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ST LOUIS PARK 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

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2 Sun Readers Choice Awards – Thursday, January 27, 2011 – www.MinnLocal.com

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

Thanks All winners are also announced online at www.minnlocal.com

Come see how our community can help make the most of your life!

Reader’s Choice Award Winner “Best Retirement Community” & Best Assisted Living” 952-925-6231 Senior Campus SENIOR APARTMENTS • ASSISTED LIVING • MEMORY CARE

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3663 Park Center Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Conveniently located next to Byerly’s and Target

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www.MinnLocal.com – Thursday, January 27, 2011 – Sun Readers Choice Awards 3

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St. Louis Park

Best Beer/Bar Cooper Irish Pub

Best Dinner Timber Lodge Steakhouse

Best Breakfast Panera

Best Ethnic Thanh Do

Best Brunch Granite City

FOOD & DRINK

Best Catering Lund's/Byerly's

Best Asian Wok in the Park

Best Cup of Coffee Caribou Coffee

Best Bakery Yum!

Best Deli Mort's Delicatessen

Best Barbecue Famous Dave's

Best Desserts Yum!

Best Popcorn Showplace Theater

Best Liquor Store Westwood Liquor

Best Romantic Restaurant Tryg's

Best Family Dining Crave

Best Locally Owned Grocery Store Almsted's Supervalu

Best Hamburger Burger Jones

Best Lunch D'Amico & Sons

Best Sports Bar Bunny's Bar & Grill

Best Happy Hour McCoy's Public House

Best Margarita TGI Friday's

Best Health Food Store Whole Foods

Best Meat Market Whole Foods

Best Steakhouse Timber Lodge Steakhouse

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt Sebastian Joe's

Best Mexican Lone Spur

Best Italian Olive Garden

Best Pizza Frankie's Pizza

Best Buffet American Pie Best Candy Store Candyland

Best Juice Bar Smoothie King

Best Seafood Benihana

Best Supermarket Rainbow Foods Best Sushi Fuji Ya Best Wine/Bar Beaujo's

St. Louis Park

Best Day Care Bonnies Daycare Best Preschool St Louis Park Kids Place Best Principal/School Les Bork - St Louis Park Jr. High

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BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL Groves Academy 3200 Hwy 100 South, St. Louis Park MN 55416

952-920-6377 www.grovesacademy.org

Best Private School Groves Academy

EDUCATION Best Business School Anthem College Best College St Thomas University

Best Public School St Louis Park High School Best Teacher/School David Breitenbucher - St Louis Park Jr. High Best Vocational School Dunwoody College of Technology


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St. Louis Park

Best Bank Citizens Independent Bank

Best Domestic Car Dealership Lupient Auto Group

Best Credit Union General Mills Federal Credit Union

Best Gas Station Holiday

Best Financial Planner James D Heglund

Best Import Car Dealership Rudy Luther Toyota

AUTOMOTIVE Best Auto Body Shop Hopkins Auto Body Best Auto Repair Shop D&D Best Car Wash Mr. Carwash

Best New Car Salesman Allan Ackerman - Lupient Auto Group Best Tire Store Samaritan Tire Best Used Car Dealer Kassick Motors Best Used Car Salesman Allan Ackerman - Lupient Auto Group

Best Insurance Agent Bill Freeman Best Insurance Company Allstate - Excelsior & Grand

BANKING & FINANCIAL

Best Investment Firm Wells Fargo

Best Accountant/CPA Bridgette McKelvey Johnson & Co

Best Tax Preparation H & R Block

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Best Hair Your Total Look Best Manicure/Pedicure Salon Lili Best Massage Therapy Positive Body Dynamics Best Personal Trainer Lion's Gym Best Spa Fusion Life Spa

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Best Stylist Renee - Great Clips Knollwood

Best Colorist Julie Paulus Your Total Look Best Gym Sabes Jewish Community Center

Best Tanning SunWerks

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for voting us the best!!

Best Concrete Company - Eden Prairie Best Concrete Company - Excelsior Best Concrete Company - St. Louis Park Best Concrete Company - Wayzata

Expert Concrete Installation and Foundation Repair.

