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2014 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Best Services, Faces & Places .................................................... 7 Best Services, Faces & Places Best AC/Heating Service Welzig Heating and Air 2nd - Wright Heating & Air Conditioning 3rd - M and M Heating & Air Conditioning Best Auto Dealer Frontier Honda 2nd - Longmont Ford 3rd - King Chevrolet Buick GMC Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Stonum Automotive 2nd- Meining Automotive 3rd - Dan’s Master Automobile Care Best Barbershop Floyd’s 99 Barbershop 2nd- Elite Barber Shop 3rd - Lou’s Barber Shop Best Car Wash Breeze Thru Car Wash 2nd - Main Street Car Wash 3rd - Super Wash Best Carpet Cleaning Service Pristine Carpet Care 2nd - Front Range Steamway 3rd - Chem-Dry of the Rockies

Best Food & Drink ....................... 19

Best Chiropractic Clinic Larimore Chiropractic and Massage 2nd - Chiro Now! 3rd - Longmont Chiropractic & Wellness Center Best Dance/Gymnastic Studio Airborne Gymnastics & Dance 2nd - Dance Dimensions 3rd - Production Company Dance Centre Best Day Camp Spanish Easy & Fun Language School 2nd - Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA 3rd - Alpha Martial Arts Best Dentist Smile Designers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 2nd - Dr. Robert Ahern DDS, Longmont Dental Associates 3rd - Mertz Family Dentistry Best Dermatology Provider Dr. Scott Clark - Longmont Clinic 2nd - Dermatology Center of the Rockies 3rd - Twin Peaks Dermatology Best Detail/Paint Repair Perfection Auto Body & Glass 2nd -Longs Peak Elite Detail 3rd - J’s Auto Body & Paint Best Dry Cleaner Francis Cleaners 2nd - Curt’s Cleaners 3rd - Art Cleaners

Best Family Outing Crackpots Pottery Studio & More 2nd - Longmont Museum 3rd - G’Knight Ride Best Financial Institution Elevations Credit Union 2nd - First Bank 3rd - Premier Members Federal Credit Union Best Funeral Home Service Provider Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2nd - Howe Mortuary and Cremation 3rd - Carroll-Lewellen Funeral and Cremation Services Best Hair Salon Studio Boom 2nd - Inspire Salon and Spa / Aveda 3rd - CocoMichelle Salon & Spa Best Handyman Rocky Mountain Handyman 2nd - Ray Comeau, Ray The Handyman 3rd - Rob Weiss Best Health/Medical Facility Longmont Clinic 2nd - Longmont United Hospital 3rd - Kaiser Permanente Best Hearing Aid Center Hearing Rehab Center 2nd - Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center 3rd - Hearing HealthCare Centers

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Best Martial Arts Studio Tran’s Martial Arts and Fitness Center 2nd - Alpha Martial Arts 3rd - Fox Creek Fitness

Best Mortgage Provider Elevations Credit Union 2nd- Wells Fargo 3rd - Supreme Lending Kunselman Team Best Moving Company Taylor Moving and Storage 2nd - Golden Van Lines, Inc. 3rd - Johnson Moving & Storage Best New Business Inglorious Monk Bakery 2nd - Kukich Creative Marketing Firm 3rd - Lucky’s Market Best Oil Change Oil Can Henry’s 2nd - Grease Monkey 3rd - Valvoline Instant Oil Change Best Pet Daycare/Boarding Happy Hounds Dog Care Center 2nd - Longs Peak Animal Hospital 3rd - Mrs. Doolittle’s Doggie Daycare

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Best Pet Groomer Paws 2 Groom 2nd - Bark Me Beautiful 3rd - The Paw Spa Best Photographer Corrie Kraft Photography 2nd - Tim Ellis 3rd - Debbie Adams Photography

Best Swim Instructor Longmont Recreation Center 2nd - Swim Float Swim, Infant Aquatics 3rd - Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA Best Veterinarian Longs Peak Animal Hospital 2nd - Nelson Road Veterinary Clinic 3rd - The Animal Hospital

Best Place to Work Out Longmont Recreation Center 2nd - Planet Fitness 3rd - Fitness 19

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Best Plumber Steve’s Plumbing 2nd - Streamline Plumbing 3rd - Burger and Sons Plumbing, Inc.

Best American Restaurant Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd - Pumphouse Brewery 3rd - Sugarbeet

Best Real Estate Agent Josh Hunter 2nd - Diane Stow 3rd - Heather Brandt

Best Appetizers Wing Shack 2nd - Sugarbeet 3rd - Pumphouse Brewery

Best Retirement/ Elder Care / Assisted Living Hover Senior Living Community 2nd - Life Care Center 3rd - Atria Best Spa Sunflower Spa 2nd - aRejuvenation Med Spa 3rd - Mystic Garden Spa and Salon

Best Asian Restaurant Royal Wok 2nd - East Moon Asian Bistro/Sushi 3rd - Tasty Asia Restaurant Best Bagel Einstein Bros. Bagels 2nd - Big Daddy Bagels 3rd - Panera Bread Best Bakery Romana Cake House 2nd - La Momo Maes Bakery 3rd - Happy Cakes Bakeshop

Best Bar Pumphouse Brewery 2nd - Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 3rd - Harold’s & The Bayonet Room Best Barbecue Georgia boys BBQ Company 2nd - The Rib House 3rd - Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse Best Breakfast/Brunch Lucille’s Creole Cafe 2nd - Mac’s Place 3rd - Le Peep Best Brewery / Ale House Left Hand Brewing Co. 2nd - Pumphouse Brewery 3rd - Oskar Blues Brewery Best Burger CHUBurger 2nd - Smashburger 3rd - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Best Burrito Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants 2nd - Chipotle Mexican Grill 3rd - Deli Cioso Mexican Restaurant and Cantina Best Carbon Valley Restaurant Georgia Boys BBQ Company 2nd - Pinocchio’s 3rd - Pete’s Place

Best Coffeehouse Ziggi’s Coffee House 2nd - Starbucks Coffee Company 3rd - Red Frog Coffee Best Deli Your Butcher, Frank 2nd - Subworks Deli 3rd - The Brooklyn Deli & Grill Best Dessert Romana Cake House 2nd - Inglorious Monk Bakery 3rd - La Momo Maes Bakery Best Fast Food Restaurant Wendy’s 2nd - Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers 3rd - Chick-fil-A Best Food Truck Comida 2nd - Waffle Cakes 3rd - Flight Deck Grill Best Happy Hour Pumphouse Brewery 2nd - Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 3rd - TGI Fridays Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Menchie’s Main Street Marketplace 2nd - Scrumptious 3rd - Dairy Queen

Best Indian Restaurant Flavor of India 2nd - Everest Restaurant Best Italian Restaurant Pinocchio’s Incredible Italian 2nd - Johnny Carino’s 3rd - Ragazzi Italian Grill Best Lunch Loaf & Ladle 2nd - Sun Rose Café & Fine Food 3rd - Mac’s Place Best Margarita 3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant 2nd - Comida Cantina 3rd - La Mariposa Restaurant & Margarita House Best Martini Martini’s Bistro 2nd - Harold’s & The Bayonet Room 3rd - Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House Best Mexican Restaurant 3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant 2nd - Antonio’s Taste of Mexico 3rd - Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants Best New Restaurant CyclHOPS Bike Cantina 2nd - Mac’s Place 3rd - Antonio’s Taste of Mexico

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Best Outdoor Dining Martini’s Bistro 2nd - Pumphouse Brewery 3rd - Tortugas Best Pie Loaf & Ladle 2nd - Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 3rd - Aunt Alice’s Kitchen Best Pizza Nicolo’s Chicago Style Pizza 2nd - Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana 3rd - Blackjack Pizza Best Place for a Romantic Dinner Sugarbeet 2nd - Martini’s Bistro 3rd - Tortugas Best Place to Hear Live Music The Dickens Opera House 2nd - Oskar Blues Brewery 3rd - Left Hand Brewing Co. Best Restaurant Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd - Sugarbeet 3rd - Pumphouse Brewery Best Restaurant for Kids Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 2nd - McDonald’s 3rd - Pumphouse Brewery

Best Restaurant Service Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd - Subworks Deli 3rd - Harold’s & The Bayonet Room

Best Wine List Sugarbeet 2nd - Martini’s Bistro 3rd - Tortugas Best Wings Wing Shack 2nd - Buffalo Wild Wings 3rd - The Wing Hut

Best Sandwich/Sub Subworks Deli 2nd - Snarf’s Sub Shop 3rd - Jimmy John’s

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Best Seafood Restaurant Tortugas 2nd - Red Lobster Seafood 3rd - Kho’s Asian Bistro Best Soup/Salad Loaf & Ladle 2nd - Mad Greens Inspired Eats 3rd - Panera Bread Best Steak Texas Roadhouse 2nd - Outback Steakhouse 3rd - Harold’s & The Bayonet Room Best Sushi Sushi Hana 2nd - Sakura Japanese Cuisine 3rd - East Moon Asian Bistro & Sushi Best Theater Performance Longmont Theatre Company 2nd - Jesters Dinner Theatre 3rd - Boulder’s Dinner Theatre

Best Antique Dealer/Flea Market Front Range Mercantile Indoor Flea Market 2nd - Tables to Teacups Indoor Flea Market & Antique Mall 3rd - Serendipity Best Art Gallery Muse Gallery 2nd - Firehouse Art Center 3rd - John Taft Gallery Best Berthoud Business A&W All American Food 2nd - City Star Brewing 3rd - Berthoud Floor Covering & Carpet Cleaning Best Book Store Barbed Wire Books 2nd - Used Book Emporium 3rd - Barnes & Noble

Best Consignment Store Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment 2nd - Lifestyle Consignments 3rd - Rockin’ Robins Retro & Resale Best Customer Service 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse 2nd - Breeze Thru Car Wash 3rd - Elevations Credit Union Best Dacono Business Denver Mattress/Furniture Row 2nd - Jerry D’s 3rd - Dacono Discount Grocery Best Eye Care Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic 2nd - Longmont Vision Center 3rd - Third Avenue Eyecare Best Firestone Business Anytime Fitness Firestone 2nd - TIE - 3 Rock Liquors & Amy’s Closet Best Flooring Store Carpet Masters of Colorado 2nd - Summit Carpet & Tile 3rd - Bassett Carpets Best Florist Longmont Florist 2nd - The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery 3rd - King Soopers

Best Fredrick Business Georgia Boys BBQ Company 2nd - Hammertime Pizza 3rd - Amy’s Closet Best Furniture Store Woodley’s Fine Furniture 2nd - American Furniture Warehouse 3rd - Denver Mattress/ Furniture Row Best Garden/Nursery Center The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery 2nd - Blue Ribbon Farm 3rd - Home Depot Best Gift Shop Adorn Home & Gift Gallery 2nd - Magic Fairy Candles 3rd - Cheese Importers Best Grocery Store King Soopers 2nd - Lucky’s Market 3rd - Sprouts Farmers Market Best Hardware/ Home Improvement Store Ace Hardware 2nd - Budget Home Center 3rd - Home Depot Best Hygiene Business Mary’s Market & Deli 2nd - Crane Hollow Cafe 3rd - Hygiene Feed & Supply

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Best Jewelry Store Snyder Jewelers 2nd - Ron R Fine Jewelry 3rd - The Gold Market

Best Pet Supply Store PetSmart 2nd - Petco 3rd - Four Paws & Co.

Best Liquor Store 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse 2nd - PJ’s Wine and Spirits 3rd - Fox Creek Liquors

Best Place to Buy Musical Instruments Miller Music 2nd - Guitars, Etc. 3rd - Larry’s Guitar Shop

Best Locally Owned Store 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse 2nd - Old Town Outfitters 3rd - Chamberlain Coins and Collectibles

Best Prospect Business The Rib House 2nd -Two Dog Diner 3rd - Comida Cantina

Best Lyons Business Oskar Blues Brewery 2nd - Smokin Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse 3rd - The Stone Cup & Kitchen

Best Real Estate Company/Office Wright Kingdom Real Estate 2nd - Re/Max Traditions 3rd - ERA Tradewind Real Estate

Best Mead Business Brick House BBQ 2nd - Red Rooster Restaurant 3rd - All Swept Up

Best Recycled Goods/ Thrift Store Goodwill 2nd - Ares Thrift Shop 3rd - Longmont Humane Society Thrift Store

Best Niwot Business Sugar Beet Station 2nd - Rockin’ Robins Retro & Resale 3rd - Niwot Market

Best Skincare Facility aRejuvenation Med Spa 2nd - Sunflower Spa 3rd - Body & Face Aesthetics Med Spa Best Sporting Goods Dick’s Sporting Goods 2nd - Sports Authority 3rd - Big 5 Sporting Goods Best Tanning Salon Endless Summer Tanning and Boutique 2nd - At the Beach 3rd - Tiki Tans Best Tire Store Discount Tire 2nd - Big O Tires 3rd - Peerless Tires 4 Less Best Travel Agent Gold Key Travel 2nd - All Season Travel 3rd - Cruise Planners – Hearts in the Sand Travel

Best Shoe Store Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. 2nd -DSW 3rd - Big 5 Sporting Goods

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Services, Faces & Places BEST AC/HEATING SERVICE

BEST AUTO REPAIR SHOP/SERVICE

1831 Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 678-5576, welzig-heating-and-air.com

1116 Colorado Ave., Longmont, (303) 485-9303, stonumautomotive.com

Pride in a name is one thing the technicians, staff and owners Welzig Heating and Air know all about. They have earned the right to that pride through top-level knowledge, quality service and above all — trust. Kim Winters, manager and sister of the owner Jimmy Welzig explains why, “Our employees continue to train and achieve certification to assure that they are able to deliver superior service, quality installation and expert sales advice to each and every customer.” She points out that while everyone can make a mistake, at Welzig, they deal with them in a manner that treats customers fairly and leaves them confident that they have received professional service. To go above and beyond Kim says, “We have an on-site fully functional fabrication shop that allows us to customize each home to achieve the best heating and cooling possible.”

“We do business the oldfashioned way,” according to John Stonum, owner of Stonum Automotive. Family owned and operated since 2004, Stonum treats customers like family with tailored service to meet any automotive need. They offer full-service preventive maintenance and auto repairs with a multitude of automotive service specialties ranging from general maintenance to heavy-duty repairs. Stonum Automotive can get your car out of a bind and back out on the road. “We treat people like you’d want to be treated,” Stonum says. “We have a great staff, and use the best parts we can find.”

