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Rebecca Allison ,climbing instructor, on the indoor climbing wall at Longmont Recreation Center.

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2013 St. Vrain Valley Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Best Services, Faces & Places .................................................... 3 Best Services, Faces & Places

3rd - Mountainside Dance Academy

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 - Valley Nissan/Subaru 3rd - King Auto Group Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Stonum Automotive 2nd- Meining Automotive 3rd - All American Auto Repair Best Barbershop Floyd’s 99 Barbershop 2nd- Elite Barber Shop 3rd - Harry B Barber & Styling Best Car Wash Main Street Car Wash 2nd - Breeze Thru Car Wash 3rd - Super Wash Best Carpet Cleaning Service Pristine Carpet Care 2nd - Front Range Steamway, Inc. 3rd - Chem-Dry Best Chiropractic Clinic Larimore Chiropractic and Massage 2nd - Longmont Spine and Physical Medicine 3rd - Cavallo Chiropractic Best Dance/Gymnastic Studio Airborne Gymnastics & Dance 2nd - Dance Dimensions

Best Day Camp Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA 2nd - Mountain Peak Private School 3rd - Spanish Easy & Fun Language School Best Dentist Smile Designers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 2nd - Dr. Robert Ahern DDS, Longmont Dental Associates 3rd - Mertz Family Dentistry Best Dermatology Provider Dr. John Fueston, Twin Peaks Dermatology 2nd - Dr. Scott Clark, Longmont Clinic 3rd - Dr. Kristin Baird, Dermatology Center of the Rockies Best Detail/Paint Repair Perfection Auto Body & Glass 2nd - Jack’s One Stop 3rd - ABRA Auto Body Best Dry Cleaner Art Cleaners 2nd - Francis Cleaners 3rd - Curt’s Cleaners Best Family Outing Crackpots Pottery Studio & More 2nd - Longmont Recreation Center 3rd - Rhythm on the River Outdoor Festival Best Financial Institution Elevations Credit Union 2nd - First Bank 3rd - Wells Fargo



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

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 - Great Clips Best Handyman Ray Comeau, Ray The Handyman 2nd - Rocky Mountain Handyman 3rd - Fred’s Fix It Best Medical/Health Facility Longmont United Hospital 2nd - Longmont Clinic 3rd - Kaiser Permanente Best Hearing Aid Center Hearing Rehab Center 2nd - Hearing HealthCare Center 3rd - Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center Best Insurance Company State Farm Insurance 2nd - Farmers Insurance Group 3rd - Allstate Insurance Company Best Investment Services Edward Jones 2nd - Oliver Financial Group 3rd - Elevations Credit Union Best Landscape Company Rock Solid Landscape 2nd - SJ Ward Landscape 3rd -Colorado Materials Best Lawn Maintenance Ward’s Lawn Service Inc.

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Best Oil Change Grease Monkey 2nd - Oil Can Henry’s 3rd - Valvoline Instant Oil Change

2nd - Emil’s Lawns 3rd - Green Man Lawn and Landscape Best Local Outdoor Event Rhythm on the River 2nd - Festival on Main 3rd - Boulder County Fair Best Local School Longmont High School 2nd - Silver Creek High School 3rd - Skyline High School Best Martial Arts Studio Alpha Martial Arts 2nd - Tran’s Martial Arts and Fitness Center 3rd - Itsera Martial Arts & Family Fitness Best Massage Therapist Larimore Chiropractic & Massage 2nd - Massage Envy Spa 3rd - Health Center of Integrated Therapies, Longmont United Hospital Best Moving Company Taylor Moving and Storage 2nd - Golden Van Lines, Inc. 3rd - Two Men and a Truck Best Not For Profit OUR Center 2nd - Longmont Humane Society Thrift Store 3rd - A Woman’s Work Best New Business Longmont Yarn Shoppe 2nd - Spanish Easy & Fun Language School 3rd - The Speakeasy

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Best Pet Daycare/boarding Happy Hounds Dog Care Center 2nd - Keep Me Company Pet Sitting 3rd - Mrs. Doolittle’s Doggie Daycare Best Pet Groomer Paws 2 Groom 2nd - The Paw Spa 3rd - PetSmart Best Photographer Corrie Kraft Photography 2nd - Debbie Adams Photography 3rd - Mari Wolf, Fotodrama Best Place to Work Out Longmont Recreation Center 2nd - Planet Fitness 3rd - Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA Best Plumber Steve’s Plumbing 2nd - Streamline Plumbing 3rd - Burger and Sons Plumbing, Inc. Best Real Estate Agent Josh Hunter 2nd - Diane Stow 3rd - Damien Wise Best Retirement/ Elder Care / Assisted Living – TIE Life Care Center of Longmont and Hover Senior Living Community 2nd - The Peaks Care Center and Assisted Living

On the Cover Rebecca Allison, climbing instructor, on the indoor climbing wall at Longmont Recreation Center. Longmont Rec Center won in two categories. Photo by David Jennings Check out more magazines online at


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Best Spa Sunflower Spa 2nd - Mystic Garden Spa and Salon 3rd - aRejuvenation Med Spa Best Swim Instructor Longmont Recreation Center 2nd - Swim Float Swim, Infant Aquatics 3rd - Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA Best Veterinarian The Animal Hospital 2nd - Longs Peak Animal Hospital 3rd - Nelson Road Veterinary Clinic

Best Food & Drink Best American Restaurant Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd - Pumphouse Brewery 3rd - Aunt Alice’s Kitchen Best Appetizers Wing Shack 2nd - Old Chicago 3rd - Pumphouse Brewery

Best Mexican Restaurant Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants 2nd - 3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant 3rd - La Mariposa Restaurant & Margarita House

3rd - Tortugas Best Place to Hear Live Music Oskar Blues Brewery 2nd - Dickens Opera House 3rd - The Speakeasy

Best Carbon Valley Restaurant Pete’s Place 2nd - Pepper Jack’s Grille 3rd - Red Rooster Restaurant

Best Restaurant Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd - Sugarbeet 3rd - Martini’s Bistro

Best Coffeehouse Ziggi’s Coffee House 2nd - Starbucks Coffee Company 3rd - La Vita Bella Coffee etc.

Best Restaurant for Kids Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 2nd - McDonald’s 3rd - Chick-Fil-A

Best Deli Your Butcher, Frank 2nd - The Brooklyn Deli & Grill 3rd - Deli Zone

Best Restaurant Service Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd - Subworks Deli 3rd TIE - Loaf & Ladle and Pumphouse Brewery

Best Dessert Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 2nd - Romana Cake House 3rd - La Momo Maes Bakery

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

Best Asian Restaurant Royal Wok 2nd - Tasty Asia Restaurant 3rd - East Moon Asian Bistro/Sushi

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

Best Bagel Einstein Bros. Bagels 2nd - Big Daddy Bagels 3rd - Panera Bread

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Menchie’s Main Street Marketplace 2nd - Cold Stone Creamery 3rd - Dairy Queen

Best Bakery Romana Cake House 2nd - La Momo Maes Bakery 3rd - Panera Bread

Best Indian Restaurant Flavor of India 2nd - Everest Restaurant

Best Bar Harold’s Restaurant and Lounge/ The Bayonet Room 2nd - Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House 3rd - Red Zone/ Pumphouse Brewery Best Brewery / Ale House Oskar Blues Brewery 2nd - Left Hand Brewing Co. 3rd - Pumphouse Brewery Best New Restaurant Harold’s Restaurant and Lounge/ The Bayonet Room 2nd - City Cafe 3rd - Joe’s of Longmont Best Barbecue Georgia boys BBQ Company 2nd - The Rib House 3rd - Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse Best Breakfast/Brunch Lucille’s Creole Cafe 2nd - The Egg & I 3rd - Le Peep Best Burger Five Guys Burgers and Fries 2nd - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 3rd - Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Best Burrito Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants 2nd - Chipotle Mexican Grill 3rd - Deli Cioso Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

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Best Italian Restaurant Pinocchios/Delvickios Restaurant 2nd - Ragazzi Italian Grill 3rd - Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurants Best Lunch Loaf & Ladle 2nd - Sun Rose Café & Fine Food 3rd - Subworks Deli Best Margarita 3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant 2nd - TIE - La Mariposa Restaurant & Margarita House and Richard’s on 3rd 3rd - Efrain’s Mexican Restaurante and Cantina Best Martini Martini’s Bistro 2nd - Harold’s Restaurant / The Bayonet Room 3rd - Sugarbeet 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 - Tables to Teacups Indoor Flea Market & Antique Mall Best Art Gallery Muse Gallery 2nd - Firehouse Art Center 3rd - The Great Frame Up Best Berthoud Business City Star Brewing 2nd - A&W All American Food 3rd - Berthoud Floor Covering & Carpet Cleaning Best Book Store Barbed Wire Books 2nd - Used Book Emporium 3rd - TIE - Deja Lu Books and Longmont Public Library Best Customer Service 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse 2nd - Ace Hardware 3rd - Budget Home Center Best Dacono Business Jerry D’s 2nd - Dacono Discount Grocery 3rd - TIE - Daylight Donuts and Pepper Jack’s Grille

3rd - Hygiene Feed & Supply Best Jewelry Store Snyder Jewelers 2nd - Ron R Fine Jewelry 3rd - TIE - The Gold Market and Zales Best Liquor Store 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse 2nd - Fox Creek Liquors 3rd - PJ’s Wine and Spirits Best Locally Owned Store 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse 2nd - Old Town Outfitters 3rd - Chamberlain Coins and Collectibles Best Lyons Business Oskar Blues Brewery 2nd - Smokin Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse 3rd - The Stone Cup & Kitchen Best Mead Business Brick House BBQ 2nd - Red Rooster Restaurant 3rd - American Pride Co-op

Best Seafood Restaurant Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants 2nd - Tortugas 3rd - Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House

Best Eye Care Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic 2nd - The Optical Centre 3rd - Third Avenue Eyecare

Best Soup/Salad Loaf & Ladle 2nd - Panera Bread 3rd - Mad Greens Inspired Eats

Best Firestone Business Anytime Fitness Firestone 2nd - American Furniture Warehouse 3rd - King Soopers

Best Sports Bar Red Zone / Pumphouse Brewery 2nd - Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 3rd - Old Chicago

Best Flooring Store Bassett Carpets 2nd - Carpet Masters of Colorado 3rd - Carpet One Floor & Home

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

Best Steak Texas Roadhouse 2nd - Outback Steakhouse 3rd - TIE -Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House and Sugarbeet

Best Furniture Store Woodley’s Fine Furniture 2nd - American Furniture Warehouse 3rd - Concepts Furniture

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

Best Fredrick Business Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant 2nd - King Soopers 3rd - Papa Frank’s

Best Real Estate Company/Office Colorado 1st realty 2nd - Re/Max Traditions 3rd - Keller Williams Realty

Best Florist Longmont Florist 2nd - King Soopers 3rd - The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery

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

Best Theater Performance Longmont Theatre Company 2nd - Jesters Dinner Theatre 3rd - Boulder’s Dinner Theatre

Best Garden/Nursery Center The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery 2nd - Blue Ribbon Farm 3rd - Home Depot

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

Best Wine List Sugarbeet 2nd - Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House

Best Gift Shop Adorn Home & Gift Gallery 2nd - Cheese Importers 3rd - Longmont United Hospital

3rd - TIE - Colterra and Pinocchios/ Delvickios Restaurant

Best Grocery Store King Soopers 2nd - Sprouts Farmers Market 3rd - Safeway

Best Sushi Sushi Hana 2nd - Sakura Japanese Cuisine 3rd - East Moon Asian Bistro & Sushi Best Fast Food Restaurant Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers 2nd - Wendy’s 3rd - Chipotle Mexican Grill

Best Wings Wing Shack 2nd - Buffalo Wild Wings 3rd - The Wing Hut

Shopper’s Favorite Best Antique Dealer/Flea Market Front Range Mercantile Indoor Flea Market 2nd - Serendipity

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


Best Niwot Business Colterra 2nd - Niwot Tavern 3rd - Niwot Market Best Pet Supply Store Petco 2nd - PetSmart 3rd - Four Paws & Co.

