Best Garden Supply/Nursery
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Road.

What a difference a few months can make. During this week last October, North Haven Gardens was anything but thriving. The tornados that swept through North Texas left the beloved nursery a warzone with devastated buildings… and equally devastated customers. But by Christmas, NHG was already selling poinsettias, and has come back to full operation with outdoor set-ups (always the mainstay of a garden center) and temporary buildings for the rest. It’s no wonder readers voted it, again, their favorite nursery — its can-do spirit translates into great customer service.

— Arnold Wayne Jones



Best Furniture
Twelve Twenty
1220 N. Riverfront Blvd.

For enthusiasts of classy interior decor, Twelve Twenty, nestled in the Design District, offers an array of stylish home furnishings, antiques and art from 18th century to mid-century modern. Those looking to spruce up their homes might want to browse this shop’s variety of antique and vintage pieces which include sculptures, pottery, light fixtures and rugs, and several unique items made from glass, porcelain, ceramics and brass. No matter what the aesthetic is, shoppers can easily find something appealing here.

— John McClanahan

Best Gay Apparel
4001 Cedar Springs Road.

Best Adult Novelties
Alternatives of New Fine Arts
1720 W. Mockingbird Lane.

Best Thrift Store
Out of the Closet
3920 Cedar Springs Road.

Best Grocery Store
4142 Cedar Springs Road and other locations.

Best Florist
McShan Florist
10311 Garland Road.

Best Liquor and Wine Selection
Goody Goody Liquor
3316 Oak Lawn Ave. and other locations.

Best Vintage/Antiques/Consignment
Lulu B’s
1010 N Riverfront Blvd.

Best Collectibles/Comics
Zeus Comics and Collectibles
1334 Inwood Road.

Best Domestic Auto Dealership
Sewell Dealerships
Various locations along Lemmon Avenue.

Best Import Auto Dealership
Park Place Dealerships
6113 Lemmon Ave. and other locations.

Best Eyewear/Optical [TIE]
Fashion Optical
3430 Oak Lawn Ave.

Uptown Vision
2504 Cedar Springs Road.