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Pet Supply Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Highland Pet Supply
You can find everything your pet needs at a chain store, but what about everything that your darling leg-humper could ever desire? Shop Paris-and-Tinkerbell style at Highland Pet Supply, where the beds are designer and the beef kibble is free-range. The boutique stocks essentials such as rawhide (vanillamore...

You can find everything your pet needs at a chain store, but what about everything that your darling leg-humper could ever desire? Shop Paris-and-Tinkerbell style at Highland Pet Supply, where the beds are designer and the beef kibble is free-range. The boutique stocks essentials such as rawhide (vanilla scent optional), kitty litter and leashes, but it specializes in luxurious edibles and playthings. Next time Fluffy is a good girl, make a run for sweet potato treats and a stiletto-shaped chew toy by “Bark Jacobs.” HPS also offers do-it-yourself dog showers and obedience classes.
1186 N. Highland Ave. 404-892-5900. www.highlandpet.com.

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Best Local Playwright BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Tyler Perry
Diary of a Mad Black Woman www.tylerperry.com

Best Menswear BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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K&G Men's Center
1750 Ellsworth Industrial Drive 404-352-3471 www.kgstore.com

Best Musical Instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Guitar Center
1485 Northeast Expressway 404-320-7253; and other locations www.guitarcenter.com

Best Nail Salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Nail Talk & Spa
595 Piedmont Ave., Suite 340 404-879-0224; and other locations

Best Natural Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Oh! My Nappy Hair
237 Mitchell St. 404-221-8900

Best New Shopping District BOA Award Winner

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Atlantic Station
171 17th St. 404-995-6425 www.atlanticstation.com

Best New Vinyl BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Satellite Records
421 Moreland Ave. 404-880-9746

Best OTP Dry Cleaner BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Executive Cleaners
4394 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker 770-723-1591

Best OTP Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Abbi's Full Services Salon
885 Woodstock Road, Roswell 770-645-2270

Best OTP Liquor Store (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Minks Package

Minks Package Store 2565 Delk Road, Marietta 770-952-2337


Sherlock’s Wine and Beer 135 Barrett Parkway, Marietta 770-426-6744; and other locations www.sherlocks.com


Smyrna World of Beverages 4474 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 770-431-9599

Best OTP Mall/Shopping Center BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Perimeter Mall
4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road 770-394-4270 www.perimetermall.com

Best OTP Tattoo Studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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All or Nothing Tattoo
2569 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 770-435-9966 www.allornothingtattoo.com

Best Outlet Shopping BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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North Georgia Premium Outlets
800 Ga. 400 South, Dawsonville 706-216-3609 www.premiumoutlets.com

Best Pawn Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Jason's Pawn Shop
2104 N. Decatur Road, Decatur 404-636-1731

Best Pet Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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PetSmart (Atlanta Locations)
650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-872-2363; and other locations www.petsmart.com

Best Piercing Parlor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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All Or Nothing Tattoo And Body Piercing
2569 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 770-435-9966 www.allornothingtattoo.com

Best Place to Buy a Gag Gift BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Spencer;s
North Point Mall, 1006 North Point Circle 770-442-5829; and other locations www.spencergifts.com

Best Place to Buy Home Accessories BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Interior Dimensions
3185 Maple Drive 404-467-0488 www.id-home.com

Best Place to Register for Your Wedding BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Target
1275 Caroline St. 404-260-0200; and other locations www.target.com

Best Shoes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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DSW (14 Atlanta Stores)
1 Buckhead Loop 404-869-4166; and other locations www.dswshoes.com

Best Spa BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Natural Body Spa and Shop
754 Peachtree St. 404-876-2131; and other locations www.naturalbody.com

Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Dick's Sporting Goods
3535 Peachtree Road 404-267-0200; and other locations www.dickssportinggoods.com

Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Junior League of Atlanta
3154 Northside Parkway 404-355-3547 www.jlatlanta.org

Best Toy Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Toys """"R"""" Us (Atlanta Locations)
1 Buckhead Loop 404-467-8697 www.toysrus.com