Best Skincare Facility aRejuvenation Med Spa 2nd - Sunflower Spa 3rd - Ulta Beauty Best Sporting Goods Dick’s Sporting Goods 2nd - Sports Authority 3rd - Big 5 Sporting Goods Best Tire Store Big O Tires 2nd - Discount Tire 3rd - Peerless Tires 4 Less Best Travel Agent Gold Key Travel 2nd - All Season Travel


Services, Faces & Places BEST AC/HEATING SERVICE

Welzig Heating and Air 1831 Boston Avenue, Longmont, (303) 678-5576,

The Welzig name inspires confidence in local customers says Welzig Heating and Air manager Kim Winters. “We won because people in Longmont have grown to trust us.” Winters is the sister of owner Jimmy Welzig, and one of several family members working at the company. Welzig Heating and Air, open since 1994, is known for it’s knowledge, customer service and quality installation work. The company specializes in all elements of AC and heating, offers an emergency hotline and a maintenance club that boasts some 600 members who get regular checks on their heating and cooling units each year to maintain efficiency.

Second: Wright Heating & Air Conditioning, 1101 Colorado Ave., Longmont, (303) 651-0467

Third: M and M Heating & Air Conditioning, 1312 Main St., Longmont, (720) 366-1512,



710 S. Main St., Longmont, 866-994-0138,

1116 Colorado Avenue, Longmont, (303) 485-9303,

Frontier Honda

Stonum Automotive

Frontier Honda has been a fixture of the Longmont auto dealership scene since 1987, selling new and used Hondas and servicing those in need of repair. General Manager Roger Pfau credits Frontier Honda’s many reader choice wins to a friendly service department, great products and employees who have been with the company a long time and understand customer service. There is an aging crew at Frontier Honda, Pfau jokes, because it is a great place to work and many people have been there since the early days. “We really focus on taking care of the local customers more than anything,” Pfau says, “it’s the local people that keeps us moving.”

Second: Valley Nissan/Subaru, 1005 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont, (303) 776-0443, Third:,

King Auto Group, 1800 Industrial Circle, Longmont, (303) 816-8475,

This is one of many reader’s choice wins for Stonum Automotive, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting. “We are so thrilled to have won again,” says shop owner John Stonum who attributes his shop’s success to the “extremely qualified staff, great customer base and top notch equipment.” The priority above all else, even profit, is fixing customers’ cars and making sure they’re happy, Stonum says. Open since 2004, Stonum Automotive tries to give back to Longmont through sponsorship of local schools, fundraisers and community activities.

Second: Meining Automotive, 1001 2nd Avenue, Longmomt, (303) 772-5919, Third: All American Auto Repair, 141 Pratt Street, Longmont, (303) 776-9195,


Floyd’s 99 Barbershop

589 South Hover St., Suite 600, Longmont, (303) 485-1150


This rock and roll barbershop serves both men and women with a combo of old and new school methods and style. Floyd’s 99 offers shampoos, cuts, straight razor shaves, color and waxing. Floyd’s 99 was named the best barbershop in town because of the quality of their work and the unique atmosphere, says manager Candice Ulrich. “We all like to have fun. The wow factor of Floyd’s comes from the time put into each customer and making sure customers are 100 percent happy before they leave.” New customers get a hot towel with tea tree oil, a shampoo and Floyd’s signature massage -- a standard goody with most services.

Second: Elite Barber Shop, 339 Main Street, Longmont, (303) 772-9825 Third: Harry B Barber & Styling, 459 Main Street, Longmont, (303)776-0123



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Main Street Car Wash

2025 Main Street, Longmont, (303) 776-4800

Main Street Car Wash has been named the best in town by readers for several years running, and owner Jody Rouse says the reasoning behind it is pretty simple: “Because we’re the best car wash in town.” Rouse has owned Main Street Car Wash, a full service wash and detail center, for 15 years and much of his staff has been there for the last decade or so right along with him. His team’s thorough interior detailing work keeps people coming back. “We do quality work that nobody else does, we always have,” says Rouse.

Second: Breeze Thru Car Wash, 1213 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 834-8387,

Third: Super Wash- Longmont Locations:

1900 Terry St., Longmont, (303) 651-0719 // 1151 Delaware Ave., Longmont, (303) 651-0650 //


Pristine Carpet Care

117 South Sunset St., Longmont, 303-772-2199,

Pristine Carpet Care has built a solid community reputation in Longmont since opening in 1977, because customers feel like they are well taken care of, says owner Dave Gerke. A proper carpet cleaning is not an in-and-out job, and customers appreciate that Pristine takes the time to do it right. Along with thorough, guaranteed work, a sense of security brings customers back and builds new business through referrals. The customer’s feeling of safety and security is important, Gerke says. “You are in every nook and cranny of their home.” Pristine will soon offer tile floor cleaning and has recently added hardwood cleaning and a selection of quality carpet for sale.

Second: Front Range Steamway, Inc., 303-651-6928 , Third: Chem-Dry, 303-442-5044,

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1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303-772-3100,

1816 Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 651-1456,

Larimore Chiropractic and Massage

Airborne Gymnastics & Dance Open since 1991, Airborne offers a quality environment for learning both gymnastics and dance with a superior facility and staff says owner Pam Turner. “We believe in training healthy, happy dancers that love the art first and foremost,” she says. On the gymnastics side, Airborne strives “to develop future athletic potential in students of all ages because gymnastics develops the building blocks of sport: strength, flexibility, spatial awareness, speed, and power.” Turner is happy to be named reader’s choice another year in a row. “Longmont is a great city that still manages to feel like a small town, and I am grateful to be a part of this community.”

Second: Dance Dimensions, 638 Main Street, Longmont, (303) 772-3750, Third: Dance Mountainside Dance Academy, 1822 Sunset Pl. Suite A, Longmont, (303) 772-9672

Larimore Chiropractic and Massage has been serving the community for 16 years and had a two category sweep for the 2013 Reader’s Choice. “Our patients experience exceptional customer service on a consistent basis along with quality health care,” says Dr. Michael Larimore, who is certified in spinal trauma and sports/auto related injuries. The practice offers convenient and flexible hours and “strives to treat every patient with a compassionate and caring attitude.” Cutting edge services include class IV cold laser therapy, certified therapeutic massage, advanced muscle release techniques, experienced chiropractic treatment and nutrition. “We successfully treat sports injuries, accident injuries, work injuries, and provide family wellness care,” he says. Massage includes deep tissue, sports massage and trigger point therapy performed by accredited and certified therapists. Larimore Chiropractic and Massage would like to welcome Dr. Micheal Walker to the practice. He is certified in Active Release Technique (ART) -- a technique used by the Denver Broncos training staff.


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Second: Longmont Spine and Physical Medicine, 2144 Main St. Longmont, (303) 678-7170, Third:

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Cavallo Chiropractic, 1930 Main St., Longmont, (303) 678-8555,

for the privilege of caring for you and your family


Second: Massage Envy Spa, 210 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 180, Longmont, Third: Health Center of Integrated Therapies, Longmont United Hospital, 1551 Professional Lane, Longmont, (303) 651-5188,




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Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA

950 Lashley Street, Longmont, (303) 776-0370,

Looking for a place to keep kids busy and active? The Longmont YMCA has again been named the best in town for day camps. “We are really, really grateful for the honor,” says Krystle Kelley, YMCA Youth Development Director. She attributes the reputation of the YMCA’s day camp program to the YMCA community and the dedication of camp counselors who are recruited, trained and “invested in each and every kid.” Kids are part of an active, individualized, fun experience they will remember for the rest of their lives, she says. Low income families can access reduced-cost opportunities and scholarships to participate in the Y’s youth programming, made possible by the annual Community Campaign Fund.

Second: Mountain Peak Private School, 1833 Sunset Place, Longmont, (720) 494-1622, Third:

Spanish Easy & Fun Language School, 706 Kimbark St., Longmont, (303) 827-5965,


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

Founded by Dr. Tom Drake in 1991, Smile Designers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has treated over 30,000 patients. Smile Designers provides a range of dental services including oral surgery, periodontal work, implants, fillings, crowns and teeth whitening. Patients appreciate that different needs can be met in one office, Drake says.“We value patients and treat them like they want to be treated,” and patients are comfortable returning as the long-time staff knows everyone, “which is important.” A pediatric nurse before going into dentistry, Drake gives kids a positive experience with the No Cavity Club board, the Treasure Tower for a prize after their appointment, and special Happy Visits for very young children.

Second: Dr. Robert Ahern DDS, Longmont Dental Associates, 1325 Hover St., Longmont, (303) 776-3018, Third: Mertz Family Dentistry, 1950 Terry St., Longmont, (303) 678-1111,

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That’s how Longmont United Hospital builds their teams. We practice the Planetree model of care - putting ourselves in your shoes, always on the pursuit of service excellence. Thank you for voting us the Best Medical & Health Facility! The Hospital employees & physicians appreciate your continued support.

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205 South Main Street #E, Longmont, (303) 485-8913,

1631 Pace St., Longmont, (303) 684-8585,

Dr. John Fueston, Twin Peaks Dermatology

Art Cleaners

Art Cleaners is different than most dry cleaners in that they use an environmentally friendly, completely safe alternative to PERC. GreenEarth Cleaning is an environmentally safe dry cleaning process that replaces petroleum-based solvents with liquid silicone. This system is gentle enough to use on your most valued delicates. Art Cleaners has locations throughout Boulder County and offers same day service. Offering customers friendly and courteous service has been their top priority since 2003. Their knowledgeable staff strives to make every experience a pleasant one. Their free pick-up and delivery service in addition to their alterations and laundry services makes them the top choice for Longmont customers.

At Twin Peaks Dermatology patients get individualized attention, says Dr. John Fueston. “We spend time getting to know each patient and work to tailor treatments to their specific needs.” Patients are able to get in quickly and new patients of all ages, including infants, are always welcome. The Twin Peaks Dermatology staff is friendly and knowledgeable, Fueston says. “We just provide overall excellent skincare, whether skin cancer, rashes, acne or warts.” Their convenient electronic medical record system allows patients to create a secure online account to communicate with the office, refill prescriptions, obtain educational materials and pay for services.

Second: Dr. Scott Clark, Longmont Clinic, 1925 West Mountain View Ave., Longmont, Third:

(720) 494-3118,

Dr. Kristin Baird, Dermatology Center of the Rockies, 1551 Professional Lane, #135, Longmont , (303) 532-2810,


Perfection Auto Body & Glass

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

Longmont’s Perfection Auto Body & Glass has been providing superior service to Boulder County and outlying areas since 1978. With their I-Car and ASE certified technicians, no job is too big or small for these experienced technicians to handle. They offer a lifetime warranty on workmanship and work with most insurance carriers to return your vehicle to pre-accident condition. In addition to collision repair, they replace auto glass, offer towing services, perform custom painting, and complete dealer warranty issues. Their website is full of testimonials on the great customer service they provide. It’s no wonder they were voted the best of the best.

