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LexMed.com
Tank you for choosing us as “Best Hospital Facility” and “Best Place to Have a Baby.”
For more than 40 years, Lexington Medical Center has been dedicated to providing
our community with quality health services. It’s a commitment that we believe makes
a diference every day in the lives of our families, neighbors and friends.
WithaTankful Heart
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Our Name Says It All...
We’re Simply The Best!
WEST COLUMBIA
713 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803.791.0880 | Fax: 803.791.0882
Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm | Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
DEVINE STREET
2930 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: 803.779.2408 | Fax: 803.779.2409
Mon.-Fri.10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thank you to everyone who voted for us
and for our staff for 86 years of carrying on
the traditions of excellence in the business
started by my Grandmother Mabel Beecham
and my father Raymond Delaney!
– Buddy Delaney
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Thank you for chosing us
as The State’s Best!
“Audiologists trusted with your hearing
health care for over 20 years!”
803-765-1919 803-765-1919
3 Richland Medical Park Ste 130
Columbia, SC
3 Richland Medical Park Ste 130
Columbia, SC
Richland Office: Richland Office: Irmo Office:
1 Wellness Blvd, Suite 108
Irmo, SC
Irmo Office:
1 Wellness Blvd, Suite 108
Irmo, SC
See Clearly.
WilliamF. Crosswell, M.D.
Charles D. Finley, M.D.
Lynn Hicks Snoddy, M.D.
WilliamA. Johnson, M.D.
WilliamA. Johnson, Jr., M.D.
Derek L. Barker, M.D.
WilliamCain, Jr., M.D.
Edward G. Crosswell, M.D.
Hal H. Crosswell, Jr., M.D.
H. Holland Crosswell, III, M.D.
Edward G. Mintz, M.D.
R. Mitchell Newman, Jr., M.D.
D. Reynell Harder Smith, D.O.
Garner J. Wild, M.D.
From comprehensive eye exams to the most advanced laser
cataract surgery, our 14 board certifed physicians and expert staff
have been here for all your eye care needs for more than 90 years.
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Downtown • 1920 Pickens at Calhoun
Columbia, SC• 803.779.3070
Northeast • 100 Summit Centre Drive
Columbia, SC• 803.252.8566
Highway 378 at Palmetto Park Boulevard
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Spendless timewaitingfor anappointment,
andmoretimedoingwhat youlove.
18 convenient Midlands locations.
Open late and weekends. Walk-ins welcome.
• FluShots &Care
• AllergyTesting&Care
• Cold, Cough&Sinus
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It’s the quality & convenience of
our services that helps make
Agapé Senior The State’s Best!
We are proud to offer these services and more to our
residents: Concierge Physicians Care, Pharmacy,
Therapy, Hospice, Medical Equipment & Transportation.
Agapé Senior is proud to offer the
Best Assisted Living* care to South Carolina seniors.
*As voted by readers of The State.
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Lose 20-40+ Pounds in 40 Days
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Nutrimost Columbia offers FREE in-office system review!
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we can assess the more than 400 million communications that occur per second in the body. This
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There’s no more effective way to lose weight than with the Nutrimost Fat Loss System. Nutrimost
is doctor directed and offers the most powerful technology available for individualized and optimal
weight loss results without invasive surgery.
Are “Fad Diets” the Solution to Weight Loss?
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Popular “cookie cutter” one-size-fits-all diets and programs are typically only short-term weight
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This is another typical comment we’ve heard time and time again. You have tried dieting or
exercising and it worked for a time...and then it came back or you hit a plateau. We will help you
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Our weight loss solution is comprehensive and custom tailored based on an evaluation of what
YOUR body needs to lose weight. Call today to start your path to permanent weight loss. You have
individual needs; a one-size-fits-all diet won’t do the trick. We offer a completely personalized
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guarantee results!
Not All Weight Loss Programs are Created Equal
There are many types of weight loss programs available today. Our goal is to find your unique
weight loss solution, and the centers of Nutrimost Columbia are the only locations in this area
with this technologically advanced solution. We’ll help you to lose it, keep it off, and maintain your
figure.
When considering your options, ask yourself this question...lf there is a solution to weight loss
that can adjust to my specific needs and offer permanent weight loss, isn’t it worth trying?
What is the Nutrimost Fat Loss System?
• Non-surgical non-invasive weight loss
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• One-on-one with a highly experienced Nutrimost Doctor
Why Nutrimost Columbia
Our experience with permanent doctor directed weight loss provides patients with a safer
alternative to surgical procedures, which can result in bruising, swelling, and damage to other
tissues. Our goal is to keep you fit and healthy long-term. During your initial visit, you will get a
sense of our commitment to you as a person, and to helping you to overcome your difficulties in
weight loss. Our staff is made up of positive, supportive experts, creating the perfect environment
of support and encouragement that will help you start and finish your path to weight loss.
The Nutrimost System is more than the programs that you may have seen elswhere. Too often,
patients seek professional help for their weight problems only to find that the program is
ineffective or results in only temporary weight loss. We are very careful and thorough when it
comes to the care of each patient and will only recommend a custom solution that is right for you.”
– Dr. Rick Shaefer, M.D.
“This is the most awesome weight loss
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for yourself if we have your solution to losing unwanted fat
and weight. You have nothing to lose but your extra weight!
Due to demand, we are extending this offer to the first 30
callers only. Spots fill quickly So call today.”
— Drs. Ben Barton and Ray Wisniewski
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Columbia, SC 29229
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The State's Best
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Let our family take care of your family.
Midtown Family Medicine
1910 Gregg Street
803-931-0100
Rice Creek Family Medicine
300 Rice Meadow Way
803-227-7777
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The State’s Best 2014
ABOUT THIS SECTION
The State’s Best is an unscientific sampling based on the subjective responses
of the readers of The State. The results of their voting appear in this special sec-
tion. The information contained in the listings was obtained from the winners and
other sources. Every effort was made to keep listings as complete as possible and
to print information as it was provided. However, some entries have been edited
for space and content.
CONTENTS
Best Entertainment
G10
Best Food & Drink
G13
Best Shopping
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Best Services
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PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER
SARA JOHNSON BORTON
publisher@thestate.com
803-771-8370
VICE PRESIDENT/ADVERTISING
BERNIE HELLER
bheller@thestate.com
803-771-8650
VICE PRESIDENT/DIGITAL
BRYAN OSBORN
bosborn@thestate.com
803-771-8358
SALES DIRECTOR
CAROL COPELAND
ccopeland@thestate.com
803-771-8341
SALES DIRECTOR
LAUREN LIBET
llibet@thestate.com
803-771-8372
DESIGN/CONTENT DIRECTION
REBEKAH LEWIS HALL
rhall@thestate.com
803-771-8624
COVER DESIGN
LOUIE LANFORD
llanford@thestate.com
803-771-8389
827 Harden St | 803.771.8001
FOR VOTING US THE STATE’S
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9600 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
803-865-2085
7577 St. Andrews Rd.
Irmo, SC 29063
803-749-2334
www.carolinatanfactory.com
Thanks for voting us
The States Best
Tanning Salon
“Free Month
of Tanning”
to anyone
that brings in
this coupon”
Thanks
for voting us
The State's Best
Wedding Attire!
7565 St. Andrews Road Irmo, SC
803-781-9697
Call and schedule your
appointment today.
Dear valued customers, friends and family,
I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the recognition as The State’s Best Automotive Sales
Person, which each of you took your valuable time to vote for me. What an honor. Thank you!
The quote above fromVince Lombardi sums up my commitment to each of you who have purchased
vehicles from our dealership and directly from me. My goal many years ago was and still is to ensure your
buying experience and ownership far exceeded your expectations. To be voted by YOU, our clients, as the
best is very humbling and gratifying! I am committed to continuing to provide each of you with the
BEST OF THE BEST service today and in the future.
I’d also like to congratulate the other representatives who were recognized. Each of them are the best as
well since they were nominated. Please know you can always count on me to provide you with the level of
service that you expect and deserve.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR AUTOMOTIVE NEEDS TODAY AND TOMORROW!
Sincerely,
Darryn
328 Killian Road. Columbia, SC
803-754-9500 • www.HudsonLexus.com
“The quality of a person’s life is indirect proportionto their commitment to excellence,
regardless of their chosenfeldof endeavor.”-Vince Lombardi
Darryn Russ
Voted The State’s Best Automotive Sales Person
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BEST ANNUAL
COMMUNITY EVENT
SOUTH CAROLINA
STATE FAIR
See for yourself: 1200
Rosewood Drive, Colum-
bia; 803-799-3387.
Online: www.statefair.org.
BEST ART GALLERY
COLUMBIA MUSEUM
OF ART
Claim to fame: Engage
your mind and enrich
your spirit at the Colum-
bia Museum of Art, which
ranks among the leading
art institutions in the
country. Find innovative
exhibitions and creative
educational programs,
and enjoy viewing breath-
taking art from around the
world.
See for yourself: 1515
Main St., Columbia;
803-799-2810.
Online: www.columbia
museum.org.
Years in business: 64.
Wow! factor: Diverse
works by artists including
Sandro Botticelli, Claude
Monet, and Dale Chihuly,
all under one roof!
BEST CHILDREN’S
ENTERTAINMENT
RIVERBANKS ZOO
See for yourself: 500
Wildlife Parkway, Colum-
bia; 803-779-8717.
Online: www.riverbanks
.org.
BEST GOLF COURSE
SPRING VALLEY
COUNTRY CLUB
Claim to fame: The cham-
pionship 18-hole golf
course was designed by
George Cobb in the 1960s
and is located on 150 acres
of Columbia’s finest ter-
rain, featuring large lakes,
small ponds, and wild-
flowers. The course is a
canvas of Bermuda fair-
ways and Miniverde
greens.
See for yourself: 300
Spring Valley Road, Co-
lumbia; 803-788-3080.
Online: www.springvalley
cc.com/golf.aspx.
Years in business: 53.
Wow! factor: The classic
golf course for all features
lush fairways and excep-
tional greens.
BEST LIVE MUSIC
TIN ROOF
Claim to fame: The world-
famous Tin Roof has live
music, great food and
ENTERTAINMENT
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good times.
See for yourself: 1022
Senate St., Columbia;
803-771-1558.
Online: www.tinroofbars
.com/home/columbia.
Years in business: 3.
Wow! factor: Making life
a blur since 2011.
BEST MUSEUM
SOUTH CAROLINA
STATE MUSEUM
Claim to fame: Since its
opening in October 1988,
the South Carolina State
Museum has awed, de-
lighted, and enlightened
millions of visitors with
the more than 70,000
artifacts in its collection.
See for yourself: 301 Ger-
vais St., Columbia;
803-898-4921.
Online: www.museum
.state.sc.us.
Years in business: 26.
BEST PLACE
FOR A CHILD’S
BIRTHDAY PARTY
EDVENTURE
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Claim to fame: EdVenture
Children’s Museum is
home to EDDIE
®
, the
world’s largest child.
See for yourself: 211 Ger-
vais St., Columbia;
803-779-3100.
Online: www.edventure
.org.
Years in business: 11.
Wow! factor: EdVenture is
the South’s largest chil-
dren’s museum.
BEST STAGE THEATER
TRUSTUS THEATRE
Claim to fame: Our pro-
fessional theater explores
the political, the personal,
and all things human. Our
theater is your theater!
See for yourself: 520 Lady
St., Columbia;
803-254-9732.
Online: www.trustus.org.
Years in business: 30.
Wow! factor: Trustus has
been bringing Columbia
the best in modern and
original drama for 30
seasons.
