Lansing’s best of the best: 2022 Top of the Town winners

Berl Schwartz, editor & publisher

And for best burger, the winner is Bonnie’s Place.

Oh, wait, I’m looking at the Top of the Town winners’ list from 10 years ago. But before we get to this year’s winners – and you won’t offend me at all if you skip right ahead — I thought it would be fun to glance back at some winners from 2012 that have gone to their great reward.

Houlihan’s, once a staple at the Lansing Mall, won for best appetizers and happy hour. It left town in 2019. Best new restaurant: Fork in the Road, which shone for a couple of years on the west side before calling it quits in 2014. Pizza, of course, was DeLuca’s, which went out last year as popular as ever. For a steak: The Knight Cap, with its idiosyncratic décor. Since closing five years ago, its location has changed hands twice, with Bowdie’s the present occupants.

If you wanted to go dancing, Spiral in Old Town was the place, as well as the most popular gay bar, but it’s been shuttered since Covid. The Irish Pub & Grill, over on the west side, tied with Stober’s for best pub/tavern; the former closed in 2013; the latter is still going strong.

Root Doctor, which called it a day last year, was the favorite blues band. Virg Bernero, who at one time seemed destined to be mayor forever, was our leading pol. Tim Barron was rated the best radio personality and Evan Pinsonnault was his TV counterpart. And if you want to be really nostalgic, we still had a Best Taxi category, won that year by Big Daddy. Bookstore? Schuler’s in Eastwood Town Center. Shed a tear for that loss. Best Annual Event/ Festival? Common Ground Music Festival, of course.

No doubt many more category winners would be gone … if we had had all the categories we have today. There were 106 categories in 2012. Ten years later, it’s grown to 283. Ten years ago, your choices painted a picture of what Lansing was like. This year, the picture is even more detailed.

And now, if you stuck with me, below are the winners of the 2022 City Pulse Top of the Town Contest, cosponsored by Fox 47 News.

BAR

Cocktails
1. American Fifth Spirits
2. Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern
3. The Avenue
Dance Bar
1. The Green Door Bar & Grill
2. The Avenue
3. Duke’s Saloon
Dive Bar
1. Stober’s Bar
2. Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
3. The Avenue
Food
1. Meat BBQ
2. Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
3. Art’s Pub
Happy Hour
1. Moriarty’s Pub
2. Crunchy’s
3. Art’s Pub (tie)
3. Front 43 Neighborhood Pub (tie)
Jam Night
1. The Green Door Bar & Grill
2. Moriarty’s Pub
3. Stober’s Bar
Karaoke
1. Crunchy’s
2. The Avenue
3. LeRoy’s Classic Bar & Grill
Lansing-Area Brewery
1. BAD Brewing Co.
2. BrickHaven Brewing Co.
3. Lansing Brewing Co.
Lansing-Area Distillery
1. American Fifth Spirits
2. Sanctuary Spirits
3. Red Cedar Spirits
LGBTQ-Friendly Bar
1. The Avenue
2. Esquire Bar
3. The People’s Kitchen
Margarita
1. El Azteco
2. Acapulco
3. Barrio East Lansing
Neighborhood Bar
1. Harry’s Place
2. The Avenue
3. Stober’s Bar
Open Mic Night
1. Moriarty’s Pub
2. Crunchy’s
3. UrbanBeat
Pub/Tavern
1. Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
2. Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern
3. Stober’s Bar
Spartan Sports Hangout
1. Crunchy’s
2. Nuthouse Sports Grill
3. Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill (tie)
3. The Peanut Barrel (tie)
Sports Bar
1. Nuthouse Sports Grill
2. Reno’s East
3. Art’s Pub

CANNABIS

Budtender
1. Juan Moody – Dispo
2. Cameron Houston – Pure Options Frandor
3. Jeremiah Rose – Local Roots Cannabis
Cannabis Flower – Hybrid
1. Moonbow #112 – Pro Gro/ Pure Options
2. Wonka Bars #13 – Skymint
3. Grumpz – Pincanna
Cannabis Flower – Indica
1. Rainbow Belts – Pro Gro/ Pure Options
2. Cake Mix – Skymint Reserve
3. Egg Roll – Pincanna
Cannabis Flower – Sativa
1. Lunar Lemon – Pro Gro/ Pure Options
2. Flo – Skymint
3. Sunshine #4 – Pincanna
Cannabis Growing Brand
1. Dispo
2. Pro Gro/ Pure Options
3. Skymint
Cannabis – Concewntrate
1. Element Extractions
2. Skymint Reserve
3. North Coast Extracts
Cannabis – Edible
1. Jolly Edibles
2. Potdots
3. Funky Extracts
CBD Store/Boutique
1. Pure Options
2. Pincanna
3. Dispo
Indoor Grow Shop
1. Pro Gro
2. Horizen Hydroponics
3. GrowGeneration
Marijuana Provisioning Center
1. Local Roots Cannabis
2. Pure Options
3. Dispo
Marijuana Provisioning Center – East Lansing
1. Skymint
2. Pleasantrees
3. Pincanna