Best Traditional Furniture BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Haverty's
4013 LaVista Road, Tucker 770-491-0536; and other locations www.havertys.com

Best Used Book Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Book Nook
3073 N. Druid Hills Road, Decatur 404-633-1342; and other locations

Best Used CDs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Criminal Records
466 Moreland Ave. 404-215-9511

Best Used Vinyl BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Wax 'N' Facts
432 Moreland Ave. 404-525-2275

Best Vintage Clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Stefan's Vintage Clothing
1160 Euclid Ave. 404-688-4929 www.stefansvintage.com

Best Wine Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Ansley Wine Merchants
1544 Piedmont Road 404-876-6790

Best Women's Wear BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Target

Best Yoga Studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Kashi Atlanta

Best Doggie Daycare BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Barking Hound Village Inn
1918 Cheshire Bridge Road 404-897-3422 www.barkinghoundvillage.com

Best Doggie Daycare BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Barking Hound Village Lofts
1918 Cheshire Bridge Road 404-897-3422 www.barkinghoundvillage.com

Best Doggie Daycare BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Barking Hound Village Buckhead
1918 Cheshire Bridge Road 404-897-3422 www.barkinghoundvillage.com

Best Doggie Daycare BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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1918 Cheshire Bridge Road 404-897-3422 www.barkinghoundvillage.com

Best Adult Toy Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Inserection Adult Fantasy Store

Best Adult Videos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Inserection Adult Fantasy Store

Best Antique Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Atlanta Antique Gallery

Best Art Supplies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Sam Flax

Best East Asian Market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Buford Highway Farmers Market

Best Indian Pakistani Market (tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Cherians International farmers market

Best Indian Pakistani Market (tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Dekalb Farmers Market

Best Bike Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Outback Bikes

Best Bikini Wax BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Natural Body Spa and Shop

Best Book Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Best Place to Register for Your Wedding BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Target

Best Camera Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Wolf Camera (Former ATL Chain)

Best Car Wash BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Cactus Car Wash

Best Caterer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Bold American Catering

Best Gym BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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LA Fitness Ansley Mall
3232 Peachtree Road, Suite A 404-233-8311; and other locations www.lafitness.com

Best Hardware Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Ace Hardware (Atlanta Stores)
1231 Glenwood Ave. 404-627-5757; and other locations www.acehardware.com

Best Hardware Store FOR WOODWORKERS BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Highland Woodworking
Though the big-box chains certainly sell everything under the sun, we’ve always preferred the mom-and-pop shop feel of HIGHLAND HARDWARe, with its faint smell of woodchips and service-with-a-smile staff. But don’t let that atmosphere confuse you: This store is a serious business withmore...

Though the big-box chains certainly sell everything under the sun, we’ve always preferred the mom-and-pop shop feel of HIGHLAND HARDWARe, with its faint smell of woodchips and service-with-a-smile staff. But don’t let that atmosphere confuse you: This store is a serious business with a national reputation for its emphasis on woodworking. Its selection of tools is sold nationwide through both its catalog and website, while classes on everything from power tool techniques to the care and maintenance of finished surfaces continue to elevate the 27-year-old store’s profile as a leader in its industry.
1045 N. Highland Ave. 404-872-4466. www.tools-for-woodworking.com.

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Best Head Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Junkman's Daughter
1164 Moreland Ave. 404-577-3188

Best Health Food Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Whole Foods Market
2111 Briarcliff Road 404-634-7800; and other locations www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Best Import Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Cost Plus World Market
3330 Piedmont Road 404-814-0801; and other locations www.worldmarket.com

Best Indian Pakistani Market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Your DeKalb Farmers Market
Cherians International Farmers Market 751 DeKalb Industrial Way, Decatur 404-299-0842

Best Intown Car Wash BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Cactus Car Wash
Could we take our beat-up economy cars to someplace other than Cactus Car Wash? Probably. But why would we? When we come in early in the morning, we get delicious coffee. When it’s cold outside, there’s a nice fire to keep us warm. And now the heat has us pleased that we can buy chillymore...