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Wright Heating & Air Conditioning, 1101 Colorado Ave., Longmont (303) 651-0467, wrightheating.net M and M Heating & Air Conditioning, 1312 Main St., Longmont (720) 366-1512, mandmhvac.com

BEST AUTO DEALER

Second: Third:

Meining Automotive, 1001 2nd Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-5919 meiningautomotive.com Dan’s Master Auto Care, 208 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 682-9905

Frontier Honda

BEST BARBERSHOP

Since 1987, Frontier Honda of Longmont has been serving the community with superior customer service, a comprehensive line of Honda vehicles, and by offering extensive automotive services. And, as a four-time winner of the Longmont Readers’ Choice “Best Auto Dealer” Award and five-time winner of the “Honda President’s Award”— an honor presented to a Honda dealer for best customer satisfaction— Frontier Honda is an all-star community favorite. “One of the keys to our success is we haven’t had a lot of changes throughout the years,” Roger Pfau, general manager, says. “We have a lot of long-term employees, and customers see the same employees again and again, so we’re able to establish great working relationships.”

589 S. Hover St., Suite 600, Longmont, (303) 485-1150 nfloydsbarbershop.com

710 S. Main St., Longmont, (866) 994-0138, frontierhonda.com

Second: Longmont Ford, 235 Alpine St., Longmont Third:

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(720) 771-6003, longmontford.com

King Chevrolet Buick GMC, 1415 Vista View Dr., Longmont (303) 816-8475, kinggm.com

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop Since opening its first store in Denver in 1999, Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, has been taking the nation by storm. Founded on offering simple barber services at affordable prices—without compromising superior customer service from animated, expert staff—it’s easy to see why Floyd’s is a standout in the hair care industry. Jay Palmer, partner of Palmer Group, LLC and franchisee of four Floyd’s 99 Barbershops in Northern Colorado, says, “Without a doubt, the reason we’re successful is because of our company culture and work environment. We have a fair and enjoyable workplace, and that translates to how we relate to each other and our customers.”

Second: Elite Barber Shop, 339 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-9825 Third: Lou’s Barber Shop, 730 Tenacity Dr., Unit A Longmont, (720) 684-6725

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BEST CARPET CLEANING SERVICE

Pristine Carpet Care

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

For more than 30 years, Pristine Carpet Care has been connecting with the community by building trusted relationships with clients. Dave Gerke, owner, says, “We’ve always tried to connect with our customers. That starts from the moment we answer the phone and extends through the cleaning experience.” For eight years in a row, Pristine Carpet Care has received the Longmont Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Carpet Cleaning Service.” By offering a number of services from carpet cleaning to dustless wood or laminate renewal to new carpet, it’s no surprise that Pristine Care Care, LLC has repeat customers and a growing business. “With cleaning, we take the time to do it right the first time. If a customer is not satisfied, we will always make it right,” he says.

Second: Front Range Steamway, Inc., 3(03) 651-6928 Third:

frontrangesteamway.com

Chem-Dry of the Rockies, (303) 442-5044 chem-dry.net/rockies.co

BEST CAR WASH

Breeze Thru Car Wash

1213 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 834-8387, breezethrucarwash.com

Family owned and operated since 1995, Breeze Thru Car Wash of Longmont is “committed to delivering quality service, speed and value to our customers the first time, and every time.” Offering cutting-edge technology and a variety of car wash and cleaning services, Breeze Thru will take any car from grimy to spotless. “Our company emphasis and foundation is focused on a positive customer experience,” Justin Salisbury, regional operations manager, says. And, invested in being a company founded on employee-development, “Our company starts with the people…we operate to improve the lives of our employees through professional and personal development, and we are proud of the people who work for this company.”

Second: Main Street Car Wash, 2025 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-4800 Third: Super Wash - Longmont Locations: 1900 Terry St., (303) 651-0719 // 1151 Delaware Ave., (303) 651-0650 //superwash.com

BEST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC and BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST

Larimore Chiropractic and Massage

1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-3100, larimorechiropractic.com

Larimore Chiropractic and Massage, a six-time recipient of the Longmont Readers’ Choice “Best Chiropractic Clinic” Award and 2014 “Best Massage Therapist” Award, has been serving the community for nearly 20 years. “It is exceptional customer service and our staff who go above and beyond with every patient, every time,” says Dr. Michael Larimore, owner and certified spinal trauma and sports/ auto related injury chiropractic specialist. With two doctors on staff, flexible hours and a variety of services they meet the needs of each patient. “We stay with...current techniques and treatment options, which helps us deliver better outcome-based care,” Dr. Larimore says. Some of the cutting-edge services Larimore Chiropractic and Massage provides include: IV cold laser therapy, certified therapeutic massage, advanced muscle release techniques, experienced chiropractic treatment and nutritional instruction. And, they offer massage services from deep tissue, sports massage to trigger-point therapy performed by accredited and certified therapists.

BEST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

Second: Chiro Now! 1515 Main St., Suite 2, Longmont, (303) 684-7474 mychironow.com

Third:

Longmont Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 630 15th Ave. Suite 102 Longmont, (303) 651-2525, longmontchiropractic.com

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST

Second: Blooming Massage - Dayna Orton, 1260 South Hover St., Ste D Longmont, 303) 827-5101, BloomingMassage.com

Third:

Pro Body Works - Ginger Raper, 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. 115 Longmont,(303) 709-3490, solasalonstudios.com/stylist/ginger_raper

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BEST DANCE/GYMNASTIC STUDIO

Airborne Gymnastics & Dance 1816 Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 651-1456, airbornegym.com

Even after 20 years Airborne Gymnastics and Dance continues to train dancers and gymnasts the same way they always have. “My goal is to serve the entire Longmont community, not just the gifted few athletes who can compete at the national level,” says owner, Pam Turner. While they do train competitive teams, they work with everyone including several special needs groups. Pam sees the results of an early basis in dance and gymnastics through the success of former students in a variety high school athletics. “A background in gymnastics is a great base for any future sports. When I read the Prep Sports section of the Times-Call, I see so many familiar names!” Airborne offers traditional classes for “ages walking through adult” as well as unstructured open gym time. As Pam says, “Airborne really is for everyone.”

Second: Dance Dimensions, 638 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-3750, dancedimensions.net Third: Production Company Dance Centre, 1401 Ken Pratt Blvd, Ste. 1, Longmont (303) 682-8842, productioncompanydance.com

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BEST DAY CAMP and BEST LOCAL SCHOOL

Spanish Easy & Fun Language School

706 Kimbark St., Longmont, (303) 827-5965, spanisheasyfun.com

Learning a new language can often feel too difficult and overwhelming, but not at Spanish Easy and Fun—the 2014 recipients of two Longmont Readers’ Choice Awards, “Best Day Camp” and “Best Local School.” Spanish Easy and Fun offers a unique approach to language learning that translates a thorough and extensive curriculum into fluent fun. “We strive to make learning fun,” is their motto. Each instructor has a unique teaching approach and incorporates a different learning method in every class Offering translation, interpretation services, Spanish lessons, tutoring, immersion programs French, Italian and English language learning, among many other services, Spanish Easy and Fun make mastering a new language possible. “We offer a very flexible language instruction schedule from group classes and private lessons in the mornings and evenings at three different offices, Longmont, Boulder and Denver, on-site lessons at a student’s office, and even at our students’ homes,” Jay Minaya, Program Director, says. Spanish Easy and Fun offers day camp language fun, too. “Our Spanish language summer camps provide a great opportunity to children to immerse themselves into the Spanish language and culture without having to travel abroad,” Minaya says.

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BEST DERMATOLOGY PROVIDER

Dr. Scott Clark — Longmont Clinic

1925 W. Mountain View Ave., Longmont, (720) 494-3118, longmontclinic.com

Let’s face it — sometimes patients who visit a dermatologist are dealing with issues that can be uncomfortable. Dr. Scott Clark is known for greeting his patients with a secret weapon—humor. “He is a great listener and communicator, plus he has a wacky, wonderful sense of humor,” says Melody Mills, Director of Marketing at the Longmont Clinic, where Dr. Clark practices. “All of which makes him a master at putting his patients at ease.” As part of the Longmont community for 30 years, Dr. Clark genuinely cares for the people who live here. Those qualities, and Dr. Clark’s expertise in the field of skin care, make for a great doctor.

Second: Dermatology Center of the Rockies, 1551 Professional Lane, #135, Longmont, (303) 532-2810, dermatologyoftherockies.com Third: Twin Peaks Dermatology, 205 S. Main St., #E, Longmont, (303) 485-8913, twinpeaksdermatology.com BEST DENTIST

Smile Designers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 1246 N. Main St., Longmont, (303) 678-7800, smiledesignersteam.com

Smile Designers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has been serving Longmont for nearly 24 years. The practice is centrally located and is known for opening early and closing late, two aspects that make it convenient for its clientele. What’s more, its dentists and support staff keep up with the latest dental innovations by taking classes each year. But what makes Smile Designers so popular is the ethic shared by its entire team. “We treat people like we’d like to be treated,” says Smile Designers founder, Dr. Tom Drake. It’s as simple as that.

Second: Dr. Robert Ahern DDS — Longmont Dental Associates, 1325 Hover St. Third:

Longmont, (303) 776-3018, longmontdental.net

Mertz Family Dentistry, 1950 Terry St., Longmont, (303) 678-1111 mertzfamilydentistry.com

BEST DETAIL / PAINT REPAIR

Perfection Auto Body & Glass

1135 Kimbark St., Longmont, (303) 772-7665, perfectionautobodyco.com

Perfection Auto Body & Glass expects exactly what their name implies of their I-Car and ASE certified technicians — perfection. Their goal is to get your car or truck to its pre-damage condition or even better. Since 1978, no job has been too big or too small for these experienced technicians to handle. In addition to collision repair, they also do a mean custom paint job. You might just be ready for a change in color, but even if it’s much more than that, they have the expertise to guide you and finish the job to the last detail. Whatever the reason behind a trip to Perfection, customers can expect nothing less than the utmost in professionalism — the proof of their commitment to quality is in the faces and testimonials of their many satisfied customers.

Second: Longs Peak Elite Detail, 339 23rd Ave., Longmont, (303) 774-6315, longpeakelitedetail.com

Third: J’s Auto Body & Paint, 126 3rd Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-9680

BEST DRY CLEANER

Francis Cleaners

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

Phil Leigh, and his wife, Ihn, have owned and operated Francis Cleaners since the couple bought the dry cleaning business in 1999. Customers trust them, in large part, because the Leighs take personal interest in assuring that each garment is treated well. “I do spotting, I run the machines,” Phil Leigh says. “Each and every piece is cared for well.” The dry cleaner also makes expert alterations, and Francis Cleaners uses the environmentally friendly, non-toxic solvents when it cleans garments each day. “That’s a big benefit for customers,” Leigh says. “Also, no toxic waste is generated.”

Second: Curt’s Cleaners, 504 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, (303) 485-1500, curtscleaners.com Third: Art Cleaners, 1631 Pace St., Longmont, (303) 684-8585, artcleaners.com 10 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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BEST FAMILY OUTING

Crackpots Pottery Studio & More

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

Located in the heart of historic downtown Longmont, Crackpots Pottery Studio & More offers customers of all ages a full artistic experience. Tamar Hendricks, the owner, says “We adhere to the ‘everyone’s happy when mama’s happy’ philosophy. We believe that if we can make sure the adult experience is easy and fantastic, then it trickles down to the little ones.” For a more private experience, host a party in one of their private rooms. “Painting parties are definitely a trend right now, but the people of Longmont have been in on this kind of fun for years and years at Crackpots!” Hendricks says, “Our staff is available to jump start the creative process and explain the tools, but then guests are free to let their imagination run free.” Crackpots is constantly adding classes and pieces that stay on top of trends, so there’s always something new for your inner creative.

Second: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont, (303) 651-8374, ci.longmont.co.us/museum

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G’Knight Ride, gknightride.org

BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION and BEST MORTGAGE PROVIDER

Elevations Credit Union

Longmont Locations: 777 21st Ave., (303) 772-7776 // 1444 E. 3rd Ave., (303) 772-7776 // 1079 S. Hover, Ste. 100, (303) 443-4672 // elevationscu.com

For over 60 years Elevations Credit Union has been providing its members with a convenient way to improve their lives and businesses through responsible fund management. Any of their eleven Colorado branches provides personal and business banking, investments, credit cards and loans. Partnering with other credit unions statewide ensures that customers always have local access to their accounts and ATMs. The Elevations mortgage department treats each loan as a unique situation. Future homeowners are welcome to walk in and speak with a mortgage professional at any time. They have the flexibility of a local bank to empower future homeowners to make informed decisions regarding their mortgage options and help them reach their goals. As an important part of the community, Elevations gives back through the Elevations Foundation awarding over $1 million in scholarships, grants, volunteer time and donations in Boulder and Broomfield Counties in the last decade.

BEST MORTGAGE PROVIDER

BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Second: FirstBank - Longmont

Locations: 1707 N. Main St., (303) 772-5500 //

1270 S. Hover St., (303) 678-7000 // efirstbank.com

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Premier Members Federal Credit Union Longmont Branches: 2142 N. Main St. // 600 S. Airport Rd. // 1-800-468-0634

Second: Wells Fargo - Longmont

Locations: 635 Coffman St., (303) 682-2068 // 1050 Ken Pratt Blvd., 303-485-8630 // wellsfargo.com

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Supreme Lending Kunselman Team, 385 Main St., Ste. 201, Longmont (303) 578-2468 or (720) 420-1514, thekunselmanteam.com

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BEST FUNERAL HOME SERVICE PROVIDER

Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory

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

Since 1958 Alberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been about one thing — family. “My grandfather started our business in 1958 with the idea that he would do anything for a client that he would do for a member of his own family,” says Torre Ahlberg, and they still operated on that principle today. “There is not anything we wouldn’t do for a client family of ours if it is possible.” Going above and beyond is the norm for Ahlberg Funeral Chapel whether that means scheduling a viewing at night when family member flies in late, working on a Saturday or Sunday or providing bereavement services. “We know that death doesn’t came at a scheduled time and so we’re available to people whenever they need us,” Torre explains. Mid-morning or midnight, the Ahlberg family will be there for your family.

