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Readers’ Choice 2019 Nominations: Downtown Businesses

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It’s the 16th year for the Johnson City Press’s annual Readers’ Choice: Best of The Best Competition. Downtown Johnson City dominated the competition this year with over 40 Downtown Johnson City businesses getting to the voting stage of the competition. From brewery’s to shops to restaurants to massage studios to family-fun activities Downtown Johnson City has it all. Below is the list of all the Downtown Johnson City businesses that have made it to the voting stage of the competition and what categories they are nominated in. Voting ends on August 14th! The link to vote is https://contests.johnsoncitypress.com/2019_best_of_jc/#//

·       Atlantic Ale House

o   Bar

o   Happy Hour

o   Pet friendly Business

·       Barley Waters

o   Bar

o   Places to Buy Beer

o   Sports Bar

·       Label Restaurant

o   Bar

o   Happy Hour

o   Brunch

o   French Fries

o   Hamburger

o   Sushi

o   Steakhouse

·       Tipton Street Pub

o   Bar

o   Pet Friendly Business

o   Late-Night

·       Wild Wing Cafe

o   Wings

o   Live Music Venue

o   Bar

o   Happy Hour

o   Sports Bar

·       JRH Brewing

o   Micro-Brewery

·       Johnson City Brewing Company

o   Micro-Brewery

o   Pet Friendly Business

·       Sabores

o   Happy Hour

o   Business Lunch

·       Into the Fire

o   Custom Artwork

·       Cross Stitch and Crafts

o   Craft Store

o   Sewing Supplies

·       Bernina In Stitches

o   Craft Store

o   Sewing Supplies

·       Shellshead Ballet

o   Dance Studio

·       Skillville Community Workspace

o   Date Spot

o   Over 50 Date Night

o   Birthday Party Venue

·       The Art of Escape

o   Date Spot

o   Escape Room

o   Fun for the Whole Family

o   Tourist Spot

o   Over 50 Date Night

o   Family Entertainment

o   Take the Grand Kids  

o   Children’s Entertainment

·       StudioWed

o   Event Planner

·       VENUE at the King’s Centre

o   Event Venue

·       The Gallery: Wedding Venue & Special Events Facility

o   Event Venue

·       Quantum Leap Trampoline Park

o   Trampoline Park

o   Over 50 Date Night  

o   Birthday Party Venue

o   Fun for the Whole Family

o   Family Entertainment 

o   Children’s Entertainment  

·       Capone’s

o   Live Music Venue

·       Down Home

o   Live Music Venue

·       The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room

o   Live Music Venue

o   Bagel

o   Coffee Shop

·       Founders After 5

o   Local Event

·       Little Chicago Downtown Music and Arts Festival

o   Local Event

·       It’s in the Details

o   Party and Event Supplies

o   Rental Store

·       Trek Bicycle

o   Bicycle Store

·       Local Motion Cyclery

o   Bicycle Store

·       White Duck Taco Shop

o   Pet-Friendly Business

o   Mexican

·       Shamrock Beverage & Tobacco Shop

o   Tobacco

o   Pet-Friendly Business

o   Carry-Out

o   Hotdog

o   Ice Cream

o   Deli-Sandwiches

o   Iced Tea

·       Lotus Farm and Garden Supply

o   Lawn and Garden Store

·       Select Seven Credit Union

o   Credit Union

·       Edward Jones

o   Financial Planner

o   Investment Firm

·       Herndon, Coleman, Brading, and Mckee

o   Lawyer-Personal Injury

o   Lawyer-Family

o   Law Firm

·       Cakebuds Bakery

o   Bakery

o   Cupcakes

o   Dessert

·       The Firehouse Restaurant

o   BBQ

·       Southern Craft BBQ

o   BBQ

o   Chicken Wings

o   Fried Chicken

o   Ribs

o   Caterers

·       Dos Gatos Coffee Bar

o   Vegan

o   Coffee Shop

o   Breakfast

o   Gluten Free

·       Open Doors Coffeehouse

o   Breakfast

o   Coffee Shop

o   Vegan

·       Wok & Hibachi

o   Buffett

o   Carry-Out

o   Asian Restaurant

·       Red Meze Downtown

o   Business Lunch

o   Vegan

·       Mid City Grill

o   Carry-Out

o   French Fries

o   Hamburgers

o   Gluten Free Menu

o   Late-Night

o   Vegan

·       Swirled

o   Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

·       The Main Street Pizza Company

o   Pizza

o   Late-Night

·       Johnson City Farmers Market

o   Local Produce Stand

·       Ole Guacamoles

o   Mexican Restaurant

·       West Main Antiques and Variety

o   Antique Store

·       Atomik Comics

o   Book/Music Store

o   Gifts/Collectables

·       Atlantis

o   Boutique

·       East Tennessee Hemp Company

o   CBD Oil Supplier

·       Mountain Roots Hemp Dispensary & Café

o   CBD Oil Supplier

·       Owls Nest Clothing & More

o   Thrift Store

o   Women’s Clothing

o   Baby Clothes

·       Downtown Yoga Center

o   Yoga

o   Over 50 Date Night

·       Silverball City Arcade

o   Over 50 Date Night

·       Townview Senior Living  

o   Retirement Community

·       Olson’s Martial Arts

o   Martial Arts

·       Curt Malyar’s USA Karate

o   Martial arts

o   Birthday Party Venue

o   Local Business Website

·       Crystal Massage Studio