Second: Francis Cleaners,1152 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 651-9070, Third: Curt’s Cleaners, 504 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, (303) 485-1500,

Thank You Longmont For Voting Us # 1! Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory

Second: Jack’s One Stop, 1444 Vista View Drive, Longmont, (720) 652-0124, Third: ABRA Auto Body, 1840 Boston Avenue, Longmont, (303) 485-9412,

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

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

Crackpots Pottery Studio & More

Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory

Crackpots Pottery Studio & More is located in the heart of historic downtown Longmont and offers pottery painting, glass fusing, and mosaics for walk-in customers of all ages. Learn to use a variety of other mediums in one of their many classes. Crackpots is open seven days a week and has a spacious, upscale, and clean studio designed to allow anyone to be an artist for the day. With several private rooms that can be reserved in advance for your group of six or more, they are a great place for a unique party. They’ll also come to you, with parties to go. The Crackpots studio hosts classes such as jewelry making and glass fusing making it perfect for family night with something to offer every age group and interest level.

The Ahlberg family has been providing compassionate assistance and care during a family’s most difficult time to Front Range communities since the inception of the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in 1958. For three generations, the Ahlberg Family has been a part of the Longmont community. They offer a wide variety of services that can be customized to fit personal needs and desires. From a simple cremation to a traditional burial service, the Ahlberg family will be there to relieve the burdens that can be associated with a loved one’s passing. By keeping their prices affordable, they provide the best service possible without taking advantage of a very personal time of need.

Second: Howe Mortuary and Cremation, 439 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 776-2434,


Carroll-Lewellen Funeral and Cremation Services, 503 Terry St., Longmont, (303) 776-4477,

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

Third: Rhythm on the River, Roger’s Grove, Longmont,


Studio Boom

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


Elevations Credit Union

Longmont Locations: 777 21st Ave., (303) 772-7776 // South - 1444 E. 3rd Ave., (303) 772-7776 // St. Vrain Centre, 1079 S. Hover, Suite 100, (303) 443-4672 / /

With various locations around Longmont and northern Colorado, Elevations Credit Union has been providing members with a convenient way to improve their lives by helping them reach personal and business financial goals for over 60 years. Their objective is to provide members, as well as the entire community, with a resource that offers unbiased consumer information. Beyond just banking, they promote environmentally responsible practices. In partnership with Eco-Cycle, Xcel Energy, Boulder Green Buildings Guild, and the Climate Smart Program, the continually seek ways to implement best practices as outlined by the U.S. Green Buildings Council and all relevant environmental legislation.

Second: FirstBank

- Longmont Locations: 1707 N. Main St., (303) 772-5500 // 1270 S. Hover St., (303) 678-7000 //


Wells Fargo - Longmont Locations: 635 Coffman St., (303) 682-2068 // 1050 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 485-8630 // 399 S. Hover St., (303) 682-4560 // 1645 Pace St., (303) 651-6214 //

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Ten years ago Longmont natives, Brandi Abernathy and Cindy Rillos, noticed an absence in their community; a hip yet comfortable salon that offered a total style experience. Thus, Studio Boom was born. Together with their co-owner Annie Bowlby, Brandi and Cindy continue to ensure that Studio Boom stays on trend. “Studio Boom is unique in the fact that we have a stylist for every type of client,” says Abernathy. Every stylist at Studio Boom has their own specialty and style, making it easy to find a perfect fit for your needs. Abernathy says, “I think we continue to receive this award every year because we are able to cater to such a wide variety of clientele.” ‘Cater’ is no exaggeration. Far more than just hair, Studio Boom offers extensive additional services including airbrush tanning, teeth whitening and lash extensions making them a true one-stop style shop.

Second: Inspire Salon and Spa/Aveda, 512 Main St., #B, Longmont, (303) 776-7311,


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Ray was the 2012 Readers’ Choice for Longmont’s Best Handyman, and the award is just as well deserved in 2013. Ray has been providing his handyman services since 1999 and has the fairest prices around. He will work from your list of multiple to-dos or he’ll tackle just one. His services include laying tile, driveway crack sealing, drywall repair, replacing smoke alarm batteries, fence or gate repair, tree trimming and a wide variety of other tasks. Ray says working with his hands is something that has just always come naturally to him. “Some people are gifted to play several musical instruments or capable of speaking several languages. I can look at something and know how to build it, fix it or make it.” References, referrals and word of mouth back up Longmont’s vote that he is the best handyman in town.

Dedicated to making this community a healthier place, Longmont United Hospital strives to provide the best in healthcare. Their more than 280 highly qualified physicians, caring employees and the latest in medical tools and technology allow them to provide sophisticated services in an environment optimal to healing. Healthcare at Longmont United Hospital is more than treating a patient’s physical needs. Their philosophy is, “Health, wellness and healing require the gentle understanding of the powerful connection between a patient’s body, mind and spirit”. The little extras make all the difference, for example, they offer family dining rooms on each floor, healing massage to patients and educational opportunities to the community through a variety of programs designed to help patients and their families cope with illnesses, come up with a personal fitness program or deal with mental illness.


Second: Longmont Clinic, 1925 Mountain View Ave., Longmont,

Third: Fred’s Fix It, (303) 641-0875,


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Hearing Rehab Center

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

In service since 1996, Hearing Rehab Center conducts hearing tests and screenings, matches hearing aids to specific needs, and can assist in finding assistive listening devices that can be used with or without hearing aids and can include telephones, alarm clocks and wireless television systems. They have locations statewide each with caring doctors and staff dedicated to helping you hear better regardless of your situation. As the audiologist in their Longmont office, Dr. Jamie Gilgren has been practicing audiology and fitting hearing aids since 2002. She is board certified by the American Board of Audiology and has extensive experience fitting and programming the latest hearing aid technology. Her office offers a personal and individualized approach that makes them the best of the best this year.

Second: Hearing Healthcare Center, 1515 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-8748,


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State Farm Insurance 1-800-981-2875,

State Farm Insurance has been a staple in the both the nation and the Longmont area for years and there are multiple agents to choose from. Serving the insurance needs of the United States and Canada since 1922, State Farm Insurance gives you large company support with small company service. To meet growing digital service needs, their online interface creates a user-friendly experience and clearly states their offerings of auto, home, renter’s, motorcycle coverage, as well as life and health insurance options. You can even get quotes online detailing what coverage would best suit your needs before even contacting the agent personally. The customer services provided by State Farm is unparalleled with the agents always willing to comparison shop for you and provide the best coverage options based on life events and stages.

Second: Farmer’s Insurance, Third: Allstate Insurance, BEST INVESTMENT SERVICES

Edward Jones

Edward Jones is a decidedly different kind of investment firm. Despite being a nationwide giant, they retain their commitment to localized service. Their mission is to help individuals reach their serious, long-term financial goals. There are several Edward Jones financial advisors in the Longmont area to choose from that are able help you become a successful investor. Founded in 1922, they are a full-service brokerage firm that can tailor an investment portfolio to meet any need. With a community based approach, Edward Jones financial advisors rate the firm “Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms”, according to a newly released study by J.D. Power and Associates. While the company itself is large, with over 10,000 offices around the country, the personal approach is evident after setting up a face to face meeting with a local advisor.

Second: Oliver Financial, 402 Main St., Longmont, (303) 485-7509, Third: Elevations Credit Union - Longmont Locations; 777 21st Ave., (303) 772-7776 // 1444 E. 3rd Ave., (303) 772-7776 // St. Vrain Centre, 1079 S. Hover, Suite 100, (303) 443-4672 // BEST LANDSCAPE COMPANY

Rock Solid Landscape

3686 Stagecoach North, Unit A, Longmont, 303.772.4736,

Rock Solid Landscape owner, Steve Paige, started his company because he liked to be outside. That hasn’t changed, but these days, Rock Solid Landscape employs as many as 50 people during the busy periods, to offer the best and most reliable service possible. The local landscaper offers a wide range of maintenance, design and installation services. Whether you just need someone to mow and trim your lawn or you’re looking for an expert to help you design an outdoor living space, Rock Solid Landscape has proven able and willing. But what sets them apart is their attention to their clients’ needs. John Herron, GM of business development and design says, “We customize to each client. We really listen to them and build what they need and want. That’s what we focus on.”

Second: SJ Ward Landscape, 335 1st Ave., Suite 6, Longmont, 303.776.7991, Third: Colorado Materials, 1541 Boston Ave., Longmont, 303.682.2314,


Ward’s Lawn Service, Inc.

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

Ward’s Lawn Service, Inc., started as a pair of brothers mowing lawns for school tuition in 1984. In 1999, “with one pickup truck and a couple of lawn mowers”, Dave Ward founded Ward’s Lawn Service, Inc., which has grown to employ 25 full time and 30 seasonal employees. Their year round services include residential and commercial lawn care and winter snow removal. Ward says that his commitment to the community inspires his business philosophy. “Being a lifetime Longmont resident, born and raised, over the years we have established ourselves as a go-to business, one that prides themselves on quality and integrity,” Ward said. “I take great pride in the Ward name, so I want to make sure that my fellow Longmont residents are being taken care of in a good fashion.”

Second: Emil’s Lawns, 847 Judson St., Longmont, 888.970.5296, Third: Green Man Lawn and Landscape, 1710 Skyway Dr., Longmont; (303) 772-5296, 10 SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013






Rhythm on the River

Roger’s Grove, Hover St. and Boston Ave., Longmont, (303)776-6050,

Alpha Martial Arts

195 S Main St., Longmont, (720) 939-7070,

At Alpha, it’s all about family. The cozy karate spot is run by dynamic duo Michael and Shelby Wax. Here the owners are the instructors. “We know everyone that comes in and we try to make people feel welcomed,” Michael Wax says. “It’s a nice, open space where people can make good friends.” Right now the threeyear-old studio (and three-time Readers’ Choice winner) offers highly effective kids and adult traditional martial arts classes for a good value. “We make sure people get what they pay for,” he says. And that, according to Wax, is well-rounded physical fitness, plenty of teamwork, lots of fun and a huge confidence boost.

Second : Tran’s Martial Arts and Fitness Center , 117 South Sunset St., Ste. D, Longmont, Third : What started as a small celebration to open Roger’s Grove in Longmont in 1995 has grown into a wildly popular annual gathering of food, arts, entertainment and all-around fun. The Rhythm on the River festival is scheduled for July 12 and 13 this summer, and once again, people can expect two days of eats from some of Longmont’s favorite eateries, as well as concerts and assorted activities. There’s even a 5K race. Not to be missed is the Outdoor Adventure Land, the Children’s Fishing Tank, and of course the annual St. Vrain Rotary Duck Races.

Second: Festival on Main, Main St., Longmont, (303) 651-8484, Third: Boulder County Fair, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, (720) 864-6460,

(303) 776-1887,

Itsera Martial Arts & Family Fitness, 960 Niwot Road, B12, Niwot, (303) 652-0104,


Taylor Moving and Storage

4949 North Broadway, #110, Boulder, (303) 443-5885,

For 16 years, this locally owned moving company has won the trust of those in transition. In addition to building a 15,000-square-foot climate-controlled, ADTsecured storage facility for its loyal Longmont customer base, owner Glen Taylor says the company is committed to a bright green future. “We recycle all our packing materials and just purchased a new lower-emissions truck. We also reuse boxes whenever possible.” With an eye toward the environment, careful moving crews and deep community involvement, it’s no surprise Taylor Moving and Storage is a perennial Readers’ Choice winner and boasts the BBB gold star award for zero customer complaints.