BEST PLACE TO TAKE
OUT-OF-TOWNERS
SOUTH CAROLINA
STATE MUSEUM
Claim to fame: Southern
Living magazine’s readers
have voted the State Mu-
seum one of the top three
museums in the South-
east, along with Atlanta’s
High Museum and the
Smithsonian Institute.
See for yourself: 301 Ger-
vais St., Columbia;
803-898-4921.
Online: www.museum
.state.sc.us.
Years in business: 26.
Many thanks Columbia for voting Roundabouts your
favorite consignment store 4 years in a row!
frankscarwash.com
Thank You!
FRANK’S
FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1973
Thank You!
For Voting Us The Best
22 Years In a row!
10 Midlands Locations
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BEST-ALL-AROUND RESTAURANT
IL GIORGIONE
PIZZERIA & WINE BAR
Claim to fame: Authenticity! Our menu
features food and wine typically found
on menus throughout Italy.
See for yourself: 2406 Devine St., Co-
lumbia; 803-521-5063.
Wow! factor: We are famous for our
fresh mozzarella, made in-house daily!
BEST BAKERY
SILVER SPOON BAKE SHOP
Claim to fame: Made-from-scratch
baked goods and locally roasted coffee.
We also make custom cakes, pies, coo-
kies and more.
See for yourself: 2507 Devine St., Co-
lumbia; 803-673-6374.
Online: www.silverspoonbakeshop.com.
Years in business: 10 months.
Wow! factor: Local neighborhood bak-
ery serving hand-crafted baked goods
and treats.
BEST BANG-FOR-THE-BUCK
RESTAURANT EL BURRITO
Claim to fame: Our chipotle chicken
salad with beans: mixed field greens
with tomatoes, cheese, both hot and mild
salsas, and our famous cilantro vinai-
grette dressing.
See for yourself: 934 Harden St., Colum-
bia; 803-765-2188.
Years in business: 13.
Wow! factor: Fun environment, great staff,
family-friendly, cheap eats, super fresh!
BEST BAR ART BAR
See for yourself: 1211 Park St., Colum-
bia; 803-929-0198.
BEST BARBECUE PALMETTO PIG
See for yourself: 530 Devine St., Colum-
bia; 803-733-2556.
Online: www.palmettopig.com.
Years in business: 12.
BEST BARTENDER
JOSH STREETMAN, Motor Supply Co.
See for yourself: 920 Gervais St.,
FOOD & DRINK
The State’s Best Taxi Service!
“Transportation Services you can Trust.”
Thanks for voting us
Call us today! 803-754-8163
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Columbia; 803-256-6687.
Online: www.motorsupplycobistro.com.
BEST BEER LIST LIBERTY TAP ROOM
Claim to fame: Best happy-hour spe-
cials, amazing beer list, and Sunday
brunch.
See for yourself:
Vista location – 828 Gervais St., Colum-
bia; 803-461-4677.
Liberty on the Lake – 1602 Marina Road,
Suite D, Irmo; 803-667-9715.
Online: www.libertytaproom.com.
Years in business: 11.
Wow! factor: A beer lovers dream, with
72 beers on tap.
BEST BISCUIT
SILVER SPOON BAKE SHOP
Claim to fame: Made-from-scratch
baked goods and locally roasted coffee.
We also make custom cakes and more.
See for yourself: 2507 Devine St., Co-
lumbia; 803-673-6374.
Online: www.silverspoonbakeshop.com.
Years in business: 10 months.
Wow! factor: Local neighborhood bak-
ery serving hand-crafted baked treats.
BEST BREAKFAST RESTAURANT
THE SILVER FOX GRILL
See for yourself: 7444 Broad River
Road, Irmo; 803-749-0611.
BEST BRUNCH THE OAK TABLE
Claim to fame: Service is the technical
part; hospitality is how you make people
feel.
See for yourself: 1221 Main St., Colum-
bia; 803-563-5066.
Online: www.theoaktablesc.com.
Years in business: 2.
Wow! factor: An American-cuisine menu
that features locally sourced seasonal
products.
BEST BURGER
PAWLEYS FRONT PORCH
See for yourself: 827 Harden St., Colum-
bia; 803-771-8001.
Online: www.pawleysfrontporch.com.
BEST BURRITO EL BURRITO
Claim to fame: Our chipotle chicken
salad with beans: mixed field greens
with tomatoes, cheese, both hot and mild
salsas, and our famous cilantro
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The State’s Best
Auto Glass
Repair
Company!
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Corporate, Government, Non-Profit & Political Event Management
Association Management: Websites, Newsletters, Membership Database,
Board Support
Conventions, Seminars, Meetings and Vendor Management
Site Recommendation and Selection
Contract Negotiation
Electronic and Printed Marketing and Materials Production
Registration Coordination
Speaker/Entertainment Booking and Management
803.407.3360 www.360meetings.net
360 Meetings & Events, LLC
Donna R. Croom, Owner
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vinaigrette dressing.
See for yourself: 934 Harden St., Colum-
bia; 803-765-2188.
Years in business: 13.
Wow! factor: Fun environment, great
staff, family-friendly, cheap eats, super
fresh!
BEST BUSINESS LUNCH
THE OAK TABLE
Claim to fame: Service is the technical
part; hospitality is how you make people
feel.
See for yourself: 1221 Main St., Colum-
bia; 803-563-5066.
Online: www.theoaktablesc.com.
Years in business: 2.
Wow! factor: An American-cuisine menu
that features locally sourced seasonal
products.
BEST CANDY SHOP
THE PEANUT MAN
Claim to fame: Lowcountry-Cajun
boiled peanuts, fresh and hot out of the
pot!
See for yourself:
Sandhill location – 461 Towncenter Place,
Suite 3, Columbia; 803-419-0705.
Vista location – 1215 Lincoln St., Colum-
bia; 803-799-9988.
Irmo location – 1333 Dutch Fork Road,
Irmo; 803-781-7577.
Online: www.thepeanutman.com.
Years in business: 5.
Wow! factor: Handmade chocolates,
popcorn, candy, caramel apples, and
24 feet of gummies to choose from!
BEST CATERER
MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL
Claim to fame: Moe’s famous queso.
See for yourself:
Downtown location – 625 S. Main St.,
Columbia; catering line, 888-991-6637.
Forest Acres location – 2130 N. Beltline
Blvd., Columbia; catering line,
888-991-6637.
Devine Street location – 4601 Devine St.,
Suite B, Columbia; catering line,
888-991-6637.
West Columbia location – 2217 Augusta
Road, West Columbia; catering line,
803-477-5818.
Irmo location – 945 Lake Murray Blvd.,
Suite H, Irmo; catering line,
803-477-5818.
Lexington location – 914 N. Lake Drive,
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Chavis
PLUMBING
Thanks for voting us
The State's Best!
620 Vernon Street
Columbia, SC
803-754-1803
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Suite A, Lexington; catering
line, 803-477-5818.
Village at Sandhill location – 470
Town Center Place, Suite 1,
Columbia; catering line,
888-991-6637.
Online: www.moes.com.
Years in business: 10.
Wow! factor: Free chips and
salsa with meals.
BEST CHICKEN
PALMETTO PIG
See for yourself: 530 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-733-2556.
Online: www.palmettopig.com.
BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT
MIYO’S
Claim to fame: M Gourmet Group
offers fresh, healthy food; fast,
friendly service; love and care to
customers, staff, and community;
and reasonable prices.
See for yourself:
Forest Drive location – 3250 Fore-
st Drive, Suite B, Columbia;
803-743-9996.
Sandhill location – 715 Fashion
Drive, Suite 1, Columbia;
803-788-8878.
Harbison location – 1220 Bower
Parkway, Suite E-2, Columbia;
803-781-7788.
Lexington location – 5594 Sunset
Blvd., Suites D & E; Lexington;
803-957-9888.
Online: miyos.com
Years in business: 18 years.
Wow! factor: Eat fresh, eat
healthy.
BEST COFFEE HOUSE DRIP
Claim to fame: drop x drop.
See for yourself:
Five Points location – 729 Saluda
Ave., Columbia; 803-661-9545.
Downtown location – 1441 Main
St., Columbia; 803-799-0067.
Online: dripcolumbia.com
Years in business: 3 years.
Wow! factor: COLUMBIA
ROCKS!!!
BEST DELI/SANDWICH SHOP
GROUCHO’S DELI
Claim to fame: Trademark subs
and salads served with
Groucho’s famous 45 sauces
since 1941.
See for yourself:
Five Points location – 611 Harden
St., Columbia; 803-799-5708.
Forest Acres location – 4717
Forest Drive, Columbia;
803-790-0801.
Sparkleberry location – 111 Spar-
kleberry Crossing, Suite 8, Co-
lumbia; 803-419-6767.
Lexington location – 117
1
⁄2 E.
Main St., Lexington;
803-356-8800.
West Columbia location – 2265
Sunset Blvd., West Columbia;
803-796-7826.
Blythewood location – 730 Uni-
versity Village Drive, Blythe-
wood; 803-754-4509.
Irmo location – 800 Lake Mur-
ray Blvd., Suite 2, Irmo;
803-749-4515.
Chapin location – 138 Amick’s
Ferry Road, Suite B, Chapin;
803-945-2001.
Online: www.grouchos.com.
Years in business: 73.
Wow! factor: The Midlands’
destination for fast, fresh and
original food since 1941.
BEST DESSERT NONNAH’S
Claim to fame: More than 25
desserts to choose from, in-
cluding cakes, pies, tarts,
cheesecakes and flaming
desserts.
See for yourself: 923 Gervais
St., Columbia; 803-779-9599.
Online: www.nonnahs.com.
Years in business: 12.
Wow! factor: Nonnah’s is
“Shannon” spelled backwards.
BEST DRAFT BEER
RIVER RAT BREWERY
See for yourself: 1231 Shop
Road, Columbia; 803-724-5712.
Online: www.riverratbrewery
.com.
BEST FAMILY DINING WITH
KIDS CANTINA 76
Claim to fame: We are a locally
owned and operated restaurant
featuring a taqueria-based
menu in a lively cantina atmos-
phere. We use the freshest in-
gredients, and everything is
made from scratch in-house
daily. We offer some of the finest
beers, wines and tequilas to
complement your meal.
See for yourself:
Main Street location – 1301 Main
St., Columbia; 803-764-1769.
Devine Street location – 2901
Devine St., Suite A, Columbia;
803-708-6004.
Online: www.cantina76.com.
Years in business: 1.
Wow! factor: Cantina 76 pro-
vides a quality, great-tasting
meal at an affordable price in a
fun and friendly atmosphere.
BEST FAST-FOOD
RESTAURANT RUSH’S
Claim to fame: Fabulous food
…fast!
See for yourself: Nine locations
in Columbia, Lexington and
Camden.
Online: http://rushs.net.
Years in business: 74.
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Wow! factor: You’ll love the
taste we’re made of!
BEST FINE DINING
GARIBALDI CAFE
Claim to fame: Has always been
our famous whole crispy scored
flounder and fresh, locally
sourced seafood, meats and
produce.
See for yourself: 2013 Greene
St., Columbia; 803-771-8888.
Online: www.garibaldi
columbia.com.
Years in business: 28.
Wow! factor: We strive to make
all our newcomers feel like
regulars!
BEST FIRST-DATE
RESTAURANT
AL’S UPSTAIRS
See for yourself: 300 Meeting
St., West Columbia;
803-794-7404.
Online: www.alsupstairsitalian
.com.
BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT
CREPES & CROISSANTS
Claim to fame: Savory and
sweet crepes and fresh pastries.
See for yourself: 1465 Sumter
St., Columbia; 803-462-4779.
