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Best Of Haven Retail 2020

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Best Clothing Boutique


Michelle’s Resale Closet

253 Ave A SW, Winter Haven

(863) 662-4029

FB @MichellesResaleCloset

IG @michellesresalecloset


So you have an important Zoom call coming up, and you need something to wear without breaking your budget.  Maybe you’re headed out to a holiday party?  Or maybe, you just want to do something nice for yourself. Located in downtown Winter Haven, Michelle’s Resale Closet is the answer to all of these questions.  From casual to glam, you will find new and pre-owned clothes to take you from day into evening.  Finish off your new look with jewelry, shoes, and handbags.  Stop in every week, the inventory is always changing with new items that will go fast!


2nd:Lake Country Chic Resale Boutique 

3rd: 417 Boutique by Cate


Best Gift Shop/ Boutique


The Red Geranium

605 E Central Ave, Winter Haven

(863) 291-8585

FB @TheRedGeraniumwh

IG @theredgeranium_wh


There has never been a more important time to shop locally than now.  With the holidays coming up, keep family-owned and operated The Red Geranium in mind for your gifts.  This unique shop is full of home and garden decor, jewelry, clothing, and vintage items.  You can find large pieces of furniture to complete a room or a gift for a friend, they have it all.  If you can’t make it into the store, find them on Shopify.


2nd:The Shop

3rd:Amy’s Cards, Party & Gifts


Best Jewelry Store


J.C. Jewelers

504 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven

(863) 294-5221

FB: JC Jewelers


If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then let me tell you I’m a ring size 7.  I’m also going to tell you that our readers chose J.C. Jewelers as the best jewelry store, so let’s go!  They are a family-owned and operated store that began in 1981.  They offer custom work and watch repair with all work done on-site.  The large selection of gold, silver, and beautiful gemstones will keep you coming back. Follow their FB page to see pics of their gorgeous jewels and keep an eye out for giveaways.  


2nd:Tally-Ho Jewelers

3rd:Griner’s Jewelers


Best Antique Store


Treasure House Antiques & Collectibles

232 6th St NW, Winter Haven

(863) 875-7921

FB @treasurehousetwo


If you haven’t been to the Treasure House yet, then you’re missing out!  With over 10,000 square feet of space stuffed to the gills with antiques, give yourself plenty of time to browse.  Walk through room after room where you’ll find clothing, toys, kitchen items, holiday decor, and everything in between to add personality to your home.  With an inventory that’s always changing, if you see something you like, buy it!  It might not be there tomorrow.  Side note, all of the items used as props in this issue are from Treasure House, thank you TH!


2nd: The Barn Antiques

3rd: Sister Junktiques Vintage Market


Best Bike Shop


The Bike Shop of Winter Haven

249 3rd St SW, Winter Haven

(863) 299-9907

FB @bikeshopwh

IG @thebikeshopwh


We were wheelie excited to tell The Bike Shop that they had won!  Located in downtown Winter Haven, The Bike Shop is a one-stop-shop for all things cycling.  Whether you’re a casual rider or a serious racer, they have a bike for you.  Need a repair?  Air?  They can help with that, too.  The staff is extremely knowledgeable of every brand and can answer all of your questions.  After you get your new bike, try out one of the bike trails in Polk County!


2nd:David’s World Cycle


Best Thrift Store


Michelle’s Resale Closet

253 Ave A SW, Winter Haven

(863) 662-4029

FB @MichellesResaleCloset

IG @michellesresalecloset


Michelle’s is an upscale thrift store in every sense except for the prices.  Everything is sized and organized so you can find what you’re looking for without having to dig through mountains of crumpled clothes.  Find your next pair of favorite jeans, a cute dress, or even your next favorite handbag here.  The inventory is always changing so visit often!  Pro-tip, when you see something you like, buy it! It probably won’t be there tomorrow.  When you shop at Michelle’s, you’re supporting a family-owned business which is always a good choice!


2nd:Lake Wales Care Center Dundee Thrift Store

3rd: Meals on Wheels of Polk County


Best Florist


Lasater Flowers

254 W Central Ave, Winter Haven

(863) 294-3213

FB @lasaterflowers

IG @lasaterflowers


Lasater Flowers Owner and Floral Designer Keira Lennox is here to help you ‘Say it with flowers.’ With arrangements and bouquets for every occasion, Lasater will hand-design and hand-deliver your order with a freshness guarantee. In addition to a selection of designs on their website, you can customize your bouquet or do it market-style with a range of farm-fresh cut flowers and greenery.


2nd:Carlton’s Flowers

3rd:Golden Petal Designs


 Best Pool Supply


Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa

Multiple Locations


Make your pool day perfect with services and supplies from Pinch A Penny! Whether your pool is in need of a good cleaning or you need equipment installed or repaired – they’ve got you covered. Are you in the market for a new spa or above ground pool? Pinch A Penny can help you there too. With a choice selection of pool supplies from liquid chlorine, tablets, pumps, filters, and beyond, Pinch A Penny will make sure your next pool party goes swimmingly!


