Best of Lawrence 2021: Top 5 Revealed!

The Best of Lawrence 2021 Top 5 Revealed!

Below, in alphabetical order by first name, is a list of the top five Best of Lawrence winners for 2021.

The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners for each category will be announced the week of June 7th. Tune in on the Best of Lawrence Facebook page or here on BestofLawrence.com for updates on the 2021 Winners Bash.

The list of winners, along with special features and a behind-the-scenes look at this year's vote, will be in the 2021 Best of Lawrence magazine, which will be included in subscriber editions of the Journal-World on Sunday, June 13 and will be available for pick up from the Journal-World office and other locations around town starting Monday, June 14.


All correspondence from the official Best of Lawrence will come from either bestoflawrence.com, lawrence.com, ljworld.com or sunflowerpub.com domains. We supply certificates & digital branding to all winners free of charge.





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~ ALL LISTINGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER ~

 

*** Because of ties, some categories have more than five finalists ***

** See a typo or incorrect affiliation? Please email us at feedback@bestoflawrence.com **




Community


Administrative Assistant (biz)
Allison Hunt, Pawsh Wash
Ashley King, Free State Dental
Lauren Blunt, Heck Family Dentistry
Linda Love, Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital
Lori Nation, Lawrence Surgery Center


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Administrative Assistant (nonprofits/gov./groups)
Alix Hook, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Betsy Alford, Bishop Seabury Academy
Brett Salsbury, Just Food
Heidi York, Willow Domestic Violence Center
Linda Walton, Veritas Christian School


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Art Gallery
Cider Gallery
Lawrence Arts Center
Phoenix Gallery
Spencer Museum of Art
Van Go, Inc.


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Community Covid Response Hero (Group)
Heartland Health Clinic
Just Food
Ladybird Diner
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
LMH Health


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Community Covid Response Hero (Individual)
Alex Kimball Williams, Douglas County Health Department
Elizabeth Keever, Just Food
Jeff Sigler, Sigler Pharmacy
Meg Heriford, Ladybird Diner
Rebecca Smith, LMH Health


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Community Landmark
23rd Street Bison statue
Haskell Arch (Stadium Arch at Haskell)
Memorial Campanile
South Park gazebo
Watson Park train


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Community Leader (Individual)
Boog Highberger, Kansas State Legislature Representative
Don Gardner, Red Dog's Dog Days
Elizabeth Keever, Just Food
Meg Heriford, Ladybird Diner
Rebecca Smith, LMH Health


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Community Leader (Racial Justice/Equity issues)
Alex Kimball Williams, B.L.A.C.K. Lawrence
Anthony Lewis, USD 497
Erica Hill, USD 497 School Board
Kevin Willmott, KU Dept. of Film and Media
Ursula Minor, Lawrence NAACP


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Event Venue
Abe & Jake's Landing
Cider Gallery
Liberty Hall
Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering
The Granada


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Hotel
Circle S Ranch
Double Tree by Hilton
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
The Eldridge
The Oread
TownePlace Suites by Marriott


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Jayhawk Athlete
Christian Braun, KU Basketball
Lisa Lauschke, KU Cross Country, Track & Field
Marcus Garrett, KU Basketball
Mitch Lightfoot, KU Basketball
Ochai Agbaji, KU Basketball


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Mascot
Baby Jay, University of Kansas
Big Jay, University of Kansas
Chesty the Lion, Lawrence High School
Freddie the Firebird, Free State High School
Indians, Haskell Indian Nations University


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New Business
Free State of Mind SUP Yoga
Reclaimed by Michele
Shooter's Gun Club
Sunflower Canine
Up & Away Indoor Play


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Nonprofit (Adult/Senior Services)
Audio Reader
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Cottonwood, Inc.
Just Food
Senior Resource Center for Douglas County


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Nonprofit (Children/Youth Services)
Baby Jay's Legacy of Hope
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Douglas County
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence
Lawrence Public Library
Van Go, Inc.


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Nonprofit (Family Services)
100 Good Women
Ballard Community Center Inc.
Catholic Charities
Family Promise of Lawrence
Willow Domestic Violence Center


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Nonprofit (Land, Preservation, Animals)
Baker Wetlands Discovery Center
Friends of the Kaw
Lawrence Humane Society
Prairie Park Nature Center
Sunrise Project


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Outdoor Mural
"In Good Standing Amidst the Powers that Be" by Ardys Ramberg and Missy McCoy (Cottin's Hardware mural)
George Floyd mural on 23rd Street
Love garage, 1200 block of Mississippi Street
Marilyn Monroe at 900 block in Old West Lawrence
Wak'o Mujeres Phu nu Womnx Mural (Women of Color Mural) at Lawrence Public Library


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Place of Worship
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
First United Methodist Church
Plymouth Congregational Church
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Velocity Church


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Place to Take an Out-of-Towner (free attraction)
Allen Fieldhouse
Baker Wetlands
Clinton Lake
Downtown Lawrence
KU Natural History Museum


