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ou may have noticed a few changes in this year’s Best of Denton. We added more categories and listed local businesses to make it easier for you to vote. And vote you did. A total of 7,322 people cast 142,634 votes in this year’s contest, providing a list of 120 top winners and two runners-up for a total of 360 of the best local businesses that come highly

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recommended. From local nightspots to top eateries to the best businesses offering services, this list offers a smorgasbord of the best that Denton has to offer. At the back of the section, you’ll find a complete list of winners in addition to a list of advertisers. Throughout this edition, you’ll find a quick

overview of the top winners in each category, complete with the location and contact information. The Denton Record-Chronicle congratulates each of this year’s winners and offers a hearty thanks to those who took the time to cast online ballots. Dawn Cobb Managing Editor

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BEST AUTO DEALERSHIP (NEW/USED) James Wood Autopark 3906 S. I-35E 888-892-6540 www.jameswooddenton.com James Wood AutoPark continues its winning ways in earning Best of Denton honors for best auto dealership for both new and pre-owned vehicles. “We’re proud to have it. We’ve always been involved in the community and I think the community appreciates that,” said Russ Ellis, general manager for Chevrolet Cadillac. Ellis said the dealership carries good inventory for both new and used vehicles and customers appreciate that and the way business is done there. “It’s not your normal experience,” he said. “We always put the customer first. A lot of people dread going to buy a car. (Here), it’s just a different atmosphere.” Best Auto Dealership (New/Used) Runner-up: Bill Utter Ford Bragging Rights: Classic of Denton

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thing.’ What drives people is we’re going to shoot straight. You can talk to the people and they are going to talk to you straight. That’s been my philosophy forever and it has worked for me.” Runner-up: Dave’s Foreign Car Service Bragging Rights: Charlie Beck’s Garage

BEST CAR WASH The Wash Factory 1135 S. Loop 288 1900 W. University Drive 940-383-2772 www.thewashfactory.com

BEST AUTO SERVICE/REPAIR Tommy’s Hi Tech Auto 620 Fort Worth Drive 940-387-0070 Tommy Drisdale said he operates his shop, Tommy’s Hi Tech Auto, by treating customers like family. That attitude has led to another Best of

Denton win for auto service and repair. “Most of our customers we have known forever,” Drisdale said. “They tell their friends and family. We’re on second-generation vehicles for people.” Drisdale said when customers come in with a problem he tells them one thing. “We will take care of it,” he said. “And I tell all my mechanics, ‘Just do the right

Dentonites have spoken and they say The Wash Factory is the best place to get your car washed in Denton. Owner Brad Mann said customer service and value are likely the reasons that put The Wash Factory at the top of the ballot. “We provide a really good service at a really good price and we focus all the time on making sure we’re the best car wash every day of the year,” Mann said.

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For the price, The Wash Factory produces the cleanest cars in town and customers really love the vacuum, he said. It has been in Denton since 2010. Runner-up: Heritage Car Wash Bragging rights: Lone Star Car Wash & Detail

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Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor 308 E. Oak St. 940-435-0404 www.oakstreetdrafthouse.com The Oak Street Drafthouse won five top awards this year in the Best of Denton honors for best bar, bartending staff, beer selection, happy hour and patio. The two-year-old business, which provides craft beer and mixed drinks, sits in the third oldest house in Denton. When asked why residents voted the business the best of Denton, John Williams credited the patio, great service, friendly environment and great drink specials. Best Bar Runner-up: East Side Social Club Bragging rights: Dan’s Silverleaf

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BEST DRINK MENU Paschall Bar 122 N. Locust St. Facebook: Paschall Bar Paschall Bar, which resides in one of the oldest buildings in Denton, has been voted best drink menu in Denton. The bar boasts a quality selection of beer, wine and spirits as well as choice snacks.

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BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE Dan’s Silverleaf 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000 www.danssilverleaf.com With musical acts from rock to jazz, blues and country acts from around the state and the rest of the world, Dan’s Silverleaf earned Best of Denton honors as the Best Live Music Venue. With shows nearly every day, those hungry for music are bound to get fed at Dan’s. Runner-up: Rubber Gloves Bragging rights: The Abbey Underground

BEST KARAOKE NIGHT Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107 940-566-9910 www.mablepeabodys.com For an evening on the town belting out your favorite tunes with your closest friends, Denton residents said Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair is the Best in Denton. Owner Kelly Sanders said the bar, which has been around for 17 years, provides a fun, easy-going environment for everyone to just be themselves. “And (we) have some very entertaining, sassy, humorous bartenders,” Sanders said.

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“We also have some of the best regulars in town who add to the Cheers quality of the bar.” Sanders said the diversity makes the bar so unique. “And we host some of the most unique shows and parties you can’t get everywhere else,” Sanders said. “And the bar staff creates that special experience for all cus-

tomers new and old. As for why it was voted Best of Denton, Sanders said it was “because we not only are an LGBT bar, we welcome everyone from all walks of life a safe and fun environment to express themselves without judgments. The name’s not bad either.” Runner-up: The Abbey Underground Bragging rights: Andy’s Bar

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BARS & NIGHTLIFE “We’re absolutely thrilled people voted us for our pool tables — it’s fantastic to even be nominated,” said owner Bryan Denny. “We just take real good care of ours, make sure (it is) a nice, good, clean, safe environment for everybody, with good beer specials and good food.” Runner-up: JR Pockets Bragging rights: Dusty’s Bar & Grill

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DENTON LIFE & FUN BEST CHILD CARE

First Baptist Child Development Center 1100 Malone St. 940-382-2570 www.firstdenton.org/ At First Baptist Child Development Center, the staff ministers to the whole child. It’s more than wholesome snacks, stimulating play and loving attention for children ages 18 months through kindergarten. Under the leadership of Director Maegan Woodard, the development center staff attends to the social, emotional, physical, academic and spiritual needs of Denton’s youngest residents. The center has been in business for more than 30 years, and serves local families through both all-day day care, halfday pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. First Baptist uses an accelerated Christian curriculum to engage children in music and movement, science and computer study, sign language and Spanish, stories and art.

Parents and adult legal guardians don’t have to be members of First Baptist Church to enroll their charges, though church members can register their children early. Runner-up: Wellspring Christian Academy Bragging rights: First United Methodist Church Children’s Day Out

BEST COMMUNITY EVENT The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival Quakertown Park 321 E. McKinney St. 940-565-0931 www.dentonjazzfest.com Locals have declared the annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival the best event in town for years now. Even as the festival landscape in Denton grows — with Denton’s Day of the Dead each fall and both Thin Line and 35 Denton fleshing out the spring, Arts & Jazz fest remains the best among readers. The perks? Three days of jazz and blues — both by musicians with multiple

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Grammy Awards and by emerging groups; hundreds of vendors selling fine art, jewelry and crafts; – and tons of performances by resident dance and music enthusiasts. Oh, and you can get into the festival for free. The Denton Festival Foundation was established in 1980 just to stage the annual festival. For the past 24 years, the foundation has served a weekend crowd that surged from 12,000 to 225,000. “Thank you, voters!” said festival director Carol Short. “The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival is a combination of all that makes our community great. You can see the smiling faces of the music and dance students on stage and appreciate the greatness of the professional musicians and fine artists.” The festival happens on the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday in April, with seven stages, 300 artists and vendors, seven food courts and games, art and performances for children. Runner-up: North Texas Fair & Rodeo Bragging rights: Denton Community Market

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from an observation area. Children as young as 4 months can start with music, games and play. Classes are also available for grownups. Achievers Gymnastics Center maintains competitive teams for serious athletes. Runner-up: Denton Gymnastics Academy Bragging rights: Dynasty Cheer Academy

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BEST GYMNASTICS Achievers Gymnastics Center 3014 S. I-35E 940-484-4900 www.achieversgymnastics.com If the children in your family have Olympic dreams or a craving to lead cheers, Denton’s favorite place to learn the basics and beyond is Achievers Gymnastics Center.

Cheer and gymnastics students are united in tumbling instruction. Achievers students who study gymnastics will train on all apparatuses — balance beam, vault, floor and uneven parallel bars for the girls, and parallel bars, high bar, rings, pommel horse and floor for the boys — according to students’ age and develop-

ment. Achievers also gives athletes a soft place to land, with free foam pits under bars and rings and trampolines to launch bodies through tumbling passes. The gym has a playscape for tots and a rock climbing wall. Parents, grandparents and guardians can watch the young athletes

L.A. Fitness has just about everything an easily bored fitness fanatic needs: Free weights, weight machines, cardio machines (from treadmills to climbers), group exercise classes, swimming pool, basketball and racquetball courts. “As far as Denton goes, you can come here month-to-month for a dollar a day and take advantage of the weights, the pool and the courts,” said Shawn Spain,

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the general manager for the Denton gym, which opened in 2009. On top of having a big building at the intersection of Spencer Road and Loop 288, Spain said the gym offers generous hours. “We’re open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays,” Spain said. Busy parents can drop their children off at the kid’s club in the morning — 8 a.m. to noon — or during their afternoon workout — between 1 and 4 p.m. during the week. On Saturdays, the club is open from 8 a.m. to noon. The club is for infants ages 3 to 12 months. The gym offers memberships to ages 14 and up. “We get a lot of college students coming here, and that’s probably because, even though their student fees cover the gym facilities on campus, they know that here, the equipment will work. And if something breaks, we’re going to make sure it gets fixed,” Spain said. Personal training is available through the local gym for additional fees. Runner-up: North Lakes Recreation

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BEST LIVE/MUSIC THEATRE Denton Movie Tavern 916 W. University Drive 940-483-1483 www.movietavern.com Denton Movie Tavern has had a devoted following since it replaced the Carmike cinema years ago. There’s plenty to do in Denton, but when you want to lean on that date night staple of dinner and a movie, the Movie Tavern has it pretty well wrapped up. Denton Movie Tavern may have fewer screens than some, but it understands the craving for the latest 3D special effects bonanza and the nostalgic yen for old favorites. Most screens show the latest films, but Denton Movie Tavern often devotes a screen to the classics and cult favorites. While you watch, you can sample the old standbys — popcorn, candies and soda — or you can split a pizza, share buffalo wings or try a beef slider. A full

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BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO Reding Martial Arts 407 Fort Worth Drive 940-891-6000 www.redingmartialarts.com Don’t think the Reding brothers are

just teaching Denton folk how to fight. For the co-owners of this local martial arts studio, the disciplines they teach — personally and through the studio’s faculty — are about cultivating intention, self awareness and maturity. “We believe the practice of martial arts should always be functional,” brothers Mark, owner, and Nick say on the studio website. “Our classes teach both the technical and street sides of combat, with an eye toward realworld self defense … We’re passionate about focusing our diversity into achieving our common goal: to become better

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martial artists, and thereby better people.” All ages and abilities can study the forms taught at the studio: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; Jeet Kune Du concepts; Filipino Martial arts; and American Kenpo karate. The studio offers some wrestling and fitness classes as well as Muay Thai boxing. Runner-up: Denton Taekwondo Academy Bragging rights: Denton Academy of Martial Arts

BEST PLACE TO CREATE ARTS/CRAFTS SCRAP Denton 215 W. Oak St. 940-808-1611 www.scrapdenton.org SCRAP Denton — which stands for the School and Community Reuse Action Project — was bound to capture the lively local imagination. It’s a collection spot, an office and school supply discount shop with a gallery and boutique all rolled into one downtown location.

Under the leadership of executive director and Denton native Heather Gregory, SCRAP collects a limited array of donations — fabric, gently used crafting supplies and tools and office supplies. The nonprofit agency hosts workshops for children and adults in everything from jewelry making to fabric dying. “Our business is unique because it is the only place like it in the area,” Gregory said. “People are able to get rid of materials they no longer need, shop for new ones, learn new skills and view inspiring work made by the local community.” SCRAP promotes conservation by keeping useful materials out of the county landfill and then shows how recycled, reused and found material can be made into something beautiful. How? In the annual Trashion fashion show, artists take materials we usually throw away — plastic bags, plastic zip ties — and turn them into something hip, like a dress, a blouse or a pair of earrings. Each month in the Re:Vision Gallery, locals can see art created with mostly reused, recycled or found material.

