The 2nd Street Market is the perfect spot for local produce, baked goods, spices, and other culinary delights. There are also many artisans and vendors to find gifts for everyone on your list. CONTRIBUTED

Best of Dayton 2018: Shopping & Services winners

Where should you take your car for service, find that unique local gift or a talented tattoo artist?

We asked you to let us know the best of the best and you voted. Here are the winners of the 2018 Best of Dayton contest in the shopping and services categories.

Best Auto Dealer 

WINNER: Jeff Schmitt Auto Group

Multiple locations


SECOND PLACE: Voss Chevrolet 

100 Loop Road, Centerville  WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: White Allen Chevrolet 

442 N. Main St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

Grismer Tire worker Justin Ratliff fills a new tire on a customer’s car. TY GREENLEES / COX MEDIA GROUP
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Best Auto Repair 

WINNER: Grismer Tire & Auto Service

Multiple locations


SECOND PLACE: Kettering Auto Care 

2609 S. Kettering Drive, Kettering  WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Tire Discounters

Multiple locations 


Best Barber Shop 

WINNER: Centerville Barbers 

162 W. Franklin St., Centerville  Facebook

SECOND PLACE: Vandalia Barber Shop 

124 E. National Road, Vandalia  WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: Hicks’ Barber Shop & Shave Parlor

16 Brown St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

Best Consignment/ Resale Store 

WINNER: Home 2 Home 

261 E. Alex-Bell Road, Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: Clothes That Work Boutique 

1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Clash Dayton 

521 E. Fifth St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

Nothing says the holidays quite like receiving one of these little golden boxes from Esther Price. Your loved ones will adore receiving them as well so definitely plan to stop in and stock up for hostess gifts, teacher gifts and more. CONTRIBUTED

Best Dayton-centric gifts 

WINNER: Esther Price chocolates

Multiple locations 


SECOND PLACE: Dorothy Lane Market Killer Brownies

 2710 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood,  6177 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp. and 740 N. Main St. Springboro


THIRD PLACE: Heart Mercantile T-shirts

438 E. Fifth St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook  

Best Farmers Market 

WINNER: 2nd Street Market 

600 E. Second St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: Yellow Springs Farmers Market

228 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs  Facebook  

THIRD PLACE: Miamisburg Farmers Market

1146 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg  Facebook 

Best Florist 

WINNER: Oberer’s Flowers 

1448 Troy St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: The Flowerman

70A Westpark Road, Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: Furst The Florist & Greenhouse 

1306 Troy St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

Best Hair Salon 

WINNER: Square One Salon

Multiple locations 


SECOND PLACE: The Red Salon 

5847 Far Hills Ave., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: The Salon on Rahn & Day Spa

30 W. Rahn Road, Dayton  WebsiteFacebook  

Best Jewelry Store 

WINNER: Ohio Silver Co.

245 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs  Facebook  

SECOND PLACE: James Free Jewelers

3100 Far Hills Ave., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook  

THIRD PLACE: Elizabeth Diamond Company 

7245 Far Hills Ave., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

Best Pet Grooming 

WINNER: Bubbles N Bows

2517 Patterson Road, Dayton   Facebook  

SECOND PLACE: Urban Dog Day Spa

40 N. Main St. Suite 101, Miamisburg  Website / Facebook 

THIRD PLACE: Oregon Tails Pet Salon

502 Wayne Ave., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

The 2nd Street Market  won best place for unique gifts in the 2018 Best of Dayton contest. FILE
Photo: Staff Writer

Best Place for Unique Gifts 

WINNER: 2nd Street Market 

600 E. Second St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: Heart Mercantile

438 E. Fifth St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook  

THIRD PLACE: Yellow Springs Toy Company 

252 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs  Facebook 

Best place to shop if you don’t want to dress like everyone else 

WINNER: Clash Dayton 

521 E. Fifth St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: Wildflower Boutique

232 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs  WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: Hedges and Wolf 

504 E. Fifth St., Dayton  Facebook

Best Realtor 

WINNER: Mark Ryan Group

51 Plum St., Beavercreek  WebsiteFacebook  

SECOND PLACE: Miranda Biedenharn 

8900 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: Kunal Patel Group

4139 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Beavercreek  WebsiteFacebook  

Woodhouse Day Spa won ‘best spa’ in the 2018 Best of Dayton contest. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: biz

Best Spa 

WINNER: The Woodhouse Day Spa 

4412 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek  WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: The Salon on Rahn & Day Spa 

30 W. Rahn Rd., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook  

THIRD PLACE: 252 West Salon & Med Spa

252 W. Franklin St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook  

Best Tattoo Artist 

WINNER: Ronny James, White Anvil Tattoo Company

135 E. Fourth St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook  

SECOND PLACE: Justin “Babs” Barbarino 


THIRD PLACE: Robbie Bauer, Rebel Rebel Tattoo 

452 E. Fifth St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

Best Tattoo Shop 

WINNER: Truth and Triumph Tattoo

613 Watervliet Ave., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook  

SECOND PLACE: Rebel Rebel Tattoo 

452 E. Fifth St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Monkey Bones Tattoo

3361 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek   Facebook  

Valley Thrift Store is located at 1717 Woodman Drive Kettering, OH 45420
Photo: Shannon Reiswig / EyeEm

Best Thrift Store 

WINNER: Valley Thrift 

1717 Woodman Drive, Kettering  WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: Goodwill Oregon District

501 E. Fifth St., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store 

945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton and 4825 Salem Ave., Dayton  WebsiteFacebook 

Best Vet 

WINNER: Covenant Animal Clinic 

115 E. Franklin St., Bellbrook  WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: Airway Animal Clinic

4092 Colonel Glenn Hwy.  WebsiteFacebook  

THIRD PLACE: Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic

5655 Bigger Road, Kettering  WebsiteFacebook