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 HAIR SALON

BEST HANDYMAN

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

2659 Beech Circle, Longmont, (303) 842-8024, rockymountainhandymanllc.com

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Busy is good. Just ask Brandi Abernathy, co-owner of Studio Boom salon. When customers you’ve had for all of your 11 years keep coming back and new ones come in all the time, that is definitely a good kind of busy. Studio Boom caters to all of their clients by offering the best in styling products, airbrush tanning, lash extensions, skin care and nails. But services are just services if the love of the job isn’t there. A close-knit and dedicated family of stylists is the root of what makes Studio Boom buzz. “Our amazing, amazing stylists work so hard. They are constantly attending classes, learning and teaching each other to keep us on top of our game,”Brandi says. “I think our customers feel the “togetherness” in our team, and it feels good.”

Second: Inspire Salon and Spa/Aveda, 512 Main St., #B, Longmont

Second: Ray Comeau — Ray The Handyman, (303) 995-0730, raythehandyman.com Third: Rob Weiss

(303) 776-7311, inspiresalon.com

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A third-generation Longmont native, Chris Lee, the Rocky Mountain Handyman, worked at Rocky Flats for 23 years, and helped his father in the construction business on the side. The past decade, Lee has worked as a handyman full time, and has earned a reputation as a highly dependable and reasonably priced fix-it man. “I like the satisfaction of doing something well and making people happy,” says Lee. What Lee and his crew of three does well is just about anything — from plumbing to electrical to flooring to finishing. Whether it’s installation, maintenance or repair, the Rocky Mountain Handyman can do your job, and do it right.

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

BEST MEDICAL/HEALTH FACILITY

Longmont Clinic

1925 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, (303) 776-1234, longmontclinic.com

The Longmont Clinic has been serving locals for more than a century. In that span, much has changed in the medical field. The Longmont Clinic, of course, keeps up with the cutting edge of medical care and technology. But one thing hasn’t changed at the clinic, and that is putting the patient’s needs front and center. “The one thing that has remained constant is the importance of human touch,” says the clinic’s Director of Marketing, Melody Mills. “We never want to lose sight of that, because without a strong relationship with our patients, we’re nothing.”

Second: Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, luhcares.org Third:

Kaiser Permanente, 2345 Bent Way, Longmont, (303) 338-3800, kaiserpermanente.org

BEST HEARING AID CENTER

Hearing Rehab Center

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

Dr. Jamie Gilgren knows that each patient comes to her to find a solution to their own problem, one that she is happy to provide. “By taking this approach and focusing on each individual, I am able to provide a higher level of patient care and the result is happy patients,” she says. At Hearing Rehab Center they help patients have better lives through better hearing, and knowing their patients personally is a big factor in their treatment. While Hearing Rehab Center boasts 18 offices statewide, they are still independent, which allows them to offer individually tailored attention with the convenience and continuity of care of a large network. Dr. Gilgren says, “It warms my heart to know that my patients feel the same about me as I feel about them. My patients are the BEST of the BEST in Longmont!”

Second: Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center, 1146 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 651-1178, longmonthearing.com Third: Hearing Healthcare Center, 1515 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-8748, hearinghealthcarecenters.com 12 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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BEST HOLISTIC CARE / WELLNESS CENTER

Good Life Acupuncture and Wellness Center

1551 Professional Lane, Ste. 180, Longmont, (303) 772-0598, goodlifelongmont.com

The experienced and sensitive staff at Good Life Acupuncture and Wellness Center focuses on family wellness. “We specialize in everything from helping moms get pregnant and stay pregnant, to caring for newborns and pediatrics, to sports medicine,” says Stacey Donelson. “We help people feel better and get better and stay better.” Donelson, an acupuncturist and clinical herbalist, co-owns Good Life with her husband, Robert Underwood. Donelson says acupuncture is slowly becoming a mainstream treatment option, and at Good Life, which also offers natural skin care and massage therapy, clients with a wide range of symptoms and ailments can find relief.

Second: The Chinese Medicine Clinic, 385 Main St., Unit D, Longmont, (303) 834-9188, thechinesemedicineclinic.com Third: Health Center of Integrated Therapies, 1950 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, (303) 651-5111, luhcares.org/Services/HealthCenterofIntegrativeTherapies.aspx BEST INSURANCE COMPANY

State Farm Insurance Longmont Locations: 603 Kimbark St., (303) 772-6466; 728 Main St., (303) 776-1215; 195 Main St., Unit 5, (303) 776-3926; 1008 17th Ave., (303) 772-8335; 1325 Dry Creek Dr., Suite 104, (303) 772-3969; 2243 Mountain View Ave., (303) 651-0111; 735 Main St., (303) 776-9124, statefarm.com

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 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.

Second: Allstate Insurance, allstate.com Third: Farmer’s Insurance, farmersinsurance.com

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BEST INVESTMENT SERVICES

Edward Jones

Longmont Locations: 600 5th Ave., (303) 776-8447; 1640 Pace St., #200, (303) 485-2104; 600 S. Airport Rd., Bldg A, Ste. E, (720) 652-7231; 750 17th Ave., Ste. 1, (720) 652-0897; 1325 Dry Creek Dr., Ste. 200, (303) 776-9839; 2919 17th Ave., #120, (303) 776-7230; 2050 Terry St., Ste. 203, (303) 776-6342; 525 3rd Ave., Ste. 101, (303) 485-0188 // edwardjones.com

At any Edward Jones branch, it’s all about customer service. “With us, you walk into the branch and there are people here; we’re your team.,” says Joanie Pray, branch office administrator for Joshua Walker’s Edward Jones office, one of eight Edward Jones branches in Longmont. “We form very deep relationships with our clients. They become like family.” Edward Jones advisors help clients with all their investment needs, and often make the complex seem simple. “We make explanations easy,” Pray says. “Some aspects of investing are more complicated than others, but they don’t have to be.”

Second: Raymond James- Longmont Locations: 1325 Dry Creek Dr., Ste. 202, (303) 530-7526 // 401 Main St., (303) 774-2988 // 420 21st Ave., Ste. 113, (720) 340-4328 // raymondjames.com Third: Wells Fargo - Longmont Locations: 635 Coffman St., 303-682-2068 // 1050 Ken Pratt Blvd., 303-485-8630 // wellsfargo.com BEST LANDSCAPE COMPANY

Longs Peak Landscape

4325 Hilltop Rd., Longmont, (303) 682-2857, longspeaklandscape.com

The folks at Longs Peak Landscape think living in the Front Range is just about as good as it gets, and they’re dedicated to keeping it that way. Longs Peak provides reliable landscaping services for a wide range of needs. That includes finding the right vegetation for your landscape, and keeping it healthy. Or helping you turn your outdoor space into an environmentally friendly landscape. Whether its design, construction, maintenance, or even snow and ice removal or gutter cleaning, Longs Peak has been taking care of people’s outdoor spaces since 1996

Second: SJ Ward Landscapes, 335 1st Ave., Ste. 6, Longmont, (303) 776-7991, wardlandscape.com Third: Ethos Landscape and Design, 5650 Washington St., C5, Denver, (720) 338-0325, ethos-landscape.com BEST LAW FIRM

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255 Weaver Park Rd., Ste. 200, Longmont, (303) 834-9699, amyokubolaw.com

As a business owner new to Longmont, Amy Okubo was humbled by the win for Best Law Firm. A Chief Deputy District Attorney for 18 years, Okubo says, “I understand how prosecutors and police analyze a case. This provides me with the insight to recognize deficiencies in investigations and exploit them for my client’s benefit.” Okubo’s practice handles low-level traffic offenses to felony charges, and everything in between, but follows one simple mission with each case: To help good people in bad situations. “I blend my compassionate nature with an aggressive and strategic legal style to best serve my clients,” she says.

Second: Stoneman Legal, 353 Main St., Longmont, (720) 340-4017, stonemanlegal.com Third: Schey, Piller, Alspaugh, & Wong, P.C., 636 Coffman St., Longmont (303) 776-3511, spawlaw.com

BEST LAWN MAINTENANCE

Ward’s Lawn Service, Inc.

3690 Stagecoach Rd. Unit E, Longmont, (303) 684.9484, wardslawn.com

“The Shop You Would Recommend to a Friend” 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.

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303-485-9303

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Lifelong Longmonter David Ward started his lawn service 15 years ago. But the family tradition really began in 1984, when his eldest brothers started mowing lawns for school tuition. From humble roots in a pickup truck with two mowers, the legacy lives on. The business has flourished with customer service that’s always a cut above and attention to detail that’s spot-on. “Being familiar with our customers’ properties year after year enables us to act quickly to their needs,” says Deb Goss, safety manager. These days, Ward’s Lawn Service is about way more than mowing. Goss says, “We can do just about anything to enhance your landscape.”

Second: TruGreen, (866) 369-9539, trugreen.com Third: N & N Lawn Service, 19122 County Rd. 3, Berthoud, (970) 532-2876

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BEST LOCAL OUTDOOR EVENT

Rhythm on the River

Roger’s Grove, Hover St. and Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 776-6050, ci.longmont.co.us/rotr

“Rhythm on the River is a long standing event in the community—19 years—and has something for everyone. Celebrating the arts, entertainment and environment is the event’s mission, while having a great time!” says Sue Jacobson, the event director for Rhythm on the River. This year’s event takes place July 11 - 12 in Roger’s Grove and once again, people can expect the best in food, as well as concerts and family friendly activities. New this year, the Tween/Teen Scene at the Amphitheater with a high ropes course and much more fun! Though the course has had to change a bit, The Roger’s River Run will still take place. Not to be missed is the Outdoor Adventure Land, the Children’s Fishing Tank, and of course, the annual St. Vrain Rotary Duck Races. Everyone has their favorite part of Rhythm on the River. As for Sue? She loves seeing the community having a good time while learning about conservation.

Second:

Festival on Main, Main St., Longmont, (303) 651-8484, festivalonmain.com

Third: Longmont Oktoberfest, Roosevelt Park, lefthandbrewing.com/events/longmont-oktoberfest-2

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 Martial Arts is as ingrained in Longmont as a black belt is in the craft of martial arts. Serving the community for 19 years, president and master instructor, Master H. Tran, a Boulder County Business Hall of Fame member, says he strives for a combination of outreach, such as school talks and fundraisers; great student service; and a whole lot of passion from instructors who love what they do. “We have seen a lot of lives being transformed here at Tran’s,” he says. In addition to martial arts (Muay Thai and Krav Maga), Tran’s also offers kickboxing and CrossFit classes.

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Second : Alpha Martial Arts, 195 S. Main St., Longmont, (720) 939-7070, alphamartialarts.net Third : Fox Creek Fitness, 195 S. Main St., Suite #13, Longmont, (303) 746-6182 foxcreekfitness.com/

BEST MOVING COMPANY

Taylor Moving and Storage

4949 N. Broadway, #110, Boulder, (303) 443-5885, taylormove.com

For the last 17 years, this locally owned moving company has won accolades from communities all along the Front Range. That’s probably because of their dedication to always being friendly and accessible to the community. Whether you need trucks and supplies for a do-it-yourself job, or you want the full service door-to-door treatment, Taylor Moving and Storage is there for every step. Co-owner, Leah Taylor says, “We try to offer as many options to our customers as we can...we want to make sure if someone calls us that they get what is best for them and their situation even if it means not booking a move with us.” To minimize their impact on the environment, they recently purchased a low-emission truck with an ultra low sulfur diesel engine. They also recycle and reuse whenever possible. “Oh, and we now have SEVEN friendly office dogs!” Taylor laughs.

Second : Golden Van Lines, Inc., 111 S. Pratt Pkwy., Longmont, (303) 776-3882 goldenvanlines.com

Third : Johnson Storage and Moving, 900 S. Sunset St., Longmont, (303) 678-5100 or (800) 934-6683, johnsonstorage.com

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BEST NEW BUSINESS

Inglorious Monk Bakery

BEST OIL CHANGE

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Oil Can Henry’s Longmont Locations; 1646 Pace St., (303) 772-4800 // 2310 17th Ave., (303) 772-4900, oilcanhenrys.com

Chances are you’ve had a change at Oil Can Henry’s. Owner Scott Kintz says the reason customers return is simple: trust. It starts with giving patrons knowledge and control. “From our customers who want to correctly maintain their older vehicle to those with newer cars and sometimes complicated maintenance schedules, we make sure that the customer understands all the factory recommendations and then they choose their own maintenance plan.” Top-notch Castrol oil keeps things humming along too. OCH stocks conventional GTX oil, Edge Titanium Full Synthetic and the Eco Ultra line for each vehicle’s special situation.

Second: Grease Monkey, 1230 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 772-8865, greasemonkeylongmont69.com Third : Valvoline Instant Oil Change, 1061 S. Hover St., Longmont, (303) 774-0852, vioc.com BEST PET DAYCARE / BOARDING

Happy Hounds Dog Care Center 1822 Sunset Pl., #2, Longmont, (303) 774-8158, happyhoundscolorado.com

“It may sound corny, but we bake with loving intention,” says Inglorious Monk Bakery founder Nancy Coppom, whose desserts, free of gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, egg and GMOs, are still loaded with deliciousness. “I developed each gram of each item of the recipes myself, hand-select every single ingredient and know exactly where it is from, how it is farmed, and the values of the company that sells the product.” The bakery’s famous whoopie pies are already sold at local outfits like Lucky’s, but have expanded through Vitamin Cottage and, soon, Safeway. Coppom says, “This company is my ‘baby,’ born out of passion and love of great food and making people happy, while staying true to my values.”

Second : Kukich Creative Marketing Firm, 725 Main St., Longmont (303) 919-4376 kukichcreativemarketingfirm.com

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Lucky’s Market, 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., #201, Longmont (303) 827-3684, luckysmarket.com

Happy Hounds Dog Care Center isn’t a one-sizefits-all kind of place. Coowner, Olivia Neills emphasizes that some dogs need individual time and attention and at Happy Hounds, they get it. “Our staff understands that customers should feel like we really know their dogs,” she says. That allows them to work with behavioral issues rather than immediately turning them away. They’ll even give custom-

ers ways to work with their pup at home. Unique offerings include on-site supervision for overnight stays, hourly day care, and open drop off hours. “Our drop off hours are designed for our customers,” Olivia says. With timing as with everything else, Happy Hounds will work with customers to make things more convenient for them. Convenience, service and a high standard of care combine to make Happy Hounds Longmont’s No. 1 choice in pet care.