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BEST YOGA STUDIO The Yoga Hut 611 N. Locust St. 214-517-8444 www.dentonyogahut.com

“It has been recognized by the Texas Society of Architects as one of Texas’ 20 most outstanding architectural achievements,” Sweeten said. Tall, elliptical arches are set off by the stained glass windows designed and fabricated by TWU art students under the direction of artist and professor Toni

LaSelle. The chapel isn’t just a sought-after wedding venue, either. Musicians regularly perform concerts there. “The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods is a Denton icon, unique to the community with nearly 75 years of history,” Sweeten said. “Local residents realize the hard

Stretch. Breathe. Notice your intention. Denton Record-Chronicle readers agree that the best place to do all three is The Yoga Hut. You can’t miss the surprising little pagoda on the same block with downtown restaurants and a jaunt away from a local teahouse. “Many people are attracted to our studio because of the gorgeous surroundings,” said owner and yoga teacher Rose Kamego. “There is a nice garden and original art by Silver Ra Baker, not to mention the unique architecture.”

A small staff of teachers guide practitioners through asanas and meditation, teaching those who want to advance in their practice while easing beginners into the breath-body connection of yoga and mindfulness. “People love us and come back to study with us because of the attention and care they receive when they come to classes here,” Kamego said. “There is a welcoming and inclusive attitude among students, many of whom have been here for years.” All ages can study at The Yoga Hut, and indeed families attend classes. Kamego said most longterm students are there for the exercise and the wisdom they find on the mat. “The exercise is only part of what we do,” she said. “There is a deep philosophy behind what we teach. Our aims are spiritual. This is what people are truly in need of now, not just gymnastic contortions, but support in the search for their own spirit. We provide that.” Runner-up: Denton Yoga Center Bragging rights: Twisted Bodies

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Replete with plentiful options, Denton eateries run the gamut from Asian restaurants to Mexican cuisine and much more. Consider eating your way through this list of top choices.


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EATS The shop on Industrial Street has been so successful they recently opened a second Denton location, and are continuing to expand throughout North Texas. Runner-up: Rooster’s Roadhouse Bragging rights: Mr. Chopsticks

this their ninth win in a row. Runner-up: Andaman Thai Restaurant Bragging rights: Chinatown Cafe

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Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ 520 S. I-35-E 940-484-7839 www.rudysbbq.com A variety of 100 percent oak-smoked meats and homemade barbecue “sauces” help Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ stand out to win the vote as best barbecue in Denton. With more than a dozen meat options to be served on simple butcher paper, the spot remains a Denton favorite — former UNT President Lane Rawlins even shared a meal with the new UNT President Neal Smatresk at Rudy’s. Open at 6 a.m., they offer hearty breakfast tacos before serving up the serious stuff starting at 10 a.m. Lauren Trahan, director of franchise operations, said she and her staff know their barbecue can’t be beat, but their

Mr. Chopsticks 1633 Scripture St. 940-382-5437 http://www.mrchopsticks.com/

BEST AFFORDABLE Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226 http://www.fuzzystacoshop.com/

The price and the value at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop are why owner Mel Knight thinks

the restaurant is continuously ranked the top affordable restaurant in Denton. For the value, customers can enjoy good and fresh food, Knight said, with a range of options from tacos to sandwiches to quesadillas. The offerings feature different styles of meat, including tempura fish and fajita-style chicken and beef.

With influence from China, Thailand, Japan and other faraway locales, Mr. Chopsticks has been able to blend the best of Asian cuisine for almost 30 years in Denton. The restaurant has plenty of vegetarian options and lighter fare featuring alternative protein such as tofu while still providing a flavorful and diverse dining experience. The menu, prices and atmosphere are what owner Chai Tamprateep thinks keeps Denton residents voting for the restaurant in this category, and makes

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attention to their guests and providing great service sets them apart. Runner-up: Metzler’s BBQ Bragging rights: Rooster’s Roadhouse

BEST KEPT SECRET Seven Mile Cafe 311 W. Congress St. 940-808-0200 http://www.7milecafe.com/ The Seven Mile Cafe is nearly hidden,

nestled between small local businesses and residential homes, but still sees plenty of traffic. Gourmet coffee drinks and a lengthy breakfast menu made from scratch help keep customers interested, owner Josi Kingele said. Open for breakfast and lunch, Seven Mile Cafe rivals other breakfast spots in town with inventive menu items such as stuffed French toast and a variety of yogurt bowls with acai berry puree.

I am very humbled by being named the recipient of this award and thank the community of Denton and specifically my patients who have entrusted me and my staff for their health care needs. We have seen many changes in the healthcare landscape over the years, yet our goal has been to maintain that individual connection with each of our patients. Again, THANK YOU DENTON for having confidence in me and my staff!

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Coffee options range from the basic bottomless cup to the signature Seven Mile Latte and NOLA Iced Coffee. Runner-up: Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Bragging rights: The Chestnut Tree

BEST BREAKFAST Oldwest Cafe 1020 Dallas Drive 940-382-8220 http://oldwestcafe.us/ Open early and with a menu packed full of specialty pancakes with homemade syrup, egg dishes and chicken fried steak, Oldwest Cafe was named the best breakfast joint in town. The menu echoes the old time feel of the exterior, with items called cowhand, conductor and jailhand — throwbacks to the classic professions in the Wild West and with portions that could fill up a hardworking cowboy for the rest of the day. Runner-up: Seven Mile Cafe Bragging rights: Loco Cafe

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Chinatown Cafe 2317 W. University Drive, Suite A1 940-382-8797 www.chinatowncafedenton.com/ Sushi, salad, fresh grilled items and ice cream bars are all available at the Chinatown Cafe, where the restaurant’s motto “you never leave hungry” is applied for the all-you-can-eat buffet. The sauces for the meat and vegetable entrees are the secret to the successes of the dishes, and include garlic butter sauce or spicy Szechuan sauce. The ice cream is Blue Bell. If you aren’t in the mood for a buffetstyle meal, Chinatown also offers a regular menu and delivery options if the order is more than $15. Runner-up: Buffet King Bragging rights: Double Dave’s

Whether seated inside in a booth or outside on the patio, Greenhouse feels small even though the restaurant is expansive, making it the perfect place for a business lunch. The restaurant features quick service and an extensive menu with plenty of options that won’t take all afternoon to prepare. Customers can get in and out and still have enough time and privacy to talk. The restaurant has stayed open 16 years by improving every day and making sure visitors feel like family, manager Nicole Probst said. After lunch, Greenhouse also features signature cocktails and an affordable wine list to help the restaurant transition to the night crowd. Runner-up: Hannah’s Off the Square Bragging rights: The Chestnut Tree

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BEST CANDY/COOKIE/CAKE SHOP

Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349

Atomic Candy 105 W. Hickory St. 940-383-3780

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Stepping into Atomic Candy can be a bit of a throwback, with a classic retro setting stocked with specialty sodas, candies and novelty toys that can bring on childhood memories. The store’s charm is the key to its success, Tim Loyd, the store owner, says. The store is more than what it stocks on the shelves; it is an experience. “If you don’t have a smile when you enter, you will by the time you leave,” he said. Varieties of specialty root beer line the shelves while there are heaps of old school candy alongside newer favorites to make sure no customer leaves disappointed. Runner-up: Candy Haven Bragging rights: Ravelin Bakery

BEST CATERING Metzler’s 628 Londonderry Lane 940-591-1652 1115 E. University Drive 940-383-3663 www.metzlerscatering.com/

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Metzler’s is at the top of two categories, with catering options ranging from their signature barbecue to turkey and dressing to prime rib and an extensive wine and beer selection. After being in business for nearly 20 years, owner Roy Metzler says his business has been successful because they offer good food and selections at a fair price. For catering at events, Metzler’s can customize any of its preplanned large plates or party trays and also offers full bar service to make the experience easy on the customer. If you aren’t having a large event, you can still enjoy the barbecue at one of two locations in Denton, or explore the wine and beer selection. Runner-up: El Guapo’s Bragging rights: Extreme Cuisine

BEST COFFEEHOUSE Jupiter House Coffee 106 N. Locust St. 940-387-7100 http://jupiterhousecoffee.com/ The unofficial hang-out and coffee shop

of basically everyone in Denton was once again named best coffeehouse this year. Owner Joey Hawkins, who bought the business in 2007, has made sure he and his staff add a personal touch to great coffee, making an effort to know people’s names and their regular orders. The quality of the coffee and service also provides a sense of consistency to caffeine junkies’ daily routines, and they do the basics well. “A big part of our success is we’ve got awesome customers, and we have from the very beginning,” Hawkins said. Runner-up: Zera Coffee Company Bragging rights: Seven Mile Cafe

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BEST DELI/SUB/SANDWICH SHOP

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New York Sub-Hub 906 Avenue C 940-383-3213 http://www.newyorksubhub.com/ This charming sandwich joint on Avenue C is simple, but does its job well. You can get more than 30 sandwich combinations at this off-campus restaurant

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EATS on your pick of white or whole wheat bread. Buy your sandwich by the half (6inch) or by the whole foot and you’re bound to get fresh, tasty deli meat dressed up with flavorful fixings. (We like ours toasted, with everything, thanks.) Our favorite: the No. 8, fresh turkey breast seasoned with cracked black peppercorns, served with fresh cheese and cool pickles, shredded lettuce and zippy white onion slices. A splash of oil and vinegar ought to do it. Pair with a frosty cola over ice and a bag of salt and vinegar chips and you might just hear the cheers from Yankee Stadium While you nosh, you can take in the reminders of New York — from the subway-train, overhead grip bars to framed editions of triumphant sports headlines. Oh, and your sandwich will likely be built by the owner, who is carrying on the family business with pride. Runner-up: Weinberger’s Deli Bragging rights: Smiling Moose Deli

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Proudly Serving Denton for 30 Years BEST FINE DINING

Hannah’s Off the Square 111 W. Mulberry St. 940-566-1110 www.hannahsoffthesquare.com/ Even after 13 years, Hannah’s remains the place to go for a special occasion or business dinner for those who want a fine dining experience close to home. The ingredients are also close to home, with the chef creating new and unique dishes with locally sourced ingredients, owner Phil Shirley said. Even with a cycle of new dishes, they strive to keep a consistent quality that has helped make their name in Denton, he said. Hannah’s is also home to one of the best wine lists in Denton and a variety of upscale martinis to help start the night, like the signature “one eleven” that combines lemoncillo and sauvignon blanc. Runner-up: Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar Bragging Rights: Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant

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Thank you, customers and community, for voting us “Best Pool Company” of Denton! Annual Sale Now in Progress! BEST FROZEN TREAT Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain 117 W. Hickory St. 940-384-1818 http://www.bethmaries.com/ Long-time favorite Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain has maintained its charm and creamy, creative ice cream through lots of change on the Square. While the flavors may change, the qual-

ity of the ice cream never does, and customers can always expect the retro soda shop atmosphere from the checkered flooring to the long marble countertop. Even with a second location and the ice cream being sold in pints in specialty grocery stores in the state, they stay true to their roots. The fun, family environment also offers affordable lunch deals that typically are capped off with at least a scoop of ice cream. Runner-up: Mr. Frosty’s Bragging rights: Yogurt Story

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BEST HAMBURGER BEST NEW RESTAURANT OPENED IN 2013

worth it. The down-home restaurant features generous portions of fried chicken, chicken fried steak and fresh, home-cooked vegetables and savory sides made from scratch every day, general manager Tim Sloan says. While the food keeps customers coming back, the restaurant feels like you’re going to dinner at a family member’s house, complete with song and dance. “It’s because of the chicken,” he says of the win. “We have really good food, or [voters] just really, really love to dance the Hokey Pokey.” Runner-up: Old West Cafe Bragging rights: Cartwright’s Ranch House

