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Retail All Natural/Organic
Winner – Bloomingfoods Runner Up – Sahara Mart Third Place – Lucky’s Market
Winner – Barnes & Noble Runner Up – Book Corner Third Place – Half Price Books
Coin Dealer Winner – Ace Pawn Shop Runner Up – The Coin Shop Third Place – Bloomington Antique Mall
Winner – Bloomington Antique Mall Runner Up – Westbury Antique Mall Third Place – Jeff’s Warehouse
Winner – Andrew Davis Clothiers Runner Up – David’s Bridal Third Place – Nedra’s
Computer Store Winner – Best Buy Runner Up – Ace Pawn Shop Third Place – PC Max
Winner – Bikesmith’s Bicycle Shop Runner Up – The Bicycle Garage Third Place – Revolution Bike And Bean
Winner – Best Buy Runner Up – Ace Pawn Shop Third Place – Cord Camera
Convenience Store Winner – Short Stop BBQ Runner Up – Speedway Third Place – Circle K
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Winner – FourWinds Resort And Marina Runner Up – Fairfax Marine Third Place – Lake Monroe Boat Rental Inc
Winner – Verizon Runner Up – AT&T Third Place – Sprint
Craft Supply Store Winner – Michael’s Runner Up – Hobby Lobby Third Place – Jo-ann Fabrics
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Electronics Store Winner – Best Buy Runner Up – Ace Pawn Shop Third Place – H.H. Gregg
Flooring Store Winner – Lowe’s Runner Up – Carpets Plus Color Tile Third Place – Bounds And McPike
Furniture Store Winner – The Furniture Exchange Runner Up – Stahl’s Furniture Third Place – Kittle’s
Garden/Nursery Winner – May’s Greenhouse Runner Up – Abell Nursery Third Place – Bloomington Valley Nursery
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Winner – Sahara Mart Runner Up – Lucky’s Market Third Place – Bloomingfoods
Winner – Global Gifts Runner Up – Gather: Handmade Shoppe & Co. Third Place – Lola Rue
Florist Winner – Mary M’s Runner Up – Marsh Third Place – Judy’s Flowers And Gifts
Health Food Store
Winner – Speedway Runner Up – Kroger Third Place – Short Stop
Winner – Iu Speech And Hearing Clinic Runner Up – Siemens Better Sound Hearing Center Third Place – Beltone
Home Appliance Store
Winner – Dick’s Sporting Goods Runner Up – IU Golf Course Third Place – Eagle Pointe
Winner – Lowe’s Runner Up – Best Buy Third Place – HH Gregg
Winner – Kroger Runner Up – Marsh Third Place – Lucky’s Market
Winner – Etc. For The Home Runner Up – Hobby Lobby Third Place – Relish
Winner – Bloomington Hardware Runner Up – Kleindorfer’s Third Place – Lowe’s
Winner – Victor Settle Jewelry Runner Up – Gold Casters Third Place – Ace Pawn Shop
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Kids Clothing Store Winner – Once Upon A Child Runner Up – Kohl’s Third Place – The Children’s Place
Liquor Store Winner – Big Red Liquors Runner Up – Sahara Mart Third Place – Kroger
Men’s Clothing Store Winner – Andrew Davis Clothiers Runner Up – Elevated Citizen Third Place – Kohl’s
Motorcycle Dealer Winner – Harley Davidson Of Bloomington Runner Up – Fox’s Third Place – Mann’s
Music Store Winner – Melody Music Runner Up – Vance Music Shop Third Place – Landlocked Music
Musical Instruments Winner – Melody Music Runner Up – Ace Pawn Shop Third Place – Vance Music Shop
Pawn Shop Winner – Ace Pawn Shop Runner Up – Tomcats Third Place – Gold N Pawn
New Auto Dealer Winner – Royal On The Eastside Runner Up – Royal South Toyota Third Place – Curry Auto Center
Pet Store/Supplies Winner – Petsmart Runner Up – Petco Third Place – Pet Supplies Plus
Office Supply Store Winner – Staples Runner Up – Office Depot Third Place – ICC Business Products
Place To Buy Produce Winner – Lucky’s Market Runner Up – Sahara Mart Third Place – Marsh
Optical Store Winner – Atwater Eye Care Center Runner Up (Tie) – Hoosier Eye Doctor Runner Up (Tie) – Ossip On The Square
Rental Store Winner – Master Rental Runner Up – Southside Rental Third Place – American Rental
Paint Supply Store Winner – Bloomington Paint And Wallpaper Runner Up – Lowe’s Third Place – Sherwin-Williams
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Shoe Store Winner – Smith’s Shoe Center Runner Up – Dsw Third Place – Shoe Carnival
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Furniture Exchange By Lauren Bavis hether you’re new to Bloomington or a long-time resident, Herald-Times readers have the same advice when it comes to buying furniture: Follow the waving man in a yellow T-shirt and cowboy hat. The Furniture Exchange is the 2017 Readers Choice winner for Best Furniture Store in Bloomington. For 20 years, the Furniture Exchange has bought, sold and traded gently used furniture, as well as sold new furniture for any room of the house.
