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BEST SERVICES, FACES & PLACES ...................... 8

Services, Faces & Places Best AC/Heating Service M and M Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical 2nd:Welzig Heating and Air 3rd: Carroll Mechanical Services Best Auto Repair Shop Stonum Automotive 2nd:Grease Monkey 3rd: Meining Automotive, Inc. Best Auto Service Stonum Automotive 2nd:Grease Monkey 3rd: Meining Automotive, Inc. Best Car Wash Breeze Thru Car Wash 2nd:Washed Up Car Wash 3rd: Super Wash Car Wash Best Carpet Cleaning Service Pristine Carpet Care 2nd:Front Range Steamway, Inc. 3rd: Zerorez

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Best Chiropractic Clinic Larimore Chiropractic and Massage 2nd:Alpine Physical Therapy 3rd: Carlson Family Chiropractic

Best Dermatology Provider Crossroads Dermatology 2nd:Dermatology Center of the Rockies 3rd: Twin Peaks Dermatology

Best Financial Institution Elevations Credit Union 2nd:Premier Members Federal Credit Union 3rd: FirstBank

Best Customer Service Longmont Complete Dentistry 2nd:Alpine Physical Therapy 3rd: Dental Horizons

Best Dry Cleaner Francis Cleaners 2nd:Art Cleaners 3rd: Curt’s Cleaners

Best Dance Studio Dance Dimensions 2nd:Airborne Gymnastics & Dance 3rd: Production Company Dance Centre

Best Electrician M and M Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical 2nd:An Electrician 3rd: Ward Electric

Best Funeral Home Service Provider Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2nd:Howe Mortuary and Cremation 3rd: Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services

Best Day Camp Dance Dimensions 2nd:Airborne Gymnastics & Dance 3rd: Crackpots Pottery Studio & More

Best Eye Care Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado 2nd:Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic 3rd: Third Avenue Eyecare

Best Dentist Longmont Complete Dentistry 2nd:Dental Horizons 3rd: Longmont Dental Associates

Best Family Outing Crackpots Pottery Studio & More 2nd:The Wild Game 3rd: McIntosh Lake

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Best Gymnastics/ Tumbling Instruction Dance Dimensions 2nd:Airborne Gymnastics & Dance Best Hair Salon Inspire Salon and Spa 2nd:CocoMichelle Salon & Spa 3rd: Studio Boom Best Hearing Aid Center Hearing Rehab Center 2nd:Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center 3rd: Front Range Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery

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Best Holistic Care/ Wellness Center Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center 2nd:Be Well Bodyworks 3rd: Longmont United Hospital Integrative Medicine Best Insurance Agent Joe Mejia, State Farm Insurance 2nd:Jennifer Paris— State Farm Insurance 3rd: Wes Parker — State Farm Insurance Best Insurance Company State Farm Insurance 2nd:Allstate Insurance 3rd: American Family Insurance Best Investment Services Joe Mejia, State Farm Insurance 2nd:Bill Stone 3rd: Hattig Financial Best Landscape/Lawn Service Ward’s Lawn Service 2nd:SJ Ward Landscapes 3rd: Turf Paradise Inc. Lawn Care & Mowing Service Best Local Outdoor Event Longmont Art Walk 2nd:Oktoberfest, Left Hand Brewing Foundation 3rd: Rhythm on the River Best Locally Owned Service Provider Longmont Complete Dentistry 2nd:Alpine Physical Therapy 3rd: Dental Horizons Best Martial Arts Studio Tran’s Martial Arts and Fitness Center 2nd:Alpha Martial Arts 3rd: Dark Horse Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Best Massage Facility Larimore Chiropractic and Massage 2nd:CocoMichelle Salon & Spa 3rd: Blue Skies Massage & Wellness

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Best Medical Facility Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado 2nd:UC Health Longmont Clinic 3rd: Longmont United Hospital Best Medical Health Clinic Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado 2nd:UC Health Longmont Clinic 3rd: Rocky Mountain Family Practice Best Mortgage provider Elevations Credit Union 2nd:Kunselman Team with Bank of England Mortgage 3rd: Chase Bank Best Moving Company Golden Van Lines, Inc 2nd:Johnson Storage & Moving Company 3rd: Taylor Moving and Storage Best New Business Training For Warriors 2nd:Quarters Bar+Arcade 3rd: Babettes Pizza & Pane Best Oil Change Stonum Automotive 2nd:Grease Monkey 3rd: Valvoline Instant Oil Change Best Pet Boarding Service Happy Hounds Dog Care Center 2nd:Whispering Pines Pet Resort 3rd: Elite Boarding

Best Place to Mail a Package Express It Mail Center 2nd:Ace Hardware Post Office 3rd: United States Postal Service Best Place to Work Out Longmont Recreation Center 2nd:Training for Warriors Longmont 3rd: Gold’s Gym Best Plumber M and M Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical 2nd:Steve’s Plumbing 3rd: Burger & Sons Plumbing Best Retirement/Elder Care/ Assisted Living Life Care Center of Longmont 2nd:AltaVita Senior 3rd: Accel at Longmont Best Roofing Company GreenPoint Roofing 2nd:Stone Creek Roofing & Exteriors 3rd: Bulldog Roofing Best School St. John the Baptist Catholic School 2nd:Flagstaff Academy 3rd: Eagle Crest Elementary Best Skincare Facility Crossroads Dermatology 2nd:Inspire Salon and Spa 3rd: Lauraly Wax Studio & More, Inc.

Best Pet Daycare Happy Hounds Dog Care Center 2nd:Whispering Pines Pet Resort 3rd: Mrs. Doolittle’s Doggie Daycare

Best Spa Inspire Salon and Spa 2nd:Sunflower Spa 3rd: CocoMichelle Salon & Spa

Best Pet Groomer Happy Hounds Dog Care Center 2nd:Bark Me Beautiful 3rd: Paws 2 Groom

Best Veterinarian Valley Veterinary Hospital 2nd:Cambridge Animal Hospital 3rd: Nelson Road Veterinary Clinic

Best Physical Therapy Care Alpine Physical Therapy 2nd:Altitude Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine 3rd: Endurance Sports Performance and Rehabilitation

Best Yoga Studio SOL 19 Yoga 2nd:Full Circle Yoga 3rd: Elevated Yoga Studio

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Best Food, Drinks & Nightlife Best American Restaurant The Roost 2nd:Pumphouse Brewery 3rd: Wing Shack Best Appetizers The Roost 2nd:Samples 3rd: Pumphouse Brewery/ Red Zone Best Asian Restaurant Sushi Hana 2nd:Sakura Japanese Cuisine 3rd: Tasty Asia Restaurant Best Bagel Einstein Bros. Bagels 2nd:Big Daddy Bagels 3rd: Panera Bread Best Bakery Pistachio Café Bakery 2nd:La Momo Maes Bakery 3rd: Babettes Pizza & Pane Best Dessert Pistachio Café Bakery 2nd:La Momo Maes Bakery 3rd: Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House Best Bar Quarters Bar+Arcade 2nd:Pumphouse Brewery/ Red Zone 3rd: Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House Best Barbecue Georgia Boys BBQ Company 2nd:Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ 3rd: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Best Barista Ziggi’s Coffee 2nd:Ozo Coffee 3rd: Brewing Market Best Breakfast/Brunch Goodfella’s Diner 2nd:Pistachio Cafe & Bakery 3rd: Lucille’s Creole Cafe

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Best Brewery/Ale House Left Hand Brewing Co. 2nd:Wibby Brewing 3rd: Bootstrap Brewing Best Burger Five Guys 2nd:Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar 3rd: Culver’s Best Burrito Goodfella’s Diner 2nd:Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants 3rd: Las Palmeras Mexican Restaurant Best Carbon Valley Restaurant Georgia Boys BBQ Company 2nd:Peppers Fireside Grille 3rd: Butcher and the Blonde Best Coffeehouse Ziggi’s Coffee 2nd:La Vita Bella Cafe 3rd: Ozo Coffee Best Customer Service Culver’s 2nd:Goodfella’s Diner 3rd: Chick-fil-A Best Deli Your Butcher, Frank 2nd:Snarf’s Sandwiches 3rd: Brooklyn Deli Best Farm-to-table Next Door American Eatery 2nd:The Roost 3rd: Ollin Farms Best Fast Food Restaurant Culver’s 2nd:Chick-fil-A 3rd: Wendy’s Best Food Truck Jonny’s of Longmont 2nd:Gaijin Street Food 3rd: On The Hook Fish and Chips Best Green Chili Pistachio Café Bakery 2nd:Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants 3rd: Las Palmeras Mexican Restaurant

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Best Happy Hour Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd:The Wild Game 3rd: The Roost Best Hidden Gem Quarters Bar+Arcade 2nd:Good Eats Grill 3rd: Rosario’s Restaurant

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Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Scrumptious 2nd:Culver’s 3rd: Dairy Queen

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Best Indian Restaurant Flavor of India 2nd:Gurkhas Restaurant 3rd: Everest Restaurant Best Italian Restaurant Caprese Trattoria 2nd:Gondolier Italian Eatery 3rd: Pinocchios Incredible Italian Best Locally Owned Restaurant/ Pub/Brewery Pumphouse Brewery/Red Zone 2nd:The Roost 3rd: Left Hand Brewing Co.

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Best Lunch Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd:The Roost 3rd: Rosalee’s Pizzeria

Glaucoma Retina Macular Degeneration

Best Margarita Jefes Tacos & Tequila 2nd:3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant 3rd: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Dry Eye Cornea

Best Martini Martini’s Bistro 2nd:West Side Tavern 3rd: The Roost Best Mexican Restaurant 3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant 2nd:Las Palmeras Mexican Restaurant 3rd: Jefes Tacos & Tequila Best New Restaurant Wing Shack 2nd:Summit Tacos 3rd: Smokin Bowls

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Best Night Out Quarters Bar+Arcade 2nd:Dickens Tavern, 3rd: Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House

Best Soup/Salad Panera Bread 2nd:Mad Greens 3rd: Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House

Best Outdoor Dining The Roost 2nd: Martini’s Bistro 3rd: West Side Tavern

Best Book Store Barbed Wire Books 2nd:Used Book Emporium 3rd: Inkberry Books

Best Frederick Business Paisley Nail Studio 2nd:Bella Rosa Golf Course 3rd: Georgia Boy’s BBQ

Best Steak Texas Roadhouse 2nd: Outback Steakhouse 3rd: Sugarbeet

Best Boutique Clothing Store SNOW Apparel 2nd: Ivy Rose 3rd: Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment

Best Furniture Store Woodley’s Fine Furniture 2nd:American Furniture Warehouse 3rd: Furniture Row

Best Pie Goodfella’s Diner 2nd:Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 3rd: Aunt Alice’s Kitchen

Best Sushi Sushi Hana 2nd:Sakura Japanese Cuisine 3rd: Sumo Sushi & Grill

Best Bud Tenders Medicine Man 2nd:Terrapin Care Station 3rd: Native Roots Cannabis Co.

Best Garden/Nursery Center The Flower Bin 2nd:Ace Hardware 3rd: Blue Ribbon Farm

Best Pizza Rosalee’s Pizzeria 2nd:Beau Jo’s Longmont 3rd: Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza

Best Theater Performance Longmont Theatre Company 2nd:Candlelight Dinner Theater

Best Cannabis Dispensary Medicine Man 2nd:Terrapin Care Station 3rd: Native Roots Cannabis Co.

Best Gift Shop Front Range Mercantile 2nd:Sugar Mill Antiques & Vintage Depot 3rd: Ace Hardware

Best Place to Hear Live Music Dickens Opera House 2nd:Bootstrap Brewing, 3rd: Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Tap Room Best Place For A Romantic Dinner Sugarbeet 2nd:Martini’s Bistro 3rd: Tortugas Best Restaurant Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd:Sugarbeet 3rd: The Roost

Best Vegetarian Restaurant Cyclhops Bike Cantina 2nd:Next Door American Eatery 3rd: Everest Restaurant Best Wine List Sugarbeet 2nd:Caprese Trattoria 3rd: Martini’s Bistro Best Wings Wing Shack 2nd:Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids 3rd: Buffalo Wild Wings

Best Shopping

Best CBD Products Terrapin Care Station 2nd:Native Roots Cannabis Co. 3rd: Flatiron Family Pharmacy Best Consignment Store Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment 2nd:TIE: Aloha Trading Co. and Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot Best Customer Service Medicine Man 2nd:Carpet Masters of Colorado 3rd: WK Real Estate

Best Grocery Store King Soopers 2nd:Sprouts Farmers Market 3rd: Natural Grocers Best Hardware/ Home Improvement Store Ace Hardware 2nd:Budget Home Center 3rd: Home Depot Best Home Decor/ Furnishings Business Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot 2nd:Front Range Mercantile 3rd: Woodley’s Fine Furniture

Best Restaurant for Kids Culver’s 2nd:Chick-fil-A 3rd: The Wild Game

Best Antique Dealer/Flea Market Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot 2nd:Front Range Mercantile 3rd: Tables to Teacups

Best Dacono Business Daylight Donuts 2nd:E.L.F. Grill 3rd: Inked All Up Tattoo

Best Restaurant Service Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd:The Roost 3rd: Culver’s

Best Art Gallery Firehouse Art Center 2nd:Rabbit Brush Gallery 3rd: Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot

Best Firestone Business Pepper’s Fireside Grille 2nd:3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant 3rd: A Cake Come True

Best Sandwich/Sub Snarf’s Sandwiches 2nd:Cheba Hut 3rd: Your Butcher, Frank

BEST AUTO DEALERSHIP Valley Subaru 2nd:Frontier Honda 3rd: Stapp Interstate Toyota

Best Flooring Store Carpet Masters of Colorado 2nd:Family Carpet One Floor & Home

Best Locally Owned Store Carpet Masters of Colorado 2nd:Ace Hardware 3rd: Wyatt’s Wet Goods

Best Seafood Sushi Hana 2nd:Tortugas 3rd: Red Lobster

Best Berthoud Business Rise Artisan Bread 2nd:Berthoud Pizza Company 3rd: City Star Brewing

Best Florist Longmont Florist 2nd:A Florae 3rd: Carbon Valley Florist

Best Liquor Store Wyatt’s Wet Goods 2nd:PJ’s Wine & Spirits 3rd: Twin Peaks Liquor

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Best Hygiene Business -TIE Crane Hollow Cafe AND The Mountain Fountain Best Jewelry Store Snyder Jewelers 2nd:Ron R Fine Jewelry, 3rd: Niwot Jewelery & Gifts

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Best Lyons Business —TIE Mojo Taqueria AND Oskar Blues Grill & Brew AND Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Brew

Best Pet Supply Store Four Paws & Co. 2nd:Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies 3rd: Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

Best Recycled Goods/Thrift Store ARC Thrift Store 2nd:Mountain States Children’s Home Thrift Store 3rd: Habitat for Humanity Restore of the St. Vrain Valley

Best Mead Business Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot 2nd:Tree of Life Landscapes

Best Pharmacy Flatirons Family Pharmacy 2nd:King Soopers 3rd: Walgreen

Best Shoe Store Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. 2nd:DSW 3rd: Famous Footwear

Best Musical Instrument Store Guitars, Etc. 2nd:TIE —Fuzz Music Studios AND Jensen Guitars

Best Prospect Business Babette’s Pizza & Pane 2nd:Cavegirl Coffeehouse 3rd: Primitive Beer

Best Ski/Snowboard Shop Angles Sports Exchange 2nd:Crystal Ski Shop

Best New Business Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot 2nd:Quarters Bar+Arcade 3rd: Gas and Diesel Garage

Best Real Estate Company/Office WK Real Estate 2nd:St. Vrain Realty, LLC 3rd: The Mayer Team Colorado

Best Niwot Business Niwot Tavern 2nd:Niwot Market 3rd: 1914 House

Best Real Estate Agent Josh Hunter 2nd:Carly Mayer— The Mayer Team Colorado 3rd: WK Real Estate

Best Woman-Owned Business Snyder Jewelers 2nd:SNOW Apparel 3rd: Sugar Mill Antiques & Vintage Depot

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Best Sporting Goods DICK’S Sporting Goods 2nd:Angles Sports Exchange 3rd: Bison Arms Best Storage Facility The Attic Storage, LLC 2nd:Storage Solutions 3rd 1st Ave Storage

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SERVICES FACES and PLACES

BEST AC/HEATING SERVICE and BEST ELECTRICIAN and BEST PLUMBER

M and M Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical

BEST AUTO REPAIR SHOP and BEST AUTO SERVICE and BEST OIL CHANGE

Stonum Automotive

1812 Sunset Pl., Longmont, (303) 485-9303, stonumautomotive.com

Second: Welzig Heating and Air, 1831 Boston Ave., #D

That’s right – Stonum Automotive hits a home run in three award categories—again. How do they do it? Words right out of Owner John Stonum’s mouth—it starts with his people. “I can’t give enough credit to my crew. When I hire someone, I tell them to do the right thing. It’s not about high pressure sales.” And when they work on your car, just know they use quality parts. Getting recognition for Best Auto Service means providing good customer service and developing trust. “We don’t pressure the customer, we just inform them and then prioritize the issue. If it’s a safety issue, we let them know.” With minor issues that can wait, the crew mentions it to the customer so they can plan for a future fix. Good communication with customers is vital, said Stonum. “I have the same service writer handle the customer throughout. Whoever checks the customer in is the same person who works with the customer for the entire process.” With endless choices for an oil change, Stonum still finds a way to win the customer’s heart. He keeps prices competitive, and offers a tire rotation and full vehicle inspection. It’s the value that keeps customers coming back time and again. “I’m proud of my shop, proud of the business and thankful for the customers who voted for us.”