LSA Burger Co. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022 www.lsaburger.com Big burgers are back on the Square, sweeping up Best of Denton awards after six months in business. Lone Star Attitude Burger opened in November 2013 and was met with eager Dentonites who were hungry for the rooftop deck and the burgers. With a loud “Texas music” theme and tons of musical flare, visitors can experience all five senses from the view of the courthouse on the rooftop patio to live music on weekends. With a burger master brought in from Dallas, the kitchen churns out fresh burgers daily with locally ground meat and locally baked buns, all for reasonable prices. The burgers follow the restaurant’s Texas music theme, with names like “Stevie” and “Chilli Willie” for the signa-

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ture combinations. Best Hamburger Runner-up: Denton County Independent Hamburger Bragging rights: RG’s Burgers & Grill Best New Restaurant Opened in 2013 Runner-up: Rusty Taco Bragging rights: Viet Bites

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House 202 North 4th St., Sanger 940-458-0000 http://www.babeschicken.com/ Even if you have a lengthy wait on a Friday night, getting in for fried chicken at Babe’s is always, and we mean always,

BEST ITALIAN MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant 821 N. Locust St. 940-381-2712 http://www.giuseppesitaliana.com/

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can almost miss the faded gray sign with white writing distinguishing Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant. “The city itself is kind of unique, and the fact that it’s in a little old house makes it homey,” owner Giuseppe Brownell said. “I think it’s just a good combination. Our product is good obviously, plus the atmosphere and service, I think it all kind of fits together.” The food is authentic, since Brownell grew up in Italy, and his passion for Italy and food shows in his dishes from classic chicken parmigiana to a must-have canoli. And don’t let the size of the house fool you — there’s a patio out back as well. Best Italian Runner-up: Luigi’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant Bragging rights: Don Camillo Italian Cuisine

Most Romantic Restaurant Runner-up: Hannah’s Off the Square Bragging rights: Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar

bright pink building. Runner-up: El Matador Restaurant Bragging rights: El Guapo’s

BEST PIZZA Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory St. 940-323-1100 http://mellowmushroom.com

BEST MEXICAN/TEX-MEX Chuy’s 3300 Wind River Lane 940-228-0555 http://www.chuys.com/ At Chuy’s, even the corn tortillas for enchiladas are made from scratch. No meat is ever frozen, and the margarita mix starts with cutting and squeezing lime juice instead of a premade mix.

The emphasis on fresh quality is what sets Chuy’s apart from other area Mexican restaurants, general manager Teresa Timmons said. “How much time and effort we put into our food I think really shows for our customers,” she said. Even with the emphasis on fresh, Chuy’s is able to keep prices competitive and the fun, upbeat atmosphere sets the mood before a customer walks into the

Specialty pizzas that come with diverse toppings and even vegan offerings helped make Mellow Mushroom the top votegetter for best pizza in town. Management credits the employees for making each customer experience as best as possible, from the kitchen staff to front-of-house personnel. “We offer an eclectic menu that meshes well with our neighborhood and Denton, but the commitment of our people and how seriously they take providing great service helps differentiate us,” manager and owner Monte Jensen said. The happy hour specials on weekdays don’t hurt either, when the restaurant offers half-off appetizers and most drinks.

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EATS In addition to pizza, Mellow Mushroom also offers classic calzones, hoagies and munchies true to their name, including Magic Mushroom Soup and a stuffed portobello mushroom. Runner-up: J&J’s Pizza Bragging rights: Palio’s Pizza

BEST SEAFOOD Frilly’s Seafood Bayou Kitchen 1925 Denison St. 940-243-2126 www.frillysdenton.com Frilly’s takes a Cajun twist on seafood right here in Denton, serving up rarities such as fried alligator and fried frog legs. But the more traditional seafood such as catfish, crawfish and shrimp help Frilly’s stand out as the best seafood in town. For general manager D.J. Jahlen, it’s pretty simple why customers are happy with the restaurant. “Food is awesome, staff is awesome, and who wouldn’t love this place?” he said.

Runner-up: Dani Rae’s Gulf Coast Kitchen Bragging rights: Hoochie’s Oyster House

BEST STEAK Texas Roadhouse 2817 Interstate 35E Frontage Rd 940-243-7427 www.texasroadhouse.com/ Ricky Rijos, the owner of Texas Roadhouse, is just as thrilled to be at the store as he was on the first day 13 years ago. Employees wear T-shirts, guests can throw peanuts on the floor and they have few rules, Rijos said, making Texas Roadhouse the ultimate place to have a prime cut of beef prepared almost any way you want it. “We have made-from-scratch recipes, an explosion in our steaks, and a wowfactor in our building when you walk in,” he said. From the classic choice sirloin to the Dallas Filet, the steak won’t disappoint,

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Thank You, Denton, for Voting Us #1 OB/GYN!

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EATS and Rijos is ready to help make the experience before and after the steak a good one. Runner-up: Outback Steakhouse Bragging rights: Hannah’s Off the Square

committed and they really care about providing high-quality, all-natural foods in all of those different presentations,” general manager Paul Tanis said. Runner-up: Mr. Chopsticks Bragging rights: The Bowllery

BEST VEGGIE FARE/HEALTH FOOD

BEST WINGS

Cupboard Natural Foods & Cafe 200 W. Congress St. 940-387-5386 www.cupboardnaturalfoods.com

Wingstop 2710 W. University Drive, Suite 1012 940-566-0007 www.wingstop.com/

The name says all that veggie heads need to know about Cupboard Natural Foods & Cafe: Everything is natural and is organic when it can be. The cafe was once again named the best for veggie and health fare, and it’s not hard to see why from the menu. Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and even some paleo options are available at the cafe for lunch every day, with locally grown vegetables and even local beef and eggs. “We know what we’re doing, and our folks that are back there [cooking] are

From sweet and savory to eye-watering spicy, Wingstop offers a range of sauce options and everything in between to doused bone-in or boneless chicken wings. The self-proclaimed wing experts must be doing something right to have two active locations in Denton, serving up their classic wings with seasoned fries made from Idaho potatoes. Visitors can pick and choose the sauces or combinations, and there are predesigned meals for two or family packs to make sure everyone gets exactly what

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BEST CARPET/FLOORING Smitty’s Floor Covering 1815 N. Elm St. 940-382-3232 www.smittysfloorcovering.com For more than five decades, Smitty’s Floor Covering has catered to Denton’s floor covering needs. The oldest family-owned-and-operated floor-covering store in Denton County opened its doors in 1958 and offers customers carpet, wood, laminate, tile and vinyl, as well as window shutters and carpet cleaning. Additionally, Smitty’s also professionally installs its products and offers customers one-on-one sales design. “The residents of Denton feel that they can trust us to provide the highest quality floors for their homes in a professional but personal way,” according to co-owner Darlene Rogers. “In this economy, the Denton residents also know they can get the most value out of their dollar by shopping with us.” Runner-up: My Flooring America

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FOR THE HOME Bragging rights: Carpets Plus Home Renovation Design Center

BEST CLEANING SERVICE FOR THE HOME Maid in America 519 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 104 940-243-8164 www.texasmaidinamerica.com Providing “high quality cleaning with a customer service focus” is a priority for Maid in America and quite possibly a reason it’s been voted best cleaning service for four consecutive years. The business has been in the community 19 years and is family owned and operated, according to Jordan Rice, office manager. Maid in America provides residential and commercial cleaning services, cleaning when moving in or out of a building and window washing. All employees complete training with a focus on quality cleaning and customer service. Runner-up: Molly Maid Bragging rights: MaidPro

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Denton Electric, Inc. 4205 Mesa Drive 940-387-1312 www.dentonelectricinc.com Denton Electric prides itself on “prompt service and friendly honest customer relations,” according to Chris Walding and Stuart Cawthon, co-owners. The business has operated since 1922, and, since 1989 has been owned and operated by Walding and Cawthon, Denton residents. It offers services including home wiring, repairing lamps, maintenance and repairs, and handles everything from “remodels to large commercial electrical construction.” The hard work put in by Denton Electric staff to provide quality service at an affordable price is a likely reason residents chose the business as best electrical business in Denton, according to Walding and Cawthon. “We are only a phone call away,” according to Walding and Cawthon.

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“Someone is there to answer that phone call. Our techs are friendly and knowledgeable. Our office staff is reliable, gets information out to tour techs promptly so that work and service can get done promptly.” Runner-up: C&G Electric, Inc. Bragging rights: Jeffries Electric

BEST FENCING Denton Fence and Tree Services 412 S. Carroll Blvd. 214-984-6222 www.dentontxfenceandtree services.com Denton Fence and Tree Services is the winner of Best in Denton for fencing. The company provides fence installation and repair for builders and residential customers and tree removal and trimming, according to the company website. It specializes in wood, chain link, wrought iron and barbed wire fencing in addition to tree services. Denton Fence and Tree Services, according to its website “is the leading

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FOR THE HOME fence builder for any fence installation or fence repair.” Runner-up: Texas Roof and Fence Bragging rights: All Texas Fence

BEST HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING COMPANY

new equipment if it’s the best option for the consumer.” Runner-up: BCI Mechanical, Inc. Bragging rights: Strittmatters Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, Inc. Thomas’ Ethan Allen Interiors

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According to owner David Piatt of Work Environmental, residents likely voted his company a Best of Denton winner for its reputation and good service. The business has operated 45 years and offers air conditioning and heating maintenance, repair and replacement, heating, ventilation and air conditioning design and installation. “We provide service like it used to be,” according to Piatt. “ We do not [employ] salesmen that focus on system replacement as the only option. Our goal is to keep our customer’s system running as long as possible and only replace with

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Quality products and store employees are what set Thomas’ Ethan Allen Interiors apart, said Craig Thomas, coowner. The furniture store has been in business since 1953 and offers interior design, custom drapes and custom furniture. Thomas said employees seek to give customers enough information about the products to ensure that in the end, they’re happy with the purchase they’ve made. “We try to take care of our customers and we have a good product and we have good employees that care about our cus-

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FOR THE HOME good employees that care about our customers,” he said. “It’s not about just making the sale. We’d rather not make the sale if they’re not going to be happy with it.” Runner-up: Adams Furniture Bragging rights: Ruth’s Room

BEST KITCHEN/BATH REMODELER TriStar Repair & Construction 2126 James St. 940-381-2222 www.tristarrepair.com Since 2006, TriStar Repair & Construction has provided “handyman repairs” and full-service remodeling for residential homes and “existing commercial spaces,” said Kira Lee, manager. Within the last year, the business has expanded its services to ground-up construction. “TriStar Repair and Construction has a strong focus on customer service with the capabilities and knowledge to take on any sized projects for our customers,” Lee said. “We strive to focus on excellent customer service and quality workmanship

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because that’s what our customers deserve!” Runner-up: Carpets Plus Home Renovation Design Center Bragging rights: Distinct Designs

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Frenchy’s Lawn and Tree 600 S. Elm St. 940-387-3164 www.frenchyslawns.com For 40 years, Frenchy’s Lawn and Tree Service has catered to the landscaping needs of Denton residents. Some services offered include mowing, edging, trimming, tilling, fertilizing, weed-eating, hauling off debris and planting trees, shrubs and flower beds. They’ll also clean out flower beds. Owner Andre J. “Frenchy” Rheault said he’s not afraid to go “the extra mile to make sure everybody’s yard looks extremely great.” “We strive to do the best job possible on every client’s yard,” Rheault said. “We pay close attention to detail. We don’t cut cor-

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FOR THE HOME ners. And a lot of people are aware of all the community work that we do and hire us [because] of it.â&#x20AC;? Runner-up: Meador Nursery Bragging rights: Denton Lawn Sprinkler, Inc.

