Santa Monica Most Loved Contest – 2017

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VOTING ENDS: February 28th!


= On Main Street

  • Business in Downtown SM:
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Runners-Up:
  • Salon Tru,
    Pure Barre
  • Business on Main Street:
  • Pedal or Not Electric Bikes
  • Runners-Up:
  • HaleARTS Space,
    Urth Caffé
  • Business on Montana Avenue:
  • m0851
  • Runners-Up:
  • Ten Women Gallery,
    Peek Kids
  • Business on Pico Boulevard:
  • Crossfit Reflex
  • Runners-Up:
  • Sewing Arts Center,
    Sweet Rose Creamery,
    Trader Joe’s (3rd place tie)
  • Business on the Santa Monica Pier:
  • Rusty’s Surf Ranch
  • Runners-Up:
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.,
    The Albright
  • Art Gallery/Gift Shop featuring locally-made products:
  • Ten Women Gallery
  • Runners-Up:
  • HaleARTS Space,
  • Auto-Related Business:
  • StayJax
  • Runners-Up:
  • More Joy Auto,
    Stokes Tires
  • Bike-Centric Business:
  • Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica
  • Runners-Up:
  • Bike Attack,
    Pedal or Not Electric Bikes
  • Coffee Bar/Bakery:
  • Groundwork Coffee Co.
  • Runners-Up:
  • Lo/Cal Coffee + Market,
    Thyme Cafe
  • Clothing Boutique featuring sustainable/reused products:
  • American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
  • Runners-Up:
  • Brat Store,
    Buffalo Exchange
  • Fitness/Yoga/Pilates/Dance Studio:
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Runners-Up:
  • Basecamp Fitness,
    CrossFit Reflex
  • Happy Hour:
  • Areal Restaurant
  • Runners-Up:
  • The Craftsman Bar + Kitchen,
    Rusty’s Surf Ranch,
    Upper West (tie)
  • Hotel/Motel for a Staycation:
  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
  • Runners-Up:
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows + Shutters on the Beach
  • Kid-Centric Business:
  • The Pretender’s Studio
  • Runners-Up:
  • Swim With Heart,
    Mathnasium of Santa Monica
  • Live Music/Entertainment/ Comedy Venue:
  • Harvelle’s
  • Runners-Up:
  • Rusty’s Surf Ranch,
    Westside Comedy Club
  • Mural located on a business/commercial property:
  • “Anything Can Happen” by Ruben Rojas,
    Beautify Earth (Location: Books + Cookies, Main St).
  • Runners-Up:
  • “Beach Day” by Bumblebee Loves You (631 Wilshire),
  • “You Are Beautiful” by Ruben Rojas
    + Spencer “MAR” Guilbert (Surf Liquor, Main St)
  • Natural/Organic/Health Food Store:
  • Co-Opportunity Natural Foods
  • Runners-Up:
  • Whole Foods Market SM,
    One Life Natural Foods
  • Pet-Centric Business:
  • Healthy Spot + Centinela Feed (tie)
  • Runners-Up:
  • Bark Williams,
  • Restaurant/Cafe featuring locally-sourced ingredients:
  • SM Seafood Co.
  • Runners-Up:
  • Local Kitchen + Wine Bar,
    Thyme Cafe
  • Santa Monica Farmers Market Farmer:
  • Murray Family Farms
  • Runners-Up:
  • Harry’s Berries,
    Maggie’s Farm,
    Weiser Farms (tie)
  • Santa Monica Farmers Market Prepard Food Vendor:
  • Bezian Bakery
  • Runners-Up:
  • Bertha’s Tamales,
    The Victorian Pancake Stall
  • Salon/Spa:
  • Salon Tru
  • Runners-Up:
  • Framed Salon,
    Burke Williams
  • Surf/Skate Shop:
  • ZJ Boarding House
  • Runners-Up:
  • Jack’s Surfboards,
    Rip City Skates (tie)
  • Tech Startup:
  • Nimble
  • Runners-Up:
  • Expert DoJo,
  • Business with the Best SM Vibe:
  • Santa Monica Seafood Co
  • Runners-Up:
  • BRAT Store,
    Basecamp Fitness
  • Most Loved Locally-Owned/ Independent Business in Santa Monica:
  • Sewing Arts Center
  • Runners-Up:
  • Salon Tru,
    Santa Monica Seafood,
    The Pretenders Studio

Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun competition. Nearly 3,400 of you voted…not bad for the 3rd year!


THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 MOST LOVED SM CONTEST SPONSORS: Buy Local SM Committee, SM Daily Press, Montana Avenue Merchants Association, Main Street Business Improvement Association, Pico Improvement Organization, Downtown SM Inc, SM Pier Corporation, SM Chamber of Commerce, SM Farmers Markets, SM Travel + Tourism and the City of Santa Monica.

Also a big thank you to the following businesses who generously donated raffle prizes for the 2016 contest. The raffle prize winners will be notified in May: Bezian Bakery, Del Frisco’s Grille, m0851 Santa Monica, Orange Theory Fitness, PT Solutions, Pure Barre Santa Monica, Salon Tru, Santa Monica Seafood, Tasti D Lite/ Planet Smoothie, The Craftsman and Zaniac Santa Monica. (We will be announcing the lucky winners of the 2016 raffle shortly! Stay tuned!).

And last but not least, a shout out to Rob Schwenker (SMDP/ Buy Local Exec Committee Member), Jenny Medina (SMDP), Mackenzie Carter (Downtown SM, Inc/ Buy Local SM Committee Member), + Jennifer Taylor (City of SM/ Buy Local Committee Chair) for making this campaign a reality! Photos courtesy of Brandon Wise, SMDP.

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