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Best Goods & Services 2016 

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Best New Retail Store

The Hub by Archimage. 701 Monroe Avenue, 270-4199, thehubroc.com

Runners up: Just Games | Second Chic | Trilogy Fashion Foundry

Best Bike Shop

Park Ave Bike Shop. 2900 Monroe Avenue, 381-3080; 600 Jay Scutti Boulevard, Henrietta, 427-2110; parkavebike.com

Runners up: Full Moon Vista | Towners Bike Shop | Towpath Bike Shop

Best Fitness Trainer

Karen Rogers (Exercise Express). 232 South Plymouth Avenue, 748-5503, theexerciseexpress.com

Runners up: Danny Maffia (Bounce Aerobics) | Chris Manioci (Get It Right Fitness) | Robert Ortiz (Bert's Box)

Best Yoga Instructor

Nicole Milano (Breathe Yoga). Several area locations. breatheyoga.com

Runners up: Jesse Amesmith (YogaVibe) | Aimee Senise Conners (Tru Yoga) | Thomas Somerville (Harro East Athletic Club)

Best Salon

Scott Miller. 3340 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford; 980 Ridge Road, Webster; 264-9940; scottmillerstyle.com

Runners up: Gallery Salon | La Salon Bianca | World Hair

Best Barbershop

The Gentlemen's Barber. 36 South Union Street, 478-2698, thegentlemensbarber.com

Runners up: Barbetorium | Bauman's Barbershop | Dandedeville

Best Barber/Stylist

Nikki De May (Gallery Salon). 4 Elton Street, 271-8340, galleryhair.com

Runners up: Andrea Bonawitz (Parlour Hair Salon) | Anthony Marasco (Barbetorium) | Nico Merritt (Barbetorium)

Best Florist

Arena's. 260 East Avenue, 454-3720, arenasforlife.com

Runners up: Kittelberger Florist | Rockcastle Florist | Stacy K Floral

Best Secondhand Store

Panache Vintage. 1855 Monroe Avenue, 473-5343, panacheconsignboutique.com/

Runners up: Jane Vintage | Predisposed Vintage | Second Chic

Best Record Store

Record Archive. 33 1/3 Rockwood Street, 244-1210, recordarchive.com

Runners up: Bop Shop Records | House of Guitars | Needle Drop

Best Musical Instrument Store

House of Guitars. 645 Titus Avenue, 544-3500, houseofguitars.com

Runners up: Bernunzio Uptown Music | Sound Source | Stutzman's Guitar Center

Best Tattoo Parlor

Love Hate Tattoo. 217 Alexander Street, 262-6440, lovehatetattoo.com

Runners up: Physical Graffiti | Pyramid Arts Tattoo | White Tiger Tattoo

Best Tattoo Artist

Jet DiProjetto (Love Hate and Pyramid Arts). 217 Alexander Street, 262-6440, lovehatetattoo.com; 638 South Avenue, 473-2787, pyramidartstattoo.com

Runners up: Adrien Moses Clark (Love Hate) | Adam Francey (Love Hate) | Erik Mannhardt (Steadfast Tattoo) | Ben Wight (Pyramid Arts)

Best Piercing Parlor

Primitive Impressions. 1175 Atlantic Avenue, 244-4290, primitiveimpressions.com

Runners up: Dorje Adornments | Icon Piercing Studio | The Ultimate

Best Local Coffee Roaster

Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters. Many area locations. fingerlakescoffee.com

Runners up: Fuego Coffee Roasters | Glen Edith Coffee Roasters | Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

Best Regional Winery

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars. 9749 Middle Road, Hammondsport, 1-800-320-0735, drfrankwines.com

Runners up: 3 Brothers Wineries and Estates | Bully Hill Vineyards | Casa Larga

Best Regional Brewery

Genesee Brewing Company. 25 Cataract Street, 263-9200, geneseebeer.com

Runners up: Rohrbach Brewing Company | Swiftwater Brewing | Three Heads Brewing

Best Regional Distillery

Black Button Distilling. 85 Railroad Street, 730-4512, blackbuttondistilling.com

Runners up: Finger Lakes Distilling | Honeoye Falls Distillery | Iron Smoke Distillery

Best Bakery

Leo's Bakery and Deli. 101 Despatch Drive, East Rochester, 249-1000, leoselite.com

Runners up: Get Caked | Scratch Bakeshop | Sinful Sweets

Best Candy/Chocolate Shop

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates. 674 South Avenue, 461-2815, hedonistchocolates.com

Runners up: Andy's Candies | Encore Chocolates | Stever's Candies

Best Pet-Related Business

Lollypop Farm Humane Society of Greater Rochester. 99 Victor Road, Fairport, 223-1330, lollypop.org

Runners up: Bark Avenue Dog | Natural Pet Foods | Park Ave. Pets

Best Geek-Friendly Business

Rochester Brainery. 176 Anderson Avenue, F109, 730-7034, rochesterbrainery.com

Runners up: Just Games | Millennium Games | Nox Cocktail Lounge | The Playhouse

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