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Place to Work (Large, 100+ employees)
Checkers Foods
Cottonwood, Inc.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Lawrence Public Schools
University of Kansas


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Place to Work (Medium 25-100 employees)
Lawrence Humane Society
Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence Surgery Center
Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering
Pennington & Company
Willow Domestic Violence Center


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Place to Work (Under 25 employees)
Cottin's Hardware & Rental
Just Food
Ladybird Diner
Lawrence Family Vision Clinic
Pawsh Wash


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Podcast
According to the Record with Hank Booth
Hawk Talk
Lawrence Forking Kansas
Rock Chalk Sports Talk
Writer's Block LFK


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Radio Station
92.9 The BULL, KMXN
KJHK 90.7 FM
KKSW 105.9 FM
KLWN 1320 AM / 101.7 FM
KPR (KANU 91.5 FM or K241 AR 96.1 FM)


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Senior Living Community
Brandon Woods at Alvamar
Bridge Haven
Lawrence Presbyterian Manor
Meadowlark Estates Gracious Retirement Living
Pioneer Ridge


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Shop (or Office) Pet
Dashiell and Ngaio, The Raven Book Store
Dave, Wonderfair
Dinah, The Dusty Bookshelf
Sirius and Pretzel, Lucky Dog Outfitters
Sirprise, Jarrett Small Animal Clinic


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Social Media (Animal)
Hank Richard @Hank_richard_thehippo
Inara @the.big.eared.shepherd
Pretzel @luckycatpretzel
Professor Ruggles @prof_ruggles
Sugar @sugar_the_communityresourcecat


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Social Media (Business)
715
1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys and Collectibles
FYIFK
Ladybird Diner
The Raven Book Store


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Social Media (Culture & Entertainment)
I Heart Local Music
Larryville Life
Live Love Local Lawrence
Rock Chalk Sports Talk (@RCST1320)
The Original LFK for Dummies


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Social Media (Org. or Nonprofit)
Black Lives Matter-LFK
Lawrence Humane Society
Lawrence Police Department
Lost and Found Pets of Douglas County KS and Surrounding Areas
Oh 4 the Love Local Lawrence Police Scanner


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Teacher (grades 6-8)
Amanda Frost, West Middle School
Carol Souders, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School
Danielle Lotton-Barker, Southwest Middle School
Jonnie Finger, Veritas Christian School
Maria Pope, Billy Mills Middle School
Stephanie Jaramillo, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School


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Teacher (grades 9-12)
Abby Hoffman, Lawrence High School
Bryan Lloyd, Free State High School
David Platt, Lawrence High School
Rachel Downs, Free State High School
Sam Rabiola, Free State High School


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Teacher (grades K-5)
Annette Tiegreen, Veritas Christian School
Kasey Fewins, St. John School
Kimberly DeFazio, Veritas Christian School
Kylie Cobb, Woodlawn Elementary
Megan Doffing, Pinckney Elementary
Sandy Theilen, Hillcrest Elementary
Sarah Naff, Veritas Christian School


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Teacher (Haskell Indian Nations University)
Daniel Wildcat
David Bohanan (in memoriam)
Kinis Meyer
Randy McCoy
Rhonda LeValdo
Sierra TwoBulls


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Teacher (preschool)
Adrienne Paranjothi, Corpus Christi
Amy Cast, St. John Catholic Preschool
Linda Reimond, Lawrence Arts Center Preschool
Patsy Huffman, Kids First Preschool
Teresa Slankard, Veritas Christian School


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Teacher (University of Kansas)
Amii Castle
Elise Higgins
Kevin Willmott
Mary Klayder
Shuai Sun


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Virtual Event
Deja's Reading Rainbow
Paw Valley Challenge & 5K, Lawrence Humane Society
PRIDE for the Masses, I Heart Local Music
Virtual Cinema a Go-Go, Kansas Public Radio
Wine Tasting, Lawrence Public Library


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Working or Service Animal
Cheeseburger, Lawrence Police Department
Dogs of Tail Wagging Readers, Lawrence Public Library and Loving Paws
Pancake the ferret and other animal ambassadors of Prairie Park Nature Center
Phog, University of Kansas Police Department
PJ, Children's Learning Center Therapy Dog


Entertainment & Nightlife


 


~ ALL LISTINGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER ~

 

*** Because of ties, some categories have more than five finalists ***

** See a typo or incorrect affiliation? Please email us at feedback@bestoflawrence.com **


Artist (Painting/Sculpting)
Angie Pickman
Jen Unekis
John Sebelius
Julie Hammer
Patrick Schlotterback


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Artist (Photography/Digital media)
Ann Dean
Chris Ortiz
Fally Afani
Jeff Burkhead
Trina Baker


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Bar
23rd Street Brewery
Free State Brewing Company
John Brown's Underground
Johnny's Tavern
The Sandbar


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Bartender
Aaron Strelow, The Replay
Adam Lott, The Bourgeois Pig
Brad Black, Shenago
Dante Colombo, John Brown Underground
David Johanning, The Sandbar