Second : Golden Van Lines, Inc.

1040 Sunset St. Longmont, (303) 776-6014,

Third : Two Men and a Truck,

Longmont High School

Principal Rick Olsen credits the teaching staff for the success of Longmont High School. “We have an outstanding staff. Our teachers care about our students. They are very passionate about education, and are creating initiatives and partnerships with the community. We’ve got a new program: MBSA - Medical and BioScience Academy. Our AP program is growing, along with our CU Succeed Program. The staff is instrumental in developing and implementing options for the students to be engaged.” As for the students, he says, “We have a very strong student body that enjoys school. They are dedicated to working hard and achieving in academics and co-curricular activities. As a school, Longmont High School is proud to be part of the St. Vrain School District and its goal, excellent education by design. Longmont High School has a long tradition of excellence.”

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Second: Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Rd., Longmont, (720) 494-3721, Third:

Skyline High School, 600 E. Mountain View Ave., Longmont, (720) 494-3741,



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OUR Center

Longmont Yarn Shoppe

303 Atwood St., Longmont, (303) 772-5529,

Connecting every sector of the community, dedicated OUR Center volunteers come from communities of faith, business and large corporations to serve people in generational poverty to the newly poor who have fallen from the middle class. “I believe this diversity of service and support makes the OUR Center so well known,” says executive director Edwina Salazar. The charity’s food bank distributed a remarkable one million pounds of food last year, serving 137,065 meals, while the homelessness prevention program significantly reduced the individual and family rate in Longmont. Building on that success, the OUR Center will expand with self-sufficiency programs for health care, financial skills and housing.

Second : Longmont Humane Society Thrift Store , 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., #216, Longmont, (303) 774-6517,

Third : A Woman’s Work, 2204 18th Ave., Longmont, (303) 827-7085,

454 Main St., Longmont, (303) 678-8242,

The newly minted Longmont Yarn Shoppe has already woven itself deep into the community. Serving northern Boulder County’s large population of fiber lovers, the local business fills a huge void, owner Gail Sundberg-Douse says. “My customers value having a place to gather for classes, get quality fiber and support for projects, meet with friends, and make new friends.” Housed in a 1910 exposed-brick building, it’s a comfy, friendly, even kid-friendly shop with all the right attributes for long-term success: lots of yarn choices, evening classes, locally made tea and chocolate, summer camps, customer truck shows, and just a place to hang out and knit.

Second : Spanish Easy & Fun Language School , 706 Kimbark St., Third :

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Grease Monkey

Longmont Locations: 2334 Main St., (303) 485-9206 // 1230 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 772-8865 //

Grease Monkey won is the best oil change in Longmont because the company strives for 100 percent customer satisfaction, offering the range of services loyal customers have come to know and trust - guaranteed - according to Ron Morrow, Jr., vice president of Rosbro Corporation, which runs 17 Grease Monkey locations, including two newly remodeled shops in Longmont. “Words don’t express how much we appreciate our customers and the community of Longmont. It’s where we have called home for over 35 years.” While Grease Monkey’s core business remains preventative maintenance on almost all makes and models of vehicle, it’s now offering small repairs on parts like brakes and rotors.

Second : Oil Can Henry’s - Longmont Locations; 1646 Pace St., (303) 772-4800 // (303) 772-4900,

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

Steady referrals have proven Happy Hounds is doing doggy care right. “Our customers know how committed our staff is to providing a safe and fun environment for their dogs,” owner Olivia Neill says. “This is our top priority, and we have proven this to our customers over the years.” But only a happy pup can make a happy person, and tired and content dogs show their appreciation, too, after a full day of co-mingled play - not hours in a crate. Happy Hounds offers luxury boarding with all the bells and whistles: private rooms, TVs, nightlights and overnight supervision, plus optional self-serve dog washes, bath and brush services, and private training.

Second : Keep Me Company Pet Sitting , (720) 233-3809 or (303) 332-9142, Third : Mrs. Doolittle’s Doggie Daycare, 1301 10th Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-4142, BEST PET GROOMER

Paws 2 Groom

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

Paws 2 Groom is all about a happy environment. Since it’s opening in 2006, the staff has worked to create a low-stress, happy place. “We encourage doggies to be as happy as they can,” said Heather Osterman, manager. “When we (the staff) stay in happy moods, it passes to them.” In addition to grooming, Paws 2 Groom has also done nail trims on guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, birds, and even did a hoof trim on a baby goat. The three groomers – who help to create a family environment by calling themselves “aunties” – cater to special needs animals. “It’s a play date; we want everyone to enjoy coming in to see us,” Osterman said. The groomers keep detailed records of clients with a record of medical issues, and alert owners if they notice something different from the last grooming. Customers also enjoy the six-station self-wash, which provides “everything but the dog,” Osterman said.

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Corrie Kraft Photography

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

Firestone photographer Corrie Kraft launched her photographer business eight years ago, after finding herself less than thrilled with her wedding photos. “I didn’t really know my style, and I thought ‘there’s got to be a better way to do this,’” she said. After some classes and a lot of self-teaching and practice, Kraft’s business took off. “Others describe me as telling the story of what’s happening,” Kraft said. “It doesn’t have to be anything special, just capturing the realness.” Kraft works all along the Front Range and the mountains, shooting weddings and portraits. She loves capturing families and children, but holds a real love for shooting couples, describing her wedding photography style as fresh, romantic and chic.

Second : Debbie Adams Photography, (303) 834-9607, Third : Mari Wolf Fotodrama, (970) 232-9613, BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT and BEST SWIM INSTRUCTOR

Longmont Recreation Center

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

Open for 11 years, the Longmont Recreation Center continues to be a “high quality, top of the line building,” that “offers something for everyone,” said Ben Wagner, interim campus supervisor. With pools, a gym, a climbing wall, a workout area, a track and classes – including highly popular Zumba – Wagner said the Longmont Recreation Center strives to be available to as many people as possible. In addition, he said the staff is welcoming and care about their patrons. “Most everyone (staff) lives in the community and builds friendships and relationships with patrons,” Wagner said. “This is a lot of people’s ‘other place’ besides work and home. They have comfort coming here because of the staff.” Aquatics Supervisor Karen Charles said the Longmont Recreation Center’s aquatics program is all about “consistency and quality of staff trainings.” A majority of swim instructors have the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification, a 30-hour class, while all swim instructors attend monthly training sessions about such topics as safety and how to teach certain skills. In addition to using the American Red Cross’s Learn to Swim program, the Longmont Recreation Center aquatics staff also developed a parent/child swim program, a preschool swim program, and BLAST, an accelerated swim lesson program that focuses on the four competitive swim strokes and streamlined body position. Lessons are taught year-round at Centennial Pool and the Longmont Recreation Center, with Kanemoto and Sunset pools offering summer lessons as well to accommodate the increase in numbers over the summer.


Second : Planet Fitness, 2255 Main St., #118, Longmont, (303) 776-6800, Third : Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont, (303) 776-0370,


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

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

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Steve’s Plumbing

2907 Sandpiper Place, Longmont, (303) 651-1898

For Steve Moskal, owner of Steve’s Plumbing, his continued wins as best plumber boils down to one thing: “People seem to like me,” he said. “I’m pretty honest and up front, I tell them the way it is, and they seem to like it.” Moskal has been running Steve’s Plumbing since 1987. After finding the “nine to five office job” wasn’t for him, he brought son Steven into the business a few years ago. Moskal strives to communicate customers and keep them informed. “If I’m running late, I’ll call them; I take care of it,” he said.

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

Burger and Sons Plumbing, Inc. , 527 Elliott St., Longmont, (303) 776-0099,


Josh Hunter

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

Patience, understanding and professionalism are some of the traits Josh Hunter focuses on, helping him to stand out as a real estate agent. A young family man who has been a Longmont resident for nearly 30 years, Hunter has extensive knowledge of the community and all it has to offer. He said he takes time to do things right, and also offers a diverse skill set, working with everyone from investors to first-time buyers, experienced sellers to short sales/ foreclosures, and tenants and landlords with rental assistance. He strives to stay current with market trends, be a trusted adviser, hold to a higher code of ethics, and be personal. “This is a serious business, but you are allowed to laugh and have fun,” he said. “It’s amazing to me how many of my first-time clients turn out to be great friends afterwards.”

Second: Diane Stow, 2204 18th Ave., Longmont, (303) 827-7046, Third: Damien Wise, 606 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, (303) 776-3200,

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Hover Manor Senior Living Community

Life Care Center of Longmont

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

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

At The Life Care Center of Longmont, the staff puts each person first, taking an individualized approach to that person’s needs. Open since 1979, the center now offers more than 50 occupational, physical and speech therapists, and nearly two years ago added an in-house physician, which has made a “huge difference,” according to Joleen McGee, community liaison for The Life Care Center of Longmont. The center offers acute and long-term care, as well as outpatient rehab. They focus, said McGee, on the customer service model of making the individual the most important consideration. “Our staff are very compassionate, dedicated individuals who make a daily difference in the lives of those that we care for,” she said. “It’s human life we are caring for.”

Started 34 years ago as a non-profit, Hover Manor Senior Living Community remains committed to the mission originally established by Beatrice Hover. “Our current mission is to empower seniors to live the life they choose by offering innovative, affordable and dignified choices in housing and services,” said Lisa Czolowski, CEO. One of the ways they do this, said Czolowski, is by committing to person-centered care based on the Eden movement, which brings a culture of change into senior residences. Care is based on the preference and rhythm of the residents, established when they enter Hover Manor. They also offer the Hover at Home program, a service that focuses on affordable, in-home support services such as handyman, transportation, and other non-nursing care. Hover Manor’s success is a direct result of its people, said Czolowski, from the staff in whom she sees “daily examples of going above and beyond,” as well as an “abundance of love and respect,” to the volunteer board who “give a lot of time to support the staff and make sure we have the training and tools to be successful.”

Second: The Peaks Care Center and Assisted Living, 1440 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 776-2814,

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

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516 Main St. Longmont Sunflower Spa opened in November 2005 as a full-service spa, offering skin care, body treatments, nail care and waxing. “We’re not a destination spa, but a community day spa,” said owner Patrice vonMetzger. To this end, vonMetzger and her staff strive to remember people and to build repeat business. “We try to remember details about people,” she said. In an industry that is notorious for high turnover, according to vonMetzger, many of her staff has been with Sunflower Spa “a long time;” a third of the staff has been there for more than five years. “A majority of the people who work at Sunflower Spa work hard, but are really happy with what they do,” she said.

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Second : Mystic Garden Spa and Salon, 600 S. Airport Rd., Longmont, (303) 774-2541, Third :

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


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Compassionate care is the overriding standard at The Animal Hospital in Longmont. Serving the area since 1946, they are dedicated to the health and wellness of every animal, and strive to provide quality veterinary care throughout a pet’s life. They offer wellness/preventative care, in-house laboratory and pharmacy, radiology, ultrasound, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery and acupuncture. At The Animal Hopsital, the dedicated, experienced staff treats clients like family and pets like their own.