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BEST AUTO REPAIR SHOP and BEST AUTO SERVICE

110 S. Bowen Cir., Longmont, (720) 443-6119 mandmhvac.com

M and M Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical General Manager, Justin Salvador, is quick to point out that success is truly a team effort. Technicians receive the latest training to keep their skills current, while Salvador is on hand to offer his expertise when needed. “I think our customers really appreciate that,” he says. They treat their customers’ homes like they would their own, keeping a clean work site and wearing covers over their shoes to protect flooring as well as face masks and protective gear during this pandemic. Although plumbing was an additional service only five years ago—this is his fifth year to win in that category. Whether it’s a leak, a clog, garbage disposal or toilet, M and M Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical technicians are prepared to help with all service and repairs. This year marks their third Best Electrician win and they’ve proven they deserve it. M and M Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical handles everything from installations to upgrades and repairs. Safety comes first, so their highly-trained technicians enter each job with the best technology, equipment and replacement parts to get the job done correctly and on the spot. “To get these awards is extremely humbling. I’m so proud. Thank you,” says Salvador.

BEST AC/HEATING SERVICE

Longmont, (303) 532-4960 welzig-heating-and-air.com

Carroll Mechanical Services, 1830 Boston Ave., Ste. E, Longmont, (720) 891-3518 longmontheating-hvac-cms.com

BEST ELECTRICIAN

Second: An Electrician, Longmont, (303) 434-6231 Third: Ward Electric, 9586 E. I25 Frontage Rd., B Longmont, (303) 682-0066 wardelectriccompany.com

Second: Grease Monkey—Longmont Locations: 2334 N. Main St., (303) 485-9206 greasemonkeylongmont660.com; 1230 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 772-8865 greasemonkeylongmont69.com

Third:

BEST OIL CHANGE

Second: Grease Monkey—Longmont Locations: 2334 N. Main St., (303) 485-9206 greasemonkeylongmont660.com; 1230 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 772-8865 greasemonkeylongmont69.com

BEST PLUMBER

Second: Steve’s Plumbing, 2907 Sandpiper Pl., Longmont (303) 651-1898, stevesplumbinglongmont.com

Third:

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Burger & Sons Plumbing, 527 Elliott St. Longmont, (303) 776-0099 longmontcoplumber.com

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Meining Automotive, Inc., 1001 2nd Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-5919, meiningautomotive.com

Third:

Valvoline Instant Oil Change—Longmont Locations:1061 S. Hover Rd.,(303) 774-0852 2310 17th Ave., (303) 772-4900; 1646 Pace St., (303) 772-4800; vioc.com

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BEST CAR WASH

BEST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC and BEST MASSAGE FACILITY

Longmont Locations: 2025 Main St., (720) 491-3727; 1213 Ken Pratt Blvd. (303) 834-8387, breezethrucarwash.com

1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. 222, Longmont, (303) 772-3100, longmontchiro.com

Breeze Thru Car Wash

Family owned and operated since 2007, Breeze Thru Car Wash has an organizational vision “to be an excellently run car wash company, that prepares people for the future and provides for the community.” “We are truly honored to receive this special recognition. This award was earned by our professional and friendly employees who attempt to create a great car-washing experience for you during every visit. We are proud to be Longmont’s car wash,” says Wade Keith, Brand Manager at Breeze Thru Car Wash. Second: Washed Up Car Wash, 1876 Hover St., Longmont (303) 532-4365, washedupcarwash.com

Third:

Super Wash Car Wash, 1900 Terry St., Longmont (303) 651-0719, superwashlongmont.com

BEST CARPET CLEANING SERVICE

Pristine Carpet Care

1011 Main St., Longmont (303) 772-2199 pristinecarpetcareboco.com

In 2019, Pristine Carpet Care underwent a change in ownership, but what didn’t change was the consistently high standard of service established over the past 42 years. New owner, Colby Smith says, “Our Service Manager, Mike Klimecki, helped make sure the transition between owners was seamless for our customers as evidenced by our winning Best Carpet Cleaner for a 17th consecutive year. I felt a lot of internal pressure to continue the tradition of greatness at Pristine Carpet Care and I’m so happy the great folks of Longmont rewarded our hard work with this honor. Thank You!” Second: Front Range Steamway, Inc., (303) 651-6928 frontrangesteamway.com

Third:

Larimore Chiropractic and Massage

When Mike Larimore, owner, says his chiropractic team goes above and beyond, he means it. “We pride ourselves on remembering who our clients are and what they like, what their best outcomes are,” he said. “We give them a great experience, not just a great adjustment.” Chiropractors will schedule outside normal hours to see new patients. They give all new patients a gift. They make sure all patients are comfortable and have what they need when they arrive. He and his fellow chiropractor Jonathon Shum, also communicate with the two massage therapists, Michelle Freyre and Crystal Hart, about their patients to isolate the problems they’re having. He says they use a variety of techniques and tailor the massage to suit the individual treatment. “We’re supporting the community by giving them good, quality healthcare, and we feel supported by them as well (with awards like this),” Larimore says. “That makes us feel confident we’re doing the right job.”

BEST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

Second: Alpine Physical Therapy, Longmont Locations: 1310 Baker St. (303) 772-2255; 1566 Vista View Dr., (720) 266-7100 alpinephysicaltherapylongmont.com

Third:

Carlson Family Chiropractic, 900 Coffman St., Ste. D, Longmont, (303) 772-7890,carlsonfamilychiro.com

BEST MASSAGE FACILITY

Second: CocoMichelle Salon & Spa, 717 Emery St., Longmont, (303) 485-5700 cocomichelle.com

Third:

Blue Skies Massage & Wellness, 2919 17th Ave. Ste. 116, Longmont (720) 475-6298, blueskiesmassage.com

Zerorez, (970) 613-9376, zeroreznortherncolorado.com

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BEST DANCE STUDIO and BEST DAY CAMP and BEST GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING INSTRUCTION

Dance Dimensions

638 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-3750, dancedimensions.net

There are many places to take dance, but what sets Dance Dimensions apart? Dance Dimensions is more than just a dance class. It’s a place to foster friendships, learn dedication and creative movement. They offer regional leadership in dance education, teaching toddlers through adults. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe, contemporary, modern and lyrical are taught in four spacious studios. And for those who are ready for a bigger commitment, they offer a more intense competitive team environment. Dance Dimensions’s camps, clinics and intensives are consistently a favorite among students new and old, bringing them back year after year. While their tumbling instruction is wonderful fun for the littles. Owner and director, Louise Leise, said, “Dance Dimensions has provided consistent dance excellence to literally thousands of children and their families over the 31 years that we have been in business. We are now teaching the children of the children that started with us in 1985, truly making Dance Dimensions an extended family for many.”

BEST DANCE STUDIO

BEST DAY CAMP

Second: Airborne Gymnastics & Dance

1816 Boston Ave., Longmont (303) 684-3716, airbornegym.com

Third:

BEST GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING INSTRUCTION

Second: Airborne Gymnastics & Dance

Second: Airborne Gymnastics & Dance

1816 Boston Ave., Longmont (303) 684-3716, airbornegym.com

Production Company Dance Centre, 1401 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. 1A, Longmont (303) 682-8842, productioncompanydance.com

Third:

1816 Boston Ave., Longmont (303) 684-3716, airbornegym.com

Crackpots Pottery Studio & More, 505 Main St. Longmont, (303) 776-2211, ecrackpots.com

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE and BEST DENTIST and BEST LOCALLY OWNED SERVICE PROVIDER

Longmont Complete Dentistry

2211 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, (720) 552-5350, longmontcompletedentistry.com

Dr. Dan Maurer, DDS and his father Dr. Jim Maurer, DDS believe that dentistry is about helping people, not just fixing teeth. That philosophy has allowed them to create a friendly, relaxed office atmosphere, while still providing the highest level of quality dental care. “We spend an inordinate amount of time making sure that patient needs are met and we care how they feel about us,” he said. “Many people have some sort of dental anxiety, so it’s important for us to be customer service based.” By taking a gentle approach and listening to patients, they keep customers coming back. Achieving recognition for being the best locally owned service speaks volumes about all the staff. “It’s important that our business is a stand alone local business. We are not part of a big office group. We are family owned. Our whole family lives here in Longmont and many of our employees live in Longmont too.” Positive recognition from their customers certainly shows that they achieve their goal of treating people with the utmost care and respect.

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Second: Alpine Physical Therapy—Longmont Locations: 1310 Baker St., (303) 772-2255; 1566 Vista View Dr., (720) 266-7100; alpinephysicaltherapylongmont.com

Third:

Dental Horizons, 600 S. Airport Rd., Longmont (720) 526-3146, dental-horizons.com

Thank You Longmont!

BEST DENTIST

Second: Dental Horizons, 600 S. Airport Rd., Longmont, (720) 526-3146, dental-horizons.com

Third:

Longmont Dental Associates, 1325 Hover St. Ste. 103, Longmont, (303)776-3018 longmontdental.net

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BEST LOCALLY OWNED SERVICE PROVIDER

Second: Alpine Physical Therapy—Longmont Locations: 1310 Baker St., (303) 772-2255; 1566 Vista View Dr., (720) 266-7100; alpinephysicaltherapylongmont.com

Third:

Dental Horizons, 600 S. Airport Rd., Longmont (720) 526-3146, dental-horizons.com

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BEST DERMATOLOGY PROVIDER and BEST SKINCARE FACILITY

Crossroads Dermatology

2350 17th Ave., Ste. 100, Longmont, (303) 848-8334 crossroadsdermatology.com

Crossroads Dermatology is honored to be recognized as the best dermatology provider and best skincare facility for the second year in a row by the Times-Call Readers’ Choice awards. Dr. Sarah Bair, founder/owner of Crossroads Dermatology, credits her staff and their unwavering commitment to patient care and great outcomes. “This year has been challenging for small businesses like ours. Our goal throughout these uncertain times has been to continue to do what we do best; To provide quality care while keeping our patients and employees safe. We are extremely humbled to be recognized by the community for our efforts.” Bair said. Dr. Bair, who has called Longmont home since 2010, ensures that her business supports the local community through direct involvement with skin cancer screenings, including the 9News Health Fair and Longmont Senior Center screenings, as well as by sponsoring local school athletic programs.

BEST DERMATOLOGY PROVIDER

Second: Dermatology Center of the Rockies

1551 Professional Ln., #135, Longmont 303-532-2810, dermatologyoftherockies.com

Third:

Twin Peaks Dermatology, 205 S. Main St., Ste. E Longmont, (303) 485-8913 twinpeaksdermatology.com

BEST SKINCARE FACILITY

Second: Inspire Salon and Spa, 512-B Main St., Longmont (303) 776-7311, inspiresalonsandspas.com

Third:

Lauraly Wax Studio & More, Inc., 1446 Hover St. Ste. 206 & 202, Longmont, (720) 878-7331 lauralywaxstudioandmore.net

BEST DRY CLEANER

Francis Cleaners

1152 Francis St., Longmont (303) 651-9070, franciscleaners.com

Francis Cleaners has been a trusted icon in Longmont for over 25 years now, winning the Readers’ Choice Best Dry Cleaner for 24 consecutive years. Winning for that many years takes a high standard of excellence and dedication to the tradition of quality, trust and attention to detail that was established early and continues today. Francis Cleaners limits their own environmental impact by using environmentally friendly, non-toxic solvents so that no toxic waste is generated. Their services extend to expert alterations, ensuring a personalized fit customers are looking for. Second: Art Cleaners, 1631 Pace St. Longmont, (303) 684-8585 artcleaners.com

Third: Curt’s Cleaners

504 Mountain View Ave. Longmont, (303) 772-2878 curtscleaners.com

Thank You, Longmont, For voting Wyatt’s! Best Liquor Store ‘16, ’17, ‘18, ’19 Best Locally Owned Business ‘17, ’18, ‘19 Best Customer Service ’18, ‘19 (3rd)

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BEST EYE CARE and BEST MEDICAL FACILITY and BEST MEDICAL HEALTH CLINIC

Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado

1400 Dry Creek Dr., Longmont, (303) 772-3300, eyecaresite.com

With four locations across Northern Colorado, Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado strives to make convenience a major part of their service. Priscilla Trost, practice liaison and marketing coordinator, said that the Eye Center staff are honored and privileged to serve this community and that people appreciate the care they provide. “We really do care and we go above and beyond to do what we can for each patient,” she said. This includes taking in emergencies when needed, getting patients in to see specialists, working after hours with emergencies, and seeing people in a timely fashion according to their situation. The team of specialists provide a “one-stop shop” for eye care in services ranging from comprehensive eye exams to laser vision correction, cosmetic surgery and advanced specialty care. Each of their specialists are Board-certified ophthalmologists and have advanced Fellowship training in order to offer specialized care. “It’s a team,” Trost said. “We work together as a team for our patients’ benefit.” Their state-of-the-art eye surgery center is right next door to their eye clinic, so everything can be handled in one place, making it as convenient as possible for patients. And they have all the equipment to thoroughly test every type of eye condition. Trost added that not every eye care center has surgeons. “We have the expertise but also the care,” she said.

BEST EYE CARE

BEST MEDICAL FACILITY

Second: Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic

Second: UC Health Longmont Clinic

2080 Main St., Longmont (303) 651-2020, evec.com

Third:

Third Avenue Eyecare, 800 3rd Ave. Longmont, (303) 772-6140 thirdavenueeyecare.net

BEST MEDICAL/HEALTH CLINIC

Second: UC Health Longmont Clinic

1925 W. Mountain View Ave., Longmont (303) 776-1234 uchealth.org/locations/uchealth-longmont-clinic/

1925 W. Mountain View Ave., Longmont (303) 776-1234 uchealth.org/locations/uchealth-longmont-clinic/

Third:

Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Ave. Longmont, (303) 651-5111 centura.org/locations/longmont-united-hospital

Third:

Rocky Mountain Family Practice, 205 S. Main St. Ste. B, Longmont, (303) 772-6244 rockymountainfp.net

Best Japanese cuisine in Longmont Colorado

VOTED BEST 14 YEARS IN A ROW

Sushi • Asian Restaurant • Seafood Restaurant

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WE ARE OPEN Dine In and Take Out

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2065 Main St., Longmont, CO

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BEST FAMILY OUTING

YOU VOTED US #1

Crackpots Pottery Studio & More

505 Main St., Longmont (303) 776-2211 ecrackpots.com

When it comes to finding fun that everyone in your family can agree on, Crackpots is the place. Everyone can choose their own project, from pottery painting to glass fusing and mosaics. The Crackpots staff is ready to lend a hand

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Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt 3rd Place Best Burger 3rd Place Best Restaurant Service

2nd Place

and teach new techniques through group classes. “We make it easy. You make it special,” is their motto. “Parents often tell us that they love the conversations they have with their kids at Crackpots. “It makes us happy to know that we provide an environment where people can spend quality time together creating special memories. It’s a sort of family therapy. The finished masterpiece is a keepsake that has even more meaning because of the experience behind it,” says owner Tamar Hendricks. Second: The Wild Game, 2251 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (720) 600-4875 thewildgamelongmont.com

Third:

McIntosh Lake, 1929 Harvard St., longmontcolorado.gov/Home/Components/ FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/86/56?npage=2

BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION and BEST MORTGAGE PROVIDER

Elevations Credit Union

Longmont Locations: 777 21st Ave.; 1079 S. Hover Rd., Ste. 100; (303) 443-4672; elevationscu.com

If you love where you live, it matters where you bank. Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range by providing solutions for a better life. Members will find a broad portfolio of financial products and services at 13 Front Range locations along with a nationwide network of shared ATMs and branches. Coloradoans already trust Elevations with their money, so it’s only fitting they would trust them with one of the most important investments they’ll ever make: their home. Elevations is the No. 1 mortgage lender in Boulder County. The local mortgage team uses a holistic lending approach and delivers personalized service to help members achieve homeownership. Elevations is rooted in the community and emphasizes giving back. The Elevations Foundation has given over $1.2 million in scholarships, community grants and emergency assistance since it was founded in 2010. Elevations also provides complimentary educational seminars, community event support, volunteer time off for all employees, and more.

