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2013 READERS’ CHOICE

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Excelsior • Shorewood • Chanhassen

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Excelsior, Shorewood, Chanhassen, Minnetonka Best Remodeling Company

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Award Winners List 2013 Quality •

Service • Detail • Care • Attention • Leader • Unrivaled • Finest • Outstanding Readers’ Choice Award winners are selected during a six-week voting period by print and online readers

Best Oil Change Tires Plus - Chanhassen

Best Accounting Firm Padgett Business Services

Best PTA LAO PTA

Best Domestic Car Dealership Valley Buick Gmc

Best Tax Preparation Padgett Business Services

Best Towing Company Williams Towing

Best Insurance Company State Farm Insurance

Best Principal Maureen Trenary Our Lady of Grace School

Best Auto Repair Shop Gary’s First Class Car Care

Best Car Wash Youngstedts

Best Credit Union TruStone Financial

BANKING & FINANCIAL

Best Truck Dealership Inver Grove Ford

Best Investment Firm Waddell & Reed

Best Bank Beacon Bank

EDUCATION

Best Used Car Salesman Juan Berenquer

Best Insurance Agent Chad Babcock - State Farm

Best Public School Bluff Creek Elementary

Best Gas Station Kwik Trip

Best Financial Planner Hank Graef

Best Import Car Dealership R/T Automotive

Best Accountant/CPA Padgett Business Services

Best Teacher Erin Shea Our Lady of Grace School

AUTOMOTIVE Best Auto Body Shop Collision & Color Best Tire Store Discount Tire - Minnetonka Best Used Car Dealer Freeway Ford

Best New Car Salesman Suresh Dubay - Metro Ford

“We fix what you drive every day and the classic you only drive on the weekends.”

• Full Service Auto Repair and Tires • Domestic & Foreign • Specializing in Classic & Exotic Cars

Best Business School Minnesota School Of Business Best Preschool Mt. Calvary Preschool Best Community College Rasmussen College Best Private School Southwest Christian High School Best Book Clubs St. Paul Midway Book Club Best Montessori School Step By Step Montessori School

Best Vocational School Hennepin County Technical College

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Best Cup Of Coffee Caribou Coffee

Education Continued Best Tutoring Program Tutor Doctor

Best Liquor Store Cellars - Shorewood

Best College University Of Minnesota Best University University of Wisconsin/Superior

FOOD & DRINK

Best Meat Market Cub Foods - Minnetonka Best Supermarket Cub Foods - Minnetonka Best Catering Deli By The Bay

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt Adele’s Frozen Custard

Best Deli Deli By The Bay

Best Romantic Restaurant Axel’s

Best Popcorn Dock Cinema

Best Happy Hour Bayside

Best Beer/Bar Excelsior Brewing Company

Best Desserts Biella

Best Breakfast Excelsior Grill

Best Italian Biella

Best Barbecue Famous Dave’s

Best Seafood Blue Point

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Award Winners List 2013 Quality • Service • Detail • Care • Attention • Leader • Unrivaled • Finest • Outstanding Readers’ Choice Award winners are selected during a six-week voting period by print and online readers ®

Food & Drink Continued Best Steakhouse Gianni’s Best Margarita Haskell’s

Best Brunch Maynard’s

MINNETONKA

Best Buffet Maynard’s

Hwy 7 & County Road 101 “Family-Owned”since 1984

Best Sports Bar Maynard’s

Best Family Dining Hazellewood Grill and Tap Room

Best Asian Nah’s Tai Cuisine

Best Lunch Hazellewood Grill and Tap Room

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Best Bakery Patisserie Margo

Best Dinner Ike’s Food & Cocktail

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Best Mexican Rey Azteca

Best Hamburger Ike’s Food & Cocktail

Best Candy Store Tommy’s Tonka Trolly

Best Wine/Bar Jake O’Conners

Best Ethnic Yumi

Best Pizza Joey Nova’s

Best Sushi Yumi

Best Health Food Store Lakewinds Best Locally Owned Grocery Store Lakewinds

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Award Winners List 2013 Quality • Service • Detail • Care • Attention • Leader • Unrivaled • Finest • Outstanding Readers’ Choice Award winners are selected during a six-week voting period by print and online readers

