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Best Antique Shop

Sonoma
Whistle Stop Antiques
130 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.542.9474.

Honorable Mention
Antique Society
2661 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.829.1733.

Napa
Red Hen Antiques
5091 St. Helena Hwy., Napa. 707.257.0822.

Marin
Country Store
312 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 415.258.0922.

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Best Art Supply Store

Sonoma
RileyStreet, 103 Maxwell Court, Santa Rosa. 707.526.2416.
500 W. Napa St., Sonoma. 707.935.3199.

Honorable Mention
Montmartre
156 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.4837.

Napa
Redwood Art Supply
3383 Solano Ave., Napa. 707.226.2466.



Best Auto Dealer--New

Sonoma
Freeman Toyota
2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.1791.

Honorable Mention
Hansel Toyota
1125 Auto Center Drive, Petaluma. 707.769.2333.

Napa
Kastner's
282 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.252.4011.

Marin
Marin Honda
5880 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera. 415.924.8990.



Best Auto Dealer--Used

Sonoma
Hansel Honda
1310 Auto Center Drive, Petaluma. 707.769.4000.

Honorable Mention
Freeman Toyota
2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.1791.

Napa
Greenberg's Quality Motors
570 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.257.6777.

Marin
Jack Hunt Automotive
1714 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.453.1611.



Best Auto Detailing

Sonoma
California Shine
2549 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.573.0601.

Honorable Mention
Mission Car Wash
59 Mission Circle, Santa Rosa. 707.537.2040.
257 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.579.9274.

Napa
Classic Car Wash
1050 Freeway Drive, Napa. 707.255.5655.



Best Auto Repair

Sonoma
Hansel Honda
1310 Auto Center Drive, Petaluma. 707.769.4000.

Honorable Mention
Dimatteo's Auto Service
380 E. Todd Road, Santa Rosa. 707.584.4233.

Napa
Silverado Auto Service
713 Silverado Trail, Napa. 707.224.4708.

Marin
Spectrum Automotive
97 Louise St., Ste. B, San Rafael. 415.459.4745.



Best Bank

Sonoma
Exchange Bank
545 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.524.3301.

Honorable Mention
Redwood Credit Union
370 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.545.4000.
250 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park. 707.545.4000.
301 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. 707.545.4000.
1701 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.4000.

Napa
West America Bank
1110 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.2953.

Marin--Independent
Bank of Petaluma
11400 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.1713.

Marin--Corporate
Washington Mutual
300 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael. 415.479.5439.
437 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.924.8001.
251 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.897.5134.



Best Bike Shop

Sonoma
Santa Rosa Cyclery
4235 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.537.2254.

Honorable Mention Tie
Bike Peddler
605 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.573.0116.
Norcal Bike Sport
605 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.573.0112.

Napa
Calistoga Bikeshop
1318 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9687.

Marin
Summit Bikes
1820 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.4700.



Best Body-Art Shop

Sonoma
Monkey Wrench Tattoo
1066 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.0610.

Honorable Mention
Bert's Santa Rosa Tattoo
106 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 707.526.0471.

Napa
Flying Colors Tattoo
579 Coombsville Road, Napa. 707.226.8986.

Marin
Area 51 Tattoo & Piercing
1295 Second St., Ste. 100, San Rafael. 415.455.8367.



Best Bookstore--New

Sonoma--Independent
Copperfield's Books
140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.762.0563.
2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.
138 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.2618.

Honorable Mention
North Light Books & Cafe
550 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.792.4300.

Sonoma--Corporate
Borders Books & Music
www.borders.com.

Napa
The Calistoga Bookstore
1343 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4123.

Marin
Point Reyes Books
11315 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.1542.



Best Bookstore--Used

Sonoma
Copperfield's Books
140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.762.0563.
650 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.5326.
138 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.2618.

Honorable Mention
Lakeside Village Book Store
4275 Montgomery Drive, Ste. A, Santa Rosa. 707.538.0579.

Napa
Copperfield's Books
1303 First St., Napa. 707.252.8002.

Marin
Point Reyes Books
11315 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.1542.



Best CD Store--New

Sonoma
Last Record Store
1899-A Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1963.