Online: www.crepesetcroissants
.com
Years in business: 2
1
⁄2.
Wow! factor: Showcasing
French cuisine and culture to
the people of Columbia.
BEST GREEK RESTAURANT
DEVINE FOODS
Claim to fame: We’ve been
around since Aug. 1, 1987, mak-
ing our clientele world-class
apostles for Devine Foods.
See for yourself: 2702 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-252-0356.
Years in business: 28.
Wow! factor: Consistency. We
make our customers clients.
BEST HAPPY HOUR
TAKOSUSHI
See for yourself: 1115 Assembly
St., Columbia; 803-771-7131.
Online: www.tako-sushi.com.
BEST HOT DOG
THE SILVER FOX GRILL
See for yourself: 7444 Broad
River Road, Irmo; 803-749-0611.
BEST ICE CREAM
PARADISE ICE
Claim to fame: Creative small-
batch artisan ice cream. We use
organic dairy, and we use local
ingredients as much as possible.
See for yourself: 1627 Main St.,
Columbia; 803-251-3311.
Online: www.paradiseicesc
.com.
Years in business: 2
1
⁄2.
Wow! factor: Our homemade
cookie ice cream sandwiches
change monthly.
BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT
BOMBAY GRILL
See for yourself: 245 Bush River
Road, Columbia; 803-772-5121.
Online: http://bombaygrillsc.com.
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
GARIBALDI CAFE
Claim to fame: Has always been
our famous whole crispy scored
flounder and fresh, locally
sourced seafood, meats and
produce.
See for yourself: 2013 Greene
St., Columbia; 803-771-8888.
Online: www.garibaldi
columbia.com.
Years in business: 28.
Wow! factor: We strive to make
all our newcomers feel like
regulars!
BEST JAPANESE
RESTAURANT MIYABI
Claim to fame: Hardworking
staff and loyal customers.
See for yourself: 442 Columbi-
ana Drive, Columbia.
Years in business: 5.
Wow! factor: Authentic envi-
ronment, professional staff, and
quality food.
BEST LUNCH RESTAURANT
MVISTA
Claim to fame: M Gourmet Group
offers fresh, healthy food; fast,
friendly service; love and care to
customers, staff, and community;
and reasonable prices.
See for yourself: 701 Lady St.,
Columbia.
Online: miyos.com/location
-mvista.
Years in business: 18.
Wow! factor: Eat fresh, eat
healthy.
BEST MARGARITA 116
ESPRESSO AND WINE BAR
See for yourself: 116 State St.,
West Columbia; 803-791-5663.
Online: http://116state.com.
BEST MARTINI ARKOS MOJO
GRILL & MARTINI BAR
Claim to fame: Whether you are
enjoying a succulent avocado-
tini on our rooftop bar or in-
dulging on a chimichurri dish in
our posh dining room, it is
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apparent that we are striving to
raise the standard for cocktails
and culinary diversity.
See for yourself: 109 Old Chap-
in Road, Suite K, Lexington;
803-785-5660.
Online: http://arkosmojo.com.
Years in business: 1
1
⁄2.
Wow! factor: Fresh cocktails.
Fresh cuisine. Fresh start.
BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT
SAN JOSE MEXICAN
RESTAURANT, IRMO
Claim to fame: Great food,
great service!
See for yourself: 10618 Broad
River Road, Irmo; 803-667-9107.
Online: www.sanjosemex.com.
Years in business: More than 30.
Wow! factor: Thanks for voting
us The State’s Best 2014!
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
MGRILLE
Claim to fame: M Gourmet Group
offers fresh, healthy food; fast,
friendly service; love and care to
customers, staff, and community;
and reasonable prices.
See for yourself: 530 Lady St.,
Columbia.
Online: http://gomgrille.com.
Years in business: 18 (as M
Gourmet Group).
Wow! factor: Eat fresh, eat
healthy.
BEST OUTDOOR DINING
THE BACKYARD CAFE
See for yourself: 940 Old Barn-
well Road, West Columbia;
803-951-0405.
Online: www.thebackyardcafe
.com.
Years in business: 6.
Wow! factor: Screened outdoor
dining area with a
1
⁄2-acre
playground.
BEST PIZZA BELLACINO’S
PIZZA & GRINDERS
Claim to fame: Family-owned.
Baked from scratch seven days
a week.
See for yourself:
Lexington – 5339 Sunset Blvd.,
Lexington; 803-957-6767.
Irmo – 1085 Lake Murray
Blvd., Irmo; 803-407-4884.
Online: http://bellacinos.com.
Years in business: 17.
Wow! factor: Once you taste it,
we gotcha!
BEST RIBS HUDSON’S
SMOKEHOUSE
Claim to fame: “Taste the South
in your mouth!”
See for yourself: 4952 Sunset
Blvd., Lexington; 803-356-1070.
Online: www.hudsons
smokehouse.com.
Years in business: 12.
Wow! factor: We cater, we deliv-
er, or you pick up.
BEST SALAD DEVINE FOODS
Claim to fame: We’ve been
around since Aug. 1, 1987, mak-
ing our clientele world-class
apostles for Devine Foods.
See for yourself: 2702 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-252-0356.
Years in business: 28.
Wow! factor: Consistency. We
make our customers clients.
BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
THE OYSTER BAR
Claim to fame: Outstanding sea-
food, steamed or raw, featuring
oysters, shrimp, crab legs, scal-
lops, shrimp and grits, seafood
gumbo, and Beaufort baskets.
Casual, friendly atmosphere!
See for yourself: 1123 Park St.,
Columbia; 803-799-4484.
Online: www.oysterbar
columbia.com.
Years in business: 13.
Wow! factor: Since 2001, The
Pearl of the Vista! We shuck ’em!
BEST SERVER
JOSHUA SLOAN, Il Giorgione
See for yourself: 2406 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-521-5063.
BEST SOUTHERN
RESTAURANT
LIZARD’S THICKET
Claim to fame: Lizard’s Thicket
has been owned and operated
by three generations of the
Williams family. When you sit
around our tables, we take pride
in serving your family delicious,
traditional Southern food.
See for yourself: 15 Thicket
locations.
Online: www.lizardsthicket.com
Years in business: 37.
Wow! factor: Breakfast, lunch
or supper, from our family to
yours, y’all come!
BEST SPORTS BAR
THE BRITISH BULLDOG PUB
See for yourself: 1220 Bower
Parkway, Columbia;
803-227-8918.
Online: www.thebritishbulldog
pub.com.
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Beauty
Supply
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3315 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC
803-772-1441
Call us at 803.356.1070
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BEST STEAK COWBOY
BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
Claim to fame: All your heart
desires – 16 prime cuts of beef,
chicken, pork and lamb, and a
25-item salad bar including
shrimp, smoked salmon, cheeses
and six hot Brazilian dishes.
See for yourself: 1508 Main St.,
Columbia; 803-728-0887.
Online: www.cowboybrazilian
steakhouse.com.
Years in business: 3.
BEST SUSHI TSUNAMI
JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Claim to fame: A unique ap-
proach to an old tradition.
Happy-hour sushi and sake
specials, along with our hand-
rolled sushi, made to order with
the freshest ingredients.
See for yourself:
Downtown location – 700 Gervais
St., Columbia; 803-312-9911.
Harbison location – 1290 Bower
Parkway, Columbia; 803-407-3873.
Online: http://tsunamicompany
.com.
Years in business: 7
1
⁄2.
Wow! factor: Our fun and cre-
ative atmosphere. Delicious
specialty rolls and sauces.
BEST TACO CANTINA 76
Claim to fame: We are a locally
owned and operated restaurant
featuring a taqueria-based
menu in a lively cantina atmos-
phere. We use the freshest in-
gredients, and everything is
made from scratch in-house
daily. We offer some of the finest
beers, wines and tequilas to
complement your meal.
See for yourself:
Main Street location – 1301 Main
St., Columbia; 803-764-1769.
Devine Street location – 2901
Devine St., Suite A, Columbia;
803-708-6004.
Online: www.cantina76.com.
Years in business: 1.
Wow! factor: A quality, great-
tasting meal at an affordable price.
BEST TAPAS RESTAURANT
GERVAIS & VINE
Claim to fame: Located in the
beautiful Vista, Gervais & Vine
is a Spanish-style tapas bar with
culinary influences from across
the Mediterranean.
See for yourself: 620 Gervais
St., Suite A, Columbia;
803-799-VINE (803-799-8463).
Online: www.gervine.com.
BEST VEGETARIAN
RESTAURANT
GOOD LIFE CAFE
See for yourself: 1614 Main St.,
Columbia; 803-726-2310.
Online: http://goodlifecafe.net.
BEST WATERFRONT
RESTAURANT
LIBERTY ON THE LAKE
Claim to fame: Outdoor dining,
happy hour, amazing waterfront
sunset views.
See for yourself: 1602 Marina
Road, Suite D, Irmo; 803-667-9715.
Online: www.libertytaproom.com.
Years in business: 1
1
⁄2.
Wow! factor: Everything you
love about Liberty Tap Room,
now on the water.
BEST WINE LIST
GERVAIS & VINE
Claim to fame: Located in the
Vista, Gervais & Vine is a Spanish-
style tapas bar with influences
from across the Mediterranean.
See for yourself: 620 Gervais
St., Suite A, Columbia;
803-799-VINE (803-799-8463).
Online: www.gervine.com.
BEST WINGS 2 FAT 2 FLY
STUFFED CHICKEN WINGS
Claim to fame: Bone-in stuffed
chicken wings, a segment on
Cooking Channel’s “Eat Street,”
and reality series “Wingmen.”
Online: 2fat2flywings.com
Years in business: 4.
Wow! factor: Product, person-
ality, and creativity.
BEST ANTIQUE SHOP
OLD MILL ANTIQUE MALL
Claim to fame: We are a
family-owned and operated
business featuring a range of
antiques and collectibles in-
cluding furniture, glassware,
jewelry, books, lamps, chan-
deliers, and kitchen items,
from more than 75 dealers.
See for yourself: 310 State
St., West Columbia;
803-796-4229.
Online: http://oldmillantique
mall.com.
Years in business: 30.
Wow! factor: Where the bar-
gains are! Variety, 75 dealers,
something new every day!
BEST ART SUPPLY/CRAFT
STORE CITY ART
Claim to fame: The oldest art
supply store in South Car-
olina, we offer the best selec-
tion of art supplies, art
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classes, three separate art gal-
leries featuring original art by
award-winning regional artists,
and custom framing in a historic
Vista location. We are locally
and family-owned.
See for yourself: 1223 Lincoln
St., Columbia; 803-252-3613.
Online: www.cityartonline.com.
Years in business: 44.
Wow! factor: The most cool
stuff for artists and art lovers!
BEST AUDIO/VIDEO STORE
PAPA JAZZ RECORD
SHOPPE
Claim to fame: In business
since 1980. Buys and sells re-
cords and CDs. New releases
and rare records. 30,000 vinyl
records and 15,000 CDs.
See for yourself: 2014 Greene
St., Columbia; 803-256-0095.
Online: www.papajazz.com.
Years in business: 35.
Wow! factor: Columbia’s oldest
record and CD store.
BEST AUTOMOBILE
SALESPERSON DARRYN
RUSS, Jim Hudson Lexus
See for yourself: 328 Killian
Road, Columbia; 888-791-8218.
Online: druss@jimhudson.com.
BEST BEAUTY
SUPPLY STORE
CAROLINA BEAUTY SUPPLY
See for yourself: 3315 Broad
River Road, Suite 45, Columbia;
803-772-1441.
Years in business: 14.
Wow! factor: Great customer
service and best selection in town.
