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Best kid's clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
seed factory

Best Latino food market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Buford Highway Farmers Market

Best laundromat BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Laundry Lounge

Best lingerie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Victoria's Secret & PINK
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best local athlete BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Chipper Jones

Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
free fab'rik Boutique
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best-looking grocery shoppers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Whole Foods Market
Between the delicious hot bar(s), salad bar, cheese bar, and randomly placed free samples throughout the store, there's enough going on at the Whole Foods at Midtown Place to keep your head on a swivel. But don't become too distracted by the variety of healthful if overpriced foodstuffs to appreciatemore...
Between the delicious hot bar(s), salad bar, cheese bar, and randomly placed free samples throughout the store, there's enough going on at the Whole Foods at Midtown Place to keep your head on a swivel. But don't become too distracted by the variety of healthful if overpriced foodstuffs to appreciate the impressive sampling of good-looking Atlantans, civilians and uniformed Whole Foods employees alike. No offense intended to people who shop at Publix or Kroger, but there's something about craft beers, organic cereals, and hemp soaps that attract a nice-looking, sometimes tattooed, always-left-of-mainstream clientele. You have to grocery shop, anyway. Why not do it where you can get an eyeful? less...

Best manicure/pedicure BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Passion Nails

Best man's man antiques BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Biggar's Antiques
Antiquing isn't all Queen Anne dining room sets, Depression glass, and display cases filled with Hummel figurines. This is especially true at the Biggar's Antiques in Chamblee, which prides itself on not being "your typical antique store." Part retail outlet, part prop house for local movie productions,more...
Antiquing isn't all Queen Anne dining room sets, Depression glass, and display cases filled with Hummel figurines. This is especially true at the Biggar's Antiques in Chamblee, which prides itself on not being "your typical antique store." Part retail outlet, part prop house for local movie productions, Biggar's occupies a 100-year-old church, and its facade is plastered with bright tin signs from stores, gas stations, and restaurants of a bygone era. The place is family owned, and a Biggar is always on the clock. From old fixtures and electronics, to back issues of Playboy and baseball cards, there's plenty for more masculine antiquers to get excited about. At the risk of hijacking a pun the owners already nixed - and for good reason - Biggar's is better. less...

Best massage therapist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barbara Boling

Woodstock Wellness
770-655-1203

Best men's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sid Mashburn

Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Earthshaking Music

Best nail salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Passion Nails

Best natural hair salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sweetgrass Salon and Wellness Spa

Best outdoors farmer's market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Best pawnshop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Jason's Pawn Shop

Best personal trainer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Lloyd Burnett

Best pet pampering BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Glamour Paws Pet Boutique
There are several good things about dog clothes. For one thing, they're impossibly small and often feature pet-related puns written in rhinestones. For another thing, they go on dogs. Adorable, fur-covered, small dogs that smell like perfumes instead of dog stink! Glamour Paws was already a great placemore...
There are several good things about dog clothes. For one thing, they're impossibly small and often feature pet-related puns written in rhinestones. For another thing, they go on dogs. Adorable, fur-covered, small dogs that smell like perfumes instead of dog stink! Glamour Paws was already a great place to get dogs clean and then get them dressed, then this year it moved to an even larger location just a few doors down from its old space on North Highland Avenue in Virginia-Highland. Besides full-service fancy dog grooming, dog attire, treats, leashes, and collars, it now sells premium pet foods, too, so it really is an upscale one-stop pet shop. And as potentially disastrous as it sounds, it also offers paw primping and prettying for cats. If you're looking to save some money on grooming (so you have more to spend on dog costumes) Glamour Paws offers self-doggy washes for only $10 on Sundays. less...

Best pet store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
PetSmart (Atlanta Locations)
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best piercing parlor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kolo Piercing and Body Arts

Best pilates studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Urban Body Studios

Best place for fashion bargains BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Rag-O-Rama Little Five Points

Best place to get lucky BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Rondo Distributing Co.

