.Best of Local Everyday Stuff

‘Best of’ local everyday stuff (Readers’ Poll Results)

Best Antique Shop

Whistle Stop
130 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 542-9474

Honorable Mention

Sebastopol Antique Mall
755 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, 823-1936

Best Art Supply Store

Riley Street
103 Maxwell Court, Santa Rosa, 526-2416

Honorable Mention

7231 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol, 824-4837

Best Auto Body Shop

G & C Autobody
251 Bellevue Ave., Santa Rosa, 547-2364

Best Auto Dealer-New

2800 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa, 545-6602

Honorable Mention

Hansel Ford
3075 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa, 792-1881

Best Auto Dealer-Used


Honorable Mention

Freeman Toyota
2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa, 542-1791

Best Auto Detailing

Mission Hand Car Wash
59 Mission Circle, Santa Rosa, 537-2040

Honorable Mention

California Shine
2549 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 573-0601

Best Auto Repair-Domestic

Empire Diagnostics
1008 S. A St., Santa Rosa, 528-2161

Honorable Mention (tie)

Michael’s Garage
4777 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, 829-9631

R’s Automotive
115 Morris St., Sebastopol, 823-9451

Best Auto Repair-Import

Empire Automotive
209 C St., Petaluma, 762-7577

Honorable Mention

P J’s
1801-A Empire Industrial Court, Santa Rosa, 571-8030

Best Bank

Exchange Bank
Various county locations

Honorable Mention

Redwood Credit Union
1701 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 545-4000

Best Bike Shop

First Place (tie)

Dave’s Bike-Sport
353 College Ave., Santa Rosa, 528-3283

Bike Peddler
605 College Ave., Santa Rosa, 571-2428

Honorable Mention

Rincon Cyclery
4927 Sonoma Hwy. at Middle Rincon Road off Hwy. 12, Santa Rosa, 538-0868

Best Body-Art Place

Monkey Wrench Tattoo
1700 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 575-0610

Honorable Mention

Loops & Pierces
1700 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 546-6559

Best CD Store-New

Last Record Store
739 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 525-1963

Honorable Mention

2324 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, 546-9253

Best CD Store-Used

Last Record Store
739 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 525-1963

Honorable Mention

Backdoor Disc & Tape
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati, 795-9597

Best Cigar/Pipe Shop

346 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, 573-8544

Honorable Mention

Peace Pipe
622 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 541-7016

Best Clothing-Men’s

First Place (tie)

423 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 527-5742

Macy’s (chain)
800 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, 523-3333

Honorable Mention

Patrick James
2340 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, 523-2346

Best Clothing-Vintage

Hot Couture
101 Third St., Santa Rosa, 528-7247

Honorable Mention

Shards and Remnants
130 Mendocino Ave., Sebastopol, 823-1366

Best Clothing-Women’s

Las Manos
Various county locations

Honorable Mention (tie)

425 S. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-8757

Macy’s (chain)

Best Computer Repair-Mac

1831 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, 525-3715

Honorable Mention

Downtown Computer
507 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 527-7000

Best Computer Repair-PC

Downtown Computer

Honorable Mention

Bits & PC’s
3201 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, 571-0386

Best Computer Store

Downtown Computer

Honorable Mention


Best Copy/Business Services

First Place (tie)

Sprint Copy Center
175 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 823-3900

Kinko’s (chain)
700 Third St., Santa Rosa, 523-0922

Honorable Mention

640 Third St., Santa Rosa, 525-0345

Best Costume Shop

Disguise the Limit
100 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 573-1477

Honorable Mention

House of Humor
318 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 544-7600

Best Culinary Supplies

Food for Thought (now called Whole Foods)
1181 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa, 575-7915; 6910 McKinley St., Sebastopol, 829-9801; 621 E. Washington St., Petaluma, 762-9352

Honorable Mention (tie)

McCoy’s Cookware
2759 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 526-3856

Pots and Pans
107 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 566-7155

Best Day Spa

209 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone, 823-8231

Honorable Mention

432 Orchard St., Santa Rosa, 573-3068

Best Excuse for Being Late to Work


Honorable Mention

Car Trouble

Best Framing Shop

Picture Perfect
21 Kentucky St., Petaluma, 762-2133

Honorable Mention

My Daughter the Framer
1617 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa, 542-3599

Best Futon Shop

Futon Shop
3499 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa, 578-4242

Honorable Mention

Creator’s Foam Shop
3510 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa, 572-1237

Best Gift Shop

Milk and Honey
137 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 824-1155

Honorable Mention

Opened Heart
619 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 547-4847

Best Grocery Store

Fiesta Market
550 Gravenstein Hwy., Sebastopol, 823-4916

Honorable Mention

Food for Thought /Whole Foods

Best Hair Salon

509 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, 526-5230

Honorable Mention

Elle Lui
209 Fifth St., Santa Rosa, 575-1474

Best Head Shop

Mighty Quinn
3444 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 584-0596

Honorable Mention

8249 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati, 795-8498

Best Home Electronics Store

First Place (tie)

