Consumer Culture Readers’ Pick 2020

Readers’ Picks were chosen exclusively by readers through a two-month nomination process followed by a two-month voting process. The nominations were not tampered with by Queen City Nerve staff at all — save for removing ourselves from a few categories to proactively dispel any notions of favoritism. In other words, if you disagree with these ones, that’s on your fellow reader, not us.

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Best Attorney

Tin Nguyen
Runner Up: Troy Thresher


Best Auto Dealer

Runner Up: Scott Clark Toyota


Best Bank

State Employees’ Credit Union
Runner Up: Bank of America


Best Barber Shop

Midwood Barbers
Runner Up: Bishops Cuts & Color


Best Bicycle Shop

The Spoke Easy
Runner Up: Charlotte Re-Cyclery

The Spoke Easy (Photo courtesy of The Spoke Easy/Facebook)

Best Bookstore

Park Road Books
Runner Up: Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find


Best Car Mechanic

Nick’s Auto Repair
Runner Up: The Neighborhood Garage


Best CBD Shop

Charlotte CBD
Runner Up: Infinity’s End


Best Clothing Alterations

Anna’s Alterations
Runner Up: Myers Park Tailors

Best Clothing Store

Boris & Natasha
Runner Up: Girl Tribe


Best Consignment Shop

Sleepy Poet
Runner Up: Buffalo Exchange


Best Dentist

Plaza Midwood Dentistry
Runner Up: Dilworth Family Dentistry


Best Doctor

Dr. Rhett Brown
Runner Up: Dr. Allen Shepard


Best Doggie Daycare

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew
Runner Up: NoDa Bark & Board


Best Dry Cleaner

Runner Up: Carriage Cleaners


Best Fashion Designer

Jade Sky
Runner Up: RCB Fashion

Jade Sky

Best Fitness Studio

Ebb & Flow Movement Studio
Runner Up: Bloom Movement Artistry


Best Flea Market (within an hour of Charlotte)

Charlotte Open Air Market
Runner Up: Webb Road Flea Market, Salisbury


Best Furniture Store

Slate Interiors
Runners Up: Magnolia Emporium, Nadeau (tie)


Best Gift Shop

Paper Skyscraper
Runner Up: CLTCH


Best Hair Salon

eXplicit Salon
Runner Up: Bohemian Stylehouse

Best Hair Stylist

Kenzie Veurink
Runner Up: Candace Stamper


Best Heating & Air Company

Runner Up: McClintock Heating and Cooling


Best Home Accessories Store

Paper Skyscraper


Best In-Store Pet

Yola, Park Road Books
Runner Up: Tater, The Dog Salon


Best Jewelry Store

Runner Up: Pura Vida Worldly Art


Best Law Firm

Michael A. Demayo
Runner Up: Sodoma Law


Best Local Product

Good Postage
Runner Up: Needles & Pins

Postcard by Good Postage.

Best Makeup Artist

Elizabeth Tolley
Runners Up: Lindsey Reagan Thorne


Best Massage Shop

Runner Up: Zen Massage Charlotte


Best Nail Salon

Mimosas Nail Bar
Runner Up: Tiptoe Nail Boutique


Best New Retail Store (Last Two Years)

CLT Boutique
Runner Up: Curio, Craft, & Conjure, Inc.


Best Pet Store

Four Dogs Pet Supplies
Runner Up: Pet In The City


Best Piercing Studio

SADU Body Piercing & Modifications
Runner Up: Made To Last Tattoo

Best Place To Buy Vintage

Sleepy Poet
Runner Up: Stash Pad


Best Plumbing

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Charlotte
Runner Up: Wonderful World of Plumbing


Best Pop-Up Market

Girl Tribe
Runner Up: VTGCLT


Best Real Estate Agency

Savvy + Co Real Estate
Runner Up: Allen Tate Realtors


Best Record Store

Lunchbox Records
Runner Up: Tip Top Daily Market

Lunchbox Records. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)

Best Adult Store

The White Rabbit
Runner Up: The Reddoor


Best Shoe Store

Black Sheep Skate Shop
Runner Up: Social Status


Best Smoke Shop

Infinity’s End
Runner Up: High Life Smoke Shop


Best Spa

OM Spa, Copper Willow Salon (tie)
Runner Up: Urbana Spa

Best Tattoo Shop

Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery
Runner Up: Made to Last Tattoo


Best Vape Shop

High Life Smoke Shop
Runner Up: Kure Vapes


Best Veterinarian

Monroe Road Animal Hospital
Runner Up: Long Animal Hospital


Best Yoga Studio

NoDa Yoga
Runner Up: Okra Yoga

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