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Harbor’s Hottest

PRESENTING THE VERY BEST<br /> <br /> Welcome to the HARBOR'S HOTTEST Book of Winners.<br /> <br /> This collection of participating winners from our 2015 HARBOR'S HOTTEST readers' choice awards is a one-stop-shop of all the finest vendors, merchants and services in the Greater Charlotte Harbor area.These varied businesses are all interconnected by one common denominator: a commitmentto quality. Quality in every aspect oftheir business.<br /> <br /> We present them here for your review and inspection.<br /> <br /> A NEW BEGINNING HAIR SALON<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST HAIR SALON<br /> <br /> With a grateful heart we thank you for voting us #1! Also for the support you have shown me personally this year...thank you. It is a privilege to know and serve such wonderful clients. Offering hair care and waxing.<br /> <br /> 308 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 639-7773<br /> <br /> ACME BICYCLE SHOP<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST BIKE SHOP<br /> <br /> Visit and see why so many HARBOR STYLE readers like us. We want to be your bicycle shop - and we try harder. Tell your friends about the friendly place to shop.<br /> <br /> 615 Cross Street, #1116, Punta Gorda <br /> Cross Trails Plaza <br /> (941) 639-2263 <br /> www.acmebicycleshop.com<br /> <br /> ANIMAL MEDICAL CLINIC OF PUNTA GORDA<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST VETERINARIAN<br /> <br /> We are honored to be voted among the Harbor's Hottest! We promise to provide the best medical, surgical and dental care to your beloved pets and understand that each pet is an integral part of your family. Exotic pets are welcome.<br /> <br /> 324 Cross Street, Ste. 111, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 639-9600 <br /> puntagordavet.vetstreet.com<br /> <br /> BACK ON THE RACK CONSIGNMENTS<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST CONSIGNMENT SHOP<br /> <br /> Consignment done right! Our upscale boutique features clothing and accessories from famous brand names like Chico's, Jones New York, Michael Kors, White House Black Market and more...all gently cared for and yours at consignment shop value. Thank you for naming us Best Consignment Shop!<br /> <br /> 208 N. Tamiami Trail, Unit 112, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 655-8172<br /> www.backontherackconsignments.com<br /> <br /> BEAUTIFUL BOUNDARIES<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST LANDSCAPER<br /> <br /> We've expanded our operations to offer our customers more diverse landscaping services. Our mission is to become the top provider of landscaping, maintenance and lawn care services in Southwest Florida. Our experienced, dedicated staff works one on one with clients, building productive, long-lasting relationships.<br /> <br /> (941) 875-3559<br /> beautifulboundarieslawn.com<br /> <br /> BLOOM ACADEMY<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL<br /> <br /> Bloom Academy has become a home away from home to over 100 families and we couldn't do it without the help of our community. Thank you for your continued support. Sprouting kids naturally, everyday! Come visit us; you will love what you see!<br /> <br /> 425 West Helen Avenue, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 655-8150 <br /> www.bloompuntagorda.com<br /> <br /> 1291 Capricorn Boulevard, Port Charlotte <br /> (941) 624-6400 <br /> www.bloomdeepcreek.com<br /> <br /> BOCA ROYALE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST BRUNCH <br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST GOLF COURSE <br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST PLACE TO PLAY TENNIS <br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY<br /> <br /> We are proud to receive four Harbor's Hottest awards! We extend a warm invitation to the public to golf, dine, host your special event or purchase a home or membership at our enticing semi-private club. We're nearing 50 years of success; come find out why!<br /> <br /> 1601 Englewood Road (Hwy 776), Englewood<br /> (941) 475-6464<br /> www.bocaroyale.com<br /> <br /> YOU CAN FIND FAT POINT BREWING'S HAND CRAFTED BEERS AT THE BEST BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. AT FAT POINT, WE BREW FRESH, LOCAL BEER EVERY DAY - RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.<br /> <br /> CHARLOTTE ANIMAL HOSPITAL<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST VETERINARIAN<br /> <br /> Charlotte Animal Hospital is a full service, state of the art veterinary medical facility. Our five dedicated veterinarians will provide your pet with the best possible preventative, medical, surgical and dental care. We strive to offer excellent care to Charlotte County and the surrounding areas.