2nd: Jaazz Salon & r & 3rd: Mosaic & r & North Idaho Best: The Highlands, Post Falls
Best Car Dealer & r & Wendle Motors & r & & r & "Friendly people, huge inventory, great prices, nice service, great espresso and a kids play room." -- Mary O.
2nd: Dave Smith & r & 3rd: Appleway
Best Clothing Store & r & Nordstrom & r & "The main reason is because my sister-in-law works there. She and my brother wear the clothes, and I get to look at them -- they are always nice and impressive." -- Jeff M.
2nd: Macy's & r & 3rd: Ross
Best Gifts & r & Boo Radley's & r & "Boo Radley's does a really good job at organized chaos. I use the little toys I get there to dress up my cubicle at work; I wrap them around my computer, and my coworkers just dig it. I found a talking Homer Simpson doll, and coworkers come by just to press that button." -- Eric H.
2nd: Hallmark & r & 3rd: Mel's
Best Bookstore & r & Auntie's & r & "The place is a Spokane treasure -- a beautiful building, so unlike a chain. You can linger and enjoy." -- Connie O.
2nd: Barnes & amp; Noble & r & 3rd: Borders
Best Frame Shop & r & Michael's & r & "It's expensive, so I don't do it often, but I am always very pleased with the way they treat their customers, and the frames are always very well done." -- Pat C.
2nd: The Frame Shop & r & 3rd (tie): The Great Frame Up, Frame It Today
Best Natural Foods & r & Huckleberry's & r & "They carry stuff that's good for me, not just stuff that's available anywhere. It's as if they genuinely care about me and the planet I live on." -- Mike E.
2nd: Fred Meyer & r & 3rd: Pilgrim's
Best Record/CD Store & r & Hastings & r & "Their prices are good -- that's just where we go to buy CDs. My mom goes to the one on Wellesley, and I go to the one in the Valley. I bought a Mariah Carey CD the last time I was there, but usually I listen to rap and R & amp;B." -- Jill H.
2nd: Best Buy & r & 3rd: 4,000 Holes & r & North Idaho Best: The Long Ear
Best Grocery Store & r & Rosauer's & r & "I shop the the one at U-City because it's by my house -- but it's my main grocery store because everyone in there is very friendly and because they have a good selection. They ask if they can help me out." -- Kristi B.
2nd: Albertsons & r & 3rd: Safeway
Best New Business & r & Junebug Cafe & r & "Refreshing and completely novel concept catering to children and adults. Quality ingredients and an interesting menu. A business with a heart." -- Lisa O.
2nd: The Service Station & r & 3rd: Hooters & r & North Idaho Best: All-American Cheesecake Cafe
Best Bank & r & Spokane Teacher's Credit Union & r & "The people there are wonderful, and they also do a lot for the community. I would still consider them a great company even if I didn't bank there." -- Jessica A.
2nd: Bank of America & r & 3rd: Washington Trust
Best Antiques & r & Finders Keepers & r & "They take great care of us guys at any gift time. I always score points when my gifts come from them." -- Steve C.
2nd: Vintage Rabbit & r & 3rd: Ruby Street Antiques & r & North Idaho Best: Wiggett's
Best All-Ages Hangout & r & Northtown Mall & r & "We go to the movies or score free Cinnabon samples. We hit Barnes & amp; Noble to read Maxim. My girlfriend reads Cosmo Girl." -- Jeff Z.
2nd: Fat Tuesday's & r & 3rd: River Park Square, Riverfront Park & r & North Idaho Best: Silverwood
Best Florist & r & Just Roses & r & "My husband is the one who gets the flowers, and he's happy with the service there. I am the recipient, and they are beautiful. When the boys had to get corsages at the last minute, they were very accommodating." -- Donna K.
2nd: Liberty Park & r & 3rd: Peters and Sons & r & North Idaho Best: Hughes Florist, Post Falls
Best Furniture & r & Burgan's & r & "The things I've bought there have been really high-quality, and they have great customer service." -- Ken B.
2nd: Mor & r & 3rd: Walker's
Best Casino & r & Northern Quest & r & "They have the best entertainment. It's so much fun to go there at night. I look forward to see who they bring to town next." -- Phil K.
2nd: Coeur d'Alene Casino & r & 3rd: Two Rivers Casino
Best Place for a First Date & r & Riverfront Park & r & "Riverfront Park is great because it's so wide open. You can do a lot of things. It's comfortable. You don't have to stay in one place and look at someone." -- Ginny A.
2nd: AMC River Park Square 20 & r & 3rd: Manito Park & r & North Idaho Best: The Coeur d'Alene Boardwalk
Best Jewelrey & r & Pounders & r & "Been a customer for 26 years. Most honest, friendly and kind staff. They also have a great outreach to the community of needy people." -- Judy D.
2nd: Jewelry Design Center & r & 3rd: Finders Keepers & r & North Idaho Best: Clark's
Best Hair Salon & r & Jaazz Salon & r & "I've been going to Jaazz for years. It is by far the best salon. I lived in Portland, and it reminds me of a big-city salon: high quality, good people and you are never unhappy." -- Kate D.
2nd: Great Clips & r & 3rd: Blades & r & North Idaho Best: Salon Bella Dona