Goods & Services

Readers’ choices

Best bookstore

1. Barnes & Noble Booksellers
5555 S. Virginia St., 826-8882

2. Borders,
4995 S. Virginia St., 448-9999

3. Sundance Books,
1155 W. Fourth St., 786-1188



Best place to buy a musical instrument

1. Maytan Music
777 S. Center St., 323-5443

2. Bizarre Guitar,
2677 Oddie Blvd., 331-1001

3. Modern Guitar,
575 E. Moana Lane, 825-1982



Best Gym

1. 24-Hour Fitness
various locations

2. Sports West Athletic Center,
1575 S. Virginia St., 348-6666

3. Nevada Fitness,
various locations



Best place to buy CDs

1. Soundwave CDs
971 W. Moana Lane, 825-5044

2. Best Buy,
5575 S. Virginia St., 448-9797

3. Tower Records,
6450 S. Virginia St., 852-5559



Best place to rent DVDs

1. Blockbuster
various locations

2. Hollywood Video,
various locations

3. Video Maniacs,
900 W. Fifth St., 786-3444 and 3340 S. McCarran Blvd., 827-4758



Best adult-themed store

1. Suzie’s Adult Superstore
195 Kietzke Lane, 786-8557

2. Romantic Sensations,
1065 S. Virginia St., 322-1884

3. G Spot,
138 West St., 333-6969



Best computer store

1. Best Buy
5575 S. Virginia St., 448-9797

2. CompUSA,
6407 S. Virginia St., 853-4222

3. Moondog Multimedia,
4896 S. Virginia St., 332-6666



Best place to buy vintage clothes

1. Savers
2350 Oddie Blvd., Sparks, 359-4244

2. Rad Betty’s Clothing Co.,
141 Vesta St., 322-3889

3. Coral Rose Vintage,
805 S. Virginia St., 324-1953



Best bicycle shop

1. Bicycle Bananas
2005 Sierra Highlands Drive, No. 115, 747-1413

2. Mother Lode Bicycles,
539 E. Prater Way, 355-6700

3. College Cyclery,
622 S. Virginia St., 323-1809



Best flower shop

1. Sparks Florist
1001 Pyramid Way, Suite 100, Sparks, 358-8500; 5000 Smithridge Drive, Suite C-3, 826-8500

2. St. Ives Florist,
700 S. Wells Ave., 333-9190

3. La Fleur,
475 S. Arlington Ave., 322-8666



Best beauty salon

1. Metro Salon and Day Spa
121 California Ave., 786-7720

2. Genesis Salon & Spa,
250 Crummer Lane, 828-9797

3. Blue,
1170 S. Wells Ave., 329-4555



Best car dealership

1. Reno Toyota
2100 Kietzke Lane, 826-2750

2. Saturn of Reno,
1000 Kietzke Lane, 324-3366

3. Jones West Ford,
3600 Kietzke Lane, 329-8800



Best garden nursery

1. Moana Nursery
Moana Lane and Lakeside Drive, 825-0600; 11301 S. Virginia St., 853-1319

2. Garden Shop Nursery,
475 Gentry Way, 825-3527

3. Dry Creek Garden Co.,
7250 S. Virginia St., 851-0353

Soundwave CDs, pictured here with owner Tim Shaffer, was voted best place to buy CDs in both the Goods & Services and Independent categories.

Photo By David Robert



Best car wash

1. Mission Car Wash
6355 S. McCarran Blvd., 827-4222

2. Franktown Hand Car Wash & Express Detailing,
2331 Kietzke Lane, 827-2601

3. Winner’s Corner Full Service Car Wash,
7699 S Virginia St., 851-1361



Best apartment complex

1. Tanamera
900 S. Meadows Parkway, 853-6563

2. Mountain Shadow Apartments,
695 E. Patriot Blvd., 851-2772

3. Manzanita Gate Apartments,
2475 Robb Drive, 348-2400



Best place to get a car repaired

1. Compact Car Repair
225 Telegraph St., 322-7223

2. Silver State Automotive,
580 Gentry Way, 827-5510

3. Greg’s Garage,
410 E. Sixth St., 324-0911



Best place to get a tattoo

1. Aces Tattoo
681 S. Virginia St., 333-0915

2. Pirates Tattoo,
1039 S. Virginia St., 337-1153

3. Café Tat2,
855 E. Fourth St., Suite H, 337-0909



Best place to get pierced

1. Black Hole
912 S. Virginia St., 329-6010

2. Fondue Body Boutique,
416 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks, 359-1750

3. Lotus Body Piercing,
677 S. Virginia St., 323-6266



Best bank

1. Wells Fargo Bank
various locations

2. Bank of America,
various locations

3. US Bank,
various locations



Best pawn shop

1. Pacific Pawnbrokers
various locations

2. Metropawn,
various locations

3. Super Pawn,
641 S. Rock Blvd., 331-4044



Best grocery store

1. Raley’s Supermarkets and Drug Centers
various locations

2. Trader Joes,
5035 S. McCarran Blvd., 826-1621

3. Albertsons,
various locations



Best specialty ice cream store

1. Cold Stone Creamery
2838 Vista Blvd., Sparks, 355-0668

2. Bec’s Frozen Custard Factory,
670 Mount Rose St., 322-9332

3. Ben & Jerry’s,
1495 E. Prater Way, Suite 111, Sparks, 355-1236.

3. Marble Slab Creamery,
2835 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks, 358-5566



Best pet store

1. Petco
various locations

2. Petsmart,
various locations

3. Discount Pet Food & Supplies,
520 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 331-5500



Best pet supply store

1. Petco
various locations

2. Petsmart,
various locations

3. Pettin’ Place,
1121 S. Wells Ave., 323-3348



Best skateboard store

1. Out of Bounds Board Shop
4084 Kietzke Lane, 825-5771; 3179 S. Carson St., Carson City, 888-2010

2. World of Toys,
Meadowood Mall, 826-7816

3. Copeland’s Sports Fitness Super Stores,
Meadowood Mall, 829-1700



Best hotel for a romantic getaway

1. Adventure Inn & Wedding Chapel
3575 S. Virginia St., 828-9000

2. Peppermill Hotel Casino,
2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3. Siena Hotel Spa Casino,
1 S. Lake St., 337-6260



Best wireless phone service coverage

1. AT&T Wireless
various locations

2. Verizon,
various locations

3. Sprint,
various locations