Best of Columbus Readers' Poll 2020: Arts, Culture and Retail

Alive staff
The Book Loft in German Village

Best music venue

First: Newport Music Hall

Second: Express Live — outdoors

Third: Ace of Cups

Best art gallery

First: OSU Urban Arts Space

Second: 934 Gallery

Third (tie): Wild Goose Creative

Third (tie): The Riffe Gallery 

Best theater group

First: CATCO

Second: Short North Stage

Third: Columbus Children’s Theatre

Best Hoochie

First: Haunted

Second: Coochie Man

Best local Twitter account

First: The Book Loft (@TheBookLoft1)

Second: Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad)

Third: Maggie Smith (@maggiesmithpoet)

Best bookstore

First: The Book Loft

Second: Half-Price Books 

Third: Two Dollar Radio Headquarters 

Best record store

First: Magnolia Thunderpussy 

Second: Used Kids Records

Third: Spoonful Records

Best women’s boutique

First: Tigertree

Second (tie): Thread

Second (tie): Vernacular

Best men’s boutique

First: Godfry’s

Second: Samson Men’s Emporium

Third: Pursuit

Best kids’ boutique

First: Cub Shrub

Second: Nicole’s for Children

Third: Small Talk

Best T-shirts

First: Homage

Second: High Street Tees

Third: Dog N Frog

Best vintage/consignment (apparel)

First: Rag-O-Rama

Second: Flower Child

Third: Out of the Closet

Best world

First: Otherworld

Second: This world

Best jewelry

First: Red Giraffe Designs

Second: One Six Five

Third: Peace Love Bling

Best furniture, décor and home goods

First: Elm & Iron

Second: Amish Originals

Third: Edwin Loy Home 

Best gift shop

First: Global Gifts

Second: The Candle Lab

Third: Tigertree

Best vintage/consignment/antiques (home goods)

First: Grandview Mercantile

Second: Flower Child

Third: One More Time Etc. 

Best gardening shop/nursery

First: Oakland Nurseries 

Second: Strader’s Garden Centers 

Third: Stump