DINING

Bagels
1. Flour Child Bakery
2. Social Sloth | Cafe & Bakery
3. Big Apple Bagels
Bakery
1. Flour Child Bakery
2. Mitten Raised
3. Sweet Encounter Bakery & Cafe
Baklava
1. Social Sloth | Cafe & Bakery
2. Zaytoon Mediterranean
3. Jerusalem Bakery
BBQ
1. Meat BBQ
2. Saddleback BBQ REO Town
3. The Smoke N’ Pig BBQ
Breakfast
1. Good Truckin’ Diner
2. Soup Spoon Cafe
3. Fidlers on the Grand Restaurant
Brunch
1. The People’s Kitchen
2. Soup Spoon Cafe
3. Good Truckin’ Diner
Burger
1. Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
2. Crunchy’s
3. Kewpee Sandwich Shoppe
Chicken Strips/Tenders
1. Olympic Broil
2. Eastside Fish Fry & Grill
3. One North Kitchen & Bar
Chinese
1. House of Hsu
2. Charlie Kang’s Restaurant
3. Chen’s Restaurant
Cider
1. Uncle John’s Cider Mill
2. Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill – Gatehouse Market
3. Quality Dairy Co.
Coney Dog
1. Sparty’s Coney Island
2. Olympic Broil
3. Zeus’ Coney Island
Deli
1. StateSide Deli & Restaurant
2. McAlister’s Deli
3. New Daily Bagel
Dessert
1. Flour Child Bakery
2. MSU Dairy Store
3. Everything is Cheesecake
Diner
1. Good Truckin’ Diner
2. Fleetwood Diner
3. Zeus’ Coney Island
Donuts
1. Quality Dairy Co.
2. Groovy Donuts
3. Flour Child Bakery
Drive-Up Location
1. Nip N Sip Drive In
2. Olympic Broil
3. VEG-N
Family Friendly Restaurant
1. Cugino’s
2. Buddies Pub & Grill
3. One North Kitchen & Bar
Fast Food
1. Culver’s
2. Olympic Broil
3. Nip N Sip Drive In
Fish Fry
1. Eastside Fish Fry & Grill
2. Harry’s Place
3. Log Jam
Food Truck
1. El Oasis
2. Pancho’s Taqueria (Food Truck)
3. Hard Knocks Food Truck
French Fries
1. HopCat
2. The Cosmos
3. Meat BBQ
Greek
1. Zaytoon Mediterranean
2. Lou and Harry’s Bar/Grill
3. Steakhouse Philly Bar & Grill
Hibachi
1. Ukai Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar
2. Maru Sushi & Grill
3. Ohana Sushi and Bar
Ice Cream
1. MSU Dairy Store
2. Lick-ity Split
3. Corner Cone
Indian
1. Swagath
2. Sindhu Indian Cuisine
3. Persis Indian Grill
Irish
1. Kelly’s Downtown
2. Moriarty’s Pub
3. Dublin Square
Italian
1. Cugino’s
2. Falsetta’s Casa Nova
3. Bravo! Italian Kitchen
Kids Eat Free
1. The Cosmos
2. Buddies Grill Holt
3. Fazoli’s
Late Night Food
1. Ruckus Ramen
2. Art’s Pub
3. Sidecar Slider Bar – Lansing
Mediterranean
1. Zaytoon Mediterranean
2. Woody’s Oasis
3. ChouPli Wood-Fired Kabob
Mexican – Chain
1. Cancun Mexican Grill
2. Fiesta Charra
3. Barrio East Lansing
Mexican – Non-Chain
1. Pablo’s Old Town
2. El Azteco
3. Acapulco
Nachos
1. El Azteco
2. Meat BBQ
3. Buddies Grill
New Restaurant
1. Slice by Saddleback – South Lansing
2. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
3. Babe’s Corner
Olive Burger
1. Kewpee Sandwich Shoppe
2. Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
3. Olympic Broil
Pancakes
1. The People’s Kitchen
2. Sophias House of Pancakes
3. Golden Harvest Restaurant
Pho
1. Cask & Co. Kitchen & Bar
2. Nola Bistro
3. Asia’s Finest
Pizza
1. Klavon’s Pizzeria & Pub
2. The Cosmos
3. Horrocks Pizzeria
Prime Rib
1. Airport Tavern
2. Capital Prime
3. Lucky’s Steakhouse
Ramen
1. Ruckus Ramen
2. Sapporo Ramen & Noodle Bar
3. Bento Kitchen Cravings
Ranch Dressing
1. Jet’s Pizza
2. Cugino’s
3. The Cosmos
Restaurant Beer List
1. Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern
2. Crunchy’s
3. Lansing Brewing Co.
Restaurant for Seniors
1. Soup Spoon Cafe
2. Coral Gables
3. Flap Jack Shack
Restaurant Wine List
1. Dusty’s Cellar
2. Bridge Street Social
3. The People’s Kitchen
Reuben
1. StateSide Deli & Restaurant
2. Meat BBQ
3. Mr. Corned Beef
Salad/Salad Bar
1. Horrocks Farm Market
2. Leaf Salad Bar
3. Texas Roadhouse
Seafood
1. Mitchell’s Fish Market
2. The Tangy Crab
3. Eastside Fish Fry & Grill
Signature Dish
1. Meat BBQ
2. The Cosmos
3. Fleetwood Diner
Sliders
1. Sidecar Slider Bar – Lansing
2. Art’s Pub
Soup
1. Horrocks Farm Market
2. Soup Spoon Café
3. Zoup!
Steak
1. Bowdies Chophouse
2. Texas Roadhouse
3. Capital Prime
Sub Sandwich
1. Jersey Giant Submarine Sandwiches
2. Mancino’s Pizzas and Grinders
3. Babe’s Corner
Sushi
1. Maru Sushi & Grill
2. Sushi Moto
3. Sansu Sushi and Cocktails
Tacos
1. Pablo’s Old Town
2. El Oasis
3. Pancho’s Taqueria
Thai
1. Thai Princess
2. Taste of Thai
3. Bangkok House
Upscale Dining
1. The English Inn
2. Bowdies Chophouse
3. The People’s Kitchen
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Restaurant
1. Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine
2. Anna’s House – Okemos
3. Picnic A Food Truck
Wings
1. Meat BBQ
2. Eastside Fish Fry & Grill
3. Buffalo Wild Wings