DRIVE-UP WINDOW, DINE-IN or CARRY OUT! Locally Owned & Operated by the Stentz Family

PLUS... Fresh Frozen Custard!

BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Second: Premier Members Federal Credit Union—Longmont Locations:

2142 N. Main St., 600 S. Airport Rd.;(303) 657-7000, pmcu.org

Third:

Second: Kunselman Team with Bank of England Mortgage, 385 Main St., Ste. 201 Longmont, (303) 578-2468, thekunselmanteam.com

Third:

Sundaes • Concrete Mixers Shakes & Malts

FirstBank—Longmont Locations: 1707 N. Main St., (303) 772-5500 1270 S. Hover St., (303) 678-7000; efirstbank.com

BEST MORTGAGE PROVIDER

Visit CULVERS.com

1218 S. Hover Rd • 720.600.6787

Chase Bank, 1111 S. Hover St., Longmont, (303) 651-1388, chase.com

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Our Famous ButterBurgers® Naturally Raised Chicken Wild-Caught Fish & Shrimp

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BEST FUNERAL HOME SERVICE PROVIDER

Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory

326 Terry St., Longmont, (303) 776-2313, ahlbergfuneralchapel.com

Ahlberg Funeral Chapel knows that funeral arrangements are a delicate matter and while such arrangements are never easy, they have been there to take care of families for over 60 years. The staff at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel understands that their clients are going through a difficult time. They’re here to relieve the burden from them and allow them to celebrate life.” Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory can assist with all arrangements, from selection of the casket or urn, to the burial and service. They offer a full selection of service options that respect individual values, from the traditional to the unique, and even Green Burials. Future planning is also available. Second: Howe Mortuary and Cremation

439 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 776-2434 howemortuary.com

Third:

Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services 503 Terry St., Longmont, (303) 776-4477 carroll-lewellen.com

BEST HEARING AID CENTER

Hearing Rehab Center

2318 17th Ave., Unit H, Longmont, (303) 532-1453, hearingrehabcenter.com

Hearing Rehab Center (HRC) has been dedicated to helping Colorado hear better for more than 20 years. “My mission is to help people hear better and to educate the community on the effects of hearing loss,” says Dr. Jamie Gilgren. Dr. Gilgren is one of the many Audiologists on staff, and a big part of what distinguishes HRC from other hearing care professionals. Hearing needs are like snowflakes; no two are the same. For each individual’s needs, HRC offers a wide range of services. From working with all hearing aid manufacturers and focusing on the hardware to educating both patients and family members. “Because hearing loss is invisible, helping clients and their families better understand the obstacles and available solutions is important to me,” explains Dr. Gilgren. Second: Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center,195 S. Main St., Ste. 8, Longmont (303) 651-1178, longmonthearing.com

Third:

Front Range Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery, 1325 Dry Creek Dr., Ste. 103 Longmont, (720) 494-9111, frontrangeoto.com

BEST HOLISTIC CARE / WELLNESS CENTER

Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center BEST HAIR SALON and BEST SPA

1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., #120, Longmont, (303) 772-0598, goodlifelongmont.com

Inspire Salon and Spa

512-B Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-7311 inspiresalonsandspas.com

Inspire Salon and Spa stylists are highly trained in the latest trends and techniques, specializing in custom cuts and color, using only the highest quality Aveda products. Kayla Bliven, manager and spa lead, said, “We have a really great staff. Everyone takes pride in their work behind the chair and in their treatment rooms. We focus on education to stay at the top of the industry. Our clients are so important to us, we give them the full experience when they are here. We even offer stress-relieving scalp treatments when they have their hair done.” Everyone could use a moment to relax and breathe, especially right now. With a tempting menu of massage and body treatments, you’ll never want to leave. And who says you have to? Become a spa member and make a standing appointment you’ll be delighted to keep. As always, Inspire Salon and Spa is committed to using only the best in all natural Aveda products and appointments are highly recommended.

BEST HAIR SALON

Second: CocoMichelle Salon & Spa, 717 Emery St., Longmont (303) 485-5700, cocomichelle.com

Third:

Studio Boom, 1350 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. 3, Longmont (303) 774-9880, studioboomsalons.com

BEST SPA

Second: Sunflower Spa, 1715 Iron Horse Dr., #150

Specializing in family medicine, men’s health and pediatrics, Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center is a great, natural alternative to traditional medicine. Robert Underwood, L.Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist and Clinical Herbalist at Good Life says, “We are so grateful to our clients and customers who have supported us through this very difficult time. We believe that our focus on deep listening and open-hearted care have fostered a loving and healthy community that we are very proud to be part of. We strive to have everyone we meet can feel the integrity in our care as our actions match our words and we seek to provide the best health care possible. Whether we are reviewing labs, offering telemedicine or providing in person treatments our goal is always to give more value than our clients could possibly expect to receive. Many thanks to all Longmont for this generous award.” Second: Be Well Bodyworks, 630 Coffman St., Ste. B, Longmont, (303) 652-3533 bewellbody.com

Longmont, (303) 485-1390, everyoneblooms.com

Third:

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CocoMichelle Salon & Spa, 717 Emery St., Longmont (303) 485-5700, cocomichelle.com

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Third:

Longmont United Hospital Integrative Medicine, 1380 Tulip St., Longmont (303) 651-5188 centura.org/location/longmont-united-hospital/medical-services/integrative-medicine

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BEST INSURANCE COMPANY

BEST INSURANCE AGENT and INVESTMENT SERVICES

State Farm Insurance

Joe Mejia, State Farm Insurance

1-800-981-2875, statefarm.com

1008 17th Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-8335, statefarm.com/agent/US/CO/Longmont/Joe-Mejia-5NXFM1YS000

Started in 1922, State Farm Insurance has been the No. 1 auto insurer in America for more than 70 years. Locally, eight State Farm agents in Longmont help families and individuals navigate their insurance needs. The mission of all State Farm agents is to help people manage life risk and the unexpected events, so that they can achieve their dreams. And State Farm agents are dedicated to helping people whenever the need arises. They are available 24/7 with the help of an excellent customer-care center. Free quotes are available anytime online, as well.

“We are honored to be selected by our community as the Best Insurance Agent once again! Our agency strives to meet the needs of all of our customers,” Joe Mejia said. “We make it a priority to sit down with each customer, then we tailor a plan to ensure they’re protected through special life events, home and auto purchases, job changes, retirement, etc. Joe offers auto, home, life, financial services and health insurance to a diverse group of customers. “We see everyone from teenagers getting their first car insurance policy, to people approaching retirement.” Joe Mejia explains, “When working towards your dreams, like saving for retirement, a college education or another goal, I am here to help customers make the right choices.” Many people mistakenly believe that planning for the future only involves a retirement plan. “While saving for your golden years is an integral part of your strategy, you should not forget about other fundamentals State Farm can assist you with, such as establishing a budget, saving for college, setting clear goals, and putting your plan in place early and remaining committed to it,” he says.

Second: Allstate Insurance, allstate.com

BEST INSURANCE AGENT

Second: Jennifer Paris—State Farm Insurance, 1325 Dry Creek Dr., Ste. 104, Longmont, (303) 772-2969

Third:

jenniferparis.com

Third:

American Family Insurance amfam.com

Wes Parker — State Farm Insurance, 603 Kimbark St., Longmont, (303) 772-6467, agentwesparker.com

BEST INVESTMENT SERVICES

Second: Bill Stone, Edward Jones, 2050 Terry St., Ste. 203, Longmont, (303) 776-6342, edwardjones.com Third:

Hattig Financial, 710 Tenacity Dr., #101, Longmont, (303) 772-6324, hattigfinancial.com

A BIG THANK

YOU FOR VOTING US #1 AGAIN! BEST: Auto Repair Shop • Auto Service • Oil Change

OUR STAFF

WANTS TO HELP YOU GET BETTER!

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WE ARE SINCERELY HONORED! BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY

• Dryy Needling • Pre and Post Surgical • Worker’s W Comp. • Back Ailments • Sports Injuries • Vestibular

We take great pride in our work and in every single customer. We consider this an honor and promise to keep the same level of service to our loyal customers. S’ CHO ICE DER ! REA

Making Longmont better for 50 years! Voted Best PT 6 Years in a Row. 1310 Baker St., Longmont

303-772-2255

1566 Vista View Dr., Longmont

720-266-7100

www.AlpinePhysicalTherapyLongmont.com September 27, 2020

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1812 Sunset Place (corner Ken Pratt & Sunset)

303-485-9303

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BEST LOCAL OUTDOOR EVENT

BEST LANDSCAPE/LAWN SERVICE

Ward’s Lawn Service

Longmont Art Walk

667 4th Ave., Longmont (303) 651-2787 firehouseart.org/artwalk-longmont

3690 Stagecoach Rd., Longmont, (303) 684-9484 wardslawn.com

It’s that time of year when all homeowners watch with dread as the creeping weeds and grasses start to overtake the lawn. Lawn care can be a hassle, both residentially and commercially. Ward’s Lawn Service is here to take that hassle off your plate. The company was established in 1999 and is now owned by Longmont resident Dave Ward. With 48 full-time employees, Ward’s Lawn Service can provide landscape maintenance for any size of property, from a small backyard to a sprawling commercial complex. Ward’s Lawn provides a variety of services, including sprinkler system repair, planting, yard clearing, snow maintenance and more. No matter your needs, Ward’s Lawn Service can provide excellent lawn maintenance and care across Broomfield and Boulder counties. Contact them today for a free estimate. Second: SJ Ward Landscapes, 335 1st Ave., # 6

Third:

Even a pandemic can’t stop the arts. Longmont Art Walk is an awesome outdoor festival type event that has slowed because of the pandemic, but not halted. Executive Director and organizer of the Art Walk, Elaine Waterman has been excited to help maintain the integrity of the event, despite the pandemic, “We usually have it two times a year but with the pandemic, we’ve had mini art walk festivals from July 11 to September 12…To wrap it up we’re having the Chalk Festival with artists and musicians…We’ve been having a lot of fun with the format…we’ve had high school students perform and professional bands with outdoor dancing…The success of the events has been a creative validation for all the hard work we’ve put in.”

Longmont, (303) 776-7991 sjwardlandscapes.com

Second: Oktoberfest, Left Hand Brewing Foundation, Roosevelt Park, Longmont

Turf Paradise Inc. Lawn Care & Mowing Service, (303) 419-5215

Third:

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Rhythm on the River, Roger’s Grove, Hover St. and Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 776-6050 longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-n-z/recreation-services/rhythm-on-the-river

BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO

Tran’s Martial Arts and Fitness Center

117 S. Sunset St., Ste. D, Longmont, (303) 776-1887, trans-mafc.com

Tran’s state-of-theart martial arts and fitness center has classes for all ages and abilities including kids martial arts, kickboxing and mixed martial arts classes—and even birthday parties. Owner Hung Tran, explained the philosophy that has made the center so successful: “We’ve been doing this for over 25 years, and we have built a culture of trust. We give back to the community, focusing on making life better and safer. We give people confidence and teach them self-worth. This is a place where people feel they belong. We say, ‘Come as you are, not as you think you should be.’ We don’t do a head count, but a heart count.”

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BEST BAKERY BEST DESSERT BEST GREEN CHILI

Second: Alpha Martial Arts, 195 S. Main St., #13, Longmont, (720) 939-7070 alphamartialarts.net

Third:

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Dark Horse Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 950 Elgin Ave., Longmont (303) 489-9614, bjjdarkhorse.com

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BEST MOVING COMPANY

Golden Van Lines, Inc.

111 S. Pratt Pkwy., Longmont, (303) 776-3882, goldenvanlines.com

The Winter family, owners of Golden Van Lines, has deep roots in the Longmont community, stretching over five generations. “Golden Van Lines understands that moving is a challenging and stressful time and therefore we always strive to provide the best moving experience possible,” says president and owner Todd Winter. Golden’s technologically advanced systems ensure that your belongings are safe and secure, with GPS locators installed in every truck, electronic logging devices, iPad/tablet documentation, camera security systems, a long-term staff and highly professional drivers and assistants. “We will always strive to provide the highest quality of services and competitive pricing to our community,” says Winter.

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Second: Johnson Storage & Moving Company, 900 S. Sunset St., Longmont (303) 447-9444, johnsonstorage.com

Third:

Taylor Moving and Storage, 1275 Sherman Dr., Longmont (303) 443-5885, taylormove.com

BEST NEW BUSINESS

Training For Warriors 950 Boston Ave., Longmont, (720) 371-0588, tfwlongmont.com

Proud to be Your Best!

For all those wanting to find health and fitness training that will change your life, Training For Warriors is the place for you. Owner and Head Coach Kristy Neary, is so grateful to be your choice for Longmont’s Best New Business: “Training For Warriors is honored to be awarded best new business. As Longmont natives, we are especially grateful and look forward to engaging with the community to support fitness, nutrition, and motivational needs of our hometown. As a special thank you, please join us for a free community outdoor workout event at the dojo on October 10. We hope to meet you!” Second: Quarters Bar+Arcade, 475 Main St., Longmont, (303) 719-2550 Third:

Babettes Pizza & Pane, 2030 Ionosphere, Ste. G, Longmont (720) 204-7420, babettesbakery.com

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BEST PET BOARDING SERVICE and BEST PET DAYCARE and BEST PET GROOMER

Happy Hounds Dog Care Center

1822 Sunset Pl., #2, Longmont, (303) 774-8158 happyhoundscolorado.com

Our concern for our pets runs as deep as it does for any family member, especially now. Happy Hounds Dog Care Center, keeps you and your pets safe as they happily entertain, care for and groom Longmont’s best friends. Their boarding, daycare, basic grooming and deluxe facility continues to wow customers. Luxury boarding suites come complete with a platform bed and TV, while the less expensive lodges have raised floors, privacy panels and relaxing nighttime music. A caregiver is never far away, providing interaction and supervision over play times, and dispensing any owner-provided medications or special treats and all dogs get a potty break and cuddle before settling in for the night. Daycare isn’t just a convenience for pet guardians, it also goes a long way toward helping pooches enhance social skills and learn about dog-to-dog greetings, appropriate play, and how to interact with other dogs and multiple staff members. Pups are well supervised and go home tired and happy. Grooming services go from basics like a quick wash to deshedding treatments with add-ons like ear cleaning, tooth brushing and nail trimming, and make even the dirtiest dog gleam. Owners, Brian and Olivia Neill, are dog lovers at heart and have spared nothing in creating the area’s best dog care center. “Our customers appreciate the personal side of what we do,” says Olivia. “Our staff members go the extra mile, doing small things that show real care for both the dogs and their owners. It’s a true honor to us that our customers would take the time to vote for us nine years in a row!”