<br /> <br /> 4200 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte <br /> (941) 625-6111 <br /> (941) 255-5222, after hours charlotteanimalhospital.vetstreet.com<br /> <br /> CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST PERFORMING ARTS GROUP<br /> <br /> Maestro Raffaele Ponti and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra thank you, our patrons and community partners, for another wonderful musical season. It is our honor to continue to enrich lives "through great orchestral music."<br /> <br /> (941) 205-5996<br /> www.charlottesymphony.com<br /> <br /> CHEFFY'S SENSATIONAL DINNERS<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST CATERER<br /> <br /> Thank you once again for the honor of naming us among the Harbor's Hottest. We are delighted you share our love of food and hope you'll allow us the pleasure of serving at your next affair, whether a dinner for two or a party of two hundred.<br /> <br /> (941) 286-3087 <br /> sensationaldinners.com<br /> <br /> DEENA'S DELECTABLES<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST PLACE FOR COFFEE<br /> <br /> Our delightfully cute coffee shop and bistro has quickly become the hot spot on Marion Avenue. Soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and our house specialty quiche. Here are some "Regulars" who invite you to join them at Deena's. Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.<br /> <br /> 122 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 347-7608<br /> www.DeenasDelectables.com<br /> <br /> DRAGONFLY GALLERY<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST ART GALLERY<br /> <br /> Artist Anne Kipfer invites you to her seaside gallery at Fishermen's Village, where a rich, diverse collection of original art, jewelry and craft awaits. Her artisans create one-of-a-kind pieces that you will treasure, on your wrist or on your wall. Thank you for your votes!<br /> <br /> Fishermen's Village<br /> 1200 West Retta Esplanade, Ste. 22, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 505-0240<br /> <br /> ENGLEWOODYMCA<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT<br /> <br /> At every age and activity level, you'll find people just like you at the Y. We offer classes and programs for those dealing with chronic disease, injury rehabilitation and stress, in addition to classes, health assessments and wellness coaching.<br /> <br /> 701 Medical Boulevard, Englewood <br /> (941) 475-1234 <br /> www.engymca.org<br /> <br /> FARLOW'S ON THE WATER<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR DINING<br /> <br /> At Farlow's on the Water, located on beautiful Ainger Creek, the unique flavors of the Caribbean appear alongside splendid southern cuisine. From an impressive selection of fresh fish and seafood that changes daily to our Thrill from the Grill menu featuring hand-cut, mouth-watering steaks, ribs and more, and southern delights like the Kentucky Hot Brown and fried green tomatoes, you're sure to find something that pleases every palate. Don't forget to try one of our delicious tropical cocktails or sample one of our small-batch bourbons.<br /> <br /> 2080 South McCall Road, Englewood <br /> (941) 474-5343<br /> www.farlowsonthewater.com<br /> <br /> FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE MARINA<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST MARINA<br /> <br /> Our nationally recognized "clean marina" - located in historic Punta Gorda - has 111 slips for vessels of all sizes. Our amenities include a heated pool, tennis courts, laundry, dayroom, fuel dock, loaner bikes and on-site shops and restaurants. Mention this ad for special boat club rates.<br /> <br /> 1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda<br /> (941) 575-3000<br /> www.fishville.com<br /> <br /> FIVE STAR REALTY<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY<br /> <br /> Looking for the perfect home? We have the area's most talented and knowledgeable agents who will consider your lifestyle and interests to find you the perfect match! Looking to sell? We'll work hard to make sure your home is marked "SOLD" as quickly as possible.<br /> <br /> 1203 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 637-6116 <br /> www.fivestarrealty.com <br /> <br /> FRESH INTERIORS HOME DECOR & DESIGN<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST HOME DECOR <br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST INTERIOR DECORATOR<br /> <br /> Thank you for this fantastic honor and for making our first year successful! Whether you shop in our boutique or with the help of our interior design team, you'll discover that fresh isn't just our name - it's our merchandise, visual appeal and unmatched customer service!