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Beer Selection (restaurant/bar)
23rd Street Brewery
Fields & Ivy Brewery
Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence Beer Company
Merchants Pub & Plate


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Brewery
23rd Street Brewery
Black Stag Brewery & Pub
Fields & Ivy Brewery
Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence Beer Company


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Drag King/Queen
Deja Brooks
Milez Long
MsAmanda Love
Novacayne
Raven Jade Von'Du


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Happy Hour
715
23rd Street Brewery
Free State Brewing Company
Merchants Pub & Plate
Six Mile Chop House and Tavern


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Local Band (Cover)
Heavy Petty
Kim and The Quake
Lawrence Bar Band
SELLOUT!
Soundwave


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Local Band (Original)
Alferd Packer Memorial String Band
Much to Say About Nothing
Split Lip Rayfield
Streetlevel Uprising
They Watch Us from the Moon


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Place to get a Bloody Mary
23rd Street Brewery
J. Wilson's
Ladybird Diner
Louise's West
The Roost


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Place to get a Margarita
Cielito Lindo
El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant
El Potro
Mi Ranchito
Ta Co. Lawrence


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Place to get a Mixed Drink/Cocktail (restaurant/bar)
715
23rd Street Brewery
John Brown's Underground
Merchants Pub & Plate
Six Mile Chop House and Tavern
The Bourgeois Pig


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Private Music Instructor
Dylan Bassett
Eric Sakumara
Matthew Mulnix
Michael Hamm
Sarah Niileksela


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Solo Musician
Ashley Davis
Kelley Hunt
Kim Murphree
Megan Luttrell
Michael Hamm
Tyler Gregory


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Store to Buy Beer
Alvin's Wine & Spirits
City Wine Market
Cork & Barrel Wine and Spirits
Mass Beverage
On the Rocks


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Store to Buy Liquor
Alvin's Wine & Spirits
City Wine Market
Cork & Barrel Wine and Spirits
On the Rocks
Roy's Wine & Spirits


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Store to Buy Wine
Alvin's Wine & Spirits
City Wine Market
Cork & Barrel Wine and Spirits
Mass Beverage
On The Rocks


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Virtual Performance (Musical)
Ashley Davis at the Lied Center
Kelley Wade Hunt virtual concerts
PRIDE for the Masses (I Heart Local Music)
Ric Averill + Friends Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Vanessa Thomas at the Lied Center


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Virtual Performance (Theater)
10,000, Lawrence Arts Center
1940s Radio Hour, Theatre Lawrence
Foxy by Proxy Revue's Halloween Hextravaganza
Rock Chalk Suite: The Story Behind the Music with Wynton Marsalis and Derek Kwans
Story Slam (Virtual Edition), Lawrence Arts Center


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Wine List (restaurant/bar)
715
J. Wilson's
Mass St. Fish House & Raw Bar
Merchants Pub & Plate
Six Mile Chop House and Tavern


Food & Dining


 


~ ALL LISTINGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER ~

 

*** Because of ties, some categories have more than five finalists ***

** See a typo or incorrect affiliation? Please email us at feedback@bestoflawrence.com **


Asian Food (non-Chinese)
Encore Cafe
India Palace
Little Saigon Cafe
Thai Diner
Zen Zero


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Bakery
1900 Barker Bakery and Cafe
Great Harvest Bread Co.
McLain's Market
Munchers Bakery
WheatFields Bakery Cafe


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Barbecue
Biemer's BBQ
Bigg's BBQ
Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q
Six Mile Chop House and Tavern
Stanley James Smokehouse


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Barista
Adam Lott, The Bourgeois Pig
Anna Earl, Z's Divine Espresso
Griffin Jacobson, The Koffee Korner
Megan Jardon, McLain's Market
Trey Huslig, Uplift Coffee


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Breakfast Spot
First Watch
Milton's Cafe
The Big Biscuit
The Roost
WheatFields Bakery Cafe


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Burrito
Burrito King
Chipotle Mexican Grill
El Potro Mexican Cafe
Mi Ranchito
Pancho's


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Cakes, Speciality
Hy-Vee
McLain's Market
Munchers Bakery
Smallcakes Lawrence
WheatFields Bakery Cafe


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Catering
Biemer's BBQ
Bigg's BBQ
Evan Williams Catering
Hy-Vee
Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering


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Chef
Amber Cersovsky, Free State Brewing Company
Daniel Galina, Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering
Emma Levy, 715
Theo Tagtalianidis, The Mad Greek
TK Peterson, Merchants Pub & Plate


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Chinese Food
China House
Encore Cafe
Jade Garden
Oriental Bistro & Grill
Red Pepper Chinese Resaurant


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Cookies, Speciality
Alchemy Coffee & Bake House
Eileen's Colossal Cookies
Hotbox Cookies
Munchers Bakery
WheatFields Bakery Cafe


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Curbside Service
23rd Street Brewery
Encore Cafe
Free State Brewing Company
Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering
Sandwich Bowl


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Delivery
Jade Garden
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe
Pizza Shuttle
Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant
The Mad Greek


