2012 Shops & Services Reader Picks

Learn about the best shops, retailers and service-providers in the Cincinnati area. The winners in these categories were chosen by you, our readers, using our online ballot. You've chosen champions in more than 70 categories giving us a list of the best

New Store:

501 Salon &Spa

2 Le Bon Vivant

3 Swallow Bicycle Works

4 Sloane Boutique

5 Cymbal House

6 Belle Bridal Boutique

7 Boutique 280

8 Couture Couture Boutique

9 Sewn Studio

10 Blue Cocoon


Dr. Henry F. Kenkel

2 Sandi Amoils

3 Dr. Dorothy Shaffer

Antique Store:

Wooden Nickel

2 Duck Creek Antique Mall

3 Rabbit Hash General Store


Fifth Third Bank

2 PNC Bank

3 U.S. Bank

Barber Shop:

Kings Court Master Barber & Shoe Shine

2 Gil’s Barber Shop

3 Mariemont Barber Shop

Bicycle Store:

Montgomery Cyclery

2 Reser Bicycle Outfitters

3 Campus Cyclery

Bookstore (Chain):

Joseph Beth Booksellers

2 Barnes & Noble
3 Half Price Books

Bookstore (Non-Chain):

Blue Manatee

2 Ohio Book Store

3 Iris Bookcafe

Bottled Beer Selection:

Jungle Jim’s

2 Party Source

3 Dilly Cafe

Butcher Shop:


2 Eckerlin Meats

3 Humbert Meats

Camera Store:

Ritz Camera

2 Best Buy

3 Cord Camera

Car Repair:

Bob Sumerel Tire

2 Donovan’s Auto & Tire

3 Car-X

Car Wash:

Mike’s Express

2 Rainbow

3 Johnny’s


Chef Debbie Spangler

2 Vonderhaars
3 (TIE) Funky’s, Montgomery Inn Catering

CD/Record Store (Chain):

Best Buy

2 Half Price Books

3 Joseph Beth Booksellers

CD/Record Store (Non-Chain):

Shake It Records

2 Everybody’s Records

3 Phil’s

Cheese Shop:

Jungle Jim’s

2 Kroger

3 Silverglades

Childrens Clothing Store:

Once Upon a Child

2 Children’s Place

3 The Spotted Goose


Dr. Deanna Lorts

2 Mt. Lookout Chiropractic

3 Baker Chiropractic

Clothing Store (Chain):


2 Macy’s

3 TJ Maxx

Clothing Store (Non-Chain):

Mustard Seed

2 Pangaea
3 Kismet

Comic Book Store:

Queen City Comics

2 Rockin’ Rooster

3 Everybody’s Records

Computer Store:

Apple Store

2 MicroCenter

3 Best Buy

Credit Union:

Kemba Credit Union

2 G. E. Credit Union


Day Spa:

Mitchell’s Salon

2 Woodhouse Day Spa

3 501 Salon & Spa

Dentist/Dental Clinic:

Cincinnati Dental Services

2 Sea of Smiles

3 Anderson Ferry Dental Center

Department Store:


2 Target

3 Kohl’s

Doctor/Medical Office:

Group Health Associates

2 For Women, Inc.

3 Queen City Physicians

Doggie Daycare:

Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa

2 PetSuites

3 The Pet Spot

Drive-Thru Market:

City Beverage of Hyde Park

2 Big Daddy’s, Newport

3 Dutch’s Pony Keg

Dry Cleaner:


2 Springdale Cleaners

3 Tide Dry Cleaners

Electronics Store:

Best Buy

2 Apple Store

3 MicroCenter

Eyeware Store:


2 Wing Eyecare

3 EyeMart


Adrian Durban

2 Jones the Florist

3 Robin Wood

Frame Shop:

Hobby Lobby

2 Michaels

3 Heirloom Framing Co.

Fresh Seafood Store:

Jungle Jim’s

2 Lobsta Bakes

3 Keegan’s Seafood

Furniture Store:


2 Furniture Fair

3 High Street

Green-Oriented Business:

Park Vine

2 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3 Trader Joe’s

Grocery Store:


2 Jungle Jim’s

3 Findlay Market

Hair Salon:

Mitchell’s Salon

2 Great Clips

3 501 Salon & Spa

Hardware Store:

Ace Hardware

2 Lowe’s

3 Home Depot

Health Food Store:

Whole Foods

2 Trader Joe’s

3 Jungle Jim’s

Health/Workout Club:


2 Urban Active

3 Mercy Healthplex

Home Accessories Store:


2 Bed, Bath and Beyond

3 Home Goods


Christ Hospital

2 Cincinnati Children’s

3 Good Samaritan


Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

2 The Cincinnatian

3 Westin Downtown


Tiffany & Co.

