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


Acupuncturist:

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


Bank:

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:

Avril-Bleh


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


Caterer:

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


Chiropractor:

Dr. Deanna Lorts


2 Mt. Lookout Chiropractic


3 Baker Chiropractic


Clothing Store (Chain):

Kohl’s


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


3 CINCO


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:

Macy’s


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:

Widmer’s


2 Springdale Cleaners


3 Tide Dry Cleaners


Electronics Store:

Best Buy


2 Apple Store


3 MicroCenter


Eyeware Store:

LensCrafters


2 Wing Eyecare


3 EyeMart


Florist:

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:

IKEA


2 Furniture Fair


3 High Street


Green-Oriented Business:

Park Vine


2 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden


3 Trader Joe’s


Grocery Store:

Kroger


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:

YMCA


2 Urban Active


3 Mercy Healthplex


Home Accessories Store:

IKEA


2 Bed, Bath and Beyond


3 Home Goods


Hospital:

Christ Hospital


2 Cincinnati Children’s


3 Good Samaritan


Hotel:

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza


2 The Cincinnatian


3 Westin Downtown


Jeweler:

Tiffany & Co.


2 Richter & Phillips


3 Faigle & Sons


Law Firm/Lawyer:

Scott Knox


2 Keating, Muething & Klekamp


3 Eric Deters


Lighting Store:

IKEA


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:

Natorp’s


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:

Beelistic


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


2 RE/MAX


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:

BW3’s


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:

Goodwill


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


Veterinarian:

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:

Receptions


2 The Madison


3 Ault Park Pavilion


Wine Shop:

Jungle Jim’s


2 Party Source


3 Market Wines at Findlay Market


Wireless Phone Service:

Verizon


2 AT&T


3 Cincinnati Bell


Yoga Studio:

Moksha Yoga


2 YogahOMe


3 (TIE) World Peace Yoga, You Do Yoga


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