The store’s popularity, sales manager Kyle Sims said, can in part be attributed to its welcoming environment. “I want them to feel like they’re in their own home when they’re in here,” Sims said of Furniture Exchange customers. “We’re here to help you as little or as much as you want. We just really pride ourselves on our really great customer service.”
Co-owners and husband and wife team Steve and Mindy Birch opened the Furniture Exchange in 1997, and over the next two decades moved twice, expanding a showroom displaying approximately 70 percent new furniture and 30 percent used furniture. “The selection and the casual sales approach are probably the things people like the best,” Steve Birch said.
“I want them to feel like they’re in their own home when they’re in here.”
Top 3 Furniture Stores • The Furniture Exchange • Stahls Furniture • Kittle’s
From students looking to furnish their off-campus apartments to young professionals buying furniture for their first homes, shoppers can expect promotionally-priced furniture and a friendly shopping experience. The Furniture Exchange is located at 2634 N. Walnut St. on the north side of Bloomington. Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Sundays. For more information, call (812) 334-1236, or go to www.furniture-ex.com online or on Facebook.
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Women’s Clothing Store
Used Auto Dealer
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Winner – Royal On The Eastside Runner Up – Royal South Toyota Third Place – Curry Auto Center
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Winner – Panera Bread Runner Up – Bloomington Bagel Co. Third Place – Bakehouse
Winner – Monroe County Pizza Runner Up – Mr. Hibachi Third Place – My Thai Express
Winner – Panera Bread Runner Up – Rainbow Bakery Third Place – Underground Cupcake & Cafe
Coffee Winner – Starbuck’s Runner Up – Soma Coffehouse and Juice Bar Third Place – Hopscotch Coffee
Winner – Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth Runner Up – BBQ Train Third Place – One World Catering
Winner – Subway Runner Up – Jimmy John’s Third Place – Dagwood’s
Winner – BBQ Train Runner Up – Smokin’ Jack’s Rib Shack Third Place – The Butcher’s Smokehouse
Winner – Buffalouie’s Runner Up – Buffalo Wild Wings Third Place – Wings Xtreme
Winner – Michael’s Uptown Cafe Runner Up – Dairy Queen Third Place – Feast
Winner – Michael’s Uptown Cafe Runner Up – Cloverleaf Third Place – Village Deli
Winner – Dragon Express Runner Up – Sweet Grass Third Place – Mr. Hibachi
Winner – Square Donuts Runner Up – Cresent Donuts Third Place – Magic Morning Bakery
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Winner – Japonee Runner Up – Sushi Bar Third Place – Domo Steak And Sushi
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Steak Winner – Janko’s Little Zagreb Runner Up – Longhorn Steakhouse Third Place – Texas Roadhouse
Other Ethnic Winner – Taste Of India Runner Up – My Thai Cafe Third Place – Anatolia
Vegetarian Winner – Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth Runner Up – The Owlery Third Place – Anatolia
Outdoor Dining Winner – Upland Brewing Company Runner Up – Scenic View Third Place – Juannita’s
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Winner – Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth Runner Up – Olive Garden Third Place – Grazie! Italiano
Seafood Winner – Red Lobster Runner Up – No Coast Reserve Third Place – Michael’s Uptown Cafe
Winner – Michael’s Uptown Cafe Runner Up – Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth Third Place – Sweet Grass
Winner – Bub’s Burgers And Ice Cream Runner Up – Red Robin Third Place – Sweet Grass
Winner – Monroe County Pizza Runner Up – Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse Third Place – Aver’s Gourmet Pizza
Winner – Juannita’s Runner Up – Casa Brava Third Place – El Ranchero
Winner – The Trojan Horse Runner Up – King Gyros Third Place – Falafels
Winner – Jiffy TreEt Runner Up – The Chocolate Moose Third Place – Bruster’s