Second : Longs Peak Animal Hospital P.C., 9727 Ute Hwy., Longmont, (303) 776-6666, longspeakah.com Third : Mrs. Doolittle’s Doggie Daycare, 1301 10th Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-4142 mrsdoolittles.netfirms.com

BEST PET GROOMER

Paws 2 Groom

800 S. Hover St., Longmont, (303) 776-4503, longmontgrooming.com

“We really, really love what we do. We like to get to know our clients’ pets and all their little quirks and personalities,” Paws 2 Groom owner, Shelly Tipple says. Personalities including everything from a diverse mix of rare European breeds to “oodles of Doodles”. Paws 2 Groom aims to keep all pets “as cute as we can make them” and all of that cuteness takes a group effort. Each member of their well-trained staff does their part, from brushers to finishers to leave pets and their owners happy with their results. Owner, Shelly Tipple says, “We are always consistent in our grooming. When people come in, they know what to expect. We actually do what they ask us to do.” Their consistency and love of the job has definitely paid off, earning them a repeat Readers’ Choice Award.

Second: Bark Me Beautiful Pet Grooming, Inc., 1144 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 776-0332, barkmebeautiful.com Third : The Paw Spa , 700 Ken Pratt Blvd. #219, Longmont, (303) 772-4522, pawspapetgrooming.com 16 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Corrie Kraft Photography

10675 Upper Ridge Rd., Longmont, (720) 480-0070, corriekraft.com

Once again, Corrie Kraft is picture perfect. Humbled and honored by another win, Kraft attributes the accolades to her special style of photography coupled with rich relationships. Last year her work was featured in Steamboat and Vail wedding publications along with Bride magazine’s online edition. In addition to weddings, Kraft is also interested in shooting more birth photography. While her work requires travel, Longmont is always close to her heart. “There are so many beautiful locations to shoot, especially with our great mountain views,” she says. “As much as I love those destination weddings, there is nothing quite like home.”

Second : Third :

Tim Ellis - French Quarter Photography, 1242 Tulip St., Longmont, (504) 810-2217, frenchquarterphotography.com Debbie Adams Photography, (303) 834-9607, dlaphoto.com

BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT and BEST SWIM INSTRUCTOR

Longmont Recreation Center

310 Quail Rd., Longmont, (303) 774-4800, ci.longmont.co.us/rec/gen/lrc.htm

The Longmont Recreation Center more than serves the community’s fitness and wellness needs. With gyms, pools, fitness area, fitness rooms, babysitting and a climbing wall, there’s an activity for everyone. And you don’t even have to be in shape to participate. Suellen Dabney of Longmont Recreation & Golf Services says, “From the fullspectrum of land and water SilverSneakers® classes for active seniors, to personal training, swimming classes and triathlon preparatory clinics and programs, the center offers a stepping stone of fun programs that support the couch potato transformation into year-round athlete.” Swim instructors shine at this true teaching facility. “Longmont Recreation and Golf Services hires and trains all the swim instructors who work at the Longmont Recreation Center, Centennial Pool and Sunset Pool,” Dabney says. “This means, no matter which Longmont recreation facility the swim lessons are taught at, all instructors are held to the same extremely high teaching expectations.”

BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT

750 9th Ave, Longmont

Second : Planet Fitness, 2255 Main St., #118, Longmont, (303) 776-6800, planetfitness.com Third : Fitness 19, 1834 Main St., Suite #15, Longmont, (303) 651-1919, fitness19.com

303-776-1955

BEST SWIM INSTRUCTOR

Second : Swim Float Swim, Infant Aquatics, 795 S. Sherman St., Longmont, (303) 499-2229 Third :

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Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA , 950 Lashley St., Longmont, (303) 776-0370 longmontymca.org

BEST PLUMBER

Steve’s Plumbing

Best of the Best!

Best Liquor Store, Best Customer Service Best Locally Owned

2907 Sandpiper Place, Longmont, (303) 651-1898, stevesplumbinglongmont.com

Honesty and dependability. Those are two traits every customer wants in any professional, and Steve Moskal has been delivering that type of service since 1987. At Steve’s Plumbing, it’s a family affair. Moskal’s wife, Sue, does supply runs on her days off from nursing; his daughter helps fielding calls; and his son works with Moskal on the job. “Longmont has supported Steve from the very beginning, just because of the person he is,” says Sue Moskal. “We don’t want to be boastful. We don’t want to say we are better than anyone else. We just stay focused on the values that matter.”

Second: Streamline Plumbing , 2602 Falcon Dr., Longmont, (303) 772-2250 Third:

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Burger and Sons Plumbing, Inc., Longmont, (720) 204-7866 burgerandsonsplumbing.net

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BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

Josh Hunter

BEST RETIREMENT/ ELDER CARE / ASSISTED LIVING

600 5th Ave., Longmont, (720) 495-5924, josh-hunter.com

In real estate, knowing the community is crucial. So it’s no surprise Josh Hunter, born and raised in Longmont, wins again in this category. “I absolutely love Longmont. It’s my home. It’s where I grew up and now where my children grow up,” says Hunter, who has served as the Director for the Longmont Association of Realtors for the past three years. “What I love about doing business here is that the people seem to share a common love for the area. Longmont’s real estate market is so diverse, but regardless of where people want to live in our town, they usually have a reason or a passion about why.”

Second: Diane Stow, 2204 18th Ave., Longmont, (303) 827-7046, dianestow.com Third: Heather Brandt - ReMax Alliance, (303) 952-3211 hbrandt.homesincolorado.com

Hover Manor Senior Living Community

1401 Elmhurst Dr., Longmont, (303) 772-9292, hovercommunity.org

“What makes Hover Manor a special place to live? That’s easy. It’s the people,” says CEO Lisa Czolowski. “Both the residents and staff have created a community of mutual respect and support.” Seventy of the manor’s 124 residents volunteer each week to help staff with various tasks. In turn, Czolowski explains, the staff never makes decisions about things that would affect Hover Manor residents without first eliciting opinions from the people who live there. “It is our belief that living in a senior community should offer opportunities for new friendships and adventures, and it is our goal to make that happen every day,” Czolowski says.

Second: Life Care Center of Longmont, 2451 Pratt St., Longmont, (303) 776-5000, lcca.com/72 Third: Atria Senior Living, 2310 9th Ave., Longmont, (303) 957-0893, atriaseniorliving.com

BEST SPA

Sunflower Spa

1715 Ironhorse Dr., Suite 150, Longmont, (303) 485-1390, everyoneblooms.com

Sometimes simplicity is best. With their “back to basics” approach, Sunflower Spa provides relaxing, professional spa services to the Longmont community. “We’re not a destination spa, but a community day spa,” said owner Patrice vonMetzger. From traditional spa facials and massages, Sunflower also offers medical spa treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. And while you’re there don’t forget to get your mani-pedi or gel polish. Dedication to the best experience they can possibly provide shows in their repeat customers.“We try to remember details about people,” Patrice said. And the details are what matters. Since they encourage you to allow yourself to relax and be pampered rather than rushing you through, they create an atmosphere that’s easy to enjoy. Visit and you’ll find a day at Sunflower Spa is like a little slice of vacation.

Second : aRejuvenation Med Spa, 600 5th Ave., Longmont, (303) 485-9063, arejuvenationspa.com Third : Mystic Garden Spa and Salon, 600 S. Airport Rd., Longmont, (303) 774-2541, mysticgardenspaandsalon.com

BEST VETERINARIAN

Longs Peak Animal Hospital 9727 Ute Highway, Longmont, (303) 776-6666, longspeakah.com

Pets are family, and as such only the most caring, competent doctors will do when it comes to keeping furry friends healthy. Longs Peak Animal Hospital (LPAH) embodies both. “I’d like to think that the community recognizes the fact that we practice good and honest medicine,” says practice manager Steven Blasinsky. “Our patients and clients become a part of our family and we’re always looking out for their best interests.” In addition to full-service veterinarian medicine, LPAH also offers doggie daycare seven days a week. “Doing business in Longmont is a pleasure and a privilege,” Blasinsky says. “We’re grateful to be a part of it all.”

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Nelson Road Veterinary Clinic , 8875 Nelson Road, Longmont (303) 678-8387, nelsonroadvet.com The Animal Hospital, 1250 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-3454 animalhospitalllp.com

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Food & Drink BEST AMERICAN RESTAURANT and BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE and BEST RESTAURANT

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

Sometimes it’s good when history repeats itself. That’s the case for owner Mike Shea, who says it’s truly an honor to receive both awards. “Best overall is the best award to get,” says Shea. How did they do it seven times in a row? By giving customers consistency—and it starts with top-notch employees who like to stick around. “By hiring good employees and keeping them; and by properly training them,” Shea says, “that’s what helps bring home these awards.” Some customers have their favorite servers—and they ask for them by name.These are just a few characteristics that give this local favorite a neighborhood feel. And when seasonal treats crop up in the fields, the chef gets more creative in the kitchen. Menu offerings change so customers can try new fare with added variety. But the signature items remain as permanent fixtures. Among top picks include the seafood chowder and chicken cordon bleu. Good ol’ fish and chips remains as the all time crowd pleaser and No. 1 seller. “We use Icelandic cod and we trim it to make sure it’s a high quality filet,” says Shea. Want to try something new? Remember to check out the specials next time you visit.

BEST AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Second: Pumphouse Brewery, 540 Main St., Longmont

Third:

(303) 702-0881, pumphousebrewery.com

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

BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE

Second: Sugarbeet, 101 Pratt St., Longmont,

Third: Harold’s & The Bayonet Room, 1940 Ken Pratt Blvd.,

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Second: Subworks Deli, 1104 Francis St., Longmont,

(303) 651-3330, sugarbeetrestaurant.com

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

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BEST APPETIZERS and BEST WINGS

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT

Wing Shack

Royal Wok

1133 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 834-8066 facebook.com/pages/Wing-Shack-Longmont

Owner Bob Blume knows how his customers take their wings. General Manager Mike Blume says, “We’re picky about the size of chicken wings.” That means they serve no skinny wings here. It takes about three bites to eat these wings. Customers like the idea that they’re eating all natural chicken with no antibiotics. Plus these wings are “always fresh, not frozen,” he adds. Frying the wings in soy bean oil gives them an especially crisp texture. Whether you enjoy bone in or out— Blume says customers love both kinds. Some top selling appetizers include the beer-battered varieties — from mushrooms and zucchini to pickles.

BEST APPETIZERS

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

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

BEST WINGS

Second: Third:

Buffalo Wild Wings, 2303 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont, (303) 485-9464, buffalowildwings.com The Wing Hut (Closed), 510 3rd Ave., Longmont (303) 651-3714

Your Butcher Frank "Quality Meats and Deli"

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1950 Main St., Longmont, (303) 682-9297, royalwoklongmont.com

Linda and Qian Liang, owners of Royal Wok love to feed hungry customers every day. Receiving this award tells them they’re doing something right. Lunch specials run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus all day, every day happy hour means those who dine at Royal Wok enjoy tasty foods, drinks and savings. The party tray is a popular menu item for families and large groups. It feeds four people for 27 bucks. “It’s a very good deal with a lot of food. It’s great for birthday parties,” says Linda Qian. “Customers say our food tastes fresh, especially the seafood and meat.” And gluten-free fans love the menu options too.

Second: East Moon Asian Bistro, 2144 Main St., Unit 1, Longmont, (303) 684-8383 Third:

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Tasty Asia Restaurant, 736 Main St., #8, Longmont, (303) 772-6888, tastyasiarestaurant.com

BEST BAGEL

Einstein Bros. Bagels

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

What makes Einstein Bros. different than other bagel shops? They might have a corporate upbringing, but General Manager Michelle Tafoya says they work hard to bring out that warm, friendly atmosphere. “We try to make customers feel like they are at home,” she says. “We know most of our customers by name.” Since most customers are headed to work—they have little time to spare. That’s why Tafoya says it’s important to run an efficient operation where customers can grab and go. Staff sometimes process orders quicker than customers place orders, she says. That’s because they know the regulars well. Plus, it helps being part mind reader.

Second: Big Daddy Bagels, 1940 Ionosphere St., Suite D, Longmont, (303) 834-8237 Third:

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BEST BAKERY and BEST DESSERT

Romana Cake House

900 S. Hover St., Longmont, (720) 684-6884, romanacakehouse.com

Whether Raluca and Robertino Ioan, owners of Romana Cake House are preparing tasty pasties and other yummy confections for your graduation, anniversary or employee party, one thing is for certain—there’s no shortage of selection. With 150 dessert choices, it’s hard to say which ones taste the best—especially if your sweet tooth gets the better of you. Take your pick—from cupcakes with whippy frosting, to layered red velvet cakes, to the mounds of cookies, blueberry muffins and fresh strawberry cream pies. The Ioans take great pride in giving their customers top quality treats that tantalize both the eyes and the lips. “We care about our customers and the product we are creating. I think quality, presentation and customer service are what put us above the rest,” says Raluca. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask them to make it. From biscotti, to spritz German cookies, to Mexican wedding cakes, Ioan probably has a tasty recipe in her kitchen. But if she doesn’t, customers

can bring one in from grandma’s recipe box. “We recreate recipes for our customers. It’s usually something their mother or grandmother used to make and they have those fond memories about those recipes.”

BEST DESSERT

BEST BAKERY

Second: Inglorious Monk Bakery, imonkbakery.com Third: La Momo Maes Bakery, 624 Kimbark St., Longmont, (303) 834-8502

Second: La Momo Maes Bakery, 624 Kimbark St., Longmont, (303) 834-8502 Third:

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

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BEST BAR and BEST HAPPY HOUR

Pumphouse Brewery

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

Receiving accolades like Best Bar award might sound all too easy. After all it’s beer and lots of it—plus other crafty concoctions. Ross Hagen, one of five partners says there’s no magic going on here, just a lot of hard work. It requires putting a lot of love into the business, something he finds extremely rewarding. Hagen tries to see what the customer’s sees from their fork, to their plate to their cup , as if he were sitting at the booth or bar placing the order. “I like to go out, dine and enjoy the hospitality industry and I want to make sure I’m providing a service that fills a niche,” he says. Customers have no shortage of choices, and when that certain panic sets in after perusing through 8 to 12 varieties on tap, it’s nice to know you can play it safe and order the sampler—unless you prefer one of 50 bottled varieties. During regular happy hour—from 3 to 6 pm M-F, all beers are $1 off,

well drinks and house wines $3.50, margaritas and long islands $4. Missed another happy hour? Remember there’s more drink specials from 10 p.m. to Midnight—everyday.

