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Second place went to Elsa Ross for its spectacular selection of high fashion for women. Third went to Hey Jhonny for its unbelievable array of Asian knick knacks. Fourth went to Objects of Desire.
The adult emporium at Castle got quite a few votes. (Those inflatable sheep are expensive, but we've found them to be extremely durable.)
Best Store For New Books
Second place went to the equally big, bad and independent Bound To Be Read, which also has a comfortable café. Bookworks, the little bookstore that could, gets third place. Bibles Plus got one vote. Another vote went to, “OK, so I'm a bad person and the local places are too far …”
You're going to hell, buddy.
Best Used Bookstore
Best Children's Bookstore
Second place went to Page One. Third went to Bookworks. Birdsong and Title Wave both got several well-deserved votes as well.
A couple scroogy bastards decided to share their words of wisdom on this subject. “I'd just take the little shits to the library,” said one crabby jerk. Another suggested that “children shouldn't be allowed in public until they reach the age of 40.” Here's hoping neither of you make the mistake of breeding.
Best Local Bookstore
Best Place To Buy New Music
Second went to Charley's, another staple of musical life in Burque. Third went to Flipside.
Best Place To Buy Used Music
Second place went to the the Northeast Heights' Charley's. Third went to Mecca. Flipside and Krazy Kat got plenty of votes. Page One Too got a bunch of votes as well.
Best Vinyl Selection
Krazy Kat got third. There were lots of votes for L.A. Underground and Flipside as well.
Best Local Music Selection
Second place went to Hastings, for some reason we don't quite understand. Third place went to Mecca.
Best Video Store
Burning Paradise, the relative newcomer located just west of Downtown, gets a well-deserved second place this year. Hollywood Video gets third.
Best Video Store For Foreign Flicks
Burning Paradise got second. Hastings, the bastion of foreign cinematic achievement, got third.
Best Selection Of Rental Dvds
Good old trusty Alphaville got second. So far, all of this makes sense, right? But then Netflix got third. Netflix? Hey, people, what part of “Best of Burque” don't you understand? Why I oughta …
Best Thrift Store
Second place goes to Thrifttown, which is so freakin' huge you can fit the whole damn city in there at the same time and still have room to salsa. Third went to Saver's.
Lots of voters were eager to point out that a great place to pick up cool used stuff is the Assistance League of Albuquerque Bargain Box. Several also mentioned old standards like Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
Best Vintage/Antique Clothing Store
The funky costume and vintage store Off Broadway got enough votes to place second. Sparky's Trading Post got third.
Best Jewelry Store
Matí got second this year. IMEC in Nob Hill scored third.
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Best Men'S Clothing Store
Best Women'S Clothing Store
Best Shoe Store
Best Computer Store
Best Comic Book Store
Best Furniture Store
Best Antique Store
Best Plant Nursery
Best Eclectic Gift Store
Best Place To Buy Gifts For Geeks
Best Place To Buy Gifts For Weird Girls
Best Toy Store
Best Place To Buy New Musical Instruments/Gear
Best Place To Buy Used Musical Instruments/Gear
Best Ethnic Supermarket
Best Tattoo Parlor
Best Piercing Parlor
Best Hair Salon
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Best Massage Therapist
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Best Used Car Dealer
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