The winners of Banyule’s annual ‘people’s choice’ business awards, the Banyule Bestbiz Awards, were announced on Wednesday, 24 August 2016, with nine businesses being recognised for customer service excellence.
The awards attracted 7,819 votes lodged for 969 different businesses through online and paper-based entries.
The winners of each category were:
- Cafes & Takeaways – Miss Marie Café, Rosanna
- Restaurants, Pubs & Bars – Café Saffron, Ivanhoe
- Fashion – Ritz of Rosanna, Rosanna
- Fresh Produce – Karve It Up Meats & Fine Food, Greensborough
- General Retail – Yuppy Puppy Dog Grooming Services, Macleod
- Hair & Beauty – Eko Designs, Ivanhoe
- Wellbeing – Banyule Massage Therapy Centre, Rosanna
- Professional Services – Briar Hill Pharmacy, Briar Hill
- Mayoral Choice Award – Deep Ocean Fish & Chippery, Heidelberg West
Rosanna resident Julie Santamaria was also announced as the winner of the $1,000 random draw for voters. Julie voted for Creative Minds, a long-standing and popular toy shop in Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe.