Goods & Services
With plenty of places to shop and plenty of ways to spend your dollars around town, the Electric City Best Of Readers’ Poll results show a broad range of winners from across the area. From tattoos to mountain bikes, there are plenty of award-winning stores and shops to satisfy your shopping needs.
You know you want to be stylish, and you know that there are plenty of boutiques that can polish you up and put some sweet threads on your body. The potpourri of unique items you can find at GreenBeing on Adams Ave. is the main reason the adorable shop won Best Vintage Clothing for a second straight year. Other fashionable winners include Nada and Co. (Best Boutique), Suburban Casuals (Best Men’s Clothing Store), Plato’s Closet (Best Thrift or Consignment Store), Lee’s Denim Diner (Best Women’s Clothing) and Luna Bleu (Best Children’s Clothing Store).
Spend the day lounging and let the wonderful staff at Alexander’s Salon & Spa (Best Day Spa) whisk your worries away. Take care of your flowing locks and get that perfect cut at NOW Hair Studio, winners of Best Hair Salon.
Serge’s Barbershop, winner of Best Barbershop for seven consecutive years, has proven again that they are still a cut above the competition.
For the animal lovers, readers keep their pets happy and healthy by checking them into Memorial Veterinary Hospital, winner of the Best Animal Hospital award. You can also take your Benji or purring princess for some petscaping at Fetching Grooming Boutique (Best Pet Groomer), or buy them a big ol’ box of milk bones at Petsmart (Best Pet Supply Store).
Get your heart pumping and pedal on over to Cedar Bikes Shop, winner of the Best Bicycle Shop award. With a wide selection of mountain, road and BMX bikes, the knowledgeable staff will have you on the road in no time. If you don’t feel like relying on power generated by your lower body, winner of Best Car Dealership, Tom Hesser Chevrolet, will suit you up in something with four wheels and an engine.
The winner for Best Store for Music Equipment is Northeast Music Center in Dickson City. With a great selection of Martin and PRS guitars, Jack Gretz and company are offering deals and services that are music to their customers’ ears.
If you are out shopping for some music for that special Christmas gift, Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound is the Best Place to Buy a New CD and Embassy Vinyl is Best place to buy a used CD.
Marc’s Tattooing & Body Piercing brought home two awards in this year’s Best Of poll. Winner of Best Tattoo Parlor and Best Piercing Parlor, there is no time like the present to finally get that anchor piece on your forearm, or a nice nipple ornament.
— tom graham
Goods & Services
Best Adult Toy Store • Mirage • Best Animal Hospital/Veterinarian Memorial Veterinary Hospital • Best Bicycle Shop Cedar Bike Shop • Best Cigar Shop Steamtown Cigar Club • Best Boutique Nada and Co. • Best Flower Shop Creedon’s • Best Health Food Store Everything Natural • Best Car Wash Wizard • Best Barbershop Serges Barbershop • Best Children’s Clothing Store Luna Bleu • Best Car Dealership Tom Hesser Chevrolet • Best Comic Book Store Comics on the Green • Best Day Spa Alexander’s Salon & Spa • Best Dentist Corey Chmil DDS • Best Doctor Phil Bocoggno • Best Dry Cleaner Mercury Cleaners • Best Furniture Store Penn Furniture • Best Garden Store Jerry’s For All Seasons • Best Grocery Store Wegman’s • Best Gym/Health Club Planet Fitness • Best Hair Salon NOW Hair Studio • Best Massage Alexander’s Salon & Spa • Best Men’s Clothing Store Suburban Casuals • Best Jewelry Duffy Accessories • Best Kitchen/Cooking Store Pier One • Best Mom & Pop Grocery Store Catalano’s • Best Place to Buy a New CD Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound • Best Place to Buy a Used CD Embassy Vinyl • Best Women’s Clothing Lee’s Denim Diner • Best Place to Buy Beer Cadden Brothers Beer Distributors • Best Vintage Clothing GreenBeing • Best Pet Groomer Fetching Grooming Boutique • Best Pet Supply Store Petsmart • Best Party Supply Store Party City • Best Piercing Parlor Marc’s Tattooing and Body Piercing • Best Shoe Store Sole to Soul • Best Skate Shop Zumiez • Best Ski Shop The Ski Corner • Best Store For Music Equipment Northeast Music Center • Best Unique Gifts Freed Love • Best Stylist Catherine Slish at Sanderson State Street Salon • Best Tailor Alla on Spruce St. • Best Tanning Salon Hollywood Tans • Best Tattoo Parlor Marc’s Tattooing and Body Piercing • Best Thrift or Consignment Store Plato’s Closet • Best Travel Agent Danielle Jones, AAA Travel