Could we take our beat-up economy cars to someplace other than Cactus Car Wash? Probably. But why would we? When we come in early in the morning, we get delicious coffee. When it’s cold outside, there’s a nice fire to keep us warm. And now the heat has us pleased that we can buy chilly beverages while we wait. Televisions and magazines keep us occupied while computer stations and Wi-Fi keep us from having to skip a beat on the workday. Taking our cars here leaves us feeling more pampered than our automobiles, which do indeed emerge from the wash and wax services looking shiny and new.
575 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-876-3232; 2980-A Piedmont Road, 404-846-4040. www.cactuscarwash.net.

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Best Intown Dry Cleaner BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Sig Samuels Dry Cleaners
906 Monroe Drive 404-872-2233

Best INTOWN Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Grow
There was once a time when we could call on a Wednesday to book a Saturday appointment with Robin at GROW. But with a move to an expanded salon in Decatur Station (the old location burned down) and its new status as a Bumble and Bumble salon — taking stylists and colorists to NYC to get up tomore...

There was once a time when we could call on a Wednesday to book a Saturday appointment with Robin at GROW. But with a move to an expanded salon in Decatur Station (the old location burned down) and its new status as a Bumble and Bumble salon — taking stylists and colorists to NYC to get up to speed on the latest techniques — we now have to book our Saturdays a month in advance. With an additional Reader’s Choice this year, it’s safe to say our little beauty secret is out.
627-C E. College Ave., Decatur. 404-373-7775. www.growsalon.com.

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Best Intown Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Grow
627-C E. College Ave., Decatur 404-373-7775 www.growsalon.com

Best Intown Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Green's Beverages - Ponce De Leon
2612 Buford Highway 404-321-6232; 737 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-872-1109

Best Intown Mall/Shopping Center BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road 404-233-6767 www.lenoxsquare.com

Best Intown Spa BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Dobel Salon and Spa
The trickling fountain and New Age music in its ultra-modern Buckhead spa are just the beginning of the soothing experience at DOBEL SALON AND SPA. Try the Desert Stone therapy, a Swedish massage coupled with hot stones, or the mineral-rich Italian Fango mud treatment to detoxify tired limbs. Other favoritesmore...

The trickling fountain and New Age music in its ultra-modern Buckhead spa are just the beginning of the soothing experience at DOBEL SALON AND SPA. Try the Desert Stone therapy, a Swedish massage coupled with hot stones, or the mineral-rich Italian Fango mud treatment to detoxify tired limbs. Other favorites include the cellulite-reducing Peppermint Sea Treatment and the Bacial pore cleansing (especially for men) to keep you clear of back-ne. Complimentary valet parking and refreshments keep the experience divine.
3365 Piedmont Road, Suite 1250. 404-264-1007. www.dobelsalon.com.

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Best Intown Tattoo BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Black Cat Tattoo
An inky paradise of perverse pain and pleasure, BLACK CAT TATTOO is located in Decatur and attracts and employs a number of L5P regulars. An unpretentious location is the headquarters for the heavily inked carnival of artists with a head full of design ideas and bodies that serve as a fleshy canvas tomore...

An inky paradise of perverse pain and pleasure, BLACK CAT TATTOO is located in Decatur and attracts and employs a number of L5P regulars. An unpretentious location is the headquarters for the heavily inked carnival of artists with a head full of design ideas and bodies that serve as a fleshy canvas to exhibit their craft. The house rocks in many ways since many of the employees and customers are active in the rock and burlesque scenes. Nervous first-timers are welcomed into the easygoing, no-pressure environment with a helpful, and yes, quite colorful, staff.
1059 Oak Tree Road, Decatur. 404-636-0400.

