2013 Shops & Services Reader Picks

The 2013 reader picks for best businesses and services, from automobiles to bottled beers.

Apr 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Acupuncture: Carole Paine

2. Mimi Tagher

3. Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine

Animal Rescue/Shelter: SPCA

2. Adore-A-Bull Rescue

3. Recycled Doggies

Antique Store: Wooden Nickel Antiques

2. Duck Creek Antique Mall

3. Ohio Valley Antique Mall

Arts & Crafts Supplies: Hobby Lobby

2. Michaels

3. Jo-Ann Fabrics

Arts & Crafts Classes: Michaels

2. Funke Fired Arts

3. Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

Auto Dealership: Jeff Wyler Honda

2. The BMW Store

3. Kings Toyota

Bank: Fifth Third Bank

2. PNC Bank

3. U.S. Bank

Barber Shop: Kings Court Master Barber & Shoe Shine Service

2. Mariemont Barber Shop

3. White Oak Barbershop

Bicycle Store: Montgomery Cyclery & Fitness

2. Reser Bicycle Outfitters

3. Bishop’s Bicycles

Bookstore (Chain): Joseph-Beth Booksellers

2. Barnes & Noble

3. Half Price Books

Bookstore (Non-Chain): Blue Manatee

2. Ohio Book Store

3. The Blue Marble

Bottled Beer Selection: Jungle Jim’s

2. The Party Source

3. Dutch’s Larder

Butcher Shop: Avril-Bleh & Sons Meat Market

2. Eckerlin Meats

3. Kroeger & Sons Meats

Camera Store: Cord Cameras

2. Best Buy

3. Western Hills Photo & Hobby

Car Repair: Bob Sumerel Tire Co.

2. Tire Discounters

3. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

Car Wash: Mike’s Express Carwash

2. Rainbow Car Wash

3. Johnny’s Car Wash

Catering Service: Vonderhaars

2. Funky’s Catering

3. eat well celebrations and feasts

CD/Record Store (Chain): Half Price Books

2. Best Buy

3. Barnes & Noble

CD/Record Store (Non-Chain): Shake It Records

2. Everybody’s Records

3. Phil’s Records

Cheese Shop: Jungle Jim’s

2. J. E. Gibbs Cheese (Findlay Market)

3. Silverglade’s (Findlay Market)

Children’s Clothing Store: Once Upon a Child

2. The Spotted Goose

3. The Children’s Place

Chiropractor: Mount Lookout Chiropractic

2. Dr. Richard Yost (Norwood Chiropractic)

3. Dr. Jack Armstrong (WholeCare)

Clothing Store (Chain): Kohl’s

2. Macy’s

3. Nordstrom

Clothing Store (Non-Chain): Sloane Boutique

2. Pangaea Trading Co.

3. Kismet

Comic Book Store: Comic Book World, Inc.