BEST BICYCLE SHOP
OUTSPOKIN BICYCLES
See for yourself: 3223 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-254-9797.
Online: http://outspokinbicycles
.com.
BEST BOAT DEALERSHIP
CAPTAIN’S CHOICE MARINE
See for yourself: 3216 U.S. 378,
Leesville; 803-532-2270.
Online: www.ccmarine.com.
BEST CHILDREN’S
CLOTHING STORE
ONCE UPON A CHILD
Claim to fame: Kids’ resale/
consignment store.
See for yourself:
Columbia location – 264 Harbi-
son Blvd., Columbia;
803-732-7887.
Northeast location – 10136 Two
Notch Road, Suite 107-A, Co-
lumbia; 803-788-4320.
Online: www.ouac.com.
Years in business: 9.
Wow! factor: Sell, buy, repeat …
kids’ stuff with previous
experience.
BEST CONSIGNMENT
STORE ROUNDABOUTS
CONSIGNMENTS
Claim to fame: Friendly staff,
great selections, variety, and
awesome deals!
See for yourself: 70 Polo Road,
Columbia.
Online: www.myroundabouts
.com.
Years in business: 13.
Wow! factor: 36,000 square feet
of wow!
BEST FLORIST BLOSSOM
SHOP FLORIST, INC.
Claim to fame: Creative design
in flowers and unusual gifts.
See for yourself: 2001 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-799-3730.
Online: www.blossomshop
columbiasc.com.
Years in business: 66.
Wow! factor: Courteous service
and freshest flowers, unique
from all over the world.
BEST FURNITURE STORE
WHIT-ASH FURNISHINGS
Claim to fame: One city block
of beautiful home furnishings at
discount prices stretches from
Gervais to Lady Street and has
become Columbia’s favorite
shopping designation.
See for yourself: 919 Gervais
St., Columbia; 803-779-5123.
Online: http://whitash.com.
Years in business: More than 41.
Wow! factor: The widest selec-
tion of furniture in Columbia –
in stock and at discount prices.
BEST GAMECOCK STORE
GARNET AND BLACK
TRADITIONS
Claim to fame: Home of the
original “Beat” sticker since
1984. Largest University of
South Carolina retailer in the
world! Official retailer of the My
Carolina Alumni Association.
See for yourself:
Harbison location – 1270 Bower
Parkway, Columbia; 803-772-1470.
Northeast location – 10136 Two
Notch Road, Sparkleberry Square,
Columbia; 803-788-0189.
Lexington location – 5134 Sunset
Blvd., Lexington; 803-996-0485.
Cayce location – 228 Knox Abbott
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Drive, Cayce; 803-457-7400.
Online: www.garnetandblack
traditions.com.
Years in business: 31.
Wow! factor: Our Carolina is
85,000-strong, rocking
Williams-Brice to “Sandstorm!”
Second win in a row!
BEST GARDENING CENTER
WOODLEY’S GARDEN
CENTER
Claim to fame: You’ll find year-
round color for your yard.
Choose from lots of flowers,
trees, shrubs, fountains, pottery,
statuary and cool garden decor!
We can help you put plants in
the right spots for your garden
to thrive.
See for yourself:
Two Notch location – 10015 Two
Notch Road, Columbia;
803-788-1487.
Irmo location – 2840 Dreher
Shoals Road, Columbia;
803-407-0601.
Online: www.woodleygarden
center.com.
Years in business: 33.
Wow! factor: Our colorful flow-
er displays will inspire your
imagination for your garden.
BEST GIFT SHOP
HANDPICKED
See for yourself:
Devine location – 2822 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-251-2946.
Irmo location – 150-C Harbison
Blvd., Columbia; 803-749-6024.
Lexington location – 5135 Sunset
Blvd., Suite O, Lexington;
803-996-1266.
Northeast location – 481 Town
Center Place, Suite 9, Columbia;
803-227-0835.
Online: http://handpicked.net.
BEST HEALTH/VITAMIN
STORE 14 CARROT
WHOLE FOODS
Claim to fame: Lexington’s
premier local source for all-
natural and organic goods,
including groceries, health and
beauty care, supplements, bulk
goods, and local produce.
See for yourself: 5300 Sunset
Blvd., Lexington; 803-359-2920.
Online: www.14carrot.net.
Years in business: 23.
Wow! factor: 30 percent off all
organic produce 1-5 p.m. Thurs-
days and Sundays!
BEST HOME
IMPROVEMENT STORE
SOUTHERN CUSTOM
DOORS & HARDWARE
Claim to fame: Custom doors,
retractable screens, custom garage
doors, the finest lines of door and
cabinet hardware, and folding-
and sliding-door systems.
See for yourself: 409 Larch
Road, Lugoff; 803-438-8115.
Online: www.scdoors.com.
Years in business: 19.
Wow! factor: Our doors have
been called “furniture on hin-
ges,” reflecting our focus on
craftsmanship.
BEST JEWELRY STORE
JEWELRY WAREHOUSE
Claim to fame: The official
jeweler for Miss South Carolina
for more than 27 years offers
quality merchandise fit for a
queen at prices the whole king-
dom can afford.
See for yourself:
Parkland Plaza location – 228
Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce;
803-457-7400.
Bower Parkway location – 1270
Bower Parkway, Columbia;
803-772-1470.
Lexington location – 5134 Sunset
Blvd., Lexington; 803-996-0485.
Online: www.jewelrywarehouse
.com.
Years in business: 37.
Wow! factor: More than just
another jewelry store – price,
service, and selection are our
specialties!
BEST LIGHTING AND FANS
THE LITE HOUSE
Claim to fame: Recent finalist
for showroom of the year from
The Dallas Market Center and
Residential Lighting magazine.
See for yourself:
Bush River Road location – 3521
Bush River Road, Columbia;
803-798-5400.
Two Notch Road location – 8401
Two Notch Road, Columbia;
803-788-3213.
Online: www.thelitehouse.com.
Years in business: 41.
Wow! factor: Best selection and
prices for lighting your home!
BEST LIQUOR STORE
GREEN’S DISCOUNT
BEVERAGES
Claim to fame: Large selection
of beer, wine and liquor at the
lowest prices around.
See for yourself:
Assembly Street location – 400
Assembly St., Columbia;
803-799-9499.
Piney Grove location – 4012 Fer-
nandina Road, Columbia;
803-744-0570.
2001 Devine St. • Columbia
(803) 799-3730
www.theblossomshopcolumbia.com
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Online: www.greensbeverages.com.
Years in business: 30.
Wow! factor: Best selection, best prices,
best staff, no modesty.
BEST MATTRESS STORE
BEST MATTRESS
Claim to fame: Featured on MSNBC’s
Sunday morning TV program last
spring, as well as an NPR radio program
several years ago.
See for yourself: 2930 Devine St., Co-
lumbia; 803-779-2408.
Online: www.bestmattress.net.
Years in business: 86.
Wow! factor: Working on eight custom
mattress sets for a 200,000-acre Lowcountry
plantation whose private billionaire owner
founded a Fortune 100 company.
BEST MEN’S FINE CLOTHING STORE
BRITTONS
Claim to fame: A family-owned business
providing clothing for men and women of
South Carolina for more than 60 years.
Exclusive dealers of Southern Tide and
Vineyard Vines. Official clothier to “The
Steve Spurrier Show” and home of Lucky
Levinson, the bowtie YouTube star. Tuxedo
sales and rentals available.
See for yourself: 2818 Devine St., Co-
lumbia; 803-771-2700.
Online: www.brittonsofcolumbia.com.
Years in business: 66.
Wow! factor: We provide fabulous ser-
vice, excellent value, and incredible
clothing.
BEST MEN’S WEEKENDWEAR
CLOTHING STORE
GRANGER OWINGS
Claim to fame: We have been an ongo-
ing business for more than 65 years,
always located in downtown Columbia.
Provided nothing but the best clothing,
along with the service one would expect.
Family-owned.
See for yourself: 1333 Main St., Colum-
bia; 803-252-6714.
Online: www.grangerowings.com.
Years in business: More than 65.
BEST MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP
THUNDER TOWER
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Claim to fame: Best Harley-Davidson
dealer in Metro Columbia, with a 70-foot
tower to display motorcycles.
See for yourself: 190 Pontiac Business
Center Drive, Elgin; 803-461-1121.
Online: www.thundertowerharley.com.
Years in business: 10.
Wow! factor: Feel the difference family
makes.
BEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
STORE SIMS MUSIC
Claim to fame: Your local music super-
store since 1979!
See for yourself: 1110 St. Andrews Road,
Columbia; 803-772-1185.
Online: www.simsmusic.com
Years in business: 35.
Wow! factor: More than 700 guitars, 40
drum sets, lighting, keyboards, and more!
BEST NEW CAR DEALER
JIM HUDSON LEXUS
Claim to fame: Customer satisfaction is
our No. 1 priority.
See for yourself: 328 Killian Road, Co-
lumbia; 803-754-9500.
Online: www.hudsonlexus.com.
Years in business: More than 35.
Wow! factor: Experience world-class
service and selection that you’ll never
forget.
BEST OUTDOOR FURNITURE
TROPIC AIRE
Claim to fame: South Carolina’s largest
selection of patio, pool, porch, and sun-
room furnishings.
See for yourself: 1404 Charleston High-
way, West Columbia; 803-796-3237.
Online: www.tropicaire.com.
Years in business: 41 total, 33 selling
furniture.
Wow! factor: South Carolina’s largest
selection of patio, pool, porch, and sun-
room furniture. 70 to 90 collections in
stock at all times in our 20,000-square-
foot store. Family-owned and operated.
BEST OUTDOOR GEAR AND SUPPLY
THE BACKPACKER
See for yourself: 1215 Wayne St., Colum-
bia; 803-799-7571.
Online: www.backpackerqualitygear
.com.
BEST PET SUPPLY STORE
PET SUPPLIES PLUS
See for yourself:
Columbia location –1001 Harden St.,
Columbia; 803-252-7021.
! Cu s t o m e r ex t r a s
• On-Site Café
• Business Center
• Wireless Internet Service
• Kids Play Area
• Shuttle Service At Select Locations
! I n v e n t o r y
• We Pride Ourselves On Having Affordable, Dependable Vehicles
• Our New Vehicle Line Consists Of Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Hyundai,
Cadillac, GMC, Ford And Buick!
• There Are Over 500 Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles
! s e r v I C e
• All Service Centers Are Open Monday – Saturday
• Maintenance Available At Any One Of Our 5 Locations
• Conveniently Schedule Your Service Appointments Online From Our Website
! a wa r d s
• Time Magazine’s Quality Dealer of the Year
• Lexus Elite Highest Honors For The Past Ten Years
• The President’s Award Highest Honors For Toyota
• South Carolina’s #1 Volume Toyota & Certifed Toyota Dealer Awarded
By Southeast Toyota
• Voted one of Automotive News’ Best Dealerships to Work For in 2012
• #1 Volume Hyundai Dealer In South Carolina
• #1 Volume Buick Dealer In South Carolina
• #1 Volume Ford Dealer in Columbia
• Cadillac, Buick, GMC Highest Award For Excellence
• Received The Rotary Foundation President’s Award
! Cu s t o m e r s e r v I C e
• Jim Hudson’s Top Priority Is 100% Total Customer Satisfaction
• “Experience It Once, You’ll Never Forget It” Isn’t A Slogan, It Is A Promise
• #1 Dealership in Customer Satisfaction
! aC C o m p l I s h m e n t s
• Recognized By Automotive News As One Of The Top 125 Dealership Groups
In The United States
• Voted The #1 Dealership Group For New And Used Vehicles By The Readers
Of The State Newspaper For 13 Consecutive Years
• Jim Hudson Has Served As A Past President Of The American International
Automobile Dealers Association And South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association
• Jim Hudson Is Also A Board Member Of The Oliver Gospel Mission
• Listed In The Automotive Hall of Fame
! Fr e s h st a r t FI n a n C I n g
• Financial Experts On Site To Help Get You Financed
• Jim Hudson Finances Your Future, Not Your Past!