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Best Intown Tattoo Studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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All or Nothing Tattoo
2569 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 770-435-9966 www.allornothingtattoo.com

Best Jewelry BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Atlanta Antique Gallery
3550 Broad St., Chamblee 770-457-7444 www.atlantaantiquegallery.com

Best Jewelry Artisans BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
High Museum of Art
With their creations divided into categories like Tuesday Supper Club, Saturday Shoe Shopping, Dancing Till Dawn and Meeting His Parents, TURQ DESIGNS takes the guesswork out of choosing the right jewelry for life’s special occasions and events. Friends Lee Addison and Katherine Weeks made jewelrymore...

With their creations divided into categories like Tuesday Supper Club, Saturday Shoe Shopping, Dancing Till Dawn and Meeting His Parents, TURQ DESIGNS takes the guesswork out of choosing the right jewelry for life’s special occasions and events. Friends Lee Addison and Katherine Weeks made jewelry for fun, but they soon discovered that their hobby had potential to become a successful business. Now their bold semi-precious stone necklaces and earrings are sold all over the country as well as on the company’s website. Their mother of pearl Hilary earrings are perfect for summer and — true to their word — their green turquoise Lane necklace has definitely been credited for winning over the boyfriend’s folks.
404-733-4400. www.turqjewelry.com.

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Best Jewelry Artisans BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
High Museum of Art
404-733-4400. www.turqjewelry.com.

Best Kids Clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Gap Kids (Atlanta Stores)
Gwinnett Place 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth 770-476-0117; and other locations www.gap.com

Best Kitchen Gadgets BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
The Cook's Warehouse - East Cobb
When we want our attempts in the kitchen to turn out right, we turn to THE COOK’S WAREHOUSE for the tools that will get us there. Heavy-bottomed cookware from All Clad and Swiss Diamond transfer heat more evenly, resulting in fewer incidents with scorched recipes. Star-shaped ice cube traysmore...

When we want our attempts in the kitchen to turn out right, we turn to THE COOK’S WAREHOUSE for the tools that will get us there. Heavy-bottomed cookware from All Clad and Swiss Diamond transfer heat more evenly, resulting in fewer incidents with scorched recipes. Star-shaped ice cube trays and sure-shot pourers keep our parties swinging while all manner of cookie-cutters keep our baked goods looking good enough to eat. And when we run out of inspiration, the demo kitchen offers affordable cooking classes that revive our creativity.
www.thecookswarehouse.com.

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Best Kitchen Gadgets BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Cook's Warehouse - East Cobb

Best Last-Minute Gifts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Phipps Plaza
When rushed to find those last-minute gifts for a Mother’s Day brunch, friend’s engagement party or brother’s birthday dinner (how did we manage to forget about those soirees, anyway?), we never take a second to stress about what to buy. Instead we stop in at METROPOLITAN DELUXEmore...

When rushed to find those last-minute gifts for a Mother’s Day brunch, friend’s engagement party or brother’s birthday dinner (how did we manage to forget about those soirees, anyway?), we never take a second to stress about what to buy. Instead we stop in at METROPOLITAN DELUXE on our way over, because we know we’ll find something that will please everyone. With its selection of glorious fresh-cut flowers, divine candles, slutty soaps and cheeky cards, you can please both the irreverent sibling and the finicky mother-in-law all in one trip.
Also at 1034 N. Highland Ave., 404-892-9337, www.metropolitandeluxe.com.

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Best Latino Market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Carniceria Hispana
3258 Buford Highway 404-315-9400; and other locations

Best Lingerie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Oh! Fine Lingerie
What we really like about Oh! Fine Lingerie is that a visit to the west Buckhead shop is like a trip into the kinds of boudoirs you see in black-and-white films. And with its selection of gauzy, vintage negligees and robes, you probably won’t have a problem picturing yourself in just such amore...

What we really like about Oh! Fine Lingerie is that a visit to the west Buckhead shop is like a trip into the kinds of boudoirs you see in black-and-white films. And with its selection of gauzy, vintage negligees and robes, you probably won’t have a problem picturing yourself in just such a place. Elegant, racy and lacy lingerie from the likes of Simon Perele, Cosabella, On Gossamer and even some break-the-bank pieces from Cavalli line the walls. Kittenish bedroom slippers tucked beneath the displays help shoppers imagine their complete ensemble, and vintage jewelry rests next to the register, just in case you need a little bling for your bada-bing.
3209 Paces Ferry Place, Suite 8. 404-949-9901.