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Dessert
715
Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering
Munchers Bakery
Sylas & Maddy's Homemade Ice Cream
WheatFields Bakery Cafe


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French Fries (Local)
Dempsey's Burger Pub
Five Guys
Limestone Pizza Kitchen Bar
McDonald's
The Burger Stand at The Casbah


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Fresh Produce
Checkers
Dillons
Lawrence Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market
The Merc Co+op


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Grocery Store
ALDI
Checkers
Dillons
Hy-Vee
The Merc Co+op


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Hamburger
Burgers By Biggs
Dempsey's Burger Pub
Five Guys
Johnny's Tavern
The Burger Stand at the Casbah


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International/Regional Food Grocer
Au Marché
Checkers
F MART
La Estrella Tienda Mexicana
Mediterranean Market & Cafe


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Italian Food
715
Limestone Pizza Kitchen Bar
Papa Keno's Pizzeria
The Basil Leaf Cafe
The Mad Greek


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Mac & Cheese
23rd Street Brewery
Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence Beer Company
Merchants Pub & Plate
The Basil Leaf Cafe


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Mediterranean Food
Aladdin Cafe
Argana Cafe
Mediterranean Market & Cafe
The Fresh Mediterranean Co.
The Mad Greek


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Mexican Food
El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant
El Potro Mexican Cafe
La Estrella Tienda Mexicana
La Tropicana
Mi Ranchito


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Modern American Cuisine
715
23rd Street Brewery
Free State Brewing Company
J. Wilson's
Merchants Pub & Plate


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New Restaurant
Big Mill
Latchkey Deli
Mr. Brews Taphouse
Pedestrian Deli & Cheese Shop
Torchy's Tacos


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Outdoor Dining
715
Cielito Lindo
Fields & Ivy Brewery
La Tropicana
Lawrence Beer Company


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Overall Restaurant
715
23rd Street Brewery
Free State Brewing Company
J. Wilson's
Merchants Pub & Plate


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Pizza
Limestone Pizza Kitchen Bar
Minsky's Pizza
Papa Keno's Pizzeria
Pizza Shuttle
Rudy's Pizzeria


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Place for Coffee
Alchemy Coffee & Bake House
J&S Coffee
La Prima Tazza
Uplift Coffee
Z's Divine Espresso


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Place for Pie
Auntie Em's Deli & Bakery
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Munchers Bakery
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
WheatFields Bakery Cafe


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Place for Tea
Brits
Bubble Box
HiTea
House of Cha
La Prima Tazza


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Place to Buy a Doughnut
Alchemy Coffee & Bake House
Dunkin'
Humble Donut Co.
McLain's Market
Munchers Bakery


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Salad
23rd Street Brewery
Free State Brewing Company
Jason's Deli
Merchants Pub & Plate
WheatFields Bakery Cafe


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Sandwich
Latchkey Deli
Sandwich Bowl
Terrebonne Po' Boys
WheatFields Bakery Cafe
Yello Sub


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Seafood
J. Wilson's
Mass St. Fish House & Raw Bar
Nagoya Japanese Cuisine
Terrebonne Po' Boys
Wa Japanese Restaurant


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Steak
715
J. Wilson's
Merchants Pub & Plate
Six Mile Chop House and Tavern
Texas Roadhouse


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Sushi
Nagoya Japanese Cuisine
Oriental Bistro & Grill
Sushi Station
Tokyo Sushi Bar
Wa Japanese Restaurant


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Tacos
El Potro Mexican Cafe
Fuzzy's Taco Shop
La Estrella Tienda Mexicana
Ta Co.
Taco Zone


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Tater Tots
Jefferson's
Leeway Franks
Sonic Drive-In
Taco John's
The Burger Stand at The Casbah


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Vegetarian or Vegan Food
Aladdin Cafe
Encore Cafe
India Palace
Merchants Pub & Plate
Zen Zero


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Wings
Henry T's
Jefferson's
Johnny's Tavern
R Bar & Patio
Wingstop


Health & Fitness


 


~ ALL LISTINGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER ~

 

*** Because of ties, some categories have more than five finalists ***

** See a typo or incorrect affiliation? Please email us at feedback@bestoflawrence.com **


Acupuncture
Advanced Chiropractic Services
Bear Don't Walk Acupuncture
Bodhi Tree
Body Specific
Lawrence Acupuncture/Mud & Lotus


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Addiction Treatment Center
Center for Change
Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment
DCCCA Lawrence Outpatient Services
First Step at Lakeview
Heart of America Teen Challenge


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Certified Dietitian
Heather Fiore, Free State Nutrition
Mandy Peers-Greaves
Nancy A. Donahey
Shannon Jones
Staci D. Hendrickson


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Chiropractor
Advanced Chiropractic Services
Body Specific
Risley Chiropractic
Rodrock Chiropractic
The Chiropractic Element


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Community Recreation Center (public)
East Lawrence Recreation Center
Holcom Park Recreation Center
Lawrence Community Building
Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center
Sports Pavilion (Rock Chalk Park)