<br /> <br /> 322 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 347-7312 <br /> www.freshinteriorsfl.com<br /> <br /> ICEHOUSE PUB<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST BURGER<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST PLACE FOR BEER<br /> <br /> Your local authentic English pub with a vast selection of craft and domestic beers - over 180, with 34 on tap! Our menu is filled with British and American favorites. We offer darts and snooker. Come enjoy a meal on our open air patio!<br /> <br /> 408 Tamiami Trail, Unit 111, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 575-0866 <br /> www.theicehousepub.com<br /> <br /> HOMELESS COALITION FOUNDATION'S MISTLETOE BALL<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST FUNDRAISING GALA<br /> <br /> Thank you for supporting the Mistletoe Ball. The 7th Annual Mistletoe Ball at Rockefeller Center featured a lighting of the Christmas tree, elegant dinner, live performances and an exclusive silent auction! Yearly themes include Whimsically Elegant Who-Ville, Christmas in Paris and the newest addition this year, Santa's Magical Workshop, to debut December 12, 2015. The Mistletoe Ball benefits the Homeless Coalition by providing hot meals seven days a week, food pantry and an emergency shelter for our community.<br /> <br /> (941) 627-4313<br /> www.cchomelesscoalition.org <br /> Find us on Facebook <br /> <br /> JOSEPH'S DELI<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST SANDWICH<br /> <br /> Thank you for voting for us! Joseph's Deli has you covered breakfast, lunch and dinner! Delicious omelets, breakfast sandwiches and eggs cooked to order; the best Reuben around plus gyros and handcrafted burgers; and falafel, lasagna, spaghetti, fried chicken and more. Free delivery!<br /> <br /> 3231-A Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte <br /> (941) 629-0822 <br /> www.josephsdeli.com<br /> <br /> LUIGI'S FAMILY RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST PIZZA<br /> <br /> Since 1982, New Yorkers Ed and Ellen Piedmont have been serving up some of the best pizza and best food in town. They also offer specialty buffets, catering and Sunday brunch. Stop by today for the best pizza in town!<br /> <br /> 3883 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte <br /> (941) 624-3535 <br /> www.luigispizzaswfl.com<br /> <br /> McCRORY LAW FIRM<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST LAW FIRM<br /> <br /> The McCrory Law Firm practices in wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, real estate, zoning, land use, taxation, business, marital, family, mediation and civil litigation. We are honored to be a part of Harbor's Hottest. Thank you for voting for us!<br /> <br /> 309 Tamiami Trail <br /> (Downtown US Highway 41 North) <br /> (941) 205-1122 <br /> www.mccrorylaw.com<br /> <br /> MERCER'S FRESH ROASTED COFFEE<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST PLACE FOR COFFEE<br /> <br /> Thank you for voting for Charlotte Harbor's only micro roastery and coffee house! Visit our comfy, relaxing space and enjoy our very own Single Estate Coffees and Black Water Espresso. While here, enjoy our made-to-order specialty soups and sandwiches. One sip is worth the trip!<br /> <br /> 4678 Tamiami Trail, #109, Port Charlotte <br /> (941) 286-7054 <br /> <br /> MONTY'S RESTAURANT<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST PIZZA<br /> <br /> "Grazie mille!" Please come by this summer and enjoy our own brand of classic Italian cuisine. Our beautiful new restaurant is spacious, beautifully appointed and includes alfresco dining. There's a full bar filled with fun happy hour cheer. Call for entertainment schedule.<br /> <br /> 2515 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 637-0008<br /> <br /> NOLAN FAMILY INSURANCE<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST INSURANCE AGENCY<br /> <br /> Since 1975, our family has been dedicated to helping local families with their insurance needs. We would like to thank our thousands of customers and the readers of Harbor Style for your continued support and your vote of confidence.<br /> <br /> 100 Madrid Boulevard, Unit 111, Punta Gorda<br /> (941) 639-1122<br /> www.nolanagency.com<br /> <br /> PUNTA GORDA WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST FESTIVAL/SPECIAL EVENT<br /> <br /> We are proud to present one of the most exciting music festivals in Southwest Florida. Our 11th annual event is February 20, 2016, and Bobby Caldwell, Nick Colionne and Mindi Abair are confirmed to perform. We hope to see you next year - don't miss out!