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Readers' Choice

Best Goods & Services

Acupunturist

GOLD
Five Branches

SILVER
Martha Benedict

BRONZE
Charlie Singer

Antiques

GOLD
Tiffany's
504 Front St., SC, 427.9808
3010 Center St., Soquel, 477.9808

SILVER
Mr. Goodie's
1541 Pacific Ave., SC, 427.9997

BRONZE
Etc., Etc., Etc.
1900 Commercial Way, SC, 462.8282

Art Supplies

GOLD
Palace
1407 Pacific Ave., SC, 427.1550
1501 41st Ave., Capitola, 464.2700

SILVER
Lenz
142 River St., SC, 423.1935

Auto Mechanic

GOLD
DMV Clinic
2335 Soquel Ave., SC, 462.4436

SILVER
Jim Ludy's
501 Soquel Ave., SC, 426.5839

BRONZE
Old Volks Home
3921 Soquel Dr., Soquel, 475.3394

Bike Shop

GOLD
Bicycle Trip
1127 Soquel Ave., SC, 427.2850

SILVER
Spokesman
231 Cathcart St., SC, 429.6062

BRONZE
Family Cycling Center
950 41st Ave., Capitola, 475.3883

Books, New

GOLD
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Ave., SC, 423.0900

SILVER
Borders
1200 Pacific Ave., SC, 466.9644

BRONZE
Capitola Book Cafe
1475 41st Ave., Capitola, 462.4415

Books, Used

GOLD
Logos
1117 Pacific Ave., SC, 427.5100

SILVER
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Ave., SC, 423.0900

BRONZE (TIE)
Book Loft
1207 Soquel Ave., SC, 429.1812
Literary Guillotine
204 Locust St., SC, 457.1195

Camera Store

GOLD
Bay Photo
various locations

SILVER
Camera Club
1501 41st Ave., Capitola, 465.1443

Clothing, Men

GOLD
The Gap
1213 Pacific Ave., SC, 425.3721

SILVER
Ross
650 River St., SC, 423.0551
1955 41st Ave., Capitola, 479.4224

BRONZE
Crossroads
811 Pacific Ave., SC, 458.0555

Clothing, Women

GOLD
Pacific Trading Co.
1224 Pacific Ave., SC, 423.3349
504 Bay Ave., Capitola, 476.6109

SILVER
The Gap
1213 Pacific Ave., SC, 425.3721

BRONZE
Ross
650 River St., SC, 423.0551
1955 41st Ave., Capitola, 479.4224

Clothing, Vintage

GOLD
Moon Zooom
813 Pacific Ave., SC, 423.8500

SILVER
Cognito
821 Pacific Ave., SC, 426.5414

BRONZE
Crossroads
811 Pacific Ave., SC, 458.0555

Flower Shop

GOLD
Nelson & Plumlee's
235 Cathcart St., SC, 458.1118

SILVER
The Flower Shack
614 S. Branciforte Ave., SC, 423.3877

BRONZE (TIE)
Flowers by Concha
1520 Pacific Ave., SC, 457.2905
Flower Exchange
415 River St., SC, 423.9797

Gym

GOLD
Toadal Fitness
113 Lincoln St., SC, 423.3764
1212 17th Ave., SC, 464.3764

SILVER
Spa Fitness
1100 41st Ave., Capitola, 476.7373
816 Bay Ave., Capitola, 475.6316
25 Penny Lane, Watsonville, 722.3895

BRONZE
24-Hour Fitness
1261 Soquel Ave., SC, 454.0333

Hair Salon

GOLD
Lather
1616 Seabright Ave., SC, 466.3040

SILVER
Jon Michael Studio
920 Soquel Ave., SC, 425.1656

BRONZE
Brats
913 Cedar St., SC, 423.2798

Internet Service Provider

GOLD
Cruzio
903 Pacific Ave., SC, 459.6301

SILVER
Cruzers
185 Walnut Ave., SC, 457.2789

BRONZE
Got.net
303 Potrero St., SC, 460.2000

Music Store (Instruments)

GOLD
Sylvan Music
1521 Mission St., SC, 427.1917

SILVER
Starving Musician
1400 Ocean St., SC, 426.1975

BRONZE
Union Grove
1003 Pacific Ave., SC, 427.0670

Nursery

GOLD
San Lorenzo Lumber
235 River St., SC, 426.1020

SILVER
The Garden Company
2218 Mission St., SC, 429.8424

BRONZE
Native Revival Nursery
8022 Soquel Dr., Aptos, 684.1811

Outdoor Gear

GOLD
Outdoor World
136 River St., SC, 423.9555
1440 41st Ave., Capitola, 479.1501

SILVER
Bugaboo Mountain Sports
1521 Pacific Ave., SC, 429.6300

BRONZE
Patagonia
415 River St., SC, 423.1776

Record Store

GOLD
Streetlight Records
941 Pacific Ave., SC, 421.9200

SILVER
Logos
1117 Pacific Ave., SC, 427.5100

BRONZE
Wherehouse
1401 Pacific Ave., SC, 469.3151
1820 41st Ave., Capitola, 476.8128

Surf Shop

GOLD
O'Neill
110 Cooper St., SC, 469.4377
1115 41st Ave., Capitola, 475.4151

SILVER (TIE)

Pacific Wave
1502 Pacific Ave., SC, 458.9283

Santa Cruz Surf Shop
753 41st Ave., Capitola, 464.3233

BRONZE
Paradise Surf Shop
3961 Portola Dr., Capitola, 462.3880

Tattoo Parlor

GOLD
Lovedog Tattoo
1117 Soquel Ave., SC, 469.3642

SILVER
Staircase Tattoo & Body Piercing
628 Ocean St., SC, 425.7644

BRONZE
Papa Joe's
1511 East Cliff Dr. #2, SC, 476.7388

Veterinarian

GOLD
Adobe Animal Hospital
1600 Soquel Dr., SC, 475.6365

SILVER
Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital
2701 Chanticleer Ave., SC, 475.1479

BRONZE
Ocean Animal Clinic
404 Ocean St., SC, 429.5100

Video Rental

GOLD
Westside Video
1226 Mission St., SC, 458.0134

SILVER
Hoots Video & Yogurt
827 Water St., SC, 425.7628

BRONZE
East Cliff Video
1701 Portola Dr., SC, 462.0707

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From the March 27-April 3, 2002 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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