Sonoma Sound Masters
723 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 528-3130

Best Buy (chain)
1950 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 545-1078

Honorable Mention

Good Guys (chain)
2805 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 579-9494

Best Home Furnishings Store

R. S. Basso
186 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-1426; 115 Plaza St., Healdsburg, 431-1925;

Honorable Mention (tie)

Pedersen’s Furniture Co.
Fifth Street & D Street, Santa Rosa, 542-1855

Scandinavian Designs (chain)
3480 Industrial Lane, Santa Rosa, 528-6640

Best Home Improvement Store

First Place (tie)

Sebastopol Hardware
660 Gravenstein Hwy. W., Sebastopol, 823-7688

Yardbirds (chain)
1310 Clegg St., Petaluma, 762-5600

Honorable Mention

Home Depot (chain)
4825 Redwood Hwy. , Rohnert Park, 585-9200

Best Housewares Store

Hardisty’s Homewares
710 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa, 545-0534

Honorable Mention

Food for Thought/Whole Foods

Best Internet Provider

300 B St., Suite 101, Santa Rosa, 522-1000

Honorable Mention

5706 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park, 588-7900

Best Jewelry Store

350 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, 528-7181; 403 First St. W., Sonoma, 935-0290

Honorable Mention

Pawn Advantage
509 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 527-7296

Best Luggage Store

California Luggage
609 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 528-8600

Honorable Mention

Hide Park
354 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, 546-1917; 709 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 545-2247

Best Motorcycle Shop

Mike’s Harley
7601 Redwood Drive, Cotati, 793-9180

Honorable Mention

Jim & Jim’s
910 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 545-1672

Best Music/Instruments Store

Zone Music
7884 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati, 664-1213

Honorable Mention

Stanroy’s Music Center
741 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 545-4827

Best Natural Foods Store

Food for Thought/Whole Foods

Honorable Mention

Community Market
1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 548-1806

Best New-Age Emporium

Opened Heart

Honorable Mention

Milk and Honey

Best Optical Store

Optical World
1054 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, 544-3000

Lenscrafters (chain)
2033 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, 544-0924

Best Outfitter

Sonoma Outfitters
145 Third St., Santa Rosa, 528-1920

Honorable Mention

Marin Outdoors
2770 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 765-4512

Best Shoe Store

Sole Desire
441 Coddingtown Mall, 571-8643; 2411 Magowan Drive at Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, 542-1690

Honorable Mention

Concrete Jungle
109 Third St., Santa Rosa, 544-4327

Best Shopping Plaza

Santa Rosa Plaza
1071 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, 575-0115

Honorable Mention

733 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, 527-5377

Best Shoe Repair

Rino Shoe Renew
7112 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, 823-9641

Honorable Mention

Tate’s Shoe Repair
402 1/2 Medocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 545-3859

Best Ski Shop

Santa Rosa Ski & Sport
1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, 578-4754

Honorable Mention

Sonoma Outfitters

Best Snow/Skateboard Shop

1216 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 546-0660; 455 W. Napa St., Sonoma, 939-9283

Honorable Mention

Santa Rosa Ski & Sport

Best Sporting Goods

First Place (tie)

Marin Outdoors

Big 5 (chain)
360 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, 575-8475

Honorable Mention

Sonoma Outfitters

Best Surf Shop

1216 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 546-0660

Honorable Mention

Bodega Bay Surf Shack
1400 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay, 875-3944

Best Tanning Salon

Great Sensations
508 Seventh St. (Brickyard Center), Santa Rosa, 545-6786

Honorable Mention

Wine Country Tanning
100 E St. Suite 108, Santa Rosa, 579-1826

Best Thrift or Secondhand Store

Salvation Army
1059 Second St., Santa Rosa, 542- 0981

Honorable Mention

651 Yolanda Ave., Santa Rosa, 523-0550

Best Travel Agency

Dirt Cheap Travel
307 S. Main St., Sebastopol, 824-2550

Honorable Mention

Flying Dutchmen Travel
1006 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 546-1212; 8 E. Washington St., Petaluma, 763-5540

Best Tutor

224 Washington St., Petaluma, 778-7577; 7203 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, 829-7254

Honorable Mention (tie)

Anne O’Brien

Mare Memck

Best Video Rental

Box Office Video of Sebastopol
6960 McKinley St., Sebastopol, 823-9798

Honorable Mention

Bradley Video
56 Mission Circle, Santa Rosa, 538-7752; 3080 Marlow Road, Santa Rosa, 579-4473; 7271 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, 792-1644

Best Vinyl (Record) Store

Last Record Store
739 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 525-1963

Honorable Mention

Incredible Records
112 Main St., Sebastopol, 824-8099

Best Way to Cut Expenses

Stay Home

Honorable Mention

Ride the Bus

From the March 23-29, 2000 issue of the Sonoma County Independent.

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