It's a water-to-landslide as the Toad does it again, taking over 50% of the vote! The Baobab Tree made a respectable showing in second, just edging out the BookPeople/Book Stop megastores.
1206 W. 38th, Ste. 1101
The happy home of the half-off overruns sells some used, but also an amazing (and cheap!) selection of new volumes. The Assistance League's Thrift House came in second.
Yes, this first-place winner and previous poll winner pulled ahead enough to create a visible gap, but runner's-up Dragonsnaps and Wild Child are closing that chasm.
It takes more than just a few grains of faith to be able to pull off quality kids' entertainment, and the ex-Grains of Faith leader has what it takes: a guitar, a fresh attitude, and a goofy sense of humor. Last year's winner Andy Ehrenfield, along with partner Amy, took second.
Could it be their massive selection, or their kid-friendly buying policy, or just that there's one on almost every derned corner? Who knows? Blockbuster keeps busting up this category year after year. Other notables include Toad Hall, I Luv Video, and Borders.
The runaway (train), land(slide), hands down (in the sandbox), no-contest swinger of over 80% of the vote -- Ladies and Gentlemen, and children of all ages: We present... Zilker Playscape.
What's blue and green and loved all over, and wins this category every year? Barton Springs o'course. The shallows, the lounging mommy and daddy rocks, the springboard... what better way to live the Austin Life? Try out some of the other contenders, that's how! Deep Eddy took a solid second, Hamilton Pool placed third, and most of the city's neighborhood pools got at least a mention.
Something very David and Goliath about this. South Austin's beloved Terra Toys takes on the mammoth giraffe and makes a good show! Toy Joy, Over the Rainbow, and Anna's Toy Depot fill out the runners-up positions.
Toys R Us
4025 Capital of Texas Hwy.
Our benevolent Springs Eternal beat out its own home, perennial fave Zilker Park, for the first time in four years. Deep Eddy and Lake Travis gathered enough votes to splash into second, while "Sleeping" (!) stole third.
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