Each year SB Magazine holds a reader competition to determine the best of a wide range of businesses and events, and downtown is always well represented.

Feel free to hold your applause until the entire list is read!

Best Performing Arts Venue- the historic, venerable Strand Theatre.

Best Financial Advisor- Denis Poljak, and Best Investment Firm- The Poljak Group.

Best Locally Produced and Best Family Entertainment- High Gravity Glassworks.

Best Monogram Store- Appli-Ks Embroidery and Gifts.

Best Hot Dog- The Missing Link.

Best Muffaletta- Fertitta’s Deli.

Best Bank- Home Federal Bank.

Best Fitness Facility- YMCA.

Best Architecture Firm- Kevin Bryan Architects.

Best Local Festival- Red River Revel.

Best Hotel Staycation- Hilton Shreveport.

Best Nightclub- Phoenix 2.0.

Best Coffeehouse- Rhino Coffee.

Congratulations to all!