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BEST TOBACCONIST

Golden Leaf Tobacco

Too often tobacco shops are geared toward folks just looking to pick up a pack of Marlboros or a crappy glass pipe—not a place true fans of America's carcinogen would be seen frequenting. The Golden Leaf, on the other hand, offers a champagne smoke-shop experience. Purchases are made on a solid bar-style wooden counter lined with big glass jars containing Golden Leaf's pipe tobacco blends. A roomy humidor lets you browse hundreds of cigars at your leisure. Large, comfy leather chairs and plenty of ashtrays mean there's no need to hurry on after you've made your selection. Glass cases hold an astonishing array of pipes, short and stubby or long and curvaceous, hewn from corncob, briarwood, meerschaum, and more. The sales folk will gladly lecture you on the properties of this cigar or that, help you pick out a great pipe on a budget, or give you tips on rolling your own cigarettes. Oh, and if you really want them to, they'll even sell you a pack of cowboy sticks.

Best Smoke Shop (2015) Golden Leaf Tobacco

BEST ADULT VIDEO STORE Sex World

BEST ART SUPPLIES MCAD Art Cellar

BEST BIKE SHOP Freewheel Bike

BEST BOOKSTORE (NEW) Micawber's Books

BEST BOOKSTORE (USED) Magers & Quinn

BEST BOUTIQUE Picky Girl

BEST CAMERA STORE National Camera Exchange

BEST CD STORE (NEW) The Electric Fetus

BEST CD STORE (USED) The Electric Fetus

BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORE Wild Rumpus Books

BEST CLOTHING STORE (KIDS) Savers

BEST CLOTHING STORE (MEN) Heimie's Haberdashery

BEST CLOTHING STORE (WOMEN) Opitz Outlet

BEST COMIC BOOK STORE Big Brain Comics

BEST GAMING STORE Source Comics & Games

BEST GARDEN CENTER Mother Earth Gardens

BEST GIFT SHOP I Like You

BEST HAIRCUT Moxie

BEST LINGERIE Frederick's of Hollywood

BEST LIQUOR STORE South Lyndale Liquors

BEST MALL Mall of America

BEST MUSIC STORE Guitar Center

BEST MYSTERY BOOKSTORE Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore

BEST NATURAL FOODS GROCERY Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli

BEST OUTDOORS STORE Midwest Mountaineering

BEST PET STORE Chuck and Don's Pet Outlet

BEST PLACE TO BUY A PIECE Clown Glass

BEST PLACE TO BUY USED VIDEO GAMES GameStop

BEST PLACE TO BUY VINYL Treehouse Records

BEST SALON/SPA Ivy Spa Club

BEST SCIENCE-FICTION BOOKSTORE Dreamhaven Books & Comics

BEST SHOE REPAIR George's Shoes & Skate Repair

BEST SPORTING GOODS Dick's Sporting Goods

BEST STORE FOR SEX TOYS Smitten Kitten

BEST TATTOO PARLOR Acme Tattoo

BEST THRIFT STORE Animal Ark Thrift and Pet Store

BEST TOY STORE Wonderment

BEST YARN STORE The Yarnery