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Consumer Culture

Imagine footwear boutique Sole engaged in good old-fashioned shoe-leather campaigning. Or Criminal Records mastering the art of retail politics. Or picture Inserection adult novelty store kissing babies. No, on second thought, scratch that image. Whatever the strategy, the votes are tallied and these and other Consumer Culture candidates have topped the Best of Atlanta critics' list. (Of course, they're joined on the rostrum by the many winners of CL's Readers Picks; think of them as the loyal opposition.) And we say, to the victors go the spoils. We expect strong turnout for the winners, from such veteran public servants as Stefan's Vintage Clothing to newcomers like B Chic consignment store. That said, we could hardly make sense of our own exit-poll data (why are mustard-stained hipsters attracted to comic books?), but that didn't stop us from going all Zogby. So keep reading and prepare to be pandered to.

– Scott Henry

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

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Green's Beverages - Buford

Best Local Clothing Designer BOA Award Winner

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Bill Hallman

Best Martial Arts Studio BOA Award Winner

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Unit 2 Fitness

Best Massage Therapist BOA Award Winner

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Dale Grados (Attune Massage)

Best Men's Shoes BOA Award Winner

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Abbaddaba's

Best Musical Instruments BOA Award Winner

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Earthshaking Music

Best Nail Salon BOA Award Winner

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10 Ten Nail Bar

Best Natural Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

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Lux Studio

Best Outdoor Farmer's Market BOA Award Winner

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East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Best Outdoor Farmer's Market BOA Award Winner

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East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Best Pawnshop BOA Award Winner

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County Line Pawn Shop

Best Pet Store BOA Award Winner

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Park Pet Supply Inc

Best Piercing Parlor BOA Award Winner

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Piercing Experience

Best Pilates Instructor BOA Award Winner

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Intown Pilates Atlanta

Best Place to Register For Your Wedding BOA Award Winner

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Target
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Shopping District BOA Award Winner

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Little Five Points

Best Spa BOA Award Winner

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Blue Medspa

Best Specialty Market BOA Award Winner

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Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

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Dick's Sporting Goods

Best Tattoo Studio BOA Award Winner

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13 Roses Tattoo Parlor

Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

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Last Chance Thrift Store

Best Toy Store BOA Award Winner

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Toys """"R"""" Us (Atlanta Locations)
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best T-shirt Designs BOA Award Winner

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Bang-On Custom T-Shirts

Best Used Bookstore BOA Award Winner

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Book Nook
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Used CDs BOA Award Winner

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Decatur CD & Vinyl

Best Used Vinyl BOA Award Winner

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Wax 'N' Facts

Best vintage clothing BOA Award Winner

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Stefan's Vintage Clothing

Runner-up
The Clothing Warehouse
420 Moreland Ave., 404-524-5070, www.theclothingwarehouse.com

Best Wine Shop BOA Award Winner

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Sherlock's Wine Merchant Buckhead
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Women's Shoes BOA Award Winner

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DSW
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Yoga Instructor BOA Award Winner

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Kashi Atlanta

Best Yoga Studio BOA Award Winner

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Kashi Atlanta

Best Doggie Day Care BOA Award Winner

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Barking Hound Village Inn

Best Doggie Day Care BOA Award Winner

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Barking Hound Village Lofts

Best Doggie Day Care BOA Award Winner

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Barking Hound Village Buckhead

Best Doggie Day Care BOA Award Winner

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Best Independent Bookstore BOA Award Winner

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A Cappella Books

Best Independent Clothing Boutique BOA Award Winner

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Bill Hallman Boutique - Inman Park

Best Indie Jewelry Crafter BOA Award Winner

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Jen Boaz

Best Jewelry BOA Award Winner

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Worthmore Jewelers - Decatur

Best Jewelry BOA Award Winner

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Atlanta Antique Gallery

Best Kid's Clothing BOA Award Winner

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Target
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Latino Food Market BOA Award Winner

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Buford Highway Farmers Market

Best Lingerie BOA Award Winner

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Victoria's Secret & PINK
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

