Best Of 2000

Favorite

Best of Goods and Services: Readers' Poll Results 


Best Specialty Foods Store
Gold
Zugspitze International Gourmet

3819 Maizeland Road

574-3819

Previous Best Of Awards:

'95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Cunningham's Meats &Specialty Foods

4935 Centennial Blvd.

599-7747

Bronze
Pasta Di Solazzi

4659 Centennial Blvd.,531-6906


Best Natural Foods Store

Gold
Wild Oats Community Market

5075 N. Academy Blvd.

548-1667

www.wildoats.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Mountain Mama Natural Foods

1625 W. Uintah St., 633-4139

Bronze
Manitou Natural Foods

56 Park Ave., Manitou Springs,

685-5434


Best Supermarket

Gold
King Soopers

Nine locations around town

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '98

Silver
Safeway

Ten locations around town

Bronze
Albertson's

Five locations around town


Best Bakery

Gold
Old Heidelberg Pastry Shop

1109 S. Tejon St., 634-1052

3609 Austin Bluffs Parkway

536-0979

Silver
Marigold Caf & Bakery

4605 Centennial Blvd.,

599-4776

Bronze
La Baguette

Four locations around town


Best Deli

Gold
Broadway Delicatessen and

Restaurant

24 S. Tejon St., 633-5420

Silver
Mollica's Italian Market and Deli

985 W. Garden of the Gods Road,

598-1088

Bronze
Zugspitze International Gourmet

3819 Maizeland Road, 574-3819


Best Caterer
Gold
The Picnic Basket / Cravings

1705 S. 8th St., 635-0200

www.pbcatering.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
The Food Designers Fine Catering

