Chamber of commerce awards Valley's Best

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Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce’s first Valley’s Best awards were handed out Feb. 21 in Wolfville.

The awards, formerly known as the Best of Kings, have grown with the chamber’s Feb. 2012 expansion from the Eastern Kings Chamber of Commerce to now include businesses from the eastern Kings County border through Annapolis County.

There were three finalists in each category after an online voting competition. Winners are in bold.

Best bar/lounge

Boston Pizza

Paddy's Pub, Kentville

West Side Charlies (tie)


 Best car dealer

Kentville Mazda

Summit Hyundai

Valley Ford


Best Clothing Store



The Swimwear Hut


 Best coffee shop                                        

Designer Cafe

Green Elephant Cafe

T.A.N. Coffee, Kentville


Best entertainment

Centrestage Theatre

Empire Theatres

West Side Charlies


 Best family dining

Boston Pizza

Saltspray Cafe, Nictaux

Swiss Chalet


Best farm market

Hennigar's Farm Market

Kentville Farmers’ Market

Wolfville Farmers’ Market


Best fast food

Burger King

Johnny's Cookhouse



Best fine dining

Le Caveau

Old Orchard Inn

Privet House


Best florist

A Beautiful Bouquet

Kozy Korner

Silver Horse Florist


 Best fitness club/spa

Eterno Laser & Medispa

Happy Day Spa

Sol Yoga


Best garden centre

Blomidon Nurseries

Canadian Tire, New Minas

Home Depot


 Best Gift Store


Casa Bella

Occasions Gifts & Decor


Best grocery store

Save Easy, Kentville

Sobeys, New Minas

Superstore, New Minas


Best hair salon/barber

BeLeaf, Kentville


Simply Stunning


Best hardware store

Home Depot

Kings County Home Hardware, Kentville

Rafuse Home Hardware, Wolfville


 Best home decor/furniture store

Hampton House

Jordan's Home Furnishings



Best hotel/motel/B&B

Blomidon Inn

Old Orchard Inn

The Tattingstone Inn


Best jewelry store

Charm Diamond Centre

Herbin Jewellers

Reid Jewellers


Best media


K-Rock 89.3

Magic 94.9


Best pet store

Pet Central, Greenwood

Pet Valu

Pineo's Pet Spaw


Best pharmacy

Larry's Pharmacy

Lawtons, Kentville

Sobeys Pharmacy


 Best shoe store

Go As You Grow

Mahone Bay Trading Post

Maxwell's Shoes, New Minas


Best specialty store

Dr. Don's Transmission & Repair

Spoil Me Rotten

The Swimwear Hut


Best winery

Domaine de Grande Pré

Gaspereau Vineyards

Muir Murray Estate Winery


Check out a slideshow featuring some of the winners HERE

Organizations: Boston Pizza, Eastern Kings Chamber of Commerce, Old Orchard Inn Home Depot Sobeys Hyundai Centrestage Theatre Swiss Chalet Burger King Wendy's Privet House Canadian Tire Gift Store Hampton House Jordan's Home Furnishings Pet Valu Spoil Me Rotten

Geographic location: Kentville, Wolfville, Eastern Kings Annapolis County Casa Bella Mahone Bay Gaspereau

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