Best Of 2015

Best Chiropractor for Your Mom
Brett Herrington Facebook

Not only does he look like he should be one of the stars of Grey’s Anatomy, but the tall, handsome and amiable Dr. Herrington is soothing and compassionate, and so is his very professional and efficient staff. If you have an aging older parent who needs care, you will find your mom or dad in good hands quite literally with Dr. Herrington. His office is run efficiently, and manipulations both manual and electronic are clearly explained and expertly executed. What’s more, Dr. Herrington is a provider for all major medical insurance companies. First Choice Chiropractic, 2575 Harn Blvd., Clearwater, 727-535-7799, http://drbrettdc.com

Goods & Services

Goods & Services
Best (Worst) Catch-22
Alexa Asendorf

Blame it on the amount of work he was getting, or on the arrival of the Warehouse Lofts, but Tampa craftsman Andrew Watson had to move his workshop out of Seminole Heights and into “NoHo.” The relocation effectively closed Chris Kelly’s Workspace art gallery, the trendy BackForty retail space in the back of the building, and moved BUILT to a block that suffered extreme flooding this summer, resulting in serious damage to Watson’s equipment and hand-crafted furniture. We’re all about the positive growth of neighborhoods, but can’t we find a way to keep the artists around, too?

Best Acupuncturist
Dr. Carrie Graves via wellnessbycarrie.com


Runners Up: Josh Hansen, Dr. Sandy Carter

Best Alternative to Owning a Bike

It’s 2015 in Tampa, and you don’t have to own a bicycle to see your city at a pace that lets you appreciate all its nuance. Coast Bike Share’s beautiful blue fleet features tires that never go flat and a smartphone-based rental app that is nearly idiot-proof (you’ll still have to walk Uncle Dave through it). With membership rates dropping to $15 for up to 90 minutes of riding a day, you might even consider abandoning your auto commute a few times a week.

Best Antique Shop

Runners up: Antiques and Uniques, Vintage Post Marketplace

Best Apartment Complex


Runners Up: Fusion, Carlton Arms

Best Art Supply Store



Runners up: Hobby Lobby, AOE 

Best Auto Dealership


Runners Up: Reeves Import Motorcars, Suncoast Jeep & Chrysler

Best Auto Repair Shop
Big John's Brake & Alignment Service via Facebook


Runners Up: Lim's Autobody and Repair, Bob Lee

Best Bank


Runners Up: Wells Fargo, Chase