Best Weight Control Center Weight Watchers Ridgedale

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Knollwood Place Best Senior Apartments in St. Louis Park

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Call BettyAnn at (952)939-1605 for a personal tour and see why we’re #1! Ask about our discount specials – available for a limited time Choose from: • Moving expenses • Dining options • Home care services • Underground garage parking

Thank You for voting us #1! Best Beer/Bar - Edina Best Sports Bar - Edina Best Beer/Bar - Plymouth

READERS’ Best Brunch - St. Louis Park CHOICE Best Sports Bar - St. Louis Park

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Knollwood Place Apartments 3630 Phillips Parkway y St. Louis Park Behind Knollwood Super Target

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Best Brunch - Hopkins

5916 Excelsior Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

(952) 922-9515 www.BunnysBarAndGrill.com Mon-Thurs 8am-1am, Fri-Sat 8am-2am, Sun 10am-1am


6 Sun Readers Choice Awards – Thursday, January 27, 2011 – www.MinnLocal.com

St. Louis Park

HOME & GARDEN Best Air Duct Cleaning A-1 Vacuum Cleaner Company

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Best Arts & Crafts Store Michael's

Best Flooring Store The Tile Shop

Best House Cleaning Mint Victoria

Best Cabinet/Countertop Kindelspire Custom Cabinetry

Best Furniture Store Keith's Furniture Outlet

Best Interior Design Jayne Morrison Interiors

Best Handyman Ron Durkin

Best Carpet Cleaning Zero Rez

Best Hardware Store Jerry's Do It Best Miracle Mile

Best Landscaping and Garden Center Bachman's

Best Concrete Company Gardner Concrete

Best Heating & Air Company Cronstroms Heating & AC

Best Deck Company Ben Goldstein

Best Home Improvement Store Home Depot

Best Electrician HiTec Electric

Best Antique Store Hunt & Gather

Best Fence Company Alpine Fence Co.

Best Appliance Store Appliance Smart

Best Fireplace Store Fireside Hearth & Home

Best Hot Tub Store McFarland Hotwater Technology Company

Best Landscaping Services CHW Landscape Design Best Lawn Care Service TruGreen Best Light Store Filament Lighting Best Paint Store Home Hardware Best Pest Control Plunkett's Pest Control

Best Plumbing Company Standard Plumbing Best Remodeling Company Platinum Remodeling Best Residential Painting Company Minnesota's Best Painting Company Best Roofing Company Great River Remodeling Best Siding Company Cody Construction Best Vacuum Store Park Vacuum Best Window Cover Store City Wide Glass

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Thank You St. Louis Park

Reader’s Choice Best Mexican Restaurant

“BEST PLACE FOR FUN” and “BEST PLACE FOR CHILDREN’S PARTY”

READERS’ CHOICE

Tex Mex and BBQ

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11032 Cedar Lake Rd., Mtka 952.540.0181 • www.lonespurgrillandbar.com

5622 West Lake St. • St. Louis Park, MN 952-929-5518 •www.rollergarden.com


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St. Louis Park

Best Allergist Health Partners

Best Emergency Room Methodist Hospital

Best Orthodontist Orthodontic Care Specialists

Best Chiropractor Hopkins Health & Wellness

Best Hearing Center Health Partners

Best Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Mark C Engasser

Best Clinic Park Nicollet Clinic

Best Hospital Methodist Hospital

Best Pediatrician Dr. Hobbs - Pediatric Services

Best Dentist Dr. Eichmeyer - Centennial Lakes Dental

Best OB/GYN Clinic Sofia

Best Pharmacy Cub Foods

Best Ophthalmologist/Eye Care Doctor Dr. Martin Kaplan - Southdale Eye Clinic

Best Rheumatologist Dr. Scott Glickstein - Park Nicollet Clinic

Best Dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Biglow - Skin Specialists

MEDICAL

Best Doctor Dr. John Haugen - John A Haugen Associates Best Emergency Care Clinic Methodist Hospital

Thank You St. Louis Park For Voting Us #1! BEST Hardware Store!

