Best Of 2019

Winner: Wearable Art Dunedin Fine Art Center,
Second Place: Curv After Dark At Curv Exchange
Runner Up: Georgette’s Holiday Fashion Show

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Best of the Bay 2019 Goods & Services: Our critics and readers pick the best goods and services in Tampa Bay.


Critics' Picks

Best Crossfit Gym

Best Inclusive Volunteer Initiative

Best Yogi To Get Your Mind And Body Right For The Weekend

Best County Bureaucracy Customer Service

Best Escape From The Ybor City Bustle

Best Adoption Initiative

Best This Is Why We Can Have Nice Things

Best Place To Get Tuned Up

Best Way To Riverwalk Without Any Effort

(Still) The Best Handyman In Ybor City

Best Pop-Up Bookmeister

Best Veterinarians (Tampa)

Best Place To Feel Like A Kid Again While Getting Your Sweat On

Readers' Picks

Best Acupuncturist

Best Antique Shop

Best Art Supply Store

Best Auto Repair Shop

Best Bank

Best Barre Studio

Best Bridal Boutique

Best Clothing Boutique (Men)

Best Clothing Boutique (Women)

Best Consignment Shop

Best Customer Service

Best Doctor For A Nip And Tuck

Best Dog Training

Best Dry Cleaner

Best Farmers Market

Best Financial Advisor

Best Fitness Studio

Best Free Clinic

Best Graphic Designer

Best Gym

Best Hair Salon

Best Hairstylist

Best Handcrafted Jewelry

Best Handmade Crafts Gallery

Best Head Shop

Best Home Decor

Best Hospital

Best Hotel

Best Interior Designer

Best Landscape Design Company

Best Local Bookstore

Best Local CBD Shop

Best Local Fashion Designer

Best Local Fashion Event

Best Local Makers Festival

Best Local Sex Shop

Best Local T-Shirt Company

Best Local Vape Shop

Best Local Wedding Planning Company

Best Locally Owned Business You Wish Hadn’t Gone Out Of Business (In The Last 12 Months)

Best Mani/Pedi

Best Marketing Agency

Best Martial Arts Studio

Best Massage Therapist

Best Nanny Service

Best New Business

Best Personal Trainer

Best Pet Boutique

Best Pet Sitting

Best Photo Booth

Best Physical Therapist

Best Place For A Wedding

Best Place To Shop Green

Best Public Library Branch

Best Realtor

Best Skate Shop

Best Skincare Specialist

Best Spa

Best Startup

Best Store Staff

Best Supermarket

Best Surf Shop

Best Tattoo Shop

Best Thrift Shop

Best Veterinarian

Best Videographer

Best Vintage Clothing Store

Best Wellness Center

Best Yoga Studio

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Aaron Burkett

And he’s still one of the busiest, too. Burkett’s been handling Ybor City and Heights area jobs of pretty much every size longer than most of us have been in steady relationships. The quality of the work, reasonable prices and trustworthiness are exactly why you’ll want to get on his calendar once you know that a job outside of your own ability needs to be handled. [email protected] 

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Winner: Dr. Brian Caswell, 

Second Place: White Crane Clinic, 

Runner Up: Kristen Tipaldo, 

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Best Adoption Initiative

Friends Of Strays’ Doggy Days Out

Now this is a million-dollar idea. St. Petersburg’s Friends of Strays unlocked a genius concept by allowing locals to take adoptable pets out for the day, be to rack up some good karma or give the pup a test drive before giving them a forever home. Although waived adoption fees can be helpful to clear the shelters, getting dogs out from behind cages keeps animals in good spirits and raises awareness about the number of strays needing a home. Doggy Days Out is also quite dangerous for impulsive pet owners who just can’t say no — either way, it’s a win for Friends of Strays. 

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Winner: Brocante Vintage Market,
Second Place: Skyway Marina Mall,
Runners Up: Alchemy & Ashes,
Vintage Post Marketplace (tie for third),  

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Winner: AOE Supply,
Second Place: Whim So Doodle,
Runner Up: St. Pete ArtWorks,

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Winner: Hi Tech Automotive,
Second Place: Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair,
Runner Up: Bob Lee’s Tire Company,

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Winner: Suncoast Credit Union,
Second Place: Achieva Credit Union,
Runner Up: GTE Financial,

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Winner: Body Barre Studio,
Second Place: Pure Barre,
Runner Up: The Bar Method,

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Winner: CC’s Bridal Boutique,
Second Place: Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Boutique,
Runner Up: The White Closet Bridal Company,
Truly Forever Bridal (tie for third),

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