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE

Alpine Physical Therapy

Longmont Locations: 1310 Baker St., (303) 772-2255; 1566 Vista View Dr., (720) 266-7100 alpinephysicaltherapylongmont.com

Alpine Physical Therapy has been providing orthopedic manual care to patients in the community for over 50 years! Two locations, the main office near the center of Longmont and the east office, provide added convenience and many treatment options to patients. Both clinics have recently been expanded to meet increasing needs for private manual care. According to owner Kathy Philipp, “In the last few years we have been expanding our clinics to meet patient needs. In the upcoming year, we will be adding home care to support patients who need PT there. We are so happy to receive this award again!” Second: Altitude Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, 275 S. Main St., Ste. 208, Longmont, (303) 776-3800 altitudephysicaltherapy.com

Third:

Endurance Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, 600 S. Airport Rd., Longmont, (720) 491-3402 endurancesportsandrehab.com

BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT

Longmont Recreation Center 310 Quail Rd., Longmont, (303) 774-4800

longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-n-z/recreation-services/facility-information-recreation/longmont-recreation-center

Recreation Area Supervisor, Karen Charles knows the value of a good team. She says a major reason for winning this award comes down to them. “[They] care about our customers and create a comfortable, safe and clean environment while ensuring no need is left unmet,” she says. The fact that the rec center is a “one-stop shop for everything recreation” doesn’t hurt either. They offer nearly 90 classes in one location (150 including other branches) as well as many other programs to fit any schedule, age, and ability. Swimming lessons, log rolling and the Aqua Academy are also big attractions for guests, especially during the summer. Second: Training for Warriors Longmont, 950 Boston Ave., Longmont, (720) 371-0588, tfwlongmont.com Third:

Gold’s Gym, 1240 Hover St., #200, Longmont, (720) 372-4653, goldsgym.com/longmont

BEST PLACE TO MAIL A PACKAGE

Express It Mail Center

BEST PET BOARDING SERVICE

Second: Whispering Pines Pet Resort

205 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste 120 Longmont, (303) 684-0444 expressitmailcenter.com

14360 N. 83rd St.,Longmont (303) 776-3907, whisperingpinespetresort.net

Third:

Elite Boarding, 14077 Co Rd 5, Longmont (303) 485-2176, eliteboarding.com

BEST PET DAY CARE

Second: Whispering Pines Pet Resort

14360 N. 83rd St.,Longmont (303) 776-3907, whisperingpinespetresort.net

Third:

Mrs. Doolittle’s Doggie Daycare 1301 10th Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-4142

BEST PET GROOMER

Second: Bark Me Beautiful,1130 Francis St., Longmont (303) 776-0332, barkmebeautiful.com

Third:

Paws 2 Groom, 800 Hover St., Longmont (303) 776-4503, paws2groom.com

For all things mail, Express It Mail Center is your one-stop-shop. For ease and turn-key service, you can mail your packages to [almost] anywhere in the world. They offer all forms of delivery, including USPS, Federal Express, UPS and even DHL. Express It Mail Center is your, “…friendly go-to resource for packing, shipping, mailing and business service needs of the residents and businesses of Longmont. Our team of dedicated, professionally trained experts understands the meaning of Super-Star Customer Care—we focus on saving you time and money by ensuring you get the right products and services at the right price-in a single, quick visit.” Second: Ace Hardware Post Office, 1727 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-5173 Third:

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United States Postal Service, 201 Coffman St., Longmont, (800) 275-8777, usps.com

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BEST RETIREMENT/ ELDER CARE / ASSISTED LIVING

BEST ROOFING COMPANY

2451 Pratt St., Longmont, (303) 776-5000 lifecarecenteroflongmont.com

1030 Boston Ave., Longmont (720) 684-5500 greenpointroofing.com

Life Care Center of Longmont

When it comes to finding alternate living arrangements for your aging loved one, it’s never an easy decision. Whether, you are in need of transitional care for short term rehabilitation prior to returning home or long term care placement. Life Care of Longmont strives to ensure that the needs of each individual patient are met, while providing a home away from home. Joleen MCGee, Director of Admissions and Marketing, says, “We are honored to be able to help those in our community and thank the Longmont community for entrusting their loved ones in our care. Our success can be attributed to our dedicated staff who provide a very loving and compassionate atmosphere.” Second: AltaVita Senior—Longmont Locations: 800 S. Fordham St.,(303) 300-3700; 1001 AltaVita Ct., (720) 745-8250; 1002 AltaVita Ct., (303) 834-8800; altavitaliving.com

Third:

GreenPoint Roofing

Scott Brasington says that staff members are incredibly humbled and grateful that their customers and the residents of Longmont chose them as “Best Roofing Company.” As the owner, he says that they have a staff and crews that care about their work, and they live in a community that cares about its citizens. “Watching Longmont band together (during this difficult time) has been an incredible sight and a true testament to what Longmont is all about,” Brasington said. The company includes a lifetime workmanship warranty with their roofs because they believe in their work. “Call for a free inspection!” he says. Second: Stone Creek Roofing & Exteriors, 1567 Skyway Dr., #A, Longmont, (303) 772-5700 stonecreekroofing.com

Third:

Bulldog Roofing, 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., #121, Longmont, (303) 827-3726, bulldog-roof.com

Accel at Longmont, 1960 S. Fordham St., Longmont (720) 494-2624, accelatlongmont.com

Best Dermatology Provider and Best Skin Care Facility

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BEST SCHOOL

BEST VETERINARIAN

St. John the Baptist Catholic School

Valley Veterinary Hospital

350 Emery St., Longmont, (303) 776-8760, school.johnthebaptist.org

1191 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 776-0234, valleyvethospital.net

“It takes a village to make a school great and we have an amazing village that continually gives their time, treasures and talents to help support us,” says St. John the Baptist Catholic School Principal, Kemmery Hill. Teachers, staff, students, parents and grandparent all contribute to making this school a standout. “We are all in this together,” Hill says. “Getting the school ready for in-person learning was a team effort. We are happy to be back in school, learning together.” Being an active part of a community is something that is upheld both within and without the walls of the school. Something that is especially important now. “We help children to become confident and competent learners as well as respectful, compassionate people who are prepared to lead and contribute to our community,” Hill says. For those that think that a Catholic education is out of their reach, Hill wants them to know that they go the extra mile to work with any family to make it accessible to their children. She invites all, “Please call us for a tour, our door is always open.” Second: Flagstaff Academy, 2040 Miller Dr., Longmont (303) 651-7900

Valley Veterinary Hospital has an excellent team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and receptionists that are truly dedicated to the health and well being of the clients’ dogs and cats, according to Robert Biller, doctor of veterinary medicine and co-owner. He and Jeff Peila, fellow DVM and co-owner, believe that their exceptional services are not found elsewhere. Their other services include platelet-rich plasma therapy, tibial plateau leveling osteotomy surgeries, laser therapy and digital X-rays. “We are very honored to know that our clients are dedicated to VVH and have taken the time to vote for us,” Biller said. Second: Cambridge Animal Hospital, 1610 Pace St., #400, Longmont (303) 651-7297, cambridgeanimalhospital.com

Third:

Nelson Road Veterinary Clinic, 8875 Nelson Rd., Longmont (303) 678-8387, nelsonroadvet.com

BEST YOGA STUDIO

SOL 19 Yoga

1350 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (720) 600-4868, sol19yoga.com

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Third:

Eagle Crest Elementary, 4444 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont (303) 485-6073, eces.svvsd.org

SOL 19 Yoga is a family owned and operated studio, led by Tamara Burke and Matt Gasmovic with the help of their furry, four legged companions, Bailey and Rocket, and an incredible staff of managers, teachers, and volunteers. SOL 19 was born in 2018 and continues to grow as a yoga studio and community center, focused on mindfulness, art, spirituality, breath and physical movement. With three climate controlled yoga rooms spread across more than 5,000 square feet, SOL 19 is proud to offer a top-notch student experience for every class. Students of all skill levels are welcome. SOL 19 also offers non-physical classes including meditation, breath work and spirituality, with the intention of improving the body and the mind. If you are interested in becoming a teacher or deepening your yoga practice, SOL 19 annually offers intensive teacher training programs. Second: Full Circle Yoga, 372 Main St., Longmont, (720) 340-2196 full-circle-yoga.com

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Elevated Yoga Studio, 324 Main St., Ste. A, Longmont, (720) 600-2696 elevatedyogastudio.com

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FOOD, DRINK and NIGHTLIFE BEST AMERICAN RESTAURANT and BEST APPETIZERS and BEST OUTDOOR DINING

The Roost

526 Main St., Longmont, (303) 827-3380, theroostlongmont.com

Fine dining in a casual setting: That’s what The Roost is known for. “In fine dining, the most important thing is just finding great product and then really simply preparing it,” says. Sean Gafner, co-owner. “People like to eat food that is fresh and makes you feel great for eating it.” From your first taste of an appetizer to your last guilty bite of dessert, when a restaurant values food as well as where it comes from, you know it’s going to be great. The Roost’s menu is locally and sustainably sourced for a real “farm to fork” dining experience. Diners can eat well and feel good about it, knowing that their meal is supporting local agriculture. While the food is priority No. 1, the rooftop patio and bar are major selling points, especially right now. Plenty of open air dining, drinking and relaxing al fresco, overlooking downtown is extra appealing. “We love being downtown Longmont because the culture is so art forward and the people are amazing. There’s nowhere in the world we’d rather have a restaurant; it’s a pretty amazing place to sit on our rooftop during sunset with a local beer in your hand,” Gafner says.

BEST AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Second: Pumphouse Brewery/Red Zone, 540 Main St. Longmont, (303) 702-0881 pumphousebrewery.com

Third:

BEST APPETIZERS

Second: Samples, 370 Main St., Longmont

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Second: Martini’s Bistro, 543 Terry St., Longmont (303) 651-2772, martinisbistro.com

(303) 327-9318

Third:

Wing Shack, 1133 Francis St., Longmont (303) 834-8066, wingshackwings.com

Pumphouse Brewery/Red Zone, 540 Main St. Longmont, (303) 702-0881 pumphousebrewery.com

Third:

West Side Tavern, 1283 3rd Ave., Longmont (720) 526-0360,westsidetav.com

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT and BEST SEAFOOD and BEST SUSHI

Sushi Hana

2065 Main St., Longmont, (303) 485-1055, asushihana.com

When a restaurant wins the same awards as long as Sushi Hana has, you can rest assured they deserve it. For the past 13 years, Sushi Hana has been known for delivering the highest quality sushi and Asian cuisine in town. When asked what customers love about his restaurant, owner Andrew Sun said, “Freshness, ambience, cleanliness and our friendly service. We have been here a long time, giving the same authentic Japanese touch.” Sun is also very particular about what he offers on his menu. “What I don’t know extremely well, I won’t do,” he said. “Why have a huge menu if you can’t do it all perfectly?” All fish is coldwater fish from the world over, with seasonal choices like white salmon, bluefin, wolf fish, giant clam, razor clam and codfish sperm. All condiments are served on ice, preserving and enhancing flavor, Sun said. Sushi Hana’s Master Sushi Chefs are highly trained in the art of sushi preparation with the highest-quality ingredients and fish. If sushi isn’t right for everyone in your group, Sushi Hana offers a variety of equally delicious Asian dishes, including Japanese ramen noodles, sesame chicken, mango shrimp, and papaya salad.

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT

Second: Sakura Japanese Cuisine, 600 S. Airport Rd. Third:

Bldg. B, Ste. F, Longmont, (303) 485 9282 sakuralongmont.com Tasty Asia Restaurant, 736 Main St., Longmont (303) 772-6888, tastyasiarestaurant.com

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BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Second: Tortugas, 218 Coffman St., Longmont

(303) 772-6954, tortugaslongmont.com

Third:

Red Lobster, 2177 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont (303) 485-9898, redlobster.com

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BEST SUSHI RESTAURANT

Second: Sakura Japanese Cuisine, 600 S. Airport Rd. Bldg. B, Ste. F, Longmont, (303) 485 9282 sakuralongmont.com

Third:

Sumo Sushi & Grill, 225 Ken Pratt Blvd Ste. 140, Longmont, (303) 684-8866 sumocolorado.com

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BEST BAGEL

Einstein Bros. Bagels

311 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont, (303) 651-9063, einsteinbros.com

What makes Einstein Bros. different from other bagel shops? They might have a corporate upbringing, but they work hard to bring out a warm, friendly atmosphere. Of course, the bagels aren’t bad either! Breakfast or lunch, their bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, coffee are always fresh and filling. Since most customers are just stopping in for a quick bite—they have little time to spare. That’s why it’s important to run an efficient operation where customers can grab and go. Staff sometimes process orders quicker than customers can place them. That’s because they know the regulars well. But no matter how many regulars come in, there’s always room and welcome for new friends. Second: Big Daddy Bagels, 1940 Ionosphere St., Ste. D, Longmont, (303) 834-8237, bigdaddybagels.com Third:

Panera Bread, 425 Ken Pratt Blvd.,Longmont, (303) 702-1000, panerabread.com

BEST BAKERY and BEST DESSERT and BEST GREEN CHILI

Pistachio Café Bakery

2333 N. Main St., Ste. A, Longmont, (303) 772-3356, pistachiocafebakery.com

What makes Pistachio Café Bakery stand out from the crowd? Pastry chefs that make it all from scratch. Perla Ruiz and sister Sandra Ruiz co-own the bakery. The sisters want customers to savor the deliciousness of fresh, never frozen baked goods. “Our customers can taste the difference from a simple chocolate croissant to a cheese Danish,” Perla Ruiz said. Pistachio offers a full breakfast and lunch menu too. Customers give them rave reviews for their breakfast burritos. “We smother our wrap burritos, huevos, and smothered burrito with green chili.” The green chili comes from an old family recipe with over 20 years of perfecting. While she wouldn’t give up family secrets, Ruiz said they use traditional pork and New Mexico Hatch green chilis. Winning the best dessert category fills the Ruiz family with much gratitude. With no shortage of scrumptious treats, top faves include carrot cake and chocolate cake. No chocolate cake is complete without that middle layer of ganache—while their prized cream cheese frosting sends carrot cake connoisseurs into the fifth dimension. It’s been a tough year, Ruiz said—she thanks all customers for their continued business. “To be recognized for all three categories, it’s amazing, especially at this time. We really appreciate that people know and appreciate what we do.”

BEST BAKERY

BEST DESSERT

Second: La Momo Maes Bakery 900 S. Hover St.

Second: La Momo Maes Bakery 900 S. Hover St.

(720) 684-6884, longmontbakery.com

Third:

Babettes Pizza & Pane, 2030 Ionosphere Ste. G, Longmont, (720) 204-7420 babettesbakery.com

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(720) 684-6884, longmontbakery.com

Third:

Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 512 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-0252 mikeoshays.com

BEST GREEN CHILI

Second: Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants, 215 Main St. Longmont, (303) 772-1169 eatatsantiagos.com

Third:

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Las Palmeras Mexican Restaurant 199 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 848-0103 laspalmeraslongmont.com

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BEST BAR and BEST NIGHT OUT and BEST HIDDEN GEM

Quarters Bar+Arcade

475 Main St., Longmont, (303) 719-2550, quartersbarandarcade.com

Owners Emily and Luke Kunselman take pride in knowing they offer Longmont residents a unique entertainment option that won’t break the bank. Most arcade games cost a quarter, and a few up to a buck. “We offer something that no one else does. It’s a throwback of going to the arcade and having a self-serve bar,” Luke said. Thanks to touchless taps that keep track of each pour, there’s no need to wait at a crowded bar for busy waitstaff. Equipped with a high-tech “touchless tap key,” scanning technology activates the tap and grants customers the open-says-me experience of self-serve libations. “Each tap keeps track of each pour and game plays, then it creates a tab to settle up at the end,” Emily said. The owners said customers enjoy the uniqueness of this experience for those looking for a fun and inexpensive night out. The constantly rotating beer menu means there’s always something new to try. With 20 taps in-house, the eclectic selection of suds satisfies many taste buds. This includes wine, hard seltzer, cider, and a choice cocktail that features locally owned Longtucky Spirits. Buzz kill alert: Due to COVID-19, Quarters Bar+Arcade awaits state approval to re-open the bar, which is expected very soon, said the couple. Until then, you can support the business with orders for curbside pickup and delivery of crowlers.

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BEST BAR

Second: Pumphouse Brewery/Red Zone, 540 Main St., Longmont (303) 702-0881 pumphousebrewery.com

Third:

Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House, 512 Main St., Longmont (303) 772-0252, mikeoshays.com

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BEST HIDDEN GEM

Second: Good Eats Grill, 1114 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 776-2450 goodeatsgrill.net

Third:

Rosario’s Restaurant, 625 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-1026 rosariosperuvianrestaurant.com

BEST NIGHT OUT

Second: Dickens Tavern, 300 Main St., Longmont, (303) 834-9384 dickenstavern.com

Third:

Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House, 512 Main St., Longmont (303) 772-0252, mikeoshays.com

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BEST BARBECUE and BEST CARBON VALLEY RESTAURANT

Georgia Boys BBQ Company

The Shack, 237 Collyer St., Longmont, (720) 999-4099; The Smokehouse 141 5th St. Frederick, (303) 833-3140; georgiaboys.com

Matt Alexander, owner of Georgia Boys BBQ, has devotedly stuck to his southern roots and that loyalty comes through in the food at Georgia Boys. “Our recipes are all original and inspired from growing up in the south, where love and hospitality are at the forefront of every dining experience,” says Alexander. “We make everything from scratch and fresh daily.” This commitment to quality carries over into the high standards by which they clean and maintain their restaurant. They continually make sure that their customers are safe and comfortable dining with them, or taking them home. That’s just part of that Southern Hospitality! While their fresh food may have won them the Best Barbecue category, their local involvement helped them to win Best Carbon Valley Restaurant. “Whether it’s sponsoring the local sports teams, giving to local charities, or providing food to those that need it the most, we feel a deep responsibility to give back to the community that has given so much to us,” Alexander says.