HEALTH & BEAUTY Best Laser Hair Removal Allied Health Professional Best Massage Therapy Bloomington Family Chiropractic Best Colorist Name Brenda - CB Styles - Chanhassen

Best Aesthetic Center Lifetime Spa Best Weight Control Center Medifast - Ridgedale Best Manicure/Pedicure Nail Gallery - Shorewood

HOME & GARDEN

Best Stylist Name Brenda - CB Styles - Chanhassen

Best Pest Control Adams

Best Hair CB Styles - Chanhassen

Best Concrete Company Andy Pietig

Best Tanning CB Styles - Chanhassen

Best Arts & Crafts Store Artworks

Best Personal Trainer Chelah Ryan

Best Landscaping Services C & C Lawns Inc.

Best Fitness Center Fitness 19

Best Lawn Care Service C & C Lawns Inc.

Best Spa Juut

Best Antique Store Country Looks Category Continues

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Winner of the 2013 Readers’ Choice Award in Apple Valley, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Columbia Heights, Fridley, Crystal, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Chanhassen, Shorewood, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lakeville, Minnetonka, Mounds View, New Brighton, New Hope, 3O\PRXWK5LFK¿HOG5REELQVGDOH5RVHPRXQW)DUPLQJWRQ6W/RXLV Park and Wayzata. Thank you for the votes!


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Home & Garden Continued

Best Light Store Home Depot

Best Electrician Eclipse

Best Hot Tub Store Hot Tub N Fun

Best Appliance Store Excelsior Appliance

Best Window Company House Lift Remodeling

Best Cabinet/Countertop Company Excelsior Paint & Design

Best Gutter Company Incline Exteriors

Best Flooring Store Excelsior Paint & Design

Best Siding Company Incline Exteriors

Best Paint Store Excelsior Paint & Design

Best Interior Design Interior Left & Right By Jean

Best Window Cover Store Excelsior Paint & Design

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Best Landscaping & Garden Center Garden Patch

Best Deck Company Jon Dimich

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Award Winners List 2013 Quality • Service • Detail • Care • Attention • Leader • Unrivaled • Finest • Outstanding Readers’ Choice Award winners are selected during a six-week voting period by print and online readers

Best Remodeling Company Lecy Brothers Best Fence Company Midwest Fence Best House Cleaning Mint Victoria Best Plumbing Company Northern Softening Best Pool Store Randall Pool Best Air Duct Cleaning Residential Heating & Air Best Hardware Store Shorewood True Value Best Furniture Store Sitting Room Best Heating & Air Company Southside Heating & Air Conditioning Best Carpet Cleaning Stanley Steamer

Best Residential Painting Company Superior Painting Contractors Inc.

Excelsior, Shorewood, and Chanhassen For

Best Roofing Company Western Roofing

Voting Us #1!

Best Art Gallery Wilcock Gallery

MEDICAL

BEST Women’s Clothing Store

Best Emergency Room 212 Medical Center - Chaska Best Hospital 212 Medical Center - Chaska

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Best Hearing Center Beltone Hearing

Home & Garden Continued

Best Chiropractor Bloomington Family Chiropractic Best Dermatologist Crutchfield Category Continues

226 Water St. Excelsior, Minnesota • 952-401-3392

For Voting Me BEST

Photographer Three Years In A Row! “I am thrilled to announce to all Italy enthusiasts, that beginning in March you will be able to view and purchase some of my all time favorite images from Italy as you dine at the exceptional Biella Ristorante in Excelsior at 227 Water Street.” Rebecca Hahn is the winner of “Best Photographer 2011, 2012 & 2013-Sun Readers. Additional Award Winning Photography by Rebecca can be viewed at; www.rebeccahahnphotography.com. Email: rahcomm@frontiernet.net Studio Location: 2920 Washta Bay Road, Excelsior, MN 55331 Phone: 612-790-2253 • Portraits • Special Corporate or Family Events • Commercial Products • Pets • Couture • Wildlife