BEST BAR

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

Third:

Harold’s & The Bayonet Room, 1940 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont (303) 774-7399, haroldsoflongmont.com

BEST HAPPY HOUR

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

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TGI Fridays, 125 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 485-8004, tgifridays.com

BEST BARBECUE and BEST CARBON VALLEY RESTAURANT

Georgia boys BBQ Company

237 Collyer St., Longmont, (720) 999-4099, georgiaboysbbqcompany.com

When it comes to good BBQ—there’s no time to rush. Co-owners Matt Alexander and Nick Reckinger would tell you it’s all about slow cooking to perfection. “Sometimes it takes two nights to cook the soups, gumbos, and red beans and rice,” says Manager Matt Bond. Wondering why it tastes so good? It starts with authentic recipes, like sweet potato casserole from mom’s recipe box—Donna Alexander. It also helps when pit masters have some serious know-how about amping up the flavor. These guys are “rubbin’ and smokin’ from 6a to 6p”–

which means your meat is always in good hands. Choice cuts of brisket and premium spices like black canyon chili powder, and alderwood (which runs nearly $26 per pound) send your taste buds into a flavor fusion revolution. Hats off to the Carbon Valley location where southern hospitality and friendly conversation flows like icy beers on a hot day. There you’ll find daily specials, a full service bar and soup and salad assortments fit for any appetite. Not sure what to order? Bond says the super juicy “burnt ends,” brisket never lasts long—so order em’ early or opt for a tangy slab of finger-lickin’ ribs.

BEST BARBECUE

Second: The Rib House, 1920 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 485-6988, theribhouse.com Third: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse, 228 Main St., Lyons, (303) 823-7427, smokindavesq.com

BEST CARBON VALLEY RESTAURANT

Second: Pinocchios, 210 Ken Pratt Blvd. #216, Longmont, (303) 651-7828 // 11078 Cimarron St., Firestone, (303) 776-6727 // pinocchios-st.com

Third:

Pete’s Place, 201 5th St., Frederick, (303) 833-2818 petesplace-papafranks.com

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BEST BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

Lucile’s Creole Cafe

518 Kimbark St., Longmont, (303) 774-9814, luciles.com

Lucile’s success, said owner Fletcher Richards, has little to do with the food, and everything to do with people “having courage and respect to cook real food in Longmont.” “We serve respect, and we expect respect,” Richards said. Lucile’s also serves quality, made-from-scratch Creole food, with such top selling items as beignets, biscuits, red beans, Eggs Sardou and Eggs Pontchartrain, all of which have been on the menu since the beginning. “We also serve liquor at breakfast – not many places you can get a shot of whiskey with gumbo at breakfast,” Richards said. Lucile’s strives to serve truly organic items, with a farm in the works for growing okra.

Second: Mac’s Place, 640 Pace St., Unit 400 Longmont, (303) 678-8929, macsplaceco.com

Third: Le Peep, 1255 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (720) 652-6680, lepeep.com

BEST BREWERY / ALE HOUSE

Left Hand Brewing Co. 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-0258, lefthandbrewing.com What began as a small brewing kit Christmas gift from the founder, Dick Doore’s brother, has now grown into one of Colorado’s internationally acclaimed craft beer brewing companies. Housed in Longmont, Left Hand has been serving the Colorado community and beyond for more than 20 years. “Left Hand is and always has been a community-minded business,” Emily Armstrong, marketing and PR coordinator, says. “We want to give back to where we work, live and play, and we’re privileged to serve our community of Longmont. From humble beginnings to sweeping beer award competitions stateside and abroad, Left Hand Brewing has changed the craft beer industry in past and present and will continue to do so in the future.

Second: Pumphouse Brewery, 540 Main St., Longmont, (303) 702-0881, pumphousebrewery.com Third: Oskar Blues Brewery, 1800 Pike Rd., Longmont, (303) 776.1914, oskarblues.com BEST BURGER

CHUBurger

1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 485-2482 eat.oskarblues.com/chuburger

At CHUBurger, an Oskar Blues creation, craft casual is the objective, and mouth-watering, food-coma inducing delights are the result. Offering grass-fed beef from Oskar Blues’ own ranch, Hops and Heifers — a hops and black angus farm — the Colorado community can taste the difference. “We utilize the spent grain, known as malt, for our cows’ food,” Jason Rogers, chef and co-owner, says. “And, everything we use is fresh, local and delicious.” With a menu featuring a variety of Oskar Blues craft beers, drool-worthy burgers, fries and custard shakes, it’s no surprise they have Longmont buzzing. “Around here, we don’t do things fast casual, we do craft casual.”

Second: Smashburger, 965 S. Hover St. A-1, Longmont, (303) 485-7412, smashburger.com Third: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 2331 Clover Basin Drive , Longmont, (720) 652-9229 redrobin.com

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BEST BURRITO and BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

BEST COFFEEHOUSE

Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants

Ziggi’s Coffee House Longmont Locations: 400 Main St., (303) 682-5120 // 1729 Hover St., (303) 682-5120 // 1139 Francis St., (303) 682-5120 // 1221 S. Main St., (303) 682-5120 // ziggiscoffee.com

Ziggi’s Coffee has the best staff of any coffee shop, according to owner Brandon Knudsen. “Our managers and baristas are phenomenal, off the charts,” he said. Open for 10 years, Ziggi’s products also set them apart, said Knudsen. They use Coda coffee, named “Denver roaster of the year” last year, and other local products and suppliers, including Royal Crest Dairy, Breadworks from Boulder, and Longmont’s La Momo Maes for sweets. Knudsen maintains Ziggi’s drive-through speed is better than its competitors, and its downtown store is a second home for many customers. “They come to hang out and bump into people. The atmosphere is high energy and upbeat, very comfortable and warm, (which is) largely created by our customers.”

Second: Starbucks Coffee Company - Longmont Locations; 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd.,

Suite A, (303) 774-9028 // 1087 South Hover St., Unit A, (303) 774-0143 // 815 East 17th Ave., Unit C-5, (720) 494-9794 // Inside King Soopers: 1611 Pace St., (303) 776-7570 // 1749 Main St., (303) 772-0475 // 995 South Hover St., (303) 702-0099 Inside Safeway: 1050 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 651-7952 // 1630 Pace St., (303) 485-9500, 1632 Hover Rd., ,(303) 776-0506 // starbucks.com

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Red Frog Coffee, 15 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 200, Longmont, (303) 772-7209 redfrogcoffee.com

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

Open for 13 years in Longmont, Santiago’s specializes in providing a casual, family restaurant environment. With breakfast, lunch and dinner options, customers can find a taste of Mexico that is “authentic, affordable and always fresh,” Craig Morales, co-owner with his wife Annette, says. “We believe we only have one chance to impress a customer,” Morales says. One consistent customer-pleaser is Santiago’s selection of burritos. Breakfast burritos come filled with a different meat each weekday, with a chef’s choice on Saturday. For later in the day, Morales says popular deluxe burritos, like the beef and bean, and steak are” good for afternoon and nighttime.” Although the burritos can be served plain with a choice of bean, cheese, and a variety of meats, Morales says customers often return for Santiago’s green chile. Available in hot, mild or half-and-half, the green chile can be served inside or smothered on top of all burritos. The deluxe choice takes the smothered option and adds lettuce, cheese and tomato on top.

BEST BURRITO

Second: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Longmont Locations: 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd. Unit B, Third:

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(303) 651-6763 // 1708 Main St., (303) 485-6369 // chipotle.com

Deli Cioso Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - Longmont Locations: 1217 S. Main St., (303) 651-3327 // 900 Coffman St. Unit B, (720) 236-0909 // 1751 Hover St. C-1, (303) 772-7764, facebook.com/pages/Deli-Cioso-West-Mexican-Restaurant/185345180139

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

“Best Martini” “Best Outdoor Dining”

Second: 3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant, Longmont Locations;

543 Terry St., Longmont 303.651.2772

Third:

2350 Main St.,(303) 682-0888 // 1268 Hover St., Longmont, (303) 772-8486 // the3margaritas.com La Mariposa Restaurant & Margarita House, 1240 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-6288, lamariposamexicanrestaurant.com

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BEST FAST FOOD RESTAURANT

BEST DELI

Your Butcher, Frank

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

Whether you’re in the market to grab some lunch or expertly cut meat for dinner later, Your Butcher Frank is the place to stop. A local favorite since 1980, Your Butcher Frank has been serving the Longmont community with quality-cut meats, no MSG included. From a wide-selection of hand-cut meats, cheeses, sides and piled-high sandwiches, Your Butcher Frank staff are trained with expert knowledge and skill to help customers find the perfect meat, cut and amount necessary for the craving. “We’re a long-standing locally owned business, and we pride ourselves on customer service,” Ron Lamb, co-owner, says.

Second: Subworks Deli, 1104 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 774-7000, subworksdeli.com Third: The Brooklyn Deli & Grill, 1515 Main St., Longmont, (303) 684-8400, thebrooklyndeli.com

Wendy’s

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

Since 1969, “Quality is our Recipe” has been the Wendy’s motto. Using the freshest ingredients and an attention to quality is a Wendy’s top priority. What began as a single old fashioned hamburger restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, has now become a global icon in the fast-food industry. The three Longmont locations are no exception. Originally founded by Dave Thomas with the intention to sell quality, old-fashioned hamburgers to the public, the present-day Wendy’s menu is extensive with menu selections ranging from hamburgers and kid’s meals to baked potatoes, wraps, salads and a national favorite, the “Frosty.”

Second: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 2250 Main St., Longmont (303) 776-4101, freddysusa.com

BEST FOOD TRUCK

Comida

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(720) 204-6455, check eatcomida.com for locations

What could possibly be better than a Mexican restaurant? How about a bright pink food truck serving authentic Mexican food on wheels? Well, Comida—the food truck—makes the authentic Mexican food on wheels fantasy, a Colorado reality. The Comida truck travels throughout Colorado’s Front Range office parks and communities feeding customers with simple, consistent and delicious authentic Mexican flavors. The Comida truck is big enough to cook all the menu items on-site. The Comida menu includes: tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and gorditas. “Our food is delicious, we’re consistent, and we love to make friends,” Rayme Rossello, owner and operator, says. “Every single menu item is made by us. We don’t open cans and our food is 100 percent homemade.”

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

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Second: Waffle Cakes, wafflecakes.com Third: Flight Deck Grill, 229 Airport Road, Longmont, (303) 507-7679, flightdeckgrill.com

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BEST ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT

1749 N. Main St., Unit C, Longmont, (720) 378-4247, facebook.com/menchiesmainstreetmarketplace

516 Main St., Longmont, (303) 682-9010, flavorofindialongmont.com/

Menchie’s Main Street Marketplace believes in “going the extra smile,” said store manager Jennifer Sweet. At Menchie’s, frozen yogurt is the business, but making the community smile is the mission. And their second consecutive Readers’ Choice win says they’re achieving their goal. Connecting with customers, spreading smiles and serving tasty treats are Menchie’s musts. Serving frozen yogurt to the Longmont community since 2012, Menchie’s is a local dessert standout. With a variety of flavors ranging from non-fat yogurt, low-fat flavors to sorbet, low-carb or no-sugar options — not to mention the variety of toppings to sprinkle — there’s an option to satisfy any craving. From “cinnayumm bun” yogurt to “summertime watermelon sorbet,” customers won’t have a problem finding the perfect combination. “We make you smile,” is the Menchie’s way.

For a meal “infusing small-town Old West with the aromas of ginger, coriander and turmeric,” Flavor of India is the Longmont restaurant to visit. Since 2006, Flavor of India has been serving the Longmont community with robust flavors and aromas. “We are a family owned business, dedicated to delivering the finest of Indian food with the freshest ingredients,” Daman Singh, co-owner whose 10 years of restaurant experience is combined with his father and co-owner, Hardilprit Singh’s 24 years of Indian cooking, says. From menu selections featuring fresh naan bread, a variety of curries, tandoori (dishes prepared in a clay oven), spices and flavors, Flavor of India is sure to be a family-favorite.

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Second: Scrumptious, 508 Main St., Longmont, (303) 682-2639, scrumptiousco.com Third: Dairy Queen - Longmont Locations; 616 Main St., (303) 772-1340 // 1945 N. Main St., (303) 776-6552 // 2201 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite D, (303) 651-9733 // dairyqueen.com

Second: Everest Restaurant, 2130 N. Main St. Unit 15, Longmont (720) 204-2270, everestrestaurantlongmont.com

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Pinocchios Restaurant

210 Ken Pratt Blvd. #216, Longmont, (303) 651-7828, pinocchios-st.com

With red-and-white checkered tablecloths, linen napkins, flowers on tables and carpeted floors to reduce noise, along with a menu filled with items like lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs, Pinocchios strives to offer a “good independent place to go” for traditional Italian in Longmont, said Annie Vick, owner. Gluten-free and vegan options also bring a unique flair to the restaurant, alongside a specialty menu with a variety of lighter items. “We serve great food focusing on getting to know guests,” Vick said. Their menu is served all day long, all desserts are homemade, and the private east room is ideal for banquets and overflow. “We have a cozy and comfortable atmosphere so people can relax,” Vick said. “It is not in our scenario to rush people out.”

