Best of Maple Grove 2009

by | Jun 2009

It’s no longer the question of what to do in Maple Grove- with the recent boom in restaurants and other new businesses, the question now is “where’s the best place to do it?”

It’s no longer the question of what to do in Maple Grove – with the recent boom in restaurants and other new businesses, the question now is “where’s the best place to do it?” But Maple Grove wasn’t built in a day; our city can go the distance. So in the spirit of a little friendly competition, we asked the community who should bring home the gold medal in 25 different categories. In many categories the race was neck and neck, but only one could cross the finish line first. We proudly present the Best of Maple Grove 2009.

Best Burger: Champps Americana
For the second straight year, Champps Americana grabbed the gold medal for the best burgers. You can’t beat the classic menu of mouth-watering selections like the pepperjack bacon Stack Burger and the patty melt on Russian rye. 13521 80th Circle N., 763.494.4515

Silver medal: Granite City Food & Brewery. Bronze: Three Squares Restaurant.

Best Brunch: Granite City Food & Brewery
When it comes to mixing breakfast and lunch,Granite City Food & Brewery took home MVB (Most Valuable Brunch) honors. On Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can take a tour through a loaded buffet line. 11909 Main Street, 763.416.0010.

Silver: Rush Creek Golf & Country Club. Bronze: Champps

Best Night Out: Dave & Buster’s
In a category geared towards grown-up fun, the winner made it clear that nobody’s too old for video games. Happy-hour specials, fantastic food and games proved to be the best combo for a night on the town. 11780 Fountains Way, 763.493.9815.

Silver: The Lookout Bar & Grill. Bronze: Houlihan’s.

Best Remodeler: Hunerberg Construction Co.
People in Maple Grove love their homes, but when it comes to making some changes, you said Hunerberg Construction was the way to go. The company has more than 1,000 diverse projects to its credit and 25 years of experience in residential construction and has also specialized in water intrusion for the past five years. (See before and after photos above.) 11102 86th Ave. N., 763.463.5040.

Best Landscaper: Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery
When it comes to maintaining a yard, looks are everything. This fifth-generation family business ran away with the gold as the force behind the city’s most appealing landscapes. 9293 Pineview Ln., 763.420.4400.

Silver: Fair’s Nursery

Best Interior Designer: A Place Called Home

There’s no place like home, or in this case, A Place Called Home. Voters said this store was the best place to shop for beautifying their home with tableware, candles or other home accents. A Place Called Home, 7889 Main St., 763.773.4663

Silver: Ethan Allen

Best New Shop: Clothes Mentor
With a flurry of new stores popping up all over town, you said Clothes Mentor, which opened last February, was the most popular. This resale store buys and sells “gently used” apparel especially for women. 13641 Grove Drive, 763.494.4584.

Silver: Edelweiss Baby. Bronze: Willow Salon

Best Floral: Donato’s Floral
The best flowers in Maple Grove can be found on Main Street at Donato’s Floral, which offers a variety of plants and bouquets to match all seasons and occasions.  This venerable Maple Grove institution, which celebrated its 20th Anniversary last year, has won this category for the second year in a row. 7788 Main St., 763.416.0488.

Silver: Maple Grove Floral.
Bronze: Bachman’s

Best Hair Salon: Marc Daniel Salon
Marc Daniel Salon’s mission is to “bring out the beauty that makes you amazing.” With all the votes the salon garnered, we know that Maple Grove is full of amazing, beautiful people. 7884 Main St., 763.416.0027.

Silver: Salon Sartor.
Bronze: Willow Salon

Best Mani/Pedi: Marc Daniel Salon
Not only is Marc Daniel Salon the top spot for hair, don’t forget to get your nails done while you’re there. 7884 Main St., 763.416.0027. 

Silver: Salon Sartor.
Bronze: Karmen Bonhorst of Simonson’s.

Best Message Therapist: Jamie Lawless, North Maple Grove Chiropractic
If you’re looking for deep relaxation, you’re in the best hands with Jamie Lawless. Lawless, a CMT who specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, sports, hot stone and pregnancy massages, has owned her own practice for over six years. 9505 Black Oak Ln. N., 763.463.9444

Silver: Jenny Baker of Simonson’s.
Bronze: Massage Envy

Best Vet: Animal Wellness Center of Maple Grove

Maple Grove residents love their pets, so keeping them healthy is an important priority. Voters trust Animal Wellness Center of Maple Grove to help keep their furry friends in fine fettle. 7000 E. Fish Lake Road, 763.420.7958.

Silver: Veterinary Center on Main.
Bronze: Banfield Pet Hospital


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