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Posted on Sun, Nov 27, 2011 : 10:01 a.m.

MudPuddles wins BestOf honors for best place to buy toys; this week vote for best movie theater

By Staff

What is the best place to buy toys in Washtenaw County? The voters in’s BestOf contest say it’s MudPuddles which won first place this past week.

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Best place to buy toys voting began last Sunday and ended at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. Early in the week, the shared retail location of Tree Town Toys and Rider’s Hobby Shop along with MudPuddles rose to the top. The two tied for first place several times during the week, including a portion of the final day of voting. However, by the close of the contest, MudPuddles finished in the No. 1 position with 95 votes, Tree Town Toys and Rider’s Hobby Shop finished in second place with 91 votes. Learning Express Toys finished in third place.

This week, vote for the best movie theater.

What makes a good movie theater? Is it all about the comfortable seating? The selection of films? The availability of parking? Or is it quality of the popcorn that trumps all? Where do you like to see a movie?

Readers can suggest contenders for upcoming contests by going to

And don't forget, everyone who votes will be entered into a drawing each week for a chance to win a prize. This week's prize is for a $50 gift card.



Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 6:57 p.m.

Yea! Way to go Jan!!

Catherine Conlin

Sun, Nov 27, 2011 : 10:44 p.m.

It is absolutely wonderful that Mudpuddles won! They truly have the greatest selection around and the sweetest staff! Congratulations Mudpuddles and I hope that the Michigan Theater wins this week! Buy local or Bye-Bye local!