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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 House & Garden Shop
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 Art Supply, 103 Maxwell Court, Santa Rosa. 707.526.2416.
500 W. Napa St., Sonoma. 707.935.3199.

Honorable Mention
Montmartre Artist's Supplies
156 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.4837.

Napa
Ben Franklin Crafts
1630 Clay St., Napa. 209.239.4717.

Marin
Creative Center for the Arts (formerly Mill Valley Art & Paper)
433 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.5642.



Best Auto Dealer--New

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

Honorable Mention Tie
Manly Honda
2750 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.5377.
Prestige Imports
2800 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.578.1300.

Napa
Kastner Honda
282 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.252.4011.

Marin
First Place Tie
Marin Honda
5880 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera. 415.924.8990.
Novato Toyota Scion
115 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.897.3191.



Best Auto Dealer--Used

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

Honorable Mention
Manly Honda
2750 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.5377.

Napa
Greenberg's Quality Motors
570 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.257.6777. 784 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.257.1565.

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



Best Auto Detailing

Sonoma
Autobahn Automotive Detailing
3485 Airway Drive, Ste. G, Santa Rosa. 707.528.8455.

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

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



Best Auto Repair

Sonoma
Out West Garage
321 Second St., Petaluma. 707.769.0162.

Honorable Mention
Earth in Upheaval
198 High St., Sebastopol. 707.782.3777.

Napa
Ray's Repair
1200 Central Ave., Napa. 707.253.7102.

Marin
First Place Tie
Askim's Auto Works
22 Woodland Ave., San Rafael. 415.459.3309.
S&N Auto Parts & Repair
64 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 415.456.9400.



Best Bank

Sonoma
Exchange Bank
500 Larkfield Centre, Santa Rosa. 707.524.3000.

Honorable Mention
Redwood Credit Union
www.redwoodcu.org.

Napa
Napa Community Bank
700 Trancas St., Napa. 707.227.9300.

Marin
Wells Fargo Bank
www.wellsfargo.com.



Best Bike Shop

Sonoma
Nor Cal Bike Sport & the Bike Peddler
605 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.571.2428.

Honorable Mention
Santa Rosa Cyclery
4325 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.537.2254.

Napa
Calistoga Bike Shop
1318 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9687.

Marin
Mike's Bicycle Center
1601 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.454.3747.



Best Body-Art Shop

Sonoma
First Place Tie
Monkey Wrench Tattoo
1066 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.0610.
Eye Spy Tattoos & Piercing
122 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.4779.

Honorable Mention
Evolutions Tattoo & Piercing
618 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.578.4772.

Napa
First Place Tie
Flying Colors Tattoo
579 Coombsville Road, Napa. 707.226.8986.
Wildcat
1210 First St., Napa. 707.257.8702.

Marin
Area 51 Tattoo & Piercing Company
1295 2nd St., San Rafael. 415.455.8367.



Best Bookstore--New

Sonoma--First Place, Independent
Copperfield's Books
140 Kentucky St., Santa Rosa. 707.782.0228.
2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.
176 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.0429.

Sonoma--First Place, Corporate
Barnes & Noble
www.bn.com.

Honorable Mention
Readers' Books
130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 707.939.1779.

Napa
Copperfield's Books
3900-A Bel Aire Plaza, Napa. 707.252.8002.

Marin
BookBeat
28 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 415.256.9060.



Best Bookstore--Used

Sonoma
Copperfield's Books
176 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.0429.
140 Kentucky St., Santa Rosa. 707.782.0228.

Honorable Mention
Treehorn Books
625 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1782.

Napa
Main Street Books
1315 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1338.

Marin
BookBeat
28 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 415.256.9060.



Best CD Store--New

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

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

Napa
Wherehouse Records
www.wherehouse.com.

Marin
First Place Tie
Dreamland Music
15 Bolinas, Fairfax. 415.485.6232.
Watts Music
1211 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.897.2892.



Best CD Store--Used

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

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

Napa
Wherehouse Records
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 Tie
Homeblown Glass Sebastopol
7108 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. 707.824.8242.
Mighty Quinn
3372 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.545.5081.

Napa
Baker Street Tobacco, Clocks & Gifts
1018 First St., Napa. 707.255.4434.

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



Best Clothing Store--Men's

Sonoma
Eraldi's Men's Wear & Shoes
475 First St., Sonoma. 707.996.2013.

Honorable Mention
Patrick James
2340 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.523.2346.

Napa
Mario's
1228 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1603.

