Best Of 2016

Best new source for nice people delivering things to Ray’s door and getting paid for it

Who the f*** is knocking at my door, and whose car is that? These days 2-day delivery is on the slow end. The trade-off? Having a whole lot of different strangers coming to your address to deliver goods you ordered on the internet. You are definitely taking money out of your favorite local retailer’s pocket, but at least there’s a neighbor getting to use their car to earn some scratch. —Ray Roa

Goods & Services: Tampa Bay businesses that did it right.

Goods & Services

Tampa Bay businesses that did it right.

BEST ACUPUNCTURIST

RUNNERS-UP: Dr. Carrie Graves, Dr. Sandi Carter

BEST ANTIQUE SHOP

RUNNERS-UP: Antiques & Uniques, Blue Moon

BEST APARTMENT COMPLEX
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RUNNERS-UP: AER Apartments, Post SoHo Square Apartments

BEST ART SUPPLY STORE

RUNNERS-UP: Hobby Lobby, Central Art Supply

Best artist who can also make great countertops

Wood wizard Jon Stine is known for crafting beautiful longboards, beer taps and very-high-end custom furniture, but countertops — who knew? When my boyfriend and I went searching for wood countertops that didn’t look like 1985-married ScanDesign, we ran into Stine working in the back room of Anderson Lumber and learned, shockingly, that we could afford him. He added artistic touches — tying together the tones of wood between the high-top and the work surface, carving out space for a mermaid compass rose, and using his power tools to add creative weathering to the cypress — all without calling attention to itself as “art.” Facebook: Stine Custom Woodworks, LLC. —Cathy Salustri

BEST AUTO DEALERSHIP

RUNNERS-UP: Sun Toyota, Reeves Import Motorcars

BEST AUTO REPAIR SHOP

RUNNERS-UP: Autoworks of Tampa, Big John’s Brake & Alignment Service

BEST BANK

RUNNERS-UP: Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, Suncoast Federal Credit Union