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Best Lingerie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Victoria's Secret & PINK
1364 Cumberland Mall 770-435-2600; and other locations www.victoriasecret.com

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Mac's Beer & Wine
Surrounded by newly erected condos and just blocks from Georgia Tech, MAC’S BEER AND WINE has been inciting a big Mac attack, so to speak, among fans of booze and brew. As spacious, spotless and well-lit as the high rises sprouting around it, Mac’s offers an easily navigated selectionmore...

Surrounded by newly erected condos and just blocks from Georgia Tech, MAC’S BEER AND WINE has been inciting a big Mac attack, so to speak, among fans of booze and brew. As spacious, spotless and well-lit as the high rises sprouting around it, Mac’s offers an easily navigated selection of bottles ranging from small-batch bourbons, craft rums, tequilas and singular scotches to massively marketed luxury vodkas. Mac’s offers the kind of global booze selection the condo dwellers will need when they see their association fees.
21 Peachtree Place. 404-872-4897. www.macsbeerandwine.com.

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Best Local Clothing Designer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Bill Hallman

Best Local Playwright BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Tyler Perry
Diary of a Mad Black Woman www.tylerperry.com

Best Menswear BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
K&G Men's Center
1750 Ellsworth Industrial Drive 404-352-3471 www.kgstore.com

Best Musical Instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Guitar Center
1485 Northeast Expressway 404-320-7253; and other locations www.guitarcenter.com

Best Nail Salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Nail Talk & Spa
595 Piedmont Ave., Suite 340 404-879-0224; and other locations

Best Natural Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Oh! My Nappy Hair
237 Mitchell St. 404-221-8900

Best New CDs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Criminal Records
Can two music stores survive on the same street in a small hipster enclave? In Little Five Points, the answer is a resounding yes. Eric Levin has carved out a nice niche market for his CRIMINAL RECORDS enterprise, offering an impressive selection of domestic and import CDs. Oh, sure, DVDs, magazines,more...

Can two music stores survive on the same street in a small hipster enclave? In Little Five Points, the answer is a resounding yes. Eric Levin has carved out a nice niche market for his CRIMINAL RECORDS enterprise, offering an impressive selection of domestic and import CDs. Oh, sure, DVDs, magazines, comics and toys are available, but this is the place for CDs. It’s rapidly turning into a great venue to catch a wide variety of live music, too. Criminal hosts a ton of cool, stripped-down in-store performances for your listening pleasure. After the set, get the artists to sign — what else? — their brand new CDs.
466 Moreland Ave. 404-215-9511. www.criminal.com.

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Best New Shopping District BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Atlantic Station
171 17th St. 404-995-6425 www.atlanticstation.com

Best New Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
IKEA
When we first saw the blue and yellow building hovering on 17th Street, we almost thought we heard angels singing. For Atlanta’s broke, thrifty and style-conscious folks, IKEA has been a godsend of epic proportions. The simple bookcases are perfect for keeping our pint-sized apartments organized,more...
When we first saw the blue and yellow building hovering on 17th Street, we almost thought we heard angels singing. For Atlanta’s broke, thrifty and style-conscious folks, IKEA has been a godsend of epic proportions. The simple bookcases are perfect for keeping our pint-sized apartments organized, the kitchen cabinet selection is just right for those looking to refurbish and reorganize on a tight budget, the mattresses are the ideal price for kids coming out of dorm life, and for those willing to splurge just a little, the leather couches are just what the doctor ordered for hip living rooms citywide. less...