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Dance Studio
Dance Gallery
Dance Hues Studio
Dazzlers Dance
Lawrence Arts Center
Point A School of Dance


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Day Spa/Wellness Center
Aestheticare of Lawrence
Body Specific
Elevate Arts of Wellness
Mud & Lotus: Outdoor Soaking Tub and Sauna
Salon Di Marco & Day Spa


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Dental Practice
Cascade Dental Care
Free State Dental
Heinbach Larkin and Associates, DDS
Peterson, Krische & Van Horn, DDS
The Dentists in Lawrence: Wilkerson, Saunders, Anderson and Nellor


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Eyewear or Vision Center
Atteberry Eye Centers, LLC
Crandon & Crandon
Drs. Dobbins & Letourneau
Lawrence Family Vision Clinic
The EyeDoctors


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Family Medical Practice
Family Centered Medicine, LLC
Family Medicine Associates, PA
Internal Medicine Group
Lawrence Family Medicine and Obstetrics
Lawrence Family Practice Center


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Golf Course (traditional or disc)
Centennial Park
Eagle Bend Golf Course
Lawrence Country Club
Orchards Golf Course
The Jayhawk Club


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Gym or Fitness Center (private)
Body Boutique
Crunch Fitness
Genesis Health Clubs
Planet Fitness
Prime Martial Arts


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Hearing Aid Provider/Audiologist
Kaw Valley Hearing
Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates, LLC
Marston Hearing Center, LLC
Neighborhood Hearing Aid Center
Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, University of Kansas
Topeka Ear, Nose & Throat, Lawrence


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Hiking and Biking Trails
Baker Wetlands
Clinton Lake Trails
Lawrence Levee Trail (Kansas River Trails)
Rock Chalk Park Trails
The Lawrence Loop


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Martial Arts
Caio Terra Academy Lawrence
Lawrence Parks & Recreation Martial Arts
Premier Martial Arts
Prime Martial Arts
Rivers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


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Massage Therapist (individual)
Ashley Fry, Body Specific
Beth Hand, Natural Balance Massage
Carrie Collins, Elite Massage & Bodyworks
Jennifer Baldwin, Renew by Jennifer
Leslie Denison, Salon Di Marco


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Massage Therapy (group or office)
Body Specific
Elevate Arts of Wellness Massage and Float Spa
Elite Massage & Bodyworks
Renew by Jennifer
Salon Di Marco & Day Spa


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Medical Clinic
Family Centered Medicine, LLC
Family Medicine Associates, PA
Lawrence Family Medicine and Obstetrics
Lawrence Family Practice Center
OrthoKansas


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Medical Doctor (individual)
Chad Johanning
Loree Cordova
Malati Harris
Molly Imber
Stephanie Suber


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Medical Spa
AesthetiCare Medical Spa
KMC Dermatology Lawrence
Lawrence Plastic Surgery
Simple Wellness, Fitness & MedSpa
Sunflower Aesthetics


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Mental Health Counselor (other than licensed psychologist or licensed psychiatrist)
Jordan Mayfield, Family Psychological Services
Raven Rajani, Rajani Consulting
Sunnie Shedd, Sun of the Times Therapy, LLC
Tamara Henley, Family Psychological Services
Terri Forster, Assessments LLC


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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
Brianne Cook, Family Medicine Associates
Britani Congleton, Family Centered Medicine
Kelsey Daugherty, Family Psychological Services
Patricia Neis, LMH
Vonda Kaup, SIMPLE Wellness


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Optometrist (individual)
Jacob Letourneau, Drs. Dobbins & Letourneau Eyecare Lawrence
John Harvat, The EyeDoctors
Kenny Trummel, Lawrence Family Vision Clinic
Kent Dobbins, Drs. Dobbins & Letourneau Eyecare Lawrence
Kevin Trummel, Lawrence Family Vision Clinic


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Orthodontic Practice
Freestate Dental
Hamilton, Wilson, Hendrickson Orthodontics
McColm Orthodontics
Oread Orthodontics
Ranjbar Orthodontics


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Pediatric Care
Family Medicine Associates, PA
Lawrence Family Medicine and Obstetrics
Lawrence Family Practice Center
Lawrence Pediatrics, PA
Panda Pediatrics


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Personal Trainer
Adrian Flores, The Underground Lab
James Findley, Find Fitness LLC
Jamie Harris, Orangetheory
Tyler Naylor, Evolution Athletics
Wayne Jackson, Go Hard Training
Zach & Whitney Schneider


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Pharmacy
Dillons Pharmacy
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Orchards Drug
Sigler Pharmacy
Walgreens Pharmacy


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Physical Therapy (group or office)
Bird Physical Therapy
LMH Therapy Services
Neu Physical Therapy Center
OrthoKansas
TherapyWorks


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Place for Health & Nutrition Goods
Checkers Foods
Hy-Vee
Natural Grocers
Sprouts Farmers Market
The Merc Co+op


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Place for Yoga Classes
Body Boutique
Lava Yoga Studio
OmTree Shala
Vast Yoga
Yellow Brick Yoga


