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Best place to buy shoes 2013: DSW

DSW 29th Place 326-0066 dsw.com Runner-up: Scarpa Barracks Road Shopping Center 296-0040 thinkscarpa.com One thing’s for sure: You folks like choices. DSW, which opened this past spring in 29th Place (formerly Shoppers World Court), provides shoe shoppers with plenty of options and steps into the winners’ circle for the first time this year. Scarpa, in Barracks […]

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Best bike shop 2013: Blue Ridge Cyclery

Blue Ridge Cyclery 1043 Millmont St. 995-2453 blueridgecyclery.com Runner-up: Blue Wheel Bikes 941 Second St. NE 977-1870 bluewheel.com Before getting into the bike business, Blue Ridge Cyclery owner Shawn Tevendale was a paramedic. Once he fell in love with cycling, he was hooked, and has been a sponsored athlete for eight years, with experience in […]