BEST BARBECUE

Second: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ, 1940 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 923-7427 smokindavesbbq.com

Third:

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BEST CARBON VALLEY RESTAURANT

Second: Peppers Fireside Grille 8274 Colorado Blvd., Firestone, (303) 833-6500 peppersfiresidegrill.com

Third:

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 1935 Main St., Longmont, (720) 552-8009 dickeys.com

Butcher and the Blonde, 515 Oak St., Frederick, (720) 772-0196 butcherandtheblonde.com

BEST BARISTA and BEST COFFEEHOUSE

Ziggi’s Coffee

Longmont Locations: 400 Main St., 1139 Francis St., 1221 S. Main St.; (303) 682-5120; ziggiscoffee.com

The baristas at Ziggi’s Coffee on Main Street in Longmont aim not only to pour an excellent cup of coffee or impeccably steam a latte, yet also “to make someone’s day a little bit better,” said Ziggi’s director of marketing Kathryn Bleeker. Serving more than 30 different flavor options, alternative milks and sugar-free selections, as well as coffee-free drinks such as chai tea and Red Bull infusions, Ziggi’s has been creating “dependable relationships” with customers for 15 years throughout northern Colorado, she said. “In the spirit of supporting our local communities, we offer food items at both of our drive-through and cafe locations that are made from scratch by local food vendors across the state,” Bleeker said. Winning “Best Barista” for the first time and “Best Coffeehouse” for the third time in as many years “means everything to us,” she said. “They are a reflection of the dedication we put into building our business and being the best we can be for our customers and the Longmont community every day.”

BEST BARISTA

Second: Ozo Coffee, 1232A S. Hover St., #400, Longmont, (720) 600-6689 ozocoffee.com

Third:

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Brewing Market, 1520 Hover St., # A, Longmont, (303) 651-7716 brewingmarketcoffee.com

BEST COFFEEHOUSE

Second: La Vita Bella Cafe, 471 Main St., Longmont, (720) 204-4525 longmontcocktails.com

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Ozo Coffee, 1232A S. Hover St., #400, Longmont, (720) 600-6689 ozocoffee.com

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BEST BREAKFAST/BRUNCH and BEST BURRITO and BEST PIE

Goodfella’s Diner

623 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 485-7000, eatatgoodfellas.com

Winning all three categories brings much gratitude to Jeff Price, Owner of Goodfellas. “With everything going on, I want to give a shout-out to our customers. We could not do this without them. We have such loyal customers and it has really helped us through these hard times.” This charming all-American diner serves breakfast all day. Some customers come in for breakfast, lunch and dinner, said Price. Besides loyal customers, Price said his outstanding staff helped bring this award home. Without a doubt, the most popular brunch item option, is the Jefe burger—topped with bacon, avocado, swiss, lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle. If you have not tried their oversized German pancake, at 15-inches around, just know that size matters. Winning best burrito is no surprise because it’s another sizeable tasty meal that fills the belly. “It’s packed with egg, potato, and choice of meat…topped with green chili.” What sets it apart from other burritos in town—its signature sausage gravy, Price said. No meal is complete until pie time. Price said the cream pies are crowd pleasers--with banana crème as the top seller. Although Price himself has a weakness for the pecan pie. “They are simple pies, but they are good. The crispness of the crust, filling and whip cream satisfies you after every meal.”

BEST BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

Second: Pistachio Cafe & Bakery, 2333 N. Main St. Ste. A, Longmont, (303) 772-3356 pistachiocafebakery.com

Third:

Lucille’s Creole Cafe, 518 Kimbark St. Longmont, (303) 774-9814, luciles.com

BEST BURRITO

BEST PIE

Second: Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants

215 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-1169 eatatsantiagos.com

Third:

Las Palmeras Mexican Restaurant, 199 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 848-0103 laspalmeraslongmont.com

Second: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 2051 N. Main St. Longmont, (303) 772-1410 perkinsrestaurants.com

Third:

Aunt Alice’s Kitchen, 1805 Main St., Longmont (303) 651-0495

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BEST BREWERY/ALE HOUSE

Left Hand Brewing Company

1265 Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-0258, lefthandbrewing.com

Left Hand Brewing Company is one of the original pioneers of craft beer in Colorado, proudly calling Longmont their home for 27 years. Their fans have supported them and helped them grow from their homebrew beginnings to one of the top 50 craft breweries in the country! Though they are famous for their innovation in Nitro beer technology, the Tasting Room lets locals enjoy specialty beers that can only be found in Longmont. Through the Left Hand Brewing Foundation & Team Left Hand, they have raised over 5 million dollars for local nonprofits and the National MS Society, respectively. With programs like “Ales for Females” and recently being awarded the Brewers Assocation’s Diversity and Inclusion Grant, they are always finding ways to make everyone feel empowered in the world of craft beer. It’s a vibe you feel when you visit their Tasting Room—affectionately dubbed “Longmont’s Living Room.”

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE and BEST FAST FOOD RESTAURANT and BEST RESTAURANT FOR KIDS

Culver’s

1218 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, (720) 600-6787, culvers.com

Second: Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St., Longmont (303) 776-4594 wibbybrewing.com

Third:

Bootstrap Brewing, 142 Pratt St., Longmont; 6778 N. 79th St., Niwot; (720) 438-8488; bootstrapbrewing.com

BEST BURGER

Five Guys

1708 Main St., Longmont, order.fiveguys.com/menu/longmont

Not all burger joints are created equal. Quality is consistently mentioned from Five Guys customers. Not to mention the complimentary peanuts to help customers ward off those hangry feelings before diving mouth first into their juicy burgers. With over 15 toppings to choose from, Five Guys takes pride in giving customers a custom burger. For all you carb watchers, request a burger bowl or lettuce wrapped burger. Have a hankering for Kosher style hot dog, BLT or grilled cheese? They offer that too. So hard to know where to find the best French fry in town—but many folks can’t get enough of those Cajun style fries to go with that best burger. Second: Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, 1232 S. Hover Rd., Ste. B300 Longmont, (303) 848-4194, baddaddysburgerbar.com

Third:

Culver’s, 1218 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, (720) 600-6787 culvers.com

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Fast food and great customer service don’t always go hand in hand, but at Culver’s, guests can always expect service with a smile. And why not? A classic butter burger followed up by a fresh frozen custard is enough to turn the most serious frown upside down. Just because you need a quick meal on the go, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a good one. While their burgers are always delish,you’ll never be limited to just that at Culver’s. There are plenty of other menu options including chicken, fish and shrimp dinners, as well soups and salads. And kids love Culver’s because they always serve up their favorites with the added treat of a free scoop of frozen custard and a Scoopie token to save up for special Scoopie gear.

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Second: Goodfella’s Diner, 623 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 485-7000, eatatgoodfellas.com Third:

Chick-fil-A, 215 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-9642, chick-fil-a.com

BEST FAST FOOD RESTAURANT

Second: Chick-fil-A, 215 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-9642, chick-fil-a.com Third:

Wendy’s, Longmont Locations: 1905 N. Main St., (303) 776-4431; 1091 S. Hover Rd. (303) 772-1091; 4133 County Rd. 24, (303) 702-0265; wendys.com

BEST RESTAURANT FOR KIDS

Second: Chick-fil-A, 215 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-9642, chick-fil-a.com Third:

The Wild Game,2251 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (720) 600-4875 thewildgamelongmont.com

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BEST DELI

BEST FARM-TO-TABLE

900 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 772-3281 yourbutcherfrank.com

1232 S. Hover St., Ste. C-400, Longmont (303) 325-9690, nextdooreatery.com/location/longmont

Next Door American Eatery

Your Butcher, Frank

Your Butcher, Frank is much more than a butcher. Though you can get a good cut of meat, sandwiches piled high with hearty, healthy ingredients on natural bread are their specialty. Variety is at the core of their service and selection. “We have a huge selection, not just the basic 10 meats and cheeses,” said owner Ron Lamb. “There are about 60 different items customers can choose from.” Sandwiches at Your Butcher, Frank incorporate high-end products, from low-salt, MSG-free meat to locally baked bread. And if it’s overwhelming, their friendly staff can help with questions on what to order. For excellent selection, service and healthy food that is sure to satisfy your palate, Your Butcher, Frank, is Longmont’s deli of choice. Second: Snarf’s Sandwiches—Longmont Locations: 2130 Mountain View Ave., (303) 702-1111

Second: The Roost, 526 Main St., Longmont

645 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 774-1441; eatsnarfs.com

Third:

Glance at the menu and soon you will see an eclectic variety of entrees to satisfy those hunger pangs. Choose from meatball polenta bowl to pimento cheese hushpuppies—or Peruvian chicken skewers, to name a few. Not to mention the many creative ways the folks at Next Door American Eatery concoct street taco combos. There is truly something for everyone on the fresh, varied menu— choose from vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu items. Hearty soups also make great meals. The butternut squash soup draws rave reviews. And if you find yourself hungry after hours—don’t forget, their late-night happy hour menu is also worth checking out from 8 p.m. to close. (303) 827-3380, theroostlongmont.com

Brooklyn Deli, 1515 Main St., # 6, Longmont, (303) 684-8400

Third:

Ollin Farms, 8627 N. 95th St., #7718 Longmont, (303) 717-0586, ollinfarms.com

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BEST HAPPY HOUR and BEST LUNCH and BEST RESTAURANT and BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE

BEST FOOD TRUCK

Jonny’s of Longmont

Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House

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512 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-0252, mikeoshays.com

“Our customers say we feel like a second home,” said Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House proprietor Reuben Verplank. That homey-ambiance extends from the “great food, fun and family-friendly atmosphere and maybe most of all the fact that we get to know our customers,” he said. Four Mike O’Shays employees, including two chefs, have been getting to know Mike O’Shays customers and their taste buds for 20 years; this October the Main Street restaurant will celebrate 40 years in business. As the longest-running restaurant in Longmont, Mike O’Shays is “doing the same thing we’ve always done – treating guests like family – while also doubling down this year with new procedures to keep people safe and to give our customers a great experience,” Verplank said. The large patio and indoor distanced seating are favorites with the lunchtime crowd, and the full menu and specialty sandwiches are also available for takeout and delivery. $10 lunch specials include New England clam chowder, fish and chips and the black angus chuck O’Shays burger. A robust selection of beers from Ireland, along with mixed drinks and favorites from local distillers and breweries, round out happy hour, made even happier with half-priced appetizers and a “discount on every kind of drink we have,” Verplank said.

It would be an understatement to say Jonny’s of Longmont Owner Jon Bjorgo loves his job. Drenched in enthusiasm, Bjorgo thanks all his loyal customers for their continued support. “We have a very dedicated following. We have people who drive from Castle Rock to Greeley and they drive up weekly.” What to order? Can’t go wrong with the Italian beef sandwich, one of the most requested menu items, Bjorgo said. Served up on fresh Italian bread with your choice of peppers, the slow roasted, thinly sliced beef keeps customers coming back for more. “I’m having a great time doing this. I love serving everybody. Our customers have been so loyal so I have to give them the credit. And my staff have been top notch.”

BEST HAPPY HOUR

Second:The Wild Game,2251 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (720) 600-4875 thewildgamelongmont.com

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BEST LUNCH

Second: The Roost, 526 Main St., Longmont, (303) 622-5021, theroostlongmont.com Third:

Rosalee’s Pizzeria, 461 Main St., Longmont, (303) 485-5020, rosaleespizzeria.com

BEST RESTAURANT

Second: Sugarbeet, 101 Pratt St., Longmont, (303) 651-3330, sugarbeetrestaurant.com Third:

Second: Gaijin Street Food, (970) 573-7971, nhamnhamnham.com Third:

The Roost, 526 Main St., Longmont, (303) 622-5021, theroostlongmont.com

The Roost, 526 Main St., Longmont, (303) 622-5021, theroostlongmont.com

BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE

On The Hook Fish and Chips, (307) 316-4665 onthehookfishandchips.com

Second: The Roost, 526 Main St., Longmont, (303) 622-5021, theroostlongmont.com Third:

Culver’s; 1218 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, (720) 600-6787 culvers.com/restaurants/longmont-co-hover-rd

BEST ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT

508 Main St., Longmont, (303) 682-2639, scrumptiousco.com/longmont

370 Main St., Longmont, (303) 682-9010, flavorofindiacolorado.com

Scrumptious

Flavor of India

With a firm belief that sweet treats aren’t just for children, Scrumptious off of Main Street makes all of their ice cream right here in Longmont, but their candy comes from around the world, many you won’t find anywhere else. Scrumptious’ famously “all good” ice cream is churned with as many natural ingredients as possible and promises to be the best-tasting ice cream that your taste buds have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Because ice cream is crafted in-store, customers are encouraged to request favorites and make flavor suggestions. Flavors rotate regularly and seasonal flavors pop up sometimes just once a year, so no matter how many times you visit, you may find something new. Visit their website for a current lineup of flavors.

Third:

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Second: Gurkhas Restaurant, 2347 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont, (303) 530-1551 gurkhasrestaurant.com

Second: Culver’s; 1218 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, (720) 600-6787 Third:

Locally owned and operated by the Singh family, Flavor of India is proud to bring East and West together in Longmont. Featuring an extensive menu of traditional and specialty dishes, you’ll find an authentic exploration of North Indian cuisine. With fresh naan bread, a variety of curries, tandoori specialties (dishes prepared in a clay oven) and homemade desserts, Flavor of India serves food that will tantalize Eastern and Western palates alike. They even accommodate gluten-free and vegan diets. If having all of that to choose from seems intimidating, the staff is more than happy to guide you! Online ordering is available for curbside pickup as well as delivery options through Door Dash or Easy Eats.

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BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

BEST LOCALLY OWNED RESTAURANT/PUB/BREWERY

1067 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, (303) 485-6240, capresetrattoria.com

540 Main St., Longmont, (303) 702-0881 pumphousebrewery.com

Caprese Trattoria

Pumphouse Brewery/Red Zone

This award goes to internationally known Chef Marco Monnanni, who brings Longmont residents a taste of Italy. Carefully selected menu items are sure to dazzle your taste buds. Lunch items includes classic favorites like minestrone soup and pizzas, to full sized lunch salads with choice of salmon, grilled shrimp or chicken. Dinner entrées run the gamut of traditional ravioli and pastas dishes to the many meat dishes prepared with much TLC. Pair any meal with a delicious wine from the extensive wine list. Daily happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Choose from mouth-watering appetizers to nibble on before the much anticipated meal arrives. Mangia.

There’s a formula to being a great brewery: You have to pay as much attention to your menu as you do your beer. As a beer lover, co-owner, Ross Hagen, points out the selection of “13 housemade brews, plus a solid guest beer list.” But if you have a beer-averse member of your party, popular cocktails give them something to sip as well. A large dining room seats guests away from the bar, while the Red Zone features outdoor space and TVs almost everywhere. The menu, featuring thoughtfully made bar favorites, is the same on both sides. “It boils down to being a great all-in-one destination: craft beer with an eclectic menu; a lively sports bar environment for every big game; an indoor/outdoor bar; great daily drink specials—Who else has a ‘Guys’ Day’?” says Hagen. Second: The Roost, 526 Main St., Longmont (303) 622-5021, theroostlongmont.com

Second: Gondolier Italian Eatery, 1217 S. Main St., Longmont, (720) 442-0061, gondolieritalianeatery.com Third:

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(303) 651-7828; 1751 N. Hover, (303) 485-0477; incredibleitalian.com

Left Hand Brewing Co., 1265 Boston Ave. Longmont, (303) 772-0258 lefthandbrewing.com

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BEST MARGARITA

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Jefes Tacos & Tequila 246 Main St., Longmont, (303) 827-3790, jefeslongmont.com

Jefes Tacos & Tequila is known for its sublime margaritas and tequila- and mezcal-based cocktails. Chef and co-owner, Sean Gafner, uses only Dulce Vida organic tequila and fresh fruit in his margaritas. “All of our chili-rimmed margaritas make a lot of fans,” he said. Order a pitcher for the table or if you can’t make up your mind, try the Marg Flight, and taste the mango, strawberry, kombucharita, and rocks margs in one sitting. Right now you can still get ‘em to go, as long as you order your tacos, too. After nearly two decades in the industry, Gafner still loves where he landed, adding, “We just don’t want to be anywhere other than downtown Longmont.” Second: 3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant, 2350 Main St. Longmont, (303) 682-0888, 3margaritaslongmont.com

Third:

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 1230 S. Hover St., #A-300, Longmont (303) 848-4215, fuzzystacoshop.com

3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant

2350 Main St., Longmont, (303) 682-0888, 3margaritaslongmont.com

3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant, located in Longmont for nearly 20 years, is proudly family-run, serves authentic family recipes and cares for customers “as if they were part of our personal family,” said manager Maximiliano Morales, the owner’s son. The popular 3 Margaritas’ food plates offer “a taste of Mexico,” he said, with the Molcajete plate featuring grilled steak, chicken and pork, plus rice, beans, homemade tortillas and molcajete salsa. Of course, 3 Margaritas is also famous for their margaritas, freshly made daily, as well as their generosity. The 3 Margaritas family donated 22,000 meals this year to support the community through COVID-19 and is committed to providing a safe, enjoyable and fun dining atmosphere. Second: Las Palmeras Mexican Restaurant, 199 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 848-0103 laspalmeraslongmont.com

Third:

Jefes Tacos & Tequila, 246 Main St., Longmont, (303) 827-3790, jefeslongmont.com

BEST NEW RESTAURANT and BEST WINGS

Wing Shack

1133 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 834-8066, wingshackwings.com

Since its beginnings in a “shack” in northern Colorado 16 years ago, Wing Shack has been spicing up life with 12 award-winning homemade wing sauces, ranging from a kid-friendly mild sauce to a taste-bud incinerating Bear Hot Sauce. Last November Wing Shack opened its seventh Colorado location in Longmont, purposefully growing “slowly and organically so that we can stay committed to providing the best dining experience while also investing in every local community in which we open,” said Doug

BEST MARTINI

Martini’s Bistro

543 Terry St., Longmont, (303) 651-2772, martinisbistro.com

A new owner, a spacious patio laced with twinkling lights and inspired martini recipes makes Martinis Bistro a dreamy gathering place no matter the season. Owner Sarah Morgan’s newest martini, The Seducer, is a “non-traditional martini utilizing tequila, a French chocolate liqueur, an orange liquor, an Espadin mezcal and a dash of orange bitters.” Morgan said, “It’s like a Saturday night date around a campfire.” Martinis Bistro happy hour, from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, has been a Longmont staple for decades, featuring sublime martinis, of course, alongside tantalizing appetizers such as calamari, bacon-wrapped scallops and warm brie.