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Medical Continued

Best Allergist & Facility Southdale Allergy & Asthma

Best Pharmacy CVS Best Lasik David Whiting

Best Optometrist/Eye Glass Store Stacey Ulrich Chaska Super Target

Best OB/GYN Dr. Donna Block

Best Plastic Surgeon Twin Cities Plastic Surgeon

Best Doctor Dr.Troy Sailer

Best Orthopedic Surgeon Twin City Orthopedics

Best Ophthalmologist/ Eye Care Doctor Dr. Tim Haupert - Art of Optiks

OTHER SHOPPING/SERVICES

Best Dentist Office Excelsior Family Dental Best Orthodontist Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics Best Clinic South Lake Pediatrics Eden Prairie Best Pediatrician South Lake Pediatrics Eden Prairie

Southdale Allergy and Asthma Clinic, LLC

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Best Hotel/Motel American Lodge & Suites Best Pet Grooming Bone Adventure Best Kennel/Boarding Facility Canine Club & Spa Best Theatre/Play House Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Category Continues

Excelsior For Making Us Your

#1 Title Company

Southdale Allergy & Asthma Clinic, LLC 7300 France Ave. S. Suite 204 Edina

Dr. Hannelore A. Brucker

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The Clear Winner By Unanimous Decision!

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Thank You For Voting Us “Best Assisted Living”

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“Best Interior Design” in the Excelsior, Shorewood, and Chanhassen Area

to me, and to my children.

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BUILDING STRENGTH In Our Communities

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Award Winners List 2013 Quality • Service • Detail • Care • Attention • Leader • Unrivaled • Finest • Outstanding Readers’ Choice Award winners are selected during a six-week voting period by print and online readers

Best Pet Store Noah’s Ark

Best Computer Repair Data Doctors

Best Photographer Rebecca Hahn Photography

Best Book Store Excelsior Bay Books

Best Limo/Car Service Renee’s Royal Valet

Best Florist Excelsior Florist

Best Lawyer/Attorney Sabby and Reyes, LLC.

Best Employment Services Express Employment

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Best Place to Work Vein Clinic

Best Nanny Service Nanny Professionals

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Best Moving Company Two Men & A Truck

Best Funeral Home Huber Funeral Home

Dr. Norman Scott, Dr. Laura Collier, Dr. Gary Christensen

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Best Taxi Town Taxi

Best Gift Shop Heritage II

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Best Veterinary Clinic Village Animal Hospital

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Thank You Minnetonka, Excelsior, Shorewood, and Chanhassen for voting us Best Gymnastics School!

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2885 Water Tower Place Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-368-1909 ClassicGym.com

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Prepare Your Child’s Heart and Mind for a Lifetime.

Dear Readers, Thank you for voting us your number one choice for paint, floor coverings, and windows!

Infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs • Challenging Montessori Curriculum including music and foreign languages • Dance & New iPad Classes • Flexible Hours COME. • 12 Month Programs SEE. • Full and Part Time Schedules COMPAR E. • Full Day Kindergarten Options

We appreciate your confidence and your business, to show our appreciation, we are offering Readers’ Choice Specials. Carolyn Manhatton President Excelsior Paint & Design

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WE THANK YOU CHANHASSEN & EXCELSIOR FOR VOTING US BEST! Best Retirement Community And Best Senior Apartments

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Award Winners List 2013 Quality • Service • Detail • Care • Attention • Leader • Unrivaled • Finest • Outstanding Readers’ Choice Award winners are selected during a six-week voting period by print and online readers

REAL ESTATE

RECREATION

Best Real Estate Agent Aaron Thompson Excelsior Real Estate, Inc.

Best Place To Hear Live Music 318 Cafe

Best Apartment Community Eden Glen Apartments Best Assisted Living Emerald Crest Best Real Estate Company Excelsior Real Estate, Inc.

Best Bicycle Shop Bookoo Bikes Best Recreational Vehicle Dealer Brambillias

Voted #1 in Excelsior for 2011, 2012 & 2013!

Best Rec Center Chanhassen Rec Center

Best Title Company Excelsior Title

Best Summer Camp Chanhassen Rec Center - Playground Camps

Best New Home Builder Lecy Brothers

Best Golf Course Chaska Town Course

Best Mortgage Lender - Broker Summit Mortgage Corporation

Best Gymnastics Classic Gymnastics

Best Retirement Community The Colony of Eden Prairie

Best Place For Children’s Party Country Club Lanes

Best Senior Apartments The Colony of Eden Prairie

Thank You For Voting For Us!

