Round 3: Who Has the Best Customer Service in Seminole Heights?

We're down to 16 finalists in our Best Customer Service poll. Vote for your favorites and help crown a champion!

Patch's Best Customer Service contest moves forward with the 16 sweetest local businesses who treat their customers right.

Our final 16 businesses have been chosen by our readers as having the best customer service in the Seminole Heights area. But there can only be one true champ! So check out the Round 3 pairings below and vote for your favorites.

The businesses with the most votes as of noon Friday, March 23, will advance to the next round, so be sure to make your voice heard. You can also post a comment below, or leave a review on the listing for your favorite business in our Places directory to show your support and help break any ties.

Good luck to all our competitors!

Rachel Miller March 22, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Health Mutt all the way!
Chandra ahrendt March 22, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Health mutt!
Juana Herman March 22, 2012 at 07:36 AM
Healtho Mutto!
Jennifer VanHorn March 22, 2012 at 07:49 AM
Wood Window Makeover.com
Shannon Coughlin March 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Health Mutt is AMAZING!!!
logan blankenship March 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Health mutt!
Katja Spear March 22, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Love the stores in Seminole Hights a specially Health Mutt
Lindsey Lloyd March 22, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Health mutt all the way. For customer service towards customers AND their animal pals :)
Aleksandra Kali III March 22, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Health Mutt!
Tricia Evans March 22, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I'm sorry but I feel that no one can compare to the friendly service we recieved at Cleanse Apothecary while visiting friends in Tampa. I wanted a hostess gift and the owner(Greg Curtis) showed me a variety of candles,which they loved their Voluspa Candle by the way. He was very caring and wasn't pushing his products like some stores do. We will be back in Tampa area again in May and will def. be back to do shopping for ourselves too.
Zaida March 22, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I do think Health Mutt is great! Kendra helped me pick out just the right food for my pup, Scout. Plus got a little tour of the store!
juicy fruit March 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM
health mutt!!! amazing customer service!
Brett Woods March 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Jordan @ Velo Champ - thanks for the help today!! You went above and beyond helping me with my roof rack. Customer service like you provided was exemplary and certainly "above and beyond" - you are a real asset to the community and your shop helped lead the renaissance on that corner. Thanks!
Claire Girt March 23, 2012 at 12:29 AM
I have a lot of animal lovers in my family so that is always my go-to Christmas gift plan. I went to Health Mutt and it was great! The owner (that is customer service if I've ever seen it, the owner one-on-one with customers!) listened to the animals everyone had and helped me pick out considerate gifts tailored to each one. Needless to say, everyone in my family was excited and I've gotten back rave reviews since their dogs and cats (tons of great cat stuff, don't let the name fool you!) played with the toys and ate the treats. Thank you Health Mutt for making it a special Christmas!
Disappointed SHer March 23, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Why/how is Canadian Pharmacy cheating? Dirty tactics like that (not a reputable business, clearly) and this arbitrary bracketing will make good, loved businesses miss out on the recognition they deserve. Tsk, tsk. I thought Seminole Heights was better than this...
Kay March 23, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Wow! All I have to do is sign off and come back in to vote over and over? Gee that sounds fair Patch! I guess if I have nothing else to do today we can all really make sure this is not fair huh?
Kay March 23, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I know! All you have to do is log out and ome back in and you can vote over and over...not exactly fair.....
Jason Bartolone March 23, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Hey everybody, thanks for all your votes and comments. We're doing our best to make sure the contest is fair, but no method is fool-proof. It's clear that all these local businesses, and many others, have great customer service and passionate fans, and we at Patch recognize that and salute you! No matter who wins the contest we will be highlighting great local businesses in other polls, stories and more on Patch and connecting with business owners in a variety of ways. We'll be opening Round 4 of the Best Customer Service contest at 6 p.m. today and we wish everyone good luck!
Mike March 23, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Yea how is it possible in less than 24 hours gain over a 1000 vote lead.... Awesome.
Disappointed SHer March 23, 2012 at 04:51 PM
So Health Mutt who still has almost triple the votes of the next highest business, and has almost all of the comments, is now left out in the cold because of these silly brackets and the misfortune to be paired in the bracket with a questionable business with a highly questionable amount of votes?! Is this for real? Good to know Patch doesn't administer elections, the sleazy guys would always win!
Kay March 23, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Agree! What a joke on this round! There are not that many people in the Heights that even read this let alone voted like that. I guess some "businesses" had nothing better to do today than log in and out to vote over and over....sad
Tampa Joan March 23, 2012 at 08:04 PM
As a customer and friend of The Canadian Drugstore, I am surprised by these comments! The Canadian Drugstore has been in business since 2003 and has 4 locations in the Tampa Bay Area, as well as a passionate Facebook fan base. Such growth and support does not, in my mind, exhibit a questionable business but rather a business that Fans want to rave about. I saw the notice on their FB page, voted and shared the link. I am sure that is what other Fans did as well. Isn't that what we were supposed to do?
Daniel Downs March 23, 2012 at 08:24 PM
The Canadian Drugstore has a current active customer base of over 10,000 individuals in the Tampa Bay area alone and we work on a daily basis through many social media outlets.We have been providing stellar customer service through our 4 Bay area locations for over 9 years. We are members of multiple Chambers of Commerce and BGoSH. I think Kendra and her parents have done a great job with Health Mutt. I was there the day she opened and have been a loyal customer since then. To call my business or myself "sleazy" when It seems you have never stepped foot in my door or met me is odd. I guess that is one of the advantages to social media You can reach a massive amount of people and have the freedom to say what you feel openly. Congratulations to all of the businesses who made it to the next round. Also, I would like to welcome to the neighborhood Seminole Heights Barber Shop. Glad to see you guys here and wish you well.
Mike March 24, 2012 at 12:53 AM
So, this is not a local competition in that case. If you have 4 locations over the tampa bay area then the results still are not indicative of the Seminole Heights location solely. It is represents your 10,000 customers in the Tampa Bay area. Congratulations on the win but I still feel its stacked against "local" Seminole Heights businesses.
Kendra Bailey, Owner of Health Mutt March 24, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Thank you to everyone who voted for us and left kind words, we felt very honored and it is so nice to LOVE the community we LIVE in. Sadly 1,453 people backing us wasn't enough to make it to the next round...pretty disappointing but we are so grateful to those who supported us!
Chris Taylor March 24, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Thanks for posting that, Kendra. I really enjoyed meeting you at Cleanse the other day, and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Maybe I'll even find a way to get my Lab over to your shop. No matter what, your fans let everyone know how awesome your customer service is with all of their comments. I'm impressed. See you soon.
Joycey Joyce March 26, 2012 at 02:33 AM
I also learned of this contest through The Canadian Drugstore's facebook page. I also shared their link on my page and saw a couple other friends doing the same. I'm sad to see such negative remarks made towards a very passionate business.


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