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Montrose-Delta 2020 Beacon Best Winners

Jan 28, 2020 12:36PM ● By Beacon Senior News

Donny Morales

And the WINNERS are...

Best Hair Salon: Jack the Clipper

Best Real Estate Agent: Jamie Carver - Berkshire Hathaway

Best Art Gallery: Montrose Center for the Arts

Best Fruit Stand: DeVries Farm Market

Best Local Festival: FUNC Fest

Best Local Musician/Band: Donny Morales

Best Pharmacy: City Market Pharmacy

Best Hardware Store: Delta Ace Hardware

Best Clothing Store: Tara's

Best Place to Buy Gifts: Colorado-ology

Best Second Hand Store: Montrose Heirlooms for Hospice

Best Optical Store: San Juan Eye Center

Best Pet Services/Supply: Chow Down

Best Insurance Agent: Howard Davidson - Farmers Insurance

Best Auto Dealership: Flower Motor Company

Best Auto Repair: Hellman Motor Company

Best Garden Nursery: Camelot Gardens

Best Heating & Cooling: Snipps Heating & Air Conditioning

Best Landscaping/Lawn Care: U.S. Lawns

Best Place for Breakfast: Starvin' Arvin's

Best Place for Lunch: Backstreet Bagel Company

Best Place for Dinner: Ted Nelson's Steakhouse

Best Place for Dessert: Camp Robber

Best Place for Coffee: Coffee Trader

Best Winery: Stoney Mesa Winery

Best Local Beer: Colorado Boy

Best Liquor Store: The Liquor Store

Best Date Night Location: Magic Circle Players

Best Place to Take the Grandkids: Montrose Recreation Center

Best Place to Volunteer: Delta Heirlooms for Hospice

Best Place to Golf: Black Canyon Golf Course

Best Health Club: Montrose Recreation Center

Best Outdoor Gear: Great Outdoor Company

Read more about our Montrose-Delta winners

(including readers!)

Best Local Musician

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magic circle players

Best Date Night Location

Magic Circle Players

420 S. 12th St., Montrose


Now performing its 60th season, Magic Circle Players community theatre has earned its winning place as a best date night location with classics such as “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Willy Wonka”— both of which you can watch live this spring! This all-volunteer organization features young and old alike, providing date night goers with a variety of drama, comedy, mystery and musicals. There’s something for everyone to watch at Magic Circle Players performances.

“A shared love for community theater changes lives. Come celebrate with us. Who knows who you’ll meet,” said theatre manager Lisa Rediger.



Backstreet Bagels

Backstreet Bagels

Best Place for Lunch

Backstreet Bagel Company

127 N. Townsend Ave., Montrose


Experience a blend of New York and Colorado in this family-owned lunch hot spot, featuring authentic bagels, pastries and espresso.

“As a small business owner, this award says our customers recognize and appreciate our efforts. Thank you for remembering us; we look forward to serving you again soon,” ‑ Scott, Kristi, Sara, Myrissa and Chris.


Ted Nelson Steakhouse

Ted Nelson's Steakhouse

Best Place for Dinner

Ted Nelson’s Steakhouse

103 Rose Lane, Montrose


There are plenty of tasty menu options to please any palate at Ted Nelson’s Steakhouse, and not just the meat-lovers. Featuring hearty servings and seasonal specials in addition to their must-have Angus Beef steaks, there’s no way you’ll be leaving this dinner destination hungry.

“Our goal is to give every customer a unique dining experience that will bring them back on a regular basis. With over 58 years of experience in hospitality and a staff of 40 employees, we are thankful to serve you,” said Owner Ted Nelson.

Best Liquor Store

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The Liquor Store

The Liquor Store

1601 Oxbow Dr # 300, Montrose

This winning store isn't just any old liquor store; it's THE Liquor Store in Montrose. In addition to the massive selection of alcohols to choose from, their customer service shows in offerings such as frequent buyer programs and assistance with delivery or carrying out any purchases.

“Thank you for your continued support and patronage. It's an honor [to receive this award]. We take a lot of pride in our community and community events,” said Owner Liz McCannel.

Camp Robber montrose best place for dessert

Camp Robber Chef Tanner

Best Place for Dessert

Camp Robber

 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose

Looking for a place to get dessert in Montrose? Look no further than Camp Robber, voted the best place for dessert by BEACON readers. Master Dessert Chef Tanner's sugary creations are not to be missed!

“We are so proud of Tanner, thankful for our amazing customers and appreciative of the Beacon's recognition,” said the staff at Camp Robber.



Best Outdoor Gear

The Great Outdoors Company Beacon Best winner
The Great Outdoors Company

The Great Outdoors Company

 10 S. Selig Ave., Montrose




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Montrose-Delta 2020 Beacon Best