Second: Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurants, 2033 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 485-8077, carinos.com Third: Ragazzi Italian Grill, 1135 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 651-2828, ragazzigrill.com BEST MARGARITA and BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant

Longmont Locations; 2350 Main St., (303) 682-0888 // 1268 Hover St., (303) 772-8486 // the3margaritas.com

At 3 Margaritas, the original margarita is always made from scratch, never from mixes, and includes fresh lime juice, Cointreau, and choice of tequila. According to manager Juan Rodriguez, in addition to its margaritas, the restaurant is also known for “consistent quality and presentable plates.” “I learned from a famous chef years ago that people eat with their eyes, and I believe that is true,” he said. Using quality ingredients in their salsas, meats and other items, 3 Margaritas serves food in a friendly atmosphere that Rodriguez says “makes it feel like home.” The restaurant itself is a large, open space, with customers often commenting on the “beautiful decorations.” The furniture is authentic Mexican, coming from the State of Jalisco. On Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., 3 Margaritas features a mariachi band. “Customers love it,” Rodriguez said. They come to celebrate special events on Mondays or just to enjoy the mariachi. “When you combine all these things… location is important, but it’s also important to be consistent with food and service and the way you treat customers. That’s all you need.”

BEST MARGARITA

Second: Comida Cantina, 721 Confidence Dr., Unit 1, Longmont, (720) 204-6455, eatcomida.com Third: La Mariposa Restaurant & Margarita House, 1240 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-6288 lamariposamexicanrestaurant.com

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Second: Antonio’s Taste of Mexico, 246 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-9923, antoniosoflongmont.com Third: Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants, 215 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-1169, eatatsantiagos.com 26 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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BEST MARTINI and BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Martini’s Bistro

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

In 2004, Martinis’ Bistro owners Frank and Ann Kaven transformed their restaurant (formerly named ChriSar’s) from a family-oriented steak-andpasta restaurant; the changes included a new name and a redesigned, upscale patio area that includes hanging flower baskets, an herb garden, and a water fountain. Housed in a turn-of-the-century Victorian home, Martini’s Bistro is a casually upscale restaurant with an al fresco dining area that can seat nearly 100. “Our guests have the opportunity to relax, refresh and rejuvenate under the cabanas, drink martinis in the sun or indulge themselves in the delicious dishes that make our patio the award-winning dining experience it is,” said marketing and events manager Shelly Steele-Morehead. If it’s a martini a customer wants to enjoy, Martini’s Bistro offers more than 30 varieties of this popular mixed drink. While martinis are traditionally prepared by using gin and dry vermouth, pouring over ice and garnishing with an olive, Martini’s Bistro has “taken it to another level,” said SteeleMorehead, by mixing different spirits with liqueurs and juices. Whether you want it ‘shaken or stirred,’ Martini’s Bistro delivers the shaker – and the experience – right to your table,” Steele Morehead said.

BEST MARTINI

Second: Harold’s & The Bayonet Room, 1940 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont (303) 774-7399, haroldsoflongmont.com

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Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House, 512 Main St., Longmont

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Second: Pumphouse Brewery, 540 Main St., Longmont, (303) 702-0881 Third:

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Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, 1555 S. Hover Rd., Longmont (303) 485-9400, eat.oskarblues.com

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BEST PIE and BEST SOUP/SALAD and BEST LUNCH

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

1134 Francis St, Longmont, (303) 776-7575

600 S. Airport Rd., Longmont, (303) 776-BIKE (2453), eat.oskarblues.com/cyclhops

Loaf & Ladle

CyclHOPS Bike CANtina

Loaf & Ladle has been family owned and operated in Longmont for more than 25 years. Lance and Jackie Thorne have kept their Cajun-French heritage ever-present with infusions of recipes from generations past. Originally from New Orleans, hurricane Katrina prompted the Thorne family to move out west. But, they didn’t leave the down-south influence behind. The Loaf & Ladle menu has an abundance of southern, Cajun and familial influences. “For Mardi Gras, we host a big Mardi Gras-inspired menu, and I make everything I know how. We offer alligator, shrimp creole, bread pudding, gumbo and po’ boy sandwiches, among many other menu items,” Lance Thorne, co-owner, says. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, customers can delight in a variety of lunch eats. From sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts, it’s not likely to leave you hungry. When the sandwich menu won’t suffice, a Loaf & Ladle soup and salad will. Offering three to four soup options each day from a list of 20 family soup recipes and a variety of salads from a sesame Thai salad, cashew chicken salad to the traditional Caesar salad, finding the perfect lunch combination is possible. “If you’re lucky, you’ll catch my Cajun soup day, when I’ll make something a bit more down-south delicious,” he says. And rounding out the perfect lunch meal isn’t complete without a slice of homemade pie. “Most of our pies are my aunt’s and grandma’s recipes. My wife and I have added cheesecakes and other treats to the menu throughout the years to make it new and fresh for customers, and we have recently started offering fresh strawberry pie, fresh peach pie and butterscotch pie, among others,” Thorne says. For the years of patronage and support, Loaf & Ladle can’t say “Thank you” enough. “I’m so thankful to Longmont. It has been an amazing ride here, and the people in Longmont are so nice and awesome. Without them, we’d be nothing,” he says.

CyclHOPS Bike CANtina is a contemporary taco, beer and tequila eatery and bike hangout for Longmont patrons and cyclists. CyclHOPS doesn’t only provide mouthwatering tacos — with tortillas sourced from Las Americas Tortilleria in Longmont — drinks and merriment for its customers, it’s also the official retail location and full-service bicycle shop for the Oskar Blues in-house bicycle brand, REEB Cycles. “Everyone that’s a part of CyclHOPS works really hard, and we’re really proud of what we have accomplished. It’s so awesome that the Longmont community has embraced us,” Jason Rogers, owner, says. An original Oskar Blues creation, CyclHOPS’ full-service cantina isn’t just for bicycle enthusiasts, everyone is welcome. Offering 20 on-tap craft beers and 43 premium tequilas in the Can-tina’s tasting room, CyclHOPS “brings a little south-ofthe-border soul to Colorado.”

Second: Mac’s Place, 640 Pace St., Unit 400, Longmont, (303) 678-8929, macsplaceco.com Third: Antonio’s Taste of Mexico, 246 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-9923, antoniosoflongmont.com

BEST PIE

Second: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 2051 Main St.

BEST PIZZA

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1631 Pace St., Longmont, (303) 651-2335, nicolospizza.com

Longmont, (303) 772-1410, perkinsrestaurants.com

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

BEST SOUP/SALAD

Second: Mad Greens - Inspired Eats, 2341 Clover Basin Dr. Third:

Longmont, (303) 702-4440, madgreens.com

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

BEST LUNCH

Second: Sun Rose Café & Fine Foods, 379 Main St. Third:

Longmont, (303) 651-3533, sunrosecafe.com

Mac’s Place, 640 Pace St., Unit 400, Longmont (303) 678-8929, macsplaceco.com

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Nicolo’s Chicago Style Pizza The key to Nicolo’s success, according to general manager Jason Blythe, is “great staff, wonderful fresh ingredients, and putting a lot of care” into the pizzas they make. Open for 10 years, Nicolo’s offers a full-service dining room, along with carryout/delivery. All dough and sauces are made in-house, and Nicolo’s most popular pizza is the EBA – Everything But Anchovy. “We make those all day long; it’s a wonderful combo of meats and veggies,” Blythe said. Nicolo’s offers a family atmosphere, with a giant mural painted by an original staff member, along with a display of artwork by local artists.

Second: Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana, 600 S. Airport Rd., Building B,Longmont, protospizza.com

(303) 485-5000

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BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER and BEST WINE LIST

BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER

Sugarbeet

Second: Martini’s Bistro, 543 Terry St., Longmont, (303) 651-2772, martinisbistro.com Third: Tortugas, 218 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 772-6954, tortugaslongmont.com

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

Opened in Longmont in December 2006, and owned and operated by Justine and Seth Witherspoon, Sugarbeet is the hot-spot dining destination for both a romantic dinner and palate-gratifying wine list. Operating in an intimate space with limited seating and an inviting environment, Sugarbeet is the perfect foodie sit-down. With seasonal menu selections, every item is natural and made inhouse. “We wanted to offer a unique, fine-dining experience in Longmont,” Justine Witherspoon, co-owner, says. “We wanted to showcase culinary talent, use local farms and be able to provide Longmont with fresh meats and seafood.” One of the contributing factors that makes Sugarbeet restaurant an industry standout is that customers won’t find anything on the menu that isn’t fresh, including the meat. “We don’t serve anything frozen, except ice cream,” Witherspoon says. A great meal is only elevated by a perfect wine pairing. Fortunately, Sugarbeet offers a unique wine list to complement any meal and excite the taste buds. “We try to feature single vineyards and estate-ground wines,” Witherspoon says. “We have a unique wine list that offers boutique wineries, and you won’t find nationally distributed wines, as we focus on West Coast wineries.” Although the Sugarbeet wine list may not be extensive, it’s unique and interesting selections make enjoying a glass of wine a necessity.

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BEST SANDWICH/SUB

BEST PLACE TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC

Dickens Opera House

Subworks Deli

1104 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 774-7000, subworksdeli.com

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

Housed in a historic 1881 building, The Dickens Opera House opened a few years ago in the space above The Dickens Tavern. “We wanted to create something unique to Longmont…remain true to the history of music and theater, make it a great live music and special event venue,” said Paul Dyer, general manager. In addition to paid attendance shows on the weekends and open-mic nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Dickens Opera House hosts weddings, fundraisers, high school and middle school jazz band concerts, and other special events. “We try to bring in the best local bands Denver area has to offer: roots rock and roll, bluegrass, Americana, blues. We provide all that at a value that is unmatched.”

Second: Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, 1800 Pike Rd., Longmont Third:

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

Subworks owners Tim and Sarah Test promise nothing less than “absolute 110 percent dedication to customer service.” “Our customers are our friends, neighbors, guests,” Tim said. “We live, work and play in Longmont, and we run our shop based on that. We’re the ‘Cheers’ of Longmont, a place where everybody knows your name.” Test credits Subworks’ success to three ingredients: 1. Customer service, including a “rock solid” team and experienced, fast drivers who deliver everywhere in town in 30 minutes or less (“fast on their feet not on the street,” Tim said). 2. High-quality gourmet subs, emphasizing “quality over quantity.” 3. A willingness to adapt and innovate, including new subs and naming contests for customers.

Second: Snarf’s Sub Shop, 645 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 774-1441 Third:

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Jimmy John’s, Longmont Locations: 210 Ken Pratt Blvd. #200 (303) 772-7769 // 2318 17th Ave., (303) 651-6181 // jimmyjohns.com

BEST RESTAURANT FOR KIDS

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

2331 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont, (720) 652-9229, redrobin.com

Tortugas

For nearly 45 years, Red Robin has been satisfying America’s burger cravings, and as the Gourmet Burger Expert, they offer more than twodozen craveable burgers, like the Finest Smoke & Pepper burger, Royal Red Robin topped with a fresh egg and the Whiskey River BBQ burger. They pride themselves on being a place that is committed to supporting the communities they serve, where adults and families alike can enjoy a great dining experience. They offer kids the Rad Robin Burger, Grilled Chick-on-a-Stick and healthy sides like Freckled™ Fruit Salad, apple slices and steamed broccoli.

Second: McDonald’s- Longmont Locations; 245 S. Main St., (303) 776-9383 // Third:

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

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

When owners Tripp Lindley and Peter McLaughlin launched Tortugas nearly two decades ago, they were told they “wouldn’t make it in this town.” Yet they stuck with it, focusing on fresh seafood in a Caribbean/Cajun style. “We are happy to represent the independent food market, proud to be one and to operate alongside the others,” Lindley said. With such favorites as jambalaya on the menu since its inception, Tortugas also offers a changing variety of fresh fish on its chalkboard menu. With little staff turnover, customers often request wait staff by name, which enhances the experience, said Lindley. “This town’s been great to us, has embraced us, we really feel a part of it,” he said.

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

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BEST STEAK

BEST SUSHI

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

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

Sushi Hana

Texas Roadhouse

Having the best steak in town, said Texas Roadhouse managing partner Clint Hacker, comes down to the quality of the steak. “We hand cut our steak every day in 34-degree coolers,” he said. Everything at Texas Roadhouse is made from scratch, down to the croutons and salad dressing. “We’re not open for lunch because we’re here working for dinner,” Hacker said. “That’s part of our story.” The biggest seller is the six-ounce sirloin, which comes with two sides for $9.99, a “great value,” according to Hacker. Texas Roadhouse also serves up a fun, upbeat atmosphere, country music, and great staff and service.

Second: Outback Steakhouse, 1315 Dry Creek Dr., Longmont; (303) 684-8149; outback.com

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Harold’s & The Bayonet Room, 1940 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 774-7399, haroldsoflongmont.com

Sushi Hana offers an array of sushi, sashimi and udon noodle soups. Open for 10 years, it gives customers “good, consistent quality,” said owner Andrew Sun. All fish is cold-water fish from around the world, with such seasonal offerings as white salmon, bluefin, wolf fish, giant clam, razor clam and codfish sperm. All condiments are served cold on ice, adding to the flavor, Sun said. Sushi Hana’s Master Sushi Chefs are highly trained in the art of sushi preparation, and use quality ingredients and high-grade fish daily in the dishes they prepare.

Second: Sakura Japanese Cuisine, 600 S. Airport Rd., Ste. F, Longmont, (303) 485-9282, sakuralongmont.com Third: East Moon Asian Bistro & Sushi, 2144 Main St., Longmont, (303) 684-8383, longmonteastmoon.com

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BEST THEATER PERFORMANCE

Longmont Theatre Company

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

Longmont Theatre Company has a long history of dazzling audiences—57 years to be precise. Whether you’ve laughed, cried or just sat quietly during performances, chances are you appreciate the labors that come with productions. Marketing Director, Tracy Cravens, says, “We’ve been in the community so long, people recognize us. We’re part of the downtown nightlife and we are a communitydriven theatre.” What’s so refreshing? Their willingness to try new things—despite rising costs from scripts like Sweeny Todd, which Craven says “has pulled a brand new crowd in,” adding that it attracts “new people as actors and audience.” In 2015, watch for “Driving Miss Daisy” and a much anticipated musical still under wraps.

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Shopper’s Favorite BEST ANTIQUE DEALER/FLEA MARKET

Front Range Mercantile Indoor Flea Market

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

It’s a year of celebration for Marj and Vicky, owners of Front Range Flea Market; their eighth consecutive Readers’ Choice win and 25 years in business. They believe their quality, variety, excellent service and value for your dollar are major reasons behind both of those milestones. Customers feel like they are part of the Front Range Flea Market family no matter what they are shopping for. They’ll always find an incredible high quality selection of antiques, vintage, retro,mid-century, gift items as well as new products and a great line of chocolates and candy.