Honorable Mention
Backdoor Disc & Tape
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.795.9597.

Napa
Wherehouse Music
www.wherehouse.com.

Marin
Bedrock Records
2226 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.258.9745.



Best CD Store--Used

Sonoma
Honorable Mention
Backdoor Disc & Tape
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.795.9597.

Napa
Wherehouse Music
www.wherehouse.com.

Marin
Bedrock Records
2226 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.258.9745.



Best Cigar & Pipe Shop

Sonoma
Peacepipe
622 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.541.7016.

Honorable Mention
Mighty Quinn
3372 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.545.5081.

Napa
Baker Street Tobacco
1018 First St., Napa. 707.255.4434.
3053 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.252.2766.

Marin
Mighty Quinn
1099 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.2420.



Best Clothing Store--Men's

Sonoma--Independent
Mojo
320 S. A St., Santa Rosa. 707.526.6067.

Honorable Mention
Outlander
101 Plaza St., Healdsburg. 707.433.7800.

Sonoma--Corporate
Patrick James
2340 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.523.2346.

Napa
Mario's
1223 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1603.

Marin
Gene Hiller
729 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.3636.



Best Clothing Store--Women's

Sonoma--Independent
Punch
711 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 707.526.4766.
245 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2282.

Honorable Mention
Dressers
145 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.8757.

Sonoma--Corporate
Banana Republic
www.bananarepublic.com.

Napa
Twenty-Six
1219-B Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.0495.

Marin
First Place Tie
Deja Nu
1224 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.258.0200.
Pearl
1020 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 415.464.1808.



Best Computer Store

Sonoma--Independent
Executron Computers
1831 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa.
707.525.3715.

Honorable Mention
Santa Rosa Computers
820 Piner Road, Santa Rosa. 707.570.2040.

Sonoma--Corporate
Best Buy
www.bestbuy.com.

Napa
Computer Connection
2538 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.224.9115.

Marin
CompUSA
www.compusa.com.



Best Copy/Business Services

Sonoma
Clone Digital Print & Copy
618 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.527.6565.
1 Padre Parkway, Ste. G, Rohnert Park. 707.585.2336.

Honorable Mention
Sprint Copy Center
175 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.3900.

Napa
Kinkos
www.kinkos.com.

Marin
Point Reyes Printing Company
65 Third St., Point Reyes Station. 415.663.9355.



Best Costume Shop

Sonoma
Disguise the Limit / Funny Business
100 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1477.

Honorable Mention
House of Humor
318 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.544.7600.

Napa
Bargain Basket Thrift Store
805 Washington, Calistoga. 707.942.9468.

Marin
Fantacy Clothing Company
815 Third St., San Rafael. 415.453.7332.



Best Culinary Store

Sonoma
Hardisty's Homewares
1565 Farmer's Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.545.0534.

Honorable Mention
Whole Foods
6910 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.9801.

Napa
Shackford's
1350 Main St., Napa. 707.226.2132.

Marin
Williams Sonoma
www.williams-sonoma.com.



Best Day Spa

Sonoma
Osmosis Enzyme Bath & Massage
209 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone. 707.823.8231.

Honorable Mention
New Dawn Day Spa
6741 Sebastopol Ave., Ste. 160, Sebastopol. 707.823.8441.

Napa
Calistoga Massage Center & Day Spa
1219 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.6193.

Marin
Tea Garden Springs
38 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.389.7123.



Best Electronics Store

Sonoma
Soundscape
1044 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.4434.

Honorable Mention
Audio Video Showroom
2700 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.3130.

Corporate
Best Buy
www.bestbuy.com.

Napa
Corporate
Radio Shack
www.radioshack.com.

Marin
Good Guys
www.goodguys.com.



Best Gift Shop

Sonoma
Milk & Honey
137 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.1155.

Honorable Mention Tie
Artisana
146 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.3036.
Classic Duck
532 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa. 707.575.0755.

Napa
Mr Moon's
1365 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0932.
105 Plaza St., Healdsburg. 707.433.6666.

Marin
Gallery Route One
11101 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.



Best Grocery Store

Sonoma
Oliver's Market
560 Montecito Court, Santa Rosa. 707.537.7123.
546 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.795.9501.

