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Readers Survey

Goods & Services

Best Shoe Store

First Place
Nordstrom
Valley Fair, 2901 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
408.248.2180

Second Place
Steve Madden
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd. #2315, Santa Clara
408.261.8723

Third Place
Payless Shoe Source
various locations


Best Women's Clothing

First Place
Hers
322 N. Santa Cruz Ave.,
Los Gatos
408. 399.4621

Second Place
Crossroads
1959 W. San Carlos, S.J.
408.292.6100

Second Place
Macy's
various locations

Third Place
Nordstrom
Valley Fair, 2901 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara.
408.248.2180


Best Men's Clothing

First Place
Nordstrom
Valley Fair, 2901 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
408.248.2180

Second Place
Crossroads
1959 W. San Carlos, S.J.
408.292.6100

Third Place
Macy's
various locations


Best Vintage Clothing

First Place
Moon Zoom
1630 W. San Carlos, S.J.
408.297.5876

Second Place
Park Place Vintage Clothing
1318 Lincoln Ave., S.J.
408.294.9893

Third Place
Channel One
763 The Alameda, S.J.
408.280.1001

Third Place
Crossroads
1959 W. San Carlos, S.J.
408.292.6100


Best Record Shop (new)

First Place
Tower Records
various locations

Second Place
Rasputin
1820 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.371.8008

Second Place
Streetlight
980 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose
408.292.1404

Third Place
Wherehouse Music
various locations


Best Record Shop (used)

First Place
Streetlight
980 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose* 408.292.1404

Second Place
Rasputin
1820 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.371.800

Third Place
Wherehouse
various locations


Best Bookstore (new)

First Place
Barnes & Noble
various locations

Second Place
Border's Books
various locations

Third Place
Printer's Inc.
310 California Ave., Palo Alto
650.327.6500


Best Bookstore (used)

First Place
Recycle Books
1066 The Alameda, S.J.
408.286.6275

Second Place
Know Knew Books
415 California Ave., Palo Alto
650.326.9355

Third Place
Odyssey Books
1435 The Alameda, S.J.
408.293.7175


Best Hair Salon

First Place
Nirvana
224B N. Santa Cruz Ave.,
Los Gatos
408.354.7979

Second Place
Faux
378 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
408.378.3289

Second Place
Pure Path Salon
110 S. Santa Cruz Ave.,
Los Gatos
408.354.3852

Third Place
Donovans Hair Studio
380 S. First St., S.J.
408.294.3080


Best Independent Supermarket

First Place
Cosentino's Market
2666 Bascom Ave., S.J.
408.377.6661

3521 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara
408.243.9005

Second Place
Zanotto's Family Markets
40 S. Second St., S.J.
408.977.1333

1970 Naglee Ave., S.J.
408.294.9151

Third Place
Lunardi's Markets
4650 Meridian Ave., S.J.
408.265.9101

720 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos
408.358.1731


Best Health Food

First Place
Whole Foods Market
20830 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
408.257.7000

1690 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.371.5000

Second Place
Sunflower
2230 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.371.7800

Second Place
Trader Joe's
various locations

Third Place
Wild Oats Market
1265 S. Mary St., Sunnyvale
408.730.1310


Best Housewares

First Place
Crate & Barrel
various locations

Second Place
Lechter's
various locations

Second Place
Sur La Table
23 University Ave., Los Gatos
408.395.6496

Third Place
Bed, Bath & Beyond
various locations


Best Hardware

First Place
Orchard Supply Hardware
various locations

Second Place
Home Depot
various locations

Third Place
ACE
various locations


Best Video Store

First Place
Blockbuster Video
various locations

Second Place
Hollywood Video
various locations

Third Place
Scott's Super Video
840 Willow St., S.J.
408.298.7013


Best Nursery

First Place
Woolworth Garden Center
various locations

Second Place
Yamagami's
1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino
408.252.3347

Third Place
A to Z Tree Nursery
14350 Winchester Blvd.,
Los Gatos
408.374.7350


Best Florist

First Place
Bunches
14 1/2 N. Santa Cruz Ave.,
Los Gatos
408.395.5451

Second Place
Blossom Floral
386 S. First St., S.J.
408.293.5232

Third Place
Citti's
various locations


Best Mall

First Place
Valley Fair

Second Place

Great Mall

Third Place
Oakridge


Best Realtor

First Place
Century 21
various locations

Second Place
Coldwell Banker
various locations


Best Plastic Surgeon

First Place
Berkowitz Cosmetic Surgery Center
3803 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.559.7177

Second Place
Dr. Bruce Saal
777 Knowles Dr. #11, Los Gatos
408.374.1320

Second Place
Dr. Craig Creasman
2400 Samaritan Dr. #206, S.J.
408.369.9300

Third Place
Dr. David Harris
3803 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.559.0988


Best Place to Get Your Tattoo Removed

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Best Day Spa

First Place
Harmonie European Day Spa
14501 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
408.741.4997

First Place
La Belle Day Spas
95 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
650.327.6964

Second Place
Preston Wynne Day Spa
14567 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
408.741.5525

Third Place
Los Gatos Spa
100 S. Santa Cruz Ave.,
Los Gatos
408.354.5901


Best Wine Shop

First Place
Beverages & More
14800 Camden Ave., S.J.
408.369.0990

4175 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
408.248.2776

Second Place
The Wine Club
1200 Coleman Ave.,
Santa Clara
408.567.0900

Third Place
Beltramo's Wines & Spirits
1540 El Camino Real,
Menlo Park
650.325.2806


Best Bakery

First Place
Dick's Bakery
1593 Meridian Ave., S.J.
408.269.5212

Second Place
Wilson's Jewel Bakery
1285 Homestead Rd.,
Santa Clara
408.244.1956

Third Place
Aki's Bakery
355 Meridian Ave., S.J.
408.287.5404


Best Car Wash

First Place
Classic Car Wash
various locations

Second Place
Lozano Sunnyvale Car Wash
610 Grape Ave., Sunnyvale
408.245.7737


Best Place to Take Unwanted Pets

First Place
Humane Society of
Santa Clara Valley
2530 Lafayette St., Santa Clara
408.727.3383

Second Place
Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto
650.496.5971


Best Place to Shop Online

First Place
amazon.com

First Place
eBay.com

Second Place
Yahoo.com


Best Place to Post Your Résumé

First Place
monster.com

Second Place
hotjobs.com

Third Place
craigslist.com


Best Job Search Website

First Place
monster.com

Second Place
hotjobs.com

Third Place
Yahoo.com


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From the September 28-October 4, 2000 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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