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Tables to Teacups, 1420 Nelson Rd., Longmont, (303) 485-7270 tablestoteacups.com Serendipity Mercantile, 635 3rd Ave., Longmont, (303) 776-8511 facebook.com/serendipitymercantile

BEST ART GALLERY

BEST BERTHOUD BUSINESS

356 Main St., Longmont, (303) 678-7869, artslongmont.org/archives/4

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A&W All American Food

A&W All American Food is in its 44th year in Berthoud, making it a community staple for what owner Randy Hamann calls a “funny little town.” “We’re kind of part of the community, part of the fabric of Berthoud,” he says. “Berthoud is a funny little town. There’s not much here, but we’ve always been here.” Hamann’s mother opened the A&W in 1948 and it passed into the hands of Hamann and his wife in 1995. The family-owned restaurant sees a lot of business from local high school students as both employees and patrons and Hamann spends many of his advertising dollars on the local Parks and Recreation Department. “People really embrace us and we’re pretty involved in the community,” he says.

Second: City Star Brewing, 321 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, (970) 532-7827, citystarbrewing.com Third: Berthoud Floor Covering & Carpet Cleaning, 705 Mountain Ave., Berthoud (970) 532-7566, berthoudfloorcovering.com

BEST BOOK STORE “At Muse Gallery, the name of the game is variety,” says Joanne Kirves, who oversees Muse Gallery in her capacity as Executive Director for the Longmont Council of the Arts. “We’ve got a really nice variety of work, so you can come in if you’re interested in landscape all the way to abstract and find something in our gallery,” she says. “Our shows are constantly changing every two months. That brings back the regulars but also brings in new people.” The current exhibit at Muse Gallery is called “Language of the Forest,” featuring abstract prints of Aspen tree bark by Linda C. Everson.

Second: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont, (303) 651-2787 firehouseart.org

Third:

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John Taft Studio, 525 3rd Ave., Longmont, (303) 746-2651 johntaft.com

Barbed Wire Books

504 Main St., Longmont, (303) 827-3620, barbedwirebooks.net

Barbed Wire Books is constantly on the go. With a constant influx of local authors, artists, musicians, book clubs as well as new and used books, each visit promises to be unique. It’s not a place you walk into, get what you need and walk back out. It’s a pleasant place to browse, discuss and stay awhile, which explains why it has become a community favorite. Owner Kathe Heinecken says, “A bookstore can be a hub for many different facets of culture and society — current affairs, the arts, literature, entertainment — the list goes on. As each of these avenues open up, it’s only a matter of allowing the connections to happen.” Local bookstores like Barbed Wire fill a niche that chains just can’t. “By special ordering new, used, in print and out of print, books, movies, music, even prints and posters, we can do much more than sell best-sellers,” Heinecken points out. By stocking for and from their clientele they have the ability to offer a much more “eclectic” selection and all of the extras are simply responding to the needs of their customers.

Second: Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-6561, usedbookemporium.net Third: Barnes & Noble, Crossroads Commons - 2999 Pearl St., Boulder, (303) 444-0349

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BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE

Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment

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

Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment is the only place where you’ll find high-style and high-bargain shopping in Longmont. In their near 5000 square foot space, you’ll find clothing and accessories as well as furniture and décor. With 6500 consignors and continually rotating stock, it’s a new store every week. Owner, Clarissa Edelen, has a serious passion for fashion. “People can find designer-line clothing for a fraction of the price. We get the créme de la créme and we try to keep something in every price point,” she says. “We’re unique in that we really are a one stop shop for jewelry, home and clothing.” Stylish, out-of-the-box, and eye catching doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Fabulous Finds celebrates its third year in business with a big birthday bash this summer, so keep checking in for dates and details — it will undoubtedly be fabulous.

Second: Lifestyle Consignments, 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 485-2617, fabulousfurnishings.net Third: Rockin’ Robin’s Retro & Resale, 124 2nd Ave., Niwot, (303) 652-4144, rockinrobins.net BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE and BEST LIQUOR STORE and BEST LOCALLY OWNED STORE

9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse

750 W. 9th Ave., Longmont, (303) 776-1955, 9thaveliquorwarehouse.com

A locally-owned and family-run business, 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse has many ties to the Longmont community in its customers and the regular donations it makes to support local initiatives like the Longmont Humane Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association and American Cancer Society, among others. The store has also hosted fundraisers for their neighbors in need. “Having a small business gives us the unique opportunity to help and communicate with the community on a daily basis,” says owner Frank Maitre. “We meet tons of people from this community, and we hear their stories from pets, health issues, etc., and we can spread all those stories, bring attention to them, all rally together to support, give back and help in the ways we can.” Customers are offered major membership rewards through a point system that provides credit towards future purchases. 9th Ave. keeps things social and lively at the store with their weekly, Thursday wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m.. They also provide a catering service that can start as low as $6.75 per person for 4 hours, which includes access to a beer and wine expert and an event manager. 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse is open seven days a week with late hours until 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

BEST LIQUOR STORE

Second: Breeze Thru Car Wash, 1213 Ken Pratt Blvd.

Third:

Longmont, (303) 834-8387, breezethrucarwash.com

Elevations Credit Union, Longmont Locations: 777 21st Ave., (303) 772-7776 // 1444 E. 3rd Ave., (303) 772-7776 // 1079 S. Hover, Suite 100 (303) 443-4672 / /elevationscu.com

Second: Third:

PJ’s Wine and Spirits, 665 Frontage Rd. Longmont, (303) 485-8600, pjwinespirits.com Fox Creek Liquors, 1610 Pace St., #700 Longmont, (720) 494-0771, foxcreekliquors.com

BEST LOCALLY OWNED

Second: Old Town Outfitters, 501 Main St., Longmont (720) 204-6173, oldtownoutfitters.com

Third:

Chamberlain Coins and Collectibles, 385 Main St., Longmont, (303) 774-9661 chamberlaincoins.com

BEST DACONO BUSINESS

Denver Mattress Co. / Furniture Row

3440 E. I-25 Frontage Rd., Dacono, (303) 828-0452, denvermattress.furniturerow.com

The Furniture Row Shopping Center, which includes the Denver Mattress Co., is meant to provide an all-inclusive shopping experience for your home furnishing needs. Furniture Row prides themselves on carrying stylish, affordable furniture and providing their customers with access to experts who specialize in upholstery, wood furniture or mattresses in order to improve your shopping experience. Furniture Row opened their first Denver Mattress Company in 1995 and now boasts 330 stores in 31 states, earning them the title of largest factory direct mattress retailer in the U.S. The Dacono Denver Mattress Company in the Furniture Row Shopping Center is open seven days a week.

Second: Jerry D’s, 604 8th St., Dacono, (303) 833-3469, jerryds.com

Third: Dacono Discount Grocery, 913 Carbondale Dr., Dacono, (303) 833-5005,

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BEST EYE CARE

BEST FIRESTONE BUSINESS

Anytime Fitness

Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic

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

The doctors and staff at Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic say they are humbled and honored to receive the Readers’ Choice award for the sixth time in the past eight years. When customers visit Eagle Vision, they want them to feel confident that they are receiving the best possible care for their eye health and vision needs. Regardless of visual requirements, they have a selection of frames that allows them to see great, look great and feel great in eyeglasses, contact lenses and sunglasses that are priced for every budget. They specialize in “hard to fit” eyes and are one of a few practices in Colorado that fit Scleral contact lenses. They take great pride in sharing updated technologies and materials with patients. Dr. Gina Gabriel, a board certified pediatric optometrist, oversees the vision therapy program to help children improve their eye motor skills which can help improve school performance. Come in and see how they can help you see!

4445 City Centre Rd.,Suite 100, Firestone, (303) 772-2660 anytimefitness.com

Schedule conflicts don’t exist at Anytime Fitness. When a gym is open 24 hours a day, the timing is up to you. One membership also gives you access to thousands of locations both locally and nationwide. With dozens of familiar classes, personal training and all the equipment you could possibly need, Anytime Fitness offers something for everyone regardless of their current fitness level. There are even online trackers and a global community to help support your decision to live well. For all of its benefits, you might expect a high price too, but at Anytime Fitness they make health affordable; less than you’re paying for your daily coffee. Visit the Firestone location to see how they can help you reach your fitness goals.

Second: American Furniture Warehouse, 10550 Jake Jabs Blvd. Firestone, (303) 684-2400, afwonline.com

Third:

(TIE) 3 Rock Liquors, 6160 Firestone Blvd.,Firestone

Second: Longmont Vision Center, 412 Main St, Longmont, (303) 651-6700 Third: Third Avenue Eyecare, 800 3rd Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-6140, thirdavenueeyecare.net

(303) 682-2337, 3rockliquors.com and Amy’s Closet, 8196 Colorado Blvd., N4, Firestone 303) 736-2186, amyscloset.net

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BEST FLOORING STORE

Carpet Masters of Colorado

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

will see the same people again, and that means one thing - trust.

Second: Summit Carpet and Tile,

(303) 678-0704, longmontflooringcontractor.com

Carpet Masters of Colorado understands that “flooring is the foundation of decorating.” As Longmont’s hometown flooring experts since 1988, Carpet Masters offers a free estimate and consultation for their many offerings, including carpet, hardwood, tile, stone, laminate, vinyl and even window coverings. If you are unable to visit their Longmont showroom, they can send a flooring expert to your home with samples to assist you in the flooring selection process. They also offer a 60-day satisfaction guarantee on both carpet and hard surfaces. Their staff of design consultants is knowledgeable and friendly, not high pressure. And, with over 150 years of cumulative experience, they really know their business. With such long term staff customers can come in and know that they

Third: Bassett Carpets, 1637 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-5711, bassettcarpets.com

BEST FLORIST

Longmont Florist

Longmont Locations: 614 Coffman St. // 650 20th Ave. // (303) 776-2804 or toll-free 1-800-932-4876 // longmontflorist.com

A gift of flowers is welcome for almost every occasion. Something delicately beautiful and thoughtful can brighten any day from a formal occasion to just a simple afternoon with friends. Longmont Florist is proud to have brightened the Longmont community for close to 50 years, and customers keep coming back for more. Though their flowers, live plants and gifts are always the highest quality, it’s their people that make the real difference. Staff and designers help find the perfect solution to any request. Owner Brad Golter says, “We try really hard to say yes and then beat our customers expectations.” As part of the Teleflora network, they have the capability to send flowers nationwide and customers know that when they shop at Longmont Florist they will always receive, fresh and long lasting flowers, friendly service, professional design and happy, prompt delivery.

Second: The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery, 1805 Nelson Rd., Longmont (303) 772-3454, theflowerbin.net Third: 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 BEST FREDERICK BUSINESS

Georgia boys BBQ Company

141 5th St., Frederick, (303) 833-3140, georgiaboysbbqcompany.com

Georgia boys is brand new to the Frederick area and General Manager and Executive Chef Justin Resech thinks that has contributed to the barbecue joint’s likability.“It’s something new and exciting to the area,” he says. “We really give the town something to look forward to and also something to do. There are not a lot of places you can go with your family around here and that’s what we are all about - being family-oriented.” Georgia boys offers something for everyone; good ol’ Georgia soul food and a homey atmosphere for the family and a wall of Colorado draft beer and a large selection of televisions in the sports bar for your entertainment.

Second: Hammertime Pizza, 330 5th St., Frederick, (303) 833-4940, facebook.com/pages/Hammer-Time-Pizza/165311100154198 Third: Amy’s Closet, 8196 Colorado Blvd., N4, Firestone, (303) 736-2186, amyscloset.net BEST FURNITURE STORE

BEST GARDEN/NURSERY CENTER

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

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

Woodley’s Fine Furniture

For 35 years, Woodley’s Fine Furniture has based its factory and warehouse in the Longmont community, employing 50 people in the factory and providing their customers with exceptional service and a unique product, says Paul Woodley. “We’re unique in that we build a lot of our own furniture,” he says. “We take great care of our customers and we really pride

ourselves on our service.” Woodley’s offers custom furniture pieces as well as brand-name furniture for any area of the home. Their Longmont showroom is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Second: American Furniture Warehouse, 10550 Jake Jabs Blvd. , Longmont, afwonline.com Third: Denver Mattress Co./Furniture Row, 180 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 774-1150 denvermattress.furniturerow.com/

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The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery Debbie Williams, office manager at The Flower Bin, has worked at the garden center for 14 years. She says she has stayed at The Flower Bin because she enjoys sharing a common interest with customers. “I came here because I love gardening and I stayed because of how fun it is to work with somebody who is working on their hobbies,” she says. Williams says The Flower Bin is special not only because of their local product sourced straight from their growing range in Plattville, but also because of their staff. “It’s great because of the outstanding, locally-grown plants and our expert staff who can help you with any gardening question,” Williams says.

Second: Blue Ribbon Farm, 10147 Hover St., Longmont, (303) 774-7717 facebook.com/BRFarmLongmont

Third:

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

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BEST GIFT SHOP

Adorn Home & Gift Gallery

668 4th Ave., Unit B , Longmont, (303) 651-6933

Owner Sharald Church, is proud of the very special collection of items from over 150 vendors housed inside Adorn Home & Gift Gallery. “We’re a shop that always has unique stuff,” she says. “We move things fast so it changes frequently. That brings all of our regular customers back over and over.” Adorn Home & Gift Gallery has a sister store, Adornables Little Ones Boutique, that carries specifically products for children. Sharald says the Old Town area of Longmont appealed to her because of the pedestrian focus. “We especially targeted the old town area because it is still a walking community,” she says. “We came here from Seattle and missed that neighborhood where you can walk around and spend some time downtown.”

Second: Magic Fairy Candles, 800 S. Hover, Unit 25, Longmont, (720) 771-0359, magicfairycandles.com Third: Cheese Importers, 103 Main St. Longmont, (303) 772-9599, cheeseimporters.com BEST GROCERY STORE

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 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: Lucky’s Market, 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., #201, Longmont, Third:

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BEST HYGIENE BUSINESS

BEST HARDWARE/HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE

Ace Hardware

Mary’s Market & Deli

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

11809 N. 75th St., Hygiene, (303) 774-8330, marys-market.com

The people make the place at Ace Hardware, according to co-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.” Pellicer’s parents bought the local hardware store 24 years ago and opened Ace, confident of their commitment to the Longmont area. “My parents loved it here so much, they invested in the community and bought a business,” says Pellicer. “Longmont is just a wonderful community and it has been so good to us.”