HANGOUTS

Biggby
1. Okemos
2. Lake Lansing – East Lansing
3. W. Grand River – East Lansing
Bowling Alley
1. Spare Time Entertainment Center
2. City Limits Mason
3. Royal Scot Golf & Bowl
Café
1. Constellation Cat Cafe
2. Social Sloth | Cae & Bakery
3. Chapelure
Coffee Shop (non-Biggby)
1. Strange Matter Coffee
2. Constellation Cat Cafe
3. Blue Owl Coffee – REO Town
Comedy Night
1. Crunchy’s
2. BAD Brewing Co. (tie)
2. Quality Scary (tie)
Corn Maze
1. Bestmaze Corn Maze
2. Shawnhaven Farms
3. Fortitude Farms & Events
Dog Park
1. Soldan Dog Park (membership required)
2. Joey’s Pet Outfitters Dog Park
3. Sycamore Park
Escape Room Venue
1. Breakout Escape Rooms Lansing
2. Escapology Escape Rooms Lansing
3. Challenges East Lansing Adventure Escape Rooms
Golf Course
1. Eagle Eye Golf Club
2. Groesbeck Golf Course
3. Royal Scot Golf & Bowl
Hangout for Seniors
1. Constellation Cat Cafe
2. Hooked
3. SPUDS Restaurant and Greek Pastry Shop
Hangout for Students
1. Constellation Cat Cafe
2. Crunchy’s
3. High Caliber Karting and Entertainment
Hangout Solo
1. Constellation Cat Cafe
2. Hooked
3. BAD Brewing Co. (tie)
3. MSU (tie)
Haunted Attraction
1. Demented Mitten Tours
2. Awaken Haunted Attraction
3. Terror on 27
Library
1. CADL – Downtown Lansing
2. East Lansing Library
3. Delta Township District Library
Local Attraction for Kids
1. Impression 5 Science Center
2. Potter Park Zoo
3. Constellation Cat Cafe
Movie Theatre
1. NCG Cinema – Lansing
2. Celebration Cinema Lansing & IMAX
3. Studio C Meridian Mall
Music Venue
1. The Avenue
2. Robin Theatre
3. UrbanBeat
Nature Center
1. Fenner Nature Center
2. Woldumar Nature Center
3. Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden
Non-Bar or Restaurant Date
1. Pinball Pete’s
2. Constellation Cat Cafe
3. High Caliber Karting and Entertainment
Patio
1. The Peanut Barrel
2. One North Kitchen & Bar
3. EagleMonk Pub and Brewery
Place of Worship
1. Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing
2. Trinity Church
3. St. Mary Cathedral
Place to Play Pinball
1. Pinball Pete’s
2. The Avenue
3. The Grid Arcade & Bar
Place to Play Video Games
1. The Grid Arcade & Bar
2. Pinball Pete’s
3. The Avenue
Place to Shoot Pool
1. The Avenue
2. Reno’s North Sports Bar
3. Nuthouse Sports Grill
Place to Sled
1. Hawk Island Park
2. Fitzgerald Park
3. Granger Meadows Park
Public Park
1. Hawk Island Park
2. Frances Park
3. Fitzgerald Park
Smoke Shop/Hookah Lounge
1. Wild Bill’s Tobacco
2. Downtown Smoking Club
3. Wild Side Smoke Shop
Tabletop Gaming
1. The Gaming Cantina
2. AFK Games
Trivia Night
1. Ozone’s Brewhouse
2. Constellation Cat Cafe
3. Harry’s Place

