Best Of 2020

Best Personal Paper Art Shop
Taylor Speed

The husband-and-wife team behind Over-the-Rhine’s MiCA 12/v, Carolyn and Mike Deininger, opened a sister store specializing in all things paper this past summer. Paper Wings — located a few storefronts down on Vine Street — offers an expanded selection of paper items including journals, sketchbooks, notebooks and cards as well as wrapping paper. It’s products they’ve seen an increased demand for at MiCA but didn’t necessarily have the space to devote to, so they just opened a new spot. In addition to selling paper products, Carolyn’s fine arts background inspired the introduction of Paper Wings’ second major aspect: a gallery. Making up just under half of the shop’s interior, the gallery features rotating shows by local artists working on or with paper. Media ranges from photography to charcoal drawings. Though a business dedicated to paper in the digital age may seem counterintuitive, Carolyn says Paper Wings offers a refreshing change from the barrage of emails, texts and screens we’re exposed to daily. “I think it’s just a natural response to want to slow down a little and send something more personal, to take some time and really think about what you’re doing,” she says. “I think that’s what can make (Paper Wings) successful is creating something that reminds people of the positives and how good it feels to take time and do something more personal and more meaningful.” Paper Wings, 1207 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine,

Acupuncture Practice
Taylor Speed

1. Caldwell Family Wellness

2. Tiny Needle Community Acupuncture

3. Hamilton Health Associates

Adult Toy Store
Taylor Speed

1. Hustler Hollywood

2. Dusty Flynt Sexy Gifts

3. High on the Hill

Antique Store
Taylor Speed

1. Ohio Valley Antique Mall

2. Florence Antique Mall

3. Wooden Nickel Antiques

Taylor Speed

1. Sotto

2. The Eagle

3. Incline Public House

Arts & Crafts Classes
Taylor Speed

1. Cincinnati Art Museum

2. Clifton Cultural Arts Center

3. Brazee Street Studios

Arts & Crafts Supplies
Taylor Speed

1. Indigo Hippo

2. Michaels

3. Cappel’s

Auto Dealer (New Vehicles)
Taylor Speed

1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Beechmont Subaru

3. Walt Sweeney Ford

Auto Dealer (Used Vehicles)
Taylor Speed

1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Courtesy Automotive

3. Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati

Auto Detailer
Taylor Speed

1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. CarZmedics

3. Carriage House Car Wash

Auto Repair Service
Taylor Speed

1. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

2. Tire Discounters

3. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Service