The votes are in! More than 3,000 votes were cast and we are pleased to announce the results of our fifth annual Readers’ Choice Awards. On this list, we celebrate ten 5-time repeat winners alongside a host of new businesses. In West Chester and Liberty, we are surrounded and spoiled by successful small businesses and their owners, our neighbors. It’s not unusual to be greeted by name as we enter these favorite places. Their commitment to customers and our community is unequaled. This month, we celebrate the local businesses you love. Read on to see your picks for winners of the 2021 West Chester + Liberty Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Awards.
Buckeye Parfait at The Cone, West Chester
A trip to The Cone is an iconic summer experience in West Chester. Owner Keith Wren uses wisdom from 50 years in the ice cream business to craft delicious treats, like their Buckeye Parfait. With gourmet buckeyes from Mackinac Island and homemade peanut butter sauce, it’s easy to see why it wins as best dessert. This April, they reopen for their 28th season.
Best Kids Arts Program
West Chester Academy
With an outstanding faculty and impressive facility, West Chester Academy is the place to go for enrichment in the fields of music, dance, acting and gymnastics. They believe in the strong correlation between arts education and the development of meaningful life skills. Since their inception in 2007, WCA’s passion has been helping students to find their niche and reach their highest potential.
Best Chiropractic Practice
Lakota Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
Best Fitness Center
Lakota Family YMCA
Best Health + Wellness Specialist
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
The Christ Hospital Physicians - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Best Optometry Practice
My Eye Dr
Cassinelli, Shanker & Baker Orthodontics
Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus
Best Primary Care Physician or Practice
Beckett Ridge Family Medicine
Pen + Nash Co.
Pen + Nash Co. aims to make the chaos of childhood cute, comfortable and magical, because they know that a child’s favorite outfit can make every day a great one. Pen + Nash Co. aims to be not just your favorite store, but a community where customers feel at home, supported and celebrated. They carry thoughtfully curated brands like: Little Bipsy, Mebie Baby, Quincy Mae, Kyte Baby and many more. Pen + Nash Co. is known for quality boutique styles that are both unique and trendy, as well as affordable.
Beaux Mondes Salon & Spa
The philosophy at repeat winner Beaux Mondes Salon & Spa is all about exceeding customer expectations, and that’s just what they do. The guests at this local, woman-owned business rave about the individualized and exceptional service they receive from a skilled and friendly team that keeps them coming back, time and time again. Their beauty professionals offer best-in-class product offerings, mastery in on-trend hair and full-service luxury spa and nail treatments. They are known for their advanced professional training in color technology, cut design and certifications in Great Lengths Extensions®️.
Best Entertainment/Recreation Date Night
With its full-range of dining options, exciting entertainment venues to suit all styles and overflowing calendar of events, Liberty Center is more than a mall--it’s a local hub where business and pleasure merge in all of the best ways. Designed with a mindful approach as a multi-use center for living, working and playing, Liberty Center is a vibrant destination for both daytime and nightlife. Grab a drink, see a show, or lounge on the lawn--date night gets an upgrade at this favorite local spot and 5-time winner.
Grainworks Brewing Company
Best Casual Dining Restaurant
Agave & Rye
Best Entertainment & Recreation - Family
Niederman Family Farm
Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Liberty Center
Best Food Truck
El Caporal Food Truck
Best Daycare Center
All About Kids Childcare & Learning Center - Lakota
Best Kid's Activity
Lakota Sports Organization
Yelton Fine Jewelers
Best Day Spa
Woodhouse Spa Liberty Township
Woodhouse Liberty Township is known for massage therapy and nail treatments, but what’s most impressive is the spa’s innovative yet luxurious menu of facial treatments. Not to be missed is the Woodhouse Signature Holistic Minkyti which brings deep hydration, exfoliation, relaxation and a feeling of connection between mind and body that lasts long after you leave the spa. Guests delight in a truly transformative experience with every visit.
Best Specialty Shop
The Spicy Olive
At The Spicy Olive, good health and great taste come together. Offering the freshest olive oils from all around the world, this specialty shop strives to bring us the delicious flavors and full health benefits of ultra-premium grade olive oils as well as aged balsamic vinegars. Stop in at The Spicy Olive for a gift, oil sample, cooking class, recipe or wine tasting.
Best Home Service Provider - Other
McSwain Carpets & Floors
McSwain Carpets & Floors is a local, family-owned business established in 1968. They specialize in flooring of all kinds: carpet, hardwood, luxury vinyl, laminate, ceramic, area rugs and hardwood refinishing. Their founding principles are centered on the customer experience and remain unchanged since their beginning: provide the customer with the best possible service, selection, value and quality. This commitment to customers shows in their "You Stain It —We Replace It" guarantee, which comes with all carpet purchases. Don’t miss the exquisite new hardwood showroom at the nearby Mason location.
Best Home Builder
Family-owned and operated since 1928, Drees Homes builds dream homes with a commitment to excellence that runs four generations deep. A client-focused approach earns Drees rave reviews about quality, personalization and customer experience. They are known for making custom building an easy process. They use the most advanced programs in the industry to build energy efficient and connected, smart homes. Giving back to the community is important to Drees—they support schools, events and nonprofits where they work, enriching lives and building dream communities to match their beautiful homes.