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

Second: West Side Tavern, 1283 3rd Ave., Longmont

Second: Summit Tacos, 237 Collyer St.

(720) 526-0360, westsidetav.com

Third:

The Roost, 526 Main St., Longmont, theroostlongmont.com

Baker, director of marketing for Wing Shack. While Wing Shack’s Garlic Hot (with crushed red pepper and fresh minced garlic) is the sauce that “put us on the map,” Baker said, Wing Shack also offers a rotating sauce of the month. September’s is Seoul sauce, a Korean-inspired hot sauce. Besides wings, Wing Shack offers fresh salads and “takes a lot of pride in our buffalo chicken sandwich,” Baker said (Shack Hack: “Order it with a slice of American cheese to take it to the next level”).

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Second: Oskar Blues Home Made

Liquids & Solids 1555 Hover St., (303) 485-9400 oskarbluesfooderies.com

Longmont (303) 578-8186 eatsummittacos.com

(303) 622-5021

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BEST WINGS

Smokin Bowls, 449 Main St. Longmont (720) 815-2875 smokinbowlsrestaurant.com

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Buffalo Wild Wings, 2303 Clover Basin Dr.,Longmont (303) 485-9464 buffalowildwings.com

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BEST PIZZA

BEST PLACE TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC

461 Main St., Longmont (303) 485-5020, rosaleespizzeria.com

300 Main St., Longmont, (303) 834-9384 dickensoperahouse.com

Dickens Opera House

Rosalee’s Pizzeria

With live music, patio seating and a cool-vibe bar, “Roselee’s is a gathering place,” said James Ross, who co-owns Rosalee’s Pizzeria with his wife, Amy Ross. Counting six years in Longmont, Rosalee’s Pizzeria knows what the community craves: The White Pie with House Sausage is “garlicky, cheesy, creamy with rich ricotta and topped with our sausage,” Ross said. Rosalee’s Margherita Pie is likewise “a major favorite – hard to beat fresh basil, tangy plum tomato sauce and luscious pockets of fresh mozzarella.” And don’t skip the sausage knots of local lore – house sausage meatballs twisted in dough and dusted with two-year imported Parmesan Reggiano.

While live entertainment has certainly been difficult to come by this year, that hasn’t stopped locals from looking fondly to their favorite venue to return full force. From Colorado favorites to national touring acts, the Dickens Opera House supports a diverse lineup of acts and never limit themselves by genre, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on their schedule. Wherever your love of music lies, you’ll find something to get you moving at Dickens Opera House. For private events, the grandeur of days gone by makes everything from the most casual gathering to a luxe wedding, an event to remember. When you host everything from formal parties, to dances, to burlesque and, of course, musicians, the space has to be versatile enough to handle it all and that makes Dickens unique among venues. Second: Bootstrap Brewing, 142 Pratt St., Longmont; 6778 N. 79th St., Niwot; 720-438-8488; bootstrapbrewing.com

Second: Beau Jo’s Longmont, 2033 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (720) 340-3194 beaujos.com/pizza-locations/longmont

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Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza, Longmont Locations: 2330 Main St., Ste. B, (303) 678-7272; 965 S. Hover Rd., Ste. B, (303) 834-8466; papamurphys.com

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BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER and BEST WINE LIST

BEST SANDWICH/SUB

101 Pratt St., Longmont , (303) 651-3330, sugarbeetrestaurant.com

Longmont Locations: 2130 Mountain View Ave., (303) 702-1111; 645 Ken Pratt Blvd. (303) 774-1441; eatsnarfs.com

Sugarbeet

Snarf’s Sandwiches

Throughout the years, Sugarbeet has cemented their place at the top of the list for a romantic evening out. Owners, Ben Wheelon and Ari Kara, have something special in Sugarbeet. The elegant ambiance, carefully selected wines and unique menu combine to make Sugarbeet a standout among Longmont restaurants. The menu changes enough, reflecting seasonal options, that you might find new favorites with every visit. “We make small changes to our menu regularly, reflecting our quest for sourcing great, seasonal product and exploring new ideas,” Wheelon said. Add to that a wine list carefully curated to pair with their menu, either by the glass or bottle and you have a wonderful dining experience in store. Now, when any evening out is a special occasion, it’s even more important to choose your locale wisely. Continuing to provide creative cuisine and conscientious service, the intimate and upscale nature of Sugarbeet provides guests with the perfect atmosphere to make leaving home a treat.

BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER

Second: Martini’s Bistro, 543 Terry St., Longmont (303) 651-2772 martinisbistro.com

Third:

Tortugas, 218 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 772-6954 tortugaslongmont.com

BEST WINE LIST

Second: Caprese Trattoria, 1067 S. Hover Rd,, Longmont, (303) 485-6240 capresetrattoria.com

Third:

A hotspot in Boulder County since 1996, Snarf ’s Sandwiches is the perfect destination for “finding and devouring the perfect sandwich,” said Ellen Crossley, marketing manager at Snarf ’s Sandwiches. Favorites include the Classic Italian, Super Club, the secret menu’s Chicken Cordon Bleu and a drool-worthy vegetarian Artichoke and Feta. Sandwiches are topped with hand-sliced meats and/or vegetables as desired, including Snarf ’s signature giardiniera hot peppers, and served on fresh-baked white, wheat or gluten-free bread, with kids sizes available. Crossley said, “We make sure each sandwich has the perfect proportion of ingredients as you snarf down your sandwich to the last bite. Second: Cheba Hut, 635 Main St., Longmont, (720) 600-4949, chebahut.com Third:

Martini’s Bistro, 543 Terry St., Longmont (303) 651-2772 martinisbistro.com

Your Butcher, Frank, 900 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 772-3281 yourbutcherfrank.com

BEST SOUP/SALAD

Panera Bread

425 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 702-1000, panerabread.com

Panera Bread proves soups and salads can be more than just an appetizer. Enjoy fresh warm-weather menu items like the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad or relish a hearty soup like Southwest Chicken Tortilla when the weather cools down. Whatever you choose, you can take comfort in the knowledge that Panera never uses artificial preservatives or sweeteners. Online ordering means you can be in and out in a matter of minutes, or better yet, choose the contact-free delivery option. Joining the MyPanera loyalty program sweetens the deal by letting frequent diners earn rewards just for eating their favorites. Second: Mad Greens, 2341 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont, (303) 702-4440, madgreens.com Third:

Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House, 512 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-0252, mikeoshays.com

BEST STEAK

Texas Roadhouse

2351 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont, (303) 774-1491, texasroadhouse.com

If steak is what you crave, sink your teeth into Texas Roadhouse. As a repeat winner, year after year, what sets them apart from everyone else is their passion for legendary food and legendary service. They cut every steak by hand in house, and inspect every steak after it is cut to ensure that only the best quality leaves the kitchen to end up on guests’ tables. Though steaks are their specialty, burgers, chicken, ribs and wings won’t disappoint either and families will love the large kid’s menu. They strive to do everything they can to be a big support to the community as they are locally owned and operated. Second: Outback Steakhouse, 1315 Dry Creek Dr., Longmont, (303) 684-8149, outback.com Third: 32

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BEST THEATER PERFORMANCE

BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

513 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-5200 longmonttheatre.org

600 S. Airport Rd., Longmont, 303-776-2453 cyclhops.com

Longmont Theatre Company Though the stage may have temporarily gone dark, The Longmont Theatre Company has been entertaining Longmont, in one form or another, since the late 1950s. With hundreds of people across several different troupes, they offer up entertainment year-round as well as off-season opportunities for kids to get bitten by the theater bug. Typically, LTC produces seven or more shows a year at the Longmont Performing Arts Center. Everything from Shakespeare to Simon, serious to silly, graces the stage at Longmont Theatre Company. The dedicated performers, backstage and office support as well as volunteers, miss bringing their craft to the community and eagerly await their return to the bright lights. Second: Candlelight Dinner Theater,

4747 Marketplace Dr., Johnstown (970) 744-3747 coloradocandlelight.com

Cyclhops Bike Cantina

A bike shop inside a restaurant is unique, yet winning Best Vegetarian takes the (zucchini) cake. While Cyclhops Bike Cantina also offers non-vegetarian options, owner Anita Gray said, “Two of our most popular tacos are vegetarian.” The Sweet Potato and Green Chili taco fillings are roasted until tender and sautéed to order. The Crispy Avocado taco dish features avocado slices breaded in a custom blend, served with locally made corn or flour tortillas and the house salsa. Along with the vegetarian Classic Chili Relleno, a poblano pepper stuffed with Asadero cheese and smothered with ranchero sauce and black beans, Cyclhops is the ideal choice for a quick refuel mid-ride, date night or a take-out family meal. Second: Next Door American Eatery, 1232 S. Hover St., Ste. C-400, Longmont, (303) 325-9690 nextdooreatery.com/location/longmont

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Everest Restaurant, 2130 N. Main St., Unit 15, Longmont, (303) 772-5000 everestlongmont.com

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BEST ANTIQUE DEALER/FLEA MARKET and BEST HOME DECOR/FURNISHINGS BUSINESS and BEST MEAD BUSINESS and BEST NEW BUSINESS

Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot

13788 Pacific Cir., Mead, (303) 532-6496, sugarmillmead.com

Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot opened this year in January, 2020. With so much nice variety and selection to choose from, Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot is an amazing place to shop for both women and men alike. All local vendors and artists offering handmade products, unique and beautiful antiques, fun vintage items and tons of gift items make it a great place to get your holiday shopping done. Nancy Miller, one of the shop’s owners loves Sugar Mill and has enjoyed getting to know community members and offering 80 rental booths to locals. Since opening this January, Sugar Mill has succeeded, despite the pandemic. “We have done really well. We appreciate the community support from our customers and vendors; they tell us how much they enjoy us and spread the word. What makes us unique is we have a good mix of items, it’s an across-the-board appeal. We have stuff for everyone, not just ladies. We like to support local vendors and artisans.” Nancy and the staff at Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot are part of what makes the local community great. Supporting small business during this pandemic is so important and Sugar Mill is so grateful to its vendors and customers for their support. Stop by and check out Sugar Mill and see for yourself why they have so many wins!

BEST ANTIQUE DEALER/FLEA MARKET

Second: Front Range Mercantile, 1201 S. Sunset St., Longmont, (303) 776-6605

BEST MEAD BUSINESS

Second: Tree of Life Landscapes, 323 Main St., Mead, (303) 246-6946 treeoflifelandscapes.com

frontrangeindoorfleamarket.com

Third:

Tables to Teacups, 455 Weaver Park Rd., Ste. 600, Longmont, (303) 485-7270 tablestoteacups.com

BEST NEW BUSINESS

Second: Quarters Bar+Arcade, 475 Main St., Longmont, (303) 719-255 quartersbarandarcade.com

BEST HOME DECOR/FURNISHINGS BUSINESS

Second: Front Range Mercantile, 1201 S. Sunset St., Longmont, (303) 776-6605

Third:

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Gas and Diesel Garage, 10100 N. 119th St., Longmont, (303) 775-9490 gasanddieselgarage.com

Woodley’s Fine Furniture, 1400 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 651-1015 woodleys.com

BEST ART GALLERY

Firehouse Art Center

667 4th Ave., Longmont, (303) 651-2787, firehouseart.org

Art plays a vital role in the culture of Longmont and its community. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Firehouse Art Center. The leading contemporary art center features local, regional and national and artists with over a dozen creatively curated exhibitions a year. They offer educational programs for all ages, exhibition openings, opportunities to meet the artists, monthly film and poetry nights, writers workshops and much more! Their mission is to promote cultural awareness of the arts in the community. Don’t miss Second Fridays downtown, where you have the opportunity to take part in gallery openings, promotions and activities. Learn more about the Firehouse by visiting their website: firehouseart.org. Second: Rabbit Brush Gallery, 7504 Hygiene Rd., Hygiene, (303) 651-1106, rabbitbrushgallery.com Third: Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot, 13788 Pacific Cir, Mead, (303) 532-6496, sugarmillmead.com

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BEST AUTO DEALERSHIP

Valley Subaru

1005 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 586-2862, valleysubaru.com

When you have a great product, selling it just second nature. Take it from Valley Subaru. The team at Valley gets excited about providing their customers with a high quality, dependable and stylish vehicle that suits the Colorado lifestyle to perfection, and meets that excellence with the highest standards in customer service. Whatever your Subie needs, they can help get take care of it, from simple service to parts and accessories. Their involvement doesn’t end with a sale, however. They love to see all the ways Subaru owners put their cars to use and they are an active part of the community through area nonprofits like Longmont Humane Society. Check out their adoptable pet of the month! (Because, is there a more dog-friendly vehicle than a Subaru out there?) Second: Frontier Honda, 710 S. Main St., Longmont, 877-287-0864 frontierhonda.com

Third:

Stapp Interstate Toyota, 8019 Raspberry Way, Frederick, (303) 432-3028 interstatetoyota.com

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BEST BERTHOUD BUSINESS

Rise Artisan Bread

403 5th St., Berthoud, (970) 795-2253, riseartisanbread.com

“This is such an honor for us,” said Annie DeCoteau, owner. “We work hard to make sure every customer leaves the bakery satisfied and happy. This shows we are accomplishing that.” Rise Bakery is dedicated to quality rather than quantity, and they make sure their products showcase that. Bakers rise each bread for 18-24 hours to allow the natural fermentation to give the bread a soft, chewy and airy crumb. The bakery is family-run, which means that behind the handcrafted product is a family trying to make ends meet and provide jobs in the community. “We adore our customers and community. It’s what keeps us working hard each day,” DeCoteau said.