Best place to meet the maker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
HomeGrown
A sign inside HomeGrown cautions shoppers to "Just say no to mass-produced art," not that there's any mass-produced art to speak of at the Decatur craft market and artists' collective. But just in case, you're being watched ... by Mr. T (there's a shrine to him in the corner). And by at least one ofmore...
A sign inside HomeGrown cautions shoppers to "Just say no to mass-produced art," not that there's any mass-produced art to speak of at the Decatur craft market and artists' collective. But just in case, you're being watched ... by Mr. T (there's a shrine to him in the corner). And by at least one of the indie artists who sells their work there. Staffed by artists, the co-op-style boutique sells wall art, pottery, jewelry, photography, and housewares to buy as gifts for others or as gifts to yourself. There are always new artists setting up displays and always something new to see. And if there's an artist you particularly love, you can check out the schedule on HomeGrown's website and drop in to say "Hi" when they're working. Mr. T pities the fool who doesn't say "No" to mass-produced art. less...

Best shooting range BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Stoddard's Range and Guns

Best shopping and a show BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Santa Fe Mall

Best shopping district BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Little Five Points

Best sneaker store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Abbadabbas - Little Five Points

Best spa BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Jeju Sauna

Best specialty market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Dick's Sporting Goods
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best tattoo artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Lucky Stars Tattoo

Best tattoo studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Memorial Tattoo - East Atlanta/Ormewood Park

Best Taxi cab service BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Atlanta Checker Cab Co Inc

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Center
The opening of a new thrift store is cause for celebration. If you're a weekly or even every-other-weekly thrifter, your old tried-and-true spots tend to get to a point where you can flip through the racks and recognize the very same clothes you saw last time. It's a bummer. The Goodwill on Northsidemore...
The opening of a new thrift store is cause for celebration. If you're a weekly or even every-other-weekly thrifter, your old tried-and-true spots tend to get to a point where you can flip through the racks and recognize the very same clothes you saw last time. It's a bummer. The Goodwill on Northside Drive (just west of Atlantic Station) has been a welcome - and spankin' new - addition to our thrift rotation. Opened in March, the familiar chain of charity shops' new location is huge and has Goodwill's standard flat pricing. (Men's shirts are a flat price, dresses are a flat price, etc.) So, you can occasionally find high-end, designer pieces hidden on a rack next to a bunch of Fruit of the Loom "Spring Break '98" T-shirts - and for the same exact price. Shoes are the exception to the rule, so designer pairs in good condition will likely end up on the fancy rack with individual prices based on their fanciness. Also cause for celebration: By simply spending money, you're helping people with employment issues get their lives back on track. Used clothes. New store. New lives. less...

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Value Village Thrift Store

Best toy store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Richards Variety Store

Best used bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Book Nook

Best vet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
East Atlanta Animal Clinic
If you're in a veterinarian's office, there are a couple things that are pretty much guaranteed. One, you have a pet who you care about at least a little bit. Two, said pet is upset, either because he's got the runs or some skin thing, or because going to the vet is a thing dogs and cats aren't generallymore...
If you're in a veterinarian's office, there are a couple things that are pretty much guaranteed. One, you have a pet who you care about at least a little bit. Two, said pet is upset, either because he's got the runs or some skin thing, or because going to the vet is a thing dogs and cats aren't generally huge fans of. There's only so much you can do to ease your pet's mind - reasoning with them works for shit - but the doctors and nurses at East Atlanta Animal Clinic are awfully good at easing an owner's mind. You know when you can just tell people love their job? Besides being friendly, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced, it's obvious that all who work there love their job. If they don't, they're great actors and it has the same palliative effect, so oh well. Besides the usual check-ups, shots, and lab work (which is nice and quick because they have their own in-house lab), East Atlanta's vets offer preventative care, behavioral help, and alternative therapies like acupuncture and Tui Na massage. less...

