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The Third Annual Best of West Hartford Winners Are…

Several members of West Hartford's William Raveis Real Estate team came out to support the event and won their category at the 2017 Best of West Hartford awards show, Cinépolis theater. Photo credit: Cheyney Barrieau

The winners of the third annual We-Ha.com/West Hartford Magazine Best of West Hartford were unveiled at the awards show on September 27, 2017!

By Joy Taylor

The long-anticipated third annual Best of West Hartford awards show on Sept. 27 at Cinépolis in Blue Back Square did not disappoint!.

Winners, finalists, and local business people celebrated all of the finalists, with a spotlight on the top three finalists in thirty-six of the forty-nine categories for 2017. Finalists were announced from the stage by guest emcee NBC Connecticut’s Kerri-Lee Mayland, and thirty-six envelopes were opened by Mayor Shari Cantor unveiling the 2017 winners.

The names of the winners were delivered to the theater via locked briefcase by the local accounting firm of Filomeno and Company. Thank you to President Tom J. Filomeno, CPA, and Office Services Supervisor Kat Schwartz for their assistance.

We-Ha.com and West Hartford Magazine were out in full force with Tom Hickey and Ronni Newton as on stage hosts, while Joy Taylor operated the on-screen display from the projection room. Special thanks to Patrick, Rachel, Isabella and the rest of the Cinépolis staff for being so accommodating.

“Of course we celebrate all finalists and all winners, but the committee shortened the presentation to only allow for thirty-six to be read from the stage,” explained Hickey. “We are thrilled that with the help of Cinépolis, SnapSeat Photo Booth, We-Ha.com, and the magic of social media, all forty-nine winners will be announced to the world, and celebrated all year long!” Please see photos from the event at this link.

One more shout-out of appreciation to the title sponsors for the event: JP Carroll Construction, Lux Bond and Green, The McAuley, and Central Connecticut State University.

Without further ado, in case you missed it, here are the 2017 Best of West Hartford winners:

Category 2017 Best of West Hartford Winner
Bakery Hartford Baking Company
Bank/Financial Institution Farmington Bank
Barber Shop Bristle & Blade Barber Shop
Breakfast Restaurant Blue Plate Kitchen
Burger Restaurant Max Burger
Business Lunch Restaurant BRICCO
Coffee/Tea Green Teahouse
Dessert Nora Cupcakes
Entertainment Playhouse on Park
Ethnic Restaurant Black Bamboo Chinese Restaurant
Exercise/Fitness Orange Theory Fitness
Eye Wear Central Optica
Family Restaurant Effie’s Place Family Restaurant
Fine Dining Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fine Jewelry Lux Bond & Green
Garden/Florist Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe
Gift Shop Ten Thousand Villages
Grocery Store The Crown Market and Café
Hair Salon Salon Medusa
Happy Hour Bar Louie
Home Health Care Jewish Family Services
Home Improvement Larsen’s ACE Hardware
Home Improvement Contractor Bartlett Brainard
Ice Cream A.C. Petersen Farms Restaurant
Late Night Spot Vinted Wine Bar & Kitchen
Law Firm Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey
Lawn/Landscaping Contractor Trout Brook Landscaping
Liquor Store Total Wine & More
Local Event Celebrate West Hartford
Manicure/Pedicure Silk Nails
Men’s Local Daswani Clothiers
Men’s National Brooks Brothers Westfarms
Pet Accessories Petals & Paws
Pet Vets Vet Specialists of CT
Pizza Harrys Bishops Corner
Preschool/Daycare Mandell JCC, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center
Real Estate Company William Raveis Real Estate
Satellite Medical Facility AFC URGENT CARE West Hartford
Spas FACE RX Medspa
Specialty Retail Toy Chest
Sports Retail Fleet Feet
Wealth Management/Financial Planning Charles Schwab
Wine Shop The Wise Old Dog
Women’s Local BK & Co
Women’s National Nordstrom Westfarms
Womens Accessories Silver Dahilia
Yoga West Hartford Yoga


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