BOK 2010: Goods & Services

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  • Best Foreign Foods Grocery: Holy Land Market Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The Holy Land Market on Sutherland Avenue is a bit of an anomaly: Where else can you find a selection of fine Middle Eastern staples like falafel and hummus—try the sun-dried tomato and basil, or the roasted red pepper and ...

  • Best Street Vendor: Taylor The Rose Guy (Downtown) Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    He’s the enigmatic man who you may have seen walking through the Old City with the gigantic tub of flowers. His braided goatee and flowery shirts make him hard to miss. His name’s Taylor.

  • Best Bike Shop: Bike Zoo Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The Bike Zoo sits back in Downtown West Shopping Center, a location it’s held since 1993 that allows it to cater to both the campus crowd and one further west, in Bearden and Sequoyah Hills.

  • Best Liquor Store: Bob’s Package Store Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    In an age of sophisticated boozing, there’s something endearingly unpretentious about Bob’s Package Store.

  • Best Green Business & Best Health Food Shop/Grocery: Three Rivers Market Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    From its humble beginnings in 1981 to its current relocation plans for a new 9,500 square foot facility, the Three Rivers Market has served the community and its 2,200 customer-based membership as an environmentally conscious store.

  • Best Tattoo Parlor: Saint Tattoo Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Like most cities in the U.S., Knoxville has no shortage of tattoo shops and concurrently has the inked residents to prove it. This has made the six-time winner of Best Tattoo Parlor, Saint Tattoo, local royalty.

  • Best Antiques Store: Nostalgia Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Nestled in back of Bearden’s Homberg Place, Nostalgia is Knoxville’s own “vintique” market.

  • Best Hair Salon & Best Nail Salon: Salon Visage Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    f there’s one hair salon that put Knoxville on the beauty map, it’s Frank and Belinda Gambuzza’s Salon Visage and its ever-growing number of locations and services. Innovative without being too chi-chi, it’s the go-to salon for Knoxvillians who want ...

  • Best Eyewear Shop: Luttrell’s Eyewear Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Walk into this Bearden business, more colorful in decor than any mall shop, and more comfortable, and you may have the impression you’re visiting a friendly neighbor.

  • Best Jewelry Store: Markman's Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Tasteful, calm, encouraging—that’s just how they are. No wonder this is their Sweet Sixteen as Best Jewelry Store winners, taking the honor every year since the contest was created.

  • Best Record Store: The Disc Exchange Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Things looked uncertain for the Disc Exchange back in 2008, when its West Knoxville outpost closed its doors and was forced to consolidate its inventory with the store’s Chapman Highway location. But even with its downsizing, this staple of the ...

  • Best Outdoor Sports Store: River Sports Outfitters Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    It’s great to have a place like River Sports Outfitters, which provides not only good equipment but also access to the sports themselves, making it more than a retail shop and something of a community and lifestyle hub.

  • Best Place To Board Your Pets: Pet Safe Village Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Soon, instead of trying to find vacation hotels on the road that take pets, Knoxvillians will start pushing Pet Safe to accept humans, too.

  • Best Book Store: McKay Used Books, CDs, Movies & More Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Just try to get a parking space on a Saturday at McKay, then prepare yourself to enter the Old Media Thunderdome as combatants vie for deals on books, CDs, DVDs, and video games.

  • Best Thrift/Secondhand Clothing Store: Goodwill Industries, Knoxville Inc. Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    If you look past the rows of velvet prom dresses from days gone by, the racks at any Goodwill location hold a surprising amount of hidden fashion finds.