115 S. 25th St., 632-5414

www.gonow.to/fooddesigners

Bronze
The Good Table
1753 S. 8th St., 634-5005


Best Place to Stock Up on Booze

Gold
Cheers Liquor Mart

1105 N. Circle Drive, 574-2244

http://members.aol.com/

cheersliq

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '98 '99

Silver
Coaltrain Wine & Liquor

330 W. Uintah St., 475-9700

Bronze
Colorado's Liquor Outlet
1615 Briargate Blvd., 266-9300


Best Womens Clothing

Gold
Dillard's

The Citadel Mall, 550-1159

The Chapel Hills Mall,

532-1400

www.dillards.com

Silver
Ross Stores

3971 Palmer Park Blvd.,

574-1001

5110 N. Academy Blvd.,

528-5211

www.rossstores.com

Bronze
Foley's Department Store

The Citadel Mall, 597-7246

The Chapel Hills Mall, 528-1500

www.foleys.com

Best Mens

Clothing

Gold
Dillard's

The Citadel Mall, 550-1159

The Chapel Hills Mall,

532-1400

www.dillards.com

Silver
Ross Stores

3971 Palmer Park Blvd., 574-1001

5110 N. Academy Blvd., 528-5211

www.rossstores.com

Bronze
Foley's Department Store

The Citadel Mall, 597-7246

The Chapel Hills Mall, 528-1500

www.foleys.com


Best Place For

Eclectic Gift

Gold
Terra Verde

208 N. Tejon St., 444-8621

Silver
Whickerbill Contemporary Gifts

2141/2 N. Tejon St., 633-0518

Bronze
Barracuda Bazaar

27502 W. Colorado Ave.,

442-2202

2611 W. Colorado Ave.,

442-0205


Best Shoe Store

Gold
Mikael's

www.nikaelsshoes.uswestdex.com

218 N. Tejon St., 471-9844

Silver
Brown's Shoe Fit Co

123 N. Tejon St., 635-1575

Bronze
Payless Shoesource

Eleven locations around town

www.payless.com


Best Thrift Store
Gold
Goodwill Industries

Nine locations around town

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
ARC Thrift Store

3077 S. Academy Blvd.,

392-5263

1830 W. Uintah St., 473-0502

4402 Austin Bluffs Parkway,

522-1203

Bronze
Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store

Five locations around town


Best Garden

Supply/Nursery

Gold
Rick's Garden Center & Floral

1827 W. Uintah St., 632-8491

Previous Best Of Awards: '94

Silver
Los Robles Nursery

918 W. Costilla St., 636-3258

Bronze
Spencer's Lawn & Garden Center

1430 S. Tejon St., 632-2788

1937 Hallam Ave., Security

392-2726


Best Florist

Gold
Gentry's

225 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

632-0707

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Bijou Gardens

32 E. Bijou St., 477-0607

Bronze
Rich Designs Florist and Antiques

104 E. Cheyenne Road

475-1200


Best Jewelry Store

Gold
Johannes Hunter Diamond Designs

202 N. Tejon St., 633-8982

Silver
Megel & Graff Jewelers

12 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

632-2552

Bronze
Helzberg Diamonds

The Citadel mall, 596-9066

1710 Briargate Blvd.

264-4657


Best Kids Clothing
Gold
Gap Kids

The Citadel Mall, 597-3757

www.gapkids.com

Silver
Mountain Moppets

2532 W. Colorado Ave.,

633-3473

Bronze
Target Stores

Three locations around town

www.target.com


Best Toy Store
Gold
Little Richard's Toys

324 N. Tejon St., 578-5848

Previous Best Of Awards

'95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Toys-R-Us

3730 Citadel Drive North

597-8697

www.toysrus.com

Bronze
Zany Brainy

1710 E. Woodmen Road

531-5002

www.zanybrainy.com


Best Pet Supply Store
Gold
PetsMart

571 N. Academy Blvd., 570-1313

7680 N. Academy Blvd.

531-7870

www.petsmart.com

Silver
Petco

1820 W. Uintah St., 578-1123

5720 N. Academy Blvd.

536-0160

www.petco.com

Bronze
Wag-N-Wash

1625 W. Unitah St., 457-9274

www.wagnwash.com


Best Book Store
Gold
The Chinook Bookshop

210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195

www.chinookbook.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

795 Citadel Drive East,

637-8282

1535 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960

www.barnesandnoble.com

Bronze
McKinzey-White Booksellers

8005 N. Academy Blvd.,

590-1700


Best Used Book Store
Gold
Gateways Bookstore
119 E. Bijou St., 635-4514

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Poor Richard's Bookstore

320 N. Tejon St., 578-0012

Bronze
The Bookman

3163 W. Colorado Ave.,

636-0055


Best Music Store

Gold
Independent Records & Video

123 E. Bijou St., 520-5111

3030 E. Platte Ave., 473-0882

3040 W. Colorado Ave.,

477-9058

5680 S. Hwy 85/87, 393-1255

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '98 '99

www.beindependent.com

Silver
Media Play

651 N. Academy Blvd.,

573-1977

7720 N. Academy Blvd.,

260-6800

www.mediaplay.com

Bronze
Earth Pig Music

1953 W. Uintah St., 575-9847


Best Video Store
Gold
Blockbuster Video

Fourteen locations around town

www.blockbuster.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Hollywood Video

Four locations around town

www.hollywoodvideo.com

Bronze
Media Play

651 N. Academy Blvd.

573-1977

7720 N. Academy Blvd.

260-6800

www.mediaplay.com


Best Computer

Supply Store

Gold
Best Buy

801 N. Academy Blvd.,

380-0105

47675 N. Academy Blvd.,

593-0414

www.bestbuy.com

Silver
CompUSA

7690 N. Academy Blvd.,

260-7700

www.compusa.com

Bronze
Circuit City

345 N. Academy Blvd.,

574-7655

7670 N. Academy Blvd.,

262-9620

www.circuitcity.com


Best Bank
Gold
Wells Fargo Banks (formerly Norwest Banks)