BEST NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER Callowayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nursery 1601 Dallas Drive 940-591-8865 calloways.com The Callowayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nursery Denton location opened its doors in 1998 and offers a wide array of plants â&#x20AC;&#x153;developed and grown specifically for [North Texas],â&#x20AC;? said Alicia Hicks, director of marketing. The business, which has 17 Dallas-Fort Worth area locations, offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. In addition to plants, the company provides products that complement the plants, offers deliveries for certain products, and hosts free Saturday-morning clinics on â&#x20AC;&#x153;timely top-

icsâ&#x20AC;? and seasonal events and products to engage customers, Hicks wrote. The nursery employs â&#x20AC;&#x153;knowledgeable staff â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;more Texas Certified and Master Certified Nursery Professionals than any other retail organization in Texas,â&#x20AC;? according to Hicks. Runner-up: Meador Nursery Bragging rights: Dennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Farm Store

BEST PLUMBING BCI Mechanical Inc. 400 E. Oak St. 940-565-1010 www.bcimechanical.com BCI Mechanical Inc. has been in business for 30 years and is committed to providing the best service possible by tailoring services to the specific needs of the customer, said Charla Smith, a co-owner. The business offers services in heating, air conditioning, plumbing, remodeling and new construction for residential, commercial and industrial customers. According to Smith, BCI Mechanical looks to connect the best plumber or tech-

nician with a customer and offers â&#x20AC;&#x153;a broad base of knowledge and experience.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know no one really likes having to call a plumber or an A/C tech,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our employees understand that this is usually an inconvenience to our customers. We try to respond to each problem with respect for what the customer needs from us and give them the best solution for their individual situation. We encourage our customers to provide feedback to allow us to improve our service in the future.â&#x20AC;? Runner-up: AM Plumbing Bragging rights: Strittmatter Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing

BEST POOL COMPANY Gohlke Pools 909 Dallas Drive 940-384-7665 www.gohlkepools.com

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FOR THE HOME

Denton Trinity Roofing has been in business 34 years and provides service to residential and commercial clients in total roof replacement, routine roof maintenance, small repairs, attic ventilation assessments and insurance claims assistance. “We are a preferred contractor for multiple insurance companies,” according to Celeste Moran, office manager. “Our staff has over 150 years of combined experience and includes HAAG Certified Roof Inspectors, SMACNA certified sheet metal workers, and Texas Department of Insurance licensed adjusters.” Alan Chamberlain says he’s honored residents voted his company the Best in Denton winner for roofing and sincerely thanks “those who have allowed Denton Trinity Roofing to assist them with their roofing needs over the last 34 years.” Runner-up: Texas Roof & Fence Bragging rights: Roof Masters

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BEST STORAGE FACILITY

Storage Depot 1201 S. Loop 288 940-565-5996 www.denton.storage-depot.com Since 2004, Storage Depot has provided a place for residents to self-store its belongings. Sarah Cole, operations manager, says that the business attempts “to maintain a clean, secure, well-lit facility and provide the best customer service.” Storage facilities are alike but what sets Storage Depot apart is management, according to Cole. “We put our customers first to help them find the best solution for their storage needs,” according to Cole . “A little customer service goes a long way in any industry.” Runner-up: Advantage Storage Bragging rights: Bell Avenue Self Storage

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BEST ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY BEST RETIREMENT FACILITY/INDEPENDENT LIVING Good Samaritan Society – Denton Village 2500 Hinkle Drive 940-383-2651 www.good-sam.com

The nonprofit Good Samaritan Society’s Denton Village prides itself on its caring staff, devotion to residents and

high expectations. The organization, one of three programs operated by the Good Samaritan Society in Denton, provides a range of care options for residents 55 years old and older, including 60 twin homes, 94 apartments, 14 assisted living suites and 88 skilled nursing and rehabilitation beds. “Being a faith-based, not-for-profit, we’re blessed with the ability to bring high-quality services at affordable prices without compromising a person’s quality

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HEALTHY LIVING of life or standard of living,” said Administrator Michael R. Larson. “We do our best to help everyone maximize their lives to the best of their abilities and desires.” The facility also offers a number of health maintenance and wellness programs, maintains an indoor swimming pool and exercise room, and has a staff chaplain available to residents and their families and friends. The facility also works with local universities and school districts as a vocational training/externship site. “We’re a full service CCRC (Continuing of Care Retirement Community),” Larson said. Larson credits the high standards and staff for winning the community’s trust since it opened in Denton in 1976. “The historically progressive nature of this campus keeps us on the cutting edge of services for mature adults,” Larson said. “We intentionally strive to not just meet but exceed minimum standards and expectations in all departments and areas of our campus.”

Best Assisted Living Facility Runner-up: Good Samaritan Society – Lake Forest Village Bragging rights: The Vintage Best Retirement Facility/ Independent Living Runner-up: Dogwood Estates Bragging rights: Good Samaritan Society - Lake Forest Village

BEST CHIROPRACTOR/CLINIC DeHart Chiropractic 1503 N. Elm St. 940-566-1660 www.dehartchiro.com DeHart Chiropractic takes a “whole body healing” approach in providing chiropractic, acupuncture and allergy elimination treatments. But it’s the approach to patients that makes all the difference, says Dr. Sara L. DeHart. “This is a female-run business, so I think we are really in tune to the needs of our patients and just taking that extra

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HEALTHY LIVING dentistry in Denton for 30 years and considers his patients his friends. It is that longevity and personal attention that likely contributed to his selection as the Best Dentist/Dentist Office in Denton. “We have a real emphasis on caring for our patients on a personal level,” he said. “Every patient in this office is a friend and everybody on the staff works very hard to develop friendships.” Taylor says his chairside assistants have been with him for the entire 30 years, and other staff members have been with him for a long time. Patients will see the same faces when they return for treatment, he said. Taylor also believes it is important to listen to patients to learn their expectations and how he can care for them. He practices general dentistry, with patients ranging from infant to 100, and also has an interest in restoring implants and doing cosmetic work. He was born and raised in Denton, and says he never considered practicing anywhere else.

care of them, that extra step,” she said. “Customer service isn’t something you really get much any more. Our business is touch, and a lot of people don’t get a whole lot of that either.” DeHart is the owner and has been in practice for 17 years, and has been joined by associate Dr. Jennifer L. Polen. They are also certified in pediatric and prenatal treatment. “Our approach to whole body healing allows the body to heal itself,” according to a written response about the award. “With a caring staff and female doctors, we build relationships with our patients and their families. We genuinely care about getting our patients well.” Runner-up: Affordable Chiropractic & Massage Bragging rights: The Joint

BEST DENTIST/DENTIST OFFICE Gary G. Taylor, DDS 1300 Fulton St., Suite 102 940-565-1871 Dr. Gary G. Taylor has been practicing

Runner-up: Dr. Marc Q. Morris, DDS Bragging rights: Dr. Gaylen Fickey, DDS

BEST EYECARE Total Eyecare & Eyewear Gallery 3111 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Suite 100 940-891-3937 www.drkelbytrusty.com Total Eyecare prides itself on being a “total service optometric practice,” providing eye exams, treating eye diseases, handling vision prescriptions and selling frames and contact lenses. Dr. Kelby Trusty, the owneroptometrist of Total Eyecare, has been in business for 23 years. “We give superior eye health exams and invest in the latest technology to better [diagnose] and treat eye diseases,” company officials wrote in response to being voted Best Eyecare in Denton. The way patients are treated contributed to the award, they said. Plus the office likes to have a little fun. “We have fun at our office with our

patients and are constantly doing interactive events for our patients at our office and in our community,” according to the statement. Total Eyecare also has a wide range of frames and a frame stylist on staff to help patients make their selection. Runner-up: Ragsdale Vision Center Bragging rights: Advanced Eye Care Center

BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN/CLINIC Timothy McGuire, M.D. 1614 Scripture St., Suite 8 940-565-9118 www.timothymcguiremd.com Dr. Timothy McGuire treats a range of patients — from adolescence through adulthood — from flu and other sudden illnesses to long-term issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. But it’s the work McGuire and his staff do when patients aren’t in the office that may have won them the title of Best Family Physician. Follow-up phone calls, quick response on test results and expedited

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HEALTHY LIVING treatment when necessary are all standard procedure for the long-time family practitioner. “Our patients are like family,” said McGuire, who has been in practice for 25 years. “We try to do a really good job of communicating with our patients in a timely fashion so that they know that we care about them. We really care about their well-being.” The primary care practice also has extended evening and Saturday hours to help meet the needs of patients with busy schedules, and nurse practitioners are also available to help patients get treatment. Runner-up: The Family Doctors Bragging rights: Medical Clinic of North Texas, Denton

BEST HEARING CARE Denton Hearing Health Care 2540 Lillian Miller Parkway, Suite 100 940-387-0550 www.dentonhearing.com Denton Hearing Health Care has been in business for 35 years, providing hear-

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ing testing and services for everyone ranging from infants to adults. The husband-and-wife team of Chris and Judith Caudle are owners and audiologists. They are the only doctors of audiology to operate a private practice in Denton, Chris Caudle said. The business provides testing, fits patients with hearing aids, performs tests on patients with dizziness or middle ear problems and also serves as veterans advocates for benefits and conducts military compensation evaluations. “We feel that [our patients] realize that they can trust us to use the best technology available in the world,” Chris Caudle said. “We feel that our patients know that we truly care that they get the best benefit from every hearing aid that we fit. We feel that our patients know that, above all, they can trust us to provide the best hearing health care for their needs.” Runner-up: University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Clinic Bragging rights: Lifetime Hearing

Thank you to all our customers that voted for us as Best of Denton.

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For Voting Us Denton’s Best Veterinarian Dr. Cody Bullock and the staff at South Denton Animal Hospital would like to thank all of the people that voted for us! We appreciate all of our clients and their pets and their support and look forward to taking care of their needs going forward.

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BEST MASSAGE CENTER/SPA Soma Massage Therapy 529 Malone St. 940-536-8720 www.somadenton.com

Soma Massage Therapy spent its first two years operating out of the spare room in owner Amber Briggle’s home. Then in November the business moved to a bigger space in a new location and hired additional therapists. “The fact that we won the Best of Denton award after only a few months of having a ‘real’ office must mean we’re doing something right,” Briggle wrote in response to a questionnaire. The center offers a variety of massages, including deep tissue, prenatal, sports, Swedish, hot stone and integrative massage, as well as aromatherapy and reflexology. They are available for on-site chair massage for offices and events, and are available by appointment seven days a week. Briggle says Soma Massage takes a personal approach to clients and tailors the

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HEALTHY LIVING massage to the client’s unique needs. Soma also does not accept tips, she said. Runner-up: Still Waters & Co. Bragging rights: Essentials Day Spa

BEST MEDICAL CENTER Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton 3000 N. I-35 940-898-7000 www.texashealth.org/denton Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton’s presence in the community goes far beyond its dominating presence along Interstate 35. The 255-bed hospital provides a wide array of health services that are focused on keeping patients and their families at the center of the decision-making process. The 300 physicians on staff represent more than 40 specialties including diagnostic imaging, digestive health, emergency services, general surgery, heart and vascular treatment, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pediatric service, robotassisted surgeries, sleep medicine, urolo-

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BEST OB/GYN Caring for Women 2805 S. Mayhill Road 940-591-6700 www.cfwdenton.com Caring for Women is a diverse, advanced obstetrics and gynecological practice that includes treatment by board-certified physicians, certified nurse midwives or nurse practitioners. State-of-the-art technology includes 3D and 4D sonogram machines operated by a nationally certified sonographer, and many surgical procedures can be performed in the office. Dr. Caren Reaves, one of the physicians in the practice, said Caring for Women is unique because “we see our patients as individuals and partners in their case.”

