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Complete Readers' Poll Results 

Gold = Gold; Silver = Silver; Bronze = Bronze;

Best Florist

Best Place For A Unique Gift

  • Terra Verde, 208 N. Tejon St., 444-8621
  • Whickerbill Contemporary Gifts, 214 1/2 N. Tejon St., 633-0518
  • Barracuda Bazaar, 2502 W. Colorado Ave., 442-2202, barracudabazaar.com

Best Place To Buy Art

Best Antique Store

  • Colorado Country Antique Mall, 2109 W. Broadway, 520-5680
  • American Classics Marketplace, 1815 N. Academy Blvd., 596-8585, classicsmarket.com
  • Adobe Walls Antique Mall, 2808 W. Colorado Ave., 635-3394, adobe-walls.com

Best Toy Store

  • Little Richard's Toys, 324 N. Tejon St., 578-5848
  • Toys R Us, 3730 Citadel Drive North, 597-8697, toysrus.com
  • Compleat Games & Hobbies, 326 N. Tejon St., 473-1116, gamesandhobbies.com

Best Locally Owned Bookstore

  • Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon St., 578-0012
  • The Book Broker, 119 E. Bijou St., 635-4514, thebookbroker.net
  • The Bookman, 3163 Colorado Ave., 636-0055, thebookman.com

Best Chain Bookstore

  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 795 Citadel Drive East, 637-8282; 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960, bn.com
  • Borders, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600; 2120 Southgate Road, 632-6611, borders.com
  • none

Best Used Bookstore

Best Store for Musical Instruments

Best Local Store for CDs

  • Independent Records & Video, Four locations, beindependent.com
  • Earth Pig, 1953 W. Uintah St., 575-9847
  • Toons, 802 N. Nevada Ave., 632-8410, toonsmusic.com

Best Chain Store for CDs

  • Media Play, 651 N. Academy Blvd., 573-1977 7720 N. Academy Blvd., 260-6800, mediaplay.com
  • Best Buy, 7675 N. Academy Blvd., 593-0414 3150 New Center Point, 597-9519, bestbuy.com
  • Borders, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600; 2120 Southgate Road, 632-6611, borders.com

Best Local Store for DVDs

  • Independent Records & Video, Four locations, beindependent.com
  • Toons 802 N. Nevada Ave., 632-8410, toonsmusic.com
  • Starlight Video, 1201 W. Colorado Ave., 473-2222

Best Chain Store for DVDs

  • Best Buy, 7675 N. Academy Blvd., 593-0414; 3150 New Center Point, 597-9519, bestbuy.com
  • Blockbuster, Fifteen locations, blockbuster.com
  • Media Play, 62-1977 7720 N. Academy Blvd., 260-6800, mediaplay.com

Best Garden Supply/Nursery

Best Local Outdoor Outfitter

Best Chain Outdoor Outfitter

  • REI, 1376 E. Woodmen Road, 260-1455, rei.com
  • Dick's Sporting Goods, 3133 Cinema Point Road, 638-3400, dickssportinggoods.com
  • Gart Sports, 1409 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1400; 7730 N. Academy Blvd., 532-1020, gartsports.com

Best Place to Buy Skateboards

Best Place to Buy Snowboards

  • Gart Sports, 1409 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1400; 7730 N. Academy Blvd., 532-1020, gartsports.com
  • Zumiez, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 532-1655, zumiez.com
  • Colorado Kite & Ski, 2845 Ore Mill Road, 633-6227, ckski.com

Best Place to Buy Skis

  • Colorado Kite & Ski, 2845 Ore Mill Road, 633-6227, ckski.com
  • The Ski Shop, 1422 S. Tejon St., 636-3355, theskishopinc.com
  • Gart Sports, 1409 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1400; 7730 N. Academy Blvd., 532-1020, gartsports.com

Best Bike Shop

Best Place to Buy Scooters

Best Used Car Dealer

  • Phil Long dealerships, Four locations, phillong.com
  • Bob Penkhus Volvo/Mazda, 1101 Motor City Drive, 473-4100; 4391 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 955-5000, bobpenkhus.com
  • ValuCar, Five locations

Best New Domestic Car Dealer

  • Phil Long dealerships, Four locations, phillong.com
  • Faricy Boys Chrysler/Jeep, 4950 New Car Drive, 636-2584, faricy.com
  • Red Noland Cadillac, 990 Motor City Drive, 633-4633, rednoland.com

Best New Foreign Car Dealer

Best Mechanic

  • Butch's Automotive, 1412 N. Corona St., 633-2929
  • (tie) Aspen Coachworks, 1619 N. Union Blvd., 634-4257; Firestone Tire & Service Center at Chapel Hills Mall, 12445 Jamboree Drive, 548-8311, firestone.com
  • (tie) Accurate Japanese Repair, Inc., 530 E. Kiowa St., 634-1000; Don's Auto Clinic, 419 E. Vermijo Ave., 632-6093

Best Car Wash

  • Water Works Car Wash and Detail Service, 525 S. Nevada Ave., 634-3912; 1108 N. Academy Blvd., 596-3298; 2280 Montebello Square, 599-7788
  • 7th Wave Car Wash, 2510 E. Boulder St., 577-9283
  • The Hub Car Wash & Diner, 4460 Forest Hill Road, 535-0346, hubdiner.com

Best Trash Service

  • Waste Management, 540 Elkton Drive, 632-8877, wm.com
  • Bestway Disposal, 650 Santa Fe St., 633-8709, bestwaydisposal.com
  • Springs Waste System, 1990 Reliable Circle, 634-7177

Best Cell Phone Provider

Best Adult Store

  • First Amendment at Fillmore, 220 E. Fillmore St., 630-7676
  • Christal's, 2582 S. Academy Blvd., 393-9903
  • XXX-treme Adult Fantasy Store, 620 Peterson Road, 638-0200

Best Adult Live Entertainment

Best Chain Hotel

Best Mom 'n Pop Motel

  • Cliff House, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 785-2415, thecliffhouse.com
  • Castaways Inn and Suites, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5626, castaways.com
  • Blue Skies Bed & Breakfast, 402 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-3899, 800/398-7949, blueskiesbb.com
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