Today we wrap up the Best Of West Hollywood 2020 contest by naming the remaining winners. The first is for the Best West Hollywood dispensary. The cannabis industry has exploded in WeHo since the 2016 legalization of recreational use marijuana. Santa Monica Boulevard has become a go-to spot for dispensaries by locals and tourists alike. Speaking of tourists, most stay in one of the many local upscale hotels around West Hollywood. Whether you like old-world charm or new-school design, West Hollywood has a hotel for everyone.
With WeHo being such a desirable place to live the West Hollywood real estate market is very competitive. Finding a good real estate agent is key to getting the place and price you want. Locals also weigh in on their favorite grocery store, bank, clothing store and hardware store.
We close this year’s contest with the category that epitomizes the true spirit of West Hollywood — non-profit organization. WeHo is known for giving back and supporting the LGBTQ community thanks to a number of local charities.
While walking around West Hollywood be on the lookout for the Best Of West Hollywood 2020 sticker to see which other local businesses won the award this year. Check out who the readers chose as the bestin over 50 categories on the Best Of West Hollywood 2020 page.
Winner – LAPCG (Los Angeles Patient’s & Caregiver’s Group)
7213 Santa Monica Blvd. – (323) 882-6033
Best dispensary got more votes than any category and it was won by just two votes! The oldest dispensary in WeHo, LAPCG, brings home the crown this year.
Runners Up – Calma, The Artist Tree, Herbarium, MedMen
Best Hardware Store
Winner – Koontz Hardware
8914 Santa Monica Blvd. – (310) 652-0123
Koontz has been serving the area since 1938, so they are definitely doing something right. The friendly, helpful staff makes sure you get what you need.
Runners Up – Tashman Home Center, Anawalt
Best Grocery Store
Winner – Pavillions
8969 Santa Monica Blvd. – (310) 595-1730
Going to get groceries was much different in 2020. Pavillions was the choice of locals as their favorite grocery store.
Runners Up – Gelson’s, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Bristol Farms
Best Clothing Store
Winner – Out Of The Closet
8224 Santa Monica Blvd. – (323) 848-9760
Locals love that shopping at Out Of The Closet not only means getting new stuff, but also helping the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Runners Up – Block Party, Crossroads, Brick and Mortar, H. Lorenzo
Best Real Estate Agent
Winner – Anthony Vulin
8278 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd. – (310) 569-1335
Anthony Vulin is the owner and agent at The Collective Realty. He has been helping people buy and sell West Hollywood real estate for over 20 years.
Runners Up – Matthew Hoult, Jason Oppenheim, Jon Grauman, Yawar Charlie
Best Art Gallery
Winner – The Artist Tree
8625 Santa Monica Blvd. – (310) 461-4134
The Artist Tree is part dispensary, part art gallery. Locals and tourists alike love checking out the work which all comes from California artists. All of the art is for sale and 100% of the proceeds go to the artists.
Runners Up – WeHo Arts, Hamilton-Selway
Winner – Sunset Marquis
1200 Alta Loma Road – (310) 657-1333
An old school hotel takes it home this year as Sunset Marquis beat out stiff competition from a number of new hotels. The 3.5 acre Mediterranean oasis is loved by locals and tourists alike.
Runners Up – The Edition, Petit Ermitage, Kimpton La Peer, Sunset Tower
Best Dry Cleaner
Winner – Holloway Cleaners
8359 Santa Monica Blvd. – (323) 654-1271
Locals love Holloway Cleaners because they keep our clothes looking fresh with greener environment safe technology and they are open late.
Runners Up – Village Cleaners, Four Seasons
Winner – Chase
Chase has three local branches to serve the residents of West Hollywood.
Runners Up – Wells Fargo, Bank of America, US Bank, City National Bank
Best Non-Profit Organization
Winners – The Trevor Project
As we said, we saved the best category for last. The Trevor Project, operators of The Trevor Hotline, focus on suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth. We should all be proud that they are head quartered right here in West Hollywood.
Runners Up – AURA of West Hollywood, Project Angel Food, West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, Planned Parenthood West Hollywood