ec Best Of 2012: Goods & Services

Goods & Services

From squeaky clean car washes to barbershops and tattoo parlors, the Best Of Goods and Services showcase the people and places that satisfy your every need.
Take your dirty ride on over to Johnny’s Car Wash (Best Car Wash) or scrap your clunker and go car shopping for four new wheels at Minooka Subaru (Best Car Dealership). If you don’t have that kind of coin to drop in this economy, maybe two wheels are more your speed. The staff at Cedar Bicycle (Best Bicycle Shop) can have you pedaling toward your destination in no time. You could always just save up you pennies and get in touch with Danielle Jones at AAA Travel (Best Travel Agent) and you’ll be sitting on a white sandy beach and staring at sparkling blue water.
If a vacation isn’t in the cards, why not treat yourself to a good ol’ pampering anyway? Tighten up your look with the help of Serge’s Barbershop (Best Barbershop) and NOW Hair Studio (Best Hair Salon). Christopher West from Christopher West Hair Design (Best Stylist) was voted a cut above the rest in The 570, and Alexander’s Salon & Spa (Best Day Spa, Best Massage) took home two top nods.
Now that you’re feeling refreshed and refurbished, it’s time to put some clothes on that body. You can’t go wrong with a visit to Nada & Co. (Best Boutique), Luna Bleu (Best Children’s Clothing Store), Suburban Casuals (Best Men’s Clothing Store) Plato’s Closet (Best Thrift or Consignment Store), GreenBeing (Best Vintage Clothing) and New Laundry (Best Women’s Clothing Store) for all of your clothing needs.
Everything Natural (Best Health Food Store) is still helping you keep your body and mind on the healthy path of happiness. The place for shrubs, flowers and everything in between is Jerry’s For All Seasons (Best Garden Store) and Wegmans (Best Grocery Store) is the one stop destination for beer, produce, meats and cheeses.
Readers voted for their pooches as well, crowning Canine Grooming Cottage Spa & Boutique (Best Pet Groomer), Memorial Veterinary Hospital (Best Animal Hospital/Veterinarian) and PetSmart (Best Pet Supply Store) the best bets for their pets.
The Electric City has a solution to every problem. You spilled vodka sauce all over your work pants? Drop off your trousers at Spotless Cleaners (Best Dry Cleaner) and see the wonders they can whip up. Looking for the New Avengers comic? Comics on the Green (Best Comic Book Store) can answer all of your questions and concerns. Need a turkey outfit or a Santa suit? Taney’s Costume Shop (Best Costume Shop) is the year round staple for accessories, make-up, masks, wigs, rentals and more.
If you’re feeling the urge to add to your collection or maybe you want to take the plunge and get your first one; The Electric City Tattoo Gallery (Best Tattoo Parlor) won best place to get some ink while Marc’s Tattooing (Best Piercing Parlor) is the best place to get that body pierced.
If you’re going to raise a glass and toast all of the Best Of Winners, it might as well be with a solid local brew form 3 Guys & A Beer’d Brewing Company (Best Local Brewery).
— tom graham

 

Best Animal Hospital/Veterinarian Memorial Veterinary Hospital  • Best Barbershop Serge’s Barbershop  • Best Bicycle Shop Cedar Bicycle  • Best Boutique Nada & Co. • Best Car Dealership Minooka Subaru • Best Car Wash Johnny’s Car Wash • Best Children’s Clothing Store Luna Bleu  • Best Cigar Shop Montage Tobacco Co. • Best Comic Book Store Comics on the Green  • Best Costume Shop Taney’s Costume Shop • Best Day Spa Alexander’s Salon & Spa • Best Dentist Dr. Frank Cianci • Best Doctor Dr. Phillip Bocaggno • Best Dry Cleaner Spotless Cleaners • Best Furniture Store Penn Furniture  • Best Garden Store Jerry’s For All Seasons • Best Grocery Store Wegmans • Best Hair Salon NOW Hair Studio • Best Health Food Store Everything Natural • Best Hotel Hilton Scranton & Conference Center • Best Jewelry Glint of Gold • Best Store to Buy Cookware/Housewares Boscov’s• Best Local Brewery 3 Guys & A Beer’d Brewing Company • Best Massage Alexander’s Salon & Spa • Best Men’s Clothing Store Suburban Casuals • Best Mom & Pop Grocery Store Catalano’s • Best Party Supply Store Party City • Best Pet Groomer Canine Grooming Cottage Spa & Boutique • Best Pet Supply Store PetSmart • Best Piercing Parlor Marc’s Tattooing • Best Pipe Shop Tobacco Road • Best Place To Buy A New CD Gallery of Sound • Best Place To Buy A Used CD Embassy Vinyl • Best Place to Buy Beer Joe’s Beerman • Best Place To Buy Gas Sheetz • Best Shoe Store Well-Heeled Scranton • Best Skate Shop Zumiez • Best Ski Shop Bear Creek Ski Shack • Best Store For Music Equipment Guitar Center • Best Stylist Christopher West, of Christopher West Hair Design • Best Tailor Domenick’s Expert Tailoring • Best Tanning Salon Hollywood Tans • Best Tattoo Parlor The Electric City Tattoo Gallery  • Best Thrift or Consignment Store Plato’s Closet • Best Travel Agent Danielle Jones at AAA Travel • Best Unique Gifts Willow Tree Shop • Best Vintage Clothing GreenBeing • Best Women’s Clothing Store New Laundry