Home, Hearth & Family
Best Place to Shop for Clothes
2414 F Road, Grand Junction
READER PICK: This is a great place to shop for the whole family. They’ve got men’s clothing, women’s clothing, clothes for teenagers, clothes for kids, baby clothes and clothes for the baby in the womb. Well, technically, they’re maternity clothes for the woman carrying the baby, but you get the point. Kohl’s has got you covered.
Best place to shop for shoes/footwear
Brown’s Shoe Fit Co.
245 Main St., Grand Junction
READER PICK: Need a good pair of shoes? Head downtown to Brown’s. Whether you need casual hikers, dressy heels, summertime sandals or winter boots, Brown’s has something that’s going to fit and will feel fantastic on the footsies.
Best Place to Shop for jewelry
444 Main Street, Grand Junction
READER PICK: It’s that time of year when a woman’s thoughts turn to sparkly, shiny things wrapped in boxes waiting underneath the tree. Page-Parsons is the place to go for great value and great beauty.
Best Thrift Store or Consignment Shop
630 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction
READER PICK: From the day it opened, this store has been a bargain shopper’s dream. It’s clean, bright, well-merchandised and always has a lot of available goods, from housewares to clothing to furniture and sporting goods. The prices make it an affordable place to go on a wild shopping spree.
Best General Grocery Store
Multiple locations across the Grand Valley
READER PICK: With a newly remodeled store in Fruita, a brand new store that will open by the mall and plenty of other stores all across the Grand Valley, is it any wonder that locals love City Market? Fresh produce, a good meat department and great specials.
Best specialty food shop
625 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction
READER PICK: When you want to create a special meal or you want a perfect cut of meat, head to Fisher’s Natural Market. They’ve got meat, seafood, specialty foods and some amazing cheeses that will whet anyone’s appetite for more.
Best place to shop for wine and spirits
Fisher’s Liquor Barn
2438 F Road, Grand Junction
READER PICK: With a selection that truly fills a barn and prices that don’t make you feel like you’re betting the farm, Fisher’s is our pick for the best liquor store in town.
Best Furniture Store
865 North Ave., Grand Junction
READER PICK: At American Furniture, the recliners are comfy, the beds are soft and the couches invite you to sink down into them. The staff is great, too, but they ask that you try to stay awake when testing the furniture, no matter how great the temptation is to curl up and take a snooze.
Best Upholstery shop
360 Grand Mesa Ave., Grand Junction
READER PICK: In this economy, who wouldn’t want to try to breathe new life into their old, tired furniture that looks dated but still has a few miles left on it? And who wouldn’t want to take it to Redlands Upholstery for the update? Not our readers, who have chosen Redlands Upholstery as the best upholstery shop in the valley.
Best place to shop for floor covering or carpet
2920 I-70 Business Loop
READER PICK: Give some new life to your dated house with the fresh look of a new floor covering. Although the name says carpet time, the store also has hardwoods, laminates, tile, stone, vinyl and just about anything else you’d want to put on the floor. Except pet hair, and most people don’t really want that on their floor. It’s just an unfortunate fact of life when your life has gone to the dogs. Or cats.
Best carpet cleaner
205 South 15th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501-4611
READER PICK: Whether you want to schedule a long overdue cleaning or have an emergency, “come quick” variety, Rapid Response is the place to go for fast and friendly service with an affordable price.
Best bike shop
549 Main Street, Grand Junction
READER PICK: When Brown’s Cycles added Dirty Brown Cycles, it was truly the work of a genius, or at least someone who understood that while everyone may want a bike that costs more than a car, not everyone can afford one. The used bikes are great, the new bikes are fabulous and the service is always top-notch.
Best place to shop for musical instruments or equipment
136 North 5th Street
READER PICK: Sheet music, instruments, stands, whatever you need to make your musical life better, Roper Music has it. They’ve also got a great staff who are both knowledgeable and helpful.
Best car wash or auto services
2460 Highway 6 & 50,
READER PICK: Fast service, attention to detail and a shiny car are what you get when you take your car to Shiner’s, our readers’ pick for their favorite car wash.
Best bank or credit union
Western Rockies Federal Credit Union
2302 North Ave # A
READER PICK:For car loans, mortgages, savings, IRAs great customer service and the knowledge that your money and investments are with an institution you can trust, our readers prefer Western Rockies Federal Credit Union.
Best hearing aid provider
2532 F Rd # 12, Grand Junction
READER PICK: Silence may be golden, but being able to hear the crickets chirp or the whisper from a child is truly priceless. AAA Hearing provides the perfect combination of compassionate care and knowledgeable expertise.
Best place for senior citizens services
The City of Grand Junction Senior Recreation Center
550 Ouray Ave., Grand Junction
READER PICK: The senior recreation center is more than just a place to reminisce about the good old days. Lunch is served daily through the Gray Gourmet, art and computer classes are offered, dances, poker tournaments and pool tables offer entertainment and recreation and everyone enjoys the socialization.
Best place to shop when you’re remodeling
The Home Depot
2436 F Road, Grand Junction
READER PICK: For everything from paint to kitchen cabinets, closet organizers and lighting fixtures, Home Depot is the place our readers prefer to get the home improvement help they need.
Best business or individual for buying, selling or building a home
Bray & Company Real Estate
1015 N. 7th St., Grand Junction
READER PICK: Here’s a home-grown real estate company that has earned the trust of hundreds of locals one transaction at a time.
Best business to help you go green
(Tie) Atlasta Solar
2923 North Ave # 8A, Grand Junction
1227 Winters Avenue
READER PICK: For recycling help, our readers turn to Waste Management, for knowledge and advice about solar power, our readers choose Atlasta.
Best lawn and garden supplies
Nursery & Landscape
755 26 Road (North 1st at I-70) • Grand Junction (970) 242-7769
READER PICK: Regardless of the color of your thumb, Bookcliff Gardens is a delightful place to spend a few minutes or a few hours. The demonstration garden, which was new for the 2010 growing season, gave both would-be gardeners and experienced gardeners a fresh look at favorite plants. The expert staff go out of their way to help and the plant selection is awesome.
Best mattress store
2482 F Road,
READER PICK: A good night’s sleep can be more precious than gold, and a mattress purchased at Sleep-N-Aire can bring sleep, satisfaction and well-adjusted attitude. Good prices and great service make the entire experience pleasant. Not exciting, but that would disrupt the sleep cycle, so pleasant is perfect.
Best sports bar
2404 F Road
READER PICK: TVs in every corner make sure you don’t miss any of the action and the gourmet pizza is always a good option to combine with sports and beer.