LOCAL ARTS

Artist
1. Dennis Preston
2. Marissa Tawney Thaler
3. Steph Joy Hogan
Choral Group
1. Lange Choral Ensemble
2. Sistrum Lansing Women’s Chorus
3. Steiner Chorale
Classical Musician
1. Linda Abar
2. ConTempus Quartet
3. Rodney Page
Club DJ
1. Mary X
2. DJ Space
3. Capital City DJs
Country Artist/Band
1. Kathy Ford Band
2. Double Wide Ride
3. Rollin Brummette
Cover Band
1. Starfarm
2. The Swift Brothers
3. The Black Barn Band
Experimental Musical Act
1. The Further Adventures of FatBoy and JiveTurkey
2. Darin Larner Band
3. Super Secret Cult Band
Folk Artist/Band
1. The Dangling Participles
2. Abbey Hoffman
3. The Swift Brothers
Hip-Hop Artist/Group
1. MikeyyAustin
2. Ozay Moore
3. Sway Boi
Jazz Musician/Group
1. MSU Jazz Orchestra I
2. The Rodney Whitaker Quartet
3. Phil Denny
Local Theater Organization
1. Riverwalk Theatre
2. Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.
3. MSU Summer Circle Theater
Pottery Studio
1. Wheel House Studio
2. Greater Lansing Potters’ Guild
3. REACH Art Studio
Public Art/Sculpture
1. ArtPath
2. Shiawassee Bridge Mosaic Mural
Punk/Metal Group
1. Heartsick
2. Rodeo Boys
3. Farewell Come April
Rock Artist/Band
1. Frog and the Beeftones
2. Of Virtue
3. Rodeo Boys

PEOPLE

Advocate/Activist
1. Mike Karl
2. Julia Miller
3. Jerry Norris
Attorney
1. Katrina Hofstetter
2. Sherri Smith
3. Takura Nyamfukudza
Auto Salesperson
1. Blake Garner – LaFontaine
2. Shane Fulmerhouser – Shaheen
3. Devan Reed – Kia of Lansing
Bartender
1. Kate Bearup – American Fifth Spirits
2. KaLyn Wilder-Aiman – Ozone’s Brewhouse
3. Alac McCann – The People’s Kitchen
Best Local Politician
1. Elissa Slotkin
2. Gretchen Whitmer
3. Sarah Anthony
Best State/National Politician
1. Gretchen Whitmer
2. Bernie Sanders
3. Elissa Slotkin
Brewer
1. Jeremy Sprague – Sleepwalker
2. Ed Huston – BrickHaven Brewing Co.
3. Chris Ward – Lansing Brewing Co.
CATA Bus Driver
1. Ron DeLeon
2. Dan Howard
3. Jessica Montry
Chef
1. Steve Swart – Ruckus Ramen
2. Dan Konopnicki – The People’s Kitchen
3. Jake Thompson – The Creole Burger Bar & Southern Kitchen
College Instructor
1. Tiffany Wahl – Michigan State University
2. Jon Whiting – Michigan State University
3. Karen Holt – Michigan State University
Comedian
1. Nicole Melnyk
2. Pat Sievert
3. Dave Wellfare

