Best of C-VILLE

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Best place to buy a car 2013: Brown Automotive

Brown Automotive 1357 Richmond Rd. 817-3380 Runner-up: Carmax 1448 Richmond Rd. 295-6351 The very first automobile race in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895, with Frank Duryea winning with the average speed of 71.5mph. All of the cars on offer at Brown Automotive reach that speed (and higher!), but the […]

Best lawn and garden care 2013: Snow’s Garden Center

Snow’s Garden Center 1875 Avon St. 295-2159 Runner-up: Nigel Wood Tree Service 960-9575 There are approximately 50 million acres of grass in the U.S. and readers have no doubt Snow’s Garden Center could trim every last blade. And then some. The 101-year-old company cuts ahead of the competition with residential and commercial services, […]

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Best place for a man’s suit: JoS. A. Bank

JoS. A. Bank Barracks Road Shopping Center 244-0015 Runner-up: Men’s Wearhouse Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall 29th Place 973-8094 Fitting a suit is a fine science. Shoulder width, chest size, and arm length have to perfectly sync up to ensure that you look less like George Costanza and more like George Clooney when you […]