The Juneau Empire Building, pictured July 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

The Juneau Empire Building, pictured July 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Readers’ Choice Awards Winners 2018

You voted, here are the winners!

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 6:35pm

You voted, here are the winners! The following are the 2018 winners of the Juneau Empire’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

• Automotive and Marine



2. Western Auto Marine

3. Glacier

Auto Access/Detail/sup


2. Wingnut Auto Salon

3. Western Auto Marine

Auto Repair

1. Glacier Muffler & Mechanical

2. Capital Service

3. Mendenhall Auto

Boat Dealer

1. Willie’s Marine

2. Tanner’s Service Center

3. Broken Rudder

Car Dealer

1. Mendenhall Auto

2. Affordable Auto

3. JM Auto Boutique

• Entertainment and Rec


1. The Narrows Bar

2. Squires Rest Bar

3. Imperial Saloon

Health Club / Gym

1. Pavitt Fitness

2. Alaska Club

3. JRC

Live Music

1. Alaskan Hotel & Bar

2. Pier


Location Attraction/ Tour/Charter Excursion

1. Mendenhall Glacier

2. Tours

3. Alaska

• Medical Services


1. Arctic Chiropractic

2. Stephanie Jones – Jones Chiropractic Center

3. Fireweed Chiropractic & Massage


1. Jared Lee, DDS

2. Nizich Family Dental

3. Juneau Pediatric Dentistry


1. Lifetime Eyecare

2. Alaska Vision Center

3. Messerschmidt Forrest, OD


1. Northland Audiology & Hearing Services

2. Costco


1. Arctic Chiropractic

2. Cheri Zepp

Natural Med

1. Dr. Emily Kane

2. Wellspring

3. Rainbow Foods


1. Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe

2. Juneau Drug Co

3. Costco

Physical Therapist

1. Arctic Chiropractic

2. Juneau Physical Therapy

3. Patrick Ripp – Juneau Physical Therapy


1. Tongass Veterinary Hospital

2. Dr. Sam Smith – Tongass Veterinary Hospital

3. Dr. Lisa Kramer – Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center

• Food and Dining

Asian Retaurant

1. Seong’s Sushi & Bar

2. Asiana Garden

3. Chan’s


1. Breeze In

2. Pie in the Sky

3. Wild Oven


1. Sandpiper Café

2. Donna’s

3. Gonzo


1. Heritage Coffee Roasting Co.

2. The Grind Co

3. Coppa

Deli / Sandwiches

1. Breeze In

2. Udder Culture

3. Subway


1. Pucker Wilson’s

2. Devil’s Hideaway

3. Hot Bite

Eating Healthy options

1. Rainbow Foods

2. Bun Daddy

3. Grumpy’s

Ice Cream Shop

1. Coppa

2. Juno Froyo

3. Aurora Sweets

Mexican Food

1. El Sombrero

2. El Zarapa

3. The Taqueria

Restaurant (Overall)

1. Salt

2. Zerelda’s Bistro

3. Hangar on the Wharf


1. Island Pub

2. Juneau Pizza

3. Pizzeria Roma


1. Hangar on the Wharf

2. Island Pub

3. McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill


1. Twisted Fish

2. Tracy’s King Crab Shack

3. Deckhand Dave’s


1. Salt

2. Hangar on the Wharf

3. Twisted Fish


1. Seong’s Sushi & Bar

2. Asiana Garden

3. Little Tokyo

• Shopping


1. Home Depot

2. Bauer/Clifton Interiors

3. Sears

Art Gallery

1. Annie Kaill’s

2. The Canvas

3. Juneau Artist Gallery

Book Store

1. Hearthside Books & Toys

2. Friends of the Library Amazing Bookstore

3. Rainy Retreat Books


1. Alaskan Dames Consignment Stop

2. Pretty Please

3. Nugget Alaskan Outfitter

Consignment Shop

1. Alaskan Dames Consignment Stop

2. A Little Bazaar

3. Mommy-N-Me Wear


1. Frenchie’s Floral Studio

2. Martha’s Flowers & Gifts

3. Miss Scarlett’s Flowers


1. Southeast Furniture

2. Bauer/Clifton Interiors

3. Lyle’s Furniture

Gift Shop

1. Trove

2. Kindred Post

3. The Bear’s Lair

Grocery Store

1. Foodland IGA

2. Super Bear Supermarket

3. Safeway

Hardware / Construction Supplies

1. Valley Lumber & Building Supply

2. Don Abel Building Supply

3. Home Depot

Jewelry Store

1. Annie Kaill’s

2. Fred Meyer

Wine Liquor Spirits

1. Breeze In

2. Costco

3. Amalga Distillery

Sporting / Outdoors

1. Nugget Alaskan Outfitter

2. Western Auto Marine

3. Sportsman’s Warehouse

Unique Store

1. Trove

2. Kindred Post

3. A Little Bazaar

Professional Services

Bank / credit Provider

1. Alaska USA

2. Wells Fargo

3. Northrim

Child Care Provider

1. ABC Center

2. Gold Creek Child Development Center

3. School

Financial Services

1. Alaska USA

2. True North Federal Credit Union

3. Wells Fargo

Heating Services /Accessories /Equipment

1. Plumbing and Heating

2. American

3. Harri Plumbing & Heating

Hotel Motel B&B

1. Silverbow Inn

2. Grandma’s Feather Bed

3. Super 8

Insurance Services

1. Malia Hayward – State Farm

2. Reuben Willis – State Farm

3. Shattuck and Grummett

Interior Designer

1. Bauer/Clifton Interiors

2. Charlene Steinman – Juneau Interiors Staging & Design

3. Heather Buckmillon

Jewelry Repair

1. Fred Meyer

2. Jewel Box

Landscaping /Lawn Services

1. Landscape Alaska

2. Yard Doctor

Legal Services

1. Faulkner Banfield

2. Kevin Higgins

3. Baxter Bruce & Sullivan

Mortgage Company

1. First Bank

2. Alaska USA

3. Wells Fargo

Mortgage Loan officer

1. Cathy Johnson – First Bank

2. Nancy Hudson – Cornerstone Home Lending

3. Pam Johnson – Cornerstone Home Lending


1. Sydney Akagi Photography

2. Amanda Manacio Photography


1. Chris – Pleasants Plumbing & Heating

2. All American Plumbing & Heating

3. Plumbing and Heating

Real Estate Company

1. Platinum

2. Remax

3. Latitude 58

Real Estate Agent

1. Robyn Long – Platinum

2. Marty McKeown – Remax

3. Karen Wright – Southeast Alaska Real Estate

Salon / Day Spa

1. Rejuvenation Salon & Spa

2. Salon Cedar

3. Blue Mussel Aesthetics

Rental Service Store

1. Tyler Rental

2. Bobcat of Juneau

3. Don Abel Building Supply


1. GCI

2. ACS

3. ATT


1. AEL&P

2. GCE

3. CBJ

• Best Business

Best Business (overall)

1. GCI

2. Coppa

3. Platimum Real Estate Group

New Business

1. Devil’s Club Brewery

2. Amalga Distillery

3. Frenchie’s Floral Studio

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