Second : Longs Peak Animal Hospital , 9727 Ute Highway, Longmont, 303-776-6666, Third :

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

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

Owners Mike and Nania Shea started Mike O’Shays 32 years ago. A big reason why the restaurant still draws crowds of enthusiastic patrons is Mike’s dedication to making people happy. “Mike is as hands-on in his 32nd year as he was in his first year,” said O’Shays manager Todd Johnson. Patrons like O’Shays rotating menu filled with classic American fare, Mexican delights, seafood, gluten-free protein plates, as well as forays into new culinary trends. And Mike makes sure everything tastes good. “He tastes things every day, three times a day,” Johnson said. Long known for its rotating menu of desserts - try the cheesecake, if you haven’t before O’Shays maintains a call list for customers to alert them when certain sweets take their turn coming from the kitchen. “When we have a dessert they like, we call people,” Johnson said. That’s exactly the kind of dedicated service that makes the fixture on Main Street a fixture among local eateries. With such a wonderful array of food and premium drinks, delivered by excellent and friendly staff, it really is no surprise that Mike O’Shays continues to be voted the best of in so many ways.



Second: Old Chicago, 1805 Industrial Cir., Longmont, (303) 651-7000, Third:

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


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

In less than two years, the Wing Shack has made its mark on the taste buds of locals in search of the perfect hot wing. Owned and operated by three generations - Bob Blume, son Mike Blume, and grandson Jacob Vickers - the Wing Shack serves up mouth-watering menu of appetizers, to begin with. “People like the appetizers so much because they are hand made,” said Debbie Blume, office manager at Wing Shack. That includes unique morsels like hand-breaded fried pickles, or fried mac-n-cheese, not to mention standards like homemade and hand-breaded onion rings and homemade chips. But it’s the 14 kinds of sauces that keep customers coming back for the restaurant’s namesake. From traditional to exotic, the Wing Shack coats its crispy wings in tempting flavors. And customers’ suggestions are always welcome. In fact, they often make their way onto the menu. “About every month we introduce a new sauce that people have suggested,” Blume said.


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



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

Second: Romana Cake House, 900 S. Hover St., Longmont, (720) 684-6884, Third:

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


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


Second: Subworks Deli, 1104 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 774-7000, Third: (TIE) Loaf & Ladle, 1134 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 776-7575 Pumphouse Brewery, 540 Main St., Longmont, (303) 702-0881,


Second: Sugarbeet, 101 Pratt St., Longmont, (303) 651-3330, Third: Martini’s Bistro, 543 Terry St., Longmont, (303) 651-2772, WWW.TIMESCALL.COM

Royal Wok

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

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


Linda Liang has owned Royal Wok in north Longmont for 20 years, and her restaurant has served a scrumptious array of Chinese food during that span. Liang said staples like sesame chicken, Mongolian beef, jumbo noodle soup and chicken lo mein are menu favorites. Royal Wok’s family style dinners give patrons a chance to sample several delicacies at a reasonable price, as well. Ask Liang what her favorite part of running the Royal Wok and she doesn’t hesitate: “I really enjoy the customers,” she said. “My customers are good people. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here for 20 years.”

Second: Tasty Asia Restaurant, 736 Main St., #8, Longmont, (303) 772-6888, Third:

East Moon Asian Bistro/Sushi, 2144 Main St., Unit 1, Longmont, (303) 684-8383,



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

1940 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 774-7399,

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Harold’s Restaurant / The Bayonet Room

Since 2012, Einstein Bros. Bagels has been rating its dozens of stores located across the nation through customer surveys. This past March, the Longmont Einstein’s earned a top award for its customer service. Add that to the fact the bagel shop focuses on one thing - making good bagels for breakfast and lunch - and it’s no wonder the store on Clover Basin Drive earned this year’s Reader’s Choice Award. “It’s a simple operation,” said store manager John Shannon. “Our bagels are always cooked fresh and consistently and our cream cheese is far better than anything you’ll find in a store.”

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

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


Romana Cake House

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

When most of Longmont is fast asleep, the kitchen at Romana Cake House is bustling. At two in the morning, the day’s work begins, and that means creating European-style pastries, tarts, cakes, cookies, desserts and assorted delights. “Everything is fresh out of the oven every single day,” said owner Raluca Ioan. In just its first year at the corner of Hover Street and Nelson Road, Romana has established itself as a favorite morning stop for coffee and pastry, as well as a favorite provider of cakes and desserts for all occasions, including weddings.

Second: La Momo Maes Bakery, 624 Kimbark St., Longmont, (303) 834-8502, Third: Panera Bread, 425 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 702-1000,

Best Overall Restaurant 2006-2013 • Best American • Best Dessert • Best Happy Hour urr S i • Best Restaurant Service

It focuses on fresh ingredients. It uses local food sources. And when you walk in the door, it feels like you’re at a friend’s house for dinner and drinks. Those are the key ingredients that make Harold’s Restaurant and The Bayonet Room such a great eatery and bar. In just its first year, Harold’s, owned by James Unger and Susan Pratt, has already earned a reputation as a hotspot in local lounging and dining. That’s due to the jovial, friendly vibe and to the eatery’s emphasis on local goods. Even the bar fare in The Bayonet Room is hand crafted and locally sourced. “It’s a 1940s-themed craft-cocktail lounge,” said general manager Noah Heaney. “We focus on local, unique spirits, a very eclectic wine list and local beers. And all of our bar juices are made fresh daily.” On the restaurant side, Harold’s has developed relationships with local farmers and producers to stock its made-from-scratch kitchen each day. “We work in a symbiotic relationship with the community to grow the community as well as the restaurant,” Heaney said.


Second: Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House, 512 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772.0252,


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


• Maine Lobster Roll • Banh Mi Sandwich • Gazpacho Grilled Shrimp Salad

Second: City Café, 1442 Nelson Rd., Longmont, (720) 204-6634, Third: Joe’s of Longmont, 526 Main St., Longmont, (303) 678-9378,

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

1708 Main St. Suite 300, Longmont, (303) 485-8924,

Georgia boys BBQ Company

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Matt Alexander and Nick Reckinger, both Georgia natives, started Georgia boys BBQ a few years back and the Longmont Q crowd quickly lined up to chow down on the pair’s authentic brand of pork, chicken, hot links and brisket. Everything the boys serve is made from scratch, and with care. “Georgia style is a dry rub meat left to sit in its rub for at least 24 hours and then smoked for as long as it takes,” Reckinger said. Try the hard-to-find-elsewhere Brunswick stew, or stomach-pleasing gumbo (made by chef and Louisiana native Tim Armour) as a starter to your barbecue next time you visit.

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


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

Dinner can be an event, lunch can be on the go, but breakfast is a ritual. For years, people have been making a stop at Lucille’s Creole Café a morning ritual for breakfast or brunch. “It’s breakfast all day every day,” said manager Marshall Gephart. “People count on us come rain or shine.” They count on Southern Louisiana-style comfort food like beignets or biscuits with chicory coffee, Calas pancakes, rice pudding porridge and eggs Pontchartrain. And Lucille’s setting, a well-kept house on Kimbark Street, makes it feel like you’re right at home during your morning meal. Only the food is better.

With more than 250,000 topping combinations, Five Guys Burgers and Fries has a fully customizable menu of veggies, condiments and sauces customers can add to their sandwiches. The Five Guys store in Longmont provides enthusiastic service alongside the tasty options everyone can enjoy. “It’s the type of burger you’d make at home if you were trying to impress your friends,” said Molly Catalano, director of communications at Five Guys. “We use fresh, quality ingredients without being super-fancy.” Whether you’re in the mood for a hamburger or cheeseburger, with or without bacon and two patties or just one, customers can mix and match toppings until they find a favorite. “Once people get the right topping combination,” Molly said, “they have ‘their’ burger.”

Second: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 2331 Clover Basin Drive , Longmont, (720) 652-9229, Third:

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

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Second: The Egg & I, 2055 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 485-9477,

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

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Santiago’s, 215 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-1169,

201 5th St., Frederick, (303) 833-2818,

Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants

Pete’s Place

Pete’s Place/Papa Frank’s in Frederick prides itself on serving the best in home-style cooking. Daily specials spotlight the restaurant’s wide variety of homemade dishes, from all-you-can-eat spaghetti to specially priced ribeye and prime rib. “Everything is homemade,” said Tom Rizzi, chief cook and bottle washer at Pete’s Place. “It’s all done in-house: sauce, sausage, meatballs, we cut the steaks – everything.” The positive reputation of Pete’s Place/Papa Frank’s has spread outside of Frederick; Tom said people come from south Denver, Cheyenne, Aspen and other far-off locations for the homemade food. “They think it’s worth the trip,” Tom said. “If they want a good meal, they come here.”

Second: Pepper Jack’s Grille , 3768 Hwy 52 at I-25, Frederick, 9303) 833-6500, Third: Open for 12 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,” said Craig Morales, co-owner of Santiago’s with his wife Annette. “We believe we only have one chance to impress a customer,” Craig said. 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, Craig said popular deluxe burritos like the beef and bean, and steak are “good for afternoon or nighttime.” Though the burritos can be served plain with a choice of bean, cheese and a variety of meats, Craig said 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.

Red Rooster Restaurant , 4330 Hwy 66, Frederick, (970) 535-0889,


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 //

Second: Chipotle Mexican Grill , 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd. Unit B, Longmont, (303) 651-6763 //

Ziggi’s Coffee is all about the people. With four locations serving Longmont – two coffeehouses and two drive-thru establishments – Ziggi’s prides itself on being part of the community. “We’re very fortunate to be in one of the most community-oriented cities in the entire state,” said Brandon Knudsen, co-owner of Ziggi’s Coffee with his wife, Camrin. “Customers go out of their way to support us.” Partnering with local vendors, Ziggi’s brings not only quality coffees, teas and food to Longmont but values like sustainability and reuse. However, Brandon said the team behind each location adds the greatest value. “We have the best employees,” he said. “They really care about what they do and the people they help.”


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


1708 Main St., Longmont, (303) 485-6369//

Deli Cioso Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - Longmont Locations; 1217 South Main St., (303) 651-3327, // 1751 Hover St. C-1, (303) 772-7764,

(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 //


Second: 3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant- Longmont Locations; 2350 Main St., Third:

(303) 682-0888 // 1268 Hover St., Longmont, (303) 772-8486 //

La Mariposa Restaurant & Margarita House, 1240 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-6288,

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Your Butcher, Frank

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

If you want a sandwich with hearty, healthy ingredients piled high on natural bread, Your Butcher, Frank is a perfect pick. This deli and butcher shop prides itself on knowledgeable employees and a quality menu. “We have a huge selection, not just the basic 10 meats and cheeses,” said owner Ron Lamb. “There are about 60 different items customers can choose from.” Sandwiches at Your Butcher, Frank incorporate multiple high-end products, from low-salt, MSG-free meat to locally baked organic bread. The friendly staff can help with questions on what to order. “All of our employees are educated on what we carry,” Ron said, “and we like to educate the customer about what they’re buying.”

Second: The Brooklyn Deli & Grill, 1515 Main St., Longmont, (303) 684-8400, Third: Deli Zone, 1240 Ken Pratt Blvd. Unit #9, Longmont, (303) 485-1600, BEST ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT

Menchie’s Main Street Marketplace 1749 North Main St., Unit C, Longmont, (720) 378-4247,

Menchie’s Main Street Marketplace believes in “going the extra smile,” said store manager Jennifer Sweet. Still in its first year of business, this Menchie’s franchise has already made a positive impact in Longmont. “Our team members make a genuine connection with customers, and we care about the community,” Jennifer said. “We have lots of regulars, and partner with schools and churches for fundraisers.” Offering 14 flavors and over 50 toppings daily, Jennifer said the store has a “great selection” that “caters to everyone.” There are even tasty alternatives for customers with dairy, nut and gluten allergies, as well as no-sugar-added and low-carb options. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Menchie’s Main Street Marketplace is planning a customer appreciation event for the first weekend in June.