• Apply For Instant Credit Approval Online At www.JimHudson.com
! Co m m u n I t y
• Jim Hudson Automotive Group Is An Active Sponsor For Such Charities As Sunshine
For Children, The Heart Association, The National Kidney Foundation, The Salvation
Army And Woodyard Fund, The Oliver Gospel Mission, Meals On Wheels, Harvest
Hope, And The Boy Scouts Of America Indian Waters Council
w w w . J i m H u d s o n . c o m
310 Greystone Blvd.
Columbia
803-799-1234
1201 West Main St.
Lexington
803-359-4114
I-77 N Exit 22, Killian Rd.
Columbia
803-783-0110
970 Columbia Dr.
Irmo
803-407-5678
I-77 N Exit 22, Killian Rd.
Columbia
803-754-9500
Thank You Columbia For Voting Jim Hudson Lexus
th e Be s t ne w an d
us e d Ca r de a l e r s h I p
And For Naming Us #1 In The Community
For 13 Consecutive Years!
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THANK YOU
For Voting Us The State’s Best Electricians!
803-667-4442
www.ColumbiaElectricService.com
$15 off $100 or more! • $30 off $200 or more!
$45 off $300 or more! • $60 off $400 or more!
$75 off $500 or more!
Expires 12/31/2014 Coupon must be present.
Not valid with any other offer.
Thank you for putting your trust in us,
Accuclean
Todd & Annette
We were shocked to learn that we were
nominated for Best Carpet Cleaner.
We were certain we would never have
a chance of winning due to the small
size of our company. Accuclean is a
two-employee company that started
business 12 years ago. We were created and are based
in Lexington, but travel all around the Greater Columbia
area on a daily basis. Since our formation in 2002,
we have been fortunate to grow such loyal customer
base that we have relied strictly on word-of-mouth
referrals since 2004. We are pleased that our hard work,
know-how and customer service have led to winning this
recognition in such a competitive industry.
While we appreciate being recognized, this award truly
belongs to our customers.
803-957-1202
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West Columbia location – 2410 Augusta
Road, West Columbia; 803-794-9559.
Irmo location – 7467 St. Andrews Road,
Irmo; 803-749-5190.
Online: www.petsuppliesplus.com.
BEST SMOKE SHOP
THE TOBACCO MERCHANT
Claim to fame: Columbia’s premier
cigar lounge.
See for yourself: 1220 Bower Parkway,
Suite E-4, Columbia.
Online: http://tobacco-merchant.com.
Years in business: 15.
Wow! factor: Largest selection of craft
beer and cigars under one roof.
BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE
TODD & MOORE
SPORTING GOODS
Claim to fame: Locally owned and oper-
ated by the same two founding families,
and conveniently located on the way to
see the Gamecocks play.
See for yourself: 620 Huger St., Colum-
bia; 803-765-0150.
Online: www.toddandmoore.com.
Years in business: 70.
Wow! factor: Local “specialists in sports,”
where customers feel right at home.
BEST TIRES
FRANK’S DISCOUNT TIRE
Claim to fame: World-class singer and
rhyme-maker. Just kidding.
See for yourself:
Hard Scrabble Road location – 4430 Hard
Scrabble Road, Columbia; 803-865-8440.
Bluff Road location – 1233 Bluff Road,
Columbia; 803-834-5518.
West Columbia location – 1609 Fairlane
Drive, West Columbia; 803-451-8473.
Lexington location – 910 E. Main St., Lex-
ington; 803-356-8473.
Online: www.frankstires.com.
Years in business: 29.
Wow! factor: If it’s round, rubber, and
rolls, Frank’s got it!
BEST UNIQUE GIFT SHOP
UPTOWN GIFTS
Claim to fame: We specialize in person-
alized gifts and offer a wide variety of
South Carolina-made products. Need a
scarf for yourself, a hostess gift when
you “meet the parents,” a wedding or
baby gift, or even a gift for your favorite
Thanks for
voting us
The State’s Best!
530 Devine Street, Columbia, SC
803-733-2556
Tuesday - Wednesday 11 am- 2:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday 11 am- 9 pm
Thank you for
voting us
The State’s
1085 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC
(803) 407-4884
5339 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC
(803) 957-6767
Best
Pizza!
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client? We have what you need, and we
will wrap it, too!
See for yourself: 1204 Main St., Colum-
bia; 803-661-7651.
Online: www.uptownsc.com.
Years in business: 6.
Wow! factor: Personalized and South
Carolina products for everyone!
BEST USED CAR DEALER
JIM HUDSON LEXUS
Claim to fame: Jim Hudson is the name
you trust for quality, handpicked used
vehicles.
See for yourself: 328 Killian Road, Co-
lumbia; 803-754-9500.
Online: www.hudsonlexus.com.
Years in business: More than 35.
Wow! factor: Inspected, warranted and
reconditioned, all used vehicles have the
Jim Hudson seal of approval.
BEST VAPING STORE
ELITE VAPORS
Claim to fame: We have helped thousands
of former smokers lead healthier lives.
See for yourself: 109 Old Chapin Road,
Lexington; 866-611-5806.
Online: www.elitevapors.com.
Years in business: 6.
Wow! factor: Best customer service in
the business – caring, helpful and
informative.
BEST WEDDING ATTIRE
JO-LIN’S BRIDAL & FORMAL WEAR
Claim to fame: Our designer gowns and
casual atmosphere, coupled with friend-
ly staff and excellent customer service,
create a unique bridal experience un-
matched by other salons.
See for yourself: 7565 St. Andrews
Road, Irmo; 803-781-9697.
Online: www.jolins.com.
Years in business: 25.
Wow! factor: Recognized in theknot
.com’s Best of Weddings awards for the
Southeast region, 2007-2013.
BEST WINE STORE GREEN’S
DISCOUNT BEVERAGES
Claim to fame: Large selection of beer,
wine and liquor at the lowest prices.
See for yourself:
Assembly Street location – 400 Assembly
(,+,%" '-&%*# !$ .))
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THRU YEAR END
Voted The State’s Best
Heating and Air
Conditioning Service
Call us to schedule FREE estimates and FREE second opinions!
803-772-7715
www.coolcarehvac.com
100% FINANCING AVAILABLE
(With Approved Credit)
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St., Columbia; 803-799-9499.
Piney Grove location – 4012
Fernandina Road, Columbia;
803-744-0570.
Online: www.greensbeverages
.com.
Years in business: 30.
Wow! factor: Best selection, best
prices, best staff, no modesty.
BEST WOMEN’S FINE
CLOTHING STORE BRITTONS
Claim to fame: For more than 60
years, my father’s passion was to
bring the latest fashions to South
Carolina women. I am proud to
continue his legacy. I love that I
am able to introduce someone in
high school to our store, as well
as make a woman in her 90s feel
modern and fabulous.
See for yourself: 2818 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-771-2700.
Online: www.brittonsofcolumbia
.com.
Years in business: 66.
Wow! factor: We get to know
you, and you get to know us!
BEST WOMEN’S SHOE
STORE GWEN RAWLS
Claim to fame: Shoes and hand-
bags imported from Italy.
See for yourself: 4840 Forest
Drive, Suite 17, Columbia;
803-661-7607.
Online: www.gwenrawls.com.
Years in business: 2.
Wow! factor: Featured in an
advertising campaign for the
South Carolina Ports Authority.
BEST WOMEN’S
WEEKENDWEAR CLOTHING
STORE PINK SORBET
Claim to fame: Fabulous selection
of Lilly Pulitzer apparel and gifts
for women and children, an un-
beatable sale room, Southern Prop-
er for the guys, and terrific service!
See for yourself: 2726 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-251-2525.
Online: www.pinksorbet.com.
Years in business: 7.
Wow! factor: Largest Lilly Pulitz-
er signature store in S.C.!
ment! Just steps away from
elite shopping and dining. Just
minutes to downtown and the
Vista!
See for yourself: 5150 Forest
Drive, Columbia;
803-790-HOME (4663).
Online: www.42magnolia
apartments.com; http://
facebook.com/42Magnolia.
Years in business: 20.
Wow! factor: Beautifully land-
scaped, well located, a perfect
place to call “home!”
BEST ASSISTED LIVING
CENTER AGAPE SENIOR
ASSISTED LIVING
Claim to fame: Agape Senior
is transforming health care for
senior adults in South Car-
olina. Our award-winning
assisted living coordinates
services to give you the assist-
ance you need and the inde-
pendence you want.
See for yourself:
BEST ACUPUNCTURIST
DR. ANGELA SOTO,
Blue Root Acupuncture
Claim to fame: Blue Root
offers a variety of traditional
Chinese healing techniques to
treat pain, allergies, gastroin-
testinal issues, sleep disorders,
fatigue, stress, depression and
women’s disorders.
See for yourself: 2730 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-404-7575.
Online: www.blueroothealth
.com.
Years in business: 4.
Wow! factor: State-of-the-art
clinic and technology com-
bined with nutrition coaching
and mind and body healing.
Stop in today!
BEST APARTMENT
COMPLEX 42 MAGNOLIA
APARTMENT HOMES
Claim to fame: Award-
winning property and manage-
BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM
ELLIOTT DAVIS
Claim to fame: Founded in
1925, Elliott Davis is one of the
largest accounting, tax and
consulting service firms in the
Southeast and ranks among
the top 50 CPA firms in the
U.S. With offices in Georgia,
North Carolina, South Car-
olina and Virginia, the firm
provides a wide range of ac-
counting, tax, assurance, and
consulting solutions, concen-
trating on core industries,
niche areas, and emerging
business sectors.
See for yourself: 1901 Main
St., Suite 900, Columbia;
803-256-0002.
Online: www.elliottdavis.com.
Years in business: 89.
Wow! factor: Our quality ser-
vice helps our clients make
key financial decisions.
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Harbison location – 990 Colum-
bia Ave., Irmo; 803-749-7889.
Kathwood location – 4520 Tren-
holm Road, Columbia;
803-787-1234.
Lexington location – 5422 Augus-
ta Road, Lexington;
803-520-5850.
West Columbia location – 2705
Leaphart Road, West Columbia;
803-939-3000.
Online: http://agapesenior.com.
Years in business: 14.
Wow! factor: When care and
convenience matter, choose
Agape Senior.
BEST ATTORNEY
GEORGE SINK
Claim to fame: We are a state-
wide law firm that helps injured
and disabled people get all the
money they deserve. We’ve
helped more than 35,000 South
Carolinians, and we use our
experience to help get results
faster. Need help and can’t come
to us? We’ll come to you. We
give free consultations and treat
our clients like family. We’ve
been in business for more than
35 years because we work
quickly and treat our clients
with the respect they deserve.
See for yourself:
Columbia location – 1440 Broad
River Road, Columbia;
803-929-1900.
Sumter location (by appoint-
ment only) – 207-A N. Washing-
ton St., Sumter.
Online: www.sinklaw.com.
Years in business: More than
35.
Wow! factor: Our experience
helps you get your money
faster!
BEST AUTO GLASS REPAIR
QUACKT GLASS
Claim to fame: Our name itself.
We provide great customer
service, quality products and
high standards. We also provide
a lifetime warranty in writing.