Best Optometrist /Eye Glass Store Dr. J Peterson - Pearle Vision Knollwood

St. Louis Park

Best Mortgage Lender Prime Mortgage

Jerry’s READERS’ CHOICE

Best Real Estate Agent Jonathan Spar Edina Realty

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Best Real Estate Company Edina Realty

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Best Apartment Community Target Apartments Best Assisted Living Parkshore 5033 Vernon Avenue South Edina, Minnesota 55436 952-929-4601

5025 Excelsior Boulevard St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416 952-927-9701

www.jerrys.doitbest.com

Best Retirement Community Parkshore Best Senior Apartments Sholom Best Title Company Sam Pitterman Pyramid Financial


8 Sun Readers Choice Awards – Thursday, January 27, 2011 – www.MinnLocal.com

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ST. LOUIS PARK

COMFORT FOOD IN A COMFORTABLE SETTING

Thank You St. Louis Park for Naming McCoy’s the

Full Bar • Brunch Menu on Sat & Sun • Private Party Room www.mccoyspublichouse.com

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3801 Grand Way • Excelsior & Grand Development • St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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True Insurance Agency 4708 Excelsior Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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Knollwood Mall

(952) 938-3002

Between TJ Maxx & Kohls 8332 Hwy 7, St. Louis Park

Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

www.KeithsFurnitureOutlet.com


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St. Louis Park

Best Book Store Half Price Books

Best Hotel/Motel Doubletree Hotel

Best Photographer Jan Kentala Photography

Best Camera Store National Camera Exchange

Best Kennel/Boarding Facility Randy's

Best Shipping Store FedEx - St Louis Park

Best Childcare Kid's Place Best Employment Services Joanne Meehl Career Services

OTHER SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Florist Linsk Flowers Best Funeral Home Hodroff & Epstein Memorial Chapel

Best Lawyer/Attorney Mark McCullough - Skaar & McCullough

Best Toy/Hobby Store Creative Kidstuff

Best Limo/Car Service Sonic Limousine Service

Best Veterinary Clinic Oak Knoll Animal Hospital

Best Nanny Service Nanny Annette Walder Best Pet Grooming All Kinds Clipped

Best Gift Shop Bibelot

St. Louis Park

Best Church Choir/Music Program Jerry Rubino Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church Best Church Youth Group Jewish Youth Group Tipty

RELIGION

Best Pastor/Church Fr. Dufner Church of the Holy Family Best Place of Worship Holy Family Catholic Church Best Vacation Bible School Jean Prather Church of the Holy Family

Best Tattoo Parlor Electric Dragonland

Best Pet Store Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet

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10 Sun Readers Choice Awards – Thursday, January 27, 2011 – www.MinnLocal.com

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Best Children's Clothing Store Once Upon A Child Best Dry Cleaners Mulberries Dry Cleaning Best Eyewear Rose Optical Best Jewelry Store Continental Diamond Best Men's Clothing Store Opitz

STYLE & FASHION Best Baby/Infant Store Kohl's Best Boutique Lillian's - Bloomington Best Bridal Shop Mary Kay's Bridal Best Consignment Store Opitz

Best Shoe Store Schuler Shoes Best Shopping Center Southtown Shopping Center Best Specialty Clothing Store Opitz Best Women's Clothing Store Anthropologie

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RECREATION

Best Bicycle Shop Erik's Bike Shop

Best Martial Arts Bally's Total Martial Arts

Best Bus Tour Company R & J Tours

Best Motorcycle Dealer Hitching Post

Best Dance Studio Barbi Lee Dance Studio Edina

Best Place for Children's Party Rollergarden

Best Golf Course Meadowbrook Golf Course

Best Place for Fun Rollergarden

Best Gymnastics Jewish Community Center Gym

Best Place to Bowl Park Tavern

Best Hockey Equipment Store Sports Authority

Best Place to Hear Live Music Toby Keith's I Love This Bar Best Ski/Snowboard Store Hoigaard's Best Summer Camp Camp Shemesh Best Travel Agency Guadalupe Travel

Best Place to Gamble Mystic Lake Casino

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