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The Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver 2012

Most Environmentally Responsible Local Company
3. Vancity (1675 Commercial)


Best Local Employer
3. Vancity (1675 Commercial)


Best Vintage/Retro Furniture Store
3. Attic Treasures (944 Commercial)


Best Home Accessory/Decor Store
3. Wonderbucks (1803 Commercial)


Best Sustainable Goods/Gifts Store
1. Ten Thousand Villages (Commercial)
3. Dream Designs (956 Commercial)


Best Bookstore (Independent)
1. Pulpfiction Books (Commercial)


Best Toy Store
3. Dilly Dally (1161 Commercial)


Best Place to Buy RRSPs
1. Vancity (1675 Commercial)
2. RBC Royal Bank (1715 Commercial)


Best Place to Get a Mortgage
1. Vancity (1675 Commercial)
2. RBC Royal Bank (1715 Commercial)


Best Place for a No-Hipster Brunch
Toby's Pub & Grill (2733 Commercial)


Best Scone in a Supporting Role
Prophouse Cafe (1636 Venables St.)


Best Flight Path to Live Under
East Vancouver (between Hastings and Broadway)


Best Comeback Story
Illuminares in Trout Lake


Best Reason for Hope After the Vancouver Playhouse Closure
The York Theatre (639 Commercial)


Best Boot Camp/Outdoor Training Program
1. Survivor Bootcamp (McSpadden)


Best Yoga Studio
3. Bikram Yoga Vancouver (tie) (1109 Commercial)
3. Open Door Yoga (tie) (1111 Commercial)


Best Gardening Store
3. Figaro's Garden (1896 Victoria Dr.)


Best Local Travel Agency
1. Flight Centre (1733 Commercial)


Best Place to Buy a Feminist Book
The People's Co-Op Bookstore (1391 Commercial)


Best Vintage/Consignment/Second-Hand Clothing Store
3. Mintage (1714 Commercial)


Best Place to Buy Cosmetics
3. Shoppers Drug Mart (1517 Commercial and 1755 East Broadway)


Best Local Film Festival
2. DOXA Documentary Film Festival (#5 - 1726 Commercial)


Best Women's Clothing Store (Independent)
2. Spank (1027 Commercial)
3. Barefoot Contessa (1928 Commercial)


Independent Gym
2. Spartacus Athletic Club (1522 Grant St.)


Standout Barista
Sammy Piccolo, owner of Prado Cafe (1938 Commercial)


Best Wine Store
1. Liberty Wine Merchants (1622 Commercial)
3. B.C. Liquor Stores (1520 Commercial)


Best Local Microbrewery
3. Storm Brewing (310 Commercial)


Best Veggie Restaurant
3. Bandidas Taqueria (2781 Commercial)


Best Late Night Takeout
3. McDonald's (2570 Commercial)


Best Bakery (Bread)
3. Uprising Breads Bakery (1697 Venables St.)


Best Bakery (Pastries)
1. Fratelli Authentic Italian Bakery (1795 Commercial)


Best Grocery Store
2. Donald's Market (2279 Commercial)


Best Restaurant/Cafe with Free Wi-Fi
1. Starbucks (1752 Commercial and 2517 Commercial)
2. Waves Coffee House (1858 Commercial)


Best Produce Store
3. Donald's Market (2279 Commercial)


Best Organic Produce Store
3. Donald's Market (2279 Commercial)


Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
3. Little Nest (1716 Charles St.)


Best Cheese Store
3. La Grotta Del Formaggio (1791 Commercial)


Best Fresh Seafood Store
3. The Daily Catch Seafood Company (1418 Commercial)


Best Coffee Shop (Independent)
2. Continental Coffee (1806 Commercial)


Best Coffee Shop (Local Chain)
1. JJ Bean (2206 Commercial)


Best Coffee Shop (National Chain)
1. Starbucks (1752 Commercial and 2517 Commercial)
2. Tim Hortons (1635 Commercial)
3. Blenz (2470 Commercial)


Best Fair-Trade Coffee Shop
1. JJ Bean (2206 Commercial)


Best Sex-toy Store
1. Womyns' Ware (896 Commercial Drive)


Best Home Improvement Store
3. Home Hardware (1575 Commercial)


Best Local Street/Community Festival
1. Car Free Days
3. Italian Day


Best Movie Theatre
3. Rio Theatre (1660 Broadway)


Movie Theatre Concession
3. Rio Theatre (1660 Broadway)


Uncle Morty Left You His Fortune. Where are You Opening A Venue?
"I do think it would be cool to have a show in one of those Italian restaurants down there. There's one called Joe's Cafe (1150 Commercial) with a checkered floorboard that looks awesome and is sort of abandoned on one side." >Alex Hudson