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Best of the Triangle 2013: Readers' Choice poll winners and finalists 

Congratulations to this year's winners and finalists! (Finalists are listed in alphabetical order.) And thank you to everyone who voted (and shared a few words about their favorites). More than 10,000 of you took the poll this year. Tallying the ballots took 10 interns two weeks! To spotlight these worthy businesses, we're throwing a party on June 15.



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Goods

Antique store

Father & Son Antiques
107 W Hargett St, Raleigh
919-832-3030

finalists

Cheshire Cat Gallery
Everything but Grannies Panties
Revival Antiques
Whitehall at the Villa Antiques

Bakery

Guglhupf
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 1, Durham
919-401-2600
www.guglhupf.com

finalists

La Farm Bakery
Loaf
Scratch
Sugarland

Bead store

Ornamentea
509 N West St, Raleigh
919-834-6260
www.ornamentea.com

finalists

The Bead Store
Beautimous Beads
Rare Earth Beads

Bike shop

The Bicycle Chain
Various locations
www.thebicyclechain.com

The Clean Machine
104 W Main St, Carrboro
919-967-5104
www.thecleanmachine.com

finalists

All-Star Bike Shop
Back Alley Bikes
Oak City Cycling
Performance Bicycle

Camera store

Peace Camera
421 W Peace St, Raleigh
919-836-2222
peacecamera.wordpress.com

finalists

Camera Works
Southeastern Camera

CD/record store

Schoolkids Records
2114 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
919-821-7766
www.schoolkidsrecords.com

finalists

Bull City Records
CD Alley
Offbeat Music

Children's clothing store

The Red Hen
201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill
919-942-4420
www.theredhen.com

finalists

bien-aimé
Glee Kids
Kid to Kid
The Children's Place

Children's toy store

The Children's Store
243 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill
919-942-8027
www.thechildrensstoreinc.com

finalists

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books
Learning Express
The Play House

Comic book store

Ultimate Comics
6120 Farrington Rd, Suite A, Chapel Hill
919-960-8107
www.ultimatecomics.com

finalists

Atomic Empire
Capitol Comics II
Chapel Hill Comics

Consignment shop in Durham County

Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel
1000 W Main St, Suite 1-B, Durham
919-806-3434
www.fifisconsignment.com

finalists

bien-aimé
Classic Treasures
Encore Boutique
Once & Again
Pennies for Change

Consignment shop in Orange/Chatham County

The Stock Exchange
6120 Farrington Rd, Suite B, Chapel Hill
919-403-9977
www.chapelhillstockexchange.com

finalists

My Secret Closet
The Red Hen
Refinements

Consignment shop in Wake County

Revolver Consignment Boutique
124 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-834-3053
www.revolverboutique.com

finalists

Dress
Father & Son Antiques
Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel
Passage Consignment Shoppe

Craft or gift shop

Cameron's
University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill
919-942-5554
www.camerons-gallery.com

finalists

Deco Raleigh
Womancraft Handcrafted Gifts
Zola Craft Gallery

Dancewear

Relevé Dancewear
280 Meeting St, Suite 105, Cary
919-854-4442
www.relevedancewear.com

finalists

Dance Design
Frisky Business Boutique
Linden's Dancewear

Environmentally friendly store

Twig
Village Plaza, 99 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill
919-929-8944
www.twigliving.com

finalists

The Scrap Exchange
Vert & Vogue
Whole Foods Market

Ethnic market

Li Ming's Global Market
3400 Westgate Dr, Durham
919-401-5212

finalists

Grand Asia Market
Kim's Asian Market
Neomonde

Fair trade store

Ten Thousand Villages
Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-929-8022
chapelhill.tenthousandvillages.com
Cameron Village, 435 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh
919-821 1100
raleigh.tenthousandvillages.com

finalists

Beleza
One World Market
Weaver Street Market

Farmers market vendor

Fickle Creek Farm
home.mebtel.net/~ficklecreek

finalists

Bluebird Meadows
Brinkley Farms
Cane Creek Farm
Lil' Farm

Florist

North Raleigh Florist
7457 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh
919-847-3381
www.northraleighfloristinc.com

finalists

Chapel Hill Florist
Fallon's Flowers
Ninth Street Flowers
University Florist & Gift Shop

Gaming store

GameStop
Various locations
www.gamestop.com

finalists

Atomic Empire
Endless Gaming
The Gamer's Armory
Game Theory

Garden store

Logan Trading Company
707 Semart Dr, Raleigh
919-828-5337
www.logantrd.com

finalists

Fifth Season Gardening Co.
Southern States
Stone Brothers & Byrd

Jewelry store in Durham County

Jewelsmith
2200 W Main St, Durham
919-286-2990
www.jewelsmith.com

finalists

Atelier N
Hamilton Hill
Light Years

Jewelry store in Orange/Chatham County

Light Years
121 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-942-9265
www.lightyearsjewelry.com

finalists

Goldworks
Grimball Jewelers
Spiral Studios
William Travis Jewelry

Jewelry store in Wake County

Bailey's Fine Jewelry
Cameron Village, 415 Daniels St, Raleigh
919-829-7337
Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-788-7500
www.baileybox.com

finalists

Diamonds Direct
Epona & Oak
Light Years
Ora

Local bookstore

The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St, Durham
919-286-2700
www.regulatorbookshop.com

finalists

Flyleaf Books
Nice Price Books
Quail Ridge Books & Music

Local cheese producer

Chapel Hill Creamery
615 Chapel Hill Creamery Rd, Chapel Hill
919-967-3757
www.chapelhillcreamery.com

finalists

Celebrity Dairy
Goat Lady Dairy
Hillsborough Cheese Company
Prodigal Farm

Local fabric store

Mulberry Silks & Fine Fabrics
Carr Mill Mall, 200 N Greensboro St, Carrboro
919-942-7455
www.mulberrysilks.net