Cosmetic Surgeon
1. Andrew Zwyghuizen
2. Rick J. Smith
Dance Instructor
1. Sierra Erskine – The Hive
2. Hayley Kosloski – Studio H Dance Co.
3. Clara Martinez – Everett Dance
Developer
1. Capital Area Housing Partnership
2. Gillespie Group
3. T.A. Forsberg Inc.
Esthetician/Cosmetologist
1. Holly Roth – PURE Skincare & Acne Spa
2. Kassandra – Kass Beauty (tie)
2. Nekeyta Brunson – UnCovered Beauty Studio (tie)
Food Delivery Person
1. Jeremy Hurt – Red Bike Delivery
2. Khailea Pond – Shopping with Khai
3. Jayden Oliver – DoorDash/ Instacart
Hairstylist
1. Jenna Lu – Capellini Salon
2. Katie Gestring – Bridge St. Hair Co.
3. Jennifer King – Hair & Co. On Ash
Handyman
1. Jeremy Eagle
2. Chance Liscomb (tie)
2. Troy Kuchar (tie)
High School Coach
1. Lauren Bruce – Waverly High School
2. Rob Zimmerman – DeWitt High School
3. Ben Billings – Everett High School
High School Teacher
1. David Larzelere – East Lansing High School
2. Eder DeLaCruz – DeWitt High School
3. Ben Billings – Everett High School (tie)
3. Patty Rienstra – Waverly High School (tie)
Insurance Agent
1. Ben Rathbun – The Rathbun Agency
2. Trinesha Goebel – State Farm
3. Ryan Harmon – Harmon Insurance Group
Local TV News Personality
1. Sheri Jones – WLNS
2. Tianna Jenkins – FOX 47 News
3. Larry Wallace – FOX 47 News
Massage Therapist
1. Kameron Woodend – Kribs Wellness Center
2. Parker Hoggard – Zoe Life Spa and Salon
3. Amanda Tollstam – Holistic Health and Massage LLC
Personal Trainer
1. Waleed El-Chaer – Peak Performance Physical Therapy
2. Ronica Rodriguez – Redemption Fitness
3. Kristi Stephens – Functional Mobility and Health
Piercer
1. AAron “Malibu” Wood – REO Town Tattoo Co.
2. Danny Aybar – Be-You-tiful Body Piercing & Fine Jewelry
3. Andy Knag – Splash of Color
Police Officer
1. Adrian Ojerio – East Lansing Police Department
2. Brendan Cissel – Eaton County Sheriff’s Office
3. Dillon Reust – Lansing Police Department
Radio DJ
1. Metro Melik – Stacks 92.1
2. Mojo – 94.9 WMMQ & 100.7 WITL
3. Jamie Paisley – WKAR
Realtor/Agent
1. Rachelle Page – RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals
2. Elizabeth Fleckenstein – BHHS Tomie Raines Realtors
3. Liz Horford – RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals
Restaurant Waitstaff
1. Alisa “Cheese” Kowalski – Mitchell’s Fish Market
2. Joshua Burwick – The People’s Kitchen
3. Mandy Westfall – Good Truckin’ Diner
Tattoo Artist
1. Boris Gustav – REO Town Tattoo
2. Perry Stratton – Splash of Color
3. Dan Wade – Van Gogh
Worst Local Politician
1. Tudor Dixon
2. Tom Barrett
3. Mike Shirkey
Worst State/National Politician
1. Donald Trump
2. Ron DeSantis
3. Gretchen Whitmer
Yoga Instructor
1. Jen Davis – AL!VE
2. Belinda Thurston – Just B Yoga
3. Misty Belous – Peoples Yoga

SERVICES

Accountant/CPA
1. Kim Midgeley – Okemos  Tax LLC
2. Mark Pricco – X-Tax 1-DAY Tax Service
3. Lesley (Berquist) Nashef – Simplified Tax

Apartments
1. Newman Lofts
2. Canal Club Apartments
3. Quarry Apartments
Appliance Repair
1. Lane’s Appliance Sales And Service
2. Shaw’s Appliance Service
3. Dick’s Appliance Service
Audiologist/Hearing Firm
1. Mid-Michigan Ear
2. MaryRose Hecksel AuD. LLC
3. Advanced Audiology DeWitt
Auto Body Repair Shop
1. Driven Collision LLC
2. Doc’s Automotive Inc.
3. Osband Body Shop Inc.
Auto Repair Shop
1. Randall Automotive
2. Keusch Tire and Auto
3. Ryan’s Auto Care