Second: Cold Stone Creamery- Longmont Locations: 551 S. Hover Rd., (720) 864-4393 // 1087 S. Hover St., Suite B, (303) 682-5680 //


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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 //

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”


Flavor of India

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

Featuring an extensive menu of traditional and specialty dishes, Flavor of India offers an authentic exploration of the South Asian nation’s cuisine. With fresh naan bread, a variety of curries, tandoori specialties (dishes prepared in a clay oven) and homemade desserts, Flavor of India serves food that will tantalize Eastern and Western palettes alike. If you are looking to sample these flavors, the restaurant offers a lunch buffet Tuesday through Sunday and a dinner buffet Wednesday evenings. Whether ordering from the menu or taking the all-you-can-eat option, the staff prides itself on making your visit enjoyable. Owned and operated by the Singh family, Flavor of India is proud to bring East and West together with traditional cuisine perfect for any palette.

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


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Pinocchios/Delvickios Restaurant

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

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in October, Pinocchios prides itself on incredible Italian food and exceptional service. Owner Annie Vick said the recipe for success is “all about the details.” “We use real linen, sturdy silverware and real flowers on the tables,” she said. “Whether a customer is here for a quick bite or staying for appetizers, main course, dessert and wine, we focus on how to exceed expectations.” With dishes unique to Pinocchios like chicken & asparagus spaghetti and Archobellino Piatto; pizzas, calzones and sandwiches served all day; and homemade desserts, this Italian eatery has a variety of options for any customer. Annie said the quaint character of Pinocchios will also captivate newcomers and returning guests alike.

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

3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant

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

Suitably named, 3 Margaritas offers ample opportunity to try its signature cocktail. Hosting a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. with more than a dozen margaritas to choose from, 3 Margaritas creatively mixes tequilas, cointreau and juices to serve a bevy of unique beverages. Along with specialty cocktail recipes, customers can add special flavors to the house margaritas for unique drinks of their own creation. Strawberry, coconut and peach add a touch of sweetness while kiwi and prickly pear augment your margarita with an exotic twist. With affordable drink prices and a happy hour every day, 3 Margaritas is a destination for anyone looking to quench their thirst with a taste from south of the border.

Second: (TIE) La Mariposa Restaurant & Margarita House , 1240 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-6288, Richard’s on 3rd, 1283 3rd Avenue, Longmont, (303) 776-0985

Third: Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 451 South Pratt Pkwy, Longmont, (720) 494-0777, BEST MARTINI and BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Martini’s Bistro

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

True to its name, Martini’s Bistro offers a custom menu of cocktails perfect for any palate. “Customers have control over their martinis,” said owner Frank Kaven. “People like the fact that we serve martinis in a shaker, and change the menu frequently based on taste and season.” With more than two dozen varieties of the eponymous cocktail, it’s hard to pick a standout. However, Frank identified the specialty martini Cirque Du Ciroc as a burgeoning favorite. Made with Ciroc red berry vodka, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Leopold Bros. Blackberry Liqueur and an orange twist, Frank said the Cirque Du Ciroc is only growing in popularity. With summer upon us, now is the perfect time to enjoy a drink outdoors. Seating 90 people and nestled in a quiet, residential setting, Frank said the patio (including a lounge area with sofa seating) is a relaxing spot for lunch, dinner or happy hour. “You’re not sitting on the street or in an alleyway,” Frank said. “Our patio is like your own backyard.”


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

Third: Sugarbeet, 101 Pratt St., Longmont, (303) 651-3330, BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Second: Pumphouse Brewery, 540 Main St., Longmont, (303) 702-0881, Third: Tortugas, 218 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 772-6954, LONGMONT TIMES-CALL READERS CHOICE




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

1631 Pace St., Longmont, 303.651.2335,

Loaf & Ladle

Nicolo’s Chicago Style Pizza

At Loaf & Ladle, they take customer service seriously. “We treat everyone like guests in our home,” says Lance Thorne, owner with his wife Jackie. This Longmont fixture has been open for 25 years and has been in Thorne’s family for much of that time. “We have put in some of our mom’s and grandmom’s recipes – like gumbo (we’re from New Orleans), roast beef po’ boys, and Cajun seafood. I think we’re liked because everything is homemade, just as you would at your house. We start our pies from scratch every day. I make soups for the next day; my great grandma was Cajun French and said you had to do that.” Lunch favorites are Reubens, shrimp po’ boys, all kinds of sandwiches. They are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, serving soups, sandwiches, salads and homemade pies, and don’t forget to have a soda from their soda fountain.

How do you make prize-winning pizza in this pizza-loving city? At Nicolo’s they put the toppings under the cheese. Picture pizza crust, topped by sauce, then toppings, then cheese. Owners Jeanne and Kent Blythe have been in business for almost a decade. “We want to thank our customers; without them we wouldn’t be here. We’re a neighborhood place. We have a lot of regulars as well as new people. What’s special that we do is that we use a lot of fresh dough throughout the day, grate our cheese here so it doesn’t dry out, make sauces and salads fresh every day, and serve fresh-baked desserts. We serve beer and wine, too.” The owners or family members are there every day “to make sure everything is done right. We have a wonderful staff. Our core staff has been with us a long time – some from the beginning. They are part of the extended family.”

Second: Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana, 600 S. Airport Rd., Building B, Longmont, (303) 485-5000,

Third: Blackjack Pizza, Longmont, 1102 Francis St., (303) 776-1900,


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

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Aunt Alice’s Kitchen, 805 Main St., Longmont, (303) 651-0495,



Second: Panera Bread, 25 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 702-1000, Third: Mad Greens - Inspired Eats, 2341 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont, (303) 702-4440,


Second: Sun Rose Café & Fine Foods, 379 Main St., Longmont, (303) 651-3533, Third: Subworks Deli, 1104 Francis St. Longmont, (303) 774-7000,

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101 Pratt St., Longmont (03) 651-3330,

Sugarbeet is a chef-owned neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal, New American cuisine. The contemporary dining room, bar, and patios provide the perfect location for a romantic dinner for two, a gathering place with friends or your next business dinner. Their menu contains expertly prepared fresh seafood, steaks, game and vegetarian selections. A relaxing atmosphere will help you enjoy an incredible meal paired with a selection from our imaginative craft beer, specialty cocktail, and wine list. Sugarbeet would like to thank Longmont for celebrating over six years with them and for all of the continuous support and compliments. They have listened to your requests and are now open on Tuesdays, serving Happy Hour and dinner starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Reservations are recommended.


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

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

Third: (TIE)

Colterra, 210 Franklin St., Niwot, (303) 652-0777, Pinocchios/Delvickios Restaurant, 210 Ken Pratt Blvd., #216, Longmont, (303) 651-7828,


Oskar Blues Brewery 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, 303.776.1914,

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Second: Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont, (303) 834-9384, Third:

The Speakeasy, 301 Main St., Longmont, (303) 709-6777,


Second: Left Hand Brewing Co., 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, (303) 772-0258, Third:

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

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants

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

2177 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 485-9898,

Got a kid who’s a fussy eater? Red Robin makes it easy to satisfy just about everyone. First, there’s every conceivable kind of burger. All of Red Robin’s burgers are customizable to accommodate the taste, dietary needs and preferences of even finicky eaters. All are served with Red Robin’s refillable fries and beverages. You can even customize your side item by swapping out the fries for a salad, melon, steamed broccoli, or other choices. Not in the mood for beef? No problem. Red Robin also serves turkey patties, veggie burgers and sandwiches made with chicken or fish to satisfy every guest’s palate. And all the typical kids’ favorites are on the menu too: mac ‘n cheese, corn dogs, pizza, chicken fingers, and good old-fashioned lemonade. Noise is never an issue at Red Robin, they welcome children at any volume.

Second: McDonald’s- Longmont Locations; 245 S. Main St., (303) 776-9383 // 1900 Main St., (303) 772-3017 // 1051 S. Hover St., (303) 682-1948 // 2050 Terry St., (303) 684-9426 // 2285 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 772-3400 //1822 Skyway Dr., (303) 651-9608 //

Third: Chick-Fil-A, 215 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 772-9642;


Snarf’s Sub Shop

645 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 774-1441,

A few key factors make Snarf’s a popular eatery. “Maybe it’s because the atmosphere is great, or because of ingredients like our bread, which is baked at Blue Point Bakery in Denver and delivered to us every morning,” says Assistant Manager Miguel Maus. “We are trying a new gluten-free bread. We’ve gotten great feedback from customers who tried it. We’re glad to accommodate people.” Every month Snarf’s features a different specialty sandwich, like buffalo chicken, pot roast, or Cubano slow-roasted pulled pork and ham. “We always feature great sides. We have 12 flavors of ice cream, milk shakes, floats, ice-cream cookie sandwiches made with the cookies we bake every morning.” There is another, more subtle ingredient: a Colorado attitude. Snarf’s is uniquely run. Snarf’s was born in Colorado, and they have lot of regulars come in. It’s upbeat. Even standing in line is okay because the smells are so good. There’s the anticipation of knowing you’re going to get an awesome sandwich.

Second: Subworks Deli, 1104 Francis St., Longmont, (303) 774-7000, Third: Jimmy John’s, Longmont Locations; 210 Ken Pratt Blvd. #200, (303) 772-7769 // 2318 17th Ave., (303) 651-6181 //


Red Lobster Restaurants are popular all over America. Longmont Manager John Johnson says, “We don’t do anything different than the corporate policy: We provide a great experience for every customer. Our food is fresh. The fish comes in daily, including the lobster from Maine. All of our food tastes the same, no matter where you eat.” He says the most popular foods are the cheddar-baked biscuits and The Ultimate Feast – consisting of lobster, crab legs, shrimp scampi and more. “We provide a personalized service for each guest, whether you are celebrating with family and friends, or grabbing a quick lunch.”

Second: Tortugas, 218 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 772-6954, Third: Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House, 512 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-0252,


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

Head Brewer Steven Streeter says that what makes the Pumphouse and Red Zone special is their constant effort to please everyone. “Even though they say you can’t please everybody, all the time, that’s something we strive to do,” said Streeter. “Not just with the beers but with the food and the service. We try to do our best at every facet so that, no matter what someone’s looking for, we provide that for them.” With a fire station theme, this locally-owned microbrewery offers a full service bar and menu with several year-round and seasonal craft beers. There is also a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. as well as a late night happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Second: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 2303 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont; (303) 485-9464;

Third: Old Chicago, 1805 Industrial Cir., Longmont, (303) 651-7000, BEST STEAK

Texas Roadhouse

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

It is a thorough process that makes the Texas Roadhouse steaks the best. “It is our commitment to quality assurance,” says Clint Hacker, Managing Partner. “We hand cut every single steak that comes through this restaurant and we inspect every single steak that our meat cutter cuts to ensure it’s the highest quality standard.” A family restaurant, the Longmont Texas Roadhouse hosts a “Kid’s Night” on Mondays featuring an Eating Contest, Coloring Contest, Arts and Crafts and a free kids meal with purchase of an adult entrée. “Even though we’re a national chain, each one of our restaurants has a hometown appeal,” Hacker said.

Second: Outback Steakhouse , 1315 Dry Creek Dr., Longmont; 303.684.8149; Third: (TIE) Mike O’Shays Restaurant & Ale House, 512 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-0252;

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

2250 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-4101,

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

“Fresh” is the name of the game at Sushi Hana. “We have good Japanese food,” Sun said. “It’s always fresh. All the sauce we make is authentically coordinated with the fish. Everything is all made fresh.” When they opened eight years ago, Sushi Hana monopolized the Longmont sushi market. “Back then there was no sushi on Main Street,” Sun said. “There was bit of a community here and we like good locations with a lot of traffic. We thought that was a good place to start business.” Sushi Hana serves both lunch and dinner all week except for Sundays, when they are only open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.

