June 1 2016 11:40 AM

Top of the Town winners welcome newcomers


Best Services

Best Accountant/CPA: Simplified Tax & Accounting Services For over 65 years, Michigan-based accounting chain Simplified Tax has offered tax and bookkeeping services to businesses and individuals.

2. H&R Block

3. Abraham & Gaffney

Best Audiologist/Hearing: Mid- Michigan Ear Nose & Throat Can you hear me now? Mid-Michigan Ear, Nose, and Throat was voted Best Audiologist/Hearing center.

2. Fluke Hearing

3. Advanced Audiology – Linda Wright

Best Auto Repair: Frankie D’s – Holt When City Pulse readers need to take their cars in for a little TLC, Frankie D’s Auto and Truck Repair is there. Open since 1986, the shop offers discounts and coupons on its website, carandtruckrepair.com.

2. Brogan’s

3. Shaheen Chevrolet

Best Bank/Credit Union: MSUF- CU Credit unions snagged the top three spots in Best Bank/Credit Union this year, with MSUFCU snagging the top spot. Based out of a north Lansing headquarters that looks something like the Emerald City, the local banking behemoth recently passed 200,000 members.

2. Lake Trust Credit Union

3. LAFCU

Best Barber Shop: Douglas J Salon & Aveda Institute For more than 45 years, Douglas J Salon and Aveda Institute has offered its expertise and high-end hair and skin care services. Located on East Grand River Avenue in the heart of East Lansing, this location was voted as the best barber shop.

2. Jude’s Barbershop

3. Matthew Ryan Salon & Spa

Best Bicycle Shop: SPIN Bicycle Shop If your velocipede needs a little work, ride in to SPIN Bicycle Shop. The full service bicycle repair shop and retail joint has provided services to the Greater Lansing cycling community since 2008.

2. Riverfront Cycle

3. (tie) Velocipede Peddler and Denny’s Central Park Bikes

Best Car Wash: Kwik Car Wash Kwik Car Wash stands out to City Pulse readers — not just for its giant sign that towers over Cedar Street, but also for its extensive menu of washing and detailing services.

2. Fast Eddie’s

3. Showroom Shine

Best Chiropractor: Delta Chiropractic Center Delta Chiropractic Center offers extensive treatment options and cutting-edge technology. It’s office combines massage therapy, nutritional health and the computerized Pro Adjuster for optimal spinal health.

2. Volz Family Chiropractic

3. Infinity Chiropractic

Best Dance Studio: Happendance Okemos dance studio Happendance takes the prize for Best Dance Studio. Through dance instruction and choreography, the studio strives to support the art of dance in the community while fostering lifelong physical and mental fitness in its dancers.

2. Stilettos & Steel

3. Spartan Dance

Best Electrical: Bohnet Electric Bohnet Electric has been family owned and operated for over 110 years. It’s retail lighting store sells a variety of light fixtures, including custom lighting, and offers repair and resoration of vintage lighting fixtures.

2. Hager Fox

3. Sparky’s Electric

Best Gym/Fitness Center: Planet Fitness Planet Fitness aims to provide a unique environment to guests with low membership rates, on-site trainers and an encouraging, “judgement-free” atmosphere.

2. YMCA

3. Michigan Athletic Club

Best Heating/Cooling: A-1 Mechanical A-1 Mechanical has been serving Lansing for over 33 years, installing and servicing commercial and residential heating/cooling systems and offering 24-hour emergency service.

2. Hager Fox

3. Applegate

Best Hotel/Bed & Breakfast: English Inn Whether you’re looking for an upscale dinner or a week-long getaway, English Inn offers a variety of options on its historic estate.

2. Wild Goose Inn

3. Kellogg Center

Best Laundromat/Dry Cleaners: Baryames Cleaners Local chain Baryames Cleaners is our readers’ go-to business for dry cleaning and laundry needs.

2. Maurer’s

3. Sunshine Laundromat

Best Lawyer/Law Firm: Abood Law Firm The Abood Law Firm has been family owned and run since 1961. The firm takes on a variety of cases, including criminal defence, divorce and personal injury.

2. Sinas Dramis Law Firm

3. Sam Bernstein Law Firm

Best Library Programming: Capital Area District Libraries – Downtown Lansing The Downtown Branch of Capital Area District Libraries takes this year’s award for Best Library Programming. The branch hosts everything from author visits to social clubs to reading programs for kids.

2. Delta Township Library

3. East Lansing Public Library

Best Maid Service: Molly Maid Lansing’s Molly Maid, the local branch of a nation-wide residential cleaning business, is the top pick for Best Maid Service according to City Pulse readers.

2. Discreet Divas

3. Merry Maids

Best Nail Salon: Douglas J Salon & Aveda Institute Offering manicures, pedicures, nail art and more, Douglas J nails the victory in Best Nail Salon this year.

2. Jenny Nails

3. Polished Nail Salon

Best Pet Care/Services: Preuss Pets Beyond stocking products to help care for pets, Preuss Pets offers store tours, animal education programs and in-store advice from experts, scoring them the Best Pet Care/Services award this year.

2. Nana n’ Paws

3. Doggy Daycare & Spa

Best Photographer: McShane Photography – Jena McShane Local photographer — and recently addicted storm-chaser — Jena Mc- Shane takes home this year’s award for Best Photographer. For samples of her work (and cute pics of her dog, Dexter) follow @mcshanephoto on Instagram.

2. Studio M

3. Decadence Dolls – Autumn Luciano

Best Plumber: Michigan Plumbing Has Michigan Plumbing exceeded your expectations? Its commercials certainly promise to do so, and City Pulse readers agree, selecting the business as Best Plumber this year.

2. Hedlund Plumbing

3. Meridian Plumbing

Best Salon/Spa: Douglas J Salon & Aveda Institute Okemos-based Douglas J Salon pampers Top of the Town voters with the works: hair styling, skin care, waxing, makeup, nail and massage services. At the associated Aveda In stitute across town, the next generation of cosmetologists prepare to step into the job market.

2. Matthew Ryan Salon

3. Lockworx

Best Tanning Salon: J2 Tanning For readers who prefer to be tan even before they hit the beach, J2 Tanning is the salon of choice.

2. Pacific Tan – S. Cedar

3. Planet Fitness

Best Tattoo Parlor: Fish Ladder Tattoo Co. Are you finally going to take the plunge and get that killer back piece you’ve always wanted? Our readers selected Old Town ink-slingers Fish Ladder Tattoo Co. as the Best Tattoo Parlor in Greater Lansing.

2. Splash of Color

3. Vivid Ink

Best Vet Services: MSU Veterinary Medical Center With the resources of MSU’s animal medicine backing them up, the veterinarians at MSU Veterinary Medical Center are able to take care of both small and large animals. Whether they have a dog with a broken leg or an under-the-weather sheep, City Pulse readers count on the 24-hour clinic for animal emergencies.

2. Miller Animal Clinic

3. Patterson Veterinary

Best Wedding Vendor: Becker’s Bridal The summer wedding season is already underway, and many local brides are decked out in gowns purchased at long-time Lansing staple Becker’s Bridal. The family-owned store has been around since 1934.

2. Old Town Marquee

3. Fantastic Finds

Best Yoga Studio: Hilltop Yoga Hilltop Yoga stretched its way into City Pulse readers’ hearts this year. The Old Town-based studio hosts over sixty classes a week, including teacher training courses. Other courses target kids, teens, expectant mothers and those seeking a therapeutic experience.

2. Just B Yoga

3. East Lansing Hot Yoga

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