Best of C-VILLE

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

Snow’s Garden Center 1875 Avon St. 295-2159 snowsknows.com Runner-up: Nigel Wood Tree Service 960-9575 nigelwoodtreeservice.com 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 to buy a car 2013: Brown Automotive

Brown Automotive 1357 Richmond Rd. 817-3380 brownautos.com Runner-up: Carmax 1448 Richmond Rd. 295-6351 carmax.com 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 shoe repair service 2013: Ace Shoe Repair

Ace Shoe Repair 230 Zan Rd. 973-9011 Runner-up: Bob’s Leather & Shoe Repair 1718 Hydraulic Rd. 978-2983 bobsshoerepair.com When the Downtown Mall’s bricks were replaced four years ago, it was in no small part due to complaints from high heel-loving ladies—walking Downtown was a minefield of holes ready to swallow pumps. We’d imagine around that […]