Best Place To Bowl Country Club Lanes Category Continues

Thank You Voters! Voted Best Private School! Attend an open house for grades 7-12, 8:30-10:30 a.m.,

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Best Orthodontists 3 years in a row! Excelsior, Shorewood, Chanhassen, Wayzata, Minnetonka & Hopkins

Minnetonka Professional Building 11601 Minnetonka Mills Road Minnetonka, MN 55305 952-938-1443 Wayzata Medical Center 250 North Central Avenue, Suite 302 Wayzata, MN 55391 952-473-1993

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Excelsior Professional Building 348 Second St. Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-0288


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Award Winners List 2013

for voting Eden Glen Apartments Best Apartment Community

Quality • Service • Detail • Care • Attention • Leader • Unrivaled • Finest • Outstanding Readers’ Choice Award winners are selected during a six-week voting period by print and online readers

Recreation Continued

Best Boat Dealer Minnetonka/Wayzata Marine

Best Dance Studio Dance Warehouse

Best Place To Gamble Mystic Lake Casino

Best Sporting Goods Store Dick’s Sporting Goods

Best Martial Arts National Karate - Shorewood

Best Driving Range Glen Lake Golf

Best Motorcycle Dealer St. Boni Motorsports

Best Golf Equipment Golf Galaxy

Best Outdoor Waterpark Wisconsin Dells

Best Marina Gray’s Bay

RELIGION

Best Hockey Equipment Store Hanus Sports

Best Church Youth Group Excelsior United Methodist

Best Travel Agency Hennessy Travel Service Best Ski/Snowboard Store Hoigaards

Best Pastor Joel Johnson Westwood Community Church

Best Indoor Waterpark Mall of America

Best Vacation Bible School Our Lady Of Grace Category Continues

At Eden Glen you’ll find the perfect combination spacious apartments, luxurious amenities and a location that fits your lifestyle - today and tomorrow.

13670 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 • 952-937-8337

St. John the Baptist Catholic School 638 Mill Street Excelsior, MN 55331 JOY + FAITH + KNOWLEDGE

THANK YOU Excelsior & Chanhassen For

WITNESS THE DIFFERENCE

Voting Me

Preschool through 8th Grade

Thank you Minnetonka readers for Voting us “Best Private School” 2012, 2011, 2010

Catholic Faith Tradition MNSAA Accredited Award winning teaching staff Strong academics, with student NWEA test scores consistently above grade Spanish, Music, Physical Education, School plays, Technology including Smart/Star Boards, audio enhancers, Laptop Program Extended care 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM Athletic teams Extra-curricular Activities Weekly School Mass www.stjohns-excelsior.org

BEST AGENT

THREE YEARS IN A ROW! Chad Babcock

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Come to our Open House Sunday, January 27th 9:00 AM to Noon Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM to Noon 11:30 Kindergarten & 1st grade Parent Presentation/Child Activity 11:30 Middle School Presentation Preschool open 9:00-Noon

373 George St. Excelsior • 952-474-1454

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Heritage II GIFTS • CLOTHING • TABLEWARES

Religion Continued Best Church Choir/Music Program Westwood Community Church Best Place Of Worship Westwood Community Church

Best Eyewear Brevier International Best Specialty Clothing Store Brightwater - Excelsior

SCANDINAVIAN & BRITISH ISLES SHOP www.heritageii.com

Best Jewelry Store David Douglas Jewelers Best Shopping Center Eden Prairie Center Best Boutique Finding Joy

STYLE & FASHION Best Women’s Clothing Store Amore & Fede

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Winter Living Sale Selected apparel, footwear & accessories for men and women; table and cooking items for winter entertaining.

Best Bridal Shop Grace Bridal Shop Best Dry Cleaners Hour Glass Cleaners Best Men’s Clothing Store Impact of Excelsior Best Shoe Store Schuler Shoes

Best Consignment Store Cherie Consignment Boutigue Best Baby/Infant Store Childrens Place Eden Prairie Best Children’s Clothing Store Classic Child

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Best Fence Company Excelsior Chanhassen Shorewood

Thank You All

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third year in a row! READERS’ READERS’ CHOICE CHOICE

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