Best New Vinyl BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Satellite Records
421 Moreland Ave. 404-880-9746

Best OTP Dry Cleaner BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Executive Cleaners
4394 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker 770-723-1591

Best OTP Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Don Shaw Hairdressers
With locations stretching from Lenox Square to the Mall of Georgia, Don and Sylvia Shaw Salons have been keeping Atlanta's suburban citizens sleek and stylish while saving them the stressful trip intown. Reliably updated on cut, color and style techniques, DASS regularly serves up the hippest cuts butmore...
With locations stretching from Lenox Square to the Mall of Georgia, Don and Sylvia Shaw Salons have been keeping Atlanta's suburban citizens sleek and stylish while saving them the stressful trip intown. Reliably updated on cut, color and style techniques, DASS regularly serves up the hippest cuts but is always careful to meet clients' needs with a lengthy pre-style consultation (often using photos) to ensure that stylists give them just the right look. Esthetique, which offers spa services such as glycolic treatments, massage and seaweed wraps, make the locations one-stop beauty shops. less...

Best OTP Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Abbi's Full Services Salon
885 Woodstock Road, Roswell 770-645-2270

Best OTP Liquor Store (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Minks Package

Minks Package Store 2565 Delk Road, Marietta 770-952-2337


Sherlock’s Wine and Beer 135 Barrett Parkway, Marietta 770-426-6744; and other locations www.sherlocks.com


Smyrna World of Beverages 4474 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 770-431-9599

Best OTP Mall/Shopping Center BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Perimeter Mall
4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road 770-394-4270 www.perimetermall.com

Best OTP Spa BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Apropos Skin Therapies
For feeling refreshed and revived, we find that the facials and peels at APROPOS SKIN THERAPIES are worth the trip. With a focus on state-of-the-art facials, this is the only location in Georgia where you can blast your dead skin cells and free up those fresh and shiny layers through Plasma-Ablation.more...

For feeling refreshed and revived, we find that the facials and peels at APROPOS SKIN THERAPIES are worth the trip. With a focus on state-of-the-art facials, this is the only location in Georgia where you can blast your dead skin cells and free up those fresh and shiny layers through Plasma-Ablation. For sensitive skin, the extra-gentle Papaya Enzyme Cleanse removes impurities without irritation, and for a delight to your skin and nose, try the Pumpkin Enzyme peel. High in antioxidants, the treatment improves skin texture and tone while reducing redness. The sweetest treat: A neck massage comes with any of the facial treatments.
1425 Market Blvd., Suite 545, Roswell. 770-518-7070. www.apropos-skintherapies.com.

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Best OTP Tattoo Studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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All or Nothing Tattoo
2569 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 770-435-9966 www.allornothingtattoo.com

Best Outlet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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North Georgia Premium Outlets

Best Outlet Shopping BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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North Georgia Premium Outlets
800 Ga. 400 South, Dawsonville 706-216-3609 www.premiumoutlets.com

Best Pawn Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Jason's Pawn Shop
2104 N. Decatur Road, Decatur 404-636-1731

Best Pet Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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PetSmart (Atlanta Locations)
650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-872-2363; and other locations www.petsmart.com

Best Photography Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Showcase Photo & Video
Perfect for the beginner and novice shooter, and pretty good for experts, SHOWCASE PHOTO AND VIDEO SUPERSTORE has equipment and supplies for both digital and film photographers. Its selection of inks, instruction books, papers and printers push it well above the competition. Showcase’s selectionmore...

Perfect for the beginner and novice shooter, and pretty good for experts, SHOWCASE PHOTO AND VIDEO SUPERSTORE has equipment and supplies for both digital and film photographers. Its selection of inks, instruction books, papers and printers push it well above the competition. Showcase’s selection is bolstered by its nostalgic (or is it purist?) persistence to keep real, old-fashioned darkroom chemicals in stock. The staff is surpassingly helpful, friendly even, and the accompanying Showcase School of Photography can help anyone take their skills to the next level.
2323 Cheshire Bridge Road. 800-886-1976. www.showcaseinc.com.

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Best Piercing Parlor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
All Or Nothing Tattoo And Body Piercing
2569 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 770-435-9966 www.allornothingtattoo.com


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