Best of the Beach 2017 winners: retail and services

Photo by David Fairchild

Photo by David Fairchild

Best of the Beach 2017 winners (click to see BOB write-ups).

 Dining and entertainment will be featured in Beach magazine’s April issue (vote here).

The urge to recognize “the best” is universal, even though everyone knows “the best” to too subjective to be scientific. Best of awards are really gratitude ceremonies. They satisfy people’s need to express appreciation to those whose extra effort makes life a little bit richer than it would be otherwise. “Best of” awards are a way to say “good job” to the hairdresser who makes you feel a little better when you leave the salon than when you arrived and the surf shop that sells grommets and granddads the boards they need, which may not be the potato chip-thin board they want.

Over 3,100 readers expressed their gratitude to local retailers and services in this year’s Easy Reader Best of the Beach voting. That’s more than the number of Hermosans who voted in last week’s general election and more votes than any Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach council candidate received (though Manhattan council candidate Steve Napolitano was close, with 3,026 votes). hosted the Easy Reader Best Of polling site to make balloting easier for readers. It also made counting the nearly 100 categories on the thousands of ballots a manageable job. And, not incidentally, put a check on ballot stuffing. The hundreds of local businesses nominated in this year’s Best of Balloting is a tribute not only to the winners but to all the nominees whose 110 percent effort makes the South Bay the Best Place in the World to Live (as determined by an impartial survey of South Bay elected officials).  – Kevin Cody, publisher

Bike Shop; Hermosa Cyclery

Day Spa: Trilogy Spa

Dive Shop: Dive N’ Surf

Health Club: Bay Club

Martial Arts: Elite Training Center

Neighborhood Gym: Beach Cities Health District – Center for Health & Fitness

Personal Trainer: Wendolyn Ramos Lemert

Skateboard Shop: ET Surf

Ski/Snowboard Shop: ET Surf

Surfboard Shop: Spyder Surf

Surfboard Shaper, Shop: Tyler Hatzikian, Tyler Surfboards

Surfboard Shaper, Underground: Pat Reardon

Golf Course: The Lakes at El Segundo

Nail Salon: Nail Garden

Women’s Hair Dresser: Gilbert Gonzalez

Men’s Hairstylist: Amanda Gerber

Tanning Salon: U-CA-TAN Spray & UV Tanning

Yoga studio: Green Yogi

Pilates: Coreology Fitness

Nutrition StoreLindberg Nutrition

Hospital: Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Cosmetic Surgeon: Christine Petti, M.D., F.A.C.S

Dermatologist: Magovern Ashley Magovern MD, Manhattan Dermatology

Massage: Montage Boutique Spa

Medical Spa: South Bay Med Spa

Optometrist: Stein Optometric Center

Lasik Center: NVISION Eye Center

Pet Store: Petco

Veterinarian: Hermosa Animal Hospital – Steve Liebi

Criminal Defense Attorney: Law Office of Nigel Villanueva

Family Law: Law Office of Karina P. Pozsar

Business Law: Brandon Chabner Law Offices

Audiologist: Parker Hearing Institute

Dentist: Hermosa Smile

Orthodontist: Summer Blake DDS, MS – Summer Orthodontics

In Home Care: 24 Hour Home Care 

Senior Care: Silverado Beach Cities Care Community

Chiropractor: Derek V. Levy, DC

Bank: Chase Bank

Antique Shop: Stars Antiques

Camera Store: Paul’s Photo

Fresh Produce: Grow

Gift Shop: Gum Tree Shop & Cafe

Gold Store: South Bay Gold

Grocery Store: Ralphs

Sports Retailer: Dicks

Flower Shop: Growing Wild

Jewelry Store: Seymour Jewelry

Major Shopping Center: Del Amo Fashion Center

Men’s Clothing: Spyder Surf

Neighborhood Shopping Center: Riviera Village

Women’s BoutiqueKatwalk

Eyewear: Look! Optometry

Furniture: Living Spaces

Kid’s Beach Camp: Campsurf

Private school: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Kid’s Birthday Party Location: AdventurePlex

Kid’s Boutique: Gum Tree  

Kid’s Indoor Play FacilityMy Gym

Hotel: Shade Hotels

Motel: Sea Sprite

Car Muffler and Automotive: Independent  Repair & Tire Pros

Domestic Auto Repair: Ocean Tires and Service

Foreign Auto Repair: Lexology Auto Care

Motorcycle Dealer: Del Amo Motorsports

Tire Shop: American Tire Depot

Car Wash: Rock n’ Roll Car Wash

Car Dealer: Manhattan Beach Toyota

Used Car Dealer: Jama Auto House

Door and Window Shop: Cook’s Doors and Windows

Carpet Store: Carpet Pros Inc.

Swimming Pool/Spa Store: ABC Pool and Patio

Tile Store: Classic Tile & Design

Plumbing: Mattucci Plumbing

Listing Agent: Jerry Carew, 3 Leaf Realty

Selling Broker: RE/MAX Estate Properties

Travel Agent: Automobile Club of Southern California AAA

Nursery: Deep Roots Garden Center & Florist

Coin Shop: Meridian Coin

Best Motel: Sea Sprite



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