Cognition Cyclery opened in 2010 and offers bike sales, fittings, rentals and repairs. This bike shop offers a wide variety of bikes including commuter and mountain bikes.
903 Castro St., Mountain View
Runner-up: The Off Ramp
Books Inc. continues to be a readers' favorite and has been operating in Mountain View since 2001. Manager Glen Robbe thinks he knows why. "We curate our selection towards the community, (we have) knowledgeable staff, (and a) wonderful children's section," he said.
301 Castro St., Mountain View
Runner-up: East West Bookshop of Palo Alto
Boutique, Best Store for Unusual Gifts
Unique toys, notebooks, and clothing can all be found at Therapy. Many of the items sold are made by local artists or vendors and are available only at Therapy. Unlike some boutiques, Therapy does not stick to one specific style but features a collection of eclectic pieces.
250 Castro St., Mountain View
Runner-up: Boutique 4 (Best Boutique), Rocket Fizz (Best Store for Unusual Gifts)
Blossom True Value Hardware
Open since 1973, Blossom True Value Hardware is a family-owned business run by husband and wife Michelle Bernal and Paul Zeitman. "We carry a little bit of everything in here," Bernal says.
1297 W El Camino Real, Mountain View
Runner-up: Bruce Bauer Lumber and Supply
Fleur De Lis
Fleur De Lis is a family-owned business that has been open for 32 years. According to owner May Hsu, roses are the most popular flowers sold and many of the shop's flowers come from a local supplier in San Jose.
811 Castro St., Mountain View
Runner-up: City of Flowers