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Psychiatrist (licensed)
Eeman Akhtar
Elias Chediak
Matthew Carey
Nana Dadson
Spencer Harrison


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Psychologist (licensed)
Anne Owen
Christy Blanchard
Jean Dirks
Kirsten Watkins
Kristen Teasdale
Wes Crenshaw
William Spencer Payne


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Sports Medicine
Bird Physical Therapy
LMH Sports Performance & Training
OrthoKansas
Peak Performance Health Center
Sports Medicine & Performance Center, University of Kansas Health System


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Surgeon (individual)
Adam Goodyear, OrthoKansas
Blake Conklin, LMH
Douglass E. Stull, OrthoKansas LLC
Lynley Holman, Lawrence Ob-gyn
Stephan L. Pro, OrthoKansas LLC


Services


 


~ ALL LISTINGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER ~

 

*** Because of ties, some categories have more than five finalists ***

** See a typo or incorrect affiliation? Please email us at feedback@bestoflawrence.com **


Accounting/Tax Consulting (Individual)
Doni Mooberry, Moobery Financial Management
Jerrad Humerickhouse, Hume's Tax Service
Katie Massey, Kahn & Associates
Mike Roark, Roark Group, LLC
Sarah Williamson, CPA, LLC


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Accounting/Tax Consulting Firm
American Family Insurance - Dee Jay Flummerfelt Agency, Inc.
Hume's Tax Service
Kahn & Associates Inc.
Sarah Williamson, CPA, LLC
The Roark Group, LLC


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Advertising/Marketing Services
3 Clever Broads
Allen Press, Inc.
Callahan
FASTSIGNS
Minuteman Press


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Appliance Repair
Affordable Repair Service Co
Price's Appliance Repair
Steve's Appliance Repair
Stoneback Appliance
Ted's Appliance Repair


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Auto Body Repair
Bryant Collision Repair
Crown Automotive
Hite Collision Repair Center
Pearson Collision Repair Inc
Steve's Auto Plaza Body Shop Inc.


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Auto Service Repair
Big O Tires
Crown Automotive
Dale & Ron's Auto Service
Laird Noller of Lawrence
Lawrence Automotive Diagnostics Inc.


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Bank
Capitol Federal
Central Bank of the Midwest
Commerce Bank
Truity Credit Union
US Bank


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Barber
Amyx Barber Shop
Amyx Barber Shop North
Downtown Barber Shop
Paisley & Stripe West
Rex's Stadium Barber Shop


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Car Wash
Auto Plaza Car Wash
Club Car Wash
Hurricane Alley
Mr D's Auto Wash
Tommy's Express Car Wash


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Childcare Center
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence
Googols of Learning
Hilltop Child Development Center
Raintree Montessori School
Stepping Stones


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Cleaning/Maid Services
Buckingham Palace Housecleaning
Getaway Cleaning Services
Housekeeping Unlimited
Marvelous Mom's
Savvy Manors, LLC


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Commercial Contractor
A-Team Custom Construction
Alpha Roofing
ATEC Services, LLC
B A Green Construction Co
Construction Specialties


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Computer Repair or Service
Doctor Dave Computer Repair
DPI Inc.
Geek Squad
Kaw Valley IT
M Cubed Technologies
UNI Computers


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Construction Company
A-Team Custom Construction
B A Green Construction Co
Construction Specialties
JLS Craftsmen
Mike Wedman Homes


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Credit Union
Envista Credit Union
Mainstreet Credit Union
Meritrust Credit Union
Midwest Regional Credit Union
Truity Credit Union


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Dry Cleaner or Laundry
31st Street Coin Laundry
Hygienic Dry Cleaners
Lawrence Laundromat
Scotch Fabric Care Services
Suds Laundry Service


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Electrician
ATEC Services
Danielsan Electric
Good Energy Solutions
Hemel Electric LLC
Lynn Electric & Communications Inc.


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Event Planner
Carmen Hocking, A Beautiful Wedding
Evan Williams Catering
Jena Lynn Dick, J.Lynn Bridal
Jennifer Burkhead
Rynette Reiling, Rynette Designs


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Flooring
Floor Trader of Lawrence
Kring's Interiors
Menards
Paradise Carpet One Floor & Home
Pod's Discount Carpets


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Hair Salon
Mane Haus
Moxie Hair Studio
Paisley & Stripe West
Salon Di Marco & Day Spa
Static Hair Salon


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Hair Stylist
Adrianne Jackson, Hair by Adrianne, Moxie Hair Studio
Alex Cedeno, Paisley & Stripe West
Courtney Quirarte, Mane Haus
Jodi Ray, Static Hair Salon
Kylie Dever, Mane Haus


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Handyman
Billings Handyman Services, LLC
Greg Springer Handyman, Inc
Shea Handyman Services
The Hot Handyman
Waters Handy Services


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Home Contractor
A-Team Custom Construction
B A Green Construction Co
Construction Specialties
Inside Out Remodeling LLC
Mike Wedman Homes


