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Support Historic Downtown Bristol — vote for our businesses in the Virginia Living 3rd Annual Best of Virginia Readers' Survey

January 20, 2014

Historic Downtown Bristol — and all is has to offer — needs just 10 minutes of your time! It’s that time of year again—the Virginia Living 3rd Annual Best of Virginia Readers' Survey (http://www.virginialiving.com/Vote). And so it's time to vote for your favorite restaurants, shops, museums, hotels, arts events and more in Historic Downtown Bristol!

There are several categories that fit businesses and events in downtown Bristol. See the list below to check out the relevant categories and businesses that fit the category — remember though that only businesses on the Virginia side of town are eligible. Also, there are loads of other broader categories — such as Best Contractor or Best Real Estate Agency — so start voting! You will need to vote by answering with the business / event name and the city (Bristol).

2. Best Art Event — Art D'Vine or State of the Arts Weekend
6. Best Music Venue — Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (there is not a category for music festivals so we think this is the best option for BRRR voting)
8. Best Performing Arts Company — Bristol Ballet
9. Best Special Event Venue — Bristol Train Station
10. Friendliest Town — Bristol
12. Best "Do Not Miss" Attraction for Tourists — Downtown State Street, Bristol
13. Best Historic Site — Bristol Sign
27. Best Antiques — Willow Creek, Grand Antiques, or The Boxwood
41. Best Florist's — Pen's Floral
42. Best Gift Shop — blowfish emporium, Cranberry Lane, or Phyl's
43. Best Hair Salon — Salon 525, Josh Helms Salon, or The Mad Hatter Salon
53. Best Men's Clothing — Blakley Mitchell
61. Best Shoe Store — Shoozies
62. Best Shopping Area/Mall — Downtown Bristol
65. Best Women's Clothing — Serendipity, Pretty Girl Station, or Studio 6
66. Best Bakery — Blackbird Bakery
67. Best BBQ restaurant — Eatz on Moore Street
68. Best Breakfast Restaurant — Blackbird Bakery or Burger Bar (they serve breakfast on Saturdays)
69. Best Burger Joint — Burger Bar
72. Best Dessert Menu — Blackbird Bakery
75. Best Local Ice Cream — Blackbird Bakery
77. Best Locally-Owned Coffee Shop — Blackbird Bakery
80. Best Overall Restaurant — Shanghai or Eatz on Moore Street
82. Best Place for Lunch — Shanghai or Eatz on Moore Street
89. Best Wine Shop — Inari Wines

Go to http://www.virginialiving.com/Vote to cast your ballot where you will need to click on the Southwestern Region to vote for Bristol businesses. There is a limit of one ballot per person per region. When you have finished voting, click the “Submit Survey” button and your vote will be cast! You have until 11:59 p.m. EST Friday, January 24 to submit your ballot.

To thank you for helping Virginia Living identify the best Virginia has to offer, when you submit your ballot you will automatically be entered to win a 16GB Apple iPad Air WiFi ($499)! At the end of the voting period, Virginia Living will draw one lucky voter’s name to win!