Best Interior Design or Home Furnishing
Interiors Plus has the personal touches to make a house a home. Forty years of experience makes them the area’s premier interior design firm, offering furniture, custom draperies, custom florals, rugs, art and accessories to residential and commercial clients throughout Greater Cincinnati. Clients trust the outstanding Interiors Plus design team with dreams and decor as they update the look of their homes. The Interiors Plus showroom is a design destination in Mason, featuring 5,000 square feet of home décor specialty items, including a fashion boutique, unique gifts and more.
Tiffany Allen-Zeuch—Sibcy Cline Realtors
As a lifelong Lakota resident and 19-year real estate agent with Sibcy Cline Realtors, Tiffany Allen-Zeuch is devoted to serving the people of the community. Tiffany has been the #1 Agent in the Sibcy Cline West Chester office since 2012. Her commitment to meeting her clients’ needs while not pressuring the decision-making process makes her a valuable advocate in the real estate marketplace and a 5-time Readers' Choice winner.
Bone Dry Roofing
Bone Dry Roofing is an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred contractor serving the Cincinnati community and surrounding areas since 2006. They specialize in roofing, repairs, masonry, gutters and insulation. They offer 24/7 emergency tarping services and a premier roofing system warranty, earning them a reputation for integrity. Clients especially appreciate Bone Dry’s free estimates for all services.
Fifth Third Bank
Best Heating + Cooling
Hauser Heating & Air
Best Home Remodeler
Destefano Homes and Remodeling
Best Insurance Agent or Company
Randy A Grimes - State Farm Insurance
Pinecrest Nursery & Garden Center
Best Pet Service Provider
Best Philanthropic Organization
Reach Out Lakota
Best Law Firm
Lyons & Lyons
Lyons & Lyons Law is a West Chester-based full-service law firm serving Southwest Ohio and a 5-time Readers' Choice winner. Rob Lyons, founder of Lyons & Lyons, opened his law office in West Chester in 1983, and has remained a staple in the community for more than 35 years. Lyons & Lyons Law attorneys are happy to assist their neighbors with virtually all of their legal needs.
Best Credit Union
General Electric Credit Union
General Electric Credit Union provides financial solutions for every stage of life. As the area’s third largest local financial institution, they’ve been helping families and businesses in our communities since 1954. If you live, work, worship or attend school in the Greater Cincinnati area, you are eligible for membership with this favorite credit union in the area. They are excited to announce that their newest Liberty Way branch will be opening soon. Become a member to experience better banking, right here in our own hometown.
Best Home Service Provider - Other
Closets by Design
Closets by Design is a full-service designer, manufacturer and installer of custom home organizational systems. They build dream closets along with pantries, home offices, laundry rooms, mudrooms, media centers, hobby rooms and complete garage makeovers. From no obligation in-home consultation, custom tailored designs and the highest quality construction, their products offer the best value in the industry.
Best Mental Care Health Provider
Lindner Center of HOPE
Since 2008, Lindner Center of HOPE has served as a lifeline to tens of thousands who’ve struggled with mental illness or addiction. Lindner Center of HOPE is a place entirely dedicated to hope–and finding the path forward. They are distinguished as a psychiatric center of excellence for their breadth of expertise and depth of understanding.
Best Medical Specialist - Dermatologist
Dr. Elizabeth Muennich - Dermatology and Skin Care Associates
Dermatology and Skin Care Associates offers the highest standard of patient care by board-certified dermatologists, Nurse Practitioners and aestheticians. They utilize the latest research and foremost procedures in combination with cutting-edge technology to offer the most comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Eleven years ago, Dr. Elizabeth A. Muennich opened the practice and since, the team has expanded to seven medical and cosmetic providers and more than 30,000 patients in its new West Chester location. They may not stop the aging process, but they can restore skin to a healthier and better looking appearance.
Best Medical Specialist - Podiatrist
Dr. Kristin K. Titko, D.P.M.—Center for Foot Care
For five years in a row, our local community has voted Dr. Kristin Titko as Best Medical Specialist. That is a lot of local love! Dr. Titko uses innovative treatments to achieve superior results with less recovery time. The Center for Foot Care offers Laser, Platelet and Biologic therapies, dermal fillers and medical nail restoration, targeting all foot and ankle conditions: heel pain, sport injuries, arthritis, tendinitis and more. Up-to-date techniques and individualized treatment plans, along with their caring, patient-centered staff makes them winners for the fifth time.
Best Veterinary Clinic
Animal Hospital of West Chester
As their name illustrates, the Animal Hospital of West Chester puts the “Animal” first. Their expert team strives to create a trusting partnership with families to keep their pets in optimal health. Their newer facility offers excellent treatment, surgery and on-site boarding and grooming. Each pet is treated for its lifestyle needs at this 5-time winner. Patients and their people alike enjoy the staff’s passion for keeping pets healthy.
Best Dental Practice
West Chester Family Dentistry
Dr. Phuoc Tran of West Chester Family Dentistry has been practicing in Olde West Chester for 20 years. He and three additional dentists follow the slogan, “Where Technology Meets Perfection,” to offer comprehensive dental care for families in our community. Patient comfort and health is the primary goal in their office. An expansion is in progress, allowing them to grow from 7 to 15 treatment rooms to serve more patients.