If you are looking for the heartbeat of Hygiene, it’s right here at Mary’s Market & Deli! Locals drop by to catch up on the news and pick up a sandwich or gluten-free berry pie. Tourists enjoy browsing the antiques, handcrafts and artworks by local artists. It’s also a popular rest stop on weekends for bike riders who need a little carb assist or an espresso for the road. There’s been a grocery in this location since 1944, and owner Mary Magdalena has retained that local vibe while creating a place that “anybody from anywhere” can appreciate. “People are responding to real, healthy, local and homemade food,” Magdalena says. “Thanks for acknowledging our gift to our community.”

Second: Budget Home Center, 780 Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 678-8800, budgethomecenters.com Third: Home Depot, 393 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, (720) 494-0319, homedepot.com

Second: Crane Hollow Cafe, 7502 Hygiene Rd, Hygiene, (303) 776-1551 Third: Hygiene Feed & Supply, 7455 Hygiene Rd, Hygiene, (303) 776-4757

BEST JEWELRY STORE

Snyder Jewelers

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

When customers come in to Snyder Jewelers, owner, Linda Snyder wants to see them leave with something that will bring them joy. “We’ve always looked at what we do as building relationships rather than just selling something,” she says. She believes that a tradition of commitment to community and excellence of service, begun when her family opened the store in 1948, is what sets them apart and above in a line of impersonal chains and outlets. Though they offer customers everything from designer pieces, to refreshing a piece they already own or designing something completely new, they offer one more all important piece, a relationship. That relationship is what keeps Longmont coming back.

Second: Third:

Ron R Fine Jewelry, 452 Main St, Longmont, (303) 651-1125 The Gold Market, 1610 Pace St., Unit 1000, Longmont, (303) 834-8981 longmontjewelers.com

BEST LYONS BUSINESS

BEST MEAD BUSINESS

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Brick House BBQ

237 Main St., Mead, (970) 535-9040, brickhousebbqmead.com

303 Main St., Lyons, (303) 823-6685, oskarblues.com

The Oskar Blues where it all started. The awardwinning beer, the eclectic menus and the local live music. It expanded quickly, opening a variety of brick and mortar locations in Longmont as well as sending a food truck out into other communities around Colorado. They’ve even recently crossed state lines opening a brewery location in North Carolina. The heart of their business has always been dedicated to the community in which they operate. After the 2013 floods one of the first reactions they had was to help, forming non-profit CAN’d Aid to raise funds for those affected. Even now they roll on, staging fundraisers, sponsorships and donation opportunities to help their communities. With a heart like that, it isn’t surprising that they win this award year after year.

Second: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse, 228 Main St. Lyons, (303) 823-7427, smokindavesq.com

Third:

The Stone Cup & Kitchen, 442 High St., Lyons (303) 823-2345, thestonecup.com

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Locally owned Brick House BBQ has been serving up their savory hickory-smoked barbecue since 2008. Owners Glen and Jenni Rademacher have perfected the Kansas City-slashTexas recipe that keeps bringing hungry customers back for ribs, brisket and smoked sausages (not to mention the prime rib that you’ll find every Friday). “People from both places tell us it’s the most authentic they have ever tasted,” says Jenni Rademacher, who also creates the amazing homemade desserts – the chocolate caramel cake, coconut cream cake, seasonal cobblers and Taffy Apple Crisp with Granny Smith apples. “I like to just get creative and make stuff up.”

Second: Red Rooster Restaurant, 4330 Colorado Third:

Hwy. 66, Longmont, (970) 535-0889 facebook.com/pages/Red-Rooster-Restaurant/152512004789706 All Swept Up, 217 Adams Ave., Mead, (970) 535-0650

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BEST NIWOT BUSINESS

Sugar Beet Station

7960 Niwot Rd., Niwot, (720) 491-0676, facebook.com/SugarBeetStation

Most of us use paper to jot down a note now and then. But Erin Brooke, owner of Sugar Beet Station, turns paper into art. Brooke fashions flat sheets of the stuff into colorful bouquets of flowers, flocks of sheep, gift bags, garlands of butterflies and other amazing items to display or use. This is the place to find a great gift for even the most discriminating friend. “We always have a wide variety of gift items to please just about everyone,” Brooke says. There’s always something new to discover among the soaps and lotions, funny magnets, children’s toys, artsy jewelry, messenger bags, candles and cards. “We love our customers and are happy to be of service to the Niwot community,” Brooke says.

Second: Rockin’ Robin’s Retro & Resale, 124 2nd Ave., Niwot, (303) 652-4144 Third:

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Niwot Market, 7980 Niwot Rd., Niwot, (303) 652-0919, niwotmarket.com

BEST PET SUPPLY STORE

PetSmart

1125 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, (303) 702-9526, petsmart.com

If you have a pet, from fishy to fido, you’ve probably been to PetSmart. It’s a go-to location for any pet related need. Food? They have that. Toys? That too. What about habitats, dietary supplements, veterinary care, medications grooming and training? No problem. The one thing you won’t find at PetSmart are cats and dogs for sale. Rather than contribute to overpopulation problems, PetSmart holds adoption events in conjunction with local Adoption Partners. The pet adoption goes through the local agency and PetSmart doesn’t see the funds. They do provide adoption kits for new pet owners, with in-store discounts on products and training. Whether they’re a new family member or a lifetime companion, PetSmart loves your pet like you do.

Second: Petco, 205 Ken Pratt Blvd. #280, Longmont , (720) 652-4642, petco.com

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

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BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Miller Music

BEST PROSPECT BUSINESS

464 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-8500, millermusic.com

The Rib House

1920 S. Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 485-6988, theribhouse.com

Miller Music is your connection for instruments, complete in-house repair services by a certified technician, band and orchestra rentals, and private lessons from professionals. “We really pride ourselves on supporting your local musician,” says Miller Music manager Rob Gardner. Colorado’s longest running music store has been locally owned and operated in downtown Longmont’s historic district since 1974. With a commitment to providing great customer service and education, the experienced staff at Miller is always ready to help you identify what you need to create the sound you are looking for. The professional instructors at Miller Academy will help you build the technique and skills needed to fully express your creativity. That’s music to our ears!

Longmont’s Prospect neighborhood was designed around the ideas of community and livability. The architecture is invigorating, varied and colorful. Tree-lined streets, parks and public amenities encourage you to get out of your car and interact with your neighbors. The Rib House is a popular meeting place for those neighbors and visitors alike who come for the authentic barbecue, scrumptious sides and desserts, and the friendly, personal service. Owners Merry Ann and Tracy Webb migrated from Kansas City to Longmont in 1989, opened The Rib House in 2001, and the rest is history. “We are honored and humbled to win this award!” Merry Ann says. “We truly appreciate the support of our friends in Prospect.”

Second: Guitars, Etc., 460 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-8388, guitarsetc.net Third: Larry’s Guitar Shop, 508 5th Ave., Longmont, (720) 340-4169, larrysguitars.com

Second: Two Dog Diner, 645 Tenacity Drive, Longmont, (303) 772-2364, twodogdiner.com Third: Comida Cantina, 721 Confidence Drive, Unit 1, Longmont, (720) 204-6455 eatcomida.com

BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY/OFFICE

Wright Kingdom Real Estate

2101 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. #100, Longmont, (877) 532-0820, wkre.com

Wright Kingdom is the largest independent real estate agency in Boulder County, with over 80 agents calling the locally owned company home. For nearly four decades, buyers and sellers have appreciated the ease and confidence of working with Wright Kingdom’s experienced agents for their real estate needs. Local knowledge is essential when it comes to real estate, and Wright Kingdom’s agents are highly knowledgeable about Longmont and the surrounding communities. Wright Kingdom actively supports our local civic groups and is an enthusiastic sponsor of community events, including the Longmont Lights holiday parade.

Second: Third:

Re/Max Traditions, 2204 18th Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-3800, remaxtraditionshome.com ERA Tradewind Real Estate, 601 S. Bowen St., Longmont, (303) 772-9620, eratradewind.com

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BEST SHOE STORE

BEST RECYCLED GOODS/THRIFT STORE

Goodwill

1750 Main St., Longmont, (720) 684-4334, goodwilldenver.org

Goodwill Industries makes the world a better place to live. Customers value their recycling programs and their assistance to at-risk kids, people with disabilities and families who just need a helping hand. And they run a darn good thrift store, too! Longmont’s Goodwill store (the 23rd store along the Front Range) opened just last year in the old SmartCo location, with nearly 14,000 square feet of shopping space. “We at Goodwill are thrilled to be chosen and are grateful for the support of our missions and our stores,” says Vanessa Clark, senior director of marketing for Goodwill Denver.

Second: Ares Thrift Shop, 818 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 532-3344 aresthriftshop.com

Third:

Longmont Humane Society Thrift Store, 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 216 Longmont, (303) 774-6517, longmonthumane.org

BEST SKINCARE FACILITY

aRejuvenation Med Spa

600 5th Ave. Longmont, (303) 485-9063

arejuvenationspa.com

We’re putting our best face forward, thanks to aRejuvenation Med Spa, the clinical skin care and laser treatment spa with a Fifth Avenue address – in Longmont’s historic downtown! Enter the inviting space and prepare for relaxation and rejuvenation for your body and soul. aRejuvenation uses the latest technologies, safety tested and proven to deliver the best results for clients who want to look and feel their best. Owner Jean McBride says, “We don’t just change people on the outside, we change them on the inside as well. We work hard at our craft and it’s a real honor to be chosen as the best.”

Second: Sunflower Spa, 1715 Iron Horse Dr., Ste. 150, Third:

(303) 485-1390, everyoneblooms.com

Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. longmontshoes.com

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

Brown’s Shoe Fit has a legacy that goes back to 1911, when Win Brown opened the first store in a nine-foot-wide space in Shenandoah, Iowa. With a bit of pluck and a lot of hard work, the company grew and the word got out. Now with over 80 stores in 12 mid-western states, Brown’s sole goal is to get you into the perfect pair of shoes, whether you are walking, running or just loafing in your loafers. Manager Jason 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.” You’ll find good quality, name-brand footwear and accessories, and enjoy personalized, professional service on every visit. As they say at Brown’s: “More Footwear. More Service. More Friendly.”

Second: DSW, 180 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 702-5191, dsw.com Third: Big 5 Sporting Goods, 1610 Main St., Longmont, (720) 652-6593 big5sportinggoods.com

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Body & Face Aesthetics Med Spa, 1308 Vivian St., Longmont (303) 776-7656, bodyandfaceaesthetics.com

BEST TANNING SALON

Endless Summer Tanning and Boutique 1610 Pace St., Longmont, (303) 702-0200, got2tan.com

Endless Summer Tanning and Boutique is Longmont’s cleanest and coolest tanning salon. In addition to being smart tan certified, their professional staff is highly trained in customer service and product knowledge. They take pride in always making their clients the number one priority, and in making every effort to satisfy each individual client with a diverse product and equipment selection.

Not Just Wings Anymore Now serving Burgers, Sandwiches and Nathan’s Hot Dogs

Best Wings and Appetizers in Town!

Second: At the Beach, 1631 Pace St., Unit B-5 , Longmont, (303) 772-1332 Third:

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Tiki Tans, 1445 Nelson Rd., Ste. 101, Longmont, (303) 772-8880 facebook.com/pages/Tiki-Tans-LLC/457355427716722

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1133 Francis Street, Longmont

303-834-8066

www.wingshack-longmont.com Delivery and Catering Available

Family Owned and Operated Sun - ThuS 11Am-9pm Fri-SAT 11Am-10pm

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 41


BEST TRAVEL AGENT

BEST SPORTING GOODS

Gold Key Travel

Dick’s Sporting Goods

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

Dick’s Sporting Goods offers a full selection of equipment and apparel for fitness and outdoor enthusiasts. Customers will also find a wide range of footwear, as well as gear to support favorite teams and players in college and professional sports. Assistant Manager Derek Johnson credits the stores repeat customers and Best of Longmont win to the staff’s level of service. People know each other on a first name basis, he says, and are “comfortable shopping here.”

Second: Sports Authority, 2251 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 651-9697 Third:

co.longmont.sportsauthority.com

Big 5 Sporting Goods, 1610 Main St., Longmont, (720) 652-6593 big5sportinggoods.com

BEST TIRE STORE

Discount Tire

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

Most of us don’t think about our tires until we get a flat or it’s time to get the snow tires mounted. But the team at Discount Tire thinks about tires every day, and how to serve your tire needs the best they can. “We work hard to earn the right to call you our customer,” says manager Rick Thompson. You can count on their knowledge to get you set up with the right tires to match your automobile and driving needs. And integrity is a big thing here, too. “We keep people safe, we treat them fairly, and we do what’s right for our customers.” At Discount Tire, that’s just the way they roll.

Second: Big O Tires, 1205 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-1462, bigotires.com Third: Peerless Tires 4 Less, 1380 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-0143, peerlesstyreco.com

328 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 776-7024, gktravel.net

Family owned since 1966 — that’s three generations — Gold Key Travel has grown with the Longmont community getting to know clients personally through the years. “Everyone here has enough experience with our clients that we can do the proper research and find the best choice for them.” said owner Karen Wood. Yes, they help customers plan trips abroad and upscale cruises, but they also offer more budget friendly options. They even work with the local senior center to plan escorted group tours. If anything goes awry, the escort is there to handle all of the details and that’s added peace of mind for some travelers. Karen said simply,“People trust us.” And that’s really what it comes down to.

Second: All Season Travel, 521 Main St., Suite C, Longmont, (303) 772-0998 Third:

allseason-travel.com

Cruise Planners – Hearts in the Sand Travel, (720) 340-4110 heartsinthesandtravel.com

Federally insured by the NCUA.

42 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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Winner

Best Burger

Winner

Best Lyons Business

Winner

Best New Restaurant

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runner up

Best spot for live mu sic

second runner up

Best Outdoor Dining


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