See for yourself: 1101 Elmwood
Ave., Columbia; 803-765-2021 or
866-787-8225.
Online: www.quacktglass.com.
Years in business: More than 10.
Wow! factor: South Carolinian-
owned and operated. “You can
trust a duck.”
BEST AUTO REPAIR
ABBOTT’S AUTO CARE &
TIRE
Claim to fame: For 14 years,
we’ve been building lasting
relationships with our great
customers by treating them like
family and providing them with
the exceptional service they
deserve.
See for yourself: 1645 W. Main
St., Lexington; 803-356-8851.
Online: www.abbottsautocare
.com.
Years in business: 14.
Wow! factor: We repaired the
monster truck “Desperado” in
2012.
BEST BANK
FIRST CITIZENS BANK
Claim to fame: We’re focused
on providing competent, per-
sonal, and urgent attention to
our customers’ needs. Whether
you’re buying a home, growing
a business, or planning for re-
tirement, our bankers have the
knowledge and experience to
help you every step of the way.
See for yourself: 35 Midlands
locations. Columbia main office –
1230 Main St., Columbia;
803-733-2025.
Online: www.firstcitizensonline
.com.
Years in business: 50.
Wow! factor: Visit us and expe-
rience the First Citizens
difference!
BEST BARBERSHOP
CLINES SALON VISTA
Claim to fame: Clines is enter-
ing its 20th year in the Vista on
the corners of Lady and Gads-
den streets with more stylists
than ever, an aesthetic of An-
thropologie-meets-art-gallery,
Aveda and Moroccan oil lines
for the best in hair care, excep-
tional customer reviews, and
quality, professional service that
makes each guest feel as impor-
tant as they are. We love what
we do, and we think it shows!
See for yourself: 1237 Gadsden
St., Columbia; 803-254-1234.
Online: http://clinessalon.com.
Years in business: 20.
Wow! factor: Clines hair and
makeup designs were published
twice in Southeastern maga-
zines this year.
BEST BOAT REPAIR
MID CAROLINA MARINE
Claim to fame: Multiple-year
No. 1 dealer for scout boats.
See for yourself: 718 Sunset
Blvd., West Columbia.
Online: http://midcarolina
marine.com.
Years in business: 36.
Wow! factor: Quality lines,
quality people, huge repeat
customer base.
BEST BUILDER
FORTRESS BUILDERS, LLC
Claim to fame: Fastest-growing
builder, veteran-owned, one-on-
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one with builders, high-quality
homes with custom features,
award winners.
See for yourself: 3400 Forest
Drive, Suite 2056, Columbia;
803-461-1525.
Online: http://fortressbuilders
.net.
Years in business: 4.
Wow! factor: Fortress gives
more standard features that
others call upgrades.
BEST CARPET CLEANING
ACCUCLEAN
Claim to fame: We have earned
loyal customers through hard
work combined with respect for
our customers. We specialize in
carpet-, upholstery- and
rug-cleaning.
See for yourself: 4768 Sunset
Blvd., Suite 6, Lexington;
803-957-1202.
Years in business: 12.
Wow! factor: We work hard and
respect our customers and their
homes.
BEST CARPET/FLOORING
FLOORING BY COGDILL
Claim to fame: Nobody beats
our price or finished job!
See for yourself: 1700 Huger
St., Columbia; 803-779-5606.
Online: http://cogdills.com.
Years in business: 44.
Wow! factor: Flooring is our
business – our only business.
BEST CAR WASH
FRANK’S CAR WASH
Claim to fame: More than
9 million cars washed.
See for yourself:
Bush River Road location – 601
Bush River Road, Columbia;
803-772-7390.
Forest Drive location – 4741
Forest Drive, Columbia;
803-787-8383.
Clemson Road location – 120
Clemson Road, Columbia;
803-736-1079.
Northeast location – 9852 Far-
row Road, Columbia.
Augusta Highway location – 4530
Augusta Highway, Lexington.
Columbia Avenue location – 516
Columbia Ave., Lexington;
803-359-7437.
Sunset Boulevard location – 4758
Sunset Blvd., Lexington.
Irmo location – 1113 Lake Mur-
ray Blvd., Irmo; 803-749-1733.
Online: www.frankscarwash
.com.
Years in business: 41.
Wow! factor: Winner of Best
Car Wash since 1992.
BEST CHIROPRACTOR
BIGBIE CHIROPRACTIC
OFFICE
Claim to fame: Latest tech-
nology for pain relief in a caring
environment. Four doctors on
staff, with more than 34 years
combined experience, serving
more than 35,000 patients!
See for yourself: 943 Old Cher-
okee Road, Lexington.
Online: www.bigbiechiropractic
.com.
Years in business: 34.
Wow! factor: Experienced doc-
tors, caring staff, and person-
alized service with a smile!
BEST CLEANING SERVICE
MERRY MAIDS
See for yourself: 1905 Sunset
Blvd., Columbia; 803-667-3212.
Online: www.merrymaids.com.
BEST COMPUTER SERVICES
MR. MAC COMPUTER
SERVICES
Claim to fame: 30 years of ex-
perience working with Macin-
tosh computers.
See for yourself: Red Leaf
Court, Lexington; 803-429-4290.
Online: www.mrmac.biz.
Years in business: 13.
Wow! factor: Mr. Mac has pro-
vided service for more than
1,300 clients.
BEST CREDIT UNION
PALMETTO CITIZENS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Claim to fame: Still offering
fee-free checking with no mini-
mum balance that earns re-
wards points and monthly divi-
dends. Also, great low rates and
extended terms on all vehicle
models with no payments for
the first 90 days!
See for yourself: 12 Midlands
locations and 39 ATMs;
803-732-5000.
Online: www.palmettocitizens
.org.
Years in business: 77.
Wow! factor: Better rates and
fewer fees from a local not-for-
profit financial institution!
BEST DANCE STUDIO
COLUMBIA BALLET
SCHOOL
See for yourself: 132 Gills
Creek Parkway, Columbia;
803-783-5258.
Online: www.columbiaballet
school.com.
BEST DAYCARE ADLERIAN
CHILD CARE CENTERS
Claim to fame: Our centers use
the child-rearing principles of
803.960.7108
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The State's Best
Real Estate
Agent!
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The State’s Best Women’s
Weekend Wear Clothing Store!
2726 Devine St, 803.251.2525
M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-4pm
2818 Devine St - Columbia, SC 29205
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“First Impressions are Lasting Impressions”
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Men’s Fine Clothing and Women’s Fine Clothing!
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psychotherapist Alfred Adler. We encour-
age the development of responsibility,
cooperation, and concern for others.
See for yourself:
Irmo location – 7817 Broad River Road,
Irmo; 803-781-2111.
Harbison location – 104 Hillpine Road,
Columbia; 803-781-0552.
Northeast location – 9554 Two Notch
Road, Columbia; 803-736-6565.
Online: http://adlerianchildcare.net.
Years in business: 40.
Wow! factor: We are celebrating 40
years of providing excellent early care
and education to Columbia and Irmo
children.
BEST DAY SPA URBAN NIRVANA
See for yourself:
Columbia location – 4840 Forest Drive,
Suite 15D, Columbia; 803-727-1010.
Lexington location – 920 N. Lake Drive,
Lexington; 803-356-0119.
Online: www.urbannirvana.com.
BEST DENTIST
HARBISON HILL DENTISTRY
Claim to fame: Harbison Hill Dentistry
is Columbia’s hometown dental office,
providing high-quality dental care for a
lifetime of health. We pride ourselves on
treating our patients just like family. Our
doors are always open for new patients.
See for yourself: 131 Harbison Blvd.,
Suite G, Columbia.
Online: www.harbisonhilldentistry.com.
Years in business: 2.
Wow! factor: We go above and beyond to
ensure exceptional patient experiences!
BEST DJ/KARAOKE DJ PRINCE ICE
Online: djprinceice@gmail.com.
BEST DOCTOR DR. ACHU MOFOR,
Family Medicine Centers
of South Carolina
See for yourself:
Midtown Family Medicine – 1910 Gregg St.,
Columbia; 803-931-0100.
Rice Creek Family Medicine – 300 Rice
Meadow Way, Columbia; 803-227-7777.
Online: www.fmcofsc.com.
BEST DRY CLEANER
TRIPP’S FINE CLEANERS
See for yourself:
Five Points location – 830 Harden St.,
Columbia; 803-254-7373.
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Forest Acres location – 3301 Forest Drive,
Columbia; 803-738-0400.
Downtown location – 2710 Gervais St.,
Columbia; 803-255-0007.
Northeast location – 9003 Two Notch
Road, Columbia; 803-736-0970.
Magnolia Pointe location – 2000 Clemson
Road, Columbia; 803-788-4004.
Blythewood location – 135 Blythewood
Road, Blythewood; 803-333-9191.
Broad River Road location – 1339 Broad
River Road, Columbia; 803-772-7528.
St. Andrews Road at Piney Grove Road –
6014 St. Andrews Road, Columbia;
803-772-3004.
St. Andrews Road at I-26 – 655 St. An-
drews Road, Columbia; 803-798-8498.
High Point Centre location – 800 Lake
Murray Blvd., Irmo; 803-732-2051.
Irmo Station location – 1380 Lake Murray
Blvd., Irmo; 803-732-6566.
Murray Landing location – 2750 N. Lake
Drive, Columbia; 803-749-0903.
Lexington location – 100 Old Cherokee
Road, Suite K, Lexington; 803-356-2000.
Online: www.trippsfinecleaners.com.
Years in business: 48.
Wow! factor: Only certified master dry
cleaner. Free home pickup and delivery.
BEST ELECTRICIAN
COLUMBIA ELECTRIC SERVICE
Claim to fame: From ceiling fan installa-
tions and troubleshooting wiring prob-
lems, to panel box upgrades and rewir-
ing old homes, Columbia Electric Ser-
vice helps you with the wiring needs in
your home or business, emphasizing
good communication and follow-up.
See for yourself: 701 Gervais St., Suite
150-166, Columbia; 803-750-7797.
Online: www.columbiaelectricservice
.com.
Years in business: 11.
Wow! factor: We’re punctual, profes-
sional and tidy, and we provide phenom-
enal service. #mindblown
BEST EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
ROPER STAFFING
Claim to fame: Simply put, we are ex-
perts in the people business. We have the
largest and most experienced staff in the
Midlands. At Roper, our solutions are
more than temporary.
See for yourself:
Columbia location – 125 Outlet Pointe
Blvd., Columbia; 803-798-8500.
Newberry location – 2091 Wilson Road,
We will forever refer to our 2014
“Pink Fair” as one for the records,
because we truly witnessed the power
of working together as a community
for the good of others.
SEE Y’ALL NEXT YEAR!
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Newberry; 803-276-3034.
Sumter location – 101 S. Wise Drive,
Sumter; 803-938-8100.
Laurens location – 1222 N. Harper St.,
Laurens; 864-983-2500.
Online: www.roperstaffing.com.
Years in business: 32.
Wow! factor: Voted Best Employment
Agency 19 of the past 20 years!
BEST EVENT PLANNER
360 MEETINGS & EVENTS, LLC
Claim to fame: Dedication to detail,
creative approach, and affordable rates.
See for yourself: 3 Cavendish Court,
Irmo; 803-407-3360.
Online: www.360meetings.net.
Years in business: 11.
Wow! factor: Bring your event full-circle
– from the biggest ideas to the smallest
details.
BEST EYE CLINIC
COLUMBIA EYE CLINIC
Claim to fame: With 14 board-certified
physicians and more than 100 expert
staff members, we are the largest
medical/surgical ophthalmology practice
in the Midlands. From comprehensive
eye exams to the most advanced laser
cataract surgery, we are here for all your
eye care needs.
