Who has the best customer service in the Seminole Heights area?
We asked and you answered. Boy, did you answer!
We started out with 32 businesses located in and around Seminole Heights, and after weeks of polling to narrow down the field of players, The Milk n' Honey Tea Room and Gift Shop has emerged the champion in Patch’s first-ever customer service competition. They edged Sherry's Yesterdaze Vintage Clothing & Antiques by a final tally of 4,610 to 3,399 in the final round.
"I’m very grateful for all the support we’ve gotten in the last six weeks," Milk n' Honey owner Kathy Glenn said shortly after her victory. "It’s been amazing. I’ve enjoyed learning about the businesses around us, and hopefully they’ve learned about us and what we can all do to better this community."
To that end, Glenn is offering a free tea or iced tea to anyone who stops in and mentions that they voted for any of the competitors in Patch's Best Customer Service contest.
Over the past month of our contest we had tons of votes, comments and reviews from Patch readers, and we've connected with lots of local business owners who told us their secrets to success.
We've also had some great discussions about the Seminole Heights community and the title of our contest. Milk n' Honey of course is located in the Lowry Park Central neighborhood, not Seminole Heights — but it's included in our coverage area, along with several other businesses that were a part of our contest. When it comes to the businesses within Seminole Heights, Sherry's Yesterdaze is clearly tops according to our readers, so we want to recognize them as well.
We welcome your opinions and we respect the passion local residents have for their neighborhoods and communities, and we'll be careful to recognize those distinct areas whenever we write about them on Patch in the future. Our contest was meant to highlight local businesses and recognize all the competitors for their great customer service.
We hope you'll continue to support your favorite local businesses — whether they're in Seminole Heights, Lowry Park Central, Tampa Heights or wherever — by reviewing them in Patch's business directory and stopping in to see them.
Congratulations to Milk n' Honey Tea Room and thank you to all of the competitors for making this such a great place to live!