It is their treatment and handling of patients that likely contributed to being named Best OB/GYN in Denton. Caring for Women has been open since 2001. Other physicians in the practice are Joseph S. Valenti, Monica Popov and Laura Finger. Runner-up: Medical Center of North Texas, Denton North Bragging rights: OB/GYN Specialists

BEST PEDIATRICIAN Cook Children’s South Denton Clinic 3201 Teasley Lane, Suite 102 940-565-1510 ww.CookChildrens.org Customer service and satisfaction are of utmost importance at Cook Children’s South Denton Clinic, with timely patient care a goal whether it be through same-day appointments or prompt phone calls. The clinic provides general pediatric services including well-check examinations, newborn checks, sick visits, behavioral consultations, and handles a number of procedures.

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HEALTHY LIVING “The physicians, nurses and office staff are friendly, caring and always willing to help,” officials said in a questionnaire after receiving notice of the award. “Our physicians go the extra mile for each patient and every opportunity the doctors have they will call back/contact their own patients. Runner-up: Cook Children’s Pediatrics on Bonnie Brae Bragging rights: Schulman Pediatrics

BEST PHARMACY Community Pharmacy 4400 Teasley Lane, Suite 100 940-382-1618 www.communitypharmacy.com Community Pharmacy is a full-service, local family-owned pharmacy that has been in business for 33 years. It provides retail and compounding services through an accredited compounding lab that can fulfill most any prescription.It is the only pharmacy in Denton accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board. “Excellent customer service is the key to

our success,” according to owner and pharmacists Kelly & Nancy Selby. Runner-up: Drug Emporium Bragging rights: S&J Pharmacy & Gifts

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST Denton Sports and Physical Therapy Center 534 N. Elm St. 940-566-5714 www.denton-therapy.com Denton Sports and Physical Therapy Center has been open for nearly 30 years providing physical therapy and rehabilitation for the Denton area. The center, operated by physical therapist and owner Dan Proctor, provides aquatic therapy in addition to other forms of physical therapy. The business credits its longevity, its active participation in the community and its wide range of clients with helping it win the Best of Denton award. Runner-up: D&D Sports Med Bragging rights: Velocity Physical Therapy

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Taking care of your pets is an important part of taking care of family. From the best groomers to the best veterinarians, we offer the top picks among Denton businesses who will make sure your pet has only the best.


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BEST PET BOARDING American Pet Spa & Resort 8827 S. U.S. Highway 377, Argyle 940-464-3300 www.americanpetspa.com American Pet Spa & Resort offers dog and cat boarding with inside rooms and outside patios, doggie daycare and dog training, grooming services and a built-in dog pool for swimming. American Pet Spa & Resort is the corporate sponsor for Ranch Hand Rescue, a nonprofit group that saves farm and ranch animals. Runner-up: Lucky Dog Ranch Bragging rights: CMC Dog Training

BEST PET GROOMING Beau’s Bath House and Doggie Spa 1800 Brinker Road, Suite 270 940-382-9274 www.beausbathhouse.com Beau’s Bath House and Doggie Spa made a big splash when it opened in 2010 with both full-service and self-service dog

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PETS washes. The dog-grooming facility uses only cruelty- and tear-free, all natural, organic or botanical products made in the USA. Beau’s Bath House and Doggie Spa doesn’t charge extra for specialty shampoos, conditioners, colognes, dental or nail care and self-serve customers can use the same made-just-for-dogs products the staff uses. Beau’s unique in-and-out K-9 spa tubs are easy on the back, owner Ginna Anthony says. Customers know that Beau’s staff takes the time to get to know each pet. No two dogs are alike and the individualized attention and care means both customers and dogs leave Beau’s not only clean, but happy, Anthony says. Runner-up: Pampered Pooch Bragging rights: Fish n’ Chirps Pet Center

BEST PET RESCUE ORGANIZATION City of Denton Animal Shelter 300 S. Woodrow Lane 940-349-7594 www.petfinder.com/shelter/denton

The Denton Animal Shelter got the top votes for best pet rescue organization, and the facilities will get even better when it moves into its new home this summer. The city’s current location has been the temporary home of lost and unwanted animals for 35 years. The city expects to open its new, expanded facility - the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center - near North Lakes Park this summer. Animal Services Supervisor Woodie L. Wilson says the city staff and volunteers have made big efforts in the past several years to get animals into homes and out to other rescue groups in the community. Social media has played a large part in the group’s recent successes, with the live animal release rate increasing from 10 percent in 2004 to 88 percent in 2014. Runner-up: Denton Animal Shelter Foundation Bragging rights: Denton Humane Society

BEST PET TRAINING CMC Dog Training 964 Red Rock Circle, Flower Mound 817-430-1292 www.cmcdogtraining.com

Founded in 2000, the family-ownedand-operated CMC Dog Training provides instruction for beginners through advanced in group classes and private lessons, and both on and off leash training. CMC also provides American Kennel Club competition training and the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen training, including testing and certification for good citizen and therapy dogs. Owner Susan Warren says her trainers are the best in the business and truly care for the well-being of the dogs they help train. Trainers at CMC have at least 15 years of experience and Warren has more than 40 years of experience. Warren not only handles all different breeds for AKC conformation and obedience, she also has extensive training and fieldwork in search-and-rescue with her own German shepherds.

Thank You Denton for voting for Good Samaritan - Lake Forest Village for Best of Denton!

Lake Forest is growing!

We Offer: • APARTMENTS • TWIN HOMES & COTTAGES • ASSISTED LIVING • SKILLED NURSING • REHABILITATION

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Enjoy being pampered with retirement! Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village will provide cooking, cleaning, scheduled fun activities, local transportation and pure love. Just another reason to live at Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village.

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BEST VETERINARIAN South Denton Animal Hospital Cody Bullock DVM 2720 James St. 940-383-3731

South Denton Animal Hospital is a general veterinary practice that helps clients care for their dogs and cats. Services include vaccinations, dental care, spay and neuter and other general animal care. In addition to the great care it provides, South Denton Animal Hospital is known for its friendly staff and affordable fees. South Denton Animal Hospital has been operating in the same location since 1975, and was purchased by Dr. Cody Bullock in 2011. Owners can count on clear communication about their pet’s needs and trust that Bullock and the staff at South

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REAL ESTATE BEST APARTMENT COMPLEX Timberlinks at Denton 5201 Par Drive 940-384-9700 www.timberlinksatdenton.com Open since 2004, the staff at Timberlinks strives to provide their residents the highest quality living environment. The apartments offer a home to meet each resident’s needs as well as quality amenities. Managers Jackie Smith, Sheri Snow and Cedric Lawom say that Timberlinks residents take pride in Timberlinks and have created a tight-knit community. Runner-up: Woodhill Apartments Bragging rights: Coronado North ApartmentsOpen since 2004, the staff at

BEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE COMPANY Scott Brown Commercial 1400 Dallas Drive 940-320-1200 www.sbpcommercial.com

Established in 1992, Scott Brown Properties has built its business on providing it clients “turn-key” services for commercial investors, including landlord/tenant representation in all property types, asset and property management services, and development and construction management. Broker/Commercial Property Manager Ryan Davenport said the firm’s mission for 22 years, and counting, is to provide clients the very best customer service using the skills and market expertise of its brokers. Runner-up: Verus Real Estate Advisors Bragging rights: Axis Real Estate Group

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BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT/ REAL ESTATE TEAM McKissack Realty Group 2434 Lillian Miller Parkway 940-383-6683 940-381-7045 www.mckissackrealty.com Family owned and operated since 1982, McKissack Realty Group is a full service

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BEST REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE Keller Williams Realty 2434 Lillian Miller Parkway 940-484-9411 www.kwdenton.yourkwoffice.com

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throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina and includes a fleet of 36 box trucks. Little Guys offers packing supplies, packing labor, local and interstate moving, residential and commercial moving, pianos and specialty items moving, rental truck loading/unloading as well as therapeutic relocation advice and friendly smiles. Branch manager Brad Steiger says the

company wants to change the way people perceive the moving industry by specializing in a higher quality moving experience that caters to customer needs. No move is too big or too small for Little Guys to help navigate. Look around Denton and you won’t just see Little Guys trucks around town on the job. You’ll also see them participating in community events as well. Runner-up: KAZ Surveying Bragging rights: Arthur Surveying Co.

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Thanks, Denton, for your support and making Denton the best place to do business!

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BEST ATTORNEY/LAW FIRM

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Minor & Jester, P.C. 502 W. Oak St., Suite 200 940-387-7585 www.minorandjester.com This is the third year in a row that Minor & Jester, P.C. has taken the Best of Denton’s top spot in this category. Tom Jester joined the firm in 1967 and said the firm is one of the oldest and most respected law firms in Denton. A majority of the firm’s business comes from repeat clients and referrals. The firm serves clients with the expectation that they will work with them again in the future and that clients will refer friends and family. Runner-up: Marsh, Paine & Waddill, P.C. Bragging rights: Sawko & Burroughs, P.C.

BEST BAIL BONDS Shawn Cagle-City Hall Bail Bonds 1602 E. McKinney St. 940-381-0338

Shawn Cagle, owner of Shawn CagleCity Hall Bail Bonds, jumped into the family business to become a bail bondsman, spurred by his name recognition in the community. He said he was born and raised in Denton County and while growing up, he developed a reputation for honesty, trustworthiness and for being a hard worker. The name recognition started with his father’s business, Cagle Bail Bonds, where he worked part-time. Shortly after it closed, he re-opened a bail bonds business of his own in 1997. Runner-up: Webb’s County Wide Bail Bonds Bragging rights: Doc’s Bail Bonds

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BEST BANK/FINANCIAL INSTITUTION DATCU 225 W. Mulberry St. 940-387-8585 www.datcu.org Founded in Denton in 1936, DATCU

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Thank you, Denton, for all the support you have given us for thirty-five years of service! We appreciate your confidence in us and hope we can continue to exceed your expectations in the years to come.What an honor to be voted best in Denton! We want to thank YOU for making our business a success. We also wish to welcome a new member of our office, Katie Bessent, who will earn her doctorate degree next month, and thank our office manager,Virginia Rainey, for all her hard work and dedication. Thank you again to each and every person who has supported us in our mission to provide quality, trustworthy and professional hearing services in Denton county.

From left to right: Dr. Chris Caudle, Dr. Judi Caudle, Katie Bessent, & Virginia Rainey

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has won the hearts of the community as the best bank or financial institution. During its 78 years in Denton, company officials said DATCU developed a unique relationship with the community to ensure its members and local residents live in a community that makes them proud. Runner-up: NORTHSTAR BANK Bragging rights: PointBank

BEST BARBER SHOP Campus Barber Shop 311 E. Hickory St. 940-387-6036 www.campusbarbershop.com

Last year, Jeremy Carroll considered it a big honor to snag the best barber shop honor for two consecutive years. And It’s an honor he can keep another year. Carroll’s barbershop is known for its casual atmosphere as customers receive services like straight razor shaving. For 51 years, the shop sat on Fry Street across from the University of North Texas. Two years ago, the shop relocated to downtown Denton, attracting more business.

Runner-up: Unique Barber Stylists Bragging rights: Sport Clips

BEST COMPUTER SERVICE REPAIR Geek on Wheels 512 N. Locust St. 940-382-8644 www.geekonwheels.com The team at Geek on Wheels believes that the relationships they develop with their customers go together like a motherboard to a hard drive. The company’s model is based on educating the consumer so they may be empowered by technology. Owner Reese Ormand said he looks at his customers as partners in business, who grow with the business. Ormand is a Denton native and prefers providing services to locals whenever he can. He says being a locally-owned business that also provides a great service is a winning combination. Runner-up: Geek Squad Bragging rights: The Local Circuit

DeHart Chiropractic We would like to Thank You for recognizing us! Our patients come first!

