Best of Arkansas 2013 readers' poll 

Our annual survey reaches adulthood.

Goods and services

Shopping Center

Promenade at Chenal

Runners-up: Park Plaza Mall, Pleasant Ridge Town Center, Midtowne

Grocery Store


Local winner: Edwards Food Giant

Runners-up: The Fresh Market, Whole Foods Market, Argenta Market

Women's Clothing


Local winner: E. Leigh's

Runners-up: Box Turtle, Cato, Ember

Men's Clothing


Local winner: Mr. Wicks

Runners-up: The Independent, Baumans, Greenhaw's

Hip Clothing

Box Turtle

Runners-up: Scarlet, E. Leigh's, Rue21

Children's Clothing

The Toggery

Runners-up: The Children's Place, Dillard's, Gap

Vintage Clothing


Runners-up: Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, Blue Suede Shoes Antique Mall, Mid-Towne Antique Mall


Fabulous Finds

Runners-up: Mid-Towne Antique Mall, Blue Suede Shoes Antique Mall, Clement/Sweet Home Antiques


I.O. Metro

Runners-up: Hank's Fine Furniture, Havertys, Ashley Furniture HomeStores

Garden Store or Nursery

The Good Earth

Runners-up: Hocott's Garden Center, Cantrell Gardens, Botanica Gardens

Hardware/Home Improvement


Local winner: Kraftco Hardware and Building Supply

Runners-up: Home Depot, Fuller and Son, Cantrell Ace Hardware


Burrow's and Mr. Frank's Optical

Runners-up: Kavanaugh Eye Care, LensCrafters, Walmart

Fresh vegetables

Little Rock Farmer's Market

Runners-up: Argenta Farmers Market, Hillcrest Farmers Market, The Fresh Market

Outdoor store

Ozark Outdoor Supply

Runners-up: Gene Lockwood's, Gander Mtn., Academy Sports + Outdoors

Bicycle Shop


Runners-up: Spokes, The Community Bicyclist, Arkansas Cycling and Fitness

Gun Store

Fort Thompson Sporting Goods

Runners-up: Don's Weaponry, Bullseye Guns and Ammo, Arkansas Armory

Commercial Art Gallery

Gallery 26

Runners-up: Stephano's Fine Art Gallery, Cantrell Gallery, Boswell Mourot Fine Art

Mobile Phone


Runners-up: Verizon, Cricket

Internet Service Provider


Runners-up: AT&T, Windstream, Suddenlink


The Janet Jones Co.

Runners-up: The Charlotte John Co., Pulaski Heights Realty, Crye-Leike

Auto Service

Jett's Gas and Services

Runners-up: Austin Brothers Tire and Service, Christian Brothers Automotive, Discount Tire and Brake Inc.

Auto Stereo

Arkansas Car Stereo

Runners-up: Arch Street Audio, Best Buy, Auto Audio and Video

Travel Agency

Poe Travel

Runners-up: Sue Smith Vacations, West Rock Travel, Little Rock Tours and Travel


Capital Hotel

Runners-up: Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Courtyard Marriott

Private School

Pulaski Academy

Runners-up: Mount Saint Mary Academy, Catholic High School for Boys, Episcopal Collegiate School

Public School

Central High School

Runners-up: Jefferson Elementary School, eStem Public Charter School, Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School

Apartment Complex


Runners-up: The Park at Riverdale, Foothills Apartments, Lanai Apartments


Metropolitan National Bank

Runners-up: First Security Bank, Arvest, Region's

Barber shop

Jerry's Barber Shop

Runners-up: Sport Clips, Great Clips, The Local Hair Shop


Fringe Benefits

Runners-up: Caracalla, Joels, Salon and Spa at Studio 2121



Runners-up: Rejuvenation Clinic Day Spa, The Floating Lotus Day Spa, Ava Bella Day Spa


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