Honorable Mention
G & G Supermarket
1211 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.6877.
7001 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma. 707.765.6877.

Napa
Cal-Mart
1491 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.6271.

Marin
Good Earth Natural Foods
1966 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 415.454.0123.



Best Hair Salon

Sonoma--Independent
Metrodome Salon
740 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.566.0611.

Honorable Mention
Elle Lui
205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1474.

Sonoma--Corporate
California Cuts
www.californiacuts.com.

Napa
The Hair Spa
1420 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5341.

Marin
Brewer Philips Hair Design
1027 C St., San Rafael. 415.485.1437.



Best Hardware Store

Sonoma
Sebastopol Hardware Center
660 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.7688.

Honorable Mention
Garrett's Ace Hardware
1340 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.433.5593.
10540 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor. 707.433.6590.

Napa
Steve's Ace Hardware
1370 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.3423.

Marin
Pini Hardware
1107 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.892.1577.



Best Herbal Apothecary

Sonoma--Independent
Rosemary's Garden
132 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2539.

Honorable Mention
Community Market
1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.1806.

Sonoma--Corporate
Whole Foods
www.wholefoods.com.

Napa
Golden Carrot Natural Foods
1621 Imola Ave., Napa. 707.224.3117.



Best Internet Provider

Sonoma--Independent
Sonic
www.sonic.net; 707.547.3400.

Sonoma--Corporate
SBC
www.sbc.com.

Napa
Calicom Internet Service
www.calicom.net; 877.225.4266.

Marin
ispwest.com
www.ispwest.com; 866.477.9378.



Best Framing Shop

Sonoma--Independent
My Daughter the Framer
1617 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa. 707.542.3599.

Honorable Mention
Mesh Gallery
6984 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 707.823.1971.

Sonoma--Corporate
Aaron Brothers
www.aaronbros.com.

Napa
Framed in Calistoga
813 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.4036.

Marin
Cheap Pete's Frame Factory
www.cheappetes.com.



Best Furniture Store

Sonoma
R.S. Basso
186 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.1426.
On the Plaza, Healdsburg. 707.431.1925.

Honorable Mention
Pedersen's Furniture Company
Fifth and D streets, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1855.

Napa
First Place Tie
R.S. Basso
1219 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.0391.
IMG
3431 St. Helena Hwy. N., St. Helena. 707.963.4595.

Marin
Ethan Allen Galleries
www.ethanallen.com.



Best Futon Shop

Sonoma
The Futon Shop
3499 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.578.4242.

Honorable Mention
Creator's Foam & Futon Shop
3510 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.526.9774.
821 Petalulma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.763.6349.

Napa
Futons & Furniture
1138 Main St., Napa. 707.252.3626.

Marin
Mary's Futons
4100 Redwood Parkway, San Rafael. 415.472.2919.



Best Outdoor Gear Shop

Sonoma--Independent
Sonoma Outfitters
145 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.1920.

Honorable Mention
Santa Rosa Ski & Sport
1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.578.4754.

Napa
Sportago
1224 Adams St., St. Helena. 707.963.9042.



Best Home Furnishings

Sonoma
R.S. Basso
186 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.1426.
On the Plaza, Healdsburg. 707.431.1925.

Honorable Mention
Pedersen's Furniture Company
Fifth and D streets, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1855.

Napa
Casa Design
1419 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.2228.

Marin
Sunrise Home
831 B St., San Rafael. 415.456.3939.



Best Jewelry Store

Sonoma
Milk & Honey
123 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.1155.

Honorable Mention
Earthworks
350 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7181.
403 First St., Sonoma. 707.935.0290

Napa
The Artful Eye
1333-A Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4743.

Marin
Gold Rush
803 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.2101.



Best Musical Instrument Store

Sonoma
Stanroy Music Center
741 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.4827.

Honorable Mention
Zone Music
7884 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.664.1213.

Marin
Bananas At Large
1504 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.7600.



Best Motorcycle Shop

Sonoma
Michael's Harley Davidson
7601 Redwood Drive, Cotati. 707.793.9180.

Honorable Mention
Jim & Jim's Yamaha
910 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.545.1672.