Second: Sakura Japanese Cuisine, 600 S. Airport Rd., Suite F, Longmont, (303) 485-9282, Third:

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers doesn’t sacrifice quality for speed. Their motto is - great food without a long wait doesn’t mean your meal has to be cooked before you order it. Manager Paul Johnson says they prefer not to be thought of as fast food. “We would more consider ourselves quick service,” Johnson said. “It’s in between a restaurant and fast food.” Johnson also says that Freddy’s always puts the customers first. “What makes us so special is our hospitality,” Johnson said. “We like to put the guests first and foremost. They’re the whole reason we’re here and we love making them happy.”

Second: Wendy’s - Longmont Locations: 1091 S Hover St., (303) 772-1091 // 4133 County Rd 24, Third:

(303) 702-0265 // 1905 Main St., (303) 776-4431 //

Chipotle Mexican Grill - Longmont Locations: 1708 Main St., (303) 485-6369 // 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd., (303) 651-6763 //

East Moon Asian Bistro & Sushi, 2144 Main St., Longmont, (303) 684-8383,

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The Longmont Theatre Company was born out of a need for a creative way to raise funds for Longmont United Hospital, in 1957. After the fundraising committee realized the amount of work necessary to uphold a theatre company, they went their separate ways, but the performer’s passion lived on under the name of the Potpourri Players throughout the 1960’s. The company eventually purchased and renovated the Trojan Theatre, which is where they currently reside. The upcoming show, “A Little Night Music” begins May 17 and runs through the end of May. Main stage tickets cost $15 to $17 and can be purchased on the Longmont Theatre Company website or by calling the box office.

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Muse Gallery

Local artists, rejoice. Muse Gallery, made possible by the Longmont Council for the Arts, houses the creations of local artists. Muse Gallery’s mission is to both spotlight local creative efforts and helps these artists sell their work. “The Muse isn’t just a great showcase for artists, but also a fully operational cooperative endeavor between artists.” The co-op atmosphere of the gallery makes artists of all kinds feel at home. The gallery features the work of photographers, glassmakers, jewelry designers and original paintings/drawings. Separated into three exhibition spaces, the gallery provides space for local, regional and national artists alike. “Admission to the gallery is free, but browsers beware: some pieces are irresistible!”

The Front Range Mercantile Indoor Flea Market houses the perfect additions to the rooms in your home, a gift for a special friend or addition to your wardrobe. From vintage furniture to toys to jewelry to home-ware accessories, you’ll find what you’re looking for. With 21,000 square feet to wander, Front Range Mercantile Indoor Flea Market provides a large selection of fashionably vintage items. Open Monday to Friday, Front Range Mercantile Indoor Flea Market offers something for everyone.

Second: Serendipity, 635 3rd Ave., Longmont (303) 776-8511 Third: Tables to Teacups Indoor Flea Market & Antique Mall, 1420 Nelson Rd., Longmont

Second: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont, (303) 651-2787, Third: The Great Frame Up, 430 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-7293,

(303) 485-7270,


City Star Brewing

321 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, (970) 532-7827,

City Star Brewing: integrating taste and a love for their community one pint at a time. Combining their passion for delicious craft beer and entrepreneurial talents, co-owners John Way and Whitney Taylor opened City Star Brewing in early May 2012. A taproom centric brewery, City Star houses a modest 3.5-gallon brew system. Much of what is produced is sold directly in the tasting room. City Star Brewery is a standout. From its barrel tables, colorful walls, concrete bar, wood reclaimed from the building, chalkboards made from old windows reclaimed from the building, exposed original ceiling, historical photos of Berthoud, to the 10-foot barrel chandelier crafted entirely by Way, it’s an original work of art. “We believe investing in the brewery, taproom and employees are keys to a long term sustainable and successful business,” Taylor says. City Star is open seven days a week and will be revealing construction of a new merchandise area and introducing a new “mug club” program.

Second: A&W All American Food, 2604 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-6560, Third: Berthoud Floor Covering & Carpet Cleaning, 705 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, (970) 532-7566


Barbed Wire Books

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

Barbed Wire Books (BWB) is Longmont’s newest bookstore housing a wide selection of used books. Kathe Heinecken, owner, says this bookstore is special because of its customers. “They are the greatest people around. They read wonderful books, (and then trade them in!), so our collection continues to be the best around,” she says. Building community around reading is BWB’s mission. Whether it’s book clubs, discussion groups, continuing education, concerts, religious discussion groups, author signings, storytelling, writing groups, local author and artist support, games or poetry, etc., BWB offers something for every book-seeker and community member.

Second: Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-6561, Third: (TIE)

Deja Lu Books, 8350 Colorado Blvd., #170, Firestone, (303) 833-3766, Longmont Public Library, 350 Kimbark St., Longmont, (303) 776-6050,

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9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse

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

9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse isn’t just your liquor store. Of course you can come, select the perfect bottle for the host of an upcoming function, pair the perfect wine with your next meal or spice up your night with a variety of mixers, this liquor store is a influential link in the chain of building, supporting and strengthening community. Frank Maitre, owner, believes giving back means taking action. At 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse, they’re committed to supporting various causes. Inspired by customers’ stories, they offer a wine tasting, food and fun night every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., where the proceeds are donated to the designated cause of the night. “Having a small business gives us the unique opportunity to help and communicate with the community on a daily basis. 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,” he says. With knowledgeable staff and open hours of service seven days per week, you’re bound to find just what you’re looking for at 9th Ave. Liquor Warehouse.


Second: Ace Hardware , 1727 Main St. , Longmont, (303) 776-5173, Third: Budget Home Center, 780 Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 678-8800,


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


Second: Old Town Outfitters , 501 Main St., Longmont, (720) 204-6173, Third: Chamberlain Coins and Collectibles, 385 Main St.,

Longmont, (303) 774-9661,


Jerry D’s

604 8th St., Dacono, (303) 833-3469,


From historical tavern to modern-day bar and beer garden, Jerry D’s is a local hot spot. Built in 1938, Jerry D’s has been restored to serve its customers with a mix of great food, thirst-quenching drinks, quality service, makeya-boogie music, a welcoming atmosphere and well, Jerry DeNovellin, owner, himself. Started in 1985, Jerry D saw a “For Sale” sign in front of the establishment, and the rest is history. “We have really fine food here. We’re not just some biker bar - we have real good food and people here, too. Everyone is welcome,” he says.

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

Third: (TIE)

Daylight Donuts, 1801 Hover St., Longmont, (303) 651-2550, Pepper Jack’s Grille , 3768 Hwy 52 at I-25, Frederick, (303) 833-6500,



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Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic

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

Come one, come all in need of eye exams, new glasses, contact lenses, LASIK, pediatric eye evaluations or other optical health concerns to Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic. With their team of friendly staff and qualified Optometrists, your needs are bound to be met. With the mission, “You are not only our patient…you’re our guest,” Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic offers a variety of services for eye care, optical fashion and health, keeping ease, comfort and style in mind. “Regardless of your visual requirements, we have designer frames that will allow you to see great, look great and feel great. Since all of our eyeglasses, contact lenses and sunglasses are priced for every budget, come in today and bring out the fashionista in you.”

Second: The Optical Centre , 521 Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-6650, Third: Third Avenue Eyecare, 800 3rd Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-6140,


Anytime Fitness Firestone

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

Get pumped, fit or just more fabulous than you already are, and join Anytime Fitness in Firestone. Anytime Fitness offers a variety of group classes, top-of-the-line gym equipment and certified professional trainers to help you reach your goal. Never again will you get bored with the tired gym routine because there’s something for every person no matter your shape or size. Choose Anytime Fitness “Because it’s convenient, affordable, and fun. And with all-hour access to thousands of our clubs around the globe, you can workout on your terms. Fitness has never been so easy.”

Second: American Furniture Warehouse , 10550 Jake Jabs Blvd. , Firestone, (303) 684-2400, Third: King Soopers, 6110 Firestone Blvd., Firestone, (303) 682-4160,

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A local furniture keystone since 1979, Woodley’s Fine Furniture carries the traditions of the original owner Mike and Pat Woodley, “To create quality wood furniture that could be passed down from generation to generation.” At Woodley’s Fine Furniture, you choose your wood, your style and stain to get custom furniture that you can’t get anywhere else. With the assistance of their friendly and knowledgeable staff on site, Woodley’s Fine Furniture customers are educated about the products and assisted from beginning to end. Woodley’s Fine Furniture builds their furniture directly from their Longmont Factory, making each selection affordable and unique for its customers. “Today, Woodley’s sets the standard for furniture quality and craftsmanship.”

Finding out what customers need and meeting those needs with superior service is priority number one at Bassett Carpets. Whether customers are interested in hardwood, ceramic tile, natural stone, laminate, vinyl or carpet flooring, Bassett has something to offer every homeowner. Their expert staff can help you discover, install and maintain the perfect flooring solutions for you and your home. Going beyond your average flooring store, Bassett also offers Hunter Douglas window treatments and a variety of countertop options for your space and budget. Cold feet? Find a beautiful area rug or talk to them about energy efficient, radiant floor heat. No matter the flooring need, Bassett keeps Longmont covered.

Second: Carpet Masters of Colorado , 618 S. Sunset St., Longmont, (303) 651-2407 Third: Carpet One Floor & Home, 1401 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 651-2011,

Second: American Furniture Warehouse, 10550 Jake Jabs Blvd. , Longmont, Third: Concepts Furniture, 800 S Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-4178, BEST FREDERICK BUSINESS

Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant

5980 Keyes St., Frederick, (303) 833-5377,

Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant in Frederick loves its customers. Offering affordable, delicious Mexican delights, customers have been coming in hungry and leaving satisfied since 1990. In its bustling, yet friendly atmosphere, Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant continues to serve fresh, homemade Mexican food with a smile. They treat every customer like a member of their own family, making it the perfect choice for your next green chile fix. Whether serving breakfast or dinner, everyone is welcome at Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant.

Second: King Soopers, 6110 Firestone Blvd., Frederick, (303) 682-4165, Third: Papa Frank’s, 201 5th St., Frederick, (303) 833-2818

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Longmont Florist

Longmont Florist has been serving the Longmont area for two generations and over 40 years. Selected as the 2004 Small Business of the Year by the Longmont Chamber of Commerce and the Longmont Times-Call’s “Readers’ Choice” every year since 2006, they have earned their accolades. They specialize in fresh flowers, plants, and gift baskets to commemorate any occasion or just brighten someone’s day. Pick from many pre-determined arrangements or allow their skilled floral designers to custom design one for you, either way the results are stunning. There are now two locations to choose from and local delivery is courteous and on-time. As a top 50 Teleflora shop, Longmont Florist can transfer orders for delivery worldwide.

Second: King Soopers - Longmont Locations: 995 S Hover St, (303) 702-0099 // 1611 Pace St., Third:

(303) 776-7570, 2255 Main St, (303) 772-7950 //

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The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery

For 42 years, the Flower Bin has adapted to the economy and survived the complex garden/landscaping industry and has done so with class. The Flower Bin not only sells plants, it carries everything one may need to care for those plants, such as fertilizers, potting soils, decorative garden fixtures, and beautiful statuary pieces. Quality standards are important to The Flower Bin and its employees. They do not let anything leave the store that is not a beautiful, wellgrown work of art. The growers, José and Manuel Gallardo, have been with The Flower Bin for over 15 years. Everything from proper watering techniques to pinching the plants at the right time, as well as fertilization, and even pest and climate control, are vital factors in producing quality products for the customers. The owners, Don and Lee Weakland, have made it a point to place knowledgeable employees in their nursery to assist the customer find exactly what they are looking for.