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Green's Beverages - Buford

Best Local Clothing Designer BOA Award Winner

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Bill Hallman

Best Martial Arts Studio BOA Award Winner

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Unit 2 Fitness

Best Massage Therapist BOA Award Winner

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Dale Grados (Attune Massage)

Best Men's Shoes BOA Award Winner

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Abbaddaba's

Best Menswear For Future Lottery Winners BOA Award Winner

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Sid Mashburn

Best Musical Instruments BOA Award Winner

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Earthshaking Music

Best Nail Salon BOA Award Winner

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10 Ten Nail Bar

Best Natural Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

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Lux Studio

Best Non-Chaotic Consignment Shop BOA Award Winner

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B Chic
While some shoppers relish the chance to pore over rack after rack of second-hand jackets in search of just the right find (read: the one without moth holes), we can't claim to have that much patience. That's why B CHIC is our favorite consignment shop. Where, in other consignment stores, you must searchmore...
While some shoppers relish the chance to pore over rack after rack of second-hand jackets in search of just the right find (read: the one without moth holes), we can't claim to have that much patience. That's why B CHIC is our favorite consignment shop. Where, in other consignment stores, you must search through picked-over stuff to score the perfect discount threads, this small, neat shop's inventory is selective: good-as-new Nanette Lepore, Trina Turk, Tory Burch, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Nicole Miller. There's even the occasional pair of bargain-priced Manolos. A recent trip revealed a deeply discounted, ballet-pink shrug with gauze and feathers from Alberta Ferretti for just $50. There's no crazy, bleeding-edge couture here, but the goods strike just the right balance between trendy and classic without veering into fuddy-duddy territory. less...

Best Non-Mad Dog Wine Deals BOA Award Winner

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Sherlock's Wine Merchant Buckhead
Bordeaux junkies need look no further. SHERLOCK'S WINE MERCHANT sends reps to the French wine-making region every year to hang out at chateaus and buy wine at the source. The result is one of the Southeast's largest selections of Bordeaux wines at some of the lowest prices. A few months back we boughtmore...
Bordeaux junkies need look no further. SHERLOCK'S WINE MERCHANT sends reps to the French wine-making region every year to hang out at chateaus and buy wine at the source. The result is one of the Southeast's largest selections of Bordeaux wines at some of the lowest prices. A few months back we bought a smooth and rich 1995 Chateau Simard St. Emilion for $25. But enough about the French. Sherlock's also has tons of Spanish and Italian reds, a surprising variety of German wines, especially Rieslings, and a couple of curveballs, too, such as Silvaner. Show up at the Decatur or Brookhaven location from 3-5 p.m. on a Saturday, and you'll be treated to a free wine tasting. less...

Best One-Stop Shop For Naughty Adults BOA Award Winner

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Best Outdoor Farmer's Market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Best Outdoor Farmer's Market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Best Pawnshop BOA Award Winner

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County Line Pawn Shop

Best Person For Waxing Your Junk BOA Award Winner

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Tamara Townsend at Natural Body Midtown
Those of us who take our beauty seriously enough to let someone put us in a compromising position while ripping out our short hairs know that waxing is indeed a delicate art. Comfort (physical and emotional) and effectiveness are paramount, and the skill of estheticians (even at the same spa) can varymore...
Those of us who take our beauty seriously enough to let someone put us in a compromising position while ripping out our short hairs know that waxing is indeed a delicate art. Comfort (physical and emotional) and effectiveness are paramount, and the skill of estheticians (even at the same spa) can vary – there's nothing worse than paying good money to have someone torture you and leave you red and bumpy. But TAMARA TOWNSEND at Natural Body Midtown is a true expert. Townsend's friendly demeanor and easy-going yet professional vibe will make you feel comfortable and relaxed, and she knows all the tricks for reducing pain and getting rid of every last pesky hair. less...