Bank
1. Dart Bank
2. Independent Bank
3. Eaton Community Bank
Barber Shop
1. East Side Barbershop LLC
2. Manscape Hair Co.
3. Loyalty Barbershop
Bicycle Shop
1. SPIN Bicycle Shop Inc.
2. Scooter’s Pro Cycle
3. Lansing Bike Co-op
Building Development
1. Lavish Builders LLC
2. Do-Well Remodel
3. Custom Built Design & Remodeling
Car Wash/Detailing Service
1. KWIK Car Wash & Express Detailing
2. Spot-Les
3. Finish Line Detailing and Coatings (tie)
3. Showroom Shine (tie)
Caterer/Catering Service
1. Meat BBQ
2. Morton’s Fine Catering
3. El Oasis
Cemetery
1. Mt. Hope Cemetery
2. St. Joseph Cemetery
3. Evergreen Cemetery
Chiropractic Office
1. Creative Wellness
2. Craft Chiropractic Creating Wellness Centers in East Lansing
3. Providence Family Chiropractic
Cleaning Service
1. Domestic Divas Cleaning Services
2. Peckham Inc.
3. Sweet Solutions Cleaning Service LLC

COVID – Best Place to get COVID Shot
1. Meijer
2. Ingham County Health Department
3. Sparrow Hospital
Credit Union
1. MSUFCU
2. Lake Trust Credit Union
3. LAFCU
Curbside Pickup
1. Saddleback BBQ REO Town
2. Maru Sushi & Grill
3. Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine
Dance Studio
1. The Hive Dance Studio
2. Studio H Dance Co.
3. Greater Lansing Academy of Dance
Day Spa
1. Skin Studio 211 – West Lansing
2. Onyx Moon Esthetic Studio
3. Zoe Life Spa and Salon

Dentist Office
1. Portnoy and Tu
2. Dyras Dental
3. Schaefer Dental Group
Dry Cleaners
1. Baryames Cleaners
2. Danford Cleaners
Electrical Repair
1. Sparky’s Electric LLC
2. Thee Electric Co.
3. Custom Electric
Financial Planner
1. Daniel Malcolm – Malcolm Financial Services LLC
2. CG Financial Services (tie)
2. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (tie)
Funeral Home
1. Vickers Leslie Funeral Home
2. Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
3. Estes-Leadley Funeral Home (tie)
3. Skinner Funeral Homes (tie)
Gutter Cleaning
1. Gutter Flow System
Gym/Fitness Studio
1. FitStop24 – Lansing
2. The Barre Code – East Lansing
3. F45 Training – East Lansing
Heating/Cooling/Plumbing
1. All Star Mechanical
2. Cousins Heating & Cooling
3. Hager Fox Heating & Air Conditioning
Holistic Healing
1. Functional Mobility and Health LLC
2. Creative Wellness
3. Beyond A Dream LLC (tie)
3. Cherry Blossom Natural Wellness (tie)
Home Healthcare Company
1. Stoneleigh Residence & Hospice of Lansing
2. By Dawn’s Early Light Home Care Service
3. Cypress Home Care
Insurance Agency
1. Rathbun Agency Inc.
2. Harmon Insurance Group
3. Cedar River Insurance
Landscape Company
1. Guy With A Mullet Landscaping
2. Turf Jockeys LLC
3. R&D Landscape
Laser Hair Removal
1. MSU Aesthetics & Laser Treatment Center
2. Mirkin Electrology
3. Milan Laser Hair Removal