<br /> <br /> (941) 639-3720<br /> www.puntagordachamber.com<br /> <br /> SEA GRAPE GALLERY<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST ART GALLERY<br /> <br /> Experience Sea Grape Gallery's variety of original local art - from pottery, paintings, wood and photography to glass, beaded sculptures, jewelry and more. Come meet the artists at our friendly, unstuffy and unique haven. Your fine art gallery since 1988.<br /> <br /> 113 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda<br /> (941) 575-1718<br /> www seagrapegallery.com <br /> <br /> SONNY'S BBQ<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST PLACE FOR BBQ<br /> <br /> Whether it's one location or 124 and counting, Sonny's has been and always will be a local bbq joint. But being local isn't about where you are located. It's about where you're rooted. And every Sonny's location is deeply rooted in the communities they serve.<br /> <br /> 1152 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte <br /> (941) 613-1114 <br /> www.sonnysbbq.com<br /> <br /> SPAGO DAY SPA<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST SPA FINALIST - BEST HAIR SALON<br /> <br /> Experience sophistication, beauty and ultimate luxury when you visit Spago Day Spa. As Punta Gorda's premier salon and medispa, we specialize in making you look your very best. Remove aging and add confidence as part of your everyday life.<br /> <br /> 201 West Marion Avenue, #1311, Punta Gorda<br /> (941) 205-3030<br /> www.spagodayspa.com<br /> <br /> ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CATHOLIC SCHOOL<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL<br /> <br /> Building a solid academic foundation for life is an investment in your child's future. Specializing in academic excellence for 21st Century disciples in Pre K3 through 8th grade, including VPK. Plus a 1-to-1 iPad program for grades 5th through 8th. Enrolling now for 2015-16 school year.<br /> <br /> 21505 Augusta Avenue, Port Charlotte <br /> (941) 625-5533 <br /> www.stcbs.org<br /> <br /> STEVENS THE FLORIST SOUTH<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST FLORIST<br /> <br /> "We have the freshest flowers and girls in town," say the work aprons of Linda Stevens, a fourth generation florist, and her co-workers. Voted number one in Englewood every year thanks to their unique arrangements and customer service. Dedicated to the Englewood community.<br /> <br /> 3455 South Access Road, Englewood <br /> (941) 475-6702 (800) 780-6695<br /> www.stevensthefloristsouth.com <br /> <br /> STRANG, OLSEN & LYNCH, CPAs<br /> <br /> 1ST PLACE - BEST CPA<br /> <br /> For over 26 years, we've been honored to be your local CPA resource for complete tax and accounting services. We take pride in the high level of personal service we provide our clients and are extremely honored to be named as the "Harbor's Hottest."<br /> <br /> 334 West Olympia Avenue, Punta Gorda<br /> (941) 639-0888<br /> www.sol-cpas.com<br /> <br /> SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST FUNDRAISING GALA,TENNIS BALL<br /> <br /> We are your humane society, providing pet adoptions, a low cost preventive health care clinic, community outreach and education, thrift stores, and volunteer opportunities. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our continued programs and services depend solely on community support.<br /> <br /> 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood <br /> (941) 474-7884 <br /> www.humane.org<br /> <br /> VISUAL ARTS CENTER<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST ART GALLERY<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST FESTIVAL, PEACE RIVER NATIONAL ART FESTIVAL<br /> <br /> It's no secret; our members know what makes us Charlotte County's premier art gallery! Explore new monthly exhibits. Create a masterpiece with the help of talented instructors. Attend the area's largest National Art Festival. Stop in and see why we're the best!<br /> <br /> 210 Maud Street, Punta Gorda <br /> (across from Fishermen's Village) <br /> (941) 639-8810 <br /> www.VisualArtCenter.org<br /> <br /> WOTITZKY, WOTITZKY, ROSS & McKINLEY, P.A.<br /> <br /> FINALIST - BEST LAW FIRM<br /> <br /> Thank you for voting us one of Charlotte County's Best Law Firms. For 75 years now, we have been privileged to serve the people and businesses of Charlotte County. We look forward to many more years of dedicated service to this community.<br /> <br /> 223 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda <br /> (941) 639-2171, ph <br /> (941) 639-8617, fax <br /> www.wotitzkylaw.com

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