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BROOKLYN CENTER READERS VOTED FOR THEIR FAVORITES IN: Food & Drink, Automotive, Home & Garden, Real Estate, Recreation, Health & Beauty, Education, Banking & Financial, Medical, Other Shopping Service, Style & Fashion, Religion

2 Sun Readers Choice Awards – Thursday, January 27, 2011 –

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

THANK YOU to our loyal readers who took the time to vote for their favorite community businesses!

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Brooklyn Center

Best Auto Repair Shop Kurth's Auto Repair Best Car Wash Holiday Best Gas Station


Holiday Best Tire Store Sam's Club - Fridley

CMYK – Thursday, January 27, 2011 – Sun Readers Choice Awards 3

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Brooklyn Center

Best Beer/Bar Surly Brewing Co.

Best Desserts Café Latte

Best Breakfast Keys Café - Fridley

Best Dinner Applebee's

Best Brunch Granite City Maple Grove

Best Ethnic India House

Best Buffet Old Country Buffet

FOOD & DRINK Best Asian C 1 Buffet Best Bakery Byerly's Best Barbecue Dave's BBQ

Best Candy Store Dollar Tree Best Catering Brooklyn Center Catering Best Cup of Coffee Caribou Coffee Best Deli Panera

Best Family Dining EB's Grill Best Hamburger 50s Grill

Best Lunch 50s Grill

Best Happy Hour Oak City

Best Margarita Oak City

Best Health Food Store Wedge Co-op Minneapolis

Best Meat Market Hackenmueller's Meats

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt Culver's

Best Credit Union US Federal Credit Union Best Financial Planner Shane Mason - State Farm Insurance Best Insurance Agent Shane Mason - State Farm Insurance

Best Accounting Firm Lamers & Lamers

Best Insurance Company State Farm Insurance Best Investment Firm Fintegra Financial Solutions Best Tax Preparation Lamers & Lamers

Best Mexican El Loro

Best Juice Bar Jamba Juice

Best Bank Wells Fargo

Best Accountant/CPA Lamers & Lamers

Best Liquor Store BC Liquor Best Locally Owned Grocery Store Hmong Foods

Brooklyn Center


Best Italian Piazza's Italian Ristorante

Best Pizza Davanni's

Best Popcorn Regal Movies Best Romantic Restaurant Timber Lodge Steakhouse Best Seafood McCormick & Schmick's Best Sports Bar Blondies Sports Bar Best Steakhouse Texas Roadhouse Best Supermarket Cub Foods Crystal Best Sushi Oishi Best Wine/Bar Toast Wine

Thank you for voting us #1!




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8901 Bass Lake Road, New Hope 1 block east of 169 on Bass Lake Road


HOURS Mon - Thurs 9am-8pm Fri & Sat 9am-5pm Closed Sundays

4 Sun Readers Choice Awards – Thursday, January 27, 2011 –

Brooklyn Center

Best Arts & Crafts Store Michael's

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Best Flooring Store Schneiderman's Furniture

Best Interior Design Becker Furniture World

Best Cabinet/ Countertop Company Jolynn

Best Gutter Company Leaf Away

Best Carpet Cleaning Coit

Best Hardware Store Menards

Best Concrete Company Jeff Pauex

Best Heating & Air Company Golden Valley Heating & Air


Best Deck Company North Central Builders

Best Air Duct Cleaning Allstar

Best Electrician North East Electric

Best Antique Store Antiquified

Best Fence Company Brice Fence

Best Appliance Store A C Carlson

Best Furniture Store Slumberland

Best Landscaping and Garden Center Malmborg's Garden Center & Greenhouse Best Landscaping Services Allen's Landscaping Best Lawn Care Service Greenstuff

Best Home Improvement Store Menards Best Hot Tub Store Great Northern Hot Tub Best House Cleaning Maid for a Day

Best Plumbing Company Joe Munn Best Pool Builder Dolphin Pool & Spa Best Remodeling Company On Time Contractors Best Roofing Company All Star Construction Best Siding Company North Central Builders

Best Light Store Menards

Best Vacuum Store Oreck

Best Paint Store Lane True Value Hardware

Best Window Cleaning Anderson Windows

Best Pest Control Adam's Pest Control

Brooklyn Center

Best Window Cover Store JC Penney's

Best Preschool Brookdale Christian Center Daycare Best Principal/School Randy Koch - Earle Brown Elementary Best Private School St Alphonsus Best Public School Evergreen Elementary


Best Teacher/School Kristi Johnson - Brooklyn Center High School

Best Business School Capella University

Best Tutoring Program Sylvan Learning Center

Best College Anoka Ramsey Community College

Best University University of Minnesota

Best Day Care ISD 279 Kidstop

Best Vocational School Dunwoody College of Technology – Thursday, January 27, 2011 – Sun Readers Choice Awards 5

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Brooklyn Center


Best Chiropractor Dr. Lund - Brooklyn Center

Best Hearing Center Sonus Hearing

Best Clinic Park Nicollet Clinic Brookdale

Best Hospital Minneapolis Children's Hospital

Best Dentist Dr. Ishmael - Metro Dentalcare

Best OB/GYN Oakdale OB/GYN

Best Dermatologist Dr. Jerry McCormick - Health Partners Best Doctor Dr. Rzepka - Park Nicollet Brookdale Best Emergency Care Clinic Park Nicollet Clinic Best Emergency Room Mercy Hospital