Law Firm
1. Family And Elder Law of Mid-Michigan
2. Lansing Legal Group
3. Coontz Law
Massage Studio
1. Creative Wellness
2. Functional Mobility and Health LLC
3. Zoe Life Spa And Salon
Most Trustworthy Business
1. Constellation Cat Cafe
2. Curvaceous Lingerie
3. Capellini Salon (tie)
3. Schuler Books Okemos (tie)
Music Lessons
1. Okemos Music Academy
2. Howling Dogs Music Studio
3. Diaz School of Piano
Nail Salon
1. Lynny Nails
2. Polished Nail Salon
3. A Perfect Ten Nails & Spa
News Source
1. City Pulse
2. Michigan Radio/ WUOM
3. WLNS
Non-Profit Organization (Local)
1. Saved by Zade
2. Ele’s Place – Capital Region
3. The Fledge
Oil Change Shop
1. Fast Eddie’s Car Wash and Oil Change
2. Valvoline Instant Oil Change
3. Outshiner Oil Change and self serve Car Wash
Online Ordering (Local Business)
1. Bad Annie’s Sweary Goods
2. Curvaceous Lingerie
3. Sleepwalker
Optometrist
1. L.O. Eye Care – East Lansing
2. Grand Ledge Optometry (tie)
2. Rule Eye Care Associates (tie)
Pest Control Company
1. Rose Pest Solutions – Lansing
2. Bullseye Pest Defense
3. The Bug Man Inc.
Pet Grooming
1. Amanda’s Grooming
2. Old Town Tails LLC
3. Kelly’s Pet Boutique East
Pharmacy (Locally Owned)
1. Ware’s Pharmacy
2. Central Pharmacy Westside (tie)
3. MSU Health Care Pharmacy (tie)
Photography
1. Rikki Shepherd Photography
2. Jamie Godwin Photography
3. Le’Mae Photography
Post Office
1. United States Postal Service
2. Merrill Street Station
3. US Post Office
Property Management Company
1. Community Realty Property Management
Public Relations Firm
1. Martin Waymire
Radio Station
1. WKAR Public Media
2. WITL
3. Stacks 92.1
Residential Remodeling Company
1. Custom Built Design & Remodeling
2. Odd Fellows Contracting Inc. (tie)
2. Precision Roofing Services (tie)
Salon
1. Capellini Salon
2. Bridge Street Hair Co.
3. Salon 219
Senior Living Community
1. Independence Village Grand Ledge
2. Red Cedar Lodge
3. Stratford Place Apartments
Tailor/Seamstress Company
1. Nu The Tailor
2. Fantastic Alterations
3. Nikki Faith
Tanning
1. Custom Tans
2. J2 Tanning
3. Salon 219
Tattoo Parlor
1. Splash of Color Tattoo & Piercing Studio
2. Fish Ladder Tattoo Co.
3. True Blue Tattoo Co.
Therapy/Therapist Service
1. Wild Ferns Wellness
2. Rooted Counseling
3. Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists Physical Therapy
Towing Company
1. P.J.’s Towing
2. Northside Service Inc.
3. Okemos Marathon
Veterinarian Service
1. Waverly Animal Hospital
2. Evergreen Veterinary Clinic
3. Miller Animal Clinic
Wedding Services
1. The Northfork Estate
2. HotBeats Entertainment
3. Salon 219
WiFi/Internet Service Provider
1. Xfinity Store by Comcast Branded Partner
2. WOW!

Yoga Studio
1. 3 legged dog yoga + strength studio
2. Just B Yoga
3. Peoples Yoga Studio Lansing

SHOPPING

Antique Shop
1. Thrift Witch
2. The Mega Mall
3. Little Red Schoolhouse
Art Gallery
1. Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center
2. Katalyst Art Gallery & Gift Boutique
Asian Market
1. Fresh International Market
2. Westlund’s Apple Market
3. LLB Asian Market

Auto Dealership
1. Shaheen Chevrolet of Lansing
2. Williams Subaru
3. Spartan Toyota
Beer Selection in Retail Store
1. Horrocks Farm Market
2. Mega-Bev
3. Vine & Brew
Bookstore
1. Deadtime Stories: True Crime and Other Books
2. Schuler Books Okemos
3. Hooked
Butcher
1. Monticello’s Market & Butcher Block
2. Mert’s Specialty Meats
3. Merindorf Meats & More – Mason

Candy Store
1. Fabiano’s Candies
2. Horrocks Farm Market
3. The Screamatorium
Cheese Department
1. Horrocks Farm Market
2. Whole Foods Market
3. Kroger
Clothing Store
1. Polka Dots Boutique
2. Metro Retro
3. Curvaceous Lingerie
Comic Shop
1. Summit Comics & Games
2. Evolution Games
Consignment Shop
1. Thrift Witch
2. Metro Retro
3. Kellie’s Estate Sales
Farmers Market
1. Meridian Township Farmers’ Market
2. Allen Farmers Market
3. Horrocks Farm Market
Florist
1. Where the Wild Things Bloom
2. Twiggies
3. Horrocks Farm Market
Furniture Store
1. DBI’s Office Outlet
2. Pilgrim House Furniture
3. Bob’s Discount Furniture and Mattress Store