Eleven locations around town

634-2000

www.wellsfargo.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '99

Silver
ENT Federal Credit Union

Nine locations around town

574-1100

www.efcu.org

Bronze
Western National

Five locations around town

473-0111

www.western-national.com

Best Real Estate Agency

Gold
Re/Max

Nine locations around town

www.remaxpartners-co.com

Silver
Sheilds

7222 Commerce Center Drive,

593-1000

Bronze
McGinnis

Five locations around town

www.mcginnis.com


Best New Car Dealership
Gold
Phil Long Dealerships

1212 Motor City Drive, 575-7100

www.phillong.com

Silver
Heuberger Subaru-Volkswagon
1080 Motor City Drive, 475-1920

www.heubergermotors.com

Bronze
Red Noland Saab-Infinity
1260 Motor City Drive, 444-8881

www.rednoland.com


Best Used Car Dealership

Gold
Phil Long Dealerships
1212 Motor City Drive,

575-7100

www.phillong.com

Silver
Heuberger Subaru-Volkswagon

1080 Motor City Drive,

475-1920

www.heubergermotors.com

Bronze
Team Chevrolet

230 N. Academy Blvd., 596-3040

www.teamchevy.com


Best Furniture Store

Gold
American Furniture Warehouse

2805 Chestnut St., 633-4220

www.4americanfurniture.com

Silver
The Design Center

27 S. Tejon St., 636-1500

Chapel Hills Mall, 535-0505

Bronze
Terra Verde
208 N. Tejon St., 444-8621


Best Home

Accessories Store


Gold
Pier 1 Imports
1835 Dublin Blvd., 528-1474

1893 S. Nevada Ave. 633-3973

www.pier1.com

Silver
Terra Verde
208 N. Tejon St., 444-8621

Bronze
Bed, Bath and Beyond
1790 E. Woodman Road

265-5795


Best Antique Store

Gold
Quartermoon Market
315 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

633-3999

Previous Best Of Awards: '99

Silver
Antique Mall
118 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1415

Bronze
Antiques Unique & Collectibles
1515 S. 8th St., 475-8633


Best Tattoo Parlor Gold
Art with a Pulse
7291/2 W. Colorado Ave.,

630-3628

Previous Best Of Awards:

'95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Snakes Tattoo Company
2340 E. Platte Ave., 475-8282

Bronze
Holey Rollers
332 E. Colorado Ave., 577-9943


Best Piercing Parlor
Gold
Holey Rollers
332 E. Colorado Ave., 577-9943

Silver
Art with a Pulse
7291/2 W. Colorado Ave., 630-3628

Bronze
Snakes Tattoo Company
2340 E. Platte Ave., 475-8282


Best Haircut Over $20

Gold
Veda Salon & Spa
1775 S. 8th St., 578-8332

4705 Centennial Blvd., 265-5660

www.vedasalon&spa.uswestdex.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '97 '99

Silver
Gertrude's House of Hair
31 E. Bijou St., 442-6769

Bronze
Evo
334 E. Colorado Ave., 471-2975


Best Haircut Under $20
Gold
Supercuts
Four locations around town

Silver
Cost Cutters Family Hair Care
Twelve locations around town

Bronze
Great Clips For Hair
Eleven locations around town


Best Health Club/Gym
Gold
YMCA-USO of the Pikes Peak Region
Three locations around town

www.ppymca.org

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
World Gym Fitness Centers
Four locations around town

www.worldgym.com

Bronze
Bally Total Fitness
Three locations around town

800/846-0256

www.ballyfitness.com


Best Bike shop
Gold
Criterium Bicycles
6150 Corporate Drive, 599-0149

www.criterium-bicycles.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Old Town Bike Shop
426 S. Tejon St., 475-8589

Bronze
Colorado Cyclist
3970 E. Bijou St., 591-4040


Best Sporting Goods
Gold
Gart Sports
1409 N. Academy Blvd., 572-0698

7730 N. Academy Blvd., 532-1020

www.gartsports.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
REI
1376 E. Woodman Road, 260-1455

www.rei.com

Bronze
Grand West Outfitters
3250 N. Academy Blvd., 596-3031


Best Outdoor Outfitters
Gold
Mountain Chalet
226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732

Previous Best Of Awards: '98 '99

Silver
REI
1376 E. Woodman Road, 260-1455

www.rei.com

Bronze
Grand West Outfitters
3250 N. Academy Blvd., 596-3031


Best Camera Shop

Gold
Shewmaker's Camera Shop
30 N. Tejon St., 636-1696

www.shewmakerscamera.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Wolf Camera
1850 N. Academy Blvd., 597-1575

www.wolfcamera.com

Bronze
Cameraworks
5030 N. Academy Blvd., 594-6966


Best Art Supplies
Gold
Art Hardware
32 S. Tejon St., 635-2348

www.arthardware.com

Silver
H.R. Meininger Co.
201 S. Weber St., 578-8070

www.meininger.com

Bronze
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
Three locations around town

www.hobbylobby.com

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