Best Pediatrician Dr. Emily J Yonke - Park Nicollet Clinic Best Pharmacy CVS - Brooklyn Blvd Best Plastic Surgeon MSP Plastic Surgery

Best Optometrist /Eye Glass Store Pearle Vision - Brooklyn Center Best Orthodontist Dr. James Kemmit - Maple Grove

Thank you Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center

Best Gym YMCA Downtown Best Hair Van Strand Hair Salon Best Manicure/Pedicure Ta's Salon Best Massage Therapy Taj Salon & Spa


Best Ophthalmologist/Eye Care Doctor Dr. Griffen

Best Orthopedic Surgeon Northwest Orthopedic Surgeons

Best Spa Taj Salon & Spa Best Stylist Sharon - Taj Salon & Spa

Best Aesthetic Center Taj Salon & Spa

Best Tanning Taj Salon & Spa

Best Colorist Katie Hill - Von Strands Hair Salon

Best Weight Control Center Weight Watchers

for voting us #1! BEST Retirement Community! The

rossings AT B R O O K W O O D

We are grateful to have been voted as “The Best” by residents in the community and by Minnesota Multi Housing for being awarded the Best Senior Housing in the State of Minnesota.

6201 N. Lilac Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 5 blocks off 57th on the corner of Fremont and N. Lilac.

(763) 561-7405

6 Sun Readers Choice Awards – Thursday, January 27, 2011 –

Brooklyn Center

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Best Place to Work Satcom Marketing

Best Gift Shop Robin Lee Hallmark

Best Pet Store Petco

Best Book Club Brookdale Bookers

Best Hotel/Motel Embassy Suites

Best Photographer David Enninga

Best Book Store Half Price Books

Best Kennel/Boarding Facility Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital

Best Tattoo Parlor Identity Tattoo

Best Camera Store National Camera Exchange Best Childcare Joyful Hearts Christian Preschool


Best Employment Services Enterprise Services Best Florist Brooklyn Center Floral Shoppe Best Funeral Home Cease Family Funeral Home Nevis, MN


Best Lawyer/Attorney Henderson, Howard, Pawluk & McNamara

Best Toy/Hobby Store Michael's - Crystal

Best Limo/Car Service Boss Limo

Best Veterinary Clinic Camden Pet Hospital

Best Moving Company Two Men & A Truck Best Nanny Service The Nanny Place Best Pet Grooming Petco

Brooklyn Center

Best New Home Builder Lan Construction

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Best Real Estate Agent Dana Oelkers - RE/MAX Results

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Lutheran Church of the Master

Best Real Estate Company Edina Realty

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Best Assisted Living Earle Brown Terrace Best Mortgage Lender Alec Grebis - Bell Mortgage

Lutheran Church of the Master Senior Pastor Morris Vaagenes

1200 69th Ave. North • Brooklyn Center, MN (East of Humboldt on 69th)

Best Taxi Town Taxi


Best Retirement Community The Crossings at Brookwood Best Senior Apartments Tradition Best Title Company North Star Equity Golden Valley – Thursday, January 27, 2011 – Sun Readers Choice Awards 7

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Brooklyn Center


Best Bicycle Shop Erik's Bike Shop

Best Hockey Equipment Store Total Hockey

Best Boat Dealer Crystal Marine

Best Martial Arts American Karate

Best Bus Tour Company R & J Tours Best Dance Studio North Ballet

Best Place for Children's Party Brooklyn Center Community Center

Best Driving Range French Park

Best Place for Fun Earle Brown Lanes

Best Golf Course Centerbrook Golf Course

Best Place to Bowl Earle Brown Lanes

Best Golf Equipment Gotta Go Gotta Throw Golden Valley

Best Place to Gamble Mystic Lake Casino

Best Gymnastics Twister - Champlin

Brooklyn Center

Best Sporting Goods Store Fleet Farm Best Summer Camp Adventure Day Camp at Brooklyn Center Community Center Best Travel Agency Tate Travel

Best Consignment Store Turnstyle

“Best Tanning”-


Ta’s Salon

Best Jewelry Store Kohl's Best Men's Clothing Store Kohl's Best Shoe Store JC Penney's - Maple Grove

Best Baby/Infant Store Baby Gap

Best Shopping Center Maple Grove

Best Bridal Shop The Wedding Chapel

Best Women's Clothing Store Kohl's

“Best Manicure/ Pedicure”-

Hair, Nails and Tanning

Best Eyewear Blaine Eye Clinic

Best Children's Clothing Store Kohl's

Best Ski/Snowboard Store Hoigaard's

Best Place to Hear Live Music Medina Entertainment Center

Best Dry Cleaners Pilgrim Cleaners


Best Recreational Vehicle Dealer Delano Rec

Brooklyn Center

763.503.4792 5540 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Center 55429

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8 Sun Readers Choice Awards – Thursday, January 27, 2011 –

Brooklyn Center

Best Church Choir/Music Program Brooklyn United Methodist Church Best Church Youth Group Brooklyn United Methodist Church


In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Thank You for Your Voting Us #1



Best Pastor/Church Doug Patterson - Evergreen Community Church Best Place of Worship Evergreen Community Church Best Vacation Bible School Brooklyn United Methodist Church Edina 5280 W. 74th St. 952-516-7400

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