finalists

Cary Quilting Company
Thimble Pleasures
Wish Upon a Quilt

Local fashion designer

Raleigh Denim
319 W Martin St, Raleigh
919-917-8969
www.raleighworkshop.com

finalists

Holly Aiken Bags
Judah Ross
Rocket Betty
Stitch

Local hardware store

Ace Hardware
Various locations
www.acehardware.com

finalists

Burke Brothers
Dual Supply Company
Fitch Lumber
Public Hardware

Local moving company

TROSA Moving
919-419-1059
www.trosamoving.com

finalists

Chapel Hill Moving Company
Quick Moves
Two Men and a Truck

Local store to buy lingerie

Frisky Business Boutique
1720 New Raleigh Hwy, Durham
919-957-4441
www.friskystore.com

finalists

Cherry Pie
Priscilla McCall's

Local wine store

Wine Authorities

2501 University Dr, Durham
919-489-2884
www.wineauthorities.com

finalists

Cave Taureau Wines
The Raleigh Wine Shop
Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar

Local women's boutique

Vert & Vogue
Brightleaf Square, Main St, Suite 24-B, Durham
919-251-8537
www.vertandvogue.com

finalists

Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel
Magpie
Uniquities

Local yarn store

Cozy
770 Ninth St, Durham
919-286-3400
www.cozyon9th.com

finalists

Great Yarns
Hillsborough Yarn Shop
Yarns etc...

Men's clothing

Vert & Vogue
Brightleaf Square, 905 W Main St, Suite 24-B, Durham
919-251-8537
www.vertandvogue.com

finalists

Belk
Julian's
Lumina
Raleigh Denim

New business

Cocoa Cinnamon
420 W Geer St, Durham
www.cocoacinnamon.com

finalists

BottleMixx
Cary Quilting Company
Deco Raleigh

Outdoor outfitter

REI
1751 Walnut St, Cary
919-460-9995
6911 Fayetteville Rd, Durham
919-806-3442
4291 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh
919-571-5031
www.rei.com

finalists

Dick's Sporting Goods
Great Outdoor Provision Co.
Townsend Bertram & Co.

Place for kick-ass shoes

DSW

Patterson Place, 3615 Witherspoon Blvd, Durham
919-493-9280
Crossroads Plaza, 427 Crossroads Blvd, Cary
919-858-8850
Triangle Town Commons, 3604 Sumner Blvd, Raleigh
919-710-8007
www.dsw.com

finalists

Main & Taylor
Vaguely Reminiscent
Vert & Vogue

Place to buy a mattress

The Original Mattress Factory
Various locations
www.originalmattress.com

finalists

The Better Sleep Store
Fred's Beds
Mattress Firm
Sleepy's

Place to buy a new vehicle

Anderson Automotive Group
9209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
866-980-3352
9101 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
888-205-4121
www.andersonautonet.com

finalists

Crown Honda of Southpoint
Johnson Lexus of Raleigh
Mark Jacobson Toyota
Performance Automall

Place to buy a pre-owned vehicle

CarMax
3809 Capital Blvd, Raleigh
919-325-2273
8520 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-783-9494
www.carmax.com

finalists

Auction Direct USA
Chris Leith Pre-Owned
Westgate Imports

Place to buy candy

Southern Season
University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill
877-929-7133
www.southernseason.com

finalists

The Fresh Market
Foster's Market
Parker and Otis

Place to buy chocolate

Escazu Artisan Chocolates
936 N Blount St, Raleigh
919-832-3433
www.escazuchocolates.com

finalists

Matthew's Chocolates
Southern Season
Videri Chocolate Factory

Place to buy erotic gifts

Cherry Pie
1819 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill
919-928-0499
6311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-803-6392
www.cherrypieonline.com

finalists

Adam & Eve
Frisky Business Boutique
Priscilla McCall's

Place to buy last-minute gifts

Cameron's
University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill
919-942-5554
www.camerons-gallery.com

finalists

Morgan Imports
Parker and Otis
Vaguely Reminiscent

Place to buy musical instruments

High Strung
1805 W Markham Ave, Durham
919-286-3801
www.highstrungdurham.com

finalists

Guitar Center
Harry's Guitar Shop
The Music Loft of Carrboro

Place to buy new furniture

Rooms To Go
4144 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham
919-489-8719
5900 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-785-2222
www.roomstogo.com

finalists

Ambiente
Home Comfort
Whitley Furniture Galleries

Retail beer selection

Sam's Quik Shop

1605 Erwin Rd, Durham
919-286-4110
www.samsquikshop.com

finalists

Bottle Revolution
Peace Street Market
Tasty Beverage Company
Total Wine & More

Salvage/re-use business

The Scrap Exchange
923 Franklin St, Bay 1, Durham
919-688-6960
www.scrapexchange.org

finalists

Durham Rescue Mission
Goodwill
Habitat For Humanity ReStore
PTA Thrift Shop

Seafood market

Tom Robinson's Seafood
207 Roberson St, Carrboro
919-942-1221
www.tomrobinsonseafood.com

finalists

Capital Seafood Market
Earp's Seafood
Saltwater
Whole Foods Market

Store to buy eyeglasses

Specs
8202 Renaissance Pkwy, Suite 105, Durham
919-572-1200
www.specsnc.com

finalists

Academy Eye Associates
Eye Care Associates
Upchurch Optical Center

Vintage store

Father & Son Antiques
107 W Hargett St, Raleigh
919-832-3030

finalists

Beggars and Choosers
Dolly's Vintage
Everything but Grannies Panties
Time After Time

  • Congratulations to this year's winners and finalists! And thank you to everyone who voted in this year's poll.

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