Metro's Best of Silicon Valley 2002

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[whitespace] Readers Survey Winners: Diversions

Best Bicycle Shop

First Place
The Off Ramp
2369 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 408.249.2848

Runner Up
Performance Bicycle Shop
1646 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell 408.559.0495


Best Motorcycle Shop

First Place
California BMW Triumph
2490 Old Middlefield Wy., Mtn. View 650.966.1183

Runner Up
Harley-Davidson of Fremont-Cycle Center
41315 Albrae St., Fremont 510.657.7200


Best Skate/Surf Shop

First Place
5-0 Skateboard Shop
2089 Winchester Blvd., Campbell 408.374.5932

Runner Up
Go Skate Surf and Sport
2436 Almaden Rd., S.J. 408.978.6479
1554 Saratoga Ave., S.J. 408.378.1958


Best CD/Record Store (New)

First Place
Tower Records
1900 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell 408.371.5400
871 Blossom Hill Rd., S.J. 408.363.1600

Runner Up
Solid Grooves
2271 The Alameda, Santa Clara 408.248.6399


Best CD/Records Store (Used)

First Place
Streetlight Records
980 S. Bascom Ave., S.J. 408.292.1404

Runner Up
Rasputin Music
1820 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell 408.371.8008


Best Movie Rental Store

First Place
Blockbuster
Various locations

Runner Up
Hollywood Video
1156 Blossom Hill Rd., S.J. 408.979.0894
Various other locations


Best Gym

First Place
24-Hour Fitness
6223 Santa Teresa Blvd., S.J. 408.225.4024

Runner Up
Gold's Gym
1893 Montery Rd., S.J. 408.271.2416
Various other locations


Best Strip Club

Pink Poodle

First Place
Pink Poodle
328 S. Bascom Ave., S.J. 408.292.3685

Runner Up
Kit Kat Club
907 E. Arques Ave., Sunnyvale 408.733.2628


Best Bookstore

First Place
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd., S.J. 408.984.3495

Runner Up
Borders
50 University Ave., Ste. 280, Los Gatos 408.395.6622


Best Comic Book Store

First Place
Lee's
1020 N. Rengstorff, Mtn. View 650. 965.1800

Runner Up
Space Cat
528 S. Bascom Ave., S. J. 408.280.7257


Best Computer Store

First Place
Fry's
550 E. Brokaw St., S.J. 408. 487.1000
Various other locations

Runner Up
Apple Store
451 University Ave., Palo Alto 650. 617.9000


Best Tattoo Parlor

First Place
Guru Tattoo
4213 Barrymore Dr., S. J. 408. 247.4878

Runner Up
Marks of Art
3014 Union Ave., S.J. 408.377.1924


Best Small Grocery

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

Runner Up
Cosentino's
3521 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara 408.243.9005


Best Health Food Store

First Place
Whole Foods
1680 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell 408.371.5000

Runner Up
Picadilly Circus
1265 S. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale 408. 730 1310


Best Clothing Boutique

First Place
Crossroads Trading Company
1959 W. San Carlos St., S.J. 408.292.6100

Runner Up
Barbarella (previously 'Hers')
1133 Lincoln Ave., Willow Glen 408.947.7255


Best Garden Supply Store

First Place
Orchard Supply Hardware
5651 Cottle Rd., S.J. 408.578.0532

Runner Up
Yamagami's Nursery
1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino 408. 252.3347


Best Antique Store

First Place
Betsy's Summer House
409 Capitola Ave., Capitola 831.477.2109

Runner Up
Los Gatos Porch
32 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.5470


Best Hotel

First Place
Fairmont
170 S. Market St., S.J. 408.998.1900

Runner Up
Hotel De Anza
233 W. Santa Clara St., S.J. 408.286.1000


Best Day Spa

First Place
Preston Wynne Spa
14567 Big Basin Way, Saratoga 408.741.5525

Runner Up
Plum Spa
74 S. First St., S.J. 408.971.9713


Best Furniture Store

First Place
The Architect's Interior
130C N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.1020

Runner Up
Ikea
4400 Shellmound St., Emeryville 510.420.4532


Best Car Dealership

First Place
Bob Lewis Volkswagen, Suzuki & Hyundai
911 Capitol Expressway Auto Mall, S.J. 408.265.4400

Runner Up
Los Gatos Acura
16151 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos 408.358.8000


Best Wine Shop

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

Runner Up
Beltramo's Wines & Spirits
1540 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650.325.2806


Best Hair Salon

First Place
The Pure Path Hair Salon
110 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.3852

Runner Up
Nirvana
224 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.7979


Best Place to Buy a Wedding Cake

First Place
Icing on the Cake
50 W. Main St., Los Gatos 408.354.2464

Runner Up
Greenlee's Bakery
1081 The Alameda, S.J. 408.287.4191


Best Hair Salon

First Place
The Pure Path Hair Salon
110 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.3852

Runner Up
Nirvana
224 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.7979


Best Jewelry Store

First Place
Joe Escobar Diamonds
450 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell 408.341.0300

Runner Up
Tiffany's
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara 408.243.777


Best Carwash

First Place
Classic Car Wash
Various locations

Runner Up
Lozano Sunnyvale Car Wash
610 Grape Ave., Sunnyvale 408.245.7737


Best Drycleaner

First Place
Ford's
33 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.2050

Runner Up
Delia's
1649 N. Capitol Ave., S. J. 408.258.4466


Best Toy Store

First Place
Toys 'R' Us
Various locations

Runner Up
Wooden Horse Toy Store
798 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos 408.356.8821


Best Children's Clothing Store

First Place
GAP Kids
Various locations

Runner Up
Tassels
305 Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.395.5016


Best Ice Cream Parlor

First Place
Cold Stone Creamery
1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell 408.559.1120
4848 San Felipe Rd., S.J. 408.238.6161
757 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale 408.739.4420

Runner Up
Swenson's Ice Cream
20 S. Santa Cruz, Los Gatos 408.395.5900


Best Flower Shop

First Place
Bunches
15992 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos 408.358.6575

Runner Up
Blossom Floral Shop
386 S. First St., S.J. 408.293.5232


Best Hardware Store

First Place
Orchard Supply Hardware
5651 Cottle Rd., S.J. 408.578.0532

Runner Up
Los Gatos ACE Hardware
15300 Los Gatos Blvd., 408-356-7103


Best Shoestore

First Place
Nordstrom's
Westfield Shoppingtown Valley Fair, 2901 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara 408.248.2180

Runner Up
Steve Madden
Westfield Shoppingtown Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara 408.261.8723


Best Pet Supply Store

First Place
Pet People
514 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.8888

Runner Up
Andy's
1280 The Alameda, S.J. 408.297.0840


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From the October 10-16, 2002 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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