Best vet clinic BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Village Vets of Buckhead

Best vintage clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Stefan's Vintage Clothing

Best vinyl BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Best wine shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Wine Room at the St Regis

Best women's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Grease Monkeys

Best yoga instructor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kashi Atlanta

Best yoga studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kashi Atlanta

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barking Hound Village Inn
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barking Hound Village Lofts
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barking Hound Village Buckhead
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best kid's clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
seed factory

Best Latino food market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Buford Highway Farmers Market

Best laundromat BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Laundry Lounge

Best lingerie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Victoria's Secret & PINK
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best local athlete BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Chipper Jones

Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
free fab'rik Boutique
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best-looking grocery shoppers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Whole Foods Market
Between the delicious hot bar(s), salad bar, cheese bar, and randomly placed free samples throughout the store, there's enough going on at the Whole Foods at Midtown Place to keep your head on a swivel. But don't become too distracted by the variety of healthful if overpriced foodstuffs to appreciatemore...
Between the delicious hot bar(s), salad bar, cheese bar, and randomly placed free samples throughout the store, there's enough going on at the Whole Foods at Midtown Place to keep your head on a swivel. But don't become too distracted by the variety of healthful if overpriced foodstuffs to appreciate the impressive sampling of good-looking Atlantans, civilians and uniformed Whole Foods employees alike. No offense intended to people who shop at Publix or Kroger, but there's something about craft beers, organic cereals, and hemp soaps that attract a nice-looking, sometimes tattooed, always-left-of-mainstream clientele. You have to grocery shop, anyway. Why not do it where you can get an eyeful? less...

Best manicure/pedicure BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Passion Nails

Best man's man antiques BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Biggar's Antiques
Antiquing isn't all Queen Anne dining room sets, Depression glass, and display cases filled with Hummel figurines. This is especially true at the Biggar's Antiques in Chamblee, which prides itself on not being "your typical antique store." Part retail outlet, part prop house for local movie productions,more...
Antiquing isn't all Queen Anne dining room sets, Depression glass, and display cases filled with Hummel figurines. This is especially true at the Biggar's Antiques in Chamblee, which prides itself on not being "your typical antique store." Part retail outlet, part prop house for local movie productions, Biggar's occupies a 100-year-old church, and its facade is plastered with bright tin signs from stores, gas stations, and restaurants of a bygone era. The place is family owned, and a Biggar is always on the clock. From old fixtures and electronics, to back issues of Playboy and baseball cards, there's plenty for more masculine antiquers to get excited about. At the risk of hijacking a pun the owners already nixed - and for good reason - Biggar's is better. less...

Best massage therapist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barbara Boling

Woodstock Wellness
770-655-1203

Best men's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sid Mashburn

Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Earthshaking Music

Best nail salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Passion Nails

Best natural hair salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sweetgrass Salon and Wellness Spa

Best outdoors farmer's market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Best pawnshop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Jason's Pawn Shop

Best personal trainer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Lloyd Burnett

Best pet pampering BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Glamour Paws Pet Boutique
There are several good things about dog clothes. For one thing, they're impossibly small and often feature pet-related puns written in rhinestones. For another thing, they go on dogs. Adorable, fur-covered, small dogs that smell like perfumes instead of dog stink! Glamour Paws was already a great placemore...
There are several good things about dog clothes. For one thing, they're impossibly small and often feature pet-related puns written in rhinestones. For another thing, they go on dogs. Adorable, fur-covered, small dogs that smell like perfumes instead of dog stink! Glamour Paws was already a great place to get dogs clean and then get them dressed, then this year it moved to an even larger location just a few doors down from its old space on North Highland Avenue in Virginia-Highland. Besides full-service fancy dog grooming, dog attire, treats, leashes, and collars, it now sells premium pet foods, too, so it really is an upscale one-stop pet shop. And as potentially disastrous as it sounds, it also offers paw primping and prettying for cats. If you're looking to save some money on grooming (so you have more to spend on dog costumes) Glamour Paws offers self-doggy washes for only $10 on Sundays. less...

Best pet store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
PetSmart (Atlanta Locations)
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best piercing parlor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kolo Piercing and Body Arts

Best pilates studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Urban Body Studios

Best place for fashion bargains BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Rag-O-Rama Little Five Points

Best place to get lucky BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Rondo Distributing Co.

