Best of Silicon Valley 2001 - Readers' Picks

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Readers' Survey Winners:
Goods & Services

Best Smoking Accessories Store

First Place
Paramount Imports
455 Meridian Ave., S.J.
408.286.9839

Second Place
Mission Pipe Shop
1205 The Alameda, S.J.
408.293.5144

Third Place
Popeye's Imports
291 S. Capitol Ave., S.J.
408.729.3605


Best Antique Store

First Place
Antiques Colony
1915 W. San Carlos St., S.J.
408.293.9844

Second Place
Antique Memories & Collectibles
2314 Stevens Creek Blvd., S.J.
408.977.1758


Best Women's Clothing

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

Second Place
Nordstrom
various locations

Third Place
Macy's
various locations


Best Men's Clothing

First Place
Macy's
various locations

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

Third Place
Men's Wearhouse
various locations


Best Vintage Clothing

First Place
Moon Zoom
1630 W. San Carlos St., S.J.
408.287.5876

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


Best Record Shop (new)

First Place
Tower Records/Videos/Books
various locations

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

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


Best Record Shop (used)

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

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

Third Place
Wherehouse Music
various locations


Best Bookstore (new)

First Place
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
various locations

Second Place
Borders Books & Music
various locations

Third Place
Keplers Books & Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
650.324.4321


Best Bookstore (used)

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

Second Place
Recycle Bookstore
1066 The Alameda, S.J.
408.286.6275

Third Place
Twice Read Books
81 E. San Fernando St., S.J.
408.294.3768


Best Hair Salon

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

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

Third Place
Plan B
25 N. Second St., S.J.
408.297.8299


Best Cheap Haircut

First Place
Supercuts
various locations

Second Place
Schroeder's
various locations


Best Day Spa

First Place
La Concha Spa Salon
1042 Lincoln Ave., S.J.
408,286.8612

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

Third Place
Watercourse Way
165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto
650.462.2000


Best Independent Supermarket

First Place
Zanotto's Family Markets
1970 Naglee Ave., S.J.
408.294.9151
40 S. Second St., S.J.
408.977.1333

Second Place
Cosentino's Market
2666 S. Bascom Ave., S.J.
408.377.6661
5667 Silver Creek Valley Rd., S.J.
408.270.1561

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


Best Health Food

First Place
Whole Foods
various locations

Second Place
Trader Joe's
5985 Almaden Expwy., S.J.
408.927.9091
5269 Prospect Rd., S.J.
408.446.5055

Third Place
General Nutrition Centers (GNC)
10123 N. Wolfe Rd., Cupertino
408.255.4340


Best Housewares

First Place
Pottery Barn
various locations

Second Place
Crate & Barrel
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara,
408.261.9882

Third Place
Sur La Table
23 University Ave., Los Gatos
408.395.6946


Best Hardware

First Place
Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)
various locations

Second Place
Home Depot
various locations

Third Place
ACE Hardware
various locations


Best Video Store

First Place
Hollywood Video
various locations

Second Place
Blockbuster Video
various locations

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


Best Nursery

First Place
Woolworth Nursery
various locations

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

Third Place
Home Depot
various locations


Best Florist

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

Second Place (Tie)
Blossom Floral Shop
386 S. First St., S.J.
408.293.5232

Marlowes Flowers & Gifts
1235 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
408.262.9191

Third Place
Citti's Florist
various locations


Best Mall

First Place
Westfield Shoppingtown Valley Fair Shopping Center
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
408.248.4451

Second Place
Great Mall of the Bay Area
447 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas
408.956.2033

Third Place
Stanford Shopping Center
680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto
650.617.8230


Best Wine Shop

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

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

Third Place
Joseph George
1559 Meridian Ave., S.J.
408.448.9463


Best Bakery

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

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

Third Place
La Patisserie
19758 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
408.446.4744


Best Car Wash

First Place
Classic Car Wash
various locations

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

Third Place
Delta Queen
981 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell
408.377.2525


Best Place to Post your Resume

First Place
Monster.com

Second Place
Hotjobs.com

Third Place
Monstertrak.com


Best Job Search Website

First Place
Monster.com

Second Place
Hotjobs.com

Third Place
Craigslist.com


Best Local ISP

First Place
Earthlink

Second Place
Netmagic


Best Day Care Provider

First Place
Mom

Second Place
YMCA
various locations


Best Pet Store

First Place
Andy's Pet Shop
1280 The Alameda, S.J.
408.297.0840

Second Place
Petsmart
various locations

Third Place
Petco
4698 Meridian Ave., S.J.
408.978.2016
500 El Paseo De Saratoga, S.J.
408.866.7387


Best Pet Groomer

First Place
Pet Spa
1516 Pollard Rd., Los Gatos
408.379.8911

Second Place
De Anza Pet Salon
2310 Homestead Rd., Los Altos
408.720.8339


Best Tattoo Studio

First Place
Marks of Art
3014 Union Ave., S.J.
408.377.1924

Second Place
Newskool Tattoo Studios
130 E. San Carlos St., S.J.
408.279.0927

Third Place
Pierce-Ink
1010 Park Ave., S.J.
408.280.6699


Best Massage Therapist

First Place
Cynthia @ Pure Path
110 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
408.354.3852


Best Sex Toys Shop

First Place
Leather Masters
969 Park Ave., S.J.
408.293.7660

Second Place (Tie)
Cupid's Corner
408 Blossom Hill Rd., S.J.
408.226.5683

Pleasures from the Heart
1427 The Alameda, S.J.
408.292.4040

Third Place
Good Vibrations
1210 Valencia St., San Francisco
415.974.8980
2504 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
510.841.8987


Best Thrift Store

First Place
Family Savers
2222 Business Circle, S.J.
408.287.0591

Second Place
Goodwill Industries
various locations

Third Place
Salvation Army
various locations


Best Lingerie Shop

First Place
Victoria's Secret
various locations

Second Place
Frederick's Of Hollywood
various locations

Third Place
Cupid's Corner
408 Blossom Hill Rd., S.J.
408.226.5683


Best International Market

First Place
Cost Plus World Market
1084 Blossom Hill Rd., S.J.
408.267.6666
4050 Stevens Creek Blvd.,S.J.
408.247.3333

Second Place
99 Ranch Market
1688 Hostetter Rd., S.J.
408.436.8899


Best Cell Phone Service

First Place
Verizon Wireless

Second Place
Sprint PCS

Third Place
AT&T Wireless


Best Photo Processor

First Place
Longs Drug Stores
various locations

Second Place
Costco
various locations

Third Place
Walgreens Drug Stores
various locations


Best Bike Shop

First Place
Santa Teresa Bikes
503 W. Capitol Expwy., S.J.
408.264.2453

Second Place
Bicycle Outfitter
963 Fremont Ave., Los Altos
650.948.8092

Third Place
Performance Bicycle Shop
1646 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.559.0496


Best Skate Shop

First Place
Go Skate
2436 Almaden Rd., S.J.
408.978.6479
1554 Saratoga Ave., S.J.
408.378.1958

Second Place
Circle-A
304 S. 3rd St., S.J.
408.995.0677

Third Place
NC Board Shop
440 N. Santa Cruz Ave., LG
408.354.7873
769 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
408.739.7166


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From the October 18-24, 2001 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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