Winner – Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth Runner Up – Michael’s Uptown Cafe Third Place – Lennie’s
Winner – FARM Bloomington Runner Up – McDonald’s Third Place – The Tap
Winner – Sweet Grass Runner Up – Michael’s Uptown Cafe Third Place – Malibu Grill
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Juannita’s By Jon Streetman
or authentic Mexican cuisine, Blooming- The mole poblano, molote huaraches, gorditas, tonians look no further than the big yellow banana leaf tamales and a variety of tacos, soups, restaurant on West Kirkwood Avenue. salads and desserts, all made with grandma’s reciJuannita’s, self-described as “Bloomington’s Real pes and washed down with a drink or two, keep Taqueria” on its website, has been named the customers coming back and packing the house for 2017 Readers Choice winner for Best Mexican lunch and dinner every day. Restaurant in Bloomington.
The family-owned and operated restaurant opened in August 2013 and was named after the matriarch in the family. The restaurant’s manager and head cook Aaron Cuaxiloa is Juannita’s grandson, and at least four other members of the family work at the restaurant, creating that authentic family feeling. On the menu, which features a cartoon version of Juannita herself, are the words “It’s all about the taste ... the recipes ... & of course you.” It’s a mantra Cuaxiloa says has earned them Bloomington’s heart, or at least keeps them coming back for more chile rellenos. “We are totally different to anybody else because these are grandma’s recipes,” Cuaxiloa said.
“It’s all about the taste...the recipes... & of course you.” Juannita’s is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, including a full menu, visit www.juannitas.com or call 812-339-2340.
Top 3 Mexican Restaurants • Juannita’s • Casa Brava • El Ranchero
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Auto Repair Winner – Royal On The Eastside Runner Up – Royal South Toyota Third Place – Curry Auto Center
Banks/Credit Unions Winner – IU Credit Union Runner Up – Old National Bank Third Place – First Financial Bank
Barber Shop Winner – Bill’s Barber Shop Runner Up – Razors Image Third Place – Hair Royale
Car Wash Winner – Royal South Toyota Runner Up – Crew Carwash Third Place – Bloomington Car Wash Center
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Winner – Quest Chiropractic Runner Up – True Health Chiropractic & Sports Rehab Third Place – Osmon Chiropractic
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Winner – Tranquil Vibe Runner Up – Spaah! Third Place – That’s The Rub Massage Therapy Center
Dental Office Winner – Dr. Luke Eades Runner Up – Gentle Dentist Third Place – Watkins Family Dental
Winner – YMCA Runner Up – Iron Pit Gym Third Place – Planet Fitness
Heating & Air Conditioning Winner – Commercial Service Runner Up – Keller Heating & Air Third Place – HFI
Winner – Bloomington Cleaners Runner Up – Crosstown Cleaners Third Place – Spring Dry Cleaners
Winner – Rubicon Custom Homes Runner Up – Bailey & Weiler Design/Build Third Place – Loren Wood Builders
Electrician Winner – Gaylor Runner Up – Showcase Electric Third Place – Price Electric
Furniture Repair Winner – Monroe Furniture Restoration Runner Up – Nelsons Third Place – Furniture Workshop
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Home Cleaning Service Winner – Tonya’s Touch Runner Up – Btown Clean Third Place – Lisa’s Green Cleaning
Home Health Care Winner – Comfort Keepers Runner Up – Elder’s Journey Home Care Third Place – IU Home Health
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Martial Arts School Winner – Lee’s Martial Arts Runner Up – Bloomington ATA Black Belt Academy Third Place – Monroe County Martial Arts
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By Lauren Bavis
he realtors on Jason Millican’s staff, the owner of Millican Realty said, put their customers first. That’s why he thinks Herald-Times readers selected Millican Realty as Bloomington’s Best Real Estate Office for 2017. “Our model is treat people like we want to be treated,” Millican said. “Imagine that’s you buying a house.”