Best Pet Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Park Pet Supply Inc

Best Piercing Parlor BOA Award Winner

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Piercing Experience

Best Pilates Instructor BOA Award Winner

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Intown Pilates Atlanta

Best Place For a Mani/Pedi BOA Award Winner

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Highland Nails
Part of the reason why HIGHLAND NAILS has remained a secret for so long is its location. Tucked in a nook behind San Francisco Coffee in Morningside, it's hard to spot – even from the alley where the entrance sits. Upon entering, the first thing you notice is the smell: sweet and clean. Andmore...
Part of the reason why HIGHLAND NAILS has remained a secret for so long is its location. Tucked in a nook behind San Francisco Coffee in Morningside, it's hard to spot – even from the alley where the entrance sits. Upon entering, the first thing you notice is the smell: sweet and clean. And the space itself, though minimal on frills, is spotless. The shop's meticulous hygiene (the most important attribute in a nail salon) carries over to the nail techs' stations, too. There are a half-dozen each for manicures and pedicures, the latter of which are outfitted with comfy – and surprisingly effective – massage chairs. The Asian English-speaking staff is cheerful and attentive, and their work is spot-on. The best part: A pedicure is $20 – cheap for a shop not in a suburban strip mall – and a mani/pedi combo will set you back just $28. less...

Best Place For Old-School Ink BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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East Atlanta Tattoo
When Dirk Hays opened EAST ATLANTA TATTOO in 2001, his was the only tattoo parlor on the stretch of Glenwood Avenue that led hipsters into the East Atlanta Village. And if imitation is the highest form of flattery, so is encroachment: At least two new tattoo shops have moved within inking distance frommore...
When Dirk Hays opened EAST ATLANTA TATTOO in 2001, his was the only tattoo parlor on the stretch of Glenwood Avenue that led hipsters into the East Atlanta Village. And if imitation is the highest form of flattery, so is encroachment: At least two new tattoo shops have moved within inking distance from EAT within the past year or so. Hays' tattoos embody his fondness for lowbrow culture, one of the reasons he opened up the Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo next door last fall, making him a strong supporter of the local lowbrow scene with continually growing art shows. He's turning the power of his ink back onto canvas, and his paintings are a reflection of his tattoos. Here's to Hays not entirely giving up one art form for the other. less...

Best Place For Reviving Your Sole BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Trio Shoe Service

Best Place To Encounter a New Booze BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Pearson's Wine of Atlanta
The best liquor store is usually the one that's closest. But if you're looking for a wider selection or savvy staff recommendations – or if you just want to browse through dozens of unfamiliar bottles waiting for a spirit to call your name – then PEARSON'S WINE OF ATLANTA is the place.more...
The best liquor store is usually the one that's closest. But if you're looking for a wider selection or savvy staff recommendations – or if you just want to browse through dozens of unfamiliar bottles waiting for a spirit to call your name – then PEARSON'S WINE OF ATLANTA is the place. From rotgut to vintage rye, Pearson's carries a dizzying array of small-batch bourbons, single-malt scotches, boutique vodkas, exotic tequilas and a world tour of foreign liqueurs. The windowless walls of this venerable Buckhead landmark are lined with distilled beverages both familiar and obscure, making it easy to imagine you're raiding a rich uncle's liquor stash. And isn't that a delicious thought? less...

Best Place to Register For Your Wedding BOA Award Winner

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Target
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Place To Stock Up For your Gay Lifestyle BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Brushstrokes Pleasures

Best Reason To Become a Danish Modernist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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City Issue
Relocated from Buckhead to Inman Park, CITY ISSUE has evolved into a sanctum of midcentury furniture design. The store offers sectional sofas, sleek dining tables, curvaceous teak chairs, cocktail cabinets and space-age lamps from the '50s, '60s and '70s – either in mint condition or meticulouslymore...
Relocated from Buckhead to Inman Park, CITY ISSUE has evolved into a sanctum of midcentury furniture design. The store offers sectional sofas, sleek dining tables, curvaceous teak chairs, cocktail cabinets and space-age lamps from the '50s, '60s and '70s – either in mint condition or meticulously restored to all their vintage glory. Decorating flourishes include abstract original paintings, metallic wall hangings, Lucite sculptures and a selection of Floraline planters. Browsing in City Issue is the next best thing to having a time machine. less...

