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Readers' Choice: Vote For Your Favorite Business in Town

The Readers' Choice nominations are in and now it's time to vote for your favorite businesses in town.

We've spent the past few weeks asking our readers to . Now it's time to pick the best of the best.

Help Livermore Patch pick winners in each of the categories below. (Click on the links and vote in the poll attached to each article.)

Cast your vote by Aug. 17. Whichever businessĀ gets the most votes in each category will be named a Readers' Choice 2012 winner.

Automotive

Entertainment

Food & Drink

Health & Beauty

Home

Kids/Family

Shopping

Trevor Tooze July 23, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Doing this poll, the way you have it set up, is too slow and cumbersome. Why don't you just list the names?
Webmaster July 23, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Thomas Coyne Winery is the best. Read about the winery here. http://thomascoynewinery.com Better yet come out and visit and bring a picnic for the best view of the Livermore Valley.
Cherry July 24, 2012 at 02:37 AM
No General Contractor category?
Trevor Tooze July 24, 2012 at 05:27 AM
It seems to me that this is not working. How many votes were cast?
Penandra August 01, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I would have to agree with Trevor that this set up seems rather cumbersome. It does seem like the poll could have been set up a little more user friendly. Some of the categories seem unusual . . . . how would one ever consider "In Between Stitches" a "craft" store? It's a [excellent] quilt shop with related items that customers may have an interest, but I would never see it in the same category as Richards or Joann's --- that's not fair to any of the nominees. Also, I would have recommended "Coffee House" rather than "Coffee Shop" . . . "Coffee Shop" sounds more like Mike's Cafe than Peet's or Starbucks.
Trevor Tooze August 01, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I would harbor a guess, that friends nominate a friend's business. Some of these, are virtually unknown. The "best of" in Pleasanton has never really been fair, because businesses actively solicit votes in many ways, such as giving customers voting slips with their receipts. Either find a fair way or just do not do it. It is not adding readers, if that is what you expect.
J L August 17, 2012 at 08:05 PM
There isn't even enough votes on most of these categories to declare an accurate winner. It's kind of a joke.

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