2 Richter & Phillips

3 Faigle & Sons

Law Firm/Lawyer:

Scott Knox

2 Keating, Muething & Klekamp

3 Eric Deters

Lighting Store:


2 Home Depot

3 (TIE) Lowes, Switch Lighting & Design

Lingerie Store:

Victoria’s Secret

2 Knickers of Hyde Park

3 Hustler Hollywood

Liquor Store:

Party Source

2 Jungle Jim’s

3 Cork & Bottle

Magazine/Newspaper Selection:

Joseph Beth Booksellers

2 Barnes & Noble

3 Cincinnati Public Library

Mall/Shopping Center:

Kenwood Towne Centre

2 Rookwood Commons & Pavilion

3 Crestview Hills Town Center

Massage Therapist:

Julie Metz at Tanya’s Hyde Park

2 Alaina Fisher

3 (TIE) Kathy at Hyde Park Hair & Body, Kristi Darding-Gallogly

Musical Instrument Store:

Buddy Roger’s

2 Guitar Center

3 Willis Music

Nail Salon:

Deluxe Nails on Camargo

2 Ambiance Nail Salon

3 Katy’s Nails

Nursery/Garden Store:


2 Burger Farm

3 Benken Florist & Garden Center

Paint Store:

Sherwin Williams

2 Home Depot

3 Lowe’s

Pawn Shop:

Ted’s Pawn

2 Facet Jewelry Music & Pawn

3 Newport Pawn Shop

Personal Trainer:

Laura Burdo

2 Laura Phelps-Sweatt

3 Joe Daniels

Pet Groomer:

Tier Haus Pet Grooming Salon

2 The Pet Spot

3 (TIE) Bow Wow Boutique, Red Dog Pet Resort

Piercing Studio:


2 Skincraft

3 Cincinnati Tattoo & Piercing

Pilates Studio:

Burdo Studios

2 Pendleton Pilates

3 The Breathing Room Pilates and Yoga

Place to Buy a New Car:

Kings AutoMall

2 The BMW Store

3 (TIE) Jake Sweeney, Kings Toyota

Place to Buy a Used Car:

Kings AutoMall

2 Jake Sweeney

3 The BMW Store

Place to Buy/Sell Gold:

JS Gold & Coin

2 Cash for Gold

3 American Trading Company

Place to Give Birth:

Good Samaritan Hospital

2 Christ Hospital

3 Bethesda North Hospital

Plastic Surgeon:

Kurtis W. Martin

2 Plastic Surgery Group

3 Dr. Allison Holzapfel

Realty Company:

Sibcy Cline


3 Comey & Shepherd

Shoe Store:

DSW Warehouse

2 Nordstrom

3 Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Shopping District:

Hyde Park Square

2 Over-the-Rhine

3 Ludlow Avenue (Clifton)

Smoke Shop:

Strauss Tobacconist

2 The Cupboard

3 Hemptations 

Sporting Goods:

Dick’s Sporting Goods

2 Bass Pro Shop

3 Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Sports Bar:


2 Holy Grail

3 Willie’s Cafe

Tanning Salon:

Palm Beach Tan

2 A Total Tan

3 City Limits

Tattoo Shop:

Designs by Dana

2 Beelistic

3 Mother’s

Thrift Clothing Store:


2 Valley Thrift

3 St. Vincent De Paul

Tire Store:

Tire Discounters

2 Bob Sumerel

3 Michel Tire

Tobacco Store:

Straus Tobacconist

2 Jungle Jim’s

3 Hemptations

Toy Store:

King Arthur’s Court

2 Toys R Us

3 Johnny’s Toys


Animal Care Centers

Animal Hospital on Mt. Lookout Square

3 Ft. Thomas Animal Hospital

Wedding Cakes:

The Bonbonerie

2 Take The Cake

3 Servatti

Wedding Dresses:

Bridal & Formal

2 David’s Bridal

3 Wendy’s Bridal

Wedding Reception Hall:


2 The Madison

3 Ault Park Pavilion

Wine Shop:

Jungle Jim’s

2 Party Source

3 Market Wines at Findlay Market

Wireless Phone Service:


2 AT&T

3 Cincinnati Bell

Yoga Studio:

Moksha Yoga

2 YogahOMe

3 (TIE) World Peace Yoga, You Do Yoga

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