Best Reason To Go From iPod To Low-Tech BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Criminal Records

Best Resource For Would-Be Rock Stars BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Guitar Center
There are many fine independent music stores across Atlanta, but for sheer inventory none of them can match GUITAR CENTER. The store is a guitar player's paradise, walls covered with all types of electric guitars and basses, and a mind-numbing array of amplifiers and effects boxes. There's a room formore...
There are many fine independent music stores across Atlanta, but for sheer inventory none of them can match GUITAR CENTER. The store is a guitar player's paradise, walls covered with all types of electric guitars and basses, and a mind-numbing array of amplifiers and effects boxes. There's a room for acoustic guitars, and separate areas with keyboards, drum gear and pro audio. Looking for a 1958 Stratocaster? There's space set aside for rare guitars. The customer service is excellent and we just go ga-ga over all those Fenders and Gibsons. less...

Best Shopping District BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Little Five Points

Best Source For Funny Books BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Oxford Comics & Games
No comic-book store in the Atlanta area has the quantity of new titles of comics and graphic novels, or breadth of geek-centric merchandise, as the large-yet-crammed OXFORD COMICS & GAMES. The last remnant of the beloved local Oxford Book Store chain, Oxford Comics not only provides a place to pick upmore...
No comic-book store in the Atlanta area has the quantity of new titles of comics and graphic novels, or breadth of geek-centric merchandise, as the large-yet-crammed OXFORD COMICS & GAMES. The last remnant of the beloved local Oxford Book Store chain, Oxford Comics not only provides a place to pick up the week's latest sleek superhero and/or scruffy indie comics (they'll put them aside for you on request), it's also a convenient stop for, say, Hellboy lunch boxes, obscure anime movies on DVD or action figures for decorating your office space. less...

Best Source For Not Dressing Like All Your Girlfriends BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Jac

Best Source For "Tobacco" Supplies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Forty Two Degrees South

Best South-Of-The-Border Food Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Supermercado Chicago
Buford Highway is full of places that transport you to another country. If Mexico is your preferred destination, take a trip to SUPERMERCADO CHICAGO, where the tastes, smells and clientele are as authentic as it gets. There's a good array of Mexican groceries and a wide selection at the meat counter,more...
Buford Highway is full of places that transport you to another country. If Mexico is your preferred destination, take a trip to SUPERMERCADO CHICAGO, where the tastes, smells and clientele are as authentic as it gets. There's a good array of Mexican groceries and a wide selection at the meat counter, and the taqueria in back serves up delicious tacos on house-made tortillas. You can even buy fresh masa by the pound for your own homemade tamales. less...

Best Spa BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Blue Medspa

Best Specialty Market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Dick's Sporting Goods

Best Store For Finicky Stationery Enthusiasts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Artlite
OfficeMax is fine for those who like to buy their notepads or ballpoint pens in bulk, but for those who prize quality over quantity, only ARTLITE will do. Possibly the city's last surviving old-school office-supply store, Artlite carries full lines of French, Italian and Japanese notebooks, memo pads,more...
OfficeMax is fine for those who like to buy their notepads or ballpoint pens in bulk, but for those who prize quality over quantity, only ARTLITE will do. Possibly the city's last surviving old-school office-supply store, Artlite carries full lines of French, Italian and Japanese notebooks, memo pads, tablets, and journals from such high-end stationers as Rhodia, Clairefontaine and Moleskine – in addition to all the binders, staplers and envelopes you'd expect to find. On the other side of the store is Atlanta's best selection of fine pens: Montblanc, S.T. Dupont, Pelikan, Omas, Waterman and more. less...

Best Tattoo Studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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13 Roses Tattoo Parlor

Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Last Chance Thrift Store

Best Toy Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Toys """"R"""" Us (Atlanta Locations)
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best T-shirt Designs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Bang-On Custom T-Shirts

Best Used Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
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Book Nook
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

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