See for yourself:
Downtown location – 1920 Pickens St.,
Columbia; 803-779-3070.
Northeast location – 100 Summit Centre
Drive, Columbia; 803-252-8566.
Lexington location – 100 Palmetto Park
Blvd., Lexington; 803-806-0080.
Online: www.columbiaeyeclinic.com.
Years in business: 91.
Wow! factor: Offering the most ad-
vanced ophthalmic surgical laser tech-
nology in the Midlands.
BEST FINANCIAL SERVICES
PALMETTO CITIZENS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Claim to fame: Still offering fee-free
checking with no minimum balance that
earns rewards points and monthly divi-
dends. Also, great low rates and extend-
ed terms on all vehicle models with no
payments for the first 90 days!
See for yourself: 12 Midlands locations
and 39 ATMs; 803-732-5000.
Online: www.palmettocitizens.org.
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BEST OUTDOOR DINING!
Come enjoy our screened outdoor dining area,
half-acre playground, live entertainment, and
incredible fresh food. Try our famous burgers!
940 Old Barnwell Road
West Columbia, SC 29170
803-951-0405
www.TheBackyardCafe.com
Mon-Thurs: 11 AM - 9 PM
Fri-Sat: 11 AM - 9:30 PM
Hours:
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BEST LOCAL BAND!
New CD “Keep the Fame” available on
itunes.com, amazon.com, or
on our website at www.tokyojoe.net!
Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/tokyojoeband
or follow us on Twitter @tokyojoeband
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14 great years!
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1645 W. Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072
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Years in business: 77.
Wow! factor: Better rates and fewer fees
from a local not-for-profit financial
institution!
BEST FITNESS CENTER
GOLD’S GYM
Claim to fame: More than 200,000
square feet of gym space in Columbia.
See for yourself:
Forest Acres location – 4114 Forest Drive,
Columbia; 803-787-4950.
Irmo location – 800 Columbiana Drive,
Irmo; 803-798-1000.
Northeast location – 450 Killian Road,
Columbia; 803-569-4653.
Lexington location – 619 N. Lake Drive,
Lexington; 803-359-6100.
Sandhills location – 226 Forum Drive,
Columbia; 803-451-4496.
Online: www.goldsgym.com.
Years in business: 28 years in Columbia.
BEST FUNERAL HOME
SHIVES FUNERAL HOME
Claim to fame: Since 1932, Shives Funer-
al Home has prided itself on being a
leader in service to the families of the
Midlands. Today, two generations of the
Shives family continue to provide the
care and comfort every family expects
and deserves. And coming soon, our new
Trenholm Road Chapel will be a conve-
nient option for those living in Arcadia
Lakes, Forest Acres, Northeast and
downtown.
See for yourself: 5202 Colonial Drive,
Columbia; 803-754-6290.
Online: www.shivesfuneralhome.com.
Years in business: 82.
Wow! factor: Shives offers the advan-
tage of a family-owned funeral home.
BEST HAIR SALON
CLINES SALON VISTA
Claim to fame: Clines is entering its 20th
year in the Vista on the corners of Lady
and Gadsden streets with more stylists
than ever, an aesthetic of Anthropologie-
meets-art-gallery, Aveda and Moroccan
oil lines for the best in hair care, excep-
tional customer reviews, and quality,
professional service that makes each
guest feel as important as they are. We
love what we do, and we think it shows!
See for yourself: 1237 Gadsden St.,
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Columbia; 803-254-1234.
Online: http://clinessalon.com.
Years in business: 20.
Wow! factor: Cline’s hair and makeup
designs were published twice in South-
eastern magazines this year.
BEST HAIR STYLIST JUSTINE
DELLINGER, Velvet Edge Salon
See for yourself: 6030 St. Andrews
Road, Columbia; 803-586-3879.
Online: www.thevelvetedgesalon.com.
BEST HEARING CENTER
MIDLAND HEARING ASSOCIATES
Claim to fame: Since 1994, Midlands
Hearing Associates has served as an
integral part of the Columbia health care
community. Our practice is dedicated to
better hearing, better listening, and bet-
ter living for all our patients.
See for yourself:
Richland office – 3 Richland Medical
Park, Suite 130, Columbia; 803-765-1919.
Irmo office – 1 Wellness Blvd., Suite 108,
Irmo; 803-765-1919.
Online: www.midlandhearing.com.
Years in business: 20.
Wow! factor: Midland Hearing Associ-
ates listens so patients can hear better.
BEST HEATING AND
AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE
COOL CARE HEATING & AIR
Claim to fame: Cool Care Heating & Air,
South Carolina’s leader in whole-house
performance, specializes in comfort,
efficiency and home health. Cool Care
provides a complete line of comfort
products to meet each customer’s needs
and tailors innovative solutions by of-
fering the industry’s most efficient and
reliable equipment – along with 100 per-
cent financing. Because Cool Care is
family-owned, its employees understand
the importance of family health, comfort
and safety, taking a healing home ap-
proach to indoor air quality.
See for yourself: 3102 Bronx Road, Co-
lumbia; 803-772-7715.
Online: www.coolcarehvac.com.
Years in business: 15.
Wow! factor: Experience the comfort of
your dreams ... South Carolina’s leader
in the whole-house approach to comfort,
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The State’s Best
Animal Clinic!
Family is important to us, and you... are family!
6070 St. Andrews Rd.
Columbia, SC
803-798-6252
Voted The State’s
Best Pet Boarding!
1916 Taylor St
Columbia, SC 29201
803-748-4544
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healthy home air, and efficiency.
BEST HOSPITAL FACILITY
LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
Claim to fame: LMC in West Columbia
anchors a health care network that in-
cludes six community medical centers,
70 physician practices, the largest nurs-
ing home in the Carolinas, and compre-
hensive cardiovascular and cancer care
affiliated with Duke Medicine.
See for yourself: 2720 Sunset Blvd.,
West Columbia; 803-791-2000.
Online: www.lexmed.com.
Years in business: 43.
Wow! factor: We deliver more babies
than any hospital in the Midlands!
BEST HOSPITAL FOR HEART
HEALTH PALMETTO HEALTH
Claim to fame: Palmetto Heart Health
Hospital’s team of 35 cardiologists pro-
vides medical and interventional cardiac
care with special expertise in electro-
physiology, advanced heart failure care,
and minimally invasive aortic valve re-
placement. Capable of handling the most
complex cases, our team of four cardio-
vascular surgeons also leads the area’s
only ventricular assist device implanta-
tion program. Offering a unique healing
environment as South Carolina’s only
dedicated heart hospital, Palmetto
Health Heart Hospital has the region’s
first accredited Chest Pain ER and first
STEMI alert system, which quickly
transmits patient information from am-
bulance to physicians during a STEMI
heart attack.
See for yourself: 6 Richland Medical
Park Drive, Columbia; 803-434-7808.
Online: www.palmettohealth.org/heart
hospital.
Years in business: 8.
Wow! factor: Palmetto Health Heart
Hospital cares for more cardiac patients
than any other hospital in the Midlands.
BEST HOSPITAL SYSTEM
PALMETTO HEALTH
Claim to fame: Palmetto Health, the
third-largest nongovernmental employer
in South Carolina, is composed of more
than 10,000 team members, physicians
and volunteers. The system includes five
acute-care hospitals, as well as an ex-
pansive physician practice network,
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dozens of affiliated clinics and specialty-
care practices, and a nonprofit founda-
tion. Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge,
the region’s newest hospital, opened in
March. Recognized nationally as one of
the best places to work and receive care,
Palmetto Health also trains the next
generation of physicians through its
23 residency and fellowship programs
affiliated with the University of South
Carolina School of Medicine.
See for yourself:
Baptist – 1333 Taylor St., Columbia;
803-296-5010.
Richland – 5 Richland Medical Park
Drive, Columbia; 803-434-6111.
Heart Hospital – 6 Richland Medical Park
Drive, Columbia; 803-434-7000.
Children’s Hospital – 7 Richland Medical
Park Drive, Columbia; 803-296-KIDS
(803-296-5436).
Baptist Parkridge – 400 Palmetto Health
Parkway, Columbia; 803-907-7000.
Online: www.palmettohealth.org.
Years in business:
Richland: 122.
Baptist: 100.
Baptist Parkridge: 7 months.
Wow! factor: Palmetto Health’s vision is
to be remembered by each patient as
providing the care and compassion we
want for our families and ourselves.
BEST INSURANCE AGENT
BILL WEATHERSBEE, State Farm
Claim to fame: Servicing multiple gener-
ations of families.
See for yourself: 9440 Two Notch Road,
Columbia; 803-788-7981.
Years in business: 43.
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM
REBECCA HOWSER INTERIORS
See for yourself: 803-261-0650;
rebecca@rebeccahowser.com.
Online: http://rebeccahowser.com.
Years in business: 11.
Wow! factor: Rebecca Howser Interiors
specializes in residential design with
exceptional attention to detail, no matter
the budget.
BEST LANDSCAPING SERVICE
HAY HILL SERVICES, INC.
Claim to fame: Providing quality service
and products for 25 years.
See for yourself: 1625 Bluff Road,
Columbia; 803-834-6652.
Thank You!
For Voting Us The State's Best Landscaping Service
1625 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 834-6652
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Online: www.hayhillservices.com.
Years in business: 25.
Wow! factor: Customer service that will
exceed your expectations.
BEST LAW FIRM
GEORGE SINK INJURY LAWYERS
Claim to fame: We are a statewide law
firm that helps injured and disabled
people get all the money they deserve.
We’ve helped more than 35,000 South
Carolinians, and we use our experience
to help get results faster. Need help and
can’t come to us? We’ll come to you. We
give free consultations and treat our
clients like family. We’ve been in busi-
ness for more than 35 years because we
work quickly and treat our clients with
the respect they deserve.
See for yourself:
Columbia location – 1440 Broad River
Road, Columbia; 803-929-1900.
Sumter location (by appointment only) –
207-A N. Washington St., Sumter.
Online: www.sinklaw.com.
Years in business: More than 35.
Wow! factor: Our experience helps you
get your money faster!
BEST MANICURE/PEDICURE
ELI’S & COMPANY
Claim to fame: My wonderful clients –
have done most of them since day one! It
feels like I’m with great friends all day.
See for yourself: 3140 Carlisle St., Co-
lumbia; 803-447-2876.
Online: estherisom52@gmail.com.
Years in business: 24.
Wow! factor: Always said, “Bringing
Cola a little something different.”
BEST MASSAGE
AMR MASSAGE STUDIO
Claim to fame: Nine years of experi-
ence, specializing in deep tissue, pain
management, relaxation, and stress
relief.
See for yourself: 1220 Knox Abbott
Drive, Suite B, Cayce; 803-477-1166.
Online: www.amrmassagestudio.com.
Years in business: 2
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Wow! factor: Gift certificates available.
BEST MODELING/TALENT AGENCY
MILLIE LEWIS
See for yourself: 3612 Landmark Drive,
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Columbia; 803-782-7338.
Online: http://millielewis
columbia.com.
BEST MOVING COMPANY
GENTLEMAN MOVERS INC.
Claim to fame: Owner- and
veteran-operated for more than
10 years. Only moving company
located in northeast Columbia,
but licensed to travel through-
out the state and within a
400-mile radius.
See for yourself: 1835 Ingle-
wood Drive, Columbia;
803-782-0063; 803-319-3646.
Online: www.gentlemenmovers
inc.com.
Years in business: 14.
Wow! factor: Polished, polite,
hardworking, and trustworthy.
We take a lot of pride in our
work!
