For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the leading vote-getters and then vote again for your favorite shops and services in metro Denver. And the results of the first round are in! Keep reading to uncover the five finalists that you, the readers, have selected for the Shopping & Services categories on this year's Readers' Poll. And know this: You still have the chance to change the results.
The finalists listed below are by no means shoe-ins -- meaning that in the next (and final) round of voting, you can either vote for your favorite finalist or start over with a completely different entry. The final deadline for online voting is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at which point we'll close the poll and calculate the results one last time. You'll be able to read both the Westword and Readers' Poll winners when our annual Best of Denver issue hits stands on March 28.
In the meantime, let us know what you think of the first-round finalists in the comments section below. And don't forget to vote!
Best free service: Trash pickup 16th Street Mall shuttle Denver Public Library Brewery tours Free days at the Denver Zoo
Best radio talk-show host: Bret Saunders Slacker and Steve Uncle Nasty Ginger KBCO Big Al
Best TV anchor: Kim Christiansen Kyle Clark Adele Arakawa Ron Zappolo Mark Koebrich
Best TV newscast: 9NEWS CBS4 7NEWS FOX31 KWGN
Best weathercaster: Kathy Sabine Becky Ditchfield Dan Frazier Ed Green Mike Nelson
Best hair on a female TV personality: Kathy Sabine Adele Arakawa Amelia Earhart Corey Rose Lisa Hidalgo
Best hair on a male TV personality: Kyle Clark Mike Nelson Ron Zappolo Chris Parente Mike Landiss
Best outdoor mall: 16th Street Mall Pearl St. Belmar Aspen Grove Streets at SouthGlenn
Best indoor mall: Cherry Creek Park Meadows Colorado Mills Flatiron Crossing Aurora Town Center
Best neighborhood shopping district: Cherry Creek North Gaylord Street Old South Pearl South Broadway Highland
Best farmers' market: Boulder Holy Comfort/Broomfield South Pearl Cherry Creek East High School
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