Piccadilly is named Best New Business in 2013 Best of the Heights Awards

Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt, an all-organic frozen yogurt shop opened in March by brothers Cosmin and Adrian Bota in Coventry Village, edged out finalists Katz Club Diner and Pinwheel Kids to win the Best New Business award in the 2013 Best of the Heights Awards.

From May through August, Heights residents voted for their favorite Heights businesses in 22 categories, including best new business. Each year FutureHeights—a nonprofit dedicated to promoting civic engagement in the Heights through information, education, and advocacy, and the publisher of the Heights Observer community news—conducts the Best of the Heights survey to recognize the unique attributes of locally owned businesses in the Heights, and their contributions to the local economy.

This year, FutureHeights recognized three businesses that have consistently been among the top vote-getters in the Best of the Heights since the contest began nine years ago. The Continuous Excellence Award winners are Jazzercise, Washington & Lee Service and Whole Foods Market.

The award ceremony was held Sept. 23 at the Dobama Theatre. The following is a complete list of winners in this year’s contest.

Best New Business

WINNER:
Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt

FINALISTS:
The Katz Club Diner
Pinwheel Kids

Best Minority-Owned Business

WINNER:
Anatolia Cafe

FINALISTS:
Janea H.
Pipe’n Hot Grill

Best Hairstylist

WINNER:
Ryan Simons, Abstract A Hair Salon

FINALISTS:
Melissa Fisher, Eddy’s on Coventry
Shawn Paul Gustafson, Shawn Paul Salon

Best Place for Sweet Treats

WINNER:
Luna Bakery Café

FINALISTS:
Sweetie Fry
Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates

Best Live Entertainment/Music Venue

WINNER:
Nighttown

FINALISTS:
The Grog Shop
Cain Park

Best Heights Park

WINNER:
Cain Park

FINALISTS:
Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park
Forest Hills Park

Best Bar, Pub or Tavern

WINNER:
Brennan’s Colony

FINALISTS:
The Tavern Company
The BottleHouse Brewery

Best Healthy Eats

WINNER:
The Stone Oven

FINALISTS:
Aladdin’s Eatery
Anatolia Cafe

Best Place for Fashion

WINNER:
Revive Fair Trade

FINALISTS:
Blush Boutique
You Too Inc.

Best Barber

WINNER:
Alex Quintana, Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa

FINALISTS:
Pat Freed, Freestyles
Adam DiDomenica, Adam’s Barber Shop

Best Home-Based Business

WINNER: 
Hummingbird Bakeshop

FINALISTS:
Skettle Electric
Simple Hands Studio
Barnett Computers

Best Automotive Business

WINNER:
Bryan’s Marathon

FINALISTS:
Alternative Solution Car Care
The Lusty Wrench

Best Storefront Signage

WINNER:
Big Fun

FINALISTS:
Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt
The Wine Spot

Best Place to Pick Up a Copy of the Heights Observer

WINNER:
Phoenix Coffee

FINALISTS:
The Stone Oven
Heights Libraries

Best Carry-Out Only

WINNER:
On the Rise

FINALISTS:
PizzaBOGO
Mister Brisket
Mama Joyce’s Soul Food

Best Place to Buy a Gift

WINNER:
Ten Thousand Villages

FINALISTS:
Heights Arts
Big Fun

Best Place to Take the Family

WINNER:
Tommy’s

FINALISTS:
Dewey’s Pizza
Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt

Best Patio

WINNER:
Nighttown

FINALISTS:
Brennan’s Colony
Lopez Southwest Grill

Best Place for Health

WINNER:
Cleveland Heights Community Center

FINALISTS:
Atma Center
Anytime Fitness

Best Community Volunteer

WINNER:
Alex Quintana

FINALISTS:
Susie Kaeser
Jan Kious

Best University Heights Business

WINNER:
Bialy’s Bagels

FINALISTS:
Pizzazz
Geraci’s Restaurant

Best Cleveland Heights Business

WINNER:
Ten Thousand Villages

FINALISTS:
Abstract A Hair Salon
Bryan’s Marathon

Continuous Excellence Award Winners

Jazzercise
Washington & Lee Service
Whole Foods Market

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 1:43 PM, 09.24.2013