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BEST CONVENIENCE STORE/GAS QuikTrip Multiple locations in Denton www.quiktrip.com

QuikTrip convenience stores and gasoline retailers offer gas at competitive prices, food and snacks, coffee and other drinks in a neighborhood near you. QuikTrip has four locations in Denton, making it easy-in and easy-out for busy Dentonites. Runner-up: Midway Mart Bragging rights: RaceTrac

BEST DRY CLEANING Comet Cleaners 507 W. University Drive 940-381-1182 www.dentondrycleaners.com Denton residents don’t mind revealing their dirty laundry when it comes to Comet Cleaners, which offers affordable prices and same-day pickup. Comet Cleaners has been in business for 25 years, providing services for resi-

dents who might need a wedding dress cleaned, a suit pressed and a last-minute stain removed. Owner Mark Kerr says he believes Denton residents appreciate that the company is locally owned and cares about their customers and the city. He says he wants his company to be part of keeping Denton beautiful inside and out. Runner-up: Dry Clean Super Center Bragging rights: Lee Cleaners

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BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING Edward Jones Financial Advisor Kyle A. Nayfa 324 Sunset St., Suite 100 940-566-4757 www.edwardjones.com Financial Advisor Kyle A. Nayfa with Edward Jones says becoming Denton’s best isn’t an easy task. He said he’s worked hard to earn his clients’ trust and respect. Because each client has unique goals they would like to reach, Nayfa takes time with each one and tailors the meeting and financial advice based on their goals.

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Denton Florist 2926 E. University Drive 940-387-6191 www.dentonflorist.com

Denton Florist continues to prove it’s the preferred florist in Denton, winning Denton’s best for the 12th year in a row. Owner Christine Dear has been a florist for more than 25 years. She was a parttime employee at the shop while she was going to school and decided to buy the business when she was 22 years old after the previous owners decided to sell.

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BEST HAIR SALON Salon LaPage 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 140 940-380-1110 www.salonlapage.com If you’re looking for a salon that seeks to win your loyalty by making you feel part of a family, Salon Lapage may be your fit. Salon LaPage celebrated its 10th anniversary April 10. Owner Daphne Arrington said she hopes residents voted her business as one of the Best of Denton because of the company’s efforts to earn its customers’ loyalty. Arrington said her business is unique because it’s not simply an employee-driven business or a business that just turns looks.

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Denton Animal Shelter 300 Woodrow, Denton, TX 76205 (940) 349-7594

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Nayfa provides one-on-one service with his clients, providing advice on retirement, college planning, life insurance sales and long-term care. Nayfa began his office 10 years ago, but the Edward Jones financial services has been around since 1922. Runner-up: Laura W. Gentry — Avisco Financial Bragging rights: Raymond James Financial Services

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SERVICES She said the business wants strong relationships with customers, and she believes loyalty is key to success. Runner-up: SoHo Salon Bragging rights: HeadRush Salon

BEST HOTEL Wildwood Inn 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway 940-243-4919 www.denton-wildwoodinn.com Self-described as Denton’s hidden gem, the Wildwood Inn is a boutique hotel, unique wedding venue and 4-star hotel. The hotel, owned by Keith and Sarah Walters, provides a romantic and intimate atmosphere perfect for a night out. The chefs provide high-quality food and the staff is professional and courteous. The inn has 14 guest rooms and space for indoor/outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. The restaurant is open Thursday through Saturday. Runner-up: Hilton Garden Inn Bragging rights: Courtyard By Marriott

BEST INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENCY

Ramey & King Insurance 510 N. I-35E 940-382-9691 www.rameyking.com Ramey & King Insurance has been a part of the Denton business community since 1876. A former mayor at the time, Oliver Perry Poe, was an advocate for the growth of the insurance sector in the city, recognizing its importance M. L. Ramey King first got involved in 1920, and the name was changed in 1964 when Marvin Ramey and Terrell King purchased the interests from another partner. Today the business is headed by Jeff and James King, carrying the family tradition of quality customer service and making sure customer needs are met. Runner-up: Tim Shoopman, State Farm Insurance Agent Bragging rights: Alan Zimmerer, State Farm Insurance Agent

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Thank You Denton for Voting for Us as The Best Deli/Sub Sandwich Shop

1400 S. Loop 288 #116 Denton, TX 76205 940-383-3233

Family owned and operated, New York Sub-Hub, formerly known as New York Subway of Denton, was established in 1979. It has since become a local favorite for its outstanding customer service, extremely low prices, and delicious sub sandwiches, salads, fresh soups and more. Although the name has changed, we promise the same first rate service and famous eastern style subs you have come to expect from New York Sub-Hub. DR

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BEST PEST CONTROL Adams Exterminating Company 1201 E. McKinney St. 940-387-1502 www.adamspest.com

Since 1947, Adams Exterminating Company has helped Denton residents rid their homes and businesses of pesky pests and termites.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO Eagleton Photography 416 S. Elm St., Suite 101 940-891-1534 www.eagletonphotography.com Eagleton Photography has captured its Denton customers for 20 years. Owner Walter Eagleton says his business is very personal, offering a one-on-one experience for each of its clients. The company consistently delivers a

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Employees at Envy Nail Spa don’t want their customers to just look good, they also want them to feel good. Owners Hai and Thien Nguyen said they know anyone can provide good customer service, so their company tries to go beyond that. Employees cater to the needs of their clients and services them based on their mood and their comfort level, they said. Runner-up: Bella Salon & Spa Bragging rights: Deluxe Nails & Spa

During the company’s 67 years in business, manager Dustin Adams says the company has developed excellent customer service, innovation and a commitment to quality. He says the company provides reliable, honest and effective service for Denton, which has helped forge strong relationships with long-time customers. Runner-up: Denton County Termite and Pest Control Bragging rights: Affordable Pest Control

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2013 Best Wings in Denton! Thank You Denton For Selecting Us For Two Years! Stop By And Taste Some Of Our Wings... Wing Stop Razor Ranch Wing Stop South Ridge Village 2710 West University #1012 2430 Interstate 35E South #100 Denton, TX 76201 Denton, TX 76205 940-566-0007 940-483-9464 Hours at both locations: 11am – midnight 7 days a week.

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of services, he has to show up each day and work hard, always looking to improve. Runner-up: AlphaGraphics Bragging rights: Eagle & Wheeler

BEST PRINT/COPY SHOP

Planet Tan 1129 Avenue C 940-891-9563 www.planettan.com

Cooper’s Copies and Printing 1024 Dallas Drive 940-566-2679 www.coopers-copies.com Last year, when Mike Cooper, owner of Cooper’s Copies & Printing, took the top spot in Best of Denton he knew he still could improve his services. Cooper’s has been in business since 1987 and does everything from car vehicle wraps to last-minute jobs. Cooper says to maintain his high level

BEST TANNING SALON

Shocks & Wheel Alignment

For those without enough time to catch some sun this summer, Planet Tan offers a seven-day-a-week operation. Company representatives say Planet Tan is a fun, hip place with friendly helpful employees and offers 16 locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Runner-up: Palm Beach Tan Bragging rights: Tantrum Airbrush Tanning, LLC

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Thank you for voting Adams Exterminating the best pest control in Denton for the last two years! We are thankful for our customers and are proud to live and work in this great community. 940-387-1502 www.adamspest.com

Serving Denton for 32 years!

As our community grows, so do we. We know you have a choice when it comes to health care, and we’re honored that Denton Record-Chronicle readers chose us.

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BEST ANTIQUE STORE VINTAGE SHOP Downtown Mini Mall 1 and 2 118 N. Locust St. 940-387-0024 If you are looking for a place that’s uniquely Denton, stop by and get lost in the treasures at the Downtown Mini Mall. The Mini Mall is a place you take your out-of-town friends for a friendly and informed shopping experience unlike any other. Be it a sparkly dress, some framed art or a piece of Coca-Cola memorabilia, you are sure to come across your very own hidden treasure and it’s one of the reasons the malls have become a mainstay in the historic downtown Square for more than 30 years. Owner Leo Will said both malls have merchandise that will immerse shoppers into another time and essentially provide that “blast from the past.” Best Antique store Runner-up: Antique and Western Heritage Gallery Bragging rights: County Seat Antiques Best Vintage Shop Runner-up: Rose Costumes Bragging rights: Circa 77 Vintage

BEST BEER STORE Midway Mart 406 W. Hickory St. 940-387-5499 www.midwaymartdenton.com The large variety of alcoholic beverages has kept this business going strong for 19 years. Midway Mart is a gas station and convenience store that residents keep coming back to for gas, food and, of course, beer. Priding themselves as carrying the best selection of craft beer in Denton is a key staple to make sure the store remains successful. Management said they strive to provide the best customer service daily in addition to providing an array of beer and wine to the residents of Denton. Runner-up: Metzler’s Food and Beverage Bragging rights: Buckeye Liquor Store

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BEST BOOK STORE BEST MUSIC/MOVE/GAMING STORE BEST STORE ON THE DENTON SQUARE Recycled Books, Records and CDs 200 N. Locust St. 940-566-5688 www.recycledbooks.com

If you are in search of a good read or new album, look no further. After more than 25 years in business, Recycled Books is a 17,000-square-foot haven for music and book lovers alike at the corner of Oak and Locust streets on Denton’s downtown Square. It is the kind of place where you can spend hours pouring through shelves and shelves of books or searching for that album you remember from years ago. With a constantly updated inventory, returning customers — as well as new — are able to uncover a hidden gem throughout the store’s many nooks and crannies with each visit. The staff works hard to keep an interesting selection of books, music and movies flowing by buying new and used books from the community to sell back to customers at affordable prices. Best Book Store Runner-up: Barnes & Noble Bragging rights: Mardel Christian and Education Best Music/Movie/Gaming Runner-up: Mad World Records Bragging rights: More Fun Comics and Games Best Store on the Denton Square Runner-up: Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Bragging rights: Atomic Candy

BEST CLOTHING STORE la di da Downtown Denton Boutique 114 N. Locust St. 940-442-6888 www.ladidadenton.com Staying fashion forward is essential to any Denton fashionista and the staff at La Di Da Downtown Denton Boutique is ready to assist. They strive to provide a fun shopping experience while giving the consumer personal attention, which ranks them among the best in Denton. Outfits are available for a wide range of

ages and are ready for purchase at this locally-owned boutique that’s been around since 2005. Runner-up: Small Fry Children’s Clothing Bragging rights: Circa 77 Vintage

BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE Cupboard Natural Foods & Café 200 W. Congress St. 940-387-5386 www.cupboardnaturalfoods.com The Cupboard Natural Foods and Café has been in business for 48 years and if you are looking to purchase organic, natural and local foods, this is the place to shop. The café serves up salads and sandwiches using 100 percent natural and madefrom-scratch ingredients — crafting with local and organic when possible. The menu also includes natural bakery, vegan, glutenfree and Paleo dishes. General Manager Paul Tanis said customer service and providing all natural foods to his consumers is the store’s top priority, aiding in their Best of Denton win. Runner-up: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Bragging rights: Drug Emporium

BEST JEWELRY STORE First People’s Jewelers 117 N. Elm St. 940-383-3032 www.firstpeoplesjewelers.com Whether you are looking for the perfect ring to pop the question, or a commemorative memento to present to your

upcoming graduate, First People’s Jewelers has been the long-standing Denton tradition for 40 years. Have a broken bracelet sitting in a drawer you are longing to wear again? Does your watch need a new battery? Ask for assistance. Manager Kelsi Sadberry said their staff has a combined 140 years of experience ready to serve you, the customer. With a unique inventory of earrings, rings, necklaces and more to choose from, Sadberry says they are willing to help create a custom piece to call your own. With a commitment to helping area non-profits and top-notch customer service, Sadberry hopes First People’s Jewelers is the place you can call home for all your jewelry needs. Runner-up: Nasr Bros Jewelers Bragging rights: Sleeping Lizzards

BEST LIQUOR STORE Buckeye Liquor Store 104 N. Stemmons Freeway, Lake Dallas 940-321-4723 A longtime staple in the community is an estimated 3,500-square-foot liquor store along Interstate 35E. Manager David Felan says their superb service is what keeps customers coming back. “We try to keep things very local,” Felon said. “ Everyone knows your name when you walk in.” The vast selection of liquor and beer is not the only thing that keeps customers coming back.