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Second: Berthoud Pizza Company, 527 N. 4th St., Berthoud, (970) 344-5292 berthoudpizzacompany.com

Third:

City Star Brewing, 321 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, (970) 532-7827 citystarbrewing.com

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BEST BOUTIQUE CLOTHING STORE

BEST BOOK STORE

SNOW Apparel

Barbed Wire Books

520 Main St., Unit B1, Longmont (303) 434-8566, snowapparel.us

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We all need to enter a world of escape now and then. Currently, that need might run a little deeper than usual, but no matter how fast you plow through books, Barbed Wire Books will help you ďŹ nd the next one—or dozen. Carrying both new and used books allows Barbed Wire Books to offer an eclectic collection of titles. It’s a bibliophile’s dream. Local and global authors populate the shelves, so whether you’re drawn to the newest bestseller, or a pre-loved paperback, the friendly staff can help you ďŹ nd it, even if it needs to be specially ordered. Owner Kathe Heinecken, thanks the Longmont community for their continued support saying, “Barbed Wire Books is so very special because of our wonderful customers and especially my incredible employees. They are the reason that this bookstore is so unique.â€? Second: Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St., Longmont (303) 776-6561, usedbookemporium.net

Third:

Inkberry Books, 7960 Niwot Rd., Niwot (720) 412-1548, inkberrybooks.com

When Snow White (yes, that is her real name) put the business plan together for SNOW Apparel, she decided to slow down the fashion train because she felt it could be done better. So she researched “slow fashionâ€? to be different from what happens now—designers selling a set number of speciďŹ c styles for a time before it’s considered “out of fashion.â€? Most of her clothing is made in America and what is not made here, comes from countries that have fair labor laws. “Once we got open and people started to feel what an organic cotton top ďŹ t like on their body, they were like, ‘Oh my, I didn’t know stuff like this existed,’ â€? White said. She said that women want quality clothing, and don’t want to buy it online. E-commerce has the correct market plan for everything but women’s clothing, she said. Since she reopened after COVID-19 hit, she now sees people by appointment for personal styling, and everyone loves it. Second: Ivy Rose, 520 Main St., Ste. 1A, Longmont, (720) 600-5955, ivyroselongmont.com Third:

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BEST BUD TENDERS and BEST CANNABIS DISPENSARY and BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Medicine Man

500 E. Rogers Rd., Longmont, (720) 204-7500, medicinemandenver.com/longmont

“We’re so excited to be recognized in Longmont because it’s such a competitive town for marijuana dispensaries,” said Sally Vander Ver, owner/CEO. They opened in February 2019, and wanted to separate themselves by creating a welcoming, clean, inviting space that they hoped would elevate the dispensary experience. They also wanted it to be an inviting place for new customers who hadn’t been in a dispensary before, and for them to know that no question is a dumb one. “I think we succeeded at that. It boils down to the hard work and effort the entire team puts in every day to make Medicine Man Longmont stand out,” Vander Ver said. Staff members often hear from customers how patient and kind they are. Trey Fisher, director of marketing, said that their Bud Tenders have extensive training to learn about the flower, compliance regulations and safety. “It’s not an easy job and it’s a lot of work. They are true professionals,” Fisher said. “To win a mainstream award (best customer service) competing against traditional companies is a big step forward for marijuana, and we’re happy to lead the way,” Vander Ver said. They also created curbside service overnight during COVID-19, which meant they didn’t lose a day.

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Second: Terrapin Care Station, 650 20th Ave.,Longmont, (303) 954-8402 ext. 3250 terrapincarestation.com/longmont

Third:

Native Roots Cannabis Co., 19 S. Sunset St., Longmont, (720) 340-4870 nativerootscannabis.com/locations/longmont-marijuana-dispensary

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Second: Carpet Masters of Colorado, 618 S. Sunset St., Longmont, (303) 651-2407 longmont.floorstogo.com

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BEST CBD PRODUCTS

Terrapin Care Station

650 20th Ave.,Longmont, (303) 954-8402 ext. 3250, terrapincarestation.com/longmont

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Terrapin staff members take a slow and steady approach from the time a seed is planted to a customer making a purchase, with a focus on deliberate growth, said Peter Marcus, communications Director. He said what sets them apart is their commitment to their customers’ needs and their role in the community. Terrapin has donated more than $600,000 to about 20 different nonprofits to leave a positive community impact. Consistency is the key to their business. Staff members educate customers about products for those experiencing ailments to those looking for an alternative to alcohol. “The public recognition means that we’re succeeding in our core mission of serving our customers,” Marcus said. Second: Native Roots Cannabis Co., 19 S. Sunset St., Longmont, (720) 340-4870 nativerootscannabis.com/locations/longmont-marijuana-dispensary

Third:

Flatiron Family Pharmacy, 603 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 827-3480, flatironsrx.com

BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE

Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment

600 S. Airport Rd., Longmont, (720) 340-4152, fabfindsconsign.com

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Best Hardware/Home Improvement Stores!

780 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

“We offer guilt free retail therapy,” said Clarissa Edelen, owner. “The store allows people truly to shape their passion for shopping and stay on a budget, especially in difficult economic times.” She said they have high end designers as well as everyday stores like Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and other boutiques. The store is set up in a comfortable retail layout with a coordinated and logical structure that looks beautiful and makes it easy to find items. “Whenever you’re shopping resale, it’s all about the thrill of the find,” she said. She is honored that the store received this distinction because it means that what they are doing, they are doing it right.” Second: TIE: Aloha Trading Co., 356 Main St., Longmont, (720) 731-2530, alohatrading.co and Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot, 13788 Pacific Cir., Mead, (303) 532-6496, sugarmillmead.com

BEST DACONO BUSINESS

Daylight Donuts

821 Carbondale Dr., Dacono, (303) 833-2009, daylightdonutsofdacono.com

Dacono’s Daylight Donuts’ tagline, “More than just donuts”, couldn’t ring more true. In addition to irresistible fresh donuts, Daylight serves assorted smoothies, biscuits and gravy, sandwiches and ice cream. They even cater to family fur kids, with delectable offerings like doggy donuts made from co-owner Linda Lou Allour’s own special sugar-free, dairy-free recipe. Daylight Donuts’ goes the extra mile beyond the menu, too. Husband-and-wife team, Linda Lou and Patrick Allour, have owned and operated the beloved business for over 15 years. Their commitment to friendly service, community, and quality has established a loyal following. “We know our customers,” Linda Lou says. “We know their names, their favorites, and their dogs’ names, too!” Second: E.L.F. Grill 102 8th St., Dacono, (720) 379-5690, elfgrill.com Third:

Inked All Up Tattoo, 500 8th St., Dacono, (720) 229-6378

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BEST FIRESTONE BUSINESS

Pepper’s Fireside Grille

8274 Colorado Blvd., Longmont, (303) 833-6500, peppersfiresidegrille.com

Pepper’s Fireside Grille is all about the local community. The moment you walk through the door you become family. Owners, Janel and Ryan Elmore have been in the restaurant business for nearly two decades, but Pepper’s Fireside Grille is not only their best achievement, but it is a home away from home. Janel was thrilled to learn of this acknowledgement, “We couldn’t be more excited to be in the community…we are forever grateful for the support the community has shown during this pandemic and throughout the years. “We offer mainly American cuisine, including awesome burgers and sandwiches, but we stick to mostly fresh, from scratch menu items.” During the pandemic they continue to offer low-contact alternatives like expanded, spacious, outdoor patio seating and a touchless digital menu. Janel and Ryan can’t stress enough how much they appreciate their customers in the community they’ve come to know on a first name basis and their incredible staff who make everything possible. Second:3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant, 8196 Colorado Blvd., Firestone, (720) 542-9805, 3margaritaslongmont.com Third: A Cake Come True, 11169 E. I25 Frontage Rd., Longmont, (303) 834-8317,

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BEST FLOORING STORE and BEST LOCALLY OWNED STORE

Carpet Masters of Colorado

618 S. Sunset St., Longmont, (303) 651-2407, longmont.floorstogo.com

Because flooring can set the tone of your home, Carpet Masters of Colorado offers a wide range of proprietary brand-name flooring options. Founded in 1988, the one-stop showroom provides new and innovative products, including carpet, hardwood, tile, stone, laminate, vinyl, COREtec and window fashions that bring comfort, fashion and style to any room of the home. “What sets us apart is our dedication to customer service, the ability to listen and help the customer choose products that fit their budget and lifestyle,” said Mishelle Nauman, owner. “Unlike other flooring stores, we precut our carpet in the warehouse to avoid bringing full rolls of carpet to be cut on the street, and (we) take pride in offering a high level of quality finishes in our installations.” Flooring experts staff the showroom or come out to the home and measure for a free estimate and consultation, bringing along samples and offering advice for the best selection. The showroom also offers a peace-of-mind guarantee on most products for up to 60 days, and many products are “Made in the USA.”

BEST FLOORING STORE

Second: Family Carpet One Floor & Home, 1401 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. B Longmont, 720-378-8927, familycarpetonelongmont.com

BEST LOCALLY OWNED STORE

Second: Ace Hardware, 1727 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-5173 acelongmont.com

Third:

Wyatt’s Wet Goods, 1250 S. Hover Rd., Longmont (303) 485-9463, wyattswetgoods.com

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BEST FLORIST

Longmont Florist

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614 Coffman St., (303) 776-2804 or toll-free 1-800-932-4876, longmontflorist.com

Celebrating 50 years in the Golter family, with the help of a great team, Longmont Florist has been brightening occasions in Longmont and across the globe. They guarantee the best, not only locally, but for any orders they transfer worldwide, which explains why they’ve won this award for 16 years straight. And who needs a reason? Flowers are always an appropriate gift or just the perfect pick-me-up to someone’s day. And while the beautiful flowers, gifts and plants are always special, fast friendly customer service and professional and artistic designs have always been the top figure in their equation for success. To better serve their customers they have expanded their daily delivery area into Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, and Erie. Owners Lisa and Brad Golter with son Nate, share credit for their success with their long-standing staff and customers, “We want to thank Longmont for supporting us and helping us to grow.” Second: A Florae, 931 Main St., Longmont, (720) 318-7327, aflorae.com Third:

Carbon Valley Florist, 630 Main St., Unit D, Frederick (720) 822-0523, carbonvalleyflorist.com

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BEST FREDERICK BUSINESS

BEST FURNITURE STORE

8310 Colorado Blvd., #500, Frederick (303) 775-9225 facebook.com/paisleynailstudiofirestone

1400 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 651-1015, woodleys.com

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Woodley’s Fine Furniture

At Woodley’s Fine Furniture and Design, the selection abounds. They proudly carry locally manufactured selections, as well as 50 others manufactured across the country. Their skilled staff assists customers in pairing the right statement with each room. What sets them apart? They are a local company, owned by a family who loves and lives in Longmont. Their friendly and helpful design team is there to guide you through the many options available to find exactly what fits your home and lifestyle. Though heirloomquality wood furniture is their specialty, they also have some of the best upholstery and leather galleries in Colorado.

Paisley Nail Studio is a home away from home with gilded mirrors, chandeliers and comfortable beauty stations in a blue and tan backdrop. The studio believes its customers deserve the best in its “comfortable and polished nail studio,” as stated on the studio’s Facebook page. Consider it “the best place to relax and escape from your crazy schedule.” Second: Bella Rosa Golf Course

5830 Bella Rosa Pkwy. Frederick, (303) 678-2940 bellarosagolf.com

Third:

Georgia Boy’s BBQ 141 5th St., Frederick (303) 833-3140 georgiaboys.com

Second: American Furniture Warehouse, 10550 Jake Jabs Blvd., Firestone, afw.com Third:

Furniture Row, 3440 E. I-25 Frontage Rd., Ste. FR, Dacono, (303) 828-1067, furniturerow.com

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BEST GARDEN/NURSERY CENTER

The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery

1805 Nelson Rd., Longmont (303) 772-3454, theflowerbin.net

When you’re digging into landscaping you want plants, shrubs and trees that are conditioned to our unique growing conditions so that they have the best chance of thriving. Plants at The Flower Bin are specially grown at their greenhouses on the premises and at their growing range, “The Farm” in Platteville. Staff, most of whom have been at The ‘Bin more than 16 years, are always ready with a helping hand. “Our success is due to our team,” says owner Don Weakland. “All of our permanent people have been here for at least 16 years and most of our seasonal employees return.” And of course he thanks his customers who he says “appreciate our outstanding, locally grown plants and our expert staff who can help with any gardening questions. We have been in business for 48 years—our customers keep us going.”

BEST GIFT SHOP

Front Range Mercantile

1201 S. Sunset St., Longmont, (303) 776-6605 frontrangeindoorfleamarket.com

To say Marj and Vicky have known each other for a long time is a bit of an understatement. The two met when their sons played baseball together in Hygiene and for almost 30 years, they have been at the helm of this family-owned and operated business. What started as a hobby, became Front Range Indoor Flea Market. They operate on traditional values: customer service, satisfaction and hard work and they attribute their success to their great customers. Many feel they are a part of the Front Range Flea Market family. If you’re looking for a unique gift, you’ll find an incredible selection of antiques,vintage, retro, midcentury, items plus a great line of chocolates and candies as well as new products. And, with frequent turnover, your shopping experience will always be new and different. You never know what you’ll find! Second: Sugar Mill Antiques & Vintage Depot

13788 Pacific Cir., Mead, (303) 532-6496 sugarmillmead.com

Second: Ace Hardware, 1727 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-5173, acelongmont.com Third:

Blue Ribbon Farm, 10147 Hover St., Longmont, (303) 774-7717, blueribbonfarmlongmont.com

Third:

Ace Hardware, 1727 Main St., Longmont (303) 776-5173, acelongmont.com

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BEST GROCERY STORE

BEST HARDWARE/HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE

Longmont Locations: 995 S. Hover St. (303) 702-0099; 1611 Pace St. (303) 776-7570; 2255 Main St. (303) 772-7950; kingsoopers.com

1727 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-5173, acelongmont.com

King Soopers

King Soopers is perhaps the best known grocery store in Colorado and with good reason. There are 139 King Soopers in Colorado, and with consumer interest growing in organic foods, King Soopers has met that demand head on. In addition, they provide local produce when possible and encourage consumers to ‘go-green’ by discouraging the use of the plastic bags. King Soopers includes a pharmacy, deli, floral department and butcher as well as the usual canned or boxed goods found elsewhere. With their higher quality customer service, their wide selections of high quality produce and meats, King Soopers could not be beat this year as a consumer favorite. Second: Sprouts Farmers Market 1101 S. Hover St., Longmont, (303) 834-4124 sprouts.com

Third:

Natural Grocers, 1745 Main St., Longmont, (303) 684-8200, naturalgrocers.com

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Ace Hardware

Ace might sell tools, hardware, paint and other supplies for your home, but people are the key to success. At Ace, its people are the most important element. Without their team, they wouldn’t have enjoyed the success that has led them to win this award year after year. Just ask owner Kirsten Pellicer, who has been working at the store with her parents since she was a teenager. “Locally and nationally, we’re known as the helpful place,” says Pellicer. “You can’t be helpful without the people who are out there everyday interacting with the customers and telling them how to do their projects. That’s really what we’ve built our business on.” Second: Budget Home Center, 780 Boston Ave., Longmont (303) 678-8800, budgethomesupply.com

Third:

Home Depot, 393 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, (720) 494-0319 homedepot.com

BEST HYGIENE BUSINESS -TIE

Crane Hollow Cafe

7502 Hygiene Rd., Hygiene, (303) 776-1551

Crane Hollow Café serves breakfast and lunch in a homelike environment and plans to expand its offerings. Originally known as Hygiene Café, the café has more than a 50-year history serving the agricultural rural community of Hygiene. The kitchen is near the front door and is open for all to watch the food being prepared. “Our food is ‘down home good’ and prepared as fresh as possible with daily fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, sausage gravy for our biscuits and gravy, pork green chili and many other delicious foods,” said Debbie Schlepp, owner and chef. “We love serving our community.” The restaurant includes a small dining room and a back deck with a view of the Front Range.

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The Mountain Fountain

11809 N. 75th St., Longmont, (720) 378-7923, themountainfountain.com

The Mountain Fountain is an old-fashioned country general store with the modern appeal of a deli, a coffee bar, a gluten-free bakery and a patio/lawn area. The store, built in 1945 and originally the Clark Food Store, has retained its original character and mainstay as a local landmark. The store sells hand-crafted items from Colorado and the region, plus has pantry staples, regional cheeses and local eggs, meats, breads, cookies and beverages, including beers, sodas and teas. “We try to represent as many companies and local products and makers as possible,” said Carrie Olson, owner. “There’s a real nice sense of community here … and we have a lot of regulars that come in.” Second:TIE

Hygiene Feed & Supply, 7455 Hygiene Rd., Hygiene, (303) 776-4757 AND

The Red Door Arts & More 7510 Hygiene Rd., Hygiene, (720) 491-1495 reddoorartsandmore.com

303.532.6496

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BEST JEWELRY STORE and BEST WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS

Snyder Jewelers

2201 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 776-2992 snyderjewelers.com

The team at Snyder Jewelers understands the jewelry business is largely about building relationships. Linda Snyder, the third generation owner of Snyder Jewelers says, “We think of our customers as guests in our home. Most of them are our friends, neighbors, church families, fellow Rotarians, PEO Sisters, our children’s teachers, etc. We are very blessed to be serving multiple generations of the same families. Yet, everyday we have the pleasure of meeting a new neighbor or friend.” As a female business owner, Linda has always felt it important to give back to the community. She was a co-founder of A Woman’s Work, and served on the Board of Directors of TRU Community Care Hospice and Longmont Chamber of Commerce. Snyder was inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Since the beginning, Snyder Jewelers has served and contributed to many local charities. When asked, Snyder says, “The best part of this business is being a small part of our guests happy occasions and celebrations. We serve the nicest people anywhere, and work everyday with gorgeous gemstones and jewelry. It’s the best job in the world! “We are proud to carry on the founders’ tradition of honesty, integrity and high standards of quality and service!”