Second: Blue Ribbon Farm, 10147 Hover St., Longmont, (303) 774-7717 Third: Home Depot, 393 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, (720) 494-0319,

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Adorn Home & Gift Gallery

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

Adorn Home and Gift Gallery is a conveniently located quaint shop providing shoppers with contemporary gifts and decor as well as an eclectic array of apparel. For those looking for a unique and unforgettable gift or accessory for the home, this place cannot be beat. They also have a selection of furnishings and a good selection of local product from local artists. boutique featuring gift, decor, and apparel access and local product/artists.

Second: Cheese Importers, 103 Main St. Longmont, (303) 772-9599, Third: Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Ave, Longmont, (303) 651-5111, 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 //

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 ‘gogreen’ by discouraging the use of the plastic bags. King Soopers includes a pharmacy, deli, floral department and butcher as well as the usual canned or boxed goods found elsewhere. With their higher quality customer service, their wide selections of high quality produce and meats, King Soopers could not be beat this year as a consumer favorite.

Second: Sprouts Farmers Market, 1101 95th St, Longmont, (303) 834-4124, Third: Safeway, 1050 Ken Pratt Bvd., Longmont, (303) 651-7952, BEST HARDWARE/HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE

Ace Hardware

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

Find the selection of a big-box store with customized inventory and local appeal at this family-run Ace Hardware. Starting out small, at only 8,000 square feet, the space has expanded to more than 26,000 square feet over the past 20 years. Though Ace Hardware is a nationally known name, this locally owned location offers many services that can only be expected from a true community store. They hold seminars on everything from grilling to going green throughout the year, as well as hosting Master Gardners from the CSU Cooperative Extension every summer weekend to help with gardening questions. They also offer repair services for lamps, screens and water hoses, keeping them from becoming throw-away items. With over forty helpful smiling faces committed to providing great customer service and the expertise you need, they promise a stress-free experience no matter what your next project is.

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Second: Budget Home Center, 780 Boston Ave., Longmont, (303) 678-8800,


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

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Mary’s Market & Deli

11809 N. 75th Street , Hygiene, 303-774-8330

“Mary’s Market & Deli has the best Gluten Free pastries and granola I have found anywhere,” touts one happy reviewer. Mary has been gluten intolerant all of her life, and has converted her baked goods and family dinners to be gluten free also, without compromising taste. Family style lasagnas, pot pies of different varieties, foccacia, pies, muffins, cookies, quiche, exotic wild game sausages, and Chicken Cordon Bleu are all items on the menu. Their buffalo pot pie is easily the best pot pie this writer has ever sampled, and there was no compromising on taste. The pie crust practically melts in the mouth. This is, hands down, the best business in Hygiene.

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,

Snyder Jewelers offers more than just an exquisite selection of jewelry, they offer an unparalleled level of customer service, making it easy to see why they won this honor again this year. Choose one of the many designer pieces in stock, rejuvenate something you already have or design something completely new. With a Master Jeweler, Gemologists, a Nationally Certified Appraiser, and a Watch Repairman, whatever your question or request, they can accommodate you. The sales associates are educated, experienced and committed professionals. Everyone on the team is dedicated to the high standards originally established in 1948.

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

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Oskar Blues Brewery 303 Main Street , Lyons, (303) 823-6685,

Oskar Blues is a well known and popular bar and grill with a rustic vibe that fits nicely with Lyons. They provide some of the best live music Northern Colorado has to offer and their beers range from wheat to pilsner to lager. The service is consistently friendly and accommodating, offering to educate anyone that will listen on the variety of beers and the specials they are offering that day. Their happy hour is also worth mentioning as the food specials during their Monday through Friday happy hour cannot be matched. Their menu is eclectic and there is always something for everyone.

Second: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse, 228 Main Street, Lyons, 303-823-7427, Third: The Stone Cup & Kitchen, 442 High Street, Lyons, 303-823-2345,


Brick House BBQ

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

Brick House BBQ opened in 2008 and is locally owned and operated in Mead. They specialize in BBQ smoked to perfection using hickory and charcoal. Their breads used are made by the delicious Bluepoint Bakery in Denver and the sausage used comes from Louisville, Colorado. They make a pulled pork sandwich of epic proportions and provide the customers with the best dining experience in Mead. They also offer their fantastic food by dine in, carry out or will even cater a special occasion.

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Whether your family houses a mini zoo or just gives all your love to one special fido or kitten, Petco is Longmont’s first choice in pet supply. “We are passionate about the work we do and ensuring customers are fully satisfied,” says General Manager Brandie Fabien, adding that customers and their pets are more like family. Petco offers additional pet care services including full service grooming, dog training and a low-cost vet clinic on site once a month. Petco encourages adoption and works with local organizations to host events where visitors can meet animals and “ find homeless pets a forever home,” Fabien says.

Second: PetSmart, 1125 South Hover Rd., Longmont, (303) 702-9526, Third: Four Paws & Co., 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd, #108, Longmont, (303) 485-1565,

BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Surrounded by a canopy of hundred-year-old trees and a beautiful stone patio, Colterra offers a simple yet sophisticated dining experience. They work alongside local farmers to provide the freshest produce for their delicious meals. In addition to the local fare, they have a tasty ahi tuna steak dinner that is sure to satisfy any seafood lover. The tranquil ambiance is perfect for a romantic date. Reservations are requested and can be done online as well as by phone. If you’re looking for a peaceful place off the beaten path, this is one place that should not be missed.

Miller Music

464 Main Street, Longmont , (303) 772-8500,

Second: Niwot Tavern, 7960 Niwot Rd., Niwot, (303) 652-0200, Third: Niwot Market, 7980 Niwot Rd., Niwot, (303) 652-0919,




“We really pride ourselves on supporting your local musician,” says Miller Music manager Rob Gardner, who thanks local customers for their continued support of the full service music shop. “We try to offer the best customer service we can.” A Longmont fixture since 1974, Miller Music sells a range of instruments, sheet music and PA equipment. At Miller Music you can “stop dreaming and start playing” with a variety of music lessons for students of all ages, beginner to advanced. Instrument rentals are available and the certified repair technician on staff will fix up your injured or ailing music makers.



We are honored to be awarded the 2013 Reader’s Choice Award for the 8th straight year. Welzig Heating and Air was founded in Longmont in 1994. Family owned, operated and oriented we put our community first and are proud to offer the highest quality furnaces and boilers, air conditioners and heat pumps, humidifiers and water heaters, as well as parts, service and maintenance for a variety of residential and commercial HVAC systems.

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Second: Guitars, Etc., 460 Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-8388, Third: Larry’s Guitar Shop, 508 5th Ave., (720) 340-416,

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The Rib House

1920 South Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 485-6988,

The Rib House in Prospect is famous for - you guessed it - ribs. Tracy’s Famous Illegal Babyback Ribs are named for Tracy Webb who co-owns the restaurant with his wife Merry Ann. As the first business in Prospect, opening in 2001, The Rib House drew people to the area and helped build the Prospect business community, Webb says. There are a lot of good people and businesses in Prospect and they help each other out, he says. The Rib House encourages customers to check out the other establishments in the neighborhood. “We want everyone to succeed.”

Second: Two Dog Diner, 645 Tenacity Drive, Longmont, (303) 772-2364, Third: Comida Cantina/Vending Truck, 721 Confidence Drive, Unit 1, Longmont, (720) 204-6455,


Colorado 1st realty

512 5th Ave., Longmont, (303) 772-4406 ,

Bill Sharp, the owner and broker of Colorado 1st Realty, says working with people is what he enjoys most about the real estate business. He often sells to friends and more than once found himself selling a home to the grandchildren of grandparents he had sold to in the past. Sharp has a financial and investment background and has been an active broker since 1989. “The name of my game is service, integrity and knowledge,” he says. Sharp and associate brokers Rick Hoge and Larry Heckley specialize in residential sales in Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties.

Second: Re/Max Traditions, 2204 18th Avenue, Longmont, (303) 772-3800 Third: Keller Williams Realty, 606 Mountain View Ave, Suite 100, Longmont, (303)776-3200 ,

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Ares Thrift Shop

818 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 532-3344 ,

Open since 1991, Ares Thrift Shop gives vouchers to many organizations in Boulder County including substance abuse programs and the Boulder County Safehouse to provide free clothes and goods to those in need. Paying customers purchase clothes, books and housewares at a low, secondhand price that keeps the place running and the staff paid, making it possible to give away items for free to those who need it, says Jim Rodgers, co-owner with wife Josie Rodgers. Ares has recycled four million items through Boulder County, he says. A consistent clothes sizing system makes browsing and purchasing convenient, and a constant rotation of stock keeps customers returning.

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Second: Goodwill, 1750 Main St., Longmont, (720) 684-4334, Third: Longmont Humane Society Thrift Store, 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 216, Longmont, (303) 774-6517 ,




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

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Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. has been serving the community since 1946 and is the ideal place for hard to fit Colorado feet with a variety of widths available. “We really appreciate being voted best shoe store,” says manager Jason Wetzel. “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.” In addition to shoes Brown’s sells a variety of socks, over the counter orthotics and insoles, water bottles, bags, fit aids and belts.

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

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

aRejuvenation Med Spa celebrated it’s third anniversary May 1 and offers a variety of skincare services including facials, peels and light therapy. “We have fabulous clients,” says owner Jean McBride, “We know that they have a choice and that they choose to come to our facility.” aRejuvenation customers can also make appointments for contour services and extras like spray tanning, teeth whitening and tinting for eyebrows and eyelashes. “We listen to our clients’ concerns and guide them, educate them on realistic expectations and develop a partnership by combining what we can do for them in the office with what they need to do for their home care,” says McBride.

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

Longmont, (303) 485-1390,

Ulta Beauty, 210 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, (303) 776-0354,

Second: Sports Authority, 2251 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 3(03) 651-9697, Third:

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

BEST TIRE STORE 1205 South Main St., Longmont, (303) 772-1462,

Being named in the Best of Longmont is nothing new for Big O Tires. The shop offers complete tire and wheel services as well as auto maintenance and repair. Big O Tires started as a co-op of independent tire dealers in the 1960s and grew to include over 400 independently owned and operated locations in the United States. Big O Tires has been in Longmont for 30 years and owner Mike Lyons attributes his shop’s success to excellent customer service, product selection and ongoing training that keeps Big O’s mechanics well versed on the latest technology.

Second: Discount Tire, 379 S. Hover St., Longmont, (303) 774-9869, Third: Peerless Tires 4 Less, 1380 S. Main St., Longmont, (303) 776-0143,


Gold Key Travel

328 Coffman Street, Longmont, 303-776-7024 ,

For 47 years Gold Key Travel has helped locals get out of town. People appreciate the personalized service of a travel agency, says Karen Wood, who runs Gold Key Travel with her husband, Don. Gold Key agents have an average of 20 to 25 years experience to share with clients in planning their trip, and no service fees are charged for booking a cruise or tour. The agency’s owners and team vet cruises and tours across the globe through their own travels, bringing insight, knowledge and industry connections back to customers. Wood credits the “loyal” and “wonderful clients” who have helped Gold Key Travel continue their multi-generational business.

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

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