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Favorite Businesses 2011


Naughty Business

• WINNER: Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother

458 E. Clayton St. · 706-543-4454

• RUNNER UP: Sexy Suz

50 Ganies School Rd. · 706-850-6919

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Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother would make an English teacher say “most unique.” This cornucopia of cool and kitsch is a general store filled with the things you need and the things you want – serious stuff with a flair, silly baubles with a smile. Costume headquarters for all seasons. (Winner: Favorite Naughty Business, Winner: Favorite Uniquely Athens Store, Runner Up: Favorite Store to Buy a Gift for Him)


Store to Buy a Gift for Her

• WINNER: Helix

146 E. Clayton St. · 706-354-8631

• RUNNER UP: Aurum Studios

125 E. Clayton St. · 706-546-8826


Store to Buy a Gift for Him

• WINNER: Helix

146 E. Clayton St. · 706-354-8631

• RUNNER UP: Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother

458 E. Clayton St. · 706-543-4454


Store to Buy a Gift for Mom

• WINNER: Helix

146 E. Clayton St. · 706-354-8631

• RUNNER UP: Native America Gallery

195 E. Clayton St. · 706-543-8425


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Helix is just the cool and interesting shop you would expect to find while strolling around downtown, a perfect complement to the nighttime music scene and an unfailing potpourri of gifts for everybody from sweethearts to kids to their mammas and daddies. (Winner: Favorite Place to Buy a Gift for Her, Winner: Favorite Place to Buy a Gift for Him, Winner: Favorite Place to Buy a Gift for Mom, Winner: Favorite Local Boutique)

Local Boutique

• WINNER: Helix

337 N. Hull St. · 706-369-9767

• RUNNER UP: Cheeky Peach

269 N. Hull St. · 706-353-1322


Place to Buy Local Art

• WINNER: Aurum Studios

125 E. Clayton St. · 706-546-8826

• RUNNER UP: Agora

260 W. Clayton St. · 706-316-0130


Place to See Local Art

• WINNER: ATHICA

160 Tracy St. · 706-208-1613

• RUNNER UP: Flicker Theatre & Bar

263 W. Washington St. · 706-546-0039


Thrift/Vintage Store

• WINNER: Agora

260 W. Clayton St. · 706-316-0130

• RUNNER UP: Dynamite

143 N. Jackson St. · 706-543-1243


Place to Buy Wine

• WINNER: Five Points Bottle Shop

1655 S. Lumpkin St. · 706-543-6989

3685 Atlanta Hwy. · 706-316-2337

• RUNNER UP: Gosford Wine

1059 Baxter St. · 706-613-5828


Place to Buy Beer

• WINNER: Five Points Bottle Shop

1655 S. Lumpkin St. · 706-543-6989

3685 Atlanta Hwy. · 706-316-2337

• RUNNER UP: The Beer Growler

1059 Baxter St. · 706-850-6565

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Five Points Bottle Shop is an Athens institution serious about what it does best, which is stocking a wide array of wine, beer, whiskeys and liquors and helping you find what you need for every occasion, unless you’re under-age, and then they’ll grab your ID (“No crybabies!”). (Winner: Favorite Place to Buy Wine, Winner: Favorite Place to Buy Beer)


Uniquely Athens Store

• WINNER: Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother

458 E. Clayton St. · 706-543-4454

• RUNNER UP: Agora

260 W. Clayton St. · 706-316-0130