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It's time to show your love for your favorite Downtown Santa Monica businesses.
Throughout the month of February you are encouraged to vote for your most loved yoga studio, coffee shop, farmers' market vendor and more. There are a host of categories, including most loved Downtown business and most loved happy hour spot. There are over 30 categories in all.
The annual Most Loved Santa Monica contest is an initiative of the Buy Local Santa Monica Committee and the Santa Monica Daily Press in partnership with our local business improvement districts. Voting takes place online at www.BuyLocalSM.com.
Anyone can vote. Once the contest is closed on Feb. 29, the results are tabulated and the winners are announced at the Most Loved Businesses Awards Ceremony held at City Hall in early May (date tbd) where the winners will be celebrated and awarded their official city commendation and 2020 Most Loved Santa Monica Business plaque to proudly display in their business.
Last year there were over 3,500 votes.
Last year's Downtown winners are:
Most Loved Business in Downtown SM: Orangetheory Fitness
Runners-Up: Pure Barre SM, Salon Tru
Most Loved SM Bar/Pub: West 4th + Jane
Runners-Up: The Misfit, Ye Old King's Head
Most Loved SM Coffee Bar/Bakery: Philz Coffee
Most Loved SM Farmers Market Farmer: Murray Family Farms
Runners-Up: Garcia Organic Farms, Harry's Berries
Most Loved SM Farmers Market Prepared Food Vendor: Bezian Bakery
Most Loved SM Gym/Health/Fitness Studio: Orangetheory Fitness
Runners-Up: Pure Barre, TriFitLA
Most Loved SM Hotel/Motel for a Staycation: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Most Loved SM Business for Outdoor Enthusiast: Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)
Most Loved SM Salon/Spa: Salon Tru