Best Art Gallery
Toscana Studio & Art Gallery
9040 N. Oracle Road, #A
Not only does Toscana present a multitude of works by local artists, they also host classes for adults and children. Their location, in the foothills of the Pusch Ridge, ensures plenty of beauty to found both inside and outside the gallery.
Second Place: Southern Arizona Arts Guild
Third Place: Madaras Gallery
Best Appliance/Housewares Store
Christie’s Appliance & Mattress Co.
7250 N. La Cholla Blvd. (multiple locations)
Locally owned and operated, Christie’s has been a staple in the Tucson community since first opening its doors as Christie-Wallace Appliance more than 60 years ago. From brand-name appliances to local service and delivery, this is the place to go.
Second Place: Ace Hardware
Third Place: Lowe’s Home Improvement
Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
3733 W. Ina Road (multiple locations), 579-0303, bookmans.com
It should come as no surprise that Arizona’s largest used book retailer comes in (once again) as the region’s most popular bookstore. From romance to horror, high fantasy to nonfiction, Bookmans is a must-see for any literary nerd, book lover or even random passerby.
Second Place Barnes & Noble
Third Place Treasures 4 Teachers
Best Auto Repair
12945 N. Oracle Road
Not the first win for OOROO Auto, its team is always looking for ways to provide the best automotive experience possible for customers while also delivering high quality automotive repairs. When not working in the garage, the OOROO team works tirelessly to improve the local community via projects and fundraisers.
Second Place: Hardin Brothers Automotive
Third Place: Integrity Automotive & Diesel
Best Bicycle Shop
Oro Valley Bicycle
12925 N. Oracle Road (multiple locations)
Oro Valley Bicycle first rode onto the scene in 2001 under the peddling power of Paul and Angie Cardone. Since then, the company has expanded to three locations, and sports a professional staff dedicated to making your healthy lifestyle choices even more enjoyable.
Second Place: Bicycle Ranch Tucson
Third Place: HMS Bikes
Best Customer Service
Halo Hair Studio
12152 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
A newcomer to the category, Halo Hair Studio strives to make every guest “look and feel sensational,” and have been doing so with an elevated level of approachability, friendliness and charm that keeps people coming back. Fashion cuts, highlights, unique coloring, they do it all.
Second Place: IMPACT of Southern Arizona
Third Place: Treasures 4 Teachers
Best Dry Cleaners
10420 N. La Cañada Drive (multiple locations)
With five locations spread out across Tucson’s north side, Catalina Cleaners has been keeping Tucsonans looking good since 1987. The family owned and operated business offers a wide variety of services, including household items, wedding gown preservation and more.
Second Place: Seville Cleaners
Third Place: Shaffer Dry Cleaning & Laundry
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, 572-3000 ritzcarlton.com
This scenic desert oasis in the Marana hills offers spas, dining and plenty of outdoor activities. The name speaks for itself. If you’re thinking of luxury in Northwest Tucson, you’re more than likely thinking of Dove Mountain.
Second Place Hilton El Conquistador
Third Place Omni Tucson National Resort
Joyful Expressions by Jill
Home-based, appointment only, 419-6433
Not the first win for Joyful Expression by Jill, her 20-plus years of experience as a florist have wowed the community. Hoping to create customized floral designs to reflect the character of the customer, Jill is ready to beautify a wide variety of occasions.
Second Place: Casas Adobes Flower Shop
Third Place: Inglis Florists
Best Jewelry Store
7225 N. Oracle Road #104
With a wide variety of both traditional and unique jewelry, custom creations, in-house appraisals, jewelry repair and consultation, Caldwell Jewelers is a local gem.
Second Place: Trinity Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
Third Place: Sheffield’s Diamonds
Best Mom & Pop
2960 W. Ina Road
Family friendly, nice staff and good food—can you really ask for more? This locally owned and operated joint has been pulling in plenty of patrons for years, whether they’re coming for the grub, the fun or some drinks.
Second Place: Halo Hair Studio
Third Place: Atomic Frog Ice Cream Parlor and Cafe
Best Landscaping/Maintenance Services
Oro Valley Landscape Systems, Inc.
