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Readers' Survey Winners

Best Antique Shop
1st Place
Antiquarium
98 W. Main St., Los Gatos
408/354-7878

2nd Place
Antique Colony
1915 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
408/293-9844

3rd Place
Magpies
329 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
408/374-5445

Best Thrift Store
1st Place
Goodwill
various locations

2nd Place
Savers
222 Business Circle, San Jose
408/287-0591
60 Dempsey Road, Milpitas
408/263-8338

3rd Place
Salvation Army
various locations

Best Store for New Books
1st Place
Barnes & Noble
various locations

2nd Place
Crown
various locations

3rd Place
Printers, Inc.
301 Castro St., Mountain View
415/961-8500
310 California Ave., Palo Alto
415/327-6500

Best Store for Used Books
1st Place
Recycle Book Store
138 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose
408/286-6275

2nd Place
Poor Pat's Books and Notary
482 W. Hamilton Ave., Campbell
408/374-4900

3rd Place
Curious Book Shoppe
23 E. Main St., Los Gatos
408/354-5560

Best Cookware
1st (tie) Place
Domus
40 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
408/354-6630

Crate & Barrel
various locations

2nd Place
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Valley Fair Mall,
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose
408/249-4424

3rd Place
Macy's
various locations

Best New CDS and Records
1st Place
Tower Records
various locations

2nd Place
The Wherehouse
various locations

3rd Place
Streetlight Records
980 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408/292-1404

Best Used CDS and Records
1st Place
Streetlight Records
980 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408/292-1404

2nd Place
CD Warehouse
470 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
408/730-0991

3rd Place
Wherehouse
various locations

Best Comic Book Store
1st Place
Lee's Comics
3783 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
415/493-3957

2nd Place
Heroes
24 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
408/378-3667

3rd Place
John's Comic Connection
46 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
408/374-9686

Best Videotape Rental, Chain
1st Place
Blockbuster
various locations

2nd Place
Hollywood
various locations

3rd Place
The Wherehouse
various locations

Best Videotape Rental, Independent
1st Place
Bradley Video
501 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
408/379-4999

2nd Place
Borderline
36 N. Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara
408/241-2177

3rd Place
Video Era
218 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
408/395-1533

Best Bed & Breakfast
1st Place
Hensley House
456 N. Third St., San Jose
408/298-3537

2nd Place
Campbell Inn
675 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
408/374-4300

3rd Place
Country Rose Inn
455 Fitzgerald Ave., San Martin
408/842-0441

Best Bike Shop
1st Place
Summit Bicycles
100 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
408/399-9142

2nd Place
The Off Ramp
2369 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
408/249-2848
2320 El Camino Real, Mountain View
415/968-2974

3rd Place
Wheel Away Cycle Center
402 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell
408/378-4636

Best Cigar Selection
1st Place
Beverages & More
various locations

2nd Place
Mission Pipe Shop
812 Town & Country Village, San Jose
408/241-8868

3rd Place
Smokers Paradise
3617 Union Ave., San Jose
408/377-1335

Best Health Club
1st Place
World Gym
2290 Winchester Blvd., Campbell
408/378-0343

2nd Place
24 Hour Nautilus Fitness
various locations

3rd Place
Gold's Gym various locations

Best Pet Store
1st Place
Andy's Pet Shop
1280 The Alameda, San Jose
408/297-0840

2nd Place
Petco
various locations

3rd Place
Dolphin Pet Village
90 San Tomas Aquino Road, Campbell
408/379-7600

Best Nursery
1st Place
Woolworth
various locations

2nd Place
Orchard Supply
various locations

3rd Place
Yamagami's Nursery
1361 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Cupertino
408/252-3347

Best Department Store
1st Place
Nordstrom
various locations

2nd Place
Macy's
various locations

3rd Place
Target
various locations

Best Photo Developing
1st Place
Longs Drugs

2nd (tie) Place
Walgreen's
Costco

3rd Place
1 Hour Photo

Best Sporting Goods
1st Place
Sportsmart

2nd Place
Big Five

3rd Place
Oshman's

Best Computer Store
1st Place
Fry's
various locations

2nd Place
Comp USA
3561 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
408/554-1733

3rd Place
Computer City
27 Ranch Drive, Milpitas
408/934-3400
3049 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
408/556-2400

Best Supermarket
1st Place
Safeway

2nd Place
Lucky

3rd Place
Cosentino's

Best Shop to Browse Through
1st Place
Sharper Image

2nd (tie) Place
Leather Masters
969 Park Ave., San Jose
408/293-7660

Los Gatos Company
17 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
408/354-2433

3rd Place
Barnes & Noble
various locations

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From the 1996 Best of the Valley issue of Metro, September 19-25

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