BEST MUSICIAN/BAND
TOKYO JOE
Claim to fame: Play an average
of 200 shows a year. Donated
more than $74,000 to Nancy K.
Perry Children’s Shelter from
annual “Rocketman” Elton John
Tribute.
See for yourself: P.O. Box 2126,
West Columbia.
Online: http://tokyojoe.net;
www.facebook.com/tokyojoe
band.
Years in business: 18.
Wow! factor: More than 15,000
copies sold of six independently
released CDs.
BEST NEIGHBORHOOD/
HOUSING COMMUNITY
CHESTNUT HILL
PLANTATION
See for yourself: 851 Lost Creek
Drive, Columbia; 803-732-2450.
Online: www.chestnuthill
plantation.org.
BEST NEW HOME
COMMUNITY
SALUDA RIVER CLUB
Claim to fame: Saluda River
Club is nestled in nature along
1 mile of the Saluda River in
Lexington, just minutes from
downtown Columbia. With
more than 85 acres of green
space, paved walking trails, dog
parks, playgrounds, two pools, a
fitness center, two clubhouses,
picnic areas, fire pits, and three
kayak launches, you’ll feel like
you live at a resort! And don’t
forget our Lexington One
schools, including Meadow
Glen elementary and middle
schools and River Bluff High
School.
See for yourself: 102 Glade
Spring Drive, Lexington;
803-358-3969.
Online: www.saludariverclub
.com.
Years in business: 6.
Wow! factor: Voted America’s
best community.
BEST PAINTER/PAINTING
ELINE PAINTING &
CONTRACTING
Claim to fame: Professional,
reasonably priced painting in
the Columbia metropolitan area
since 2007.
See for yourself: 6000 Lake-
shore Drive, Columbia;
803-338-6576.
Years in business: 12, previous-
ly in Louisville, Ky., and Little
Rock, Ark.
Wow! factor: An independent,
professional painter who is
worth the wait!
BEST PERSONAL TRAINER
CHRIS WOOTEN,
Bodyshop Athletics
See for yourself: 5347-B Sunset
Blvd., Lexington; 803-359-3001.
Online: http://bodyshopathletics
.com.
Years in business: 14.
Wow! factor: Custom-building
everyone.
BEST PEST CONTROL
MODERN EXTERMINATING
COMPANY, INC.
Claim to fame: Modern Exter-
minating Company, Inc. is the
largest locally owned and oper-
ated independent pest-control
company in the greater Mid-
lands area.
See for yourself: 2119 Gadsden
St., Columbia; 803-765-2315.
Online: www.modern
exterminatingcoinc.com.
Years in business: 59.
Wow! factor: At Modern Exter-
minating, “we know what bugs
you!”
BEST PET BOARDING
CAMP BOW WOW
Claim to fame: 1. Locally owned
and operated by Frank and
Christine Ellington. 2. Certified
Camp Counselors. 3. Three
separate play areas, inside and
outside. 4. Camper cams in each
play area. 5. Happy and healthy
pups playing every day.
See for yourself: 1916 Taylor
St., Columbia; 803-748-4544.
Online: www.campbowwow.com.
Years in business: 7.
Wow! factor: CBW, where your
dog pulls you through the front
door.
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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER
KICKSTAND STUDIO
See for yourself: 130 Sunset
Blvd., West Columbia.
Online: http://kickstandstudio
.com.
Years in business: 10.
BEST PLACE TO
HAVE A BABY LEXINGTON
MEDICAL CENTER
Claim to fame: LMC in West
Columbia anchors a health care
network that includes six com-
munity medical centers, 70
physician practices, the largest
nursing home in the Carolinas,
and comprehensive cardio-
vascular and cancer care affil-
iated with Duke Medicine.
See for yourself: 2720 Sunset
Blvd., West Columbia;
803-791-2000.
Online: www.lexmed.com.
Years in business: 43.
Wow! factor: We deliver more
babies than any hospital in the
Midlands!
BEST PLUMBING
CHAVIS PLUMBING
Claim to fame: Family-owned
since 1947.
See for yourself: P.O. Box 3397,
Columbia; 803-754-1803.
Years in business: 67.
Wow! factor: Fast response and
great service.
BEST POOL COMPANY
CRYSTAL POOLS
Claim to fame: Crystal Pools
built the Frank Lloyd Wright-
designed pool at Yemassee’s
Auldbrass Plantation.
See for yourself: 1101 Sparkle-
berry Lane Extension, Colum-
bia; 803-865-1200.
Online: www.crystalpool.com.
Years in business: 42.
Wow! factor: The jewel of your
backyard!
BEST QUICK OIL CHANGE
FRANK’S DISCOUNT TIRE
Claim to fame: World-class singer
and rhyme-maker. Just kidding.
See for yourself:
Hard Scrabble Road location –
4430 Hard Scrabble Road, Co-
lumbia; 803-865-8440.
Bluff Road location – 1233 Bluff
Road, Columbia; 803-834-5518.
West Columbia location – 1609
Fairlane Drive, West Columbia;
803-451-8473.
Lexington location – 910 E. Main
St., Lexington; 803-356-8473.
Online: www.frankstires.com.
Years in business: 29.
Wow! factor: If it’s round, rub-
ber, and rolls, Frank’s got it!
BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT
BUDDY LEWIS,
Russell and Jeffcoat
Claim to fame: Helping others
get what they want for 38 years.
See for yourself: 1022 Calhoun
St., Columbia; 803-779-6000
(office), 803-960-7108 (cell).
Online: www.buddylewis.com.
Years in business: 38.
Wow! factor: Broker, Realtor,
certified residential specialist,
and accredited luxury homes
specialist.
BEST REAL ESTATE
COMPANY
HOME ADVANTAGE REALTY
Claim to fame: Columbia’s
all-local, award-winning real
estate boutique with worldwide
exposure!
See for yourself: 2615 Devine
St., Columbia; 803-771-2424.
Online: www.homeadvantage
realty.com.
Years in business: 25.
Wow! factor: Providing person-
alized, award-winning, profession-
al service for 25 years, we are
Columbia’s Home Advantage!
BEST TANNING SALON
CAROLINA TAN FACTORY
Claim to fame: We are locally
owned and operated with more
than 20 years in the tanning
industry. We strive to keep up
with the latest equipment and
products, giving our customers
affordable luxury tanning with
access seven days a week, early
and late.
See for yourself:
Northeast – 9600 Two Notch
Road, Columbia; 803-865-2085.
Irmo – 7577 St. Andrews Road,
Irmo; 803-749-2334.
Online: www.carolinatanfactory
.com.
Years in business: 6.
Wow! factor: Best tan, best
price, guaranteed!
BEST TATTOO PARLOR
ANIMATED CANVAS
Claim to fame: More than 100
awards in the Columbia area.
See for yourself:
Columbia location – 1209 Park
St., Columbia; 803-758-6002.
Lexington location – 4325 Augus-
ta Road, Lexington;
803-359-3241.
Online: www.animatedcanvas
.com.
Years in business: 18. Artists
have more than 100 years of
combined experience.
Voted The State's Best
Outdoor Gear & Supply Store
Thank you, Columbia
for Over 40 Years!
www.backpackerqualitygear.com
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AMR Massage Studio
Relaxation, Pain Management & Stress Relief
803-477-1166
www.AMRMassageStudio.com
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Wow! factor: If we can’t do it,
you don’t want it!
BEST TAX SERVICE
ELLIOTT DAVIS
Claim to fame: Founded in 1925,
Elliott Davis is one of the largest
accounting, tax and consulting
service firms in the Southeast and
ranks among the top 50 CPA firms
in the U.S. The firm provides a
range of accounting, tax, assur-
ance, and consulting solutions,
concentrating on core industries,
niche areas, and emerging sectors.
See for yourself: 1901 Main St.,
Suite 900, Columbia;
803-256-0002.
Online: www.elliottdavis.com.
Years in business: 89.
Wow! factor: Our quality ser-
vice helps our clients make key
financial decisions.
BEST TAXI SERVICE
ORIGINAL BLUE RIBBON
TAXI CAB COMPANY
Claim to fame: Blue Ribbon is
one of Columbia’s largest black-
owned companies. In 86 years,
we have grown from three cabs
to a fleet of more than 100.
See for yourself: 6400 Main St.,
Columbia; 803-786-9427, office;
803-754-8163, 24-hour dispatch.
Online: www.originalblue
ribbontaxi.com.
Years in business: 86.
Wow! factor: Second to none,
call us after a night of fun.
BEST TRAVEL AGENCY
FOREST LAKE TRAVEL
Claim to fame: We are locally
owned and operated.
See for yourself: 4505 Forest
Drive, Columbia; 800-554-8758.
Online: www.forestlaketravel
.com.
Years in business: 36.
Wow! factor: The State readers
have voted us the top travel
agency for more than 13 years!
BEST URGENT-CARE
CENTER DOCTORS CARE
Claim to fame: We were the
first urgent-care clinic in the
Midlands in 1981, and one of the
first in South Carolina. For 33
years, we have been offering
urgent- and primary-care servic-
es with flexible and evening
hours. All of our facilities have
been recognized by the Urgent
Care Association of America for
their range and quality of ser-
vices, including on-site X-rays.
See for yourself:
Corporate office – 1818 Hen-
derson St., Columbia;
803-782-4278.
Other offices in Columbia, West
Columbia, Lexington, Lugoff,
Cayce, Sumter, and Newberry.
Online: www.doctorscare.com.
Years in business: 33.
Wow! factor: We have 50 offices
statewide providing services
designed to meet your needs.
BEST VETERINARY CLINIC
BANKS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Claim to fame: Banks Animal
Hospital has treated more than
15,000 patients.
See for yourself: 6070 St. An-
drews Road, Columbia.
Online: www.banksanimal.com.
Years in business: 32.
Wow! factor: Dr. Kenneth
Banks still enjoys the practice of
veterinary medicine.
BEST WEDDING RECEPTION
VENUE 701 WHALEY
Claim to fame: We are a historic
building that has been lovingly
restored. We have several rooms
that give lots of options for re-
ceptions, ceremonies, rehearsal
dinners and other special
events.
See for yourself: 701 Whaley
St., Columbia; 803-771-0101.
Online: www.701whaley.com.
Years in business: 6.
Wow! factor: Our sense of com-
munity, the history of the area,
and our spectacular windows.
BEST WEIGHT-LOSS
PROGRAM NUTRIMOST
See for yourself: 4531 Hard
Scrabble Road, Columbia;
803-419-2140.
Online: http://nutrimostof
columbia.com.
BEST YOGA STUDIO
BIKRAM YOGA COLUMBIA
Claim to fame: Bikram yoga is
the original hot yoga. It’s a safe,
exhilarating workout that will
calm your mind, strengthen
your body, and change your life.
We are the only affiliated and
certified Bikram yoga studio in
Columbia. Between our studios,
we offer 36 classes per week of
the most comprehensive and
effective hot yoga in the world.
See for yourself:
Forest Acres location – 7415
Forest Drive, Columbia;
803-730-8225.
Columbiana location – 1150 Bow-
er Parkway, Irmo; 803-730-8225.
Online: http://bikramcolumbia
.com.
Years in business: 2.
Wow! factor: Women can burn
up to 1,000 calories in one class!
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Thank You.
Our team members, physicians and volunteers come
to work every day to make a diference in the lives of
our patients and their families. And we’d like to take
a moment to say thank you for allowing us to care for
your family as if you were our own.
We truly appreciate the readers of The State for
recognizing us as the best in health care for fve years
in a row.
To fnd a physician for you and your family, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.
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System
Best Hospital for
Heart Health
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