BEST JEWELRY STORE

Second: Ron R Fine Jewelry, 452 Main St., Longmont, (303) 651-1125 Third:

Niwot Jewelery & Gifts, 300 2nd Ave., # 102, Niwot, (303) 652-1433 niwotjewelry.com

BEST WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS

Second: SNOW Apparel, 520 Main St., #B1, Longmont, (303) 434-8566 snowapparel.us

Third:

Sugar Mill Antiques & Vintage Depot, 13788 Pacific Cir., Mead, (303) 532-6496 sugarmillmead.com

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BEST LIQUOR STORE

Wyatt’s Wet Goods

1250 S. Hover Rd., Longmont (303) 485-9463 wyattswetgoods.com

Wyatt’s Wet Goods is the largest retail liquor store in Longmont, but it takes more than expansive floor space to be the best. Wyatt’s sources many suppliers in the U.S. and abroad to pass the best selection and prices on to customers. “We are very selective and maintain a true ‘value for flavor’ profile that our customers enjoy,” says Dennis Dinsmore, managing partner. Community is also a cornerstone of their approach. “We are local, family owned and managed. Managing partners, Joe Henry and I, are each long term residents and we are connected with our community,” Dinsmore says. Wyatt’s Wet Goods works with local groups like A Woman’s Work, Left Hand Brewing Foundation and LDDA to help make their events a success. “We appreciate your confidence in us and will work hard to maintain that high level of customer service that you deserve,” says Dinsmore. “Thanks from the bottom of our hearts.” Second: PJ’s Wine & Spirits, 665 Frontage Rd., Longmont, (303) 485-8600 pjwinespirits.com

Third:

Twin Peaks Liquor, 999 Hover St., # C, Longmont, (303) 684-9165 twinpeaksliquor.com

BEST LYONS BUSINESS —TIE

Mojo Taqueria

216 Main St., Lyons, (303) 823-2321, mojotaqueria.com

For traditional Mexican fare, head to Mojo Taqueria, which has two locations in Lyons and Boulder. The restaurant serves fresh Mexican food, drawing on the flavors of Oaxaca, Yucatan, Baja and other regions of Mexico for its tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more. Mexican chilies are roasted daily to help make the sauces, salsas and braising liquids for the entrees. “We’re really passionate about the food, which is really delicious,” said Ty Hammes, owner. “If you come in, you get a lot of different experiences and different flavors around one meal.” Each meal is made from scratch using high-quality ingredients, and there are vegetarian, gluten-free and family options, plus the bar offers tequila, mescal, tap beer and cocktails.

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

303 Main St., Lyons, (303) 823-6685 oskarbluesfooderies.com/oskar-blues/oskar-blues-lyons/

Oskar Blues Fooderies brings together fresh ingredients from Colorado farms, in-house craft beer, and live music of local and national talent. The flagship restaurant is in Lyons, founded by Dale Katechis of Longmont in 1997, who brought to it his Southern roots and previous restaurant industry experience. That Oskar Blues is the original brewpub for Oskar Blues Brewery and the catalyst for the craft-beerin-a-can craze that would eventually make Oskar Blues famous. “What makes that one unique is that’s what started the legacy of Oskar Blues. It started as a small, little restaurant. The restaurant got busier and busier ... and one thing led to another,” said Jayson Clark, partner with Katechis. Oskar Blues now is in Longmont, Denver and Colorado Springs as well as breweries an taprooms Texas and North Carolina.

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Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Brew

228 Main St., Lyons, (303) 823-7427, smokindavesbbq.com

Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Brew serves up award-winning barbecue alongside a rotating lineup of draft beers. The restaurant originally opened in 2007 in Estes Park and has since expanded to Lyons, Longmont, Denver and a location coming soon in Centennial. The restaurant serves pit-style barbecue and offers its smokin’ barbeque sauce, ribs, wings and platters. “We honor the different regions from Texas … to Carolina, instead of specializing in one particular style of barbecue,” said Dave Oehlman, also known as Smokin’ Dave and the owner. Other menu offerings include Southern catfish tenders, Mile High cheese fries and deep-fried pickles, plus an assortment of soups and salads. The restaurant considers its gluten-free, all-natural barbecue sauce to be the secret to its success—and it’s available for sale.

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BEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STORE

BEST NIWOT BUSINESS

460 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-8388 guitarsetc.com

7960 Niwot Rd., Niwot, (303) 652-0200, niwottavern.com

Guitars, Etc.

Have you always dreamed of learning to play the guitar? Are you finally ready to get the band back together? Whatever stage you’re in, there’s something for everyone at Guitars, Etc., says owner Todd Skaw. From high-end acoustic and electric instruments to preowned you’ll find what you’re looking for in your price range. “We cater all the way from beginning musicians to playing professionals,” he says. “We have entry level prices and high end professional gear.” For budding rock stars, Guitars, Etc. holds periodic clinics and workshops. And parents of new band students can take advantage of their instrument rental program while their young musician decides if they like the instrument, making the investment in music a bit more affordable. Second: TIE

Fuzz Music Studios, 463 Main St., #200, Longmont (720) 494-2623, fuzzmusicstudios.com AND

Jensen Guitars, 350 Main St., Longmont (303) 827-3163, jensenguitars.com

Niwot Tavern

Niwot Tavern, which opened in 2005, has an extensive lunch and dinner menu featuring hamburgers, steaks, meatloaf, chicken and fish dishes, and an assortment of mac ’n cheese entrees, along with appetizers, soups and salads, and, of course, desserts of cakes and sundaes. “We have something for everyone on our menu. It’s so diverse,” said Tara Kpogoh-Narh, co-owner with Stacy Szydlek. “We make everything in house to order.” The tavern has a beer menu, a wine list and a specialty cocktails menu, plus brings in live music on the patio and has takeout as an option. “It’s where everyone comes, laughs and has fun,” Kpogoh-Narh said. “It’s the community hub.” Second: Niwot Market, 7980 Niwot Rd., Longmont, (303) 652-0919, niwotmarket.com Third:

1914 House, 121 2nd Ave., Niwot, (303) 834-9751, 1914house.com

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BEST PET SUPPLY STORE

BEST PROSPECT BUSINESS

1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., #108, Longmont, (303) 485-1565, fourpawsandco.com

2030 Ionosphere St., Ste. G and H, Longmont, (720) 204-7420 babettesbakery.com

Four Paws & Co.

Four Paws & Co. is a comprehensive pet food store that sells premium natural foods and treats, including frozen diets and raw bones. The store, which opened in 2003, offers everything a dog or cat needs, including supplements, grooming supplies, leashes, collars, toys, beds and cat condos. “We offer a lot more than supplies, which is helpful for the community,” said Carrie Adams, owner. “It gives them a one-stop shop. It’s not just supplies but services, getting (their pets) cleaned up and training them.” The dog wash is a special feature and is self-serve with six bathing stalls and three tub heights, all in private stalls stocked with towels, shampoos, conditioners and basic grooming equipment. Three additional services include a pet training space, food delivery and a pet-sitting service.

Babette’s Pizza & Pane

From fresh-baked breads to friendly customer service, Babette’s Pizza & Pane has it all. Owners Steve and Catherine Scott say, “We have been very fortunate to have had a strong reputation and following with customers coming up regularly from the start from Denver, Boulder, as well as those who make periodic visits to Colorado, enjoying the backdrop of the development of architectural

Second: Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies, 1250 S. Hover Rd., Ste. 260, Longmont (720) 354-4940 chuckanddons.com/venue/longmont/

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Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply , 2255 Main S., Longmont, (303) 682-5111 murdochs.com/stores/longmont/

BEST PHARMACY

Flatirons Family Pharmacy

603 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 827-3480, flatironsrx.com

Flatirons Family Pharmacy has mastered patient pharmacy care. They have a different pharmacy culture that puts the “family” in their very name on the map. Flatirons is not an impersonal place to “pick up prescriptions,” it is a warm and inviting place to visit and get your medical needs met. Owner and founder, Jen Palazzolo, had been a chain pharmacist for several years when she decided to create this family concept and make a difference in the community. In 2014 she founded Flatirons. “We put our customers first...and advocate for their overall wellness. We offer all kinds of services, not just standard prescriptions. We have a long-term, excellent staff and offer local delivery…we have a website and text communication. We do specialized, personal screenings for things like diabetes and we’re starting a weight loss program soon. We also have a compounding lab for specialized medications. We do a lot of animal medications. We never closed, we never missed a beat with COVID, I have my staff to thank for that.”

distinction and so much visual interest. “The Prospect neighborhood...has been everything we envisioned... and of course our staff has made it all happen, understanding Steve’s visions... with every item offered being our “signature item,” because why have one great item amongst a selection of so many items when any one piece should stand out as exceptional!” Second: Cavegirl Coffeehouse, 720 100 Year Party Ct., #100, Longmont (720) 472-0420, /cavegirl.coffee

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Primitive Beer, 2025 Ionosphere St., Longmont, primitive.beer

Second: King Soopers, Longmont Locations: 995 S. Hover St., (303) 702-0099;

1611 Pace St., (303) 776-7570; 2255 Main St., (303) 772-7950; kingsoopers.com

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Walgreens, Longmont Locations: 1041 Main St., (303) 772-1111; 1770 Hover St., (303) 776-0128; 450 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 532-3488; 835 E. 17th Ave., (303) 651-7468; 1770 Hover St., (303) 776-0128; walgreens.com

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BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY/OFFICE

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

2101 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. #100, Longmont, (303) 776-3344, wkre.com

St. Vrain Realty, 752 17th Ave., Ste. 200, Longmont (720) 495-5924, josh-thunter.com

Josh Hunter

WK Real Estate

“WK Real Estate is the largest independent real estate agency in Boulder County, with 90 agents calling the locally-owned company home. For more than four decades, buyers and sellers have appreciated the ease and confidence of working with WK Real Estate’s knowledgeable and

experienced agents. Good service is all about building relationships. “It’s not about the transaction,” says broker/ owner Dan Kingdom. “It’s not about anything other than taking care of our clients’ needs.” Much has changed in the real estate industry since 1976. Kingdom says a purchase can now go from start to finish without a single sheet of paper. Despite these changes, WKRE’s focus has remained the same. “The one constant has been the focus and priority of the service we consistently deliver to our valued clients,” says Kingdom, “and in some ways, that focus has been even more important in 2020 than ever before. As an independent company, we have the flexibility to pivot as quickly as the ever changing rules and market conditions do to keep everyone safe while still meeting the clients’ goals.”

With his honesty, dedication to his clients success and unique approach to customer service and the experience of buying and selling property, it is no surprise that once again Josh Hunter, a Longmont native has been recognized in this category. Hunter, who has been recognized in this category every year since 2012 has been a local source for Real Estate services for nearly 15 years. Mr. Hunter is the owner and managing broker of St. Vrain Realty, a unique and independent brokerage with an amazing staff of full time Realtors that service the entire Front Range. “Our clients can see that we love what we do, each persons situation in a transaction is so special and important to them in different ways, our focus is to hone in on what is most meaningful to them and provide for an excellent experience.” “I would love to thank all of our past and current clients as well as this amazing community for their continued support and referrals” Hunter said. Second: Carly Mayer—Mayer Team Colorado

606 Mountain View Ave., Longmont (720) 204-6125, mayerteamcolorado.com

Second: St. Vrain Realty, LLC - Josh Hunter, 752 17th Ave., Ste. 200, Longmont, (720) 495-5924 josh-hunter.com

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WK Real Estate, 2101 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. #100 Longmont, (303) 776-3344, wkre.com

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BEST RECYCLED GOODS/THRIFT STORE

BEST SKI/SNOWBOARD SHOP

ARC Thrift Store

Angles Sports Exchange

2151 N. Main St., Longmont, (720) 453-1416, arcthrift.com

24 9th Ave., Longmont (720) 600-6855 anglessports.com

ARC Thrift Stores offer so much more than a good deal. When you shop there, you’re helping change a life. Manager at the ARC in Longmont, Kateryna Brennan has been with the company for 11 years, and loves her job, “The staff cares about customers and the customers care about the staff. I appreciate our customers and staff so much. We are so happy to help people with developmental disabilities. It helps with everything like education, jobs, housing and even food. We are able to give people jobs and that’s great. Thanks for this award, we are very proud to receive it!”

Angles was started in 2015 as a ski and snowboard tuning business in a local garage. It has since grown into a full fledged ski and snowboard shop with new and used equipment, nightly and season rentals, a full service tuning shop and even, at times, an educational venue. All-terrain/backcountry gear is one of their specialities and they are dealers for Black Diamond, Dynafit, G3, Marker, Armada, Lib Tech, and many others. They also offer snowboard, snowshoe and downhill ski rentals and are adding cross-country skis to the mix this year. Whether the clients are newbies or pros, it’s the interaction with the customer, expertise, and personalized attention that makes them unique.

Second: Mountain States Children’s Home Thrift Store 818 Coffman St., Longmont (303) 834-9510, mschthriftstore.org

Third:

Habitat for Humanity Restore of the St. Vrain Valley 1351 Sherman Dr., Longmont, (303) 776-3334 stvrainhabitat.org/restore

BEST SHOE STORE

Brown’s Shoe Fit Co.

Second: Crystal Ski Shop, 1933 28th St., #101, Boulder, (303) 449-7669, crystalskishop.com

373 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-2920 brownsshoefitcompany.com

BEST SPORTING GOODS

DICK’S Sporting Goods

In 74 years, you learn a lot about keeping a business successful. The people at Brown’s Shoe Fit would know. They opened their Longmont doors in 1946 and they’ve been in the same spot ever since. It’s a long tradition of selection and service. “We are proud to serve Longmont, Boulder county and the surrounding areas for 74 years,” says Manager, Jason Wetzel. Brown’s sole goal is to get you into the perfect pair of shoes, and impress you as they do it. Wetzel says, “We want people to find what they are looking for, have an enjoyable experience while shopping, and have a knowledgeable and friendly staff available to help them.”

210 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 682-5740, dickssportinggoods.com

DICK’s Sporting Goods is the athlete’s haven and so much more. You can find everything from shoes to specialized equipment, all at reasonable prices. According to Manager, Eric Burry, “At DICK’s Sporting Goods we’re united under a common purpose and that’s to create confidence and excitement by personally equipping all athletes to achieve their dreams…we in Longmont really do appreciate the athlete.” Second: Angles Sports Exchange, 24 9th Ave., Longmont, (720) 600-6855, anglessports.com Third:

Bison Arms, 195 S. Main St., #3, Longmont, (303) 774-8602, bisonarms.com

Second: DSW, 180 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 702-5191 dsw.com

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Famous Footwear, 205 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. 170 Longmont,(303) 684-8808, famousfootwear.com

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BEST TIRE STORE

831 1st Ave., Longmont, (303) 678-0666 longmontministorage.com

379 S. Hover St., Longmont (303) 774-9869, discounttire.com

The Attic Storage, LLC

At The Attic Storage, customers are part of the family. Many customers have been with The Attic Storage for years, and that means years of satisfaction. During the COVID-19 shutdown, customers’ late fees were waived to help those struggling financially. Teri Barron, Manager of The Attic Storage says of their success, “It’s a combination of many things. We take good care of our customers stuff and we’ve had customers here as long as 6 years! We live here so we get to see everybody…I like living here and it shows, we appreciate our customers so much! Thank you for this award.” Second: Storage Solutions, 3031 CO-119 Longmont, (303) 651-5712 storagesolutions-co.com

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1st Avenue Storage, 180 E 28th St. Greeley, (970) 458-7196 1stavenuestorage.com

Discount Tire

Discount Tires’ stellar guarantees from free tire replacements to free tire rotations and flat repairs propelled them to first place among Longmont tire stores. Earning and maintaining the respect of their customers every time they come in is their first consideration. Tire stability can impact a driver’s ability to change lanes efficiently, stop for emergencies and maintain traction on the road. By helping people get the safest tires possible at a price they can afford, they help ensure the safety of others on the road as well. The wide selection of high-quality tires for most every make, model and performance need is only one reason Discount Tire is a favorite in the industry. Their employees all go through extensive hands-on training, keeping them up to date on the latest issues and developments. They care about the customer first and performing each job with a standard of excellence. Second: Big O Tires, 1205 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-1462, bigotires.com Third:

Les Schwab Tire Center, 633 S. Emery St., Longmont, (303) 485-2345, lesschwab.com

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