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Home Inspector
Ad Astra Home Inspections
Brent Boyle
LaRue Inspection Service, LLC
Sanger Home Inspections
William Barnhart


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HVAC Service
A & H Air Conditioning & Heating
Advantage Heating and Air
Cloud Heating & Air Conditioning
Dunco Heating & Cooling
Scott Temperature Equipment


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Insurance Agency (office)
American Family Insurance
CEK Insurance
Edie Insurance Group
Farm Bureau Financial Services
State Farm Insurance


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Insurance Agent (individual)
Dee Jay Flummerfelt, American Family Insurance
Justin Moravec, American Family Insurance
Kurt Goeser, State Farm Insurance
Rochelle Tramp, State Farm Insurance
Ryan Sparke, Farm Bureau Financial Services


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Interior Designer
Arch and Gable
Jane Bateman Interiors, The Interior Store
KB Painting, LLC
Kring's Interiors
Rynette Reiling, Rynette Designs


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Landscaping Service
Clinton Parkway Nursery
Lawrence Landscape
Pine Landscape Center
Schendel Lawn and Landscape
Turf Masters Inc.


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Law Firm
Barber Emerson, LC
Petefish, Immel, Heeb & Hird, LLP
Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher, CHTD
Stevens & Brand, LLP
WM Law


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Lawyer
Amy Durkin, Stevens & Brand, LLP
Calvin J. Karlin, Barber Emerson, LC
David J. Brown, The Law Office of David J. BRown LC
John Frydman, John Frydman Defense
Ryan A. Blay, WM Law


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Mortgage Broker/Loan Originator (individual)
Amy Newell, Truity Credit Union
Danielle Hugunin, Bank Midwest
Diane Fry, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Geoff Strole, Truity Credit Union
Hakan Wildcat, Sunflower Bank


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Moving Company
College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
Ebony & Ivory Moving Services
PDS Professional Delivery Services
Professional Moving & Storage
Starving Artists Moving


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Nail Salon
Envy Nails
Nails by Stephanie
Nails by Tracy, The Kansas Minx Diva
Salon Di Marco & Day Spa
Salon Lotus


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Painting Service
Classic Painting
Construction Specialties
KB Painting, LLC
Renaissance Painting
Robbins Painting, LLC


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Pest Control
Bracciano Pest Control
Haley Pest Control
Laser One Pest Management
Midwest Exterminators
Schendel Pest Control


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Pet Care/Grooming
Absolute Pawfection Pet Salon
Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital
Jarrett Small Animal Clinic, PA
Pawsh Wash
Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital


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Photographer
Blair Jennifer Photography
Jeff Burkhead, Backstory Photography
Kayla Kohn Photography
Moriah Ruth Photography
The Crystal Image


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Plumber
Action Plumbing
Blue Duck Plumbing
Floyd's Drain Cleaning, Inc.
Jayhawk Plumbing
Jim Bost Plumbing


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Printing Service
Allen Press, Inc.
Copy Co
Minuteman Press
Printing Solutions
Pro-Print


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Property Management Company
Cherry Hill Properties
First Management
Lawrence Property Management
Midwest Property Management
Pinnacle Woods Apartments


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Real Estate Agency
American Dream Realty
Keller Williams Integrity
McGrew Real Estate
Northrop Team RE/MAX
Stephens Real Estate, Inc.


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Realtor
Casey Williams, Owner/Realtor, eXp Realty
Holly Garber, American Dream Realty
Jill Ballew, Stephens Real Estate
Nick Lerner, McGrew Real Estate
Theresa Seiwald, Keller Williams Realty


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Roofing Company
Alpha Roofing, LLC
Eaton Roofing & Exteriors
Garrison Roofing
K S R Roofing
Mesler Roofing & Exteriors


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Sewing/Alterations/Embroidery
Kathy's Alterations
Kim's Sewing and Alterations
LKS Imagine
Sew Forth Alterations & Tuxedo Rental
Sew Simple


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T-Shirt or Screen Printing
Acme
Blue Collar Press
Grandstand Glassware + Apparel
Lawrence Shirt Factory
LFK Press
River Rat Print & Skate


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Tanning
Crunch Fitness
Mango Tan
Planet Fitness
Sun Tan City
Ultimate Tan and Spa


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Tattoo Artist
Carlos Ransom, Abraxas Tattoo
Erin Bratzler, Abraxas Tattoo
Holly Hackney, Standard Electric Tattooing
Seymour Farmer, Red 5 Tattoo
Steven Bridgman, BDC Tattoo


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Tattoo Shop
Abraxas Tattoo
BDC Tattoo
Red 5 Tattoo
Skin Illustrations Tattoos & Piercings
Standard Electric Tattooing


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Taxi/Limousine/Ride Service
Affordable Limousine Services
KU Safe Ride
Party Bus Solutions
Senior Wheels
Shannon McCoy, SDM Transportation


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Travel Agent (individual)
Amanda Storm, Amanda's Travels
Carmen Hocking, Island Dreams Travel
Dorothy Pogge, Travel Leaders
Lauren Pomeroy, AAA Travel
Pamela Sublette, AAA


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Tree Service
Forest Keepers Tree Care
Kansas Tree Care
Lawrence Arborists
San Marco + French Tree Service, LLC
Shamrock Tree Service, Inc.


