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SECOND PLACE: ONCE UPON A TIME THIRD PLACE: BLUE MOON ANTIQUES

We know why you people voted Rediscovered as the best local bookstore. Is it because they have a new Kids Club for fourth to sixth grade students? Maybe. Is it because they have local authors (ahem, Brady Udall) give readings and sign books? Perhaps. Is it because you can buy both new and used books at Rediscovered? Sure, that’s part of it. But we know the real reason: You voted them best because they moved downtown and took up residence right under the Balcony Club. Now if Rediscovered would just stay open really late so that we could pick up a paperback to go with our slice of pizza after a night of dancing our posteriors off, we might never have to leave the ’hood. SECOND PLACE: TRIP TAYLOR BOOKSELLERS THIRD PLACE: A NOVEL ADVENTURE

The Village People said it best: “It’s fun to play at the Y-M-C-A!”

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THIRD PLACE: IDAHO ATHLETIC CLUB, STATE STREET

BEST LOCAL HOTEL

MODERN HOTEL

1314 W. Grove St., 208-424-8244, themodernhotel.com We wonder if anyone from beyond Boise can even get a reservation at the Modern. Every time we turn around, Boise friends are shacking up at the hip Linen District hotel. Like the Modern Bar popular with the “it” crowd, the rooms are sleek and clean. Steal your honey away for the night.

BEST LOCAL GARDENING STORE/ NURSERY

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You know how antiquing can be a crapshoot? For every rad, vintage ’20s hat you score, there are hundreds of mismatched, chipped china plates, water-stained books you’ve never heard of and overpriced coffee tables. Well, if you can’t find the exact item you’re looking for at Antique World Market, you’re not looking hard enough. The space is jammed with aisle after overwhelming aisle of costume jewelry, plates, toy cars, furniture and fur coats. Heck, even the aisles have European city names to help people navigate. Not that it helps, really. Embrace being lost. You’ll discover the unexpected.

180 N. Eighth St., 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org

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4544 W. Overland Road, 208-342-5350, antiqueworldmall.com

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EDWARDS GREENHOUSE

4106 Sand Creek St., 208-342-7548, edwardsgreenhouse.com This family has been in the game for so long—80 years and counting—that they’ve become synonymous with gardening in Boise. It helps that their sprawling space off of Hill Road is a magical Fern Gully filled with verdant house plants, flower pots and almost every vegetable start imaginable. Now if only they could recruit Edward Sissorhands to snip some sculptures with his steely hands, they’d be set. SECOND PLACE: ZAMZOWS THIRD PLACE: NORTH END ORGANIC NURSERY

SECOND PLACE: HOTEL 43 THIRD PLACE: GROVE HOTEL

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Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 14  

Best of Boise 2010: Readers' Choices

Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 14  

Best of Boise 2010: Readers' Choices