2. Queen City Comics & Card Co.

3. Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games

Computer Store: Apple Store

2. Micro Center

3. Best Buy

Cooking Classes: The Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s

2. The Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State

3.  EQ at The Party Source

Costume Shop: Cappel’s

2. Costume Gallery

3. The Costume Castle

Credit Union: Kemba Cincinnati Credit Union

2. General Electric Credit Union

3. Cinfed

Dance Classes: Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy

2. Contemporary Dance Theater

3. Dare to Dance

Day Spa: Woodhouse Day Spa

2. Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

3. Aveda Fredrics Institute

Dental Practice/Clinic: Cincinnati Dental Services

2. Rogers Family Dentistry

3. Blue Ash Dental Group

Department Store: Macy’s

2. Nordstrom

3. Target

Drive-Thru Market: Trotta’s Pizza

2. Big Daddy’s 

3. Dutch’s Larder

Dry Cleaner: Widmer’s Cleaner’s

2. Springdale Cleaners

3. Atlas Cleaners

Electronics Store: Best Buy

2. Apple Store

3. Micro Center

Eyeware Store: LensCrafters

2. Wing Eyecare

3. Thoma & Sutton Eyecare

Financial Planning Service: Fidelity Investments

2. Rosselot Financial

3. TIE: Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo

Florist: Adrian Durban

2. Robin Wood Flowers

3. Jones the Florist

Frame Shop: Michaels

2. Hobby Lobby

3. Fabulous Frames & Art

Fresh Seafood Store: Jungle Jim’s

2. Keegan’s Seafood

3. Hyde Park Fish Market

Furniture Store: IKEA

2. Furniture Fair

3. Morris Home Furnishings

Grocery Store: Kroger

2. Jungle Jim’s

3. Findlay Market

Hair Removal: Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

2. Heavenly Bodies

3. Ideal Image

Hair Salon: Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

2. Parlour

3. Taylor Jameson Hair Design

Hardware Store: Ace Hardware

2. Lowe’s

3. Home Depot

Health Food Store: Whole Foods

2. Clifton Natural Foods

3. Trader Joe’s

Health/Workout Club: YMCA

2. LA Fitness

3. Mercy Healthplex

Home Accessories Store: IKEA

2. Bed Bath & Beyond

3. Home Goods

Hospital: The Christ Hospital

2. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

3. Good Samaritan

Hotel: 21c Museum Hotel

2. Hilton Netherland Plaza

3. The Cincinnatian Hotel

Jeweler: Richter & Phillips

2. Tiffany & Co.

3. TIE: Joseph Faigle & Sons Jewelers and Schwartz Jewelers

Law Firm/Lawyer: Eric Deters

2. Keating, Muething & Klekamp

3. Dinsmore & Shohl

Lighting Store: IKEA

2. Lowe’s

3. Switch Lighting & Design

Lingerie Store: Victoria’s Secret

2. Knickers of Hyde Park

3. Hustler Hollywood

Liquor Store: The Party Source

2. Jungle Jim’s

3. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits

Magazine/Newspaper Selection: Barnes & Noble

2. Joseph-Beth Booksellers

3. Cincinnati Public Library

Mall/Shopping Center: Kenwood Towne Centre

2. Rookwood Commons

3. Crestview Hills Town Center

Manicure/Pedicure: Woodhouse Day Spa

2. Ambiance Nail Salon & Spa

3. Deluxe Nails on Camargo

Massage Therapy: Woodhouse Day Spa

2. Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

3. Massage Envy

Motorcycle/Motorsports Dealership: Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati

2. Eastgate Harley-Davidson

3. Metro Scooter

Musical Instrument Store: Buddy Roger’s Music

2. Guitar Center

3. Willis Music

Neighborhood Shopping District: Over-the-Rhine

2. Hyde Park Square

3. Northside

New Store (Since March 2012)

1. REI

2. Northside International Airport

3. The Listing Loon

4. Substance OTR

5. Tantrum

6. Everything’s D’vine

7. Market Side Merchantile

8. Pink Tulip Club (Hyde Park)

9. Black Plastic Records

10. Spotted Magpie

Nursery/Garden Store: Burger Farm & Garden Center

2. Natorp’s

3. A.J. Rahn Greenhouses

Outdoor/Outfitters Shop: REI

2. Bass Pro Shops

3. The Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters

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: Brian Wiefering

2. Laura Burdo

3. Joe Daniels

Pet Boarding/Daycare: Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa

2. Dogtown Cincinnati

3. The Pet Spot

Pet Grooming: Bow-Wow Boutique

2. The Pet Spot

3. TIE: Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa and Tier Haus Pet Salon

Pet Supply Store: PetSmart

2. Petco

3. Pet Wants

Physician/Healthcare Practice: Group Health Associates

2. Queen City Physicians

3. For Women, Inc.

Piercing Studio: Beelistic’s Tattoo

2. Skincraft

3. Mothers Tattoo and Piercing

Pilates Studio: Pendleton Pilates

2. Burdo Studios

3. The Breathing Room

Place to Buy/Sell Gold: JS Gold & Coin

2. Hyde Park Rare Coin

3. TIE: American Trading Company and Cash4Gold

Place to Give Birth: Good Samaritan Hospital

2. The Christ Hospital

3. Bethesda North Hospital

Place to Shop Green: Park Vine

2. Whole Foods

3. Findlay Market

Plastic Surgery: The Plastic Surgery Group

2. Mangat-Kuy-Holzapfel 

3. Kurtzman Plastic Surgery

Pre-Owned Auto Dealership: The BMW Store

2. Jeff Wyler Honda

3. Jake Sweeney Automotive

Real Estate/Realtor Office: Sibcy Cline

2. Comey & Shepherd

3. Coldwell Banker Wes 

Shoe Store: DSW

2. Nordstrom

3. Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Skin Care Center: Woodhouse Day Spa

2. Aveda Fredrics Institute

3. 501 Salon & Spa

Smoke Shop: Hemptations

2. Straus Tobacconist

3. The Cupboard

Sporting Goods: Dick’s Sporting Goods

2. Bass Pro Shop

3. Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Tanning Salon: Palm Beach Tan

2. A Total Tan

3. Envy Tan

Tattoo Shop: Designs by Dana

2. Beelistic’s Tattoo

3. Mothers Tattoo and Piercing

Tea Selection: Essencha Tea House

2. Churchill’s Fine Teas

3. The Spice & Tea Exchange

Thrift/Vintage Clothing Store: Goodwill

2.Chicken Lays An Egg

3. Valley Thrift Store

Tire Store: Tire Discounters

2. Bob Sumerel Tire Co.

3. Michel Tires Plus

Tobacco Store: Straus Tobacconist

2. Jungle Jim’s

3. The Party Source

Toy Store: King Arthur’s Court Toys

2. Toys“R”Us

3. Blue Manatee

Veterinary Care: Animal Care Centers

2. The Animal Hospital on Mount Lookout Square

3. TIE: Banfield Pet Hospital and Grady Veterinary Hospital

Wedding Cakes: The BonBonerie

2. Take the Cake

3. Maribelle Cakery

Wedding Dresses: Amanda’s Hyde Park Bridal

2. Bridal & Formal

3. Carrie Karibo Boutique

Wedding Reception Hall: The Madison Event Center

2. Receptions

3. Drees Pavilion

Weekend Getaway (Within 100 Miles): Hocking Hills, Ohio

2. Red River Gorge, Ky.

3. Louisville, Ky.

Wine Shop: Jungle Jim’s

2. The Party Source

3. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits

Wireless Phone Service: Verizon

2. AT&T

3. Sprint

Yoga Studio: Moksha Yoga

2. World Peace Yoga

3. YogahOMe