Best of Springfield®



Pet retail store

Wild Birds Unlimited

1930 S. MacArthur Blvd., 789-6468

Finalists: PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Tails To Remember Pet Services, Farm and Home Supply

Clothing store - men

Jim Herron Ltd.

2935 Plaza Drive, 753-8036

Finalists: SCHEELS, Men's Wearhouse, Reverie Apparel, H&M

Clothing store - used

Clothes Mentor

2329 W. Monroe, 698-8485

Finalists: Springfield Vintage, Goodwill, Second Time Around, Just Kids

Clothing store - women

Gypsy Soul

3450 Liberty Drive, 679-0174

Finalists: District 23, Eye Candy Boutique, Willow and Birch Salon, Bella Boutique

Produce selection

Old Capitol Farmers Market

Finalists: Hy-Vee, Meijer, Harvest Market, Aldi

Seafood selection

Robert's Seafood Market

1615 W. Jefferson St., 546-3089

Finalists: Carter's Fish Market, Hy-Vee, Harvest Market, Schnucks

Meat selection

Humphrey's Market

1821 S. 15th St., 544-7445

Finalists: Magro's Meat & Produce, Country Market, Turasky Meats, Hy-Vee, Schnucks

Grocery Store


2115 S. MacArthur Blvd., 726-1001

Finalists: Aldi, Meijer, Schnucks, Harvest Market, County Market

Antique or vintage store

Dear Yesteryear

421 W. Springfield Road, Taylorville, 777-9778

Finalists: Springfield Vintage, Recycled Records, Tammi's Treasures Antiques & More, Dumb Records, The Elf Shelf Books & Music

Auto dealer - new

Isringhausen Imports

229 E. Jefferson St., 877-364-6099

Finalists: Landmark Automotive, Green Hyundai, Green Toyota, Freedom Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Auto dealer - used

Green Certified West

2541 W. Iles Ave., 241-7888

Finalists: Robert's Automotive, Landmark Automotive, Smokey Jennings, Freedom Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Motorcycle dealer

Hall's Harley-Davidson, Inc.

2301 N. Dirksen Parkway, 528-8356

Finalists: Capital City Motorsports, World of Powersports - Springfield, Coziahr Harley-Davidson

Auto salesperson

Brian Wilbern - Robert's Automotive

Finalists: Jeremy Lookis - Landmark Ford, Devin Fuchs - Green Subaru, Devin Norris - Green Kia, Keith Redd - Jackson Ford

Bicycle shop

Ace Bike Shop

2500 S. MacArthur Blvd., 523-0188

Finalists: BikeTek, R & M Cyclery, SCHEELS, Springfield Bicycle Doctor

Bookstore - used

Prairie Archives

522 E. Adams St., 522-9742

Finalists: The Book Rack, Elf Shelf Books & Music, The Sly Fox, Books on the Square

Music Store or shop

Recycled Records

625 E. Adams St., 522-5122

Finalists: Dumb Records, The Music Shoppe, Elf Shelf Books & Music, House of Music

Bridal - formal wear

GOWNS Bridal and Formal Boutique

2757 S. Sixth St., 670-0132

Finalists: David's Bridal, Girls in White Satin Bridal and Formal Wear, Simply Elegant by Cheri, LA Formals & Bridal

Consignment and resale store

Habitat for Humanity Restore

2744 S. Sixth St., 523-2710

Finalists: Second Time Around, Remarkable Resale, Just Kids, Sweet Pea Consignment, Hope Thrift Center

Convenience Store

Casey's General Store

721 W. Stanford Ave., 528-8594

1133 W. Jefferson St., 546-2721

3001 E. Clear Lake Ave., 788-5825

3001 Ridge Ave., 522-5829

3961 N. Peoria Road, 525-8670

Finalists: Qik-N-EZ, Hilltop Convenience, Thorntons - Sixth Street, Jamal's Grocery

Gift Store

The Cardologist

229 S. Sixth St., 525-4121

Finalists: Penny Lane, Bewitching Botanicals, Kennedy Sue Gift & Home, Once in a Blue Moon

Jewelry store

Giganti and Giganti Fine Jewelry

3325 Robbins Road, 793-3300

Finalists: JoJo Jewelry, Denney Jewelers, A.B. Lauer, Helzberg Diamonds, Rogers and Hollands Jewelers

Natural food or supplement store

Food Fantasies

1512 Wabash Ave., 793-8009

Finalists: GNC, Supplement Superstores

New business downtown

Whimsy Tea Company

316 E. Adams St., 331-6920

Finalists: Piper + Arrows Boutique, Creative Reuse Marketplace, SAA Collective

New business not downtown

Nothing Bundt Cakes

2476 Wabash Ave., 210-7450

Finalists: Luminary Kitchen & Provisions, Grateful Coffee Co., Sweet Basil Cafe, Brunchfield Cafe

Optical shop

Vision Care Associates

121 North Grand Ave., 528-3233

2741 Prairie Crossing Drive, 272-7393

Finalists: Prairie Eye and LASIK Center, Henderson Eye Center, Eyemart Express, Bergh White Opticians

Pawn shop

Monster Pawn

2324 S. MacArthur Blvd., 744-7296

Finalists: Stevenson Drive Pawn Shop, Pawn King, The Piggy Bank

Place to feed the slots

Route 66 Motorheads Bar,

Grill & Museum

600 Toronto Road, 679-7323

Finalists: Dew Chilli, Curve inn, Fulgenzi's Pizza and Pasta, Track Shack

Retail shop

Bewitching Botanicals

415 W. Madison St., Auburn, 705-4578

Finalists: Eye Candy Boutique, Farmhouse Signs & Co, Kennedy Sue Gift & Home, Willow & Birch Salon, Whimsy Tea Company

Thrift store

Land of Lincoln Goodwill

2531 N. Dirksen Parkway, 679-7845

2001 Wabash Ave., 220-1036

75 W. Plummer Blvd., Chatham, 220-9431

Finalists: Habitat for Humanity Restore, Clothes Mentor, Hope Thrift Center, Remarkable Resale, Salvation Army

Vape shop

Upper Limits

1205 S. Second St., Suite B, 679-4315

Finalists: Tribble Vapors, Discount Tobacco, DTI's Ecig City

CBD store

CBD Botanicals

2538 S. Koke Mill Road, 588-8161

Finalists: Food Fantasies, Simply CBD, Upper Limits, Unique Enhancements

Liquor store

Binny's Beverage Depot

2490 Wabash Ave., 787-3401

Finalists: Friar Tuck Beverage, Riverton Party Store, It's All About Wine, 709 Package Liquors

Wine store

The Corkscrew

2613 Chatham Road, 698-1112

Finalists: Binny's Beverage Depot, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, It's All About Wine, Hy-Vee

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