Marin
Gene Hiller
729 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.3636.



Best Clothing Store--Women's

Sonoma
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.

Napa
First Place Tie
Mustard Seed Clothing Co.
1301 Napa Town Centre, Napa. 707.255.4222.
Pearl
1428 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.3236.

Marin
First Place Tie
Alice Becker
806 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.898.3600.
Anne's Secret Hang Ups
804 Grant Ave. Ste. B, Novato. 415.897.7557.



Best Computer Store

Sonoma--First Place, Independent
Santa Rosa Computers
840 Piner Road, Santa Rosa. 707.570.2040.

Sonoma--First Place, Corporate
CompUSA
www.compusa.com.

Honorable Mention
Computers & More
4044 Hwy. 12, Santa Rosa. 707.538.1122.

Napa
First Place Tie
Able Computers
1055 Darms Lane, Napa. 707.257.1685.
Computer Connection
2538 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.224.9115.

Marin
Bay Computer Systems of America
385 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato. 415.382.1227.



Best Copy/Business Services

Sonoma--First Place, Independent
Sprint Copy Center
175 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.3900.

Sonoma--First Place, Corporate
Kinko's Copies
www.kinkos.com.

Honorable Mention
Pat's Copy World
500 W. Napa Street #504, Sonoma. 707.939.7288.

Napa
Frye's Printing, Inc.
1050 Lincoln Ave., Napa. 707.253.1114.

Marin
Kinko's Copies
www.kinkos.com



Best Costume Shop

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

Honorable Mention
Hot Couture
101 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.7247.

Napa
Bargain Basket
804 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.9468.

Marin
Belrose Costume Shop
1415 Fifth St., San Rafael. 415.456.6422.



Best Culinary Store

Sonoma
Sur La Table
2323 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.566.9820.

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

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

Marin
Williams-Sonoma
1802 Redwood Hwy., Corte Madera. 415.924.2940.



Best Day Spa

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

Honorable Mention
Mermaids Spa & Seaweed Bath Shop
115 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.3535.

Napa
First Place Tie
Calistoga Massage Center & Day Spa
1219 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.6193.
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
1006 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.6269.

Marin
Spa de Novato
1305 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.897.4511.



Best Electronics Store

Sonoma--First Place, Independent
HSC Electronic Supply
5681 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.7344.

Sonoma--First Place, Corporate
Best Buy
www.bestbuy.com.

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

Napa
Radio Shack
www.radioshack.com.

Marin
CompUSA
www.compusa.com.



Best Gift Shop

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

Honorable Mention Tie
Galleria
3692 Bohemian Hwy. #3, Occidental. 707.874.1927.
Kindred Fair Trade Handcrafts
605 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.1459.

Napa
First Place Tie
The Glass Gallery
815 Main St., Napa. 707.253.7763.
Mr. Moon's
1365 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0932.

Marin
Gallery Route 1
11101 State Route 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.



Best Grocery Store

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

Honorable Mention
Fiesta & Pacific Markets
550 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.9735.
1465 Town & Country Dr., Santa Rosa. 707.546.3663.

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

Marin
Good Earth
1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 415.454.0123.



Best Hair Salon

Sonoma
Elle Lui
205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1474.

Honorable Mention
La De Da Salon
606 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.3523.

Napa
Bella Capelli Salon Spa
3247 Browns Valley Road, Napa. 707.226.2061.

Marin
Paris Salon & Spa
915 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.459.3600.



Best Hardware Store

Sonoma
Sebastopol Hardware
660 Hwy. 116 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
1370 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.3423.

Marin
Pini Ace Hardware
1535 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 415.892.1577.



Best Herbal Apothecary

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

Honorable Mention
Farmacopia
95 Montgomery Drive #90, Santa Rosa. 707.528.4372.

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

Marin
Whole Foods
www.wholefoods.com.



Best Internet Provider

Sonoma--First Place, Independent
SonicNet
www.sonic.net.

Sonoma--First Place, Corporate
SBC DSL
www.sbc.com.

Napa
Napanet
www.napanet.net.

Marin
Comcast
www.comcast.net.



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.

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

Marin
Frame Crafters
320 Bon Air Shopping Center, Greenbrae. 415.461.7688.



Best Furniture Store

Sonoma
R.S. Basso Home Furnishings & Accessories
186 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.1426.
517 Second St., Santa Rosa. 707.963.0391.

Honorable Mention
Gado Gado
129 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.8244.

