Del Norte Liquors Established in 1988, Dan’s is consistently ranked at the top among voters when it comes to all things for floors and windows, having won the honor years in a row. Why Dan’s? Expert advice, professional staff, courteous and reliable service, large selection and reasonable prices that are comparable to big-box stores. Dan and his staff are a pro’s pro. Bestof Taos 1574 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, RANCHOS DE TAOS • (575) 758-8904 Best Place to Buy Jewelry SECOND PLACE TIE Larry Martinez Jewelers Vargas Tile Company 4114 STATE ROAD 68, RANCHOS DE TAOS • (575) 758-5986 822 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-4169 LARRYMARTINEZJEWELER.COM VARGASTILE.COM BBesttGGardend CCentert anddNNursery In a town known for its many talented artisans, Larry Martinez has consistently stood on the top of the jewelry mountain. He is best known for his complex, museum-quality pieces that are “inspired by Native America.” His work has been exhibited in museums around the country and has certaily not gone unnoticed by Taoseños. Martinez also has an impressive selection of vintage pieces. Chances are, he has something gleaming under glass that will get your attention. Rio Grande Ace Hardware SOUTH: 1381 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-4268 NORTH: 223 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 751-2061 RIOGRANDEACE.COM Claireworks Gallery Best Home Furnishings 482A STATE ROAD 150, ARROYO SECO • (575) 776-5175 • CLAIREWORKS.COM Mattress Mary's Mountain Lifestyle Best Rock Shop Taos Gems & Minerals 815 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR • (575) 758-7730 • MATTRESSMARY.COM See story on P. 28 637 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-3910 TAOS-GEMS-MINERALS.BUSINESS.SITE Taos Lifestyle Taos Gems and Minerals is the oldest store of its kind in town. This well-established, family-operated treasure trove opened more than 45 years ago. The shop offers beautiful minerals and related items — such as dishes carved from fossil-filled rocks — and a healthy selection of jewelry-making supplies. A testimonial says it all: “Everything you can imagine if you are an artist using gems and minerals. Fun place to browse and nice pieces for sale. Very knowledgable owner, good prices.” 710C PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-0800 TAOSLIFESTYLE.COM Best Place to Buy a Mattress Taos Lifestyle Taos Rockers Petree Nursery & Greenhouses 229A CAMINO DEL LA PLACITA, TAOS • (575) 758-2326 • TAOSROCKERS.COM 710C PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR • (575) 758-7730 • MATTRESSMARY.COM Best Place to Ship a Package You don’t use the moniker “Mattress Mary” if you don’t know a thing or two about a good night’s sleep. Mary Domito (aka “Mattress Mary”) began her business life in Taos by opening Sleep Sanctuary in 2004 with a mission of offering a warm, friendly sleep shop in an otherwise rather nondescript industry. Since then, Domito added home furnishings to the mix (Toto Home) and later changed the business name to encompass the store. Taos Lifestyle has been the top dog for new mattress seekers in Taos times. See related story on P. 28. 25PETREE LANE (OFF BLUEBERRY HILL ROAD), TAOS • (575) 758-3021 The UPS Store PETREENURSERY.COM It’s springtime in the Southern Rockies and the people have spoken – Petree Nursery & Greenhouses is the Best Garden Center and Nursery in 2019’s Best of Taos survey. And really, that choice is a no-brainer. Where else can you get all your perennials and annuals grown right here in Taos, and at the lowest prices going? Not to mention low-priced soil amendments and other nutrients. Petree’s is Northern New Mexico’s largest and oldest nursery. 1335 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, UNIT 1, TAOS • (575) 758-8647 TAOS-NM-2317.THEUPSSTORELOCAL.COM When needing to carefully package and mail a treasured heirloom or that special gift, which may have taken several hours of searching for, Taoseños say they turn to tried-and-true UPS. A box full of pottery chards that was once a whole pot — bad. UPS — good. Red Arrow Emporium 1405 U.S. HIGHWAY 64, EL PRADO, IN THE OVERLAND RANCH COMPLEX (575) 758-0540 • REDARROWEMP.COM Rio Grande Ace Hardware 9 to 5 Ship and Print SOUTH: 1381 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-4268 NORTH: 223 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 751-2061 925 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 751-1313 • 9TO5TAOS.COM Best Liquor Store RIOGRANDEACE.COM Best Place to Buy Pet Supplies The Cellar Blue Sky Pet & Feed Supply Best Place to Buy Floor Coverings 623 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS, BEHIND CID'S FOOD MARKET (575) 758-7445 • THECELLARTAOS.COM 214 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-1841 Dan's Carpet, Tile & Window Coverings Taos’ newest liquor store has quickly become its most popular. The Cellar features a vast selection of craft beers, wines and spirits with a very well-versed staff to help in the decision-making. In just two years of operation The Cellar has impressed voters, awarding it with first-place honors both years. “It’s a labor of love,” says co-owner Angelica Robinson. “Every employee here has something to offer that helps keep expanding our selection.” See story on P. 54. FINDONFACEBOOK. Taos Tack and Pet Supply 7237 STATE HIGHWAY 518, RANCHOS DE TAOS • (575) 758-2420 710 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 737-9798 DANSCARPETANDFLOORS.COM TAOSTACKANDPETSUPPLY.COM BEST OF TAOS 2019 38
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