Millican’s 14 realtors work to respond to client calls quickly and have formed good working relationships with other realtors in the area. Millican said the key to his office’s success is working as a team.
“Our model is treat people like we want to be treated.”
Founded in 1982 by Robert J. Millican, Millican Realty specializes in residential, commercial, land/acreage and rental investment real estate in Monroe, Brown, Owen, Greene, Lawrence and “Our company it’s a team effort, and that’s our Morgan counties. philosophy, too,” he said. Robert Millican liked to do three things, his son, Jason says: hunt mushrooms, hunt quail and sell Millican Realty is located at 3111 W. Venture Blvd. houses. Jason Millican grew up in the real estate on Bloomington’s west side. For more information, world, and took over as owner and principal broker call 812-333-0550, email email@example.com or go online to http://www.millicanrealty.com and for the office in 2004 when his father died. on Facebook. “I feel like he’s still sitting on my shoulder and guiding me,” Jason Millican said.
Top 3 Real Estate Offices • Millican Realty • RE/MAX Acclaimed Properties • FC Tucker Co
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Taste of India By Jon Streetman
alk into Taste of India while the lunch buffet is spread across five or six full tables and you’ll smell why the Fourth Street restaurant has been named the 2017 Readers Choice winner for best Other Ethnic Restaurant in Bloomington. Fourth Street is known for its wide offering of ethnic cuisine in a town with even more options elsewhere. Family owned and operated Taste of India stands out above the rest because of its mixture of high quality food and relaxed atmosphere, assistant manager Happy Singh said. Singh and his brother, Dharminder, took over the restaurant two years ago and have since won the Readers Choice Award both years. “Everyone likes to spend time here,” Singh said. “We get all kinds of people here. (Indiana University) students eat here. We get lots of families and groups of professors. Lots of gatherings.”
Top 3 Other Ethnic Restaurants • Taste Of India • My Thai Cafe • Anatolia
Singh said some of their popular food items are the buttered chicken (“We go through a lot of buttered chicken”) and garlic naan, as well as a full range of appetizers. Taste of India features cuisine from both northern and southern India, the only place in town to do so.
While the dining room is decorated with colorful artwork and cozy seating areas, often with Indian pop music playing on a TV by the register, the main attraction is the outdoor seating area. On a pleasant spring afternoon, the patio can be full of patrons digging into the $10 buffet ($9 when paying with cash).
“Everyone likes to spend time here... We get lots of families and groups of professors. Lots of gatherings.” Taste of India is located at 316 E. 4th St. and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 812-333-1399 or visit www.tasteofindiabtown.com.
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heater” might be in its name, but there is much more to the historic Buskirk-Chumley than performances of musicals and plays.
Comedy Festival. The theater is listed under the National Register of Historic Places, and managed by BCT Management, Inc., a nonprofit organization, on behalf of the city For its church services, concerts, stand-up of Bloomington. comedy and more, the Buskirk-Chumley was voted Herald-Times 2017 Readers Choice for Best Theater Venue. “The theater has such broad appeal for the community. That’s what makes it such a popular venue,” said Rebecca Stanze, associate director of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. “It’s such a quintessential Bloomington institution and it has something for everyone.”
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One day, that “something” might be a horror film screening. The next day, it might be a dance recital. Whether it’s a family friendly performance by local acrobats or concert featuring a nationally touring artist, the downtown Buskirk-Chumley offers an intimate experience for all. “The thing that excites one person may not appeal to the next person, but there’s going to be something else on calendar that appeals to them.” Since it was built in 1922, the BuskirkChumley Theater has hosted artists like John Mellencamp, served as the venue for the Lotus World Music Festival and Limestone
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The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is located at 114 E Kirkwood Ave. in the heart of downtown Bloomington. Contact the box office at 812-323-3020 or email@example.com, and find more information online at buskirkchumley.org or on Facebook and Twitter.
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