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Best place for music gear 2013: Stacy’s Music

Stacy’s Music Rio Hill Shopping Center 974-1555 stacysmusic.com Runner-up: Heinz Musitronics 2171 Ivy Rd. 977-2797 heinzmusitronics.com What readers know about Stacy’s Music shop is that it’s the best in town. What they might not know is that the shop has been around since 1945, when Carl “Stacy” Monk, the member of a dance orchestra band […]

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Best place for furniture 2013: Circa

Circa 1700 Allied St. 295-5760 circainc.com Runner-up: Artful Lodger 218 Market St. #4 970-1900 artful-lodger.com Readers know that when it comes to buying furniture, the top consideration is longevity. Will this piece be something I can pass down to my kids?, you might ask yourself when out shopping. At Circa, you find the kind of […]

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Best boutique clothing store 2013: Bittersweet

Bittersweet 106 E. Main St. 977-5977 shopbittersweet.com Runner-up: Eloise 505 W. Main St. 295-3905 shopeloise.com Mary Quant, in the late 1960s, became a British fashion icon with her invention of the mini skirt. It’s not difficult to be a fashion icon in Charlottesville. All you have to do is head to Bittersweet, where you can […]