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The store also carries hundreds of house wines from Argentina and beyond. In addition to friendliness, the willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to fulfill the customer’s request for a special order helped Buckeye achieve the title of “Best Liquor Store.” Runner-up: Paradise Liquors Bragging rights: Goody Goody Liquor

BEST RESALE SHOP Twice as Nice Resale 413 E. Oak St. 940-383-8267 www.twiceasniceresale.com Twice as Nice Resale is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary this June and it’s no surprise why this non-profit shop was voted Best in Denton. From new and gently used furniture, home décor, vintage, collectibles, art, books and clothing for the family all offered at reasonable prices, you can’t go wrong. Operated by volunteers, the store stays involved with the community — even offering internships to students from Texas Woman’s University and University of North Texas, who earn community service credit for their work. Management said while Twice as Nice Resale has a department store feel, shoppers appreciate the friendly staff and even enjoy knowing their dollar is used to support more local efforts, such as the Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center. Runner-up: Plato’s Closest Bragging rights: Denton Thrift

BEST SPECIALTY STORE Atomic Candy 105 W. Hickory St. 940-383-3780 http://atomic-candy.com/

Stepping into Atomic Candy can be a bit of a throwback, with a classic retro setting stocked with specialty sodas, candies and novelty toys that can bring on childhood memories. The store’s charm is the key to its success, Tim Loyd, the store owner, says. The store is more than what it stocks on the shelves; it is an experience. “If you don’t have a smile when you enter, you will by the time you leave,” he said.

and spurs as well as 1936 Texas Centennial items, she said. While checking out the museum, you can purchase saddles and tack or get your straw or felt cowboy hat hand-creased or shaped. Family owned and operated, Wilkinson said their customers always come first and that’s why she thinks they won Best of Denton. Runner-up: Foster’s Western Wear & Saddle Shop Bragging rights: Smith Brothers

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Varieties of specialty root beer line the shelves while there are heaps of old school candy such as candy cigarettes alongside newer favorites to make sure no customer leaves disappointed. Runner-up: Sleeping Lizzards Bragging Rights: DIME store

BEST THRIFT STORE Denton Thrift 708 W. University Drive Denton Thrift is known among the college crowd as the “go-to” place for hip, stylish and affordable clothing. When you walk into the store, clothing for all ages is generally available. You might have to do some digging, but it’s part of the fun in finding your special new jacket, purse or hat.

Not only are racks of clothes found throughout, but you just might find a new toy, baby item or sought-after vinyl record lying around. Runner-up: Twice as Nice Resale Bragging rights: Ruth’s Room

BEST WESTERN WEAR STORE Weldon’s Western Wear, Saddle Shop and Cowboy Museum 345 E. Hickory St. 940-382-1921 www.weldonswestern.com Providing quality western wear for the entire family has been a tradition since Weldon’s opened for business in 1957. Manager Kippie Wilkinson says their in-store cowboy museum is somewhat of a hidden gem that features a trove of Texas Cowboy memorabilia. The museum features a collection of antique bits

Metzler’s 628 Londonderry Lane 940-591-1652 1115 E. University Drive 940-383-3663 www.metzlerscatering.com Metzler’s is at the top of two categories, with catering options ranging from their signature barbecue to turkey and dressing to prime rib and an extensive wine and beer selection After being in business for nearly 20 years, owner Roy Metzler says his business has been successful because they offer good food and selections at a fair price. For catering at events, Metzler’s can customize any of its preplanned large plates or party trays and also offers full bar service to make the experience easy on the customer. If you aren’t having a large event, you can still enjoy the barbecue at one of two locations in Denton, or explore the wine and beer selection. Runner-up: Wine Squared Bragging rights: Vigne Wine Shop


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Auto Dealership (New) Winner: James Wood AutoPark Runner-up: Bill Utter Ford Bragging rights: Classic of Denton Auto Dealership (Pre-owned) Winner: James Wood AutoPark Runner-up: Bill Utter Ford Bragging rights: Classic of Denton Auto Service/Repair Winner: Tommy’s Hi-Tech Auto Repair Runner-up: Dave’s Foreign Car Service Bragging rights: Charlie Beck’s Garage Car Wash Winner: The Wash Factory Runner-up: Heritage Car Wash Bragging rights: Lone Star Car Wash & Detail Oil Change Winner: Kwik Kar Runner-up: The Sticker Station Bragging rights: Classic of Denton Paint and Body Shop Winner: Caliber Collision Runner-up: Gene’s Paint & Body Shop Bragging rights: Backwoods Classics

BARS & NIGHTLIFE

Bar Winner: Oak St. Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor Runner-up: East Side Social Club Bragging rights: Dan’s Silverleaf Bartending Staff Winner: Oak St. Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor Runner-up: Paschall Bar Bragging rights: Dan’s Silverleaf Beer Selection Winner: Oak St. Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor Runner-up: East Side Social Club Bragging rights: The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Drink Menu Winner: Paschall Bar Runner-up: East Side Social Club Bragging rights: Mulberry Street Cantina Happy Hour Winner: Oak St. Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor Runner-up: Mellow Mushroom Bragging rights: Chuy’s Karaoke Night Winner: Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair Runner-up: The Abbey Underground Bragging rights: Andy’s Bar Live Music Venue Winner: Dan’s Silverleaf Runner-up: Rubber Gloves Bragging rights: The Abbey Underground Patio Winner: Oak St. Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor Runner-up: East Side Social Club Bragging rights: LSA Burger Co. Pool Tables Winner: The Labb Runner-up: JR Pockets Bragging rights: Dusty’s Bar & Grill Sports Bar Winner: Pourhouse Sports Grill Runner-up: Buffalo Wild Wings Bragging rights: The Labb Wine List Winner: Hannah’s Off The Square Runner-up: Wine Squared Bragging rights: Vigne Wine Shop

DENTON LIFE & FUN

Child Care Winner: First Baptist Child Development Center Runner-up: Wellspring Christian Academy Bragging rights: First United Methodist Church

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Children’s Day Out Community Event Winner: Arts & Jazz Festival Runner-up: North Texas Fair & Rodeo Bragging rights: Denton Community Market Dance Studio Winner: Denton Dance Conservatory Runner-up: Denton Ballet Company Bragging rights: A Time to Dance Studio Gymnastics Winner: Achievers Gymnastics Center Runner-up: Denton Gymnastics Academy Bragging rights: Dynasty Cheer Academy Health & Fitness Club Winner: LA Fitness Runner-up: North Lakes Recreation Center Bragging rights: Denton Jazzercise Live/Movie Theater Winner: Denton Movie Tavern Runner-up: Cinemark Bragging rights: Denton Community Theatre Martial Arts Studio Winner: Reding Martial Arts Runner-up: Denton Taekwondo Academy Bragging rights: Denton Academy of Martial Arts Place to Create Arts/Crafts Winner: SCRAP Denton Runner-up: Time to Kiln Bragging rights: Serendipity On The Square Private/Group Music Lessons Winner: UNT String Program Runner-up: Bonduris Music Bragging rights: The Ghost Note Wedding Venue Winner: TWU’s Little Chapel in the Woods Runner-up: Wildwood Inn Bragging rights: Ashton Gardens Yoga Studio Winner: The Yoga Hut Runner-up: Denton Yoga Center Bragging rights: Twisted Bodies

EATS

Affordable Winner: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Runner-up: Rooster’s Roadhouse Bragging rights: Mr. Chopsticks Asian Winner: Mr. Chopsticks Runner-up: Andaman Thai Restaurant Bragging rights: Chinatown Café Barbecue Winner: Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ Runner-up: Metzler’s BBQ Bragging rights: Rooster’s Roadhouse Best Kept Secret Restaurant Winner: Seven Mile Café Runner-up: Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Bragging rights: The Chestnut Tree Breakfast Winner: Oldwest Café Runner-up: Seven Mile Café Bragging rights: Loco Café Buffet Winner: Chinatown Café Runner-up: Buffet King Bragging rights: Double Dave’s Pizzaworks Business Lunch Winner: Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar Runner-up: Hannah’s Off The Square Bragging rights: The Chestnut Tree Candy/Cookie/Cake Shop Winner: Atomic Candy Runner-up: Candy Haven Bragging rights: Ravelin Bakery Catering Winner: Metzler’s BBQ Runner-up: El Guapo’s Bragging rights: Extreme Cuisine

Coffeehouse Winner: Jupiter House Coffee Runner-up: Zera Coffee Company Bragging rights: Seven Mile Café Deli/Sub/Sandwich Shop Winner: New York Sub-Hub Runner-up: Weinberger’s Deli Bragging rights: Smiling Moose Deli Fine Dining Winner: Hannah’s Off The Square Runner-up: Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar Bragging rights: Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Frozen Treat Winner: Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain Runner-up: Mr. Frosty’s Bragging rights: Yogurt Story Hamburger Winner: LSA Burger Co. Runner-up: Denton County Independent Hamburger Bragging rights: RG’s Burgers & Grill Homestyle Winner: Babe’s Chicken Dinner House Runner-up: Oldwest Cafe Bragging rights: Cartwright’s Ranch House Italian Winner: Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Runner-up: Luigi’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant Bragging rights: Don Camillo Italian Cuisine Mexican/Tex-Mex Winner: Chuy’s Runner-up: El Matador Restaurant Bragging rights: El Guapo’s Most Romantic Restaurant Winner: Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Runner-up: Hannah’s Off The Square Bragging rights: Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar New Restaurant Opened in 2013 Winner: LSA Burger Co. Runner-up: Rusty Taco Bragging rights: Viet Bites Pizza Winner: Mellow Mushroom Runner-up: J&J’s Pizza Bragging rights: Palio’s Pizza Seafood Winner: Frilly’s Seafood Bayou Kitchen Runner-up: Dani Rae’s Gulf Coast Kitchen Bragging rights: Hoochie’s Oyster House Steak Winner: Texas Roadhouse Runner-up: Outback Steakhouse Bragging rights: Hannah’s Off The Square Veggie Fare/Health Food Winner: Cupboard Natural Foods & Cafe Runner-up: Mr. Chopsticks Bragging rights: The Bowllery Wings Winner: Wingstop Runner-up: Buffalo Wild Wings Bragging rights: Boomer Jack’s Grill & Bar

FOR THE HOME

Carpet/Flooring Store Winner: Smitty’s Floor Covering Runner-up: My Flooring America Bragging rights: Carpets Plus Home Renovation Design Center Cleaning Service for the Home Winner: Maid in America Runner-up: Molly Maid Bragging rights: MaidPro Electrical Winner: Denton Electric, Inc. Runner-up: C & G Electric, Inc. Bragging rights: Jeffries Electric Fencing Winner: Denton Fence and Tree Services Runner-up: Texas Roof & Fence

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Bragging rights: All Texas Fence Heating & Air Conditioning Company Winner: Work Environmental Runner-up: BCI Mechanical, Inc. Bragging rights: Strittmatters Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, Inc. Home Furnishing Store Winner: Thomas’ Ethan Allen Interiors Runner-up: Adams Furniture Bragging rights: Ruth’s Room Kitchen/Bath Remodeler Winner: TriStar Repair & Construction Runner-up: Carpets Plus Home Renovation Design Center Bragging rights: Distinct Designs Landscaping Service Winner: Frenchy’s Lawn and Tree Service Runner-up: Meador Nursery Bragging rights: Denton Lawn Sprinkler, Inc. Nursery/Garden Center Winner: Calloway’s Nursery Runner-up: Meador Nursery Bragging rights: Dennis’ Farm Store Plumbing Winner: BCI Mechanical, Inc. Runner-up: AM Plumbing Bragging rights: Strittmatter Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, Inc. Pool Company Winner: Gohlke Pools Runner-up: Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies Bragging rights: Denton Pools Roofing Winner: Denton Trinity Roofing Runner-up: Texas Roof & Fence Bragging rights: Roof Masters Storage Facility Winner: Storage Depot Runner-up: Advantage Storage Bragging rights: Bell Avenue Self Storage

