Best Of 2018

Best We're Not Sure What It Is, but We Like It

The Heavy

When we first spoke to owner Jennifer Crotty about her plans for the Heavy, the multi-vendor space she's built inside the old Lombardi's Seafood building, she alluded to there being "food – good food." Permitting and zoning made food a no-go, though, so in the ensuing months all energies were focused on making it a retail venue with an emphasis on design – there are textiles, ceramics, glorious plants and a "flower bar" where you can order up a custom arrangement. We've also seen pop-ups from Gypset jewelry, Secret Society Goods, Intrepid Hearts, Mercantile Coffee and Gezellig Cookies. Call it Pier 1 for hipsters all you want; we won't deny our love.

Goods and Services: Best in local shops, boutiques, dog groomers and more

Goods and Services
Best AC Service

1. Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning,

2. Belle Air Inc.,

3. American Air & Heat,

Best Adult Entertainment Store

1. Fairvilla Megastore,

2. Premier Couples Superstore,

3. Fairvilla's Sexy Things,

Best Antique Store

1. Adjectives Market,

2. Renninger's Antique Center,

3. The Owl's Attic,

Best Auto Repair

1. C&D Tires & Auto Repair,

2. Orlando Import Auto Specialist,

3. Honest-1 Auto Care,

Best Bicycle Shop

1. Orange Cycle,

2. Kyle's Bike Shop,

3. Winter Garden Wheel Works,

Best Comic Book Shop

1. Gods & Monsters,

2. A Comic Shop,

3. Coliseum of Comics,

Best Day Spa

1. The Spa Orlando,

2. Re:Fresh at Mosaic Hair Salon,

3. Flex-I Nail Spa & Wellness,

Best Doggy Daycare

1. Miss Emily's Bed & Biscuit,

2. Happy Paws Pet Resort,

3. Rangers Pet Outpost and Retreat,

Best Dry Cleaner

1. Acme Cleaners,

2. Orchid Cleaners,

3. Parisian Cleaners