Best of Austin More 2009 Critics Shopping Best Homegrown Incense: Mista Boombastick Most Dangerous Store for Graphic Design Addicts: Domy Books Best Top Shop for the Top-Heavy Gal: Petticoat Fair Best Art on the Spot: TIE: Art-o-Mat; Science Bear Arcade Best 12-Bar Vintage: Sonny's Vintage Swankiest Corner Store: Royal Blue Grocery Best Local Hardware Store and More: Neighborhood Hardware Best Thing Since Strut: Hush Hush Best New Artsploitation Venue / Gallery: The Fifth Gallery Best Place to Find King / Prince of the Monsters: Atomic City Best Pride Riders: Five Star Auto Group Best Locally Made Organic Night's Sleep: SleepWorld Best Place to Find Hidden Treasures, 2005: Texas Office Products & Supply Best Use of Space, 1997: Pronto Food Mart Best Cowboy Regalia, 2000: Allens Boots

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Best Local Shoppers: TIE: Go Local Austin; Austin Independent Business Alliance

Attention, shoppers! Shifting 10% of your spending to local stores would add 3,000 jobs to the Austin economy, and it's as easy now as when your great-great grammy bought a pelt at the trading post. The Austin Independent Business Alliance has made their IBIZ shopping districts the place to stock up (just look for the sign of the armadillo in shades). Don't think small business means big prices: The $10-a-year Go Local Card gives you the incentive to dump the chain stores in favor of hundreds of discount-offering Austinites. Seems a little bit of something local in your basket means a better future for Austin shopkeepers.

Austin Independent Business Alliance
PO Box 49545, 512/441-2123
www.ibuyaustin.com

Go Local Austin
80 Red River #215, 512/382-5514, infogolocal@gmail.com
www.golocalaustin.com

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