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Readers Poll: Everyday Stuff


Best Antique Shop

Sonoma County

Whistle Stop Antiques
130 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.542.9474

Honorable Mention:

Sebastopol Antique Mall
755 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.1936

Napa County

Red Hen Antiques
5091 St. Helena Hwy., Napa. 707.257.0822

Marin County

Tie:

San Anselmo Country Store
312 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 415.258.0922

Sentimental Journey Antiques
902 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.892.0640

Best Art Supply Store

Sonoma County

Riley St.
103 Maxwell Court, Santa Rosa. 707.526.2446
500 W. Napa St., Sonoma

Honorable Mention:

Montmartre Artist's Supplies
156 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.4837

Napa County

Redwood Art Supply
3383 Solano Ave., Napa. 707.226.2466

Marin County

The Artist's Palette

01557 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 415.892.7757

Best Auto Dealer-New

Sonoma County

Freeman Toyota
2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.1791

Honorable Mention:

Hansel Auto Dealer
1310 Auto Center Drive, Petaluma. 707.769.4000

Napa County

Kastner
282 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.252.4011

Marin County

Tie:

Novato Nissan
7401 Redwood Blvd., Novato. 415.892.0772

Redwood Auto Mall
1559 Novato Blvd., Novato. 415.897.9007

Best Auto Dealer-Used

Sonoma County

Tie:

Freeman Toyota
2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.1791

Hansel Auto Dealers
1310 Auto Center Drive, Petaluma

Honorable Mention: Tie:

Manly
2750 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.5377

Prestige Imports
2800 Corby Ave.,Santa Rosa. 707.545.6602

Napa County

Kastner
282 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.252.4011

Marin County

Marin Mazda
595 Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 415.454.9240

Best Auto Detailing

Sonoma County

Mission Car Wash
257 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.579.9274

Honorable Mention:

Detail City
2692 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.575.3113

Napa County

Joseph Newman Company
1538 Third St., Napa. 707.252.8366

Marin County

Tie:

Blake's
861 Vallejo Road, Novato. 415.897.8824

Nave Motors Inc.
1029 First St., Novato. 415.897.4137

Best Auto Repair

Sonoma County

Earth In Upheaval
198 High St., Sebastopol. 707.823.3777

Honorable Mention:

Benedetti's
6809 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.3884

Napa County

Joseph Newman Company
1538 Third St., Napa. 707.252.8366

Marin County

Redwood Chevy
1559 Novato Blvd., Novato. 415.987.9007

Best Bank

Sonoma County

Exchange Bank
545 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.524.3106

Honorable Mention:

Redwood Credit Union
370 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.545.4000
250 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park. 707.545.4000
301 N. Mcdowell Ave. B, Petaluma. 707.545.4000
1701 Fourth St., Santa Rosa

Napa County

Tie:

Bank Of The West
1317 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.6291
1451 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.7185
3300 Jefferson Ave., Napa. 707.255.3310

Vintage Bank
3271 Browns Valley Road, Napa. 707.224.5417
3626 Bel Air Plaza, Napa. 707.256.1966
6498 Washington St., Yountville. 707.258.3999

Marin County

West America In Novato
402 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 415.883.0180
7333 Redwood Hwy., Novato. 415.898.2003

Best Bike Shop

Sonoma County

Dave's Bike Sport
353 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.3283

Honorable Mention:

Bike Peddler
605 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.571.2428

Napa County

Palisades Mountain Sport
1330 Gerard St., Calistoga. 707.942.9687

Marin County

Mike's Bikes Of San Rafael
1601 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.454.3747

Best Body Art Place

Sonoma County

Monkey Wrench
1700 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.575.0610

Honorable Mention:

Eye Spy Tattoos And Piercing
122 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.4779

Marin County

Queen Bee
936 B St. S., San Rafael. 415.721.7700

Best Bookstore - New

Sonoma County

Copperfield's Books
138 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.8991
2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938
140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.762.0563
1330 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.1616

Honorable Mention:

North Light Books & Cafe
550 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.792.4300

Napa County

Calistoga Bookstore
1343 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4123

Marin County

The Book Depot
87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.838.2665

Best Bookstore - Used

Sonoma County

Copperfield's Books
176 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.0429
650 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.5326
140 Kentucky St., Santa Rosa. 707.782.0228

Honorable Mention:

Treehorn Books
625 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1782

Napa County

Copperfield's Books
1303 First St., Napa. 707.252.8002

Marin County

Manfred's
60 Fourth St., Pt. Reyes. 415.663.9646

Best CD Store - New

Sonoma County

Last Record Store
739 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1963

Honorable Mention:

Backdoor Disc & Tape
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.795.9597

Napa County

Free Time
1348 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0210

Marin County

Bedrock Records
2226 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.258.9745

Best CD Store - Used

Sonoma County

Last Record Store
739 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.252.1963

Honorable Mention:

Backdoor Disc & Tape
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.795.9597

Marin County

Bedrock Records
2226 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.258.9745

Best Cigar/ Pipe Shop

Sonoma County

Peacepipe
622 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.541.7016

Honorable Mention:

Mighty Quinn
3372 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.545.5081
1099 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.2420

Napa County

Calistoga Smoke Shop
1430 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.3937

Marin County

Mighty Quinn
1099 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.2420

Best Clothing Store - Men's

Sonoma County

Patrick James
2340 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.523.2346

Honorable Mention:

Outlander
101 Plaza St., Healdsburg. 707.433.7800

Napa County

Tie:

La Funke And Son's
1417 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.6246

Mario's
1228 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1782

Best Clothing Store - Women's

Sonoma County

Punch
711 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.526.4766
245 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2282

Honorable Mention:

Las Manos
250 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa. 707.541.0740
711 Village Court In Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3028

Napa County

Tie:

On The Vine
1234 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.2209

Zenobia
1410 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.1050

Marin County

Tie:

Mirror Mirror
53 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.1143

Sandbox
190 Bon Air Shopping Center, Greenbrae. 415.461.2133

Best Computer Store

Sonoma County

Executron Computers
1831 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa. 707.525.3715

Honorable Mention:

Out Of Business
3201 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.571.0386

Best Copy/Business Services

Sonoma County

Sprint Copy Center
175 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.3900

Honorable Mention:

Clone Digital Print And Copy
1 Padre Parkway Suite G, Rohnert Park. 707.585.2336
618 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.527.6565

Napa County

Tie:

Papermill
1424 C Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.6181

Kinko's Copies
702 Lincoln Ave., Napa. 707.226.7722

Marin County

All American Printing
881 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.899.1000

Best Costume Shop

Sonoma County

Disguise The Limit / Funny Business
100 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1477

Honorable Mention:

House Of Humor
318 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.544.7600

Best Culinary Store

Sonoma County

Whole Foods Housewares
6910 Mckinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.9801

Honorable Mention:

Hardisty's Homewares
1565 Farmer's Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.545.0534

Napa County

Tie:

Dean And Deluca
607 South St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. 707.967.9980

The Culinary Institute At Greystone
2555 Main St., St. Helena. 707.967.1010

Shackford's
1350 Main St., Napa. 707.226.2132

Best Day Spa

Sonoma County

Osmosis Enzyme Bath And Massage
209 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone. 707.823.8231

Honorable Mention: Tie:

Alles European Day Spa
432 Orchard St., Santa Rosa. 707.573.3068

Mermaids Spa And Seaweed Bath Shop
115 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.3535

Napa County

Lavender Hill Spa
1015 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.4495

Marin County

Spa De Novato
1305 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.897.4511

Best Electronics Store

Sonoma County

Hsc Electronic Supply Of Santa Rosa
5681 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.7344 Honorable Mention:

Soundscape
1044 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.4434

Napa County

Radio Shack A Division Of Tandy Corp.
3016 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.255.5000

Best Gift Shop

Sonoma County

Milk & Honey
137 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.1155

Honorable Mention:

Corrick's
637 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.546.2423

Napa County

Tie:

Mr Moon's
1365 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0932

Free Time
1348 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0210

Marin County

Tie:

The Great Acorn Co.
800 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.454.2990

Solarium
815 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.897.7556

Best Grocery Store

Sonoma County

Oliver's Market
546 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.795.9501
560 Montecito Court, Santa Rosa. 707.537.7123

Honorable Mention:

Fiesta
550 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.9735

Pacific Market,
1465 Town & Country Dr., Santa Rosa. 707.546.3663

Napa County

Tie:

Palisades Market
1330 General St., Calistoga. 707.942.9549

Sunshine Foods
1117 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.7070

Marin County

Wild Oats Community Market
222 Greenfield Ave., San Anselmo. 415.258.0660

Best Hair Salon

Sonoma County

Elle Lui
205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1474

Honorable Mention: Tie:

R.E.L Salon
1040 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.569.8840

Mane Event
6741 Sebastopol Ave. Suite 120, Sebastopol. 707.823.5153

Napa County

The Hair Spa
1420 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5341

Marin County

Shy Locks Of Fifth Ave.
834 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 415.456.611

