Best Art Gallery

Toscana Studio & Art Gallery

9040 N. Oracle Road, #A

575-1445

toscanastudioandgallery.com

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)

742-0801

christiesappliancetucson.com

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


 

Best Bookstore

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

OOROO Auto

12945 N. Oracle Road

468-7171

oorooauto.com

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)

825-2751

orovalleybicycle.com

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.

742-4433

halo-hairstudio.com

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

Catalina Cleaners

10420 N. La Cañada Drive (multiple locations)

742-8920

catalinacleaners.com

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


 

Best Hotel/Resort

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

 


 

Best Florist

Joyful Expressions by Jill

Home-based, appointment only, 419-6433

joyfulexpressionsbyjill.com

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

Caldwell Jewelers

7225 N. Oracle Road #104

742-3687

Caldwelljewelers.net

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

Grumpy’s Grill

2960 W. Ina Road

297-5452

grumpysgrill.com

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

312-8726

orovalleylandscapesystems.com

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 

(Foothills Mall)

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd

742-5050

amctheatres.com

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

Green Things

3384 E. River Road

229-9471

greenthingsaz.com

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)

744-6455

proactivept.com

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

742-4250 dsw.com

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

425-9186 

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

572-9128

uriasremodeling.com

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

Chico’s

7003 N. Oracle Road, Sp. C

797-1200

chicos.com

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

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