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Congratulations to the 2019 Best of the Heights Awards winners!

In the 2019 Best of the Heights Awards contest, readers of the Heights Observer honored outstanding businesses in Cleveland Heights and University Heights by voting, Jan. 1 through Feb. 15, for their favorites in 12 categories. In all, 178 businesses were nominated.

Winners and Finalists in the FutureHeights 2019 Best of the Heights Awards contest are:

Best New Restaurant or Bar
Winner
Lox, Stock and Brisket
Finalists
Boss Dog Brewing Co.
Fishstix

Best New Business (other)
Winner
PawsCLE
Finalists
Studio How-To
Stems Fleur

Best Place to Find Unique Gifts

Winner
S’Wonderful Gifts
Finalists
Heights Arts
In the 216

Best Heights Vibe
Winner
CLE Urban Winery
Finalists
Tommy’s restaurant
The Wine Spot

Best Place-to Take an Out-of-Towner

Winner
Tommy’s restaurant
Finalists
CLE Urban Winery
Marotta’s

Best Place to Work
Winner
Marotta’s
Finalists
Heights Libraries
Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa

Best Bang for Your Buck
Winner
Barrio
Finalist
Aladdin’s

Best Customer Bathroom
Winner
Gigi’s on Fairmount
Finalists
CLE Urban Winery
Boss Dog Brewing Co.

Best Interior Style
Winner
Gigi’s on Fairmount
Finalists
CLE Urban Winery
Marotta’s

Best Exterior Style
Winner
Marotta’s
Finalist
Gigi’s on Fairmount

Best University Heights Business
Winner
Fairmount Cleaners
Finalist
Bialy’s Bagels
Lox, Stock and Brisket
Best Cleveland Heights Business
Winner
CLE Urban Winery
Finalists
Sits ‘n Wiggles Pet Sitting
Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa

Since 2005, FutureHeights—a nonprofit community development corporation that inspires and facilitates collaboration and empowerment in our community—has conducted the Best of the Heights awards to recognize the unique attributes of locally owned Heights businesses, and their contributions to the local economy.

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