Best Hardware Store

Sonoma County

Sebastopol Hardware Center
660 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.7688

Honorable Mention:

Friedman Bros. Home Improvement Center
4055 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.584.7811
1360 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939.8811

Napa County

Steve's Ace In St. Helena
1370 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.3423

Marin County

Pini Hardware
1107 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.892.1577

Best Herbal Apothecary

Sonoma County

Rosemary's Garden
132 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2539

Honorable Mention:

Farmacopia
95 Montgomery Drive #90, Santa Rosa. 707.528.4372

Napa County

Calistoga Natural
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5822

Marin County

Garden Of Eden
65 Third St., Pt. Reyes. 415.459.6095

Best Internet Provider

Sonoma County

Sonic Net
300 B St., Santa Rosa. 707.522.1000

Honorable Mention:

Monitor Publishing
P.O. Box 1733, Sebastopol. 707.823.0100

Napa County

Napa Net
1142 First St., Napa. 707.257.2826

Marin County

Web Perception
1701 Novato Blvd. Suite 103, Novato. 415.892.7711

Best Framing Shop

Sonoma County

My Daughter The Framer
1617 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa. 707.542.3599

Honorable Mention:

Mesh Gallery
6984 Mckinley St., Sebastopol. 707.823.1971

Napa County

Ben Franklin's Crafts
1630 Clay St., Napa. 707.224.4458

Marin County

Ringseis Designs
1824 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 415.456.8121

Best Furniture Store

Sonoma County

R.S. Basso Home Furnishings & Accessories
186 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.1426
115 Plaza St., Healdsburg. 707.431.1925

Honorable Mention:

Pederson Furniture Company

Fifth & D Streets, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1855

Napa County

Tie:

R.S. Basso Home Furnishings & Accessories
1219 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.0391

Silverado Furniture Co.
835 Lincoln Ave., Napa. 707.255.5377

Best Futon Shop

Sonoma County

The Futon Shop
3499 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.578.4242

Honorable Mention:

Creator's Foam
3510 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.526.9774
821 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma. 707.763.6349

Napa County

Futons & Furniture
1138 Main St., Napa. 707.252.3626

Marin County

Mary's Futons
4100 Redwood Parkway, San Rafael, (415.472.2919

Best Outdoor Gear Shop

Sonoma County

Marin Outdoors
2770 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.544.4400
935 Andersen Drive, San Rafael. 415.453.3400
3900-A Bel Air Plaza, Napa. 707.256.1680

Honorable Mention:

Sonoma Outfitters
145 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.1920

Napa County

Tie:

Sportago
1224 Adams St., St. Helena. 707.963.9042

Mountain Where
1333 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0263

Marin County

Marin Outdoors
935 Anderson Drive, San Rafael. 415.453.3400

Best Home Furnshings

Sonoma County

R.S. Basso Home Furnishings & Accessories
186 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.1426
115 Plaza, Healdsburg. 707.431.1925

Honorable Mention:

Pederson Furniture Company
Fifth & D Streets, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1855

Napa County

Tie:

Casa Designs
1419 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.2228

Showplace North
1350 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.5556

Best Jewelry Store

Sonoma County

Earthworks
350 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7181
403 First St., Sonoma. 707.935.0290

Honorable Mention: Tie:

Milk & Honey
137 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.1155

E.R. Sawyer
638 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.546.0372
424 Center St., Healdsburg. 707.433.5597

Napa County

Tie:

Zenobia
1410 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.1050

Napa Valley Jewelers
1317 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.224.0997

Marin County

Goldpost
814 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.989.1915

Best Musical Instruments Store

Sonoma County

People's Music
122 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.7664

Honorable Mention:

Zone Music
7884 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.664.1213

Napa County

First Place:

All Star Guitars
2522 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.224.6577

Marin County

Tie:

Bananas At Large
1504 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.7600

The Magic Flute
206 Northgate One, San Rafael. 415.479.3112

Best Motorcycle Shop

Sonoma County

Michael's Harley Davidson
7601 Redwood Drive, Cotati. 707.793.9180

Honorable Mention:

Jim & Jim's Yamaha
910 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.545.1672

Napa County

Napa Valley Classics
820 Third St.,Napa. 707.253.8185

Best Natural Foods Store

Sonoma County

Whole Foods
6910 Mckinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.9801

Honorable Mention:

Community Market
1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.1806

Napa County

Calistoga Natural
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5822

Marin County

Tie:

Good Earth Natural Foods
123 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 415.454.0123

Whole Foods
414 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.381.1200
340 Third St., San Rafael. 415.451.6333

Best Nursery

Sonoma County

Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery
3244 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.9125

Honorable Mention:

Empire Nursery
3747 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa. 707.546.1113

Napa County

Whiting Nursery
900 N. Crane Ave., St. Helena. 707.963.5358

Marin County

Sloat Garden Center

Multiple Locations In Marin And San Francisco. 415.332.0657

Best Optical Store

Sonoma County

Sonoma Eyeworks
534 Larkfield Shopping Center, Santa Rosa,(707.578.2020

Honorable Mention:

Optical World
1054 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa. 707.544.3000

Napa County

Site For Sore Eyes
1237 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.224.7483

Marin County

For Eyes Optical Co.
311 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.924.1515

Best Snow/Skate/ Board Shop

Sonoma County

Brotherhood
1215 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.0660

Honorable Mention:

Santa Rosa Ski & Sport
1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.578.4754

Napa County

Board Garden
2740 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.253.7949

Marin County

Fat Kat Surf Shop
1906 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 415.453.9167

Best Shoe Store

Sonoma County

Sole Desire
441 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa. 707.571.8643
2411 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1690
500 W. Napa St. Suite 540, Sonoma. 707.933.1702

Honorable Mention:

Santa Rosa Shoes Inc.
2555 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.1083

Napa County

Bella Tootsie
1373 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.8821

Best Ski Shop

Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Ski & Sport
1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.578.4754

Honorable Mention:

North Coast Boardshop
429 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.473.9800

Napa County

Tie:

Board Garden
2740 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.253.7949

Snowdrift Ski-Tennis Shop
3090 Jefferson, Napa. 707.255.3509

Marin County

Demo Sport
1101 Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 415.454.3500

Best Surf Shop

Sonoma County

Northern Lights
17190 Bodega Hwy., Bodega. 707.876.3032

Honorable Mention:

Brotherhood
1215 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.0660

Marin County

Live Water Surf Shop
3450 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach. 415.868.0333

Best Tanning Salon

Sonoma County

Hot Bodies Ii
6910 Weeks Way, Sebastopol. 707.824.8267

Honorable Mention: Tie:

Ciao Bella Spa And Tanning
428 Larkfield Center, Santa Rosa. 707.546.1818

Great Sunsations
508 Seventh St., Brickyard Center, Santa Rosa. 707.546.6786

Napa County

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
1006 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.6269

Marin County

Sun Co. Tanning
1930 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.458.2826

Best Local Secondhand Store

Sonoma County

Sack's On The Square
116 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.541.7227

Honorable Mention:

Bella Due Volte
1050 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.569.1439

Napa County

Lolo's
1120 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.7972

Marin County

Avant Garde
1328 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.485.4497

Best Video Rental

Sonoma County

Tie:

Box Office Video Store
6960 Mckinley St., Sebastopol. 707.823.9798

Bradley Video
3080 Marlow Road, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4473
56 Mission Circle, Santa Rosa. 707.538.7752
7271 Snyder Lane, Novato. 415.897.4908
6731 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.5253

Honorable Mention:

Video Droid
1240 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.526.3313
590 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.794.9797
957 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.3151

Napa County

Peter's Video
1509 W. Imola Ave., Napa. 707.224.7842

Marin County

Bradford's

Inverness

Best Clothing Store - Vintage

Sonoma County

Hot Couture Vintage Fashion
101 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.7247

Honorable Mention:

Shards & Remnants
130 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.1366

Napa County

Tie:

Lolo's
1120 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.7972

Wildcat
1210 First St., Napa. 707.257.8702

Best Vinyl Record Store

Sonoma County

Last Record Store
739 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1963

Honorable Mention:

Incredible Records & Cds
112 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.8099

Napa County

Last Record Store

(Santa Rosa)

Marin County

Village Music
9 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.7900

Best Juicy Excuse Being Late To Work

Sonoma County

Car Trouble

Honorable Mention:

Sex

Napa County

Tie:

I Ran Over A Drunk Tourist

A Female Escort Took My Car

Marin County

Border Traffic

Best Way To Beat The High Cost Of Living

Sonoma County

Move

Honorable Mention:

Don't Eat Out So Much

Napa County

Build A Spa In Your Home

Marin County

Garage Sales

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From the March 21-27, 2002 issue of the North Bay Bohemian.

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