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2 Readers’ Choice – Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Thank You, Readers! You voted and we listened. Hundreds of our readers took time to vote for their favorite community businesses. Everything from the best teacher to the best travel agency, and everything in between. Today, the results are in. Check out all the winners inside or go online at mnsun.com


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Thursday, January 23, 2014– Readers’ Choice

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AUTOMOTIVE Best Gas Station Bobby & Steves Best Tire Store Discount Tire Best Auto Repair Shop Johnson Automotive Best Car Wash Perfect 10 Car Wash Best Used Car Dealer Rydell Auto Outlet Best Oil Change Rydell Auto Outlet Mounds View

Best Towing Company Schmit Towing

Best Tax Preparation Joni L. Craft

BANKING & FINANCIAL

Best Insurance Company State Farm Insurance

Best Investment Firm Alex Possis RBC Wealth Management

Best Financial Planner Travis Amiot

Best Insurance Agent Amy Wakem - State Farm Insurance Best Accounting Firm Bernard A. Cloutier, CPA

Best Credit Union Wings Financial Credit Union

EDUCATION

Best Bank Financial One - Columbia Heights Best Accountant/CPA Joni Craft

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Best Principal Ann Laird - St. John the Baptist in New Brighton

   

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4 Readers’ Choice – Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Best University University of Wisconsin/Superior

FOOD & DRINK Best Supermarket Aldi Best Dinner Applebee’s Best Hamburger Applebee’s

Best Locally Owned Grocery Store Bob’s Produce

Best Desserts Key’s Cafe

Best Asian Royal Orchid

Best Cup Of Coffee Caribou Coffee

Best Brunch Kozlak’s

Best Italian Sammy’s Pizza

Best Health Food Store Eastside Food Coop

Best Mexican La Casita

Best Beer/Bar Sarna’s Classic Grill

Best Pizza Elements Woodfire Pizza

Best Buffet Mystic Lake Casino

Best Sports Bar Sarna’s Classic Grill

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt Grandpa’s Ice Cream

Best Happy Hour Old Chicago

Best Romantic Restaurant Shorewood Inn

Best Breakfast Hazel’s

Best Steakhouse Outback Steakhouse, Roseville

Best Candy Store Sindi’s Sweet Shoppe

Best Bakery Heights Bakery

Best Meat Market Ready Meats

Best Liquor Store Top Valu Liquor

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Thursday, January 23, 2014– Readers’ Choice

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Best Hair 500 5th Avenue Salon New Brighton Best Massage Therapy Hart Lake Massage Best Personal Trainer Heights Kettlebells Best Fitness Center L.A. Fitness Best Manicure/Pedicure Magic Nails



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6 Readers’ Choice – Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Home & Garden Continued

Best Hardware Store Frattallone’s Ace Hardware

Best House Cleaning Maid for a Day

Best Handyman T.J.’s Handyman Service

Best Concrete Company Greystone Masonry

Best Fence Company Midwest Fence

Best Roofing Company Tacheny Roofing

Best Home Improvement Store Home Depot

Best Plumbing Company Overacker

MEDICAL

Best Furniture Store Ikea

Best Window Company Renewal by Anderson

Best Art Gallery Immagin Gallery

Best Air Duct Cleaning Residential

Best Landscaping Services John’s Landscaping - Mounds View

Best Paint Store Sherwin Williams

Best Cabinet/Countertop Company Lifestyle Cabinets

Best Appliance Store Steve’s Appliance - Mounds View

Best Arts & Crafts Store Art Materials Northeast Best Landscaping & Garden Center Bachman’s Best Deck Company Bannochie Builders Best Flooring Store Big Bob’s Flooring Best Remodeling Company Custom Home Remodeling Best Interior Design Embellishments Design Studio

Best Dentist Office Angell Family Dentistry Best Chiropractor Art District Chiropractic Best Hearing Center Beltone Best Allergist Dr Jay Lou, Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Category Continues

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Medical Continued

Best Dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Briden, Edina Best Doctor Dr. Hanson, Fairview New Brighton Clinic

Best Orthopedic Surgeon Park Nicollet Clinic

Best Employment Services Atlas Staffing

Best Childcare Step By Step Montessori

Best Pediatrician Park Nicollet St Louis Park

Best Lawyer/Attorney Barbara Gislason

Best Emergency Room Unity Hospital

Best Theatre/Play House Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Best Funeral Home Washburn-McReavy Funeral & Cremation Services

Best Hospital Unity Hospital

Best Photographer David Bank Studios

Best Urgent Care Clinic Unity Hospital

Best Limo/Car Service Five-A Transportation

OTHER SHOPPING/SERVICES

Best Hotel/Motel LivINN Hotel

Best Ophthalmologist/ Eye Care Doctor Eye Care Center Fridley Best Lasik Fairview Ridges Hospital Best Clinic Fridley Medical Center

Best Veterinary Clinic Apache Animal Clinic

Best Orthodontist Northern Orthodontics

REAL ESTATE Best Mortgage Lender Bill Schwietz - Summit Mortgage Best Retirement Community Crest View Best Senior Apartments Crest View

Best Florist Schaaf Floral

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Real Estate Continued

Best Assisted Living Crestview Royce Place Best Real Estate Company Edina Realty Best Title Company Land Title Best New Home Builder Parent Builders, Inc Best Real Estate Agent Stephen Alex Francis - Edina Realty Best Apartment Community Village Green

RECREATION Best Place For Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Party AirMaxx Trampoline Park & Fun Center

Best Place To Gamble Mystic Lake Casino

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Best Gymnastics Perpetual Motion Gymnastics Blaine

Best Place Of Worship St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - New Brighton

Best Summer Camp Scrubs Camp

STYLE & FASHION

Best Recreational Vehicle Dealer Chopper City Sports Best Bicycle Shop Fridley Heights Schwinn

Best Indoor Waterpark Water Park of America

Best Golf Equipment Golf Galaxy

Best Travel Agency Zemke Travel

Best Golf Course Goodrich Golf Course Best Outdoor Waterpark Jim Lupient Waterpark

Best Shoe Store Chet Shoes Best Eyewear Eye Care Center Fridley

RELIGION

Best Jewelry Store Innsbruck Jewelers

Best Religious Leader Father Michael Skluzacek -

Best Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clothing Store Opitz

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