2nd:Pool and Patio Center

3rd:Mannix Pools and Grills


Best Gym


Just Move Athletic Club

5636 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven

(863) 291-4653

FB @JustMoveWH

IG @justmovewh


1164 Havendale Blvd NW, 

Winter Haven

(863) 294-4653

FB @JustMoveHD

IG @justmovehd


Their name says it all – want to get in shape? Just Move! Just Move is more than a fitness club, it’s a community. Members enjoy first-rate facilities with programs for everyone including functional training, group fitness, heart-rate monitored workouts, and more. Not to mention their long list of amenities from a juice bar and sauna to their Kid’s Club and women-only area. Whether you’re starting to assess your fitness goals or adding a few to your six-pack, just move on over to Just Move!


2nd: Habitat Health and Fitness

3rd: Planet Fitness


Best Dance Studio


Barbara’s Centre’ For Dance

600 Avenue C SE, Winter Haven

(863) 299-6747

FB @barbarascentrefordance

IG @barbarascentrefordance


The only worry you’ll have at Barbara’s Centre’ For Dance is deciding what class to take! This award-winning dance studio, led by Winter Haven native Barbara Mizell, offers dance education to children and adults. Class options include Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz (including Hip Hop, Contemporary/Modern and Musical Theater), Acronastics, Clogging, and Predance. Reviews of BCFD say only great things about their staff, teachers, atmosphere, and education.


2nd: The Wright Step School of Dance

3rd: A New Pointe Dance


Best CBD


Your CBD Store

5692 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven

(863) 268-6864

FB @YourCBDStoreWinterHavenFL

IG @yourcbdstorewh


3145 Florida Ave S, Lakeland

(863) 937-3195

FB @YourCBDStoreLakelandFL

IG @lakelandcbd_


Your CBD Store has a large selection of products to suit your CBD needs. Their products are “formulated using the whole plant, they contain a full or broad spectrum which includes components like cannabinoids and terpenes.” Your CBD Store products range from wellness, stress, and sleep, to beauty, and pets in a myriad of forms including hemp oil, water soluble, edibles, topical, and more!


2nd: Home Remedy

3rd:  Healthy Habits


Best Golf Course


Lake Ashton Golf Club

4000 Mulligan Ln, Winter Haven

(866) 525-3274

FB @lakeashtongolfclub

IG @lakeashtongolf


Residents of Lake Ashton love to par-tee on their two 18-hole privately owned golf courses. Lake Ashton is set on more than 1,200 acres of stunning Central Florida land with three lakes and nature preserves making for an idyllic golf setting. In addition to their meticulously maintained scenic golf courses, they have a Pro Shop!


2nd: Cypresswood Golf & Country Club

3rd: The Country Club of Winter Haven  


Best Auto Dealer


Weikert Ford

21399 US-27, Lake Wales

(863) 676-7944

FB @weikertford

IG @weikertford


New, used, certified pre-owned – you name it – Weikert Ford’s got it! This family-owned and operated dealership has been getting Polk County and surrounding areas on the road since 1971. Their motto is “Be great, good enough isn’t.” Through their sales and service options, Weikert keeps that motto in mind. One car-buyer wrote, “The whole experience from the salesman to the finance manager and everything in between was wonderful. No pressure to buy and really worked with us on getting my payment where I wanted it.”


2nd: Hill Nissan

3rd: Winter Haven Honda


Best Boat Dealer


Marine Supply

717 6th St SW, Winter Haven

(863) 293-1156

FB @marinesupplyboats

IG @marinesupplyboatingcenter


In Florida, having a good boat dealer is like having a good A/C company – you’re going to need one. Marine Supply has all the new and used boat inventory as well as all the services you’ll need to go along with your new boat like fiberglass and gelcoat repair, de-winterization, electrical repair and installation, storage, and more. Marine Supply offers boats and services that are off the chain so you can float on The Chain!


2nd: Hoppy’s Marine

3rd: Action Watersports


Best Vehicle Customization


JC’s Customs

515 5th St SW, Winter Haven

(863) 293-5555

FB @jcscustoms

IG @jcscustoms


How many vehicles have been made that much sleeker since 1979 when JC’s Customs opened for business? From vehicle customizations and accessories, JC’s will keep your trucking. They can even tint your car, home, and office windows. JC’s customers sing their praises for their customer service, prices, and professionalism.


2nd: TruckMasters USA

3rd: Trim Tech Paint & Body


Best Storage Facility


The Extra Closet

231 5th St SW, Winter Haven

(863) 877-1876

FB @ExtraCloset


An extra closet is something we all could use, thankfully there’s The Extra Closet for all your extra stuff! The Extra Closet offers small, medium, large, and vehicle units as well as RV and boat storage. To keep your belongings even safer, they offer climate controlled units, portable storage, and more. Customers love the friendly staff and reasonably priced units.


2nd:Century Storage

3rd:A+ Storage

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