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1995 Readers Poll
1995 Critics Picks
Best Alterations

And sew, once again and with no needling necessary, the readers decided an Ace Tailor up the sleeve is the best way to clothes the wound of ill-fitting threads.

Express Alterations by Ace Custom Tailors
916 W. 12th
512/478-9965
www.acetailors.com

Best Appliance/Tv Repair

When your cathode-ray needs caressing, this repair shop has a touch that's almost magical.

Mr. Wizard's Electronics Service
1507 W. North Loop
512/454-1137

Best Carpenter

The plane choice of Chron readers.

Best Criminal Lawyer

And there are a lot of criminals in this town....

Best Dry Cleaner

Austin's most established cleaner and the perennial favorite among our readers.

Jack Brown Cleaners
615 W. MLK
512/478-4621

Best Electrician

Fox has 275 eager employees fighting over 150 vehicles for a chance to clean your pipes and get you wired right. And if they snake the U when they should've snaked the J, work's guaranteed for a year. Fowler is the early bird of the field, ready to go as early as 6am.

Fox-Schmidt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
757 Shady
512/385-3070

Best Emergency Room

Professional medical care provided with efficiency, precisely what you want in the event of an emergency.

Seton Hospital
2811 E. Second
512/324-4930
www.goodhealth.com/fac/brack.html

Best Fitness Club

Impeccable facility with an abundance of state-of-the-art equipment.

World Gym
115 E. Sixth
512/479-0044
www.worldgym.com/city.cfm?name=Austin&state=tx

Best Florist

No kidding, you can actually buy something here for less than a buck (open roses). With twice-a-day deliveries and a staff that encourages you to take your time browsing in the walk-in fridge, where you can pick just what you want for that perfect nosegay.

Best Hair Salon

A return winner, this salon is the highlight in the life of our readers dye-ing for a derring-do.

Maximum FX
1007 S. Congress Ste. 10-C
512/472-3331
www.maximumfx.com

Best Kennel/Vet

They promise to treat your kitty like it's their kitty, about the most comforting thing a pet owner can hear.

Best Laundromat

The former provides the no-frills, get-those-clothes-clean-and-get-going laundry experience while the latter offers the build-a-better-butt-whilst--waiting-for-the-dryer-to-stop approach.

Kwikwash Laundry
1138 Airport
512/929-9663

Best Photo Lab
HEB

The lab that gets you those important images quickly, economically, and conveniently.

HEB
7015 Village Center Dr., 512/502-8445
2400 S. Congress, 512/442-2354
2701 E. Seventh, 512/478-7328
10710 Research #200, 512/794-8221
6900 Brodie, 512/891-8900
11521 FM 620 N., 512/249-0558
2508 E. Riverside, 512/448-3544
201 FM 685 N., Pflugerville, 512/251-0002
1080 E. 290, Elgin, 512/285-4168
500 Canyon Ridge Dr., 512/973-8143
5808 Burnet, 512/453-8864
7112 Ed Bluestein #125, 512/926-1491
9414 N Lamar, 512/835-5400
600 W. William Cannon, 512/447-5544
6001 W. Parmer, 512/249-0400
5800 W. Slaughter, 512/301-9770
www.heb.com

Best Plumber

Fox has 275 eager employees fighting over 150 vehicles for a chance to clean your pipes and get you wired right. And if they snake the U when they should've snaked the J, work's guaranteed for a year. Fowler is the early bird of the field, ready to go as early as 6am.

Fox-Schmidt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
757 Shady
512/385-3070

Best Shoe Repair

The business that can heel what ails your footwear.

Austin Shoe Hospital
3106 Windsor, 512/477-6515
720 Congress, 512/477-5078
3300 Bee Caves Rd., 512/329-8104
1911 W. Ben White, 512/440-8788
8211 Burnet, 512/453-1961
5114 Balcones Woods Dr. Ste. 301-B, 512/345-8663
6781 Hwy. 290 W., 512/288-6386
1316 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock, 512/244-9124
306 S. Bell, Cedar Park, 512/219-8387
3932 RR 620 S., Lakeway, 512/263-4630
12119 Hwy. 290 W., 512/827-3398
www.austinshoehospital.com

 
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