Editors Note: While we’re light in total categories for local businesses, it was not lost on the jury that there are a myriad of great businesses in Knoxville. We fully intend on expanding this section next year.
Best Jewelry Store – Mackley & Co. You can’t pop the question without some hardware so we always direct the guys to Darrel at Mackley & Co. But girls, don’t fret, they have plenty of “girls best friends” waiting to find new homes (or fingers).
Best Furniture Store – O.P. Jenkins. For the most eclectic mix of furniture look no further than O.P. Jenkins. For over 100 years they have been anchored in Downtown Knoxville, matching good prices with great quality.
Best Dry Cleaners – Prestige Cleaners. It’s no secret that Prestige Cleaners founder, Eddie Mannis, has received several recent accolades for his community leadership. One trip to his cleaners and you’ll realize he’s a good business leader, too. Prestige has always taken good care of our delicate clothing at a reasonable price.
Best Bike Shop – Cedar Bluff Cycles. Roughly half of the jurors are avid cyclists so picking the best bike shop winner came easy. Ask any pro in town and they’ll tell you that Cedar Bluff Cycles, aka CBC, is the best around.