1340 W. Calle Concordia
From some of the largest homeowner associations in the region to individual residential homeowners, Oro Valley Landscape Systems has built a strong reputation throughout the community for sticking to the fundamentals: reliability, professionalism and efficient work.
Second Place: Cutler Landscaping
Third Place: Landscapes by Kory
Best Movie Theater
AMC Loews Foothills
7401 N. La Cholla Blvd
Talk about an overhaul! This longstanding movie spot recently received a new look, and the community is raving. New digs stretch from the ticket booth to the theater chairs themselves, bringing about a whole new movie-going experience for longtime attendees. π
Second Place: Harkins Arizona Pavilions
Third Place: Century Theaters at the Oro Valley Marketplace
Best Nursery/Garden Center
3384 E. River Road
It’s easy to get lost among all of the nature housed within the Green Things property, especially considering it’s all so beautiful. Looking for plants, pottery or gardening supplies? They have what you need. What about fun events at which you can make new friends over some succulents? Look no further.
Second Place: Rillito Nursery & Garden Center
Third Place: Bach’s Greenhouse Cactus Nursery
Best Shopping Center
Tucson Premium Outlets
6401 W. Marana Center Blvd., 385-7726, premiumoutlets.com/outlet/tucson
Just about everything you could need: clothing, jewelry, food, sports and toys. All in a clean and modern looking package.
Second Place Oro Valley Marketplace
Third Place La Encantada
Best Physical Therapy Provider
ProActive Physical Therapy
7575 W. Twin Peaks Road, Ste. 155 (multiple locations)
ProActive Physical Therapy staffs physical therapists that are experts in movement and movement dysfunction, which means they can positively impact your life. The proof is in the pudding (or in this case, the votes), as 20 years of working with Tucsonans has created quite a following.
Second Place: Shifren Physical Therapy
Third Place: Athlon Physical Therapy
Best Shoe Store
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
11895 N. Oracle Road
Sharing a love of shoes is the guiding mission behind everything DSW does. With an eye on the latest trends, this retailer knows how to entice just about anyone into buying a new pair of kicks.
Second Place: Alan’s Shoes
Third Place: Fleet Feet
Best Pool Service
Ambiance Pool Service
3655 N. Oracle Road Ste. 100
An open, friendly and communicative staff sets Ambiance Pool Service apart. They offer just about everything you could hope for. In addition to cleaning, they offer repair, equipment sales and some installations.
Second Place: Sparkle and Splash Pool Care
Third Place: E-Konomy Pool Service and Supplies
Best Remodeling Services
Urias Custom Remodeling
Northwest Tucson: Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, et al
A perennial winner in this category, Urias Custom Remodeling has shown itself to be the gold standard for home addition, kitchen and bathroom remodeling in the region. Urias has been remodeling Oro Valley, Northwest Tucson, Catalina Foothills, SaddleBrooke and surrounding areas since 1995.
Second Place: Saddlebrooke Remodeling LLC
Third Place: Pusch Ridge Design and Remodel
Best Pet Grooming
Wags My Tail Pet Grooming
2860 W. Ina Road, #124, 744-7040, wagsmytail.com
When it comes to taking care of your furry best friends, Wags says it best themselves: Dog grooming isn’t just about looks, it’s critical to your dog’s wellbeing. With that guiding mission, it’s not difficult to see how Wags has found a place in the heart of many a puppy parent on the north side.
Second Place Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon
Third Place: Camp Bow Wow
Best Veterinary Clinic
Orange Grove Animal Hospital
3091 W. Orange Grove Road, 977-2626, svg-vets.com
Furry friends (as well as exotics, birds and reptiles) from across Tucson have called our offices in the past few weeks with one message for their owners: “Please take us to Orange Grove Animal Hospital! We love their preventative medical care, dedicated team and wide array of service.” Oddly specific and articulate for a bunch of animals...
Second Place: Ina Road Animal Hospital
Third Place: Twin Peaks Veterinary Center
Best Women’s Apparel
7003 N. Oracle Road, Sp. C
Though Chico’s may have found its start in Florida during the early ’80s as a folk art store, this international boutique chain has been a mainstay for many a woman’s wardrobe.
Second Place: Eileen’s of Tucson
Third Place: Maya Palace