Best place to meet the maker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
HomeGrown
A sign inside HomeGrown cautions shoppers to "Just say no to mass-produced art," not that there's any mass-produced art to speak of at the Decatur craft market and artists' collective. But just in case, you're being watched ... by Mr. T (there's a shrine to him in the corner). And by at least one ofmore...
A sign inside HomeGrown cautions shoppers to "Just say no to mass-produced art," not that there's any mass-produced art to speak of at the Decatur craft market and artists' collective. But just in case, you're being watched ... by Mr. T (there's a shrine to him in the corner). And by at least one of the indie artists who sells their work there. Staffed by artists, the co-op-style boutique sells wall art, pottery, jewelry, photography, and housewares to buy as gifts for others or as gifts to yourself. There are always new artists setting up displays and always something new to see. And if there's an artist you particularly love, you can check out the schedule on HomeGrown's website and drop in to say "Hi" when they're working. Mr. T pities the fool who doesn't say "No" to mass-produced art. less...

Best shooting range BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Stoddard's Range and Guns

Best shopping and a show BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Santa Fe Mall

Best shopping district BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Little Five Points

Best sneaker store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Abbadabbas - Little Five Points

Best spa BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Jeju Sauna

Best specialty market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Dick's Sporting Goods
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best tattoo artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Lucky Stars Tattoo

Best tattoo studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Memorial Tattoo - East Atlanta/Ormewood Park

Best Taxi cab service BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Atlanta Checker Cab Co Inc

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Center
The opening of a new thrift store is cause for celebration. If you're a weekly or even every-other-weekly thrifter, your old tried-and-true spots tend to get to a point where you can flip through the racks and recognize the very same clothes you saw last time. It's a bummer. The Goodwill on Northsidemore...
The opening of a new thrift store is cause for celebration. If you're a weekly or even every-other-weekly thrifter, your old tried-and-true spots tend to get to a point where you can flip through the racks and recognize the very same clothes you saw last time. It's a bummer. The Goodwill on Northside Drive (just west of Atlantic Station) has been a welcome - and spankin' new - addition to our thrift rotation. Opened in March, the familiar chain of charity shops' new location is huge and has Goodwill's standard flat pricing. (Men's shirts are a flat price, dresses are a flat price, etc.) So, you can occasionally find high-end, designer pieces hidden on a rack next to a bunch of Fruit of the Loom "Spring Break '98" T-shirts - and for the same exact price. Shoes are the exception to the rule, so designer pairs in good condition will likely end up on the fancy rack with individual prices based on their fanciness. Also cause for celebration: By simply spending money, you're helping people with employment issues get their lives back on track. Used clothes. New store. New lives. less...

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Value Village Thrift Store

Best toy store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Richards Variety Store

Best used bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Book Nook

Best vet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
East Atlanta Animal Clinic
If you're in a veterinarian's office, there are a couple things that are pretty much guaranteed. One, you have a pet who you care about at least a little bit. Two, said pet is upset, either because he's got the runs or some skin thing, or because going to the vet is a thing dogs and cats aren't generallymore...
If you're in a veterinarian's office, there are a couple things that are pretty much guaranteed. One, you have a pet who you care about at least a little bit. Two, said pet is upset, either because he's got the runs or some skin thing, or because going to the vet is a thing dogs and cats aren't generally huge fans of. There's only so much you can do to ease your pet's mind - reasoning with them works for shit - but the doctors and nurses at East Atlanta Animal Clinic are awfully good at easing an owner's mind. You know when you can just tell people love their job? Besides being friendly, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced, it's obvious that all who work there love their job. If they don't, they're great actors and it has the same palliative effect, so oh well. Besides the usual check-ups, shots, and lab work (which is nice and quick because they have their own in-house lab), East Atlanta's vets offer preventative care, behavioral help, and alternative therapies like acupuncture and Tui Na massage. less...

Best vet clinic BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Village Vets of Buckhead

Best vintage clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Stefan's Vintage Clothing

Best vinyl BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Best wine shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Wine Room at the St Regis

Best women's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Grease Monkeys

Best yoga instructor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kashi Atlanta

Best yoga studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kashi Atlanta

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barking Hound Village Inn
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barking Hound Village Lofts
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barking Hound Village Buckhead
And other metro Atlanta locations.

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