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Goods & Services

Best antique store

Father and Son Antiques
107 W. Hargett St., Raleigh 832-3030

Honorable mention
Beggars and Choosers Antiques

Best place to buy your kid's first bicycle

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

Best place to buy candy

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

Honorable mention
The Fresh Market

Best local place to buy a wedding gift

Hudson Belk
www.belk.com
1-866-BELK-GIFT

Honorable mention
Cameron's

Best local hardware store

Burke Brothers Hardware, Inc.
5227 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 851-1211

Honorable mention
Ace Hardware

Best doctor

Dr. Brian Forrest at Access Healthcare
1031 W. William St., Suite 106, Apex 363-0190
brian@acchealth.com

Honorable mention
Dr. Denise Tollefson at Willow Family Medical Center

Best retail wine selection

Total Wine & More
8381 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh 293-0362
4261 The Circle at North Hills St., Suite 115, Raleigh 232-2580
105 Capital Blvd., Raleigh 235-00003
6615 Witherspoon Blvd., Durham 489-5082

Honorable mention
A Southern Season

Best retail beer selection

Peace Street Market
804 W. Peace St., Raleigh 834-7070

Honorable mention
Total Wine & More

Best retail cheese selection

Whole Foods Market
www.wholefoods.com

Honorable mention
A Southern Season

Best tienda

Don Jose Tienda Mexicana
708 Rosemary St., Carrboro 969-8568

Honorable mention
Mandada

Best place to buy music gear

The Music Loft
1900 W. Markham Ave., Durham 286-9539
www.musicloftdurham.com
116 W. Main St., Carrboro 968-4411
www.carrloft.net

Honorable mention
Harry's Guitar Shop

Best local bookstore

Quail Ridge Books & Music
3301 Wade Ave., Raleigh 828-1588
www.quailridgebooks.booksense.com

Honorable mention
Regulator Bookshop

Best toy store

Wootini
Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro 933-6061
www.wootini.com

Honorable mention
Tookies Toys

Best place to buy sex toys

Adam & Eve
4125 Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite 10, Durham 401-6801
6311 Glenwood Ave., Suite A, Raleigh 571-7209

Honorable mention
Cherry Pie

Best bed & breakfast

Fearrington House Country Inn
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro 542-2121
www.fearringtonhouse.com

Honorable mention
Inn at Celebrity Dairy

Best thrift store

PTA Thrift Shop
89 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill 942-5270
105 W. Main St., Carrboro 942-6565
Hwy 15-501 N. #103, Chapel Hill 969-9457
www.ptathriftshop.com

Honorable mention
Goodwill

Best record store

Schoolkids Records
2316 Hillsborough St., Suite 104, Raleigh 821-7766
144 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 929-7766
www.schoolkidsrecords.com

Honorable mention
CD Alley

Best place to buy camping gear

REI
255 Crossroads Blvd., Cary 233-8444
6911 Fayetteville Road, Durham 806-3419
4291 The Circle at North Hills St., Raleigh 571-5031
www.rei.com

Honorable mention
Great Outdoor Provision Company

Best local women's boutique

Uniquities
452 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 933-4426
450 Daniels St., Raleigh 832-1234
www.uniquities.com

Honorable mention
Rouge

Best men's clothing

Jos. A. Bank
Cary Town Center, Cary 469-9978
The Streets of Southpoint, Durham 572-0146
Triangle Town Center, Raleigh 792-2323
Cameron Village, Raleigh 836-8005
www.josbank.com

Honorable mention
N V

Best jewelry designer/store

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

Honorable Mention
Black Mountain NC Art Gallery

Best place for kick-ass shoes

Firefly
605 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh 821-4536
www.fireflync.com

Honorable Mention
DSW

Best vintage clothing store

Time After Time Vintage Thrift
414 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 942-2304

Honorable Mentions
Beggars and Choosers Antiques
Creative Consignment

Best hair stylist/salon

Mina's Studio
The Galleria, 400 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill 968-8548
www.minasstudio.com

Honorable Mentions
Syd's Hair Shop
Von Kekel Salon Spa
Moshi Moshi

Best day spa

Von Kekel Salon Spa
2230 Walnut St., Cary 859-08884
209-114 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh 782-0808
www.vonkekel.com

Honorable Mentions
Iatria Day Spa
Skin Sense, A Day Spa
Mina's Studio

Best dentist

Dr. Sarant & Dr. Santos
3713 Benson Dr. #102, Raleigh 855-8600

Honorable Mention
Dr. Aaron Tropman

Best auto mechanic

Tao Auto
400 W. Morgan St., Raleigh 831-0800
www.taoauto.com

Honorable Mentions
Auto Logic
Chapel Hill Tire
Last Chance Garage

Best veterinarian

The Animal Hospital
112 W. Main St., Carrboro 967-9261

Honorable Mention
Oberlin Animal Hospital

Best plumber
Sparrow & Sons Plumbing
305 W. Weaver St., Carrboro 942-5171

Best DUI lawyer

Kyle Hall
5 W. Hargett St., Suite 810, Raleigh 831-8901
khall@mindspring.com

Best tattoo artist/studio

Glenn's Tattoo Service
709 W. Rosemary St., Carrboro 933-TATU
www.glennstattooservice.com

Honorable Mention
Blue Flame Tattoo

Best massage therapist

Synergy Spa
2603 Glenwood Ave., Suite 121C, Raleigh 510-5130
www.synergyspanc.com

Honorable Mentions
Von Kekel Salon Spa
Mina's Studio

Best real estate agent/company

Fonville Morisey Realty
multiple Triangle locations
www.fmrealty.com

Honorable Mentions
Linda Lee & Associates, Inc.
RE/MAX Real Estate

Best radio station

WKNC 88.1 FM
wknc.ncsu.edu

Honorable Mention
WRVA 100.7 FM The River

Best radio DJ

Rochester from WKNC
wknc.ncsu.edu/dj

Honorable Mention
Bob Dumas from G105 WDCG

Best local television personality

Greg Fishel, WRAL
www.wral.com/weather/closings

Honorable Mentions
Chris Stout, WNCN
David Crabtree, WRAL

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