Gardening Center
1. Van Atta’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop
2. Horrocks Farm Market
3. Christians Greenhouse
Gas Station
1. Costco Wholesale
2. BJ’s Wholesale Club (tie)
2. Speedway – South Waverly (tie)
Gift Shop
1. Bad Annie’s Sweary Goods
2. Kean’s (tie)
2. The Screamatorium (tie)
Grocery Store
1. Horrocks Farm Market
2. Westlund’s Apple Market
3. Foods For Living
Hardware Store
1. Vet’s Ace Hardware
2. Great Lakes Ace Hardware
3. Menards
Hot Tub/Pool/Sauna Store
1. Lifestyles Hot Tubs
Jewelry Store
1. Sweet Custom Jewelry
2. Becky Beauchine Kulka Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
3. Jean Jean Vintage LLC
Liquor Store
1. Mega-Bev
2. (Oades) Big Ten Party Store West
3. Tom’s Party Store and Wine Shop
Metaphysical Store
1. Beyond A Dream LLC
2. Keys To Manifestation (tie)
2. Triple Goddess Bookstore (tie)
Musical Instrument Store
1. Elderly Instruments
2. Marshall Music Co.
3. Music Instrument Swap
New Business
1. Odd Mama’s Plants
2. Hooked
3. Grave Danger
Organic/Natural Market
1. Horrocks Farm Market
2. Clean Refillery
3. Foods For Living
Outdoor/Camping Store
1. Sportsman’s Warehouse
2. Moosejaw
3. Horrocks Farm Market
Pet Store
1. Preuss Pets
2. Soldan’s Pet Supplies
3. Pet Supplies Plus Okemos
Place to Buy Mums
1. Horrocks Farm Market
2. Van Atta’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop
3. River City Farms
Quality Dairy
1. Holt
2. East Michigan Avenue
3. East Lake Lansing
Record/CD Store
1. Flat Black & Circular
2. The Record Lounge
Secondhand Shop
1. Vintage Junkies
2. Volunteers of America
3. Thrift Witch
Sex Shop
1. Cirilla’s
2. Lion’s Den
Thrift Store
1. Volunteers of America Thrift Store
2. Thrift Witch
3. St Vincent de Paul Society and Thrift Store
Tire Store
1. Discount Tire
2. Tasmanian Tire Co.
3. Belle Tire
Used Car Dealership
1. Ralph McCain Auto Sales
Vape Shop
1. Level Up Smoke Shop
2. Wild Bill’s Tobacco
Video Game Store
1. Disc Traders Lansing
2. The Swap Meet
Wine Shop
1. Horrocks Farm Market
2. Dusty’s Wine Bar
3. Vine & Brew (tie)
3. Voyages Wine Shop (tie)

WHATEVER

Business with a Pet
1. Clean Refillery – Winnie the dog
2. Deadtime Stories: True Crime and Other Books – Morrison and Hendrix (cats)
3. Polka Dots Boutique – Sola the shop dog
Casino
1. FireKeepers Casino Hotel
2. Gun Lake Casino
3. MGM Grand Detroit
Category We Didn’t Think of
1. Pet Rescue
2. Local Author
3. Best Parking Lot
Cleanest Public Restroom
1. Flour Child Bakery
2. BAD Brewing Co.
3. Lansing Brewing Co. (tie)
3. PIAZZANO’S (tie)
Day Trip
1. Old Town
2. Lake Michigan
3. REO Town
Eye Candy Building
1. Michigan State Capitol
2. Knapp’s Centre
3. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Facebook Group
1. Lansing Facts
2. Not Your Mother’s Networking Group
3. 517 Living Community Greater Lansing Area
High School
1. Grand Ledge High School
2. East Lansing High School
3. J.W. Sexton High School
Historical Place
1. Michigan History Center
2. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
3. Michigan State Capitol
In Memoriam: Businesses Lost
1. DeLuca’s Restaurant
2. Mac’s Bar
3. Huapei Restaurant – Cedar/Mt Hope
Instagram
1. Constellation Cat Cafe
2. Lansing Facts
3. Curvaceous Lingerie
Local Art Festival
1. East Lansing Art Festival
2. A Festival of Oddities
3. Old Town ScrapFest
Local Event/Festival
1. A Festival of Oddities
2. Michigan BluesFest
3. East Lansing Art Festival
Outdoor Adventure
1. Dimondale Canoe and Kayak (tie)
1. Lansing River Trail (tie)
2. Fenner Nature Center

Place to Work
1. Constellation Cat Cafe
2. Michigan State University
3. The People’s Kitchen
Podcast
1. So Dead
2. Adventures in Business
3. Believe: A Conversation Between Friends
Science Event
1. MSU Science Festival
2. Astronomy on Tap
3. Girls’ Math and Science Day with MSU/GWIS
Twitter
1. Lansing Facts (@LansingMIFacts)
2. Mitch on the Web (@howintensive)
3. Mr Taco Watcher (@TacoWatcher)
Urban Farm
1. Magnolia Farms
2. Where the Wild Things Bloom
WiFi Spot
1. Strange Matter Coffee
2. Hooked
3. Meat BBQ
Worst Eyesore
1. Trump House at State Road and Elmira Street
2. Metro Bowl on MLK
3. L.A. Insurance
Worst Pothole
1. All of Frandor
2. Railroad crossing on Harrison
3. Corner of Jolly Road & Pennsylvania Avenue

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