Napa
IMG Home
3431 St. Helena Hwy. N., St. Helena. 707.963.4595.

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



Best Futon Shop

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

Honorable Mention
Creator's Foam
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 Hwy., San Rafael. 415.472.2919.



Best Outdoor Gear Shop

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

Sonoma--First Place, Corporate
REI
www.rei.com.

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.

Marin
REI
www.rei.com.



Best Home Furnishings

Sonoma
Gado Gado
129 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.8244.

Honorable Mention
R.S. Basso Home Furnishings & Accessories
186 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.1426.
517 Second St., Santa Rosa. 707.963.0391.

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

Honorable Mention
Milk & Honey
137 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.1155.

Napa
First Place Tie
David's
1343 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.0239.
Patina Estate & Fine Jewelry
1342 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.5445.

Marin
First Place Tie
Johann Paul Jewelers
272 Bon Air Shopping Center, Greenbrae. 415.461.1866.
Solarium
815 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.897.7556.



Best Musical Instrument Store

Sonoma
People's Music
122 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.7664.

Honorable Mention
Zone Music & Recording
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
Reed's Custom Cycles
674 Soscal Ave., St. Helena. 707.256.3326.

Marin
Hatt's
42 Redhill Ave., San Anselmo. 415.488.1441.



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 Natural Foods
1621 W. Imola Ave., Napa. 707.224.3117.

Marin
Good Earth
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
King's Nursery
1212 13th St., Santa Rosa. 707.542.4782.

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

Marin
Sloat Garden Center
2000 Novato Blvd., Novato. 415.897.2169.



Best Optical Store

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

Honorable Mention Tie
Optical World
1054 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa. 707.544.3000.
Empire Optometry
800 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.542.1554.

Napa
Site For Sore Eyes
1237 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.224.7483.

Marin
Site For Sore Eyes
208 Vintage Way #K11, Novato. 415.897.3377.



Best Snow/Skate/Board Shop

Sonoma
Brotherhood Board Shop
1216 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.0660.

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

Napa
Snowdrift Ski-Tennis Shop
3090 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.255.3509.

Marin
O'Neill Marin Shop
247 Shoreline Hwy., 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
Meerkat Shoes
154 N, Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.0451.

Napa
Shoes on First
1227 First St., Napa. 707.252.7280.

Marin
Sole Desire
647 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.482.9619.



Best Ski Shop

Sonoma--First Place, Independent
Santa Rosa Ski & Sport
1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.578.4754.

Sonoma--First Place, Corporate
REI
www.rei.com.

Napa
Snowdrift Ski-Tennis Shop
3090 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.255.3509.

Marin
REI
www.rei.com.



Best Surf Shop

Sonoma
Northern Light Surf Shop
17191 Bodega Hwy., Bodega. 707.876.3032.

Honorable Mention
Brotherhood
1216 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.0660.

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

Marin
Fat Kat Surf Shop
1908 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 415.453.9167.



Best Tanning Salon

Sonoma
Hot Bodies II
6910 Weeks Way, Sebastopol. 707.829.3436.

Honorable Mention
Tanned to Perfection
314 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.8266.



Best Secondhand Store

Sonoma--First Place, Independent
Sack's on the Square
116 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.541.7227.

Sonoma--First Place, Nonprofit
The Salvation Army
1020 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.3924.
721 McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. 707.769.0716.
200 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg. 707.433.7791.
5701 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.588.8648.

Honorable Mention
Simply Chic
720 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.8044.

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

Marin
Goodwill
809 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael. 415.455.5240.



Best Video Rental

Sonoma--First Place, Independent
Video Droid
1901 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.526.3313.
590 East Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.794.9797.
957 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.3151.

Sonoma--First Place, Corporate
Bradley Video
www.bradleyvideo.com.

Honorable Mention
Box Office Video Sebastopol
6960 McKinley Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.9798.

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
Broadway Video
501 Caledonia, Sausalito. 415.331.8867. 711 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 415.456/1187.



Best Vinyl Record Store

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

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

Napa
Wherehouse Records
www.wherehouse.com

Marin
First Place Tie
Bedrock Music
2226 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.258.9745.
Village Music
9 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.7400.



Best Vintage Clothing Store

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

Honorable Mention
Moxie
300 South A St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.7858.

Napa
First Place Tie
Betty's Girl Boutique
1239 First St., Napa. 707.254.7560.
Wildcat
1210 First St., Napa. 707.257.8702.

Marin
Goodwill
809 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael. 415.456.5273.


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