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Readers Poll Results

Best of Rochester 2014: Goods & Services 

NOTE: Runners up listed in alphabetical order

Best New Retail Shop

Hart's Local Grocers. 10 Winthrop Street, 521-4278,

Runners up: Abode | Ruffles Boutique | True North Artisans

Best Jewelry Store

Cornell's Jewelers. 3100 Monroe Avenue, 264-0100,

Runners up: Blueground Jewelry | Dorje Adornments | The Source Jewelers

Best Local Car Dealership

Dorschel Auto Group. Many area locations.

Runners up: Van Bortel Cars | Hoselton Auto Mall | Vision Automotive Group

Best Auto Repair Shop

Nu-Look Collision. Many area locations.

Runners up: East Avenue Auto | Schrader's Garage | Vesa's Automotive

Best Bike Shop

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

Runners up: Full Moon Vista | Towners Bike Shop | Yellow Haus Bicycles

Best Fitness Trainer

John H. (Downtown Fitness Club) 50 Chestnut Street, 756-4090,

Runners up: Kerry S. (Roc the Barre) | Vinny (Real Life Food & Fitness) | Greg Walsh (Wolf Brigade)

Best Yoga Instructor

Carly Weiss (Breathe Yoga) Many area locations.

Runners up: Jesse Amesmith (Tru Yoga) | Molly Huff (Molly's Yoga Corner) | Tom Somerville (Downtown Fitness Club)

Best Massage Therapist

Danielle Cowley (Shear Ego) 3349 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, 586-1781,

Runners up: Colin Coffey (Renewing Massage) | Joel Lloret (East Avenue Chiropractic) | Summer Mourgides (Integrated Wellness)

Best Spa

Spa at the Del Monte. 43 North Main Street, Pittsford, 419-3000,

Runners up: Scott Miller | Shear Ego | Solutions

Best Salon

Scott Miller. 3340 Monroe Avenue, 264-9940,

Runners up: Gallery | World Hair | Shear Ego

Best Barbershop

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

Runners up: Barbetorium | The Men's Room | The Men's Club at Shear Ego

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Best Florist

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

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

Best Garden Store

Garden Factory. 2126 Buffalo Road, Gates, 247-6236,

Runners up: Bristol's Garden Center | Gro-Moore Farms | Grossmans Garden & Home

Best Clothing Store

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Thread. 654 South Avenue, 232-7110,

Runners up: Dado Boutique | Hot Rod Betties | Peppermint

Best Thrift/Secondhand Store

Far Out Vintage. 633 Monroe Avenue, 530-7139,

Runners up: Greenovation | Panache Vintage | Utter Clutter

Best Record/Music Store

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

Runners up: The Bop Shop | NeedleDrop Records | Record Archive

Best Musical Instrument Store

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

Runners up: Bernunzio Uptown Music | Echo-Tone | Sound Source

Best Tattoo Parlor

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

Runners up: Physical Graffiti | Steadfast Tattoo | White Tiger Tattoo

Best Tattoo Artist

Joseph "Jet" DiProjetto (Love Hate Tattoo) 217 Alexander Street, 262-6440,

Runners up: Gooch (Physical Graffiti) | Erik Mannhardt (Steadfast Tattoo) | TeeJay (White Tiger Tattoo)

Best Piercing Parlor

Primitive Impressions. 274 North Goodman Street, 244-4290,

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

Best Local Coffee Roasters

Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters. Many area locations.

Runners up: Fuego Coffee Roasters | Java's Café | Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

Best Regional Winery

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

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

Best Regional Brewery

Rohrbach's Brewing Company. 97 Railroad Street, 546-8020,

Runners up: Genesee Brewing Company | Roc Brewing Company | Three Heads Brewing

Best Regional Distillery

Black Button Distillery. 85 Railroad Street, 730-4512,

Runners up: Finger Lakes Distilling | HomeTown Brew Distillery | Iron Smoke Whiskey | Myer Farm Distillers

Best Farmers Market

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Rochester Public Market. 280 North Union Street, 428-6907,

Runners up: Brighton Farmer Market | South Wedge Farmers Market | Westside Farmers Market

Best Bakery

Savoia Pastry Shoppe. 2267 Clifford Avenue, 482-1130,

Runners up: Flour City Bread Co. | Leo's Bakery and Deli | Village Bakery and Café

Best Candy/Chocolate Shop

Stever's Candies. 623 Park Avenue, 473-2098,

Runners up: Andy's Candies | Encore Chocolates | Hedonist Artisan Chocolates

Best Caterer

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. 99 Court Street, 325-7090,

Runners up: Madeline's | Manicotti's Catering Company | Tasteful Connections

Best Pet-Related Business

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

Runners up: Natural Pet Foods | Park Ave. Pets | PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore

Best Geek-FriendlyBusiness

Comics Etc. 1115 East Main Street, 473-7150,

Runners up: Bartertown Collectibles | Boldo's Amory | Millennium Games | Pair-A-Dice Games

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