o   Massage Studio

·       Samadhi Healing arts Center

o   Yoga Studio

·       WJHL

o   Local TV Station

·       The High Road Agency

o   Local Advertising Agency

·       The Net360

o   Local Advertising Agency

·       Johnson City Chamber of Commerce

o   Local Business to Business Organization 

·       Johnson City Family Skate Center

o   Birthday Party Venue

Downtown Merchant Monday Spotlight- Faces by Ren

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Faces by Ren

Meet Ren Allen! Ren is an amazing makeup artist, body painter and owner of Faces by Ren located in downtown Johnson City. She offers makeup wedding packages, prom/event makeup, commercial makeup and more!

How many years has your business been open in Downtown Johnson City?

4 years of the business being in the downtown space.

How long have you been in the makeup business?

Ren has been in the makeup business for 18 years.

What is your favorite makeup design experience?

Assisting at the World Body Painting Festival in Austria.

Why did you choose to locate your business downtown?

Ren thought the progress that was happening in the downtown community would help spark the next level of her business and she felt welcome as an artist. During the interview, she said, “Downtown JC had my vibe. I love walking out my door and having so many food options and live music”. Ren feels more connected to the downtown community.

Favorite spot to hangout downtown when you are not working?

Willow Tree for the live music and the atmosphere.

Where is your business located?

308 S. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601

Website?

https://www.facesbyren.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Merchant Monday Spotlight- King of Hearts Salon

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King of Hearts Salon

Meet Jacob, owner of King of Hearts Salon located in the King’s Centre Building. Fun fact, his wife works right next door to him at Crystal Massage!

Where did the name King of Hearts come from?

The salon is in the King’s Centre Building so it’s something easy to remember and it rolls off the tongue.

How long has the business been in Downtown Johnson City?

The business opened on August 15, 2018.

Favorite part about being downtown?

Jacob enjoys being a part of the downtown community and knowing a lot of the other business owners.

Best thing about being a hairstylist?

Jacob believes it has a lot to do with the community as well. It gives the ability to make a living through your own artistic expression. A huge pro is being able to see a wide variety of people every day.

What is your favorite, cut or color? Why?

Jacob said he can’t really pick one over the other. He believes that nothing beats making someone’s day by giving a good hair cut or doing a good color on someone.

How long have you been in the salon industry?

Jacob has been in the industry for 10 years.

Why did you choose to locate your business in Downtown Johnson City?

“I’ve worked, played, or lived down here for most of my adult life and I’ve always wanted to own a business downtown”.

Where is your business located?

300 E Main Street #155, Johnson City, TN 37601

Facebook Page:

King of Hearts Salon

@kingofheartsjc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown “Merchant Monday Spotlight”- Owl’s Nest

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Owl’s Nest

Meet Jessica and Brian Moore, owners of the Owl’s Nest in Downtown Johnson City. Owl’s Nest is a consignment store which clothes for kids, adults, and infants as well as toys and home decor!

Where did the name Owl’s Nest come from?

Originally, Jessica and Brian owned 2 consignment stores on Roan Street. The Little Hoot was focused on kids clothing and The Nest targeted adult clothing. They combined the two names to incorporate kids and adults clothing into one store.

Why did you decide to move to Downtown Johnson City?

“It chose us”. They saw the building and called the realtor to get more information. The realtor told them she was writing up a proposal to come to them first because so many people recommended them to take that space. They saw potential for the space and signed a contract. A year later, Owl’s Nest opened.

Fun fact about the business?

They are a “mom & pop” business. Jessica and Brian have been married for 15 years. Their family is from Louisiana and they relocated to Johnson City after the hurricane.

How long have you been in Johnson City?***

9 years the business has been

How do you balance work/family life?

They have 4 kids, 2 still at home. “It has been a challenge at times but it’s super cool how my husband and I will share the duties of family life. We bring work into family and family into work”. Jessica shared how her kids know that business is part of their family and they help whenever they can.

Where is your business located?

113 Cherry Street #80, Johnson City, TN 37604

Facebook Page:

Owl’s Nest Store