314 Falls Road, [410] 825-9100, fallsroad.com)

2) Light Street Animal Hospital

3) Eastern Animal Hospital

Best Health Care Provider

1) Johns Hopkins (600 N. Wolfe St., [410] 955-5080, johnshopkinsmedicine.org)

2) Blue Cross Blue Shield

3) Mercy

Best Doctor

1) Tie: Danielle Robertshaw, Roland Paul Sabundayo

2) Tie: Peter Hinderberger, Joel Meshulam

3) zillion-way tie

Best Dentist

1) Stephen Mastella

2) K. Michael Murphy

2) George Shepley

 

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