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Venue Coordinator
Jennifer Burkhead, Cider Gallery
Jesse Rice, Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering
Kiley Nottingham, Abe and Jake's Landing
Mike Dye, The Bottleneck
Mike Logan, The Granada


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Veterinary Clinic
Animal Hospital of Lawrence
Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital
Jarrett Small Animal Clinic, PA
Lewis Veterinary Clinic
Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital


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Waxing/Hair Removal
Aestheticare of Lawrence
Body Specific
Kutz Family Hair Care
Salon Di Marco & Day Spa
Sunflower Aesthetics
Volume Lash & Hair Studio
Wax Bar Lawrence


Shopping


 


~ ALL LISTINGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER ~

 

*** Because of ties, some categories have more than five finalists ***

** See a typo or incorrect affiliation? Please email us at feedback@bestoflawrence.com **


Antique/Vintage Store
1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys and Collectibles
Amy's Attic Interiors and Antiques
Arizona Trading Co.
Lawrence Antique Mall
Phoenix Gallery


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Appliance Shop
Best Buy
Home Depot
Menards
Steve's Appliance Repair, LLC
Stoneback Appliance


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Bike Shop
Cycle Works
Dick's Sporting Goods
Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
The Lawrence Re-Cyclery
Trek Bicycle Lawrence


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Bookstore
Friends of the Lawrence Public Library
Signs of Life
The Dusty Bookshelf
The Raven Book Store
The Toy Store


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Department Store
Kohl's
T.J. Maxx
Target
The Third Planet
Weaver's


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Dress Shop or Formal Wear
J.Lynn Bridal
KB & Co.
Kohl's
Ross Dress for Less
Weaver's


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Flower Shop
Dillons Floral
Englewood Florist
Hy-Vee Floral
Owens Flower Shop
Pendleton's Kaw Valley Country Market


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Furniture Store
Amy's Attic Interiors and Antiques
Eagles' Rest
HomeGoods
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Winfield House


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Gardening Store
Clinton Parkway Nursery
Earl May Nursery & Garden Center
Howard Pine's Garden Center & Greenhouse
Pendleton's Country Market
Pine Landscape Center


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Gift Shop
1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys and Collectibles
Au Marché
LMH Gift Shop
Phoenix Gallery
Striped Cow
Wonder Fair


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Hardware Store
Cottin's Hardware & Rental
Home Depot
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Menards
Westlake Ace Hardware


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Jewelry Store
Goldmakers Jewelry
Haskell Indian Art Market
Kizer Cummings Jewelers
Marks Jewelers
Phoenix Gallery


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KU Souvenir Shop
Jock's Nitch
Kansas Sampler
KU Memorial Union Bookstore
Phoenix Gallery
Weaver's


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Local Store Owner
Danny Caine, The Raven Bookstore
Jena Lynn Dick, J.Lynn Bridal
Jim Lewis, Checkers
Linda and Tom Cottin, Cottin's Hardware and Rental
Terry Taylor, 1313 Mockingbird Lane


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Men's Clothing Store
Kohl's
Men's Wearhouse
Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
Weaver's
Wild Man Vintage


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Music Store
Guitarma
Love Garden Sounds
Mass Street Music
Richards Music Co.
Supersonic Music


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Pets and Pet Supplies
Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital
Lawrence Humane Society
Lucky Dog Outfitters
Pawsh Wash and Pet Health Market
Pet World
PetSmart


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Place to Buy a New Car
Crown Automotive
Dale Willey Automotive & Honda
Laird Noller Automotive
Lawrence Kia
McCarthy Subaru of Lawrence


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Place to Buy a Used Car
Cordova Motors
Crown Automotive
Dale Willey Automotive & Honda
Laird Noller Automotive
Lawrence Kia


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Second-Hand/Pawn Shop
1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys and Collectibles
Arizona Trading Co.
Lawrence Antique Mall
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore
The Dusty Bookshelf


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Shoe Store
Ad Astra Running
Brown's Shoe Fit Co.
Famous Footwear
Footprints
Weaver's


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Sporting Goods
Ad Astra Running
Dick's Sporting Goods
Garry Gribble's Running Sports
Jock's Nitch
Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop


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Toy Store
1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys and Collectibles
Target
The Toy Store
Walmart
Wild Territory Science & Nature Store


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Unique Store
1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys and Collectibles
Au Marché
Brits
Phoenix Gallery
Wonder Fair


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Vintage Clothing
Arizona Trading Co.
Lawrence Antique Mall
Plato's Closet
Salvation Army Thrift Store
Wild Man Vintage


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Window Display
1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys and Collectibles
Game Nut Entertainment
J.Lynn Bridal
The Toy Store
Weaver's


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Women's Clothing Store
Arizona Trading Co.
Eccentricity Women's Clothing
KB & Co.
Kohl's
Weaver's