HEALTHY LIVING

Assisted Living Facility Winner: Good Samaritan Society - Denton Village Runner-up: Good Samaritan Society - Lake Forest Village Bragging rights: The Vintage Chiropractor/Clinic Winner: DeHart Chiropractic Runner-up: Affordable Chiropractic & Massage Bragging rights: The Joint Dentist/Dentist Office Winner: Gary G. Taylor, DDS Runner-up: Marc Q. Morris, DDS Bragging rights: Gaylen Fickey, DDS Eyecare Winner: Total Eyecare Runner-up: Ragsdale Vision Center Bragging rights: Advanced Eye Care Center Family Physician/Clinic Winner: Timothy McGuire, MD Runner-up: The Family Doctors Bragging rights: Medical Clinic of North Texas, Denton Hearing Care Winner: Denton Hearing Health Care Runner-up: UNT Speech and Hearing Clinic Bragging rights: Lifetime Hearing Massage Therapy/Spa Winner: Soma Massage Therapy Runner-up: Still Waters & Co. Bragging rights: Essentials Day Spa Medical Center Winner: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton Runner-up: Denton Regional Medical Center Bragging rights: CareNow Denton OB/GYN Winner: Caring for Women


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Runner-up: Medical Clinic of North Texas, Denton North Bragging rights: OB/GYN Specialists Pediatrician Winner: Cook Children’s Pediatrics on Teasley Lane Runner-up: Cook Children’s Pediatrics on Bonnie Brae Street Bragging rights: Schulman Pediatrics Pharmacy Winner: Community Pharmacy Runner-up: Drug Emporium Bragging rights: S&J Pharmacy & Gifts Physical Therapist Winner: Denton Sports & Physical Therapy Center Runner-up: D&D Sports Med Bragging rights: Velocity Physical Therapy Retirement Facility/Independent Living Winner: Good Samaritan Society - Denton Village Runner-up: Dogwood Estates Bragging rights: Good Samaritan Society - Lake Forest

PETS

Pet Boarding Winner: American Pet Spa & Resort Runner-up: Lucky Dog Ranch Bragging rights: CMC Dog Training Pet Grooming Winner: Beau’s Bath House and Doggie Spa Runner-up: Pampered Pooch Bragging rights: Fish n’ Chirps Pet Center Pet Rescue Organization Winner: Denton Animal Shelter Runner-up: Denton Animal Shelter Foundation Bragging rights: Denton Humane Society Pet Training Winner: CMC Dog Training Runner-up: Golden Triangle Dog Obedience Group Bragging rights: On The Ball K9 Training LLC Veterinarian Winner: South Denton Animal Hospital Runner-up: Southridge Animal Hospital Bragging rights: Animal Hospital on Teasley Lane

REAL ESTATE

Apartment Complex Winner: Timberlinks at Denton Runner-up: Woodhill Apartments Bragging rights: Coronado North Apartments Commercial Real Estate Company Winner: Scott Brown Commercial Runner-up: Verus Real Estate Advisors Bragging rights: Axis Realty Group Real Estate Agent/Real Estate Team Winner: McKissack Realty Group Runner-up: Cami Hobbs-Earhart, Real T Team Bragging rights: Laura Mauelshagen, Ebby Halliday Real Estate Brokerage Winner: Keller Williams Realty Runner-up: Ebby Halliday Bragging rights: Real T Team Real Estate Services Winner: Little Guys Movers, Inc. Runner-up: KAZ Surveying Bragging rights: Arthur Surveying Co.

SERVICES

Attorney/Law Firm Winner: Minor & Jester, P.C. Runner-up: Marsh, Paine & Waddill, P.C. Bragging rights: Sawko & Burroughs, P.C. Bail Bonds Winner: Shawn Cagle-City Hall Bail Bonds Runner-up: Webb’s Country Wide Bail Bonds Bragging rights: Doc’s Bail Bonds Bank/Financial Institution Winner: DATCU

April 18, 2014 Runner-up: NORTHSTAR BANK Bragging rights: PointBank Barber Shop Winner: Campus Barber Shop Runner-up: Unique Barber Stylists Bragging rights: Sport Clips Computer Service Repair Winner: Geek on Wheels Runner-up: Geek Squad Bragging rights: The Local Circuit Convenience Store/Gas Winner: QuikTrip Runner-up: Midway Mart Bragging rights: RaceTrac Dry Cleaning Winner: Comet Cleaners Runner-up: Dry Clean Super Center Bragging rights: Lee Cleaners Financial Planning Winner: Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Kyle A. Nayfa Runner-up: Laura W. Gentry - Avisco Financial Bragging rights: Raymond James Financial Services Florist Winner: Denton Florist Runner-up: Holly’s Gardens and Florist Bragging rights: Flower Garden Hair Salon Winner: Salon LaPage Runner-up: SoHo Salon Bragging rights: HeadRush Salon Hotel Winner: Wildwood Inn Runner-up: Hilton Garden Inn Bragging rights: Courtyard by Marriott Independent Insurance Agency Winner: Ramey King Insurance Runner-up: Tim Shoopman, State Farm Insurance Agent Bragging rights: Alan Zimmerer, State Farm Insurance Agent Nail Salon Winner: Envy Nail Spa Runner-up: Bella Salon & Spa Bragging rights: Deluxe Nails & Spa Pest Control Winner: Adams Exterminating Co. Runner-up: Denton County Termite and Pest Control Bragging rights: Affordable Pest Control Photographer/Photography Studio Winner: Eagleton Photography Runner-up: Monte B. Photography Bragging rights: Ed Steele Photography Print/Copy Shop Winner: Cooper’s Copies & Printing Runner-up: AlphaGraphics Bragging rights: Eagle & Wheeler Tanning Salon Winner: Planet Tan Runner-up: Palm Beach Tan Bragging rights: Tantrum Airbrush Tanning, LLC

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Antique Store Winner: Downtown Mini Mall I and II Runner-up: Antique and Western Heritage Gallery Bragging rights: County Seat Antiques Beer Store Winner: Midway Mart Runner-up: Metzler’s Food & Beverage Bragging rights: Buckeye Liquore Store Book Store Winner: Recycled Books Runner-up: Barnes & Noble Bragging rights: Mardel Christian & Education Clothing Store Winner: La Di Da Downtown Denton Boutique Runner-up: Small Fry Children’s Clothing Bragging rights: Circa 77 Vintage Health Food Store

Winner: Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe Runner-up: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Bragging rights: Drug Emporium Jewelry Store Winner: First People’s Jewelers Runner-up: NASR Bros. Jewelers Bragging rights: Sleeping Lizzards Liquor Store Winner: Buckeye Liquor Store Runner-up: Paradise Liquors Bragging rights: Goody Goody Liquor Music/Movie/Gaming Store Winner: Recycled Books Runner-up: Mad World Records Bragging rights: More Fun Comics and Games Resale Shop Winner: Twice as Nice Resale Runner-up: Plato’s Closet Bragging rights: Denton Thrift Specialty Store Winner: Atomic Candy Runner-up: Sleeping Lizzards

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Bragging rights: DIME Store Store on the Denton Square Winner: Recycled Books Runner-up: Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain Bragging rights: Atomic Candy Thrift Store Winner: Denton Thrift Runner-up: Twice as Nice Resale Bragging rights: Ruth’s Room Vintage Shop Winner: Downtown Mini Mall I and II Runner-up: Rose Costumes Bragging rights: Circa 77 Vintage Western Wear Store Winner: Weldon’s Western Wear Runner-up: Foster’s Western Wear Bragging rights: Smith Brothers Wine Store Winner: Metzler’s Food & Beverage Runner-up: Wine Squared Bragging rights: Vigne Wine Shop

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Achievers Gymnastics Center ...........45 Adams Exterminating.........................66 Adams Furniture...................................3 Advanced Eye Care............................10 Affordable Chiropractic & Massage .......................................25 Affordable Pest Control .......................7 AM Plumbing ......................................36 Atomic Candy .......................................8 Babe’s Chicken Dinner House...........63 BCI Mechanical Inc ............................58 Beau’s Bath House ............................14 Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream ........................................31 Bobby Gentry Mufflers.......................66 Cami Hobbs-Earhart REALTOR®.......................................48 Campus Barber Shop ........................43 Caring For Women .............................33 Carpets Plus Home Renovation Design Center..................................34 Chamberlain, Alan/Agent ...................64 Charlie Beck’s Garage .......................55 Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Mazda ..................................39 CMC Dog Training..............................37 Comet Cleaners..................................46 Community Pharmacy........................17 Cooper’s Copies.................................55 Coronado North Apartments .............44 Cupboard Natural Foods & Cafe .......30 DATCU ................................................62 DeHart Chiropractic ...........................61 Denton Animal Shelter Foundation....53 Denton Arts & Jazz...............................7 Denton Animal Shelter .......................63 Denton Dance Conservatory .............27 Denton Electric, Inc............................21 Denton Hearing Healthcare ...............60 Denton Pools Inc..................................8 Denton Sports Physical Therapy Center................................28 Double Dave’s Pizza ..........................61

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Drug Emporium ..................................37 Eagleton Photography .......................55 Ebby Halliday REALTORS® ...............37 Essentials Day Spa ............................15 Fickey, Gaylen, DDS ..........................28 First Baptist Church Child Development Center ...............6 First People’s Jewelers........................2 First United Methodist Church Children’s Day Out ..........................37 Frenchy’s Lawn & Tree Service.........16 Frilly’s Seafood Bayou Kitchen .........54 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.............................15 Geek On Wheels.................................32 Gentry, Laura - LPL Financial............12 Gohlke Custom Pools ........................29 Good Samaritan Lake Forest Village..........................50 Good Samaritan - Denton Village......74 Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar...........48 Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant ...........47 Hannah’s.............................................73 James Wood Autopark ......................76 James Wood Pre-Owned Autos........11 Jupiter House .....................................65 Keller Williams Realty.........................24 Kwik Kar - KLD Inc.............................51 Kyle Nayfa - Edward Jones .................7 Little Guys Movers .............................31 Little Chapel in the Woods, TWU.......41 Local Circuit..........................................7 LSA Burger Co....................................11 Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair..........................64 McGuire, Timothy, MD .......................24 McKissack Realty Group ...................75 Mellow Mushroom..............................20 Metzler’s Food & Beverage ...............18 Midway Mart.......................................62 Minor & Jester, P.C. ...........................18 Nasr Bros. Jewelers ...........................38 New York Sub Hub.............................64

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OB/Gyn Specialists ............................43 Oak Street Draft House & Cocktail Parlor .............................10 Pourhouse Sports Grill.......................63 Ramey King Insurance .......................17 Real T Team........................................59 Recycled Books, Records & CDs......41 Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ ............29 S & J Pharmacy..................................44 Salon LaPage .....................................27 Scott Brown Commercial...................57 Seven Mile Cafe .................................40 Shawn Cagle Bail Bonds ...................23 Small Fry Children’s Clothing Boutique ...........................65 Smiling Moose Deli ............................59 Smitty’s Floor Covering .....................26 Soma Massage Denton......................48 South Denton Animal Hospital ..........46 Storage Depot ....................................28 Taylor, Gary G., DDS..........................45 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton...............................66 Texas Roof and Fence.......................19 The Dime Store...................................38 The Joint .............................................51 The Wash Factory ..............................54 Thomas’ Ethan Allen Interiors ...........55 Tim Shoopman, State Farm Insurance......................37 Tommy’s Hitech Auto...........................4 Total Eyecare & Eyewear Gallery ......38 Tristar Repair & Construction, LLC ....19 Woman to Woman..............................32 Weinberger’s Deli ...............................10 Weldon’s Saddle Shop & Western Wear ..............................57 Wellspring Christian Academy ..........14 Wildwood Inn......................................64 Wing Stop ...........................................65 Woodhill Apartments..........................31 Work Environmental Air Conditioning & Heating .........................................12

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