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Answered: Readers’ favorite small businesses

We asked, you answered. Here are some of our readers’ favorite small businesses.

A bowl filled with bananas, blueberries, granola, chia seeds.

Reader Andrea Q. filled out our poll about favorite local businesses and shouted out The Press Juice. | Photo courtesy of @thepressjuicebar

We recently asked you to share with us your favorite local businesses + what makes them so special to you. Here’s what you all had to say.

Battle Axes, 164 Turner Commons Way

“They have tons of different attractions that you cant find anywhere else around. They are constantly changing and adding new things.” - Reader Linda B.

Beaumont Bar and Grill, 3070 Lakecrest Cir.

“It’s truly a local bar where you can walk in and feel welcomed. The food, burgers especially, is delicious!” — Karen V.

The Black Market Boutique, 516 E. High St.

“Every time I go in I find something beautiful and unique. Love all the plants and locally made jewelry!” — Alyssa D.

Five dogs in a room with a person feeding one a treat.

Get Fido show ready, or keep them off the couch, with Bluegrass Dog Training Academy. | Photo courtesy of Bluegrass Dog Training Academy

Bluegrass Dog Daycare + Training, 1777 Alexandria Dr.

“Bluegrass Dog daycare makes sure my boisterous doodle has a blast and learns good play habits! She always comes home tired!” — Matt H.
“They provide a safe environment for my dog to play with friends!” — Camille H.
“They make training your dog fun! They are always available to answer any questions! My pup is always SO excited to go to BGDT!!!” — Julia K.

Cold Collection Vintage, 367 Southland Dr.

“It’s family owned and you can tell they take great pride in finding quality vintage items and phenomenal sneakers! Got a classic pair of pink Nikes and love them!” — W Sons

Java Jukebox, 640 W. Maxwell, Ste. #130

“This is my favorite coffee place for home cooked breakfast and the most phenomenal coffee! The owners are an amazing young couple that work hard to deliver quality food and friendly service.” — W Sons

Perspectives Design Center, 352 Longview Plaza

“From paint, stain, wallpaper, window treatments, and upholstery, I can find it all with one local family small shop with experts that know what they’re doing!” — Mary T.

The Press Juice Bar, 191 Kentucky Ave.

“I wouldn’t have made it through my pregnancy without this awesome place!” — Andrea Q.

Studio 88, 3280 Blazer Pkwy., Ste. 102

“My daughter loves learning piano because the environment is so accepting and encouraging.” — Libby L.
“Beth is interested in teaching her students the basics of playing the piano. Rather than sitting back and just listening to the student play an assigned piece, she gives tidbits of information on how the piece can be improved. I have learned more in the few years I have been with Beth than I did with my previous instructor.” — Bonni G.

LEX Sorella gelato

This is your excuse to treat yourself to some gelato at Sorella’s

Photo by LEXtoday

Sorella Gelateria, 591 W. Short St.

“So fresh, professional, kind, and provides a sense of community gathering” - Carol C.

Lexurious Salon, 3100 Old Todds Rd., Ste. 120

“Heather is a fabulous colorist, is always consistent and goes above and beyond to make my hair look just right!” — Beth D.

Journey Health, 3094 Harrodsburg Rd., Ste. 201

“They are willing to go above and beyond for their patients to provide the best care possible. It’s hard to find a provider that truly cares about you and there are 3 of them here in this one office!” — Sam M.

Coffee Times, 2571 Regency Rd.

“They have the best selection of coffee in town.” - Tony F.

Kentucky Health Solutions, 2365 Harrodsburg Rd., Ste. B235

“They go above and beyond providing accurate information about Medicare plans, KYnect Marketplace health insurance, and other ancillary plans. They are a local independent agency so they are able to assist with multiple options in one place.” — Susannah A.

Motiv8 Fitness, 125 Trade St., Ste. E

“The trainers are great and make working out accessible for everyone without watering it down.” - Matt W.

Crank & Boom, Multiple locations

“The ice cream and staff and community outreach are amazing!” - May V.