Napa
First Place Tie
Reed's Custom Cycles
674 Soscal Ave., St. Helena. 707.256.3326.
Napa Valley Classics
820 Third St., Napa. 707.253.8185.

Marin
Marin Cycleworks
5784 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera. 415.924.0327.



Best Natural Foods Store

Sonoma Community Market
1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.1806.

Honorable Mention
Oliver's Market
546 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.795.9501.
560 Montecito Center, Santa Rosa. 707.537.7123.

Napa
Golden Carrot
1621 Imola Ave., Napa. 707.224.3117.

Marin
Good Earth Natural Foods
1966 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 415.454.0123.



Best Nursery

Sonoma
Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery
3244 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.9125.

Honorable Mention
Prickett's Nursery
5173 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa. 707.539.3030.

Napa
Van Winden's Pueblo Garden Center
1805 Pueblo Ave., Napa. 707.255.8400.

Marin
Sloat Garden Center
1580 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael. 415.453.3977.



Best Optical Store

Sonoma--Independent
Sonoma Eyeworks
534 Larkfield Shopping Center, Santa Rosa. 707.578.2020.

Sonoma--Corporate
Optical World
www.opticalworld.com.

Napa
First Place Tie
Site For Sore Eyes
1237 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.224.7483.
Calistoga Family Eye Care Center
1220 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.4674.

Marin
For Eyes Optical
311 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.924.1515.



Best Board Shop

Sonoma
Brotherhood
1215 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.0660.

Honorable Mention
Santa Rosa Ski & Sport
1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.578.4754.

Napa
Snowdrift
3090 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.255.3509.

Marin
O'Neill Marin Shop
247 Shoreline Hwy. #6, Mill Valley. 415.383.2058.



Best Shoe Store

Sonoma
Sole Desire
441 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa. 707.571.8643.
2411 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1690.
500 W. Napa St., Ste. 540, Sonoma. 707.933.1702.

Honorable Mention
Santa Rosa Shoes
2255 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.1083.

Napa
First Place Tie
Shoes on First
1239 First St., Napa. 707.252.7280.
Bella Tootsie
1373 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.8821.

Marin
Sole Desire
777 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 415.451.1900.
647 San Anselmo Ave., San Rafael. 415.482.9619.



Best Ski Shop

Sonoma
Santa Rosa Ski & Sport
1125 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.578.4754.

Honorable Mention
Play It Again Sports
2735 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.527.7678.

Napa
Snowdrift
3090 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.255.3509.

Marin
REI
www.rei.com.



Best Surf Shop

Sonoma
Northern Lights
17191 Bodega Hwy., Bodega. 707.876.3032.

Honorable Mention
Brotherhood
1215 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.0660.

Napa
Board Garden
2740 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.253.7949.

Marin
O'Neill Marin Shop
247 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.383.2058.



Best Tanning Salon

Sonoma
Fusion Fitness
791 Lombardi Court, Ste. 101, Santa Rosa. 707.542.4500.

Honorable Mention
Metrodome Skin
730 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.9590.

Napa
Calistoga Tan
2450-C Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.4060.



Best Secondhand Store

Sonoma
Sacks on the Square
116 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.541.7227.

Honorable Mention
Pine Grove General Store
149 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.1138.

Napa
Lolo's
1120 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.7972.

Marin
West Marin Community Thrift Store
11431 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.9227.



Best Video Rental

Sonoma--Independent
Box Office Video
6960 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 707.526.3313.

Honorable Mention
Video Droid
1240 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.579.4473.
590 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.794.9797.
957 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.3151.

Sonoma--Corporate
Bradley Video
www.bradleyvideo.com.

Napa
Peter's Video
1509 W. Imola Ave., Napa. 707.224.7842.
1200-D Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.2739.
1000 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.4751.

Marin
Inverness Store
12784 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness. 415.669.1041.



Best Clothing Store

Sonoma
Hot Couture Vintage Fashion
101 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.7247

Honorable Mention
Shards & Remnants
130 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.1366.

Napa
Wildcat
1210 First St., Napa. 707.257.8702.



Best Vinyl Record Store

Sonoma
Last Record Store
1899-A Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1963.

Honorable Mention
Incredible Records
112 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.8099.

Marin
Maximum Music
1555 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.454.9262.


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