Voting now open for Best of Safford

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Casa Mañana co-owner Adam Hoopes, left, receives an award from Taylor Banks in 2021. Perennial nominee/winner Casa Mañana is up for Best Dining Experience in 2022 and Best Customer Service.

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – The nominations are in and now is the time to cast your vote for the Safford Downtown Association’s 18th annual Best of Safford Awards. 

The awards recognize businesses with a city of Safford business license who are nominated by the community. Click here to vote for your favorites.  

Voting will be open until April 17. Winners will then be announced at an appreciation luncheon at The Venue on Main in Downtown Safford on April 26. The luncheon will start at noon, with tours of the renovated historic Safford Theatre available for a half-hour prior to the start of the event. 

This year’s nominees are: 

Best Dining Experience in 2022 – Casa Mañana, Brandon Iron Steakhouse, Copper Steer Steakhouse, El Charro, and Jerry’s

Best Customer Service – Copper and Cotton Lifestyle Co., Casa Mañana, Skin Studios, Tiny Bean Coffee Co., and Josie James

Best Business Remodel in 2022 – The Venue and Vignette, Skin Studio, 19 Double X Studio

Best Newcomer in 2022 – The Shelf, Skin Studios, Josie James, Winterhawk Outfitters

Business Excellence – Service in 2022 – Skin Studios, The Fix, Tiny Bean Coffee Co., Ginaveve’s Marketplace, Kempton Chevrolet

Business Excellence – Retail in 2022 – Copper and Cotton Lifestyle Co., Josie James, Enchanted Boutique, The Wear, The Shelf, Winterhawk Outfitters

Best Food Truck in 2022 – Dug’s Blowin’ Smoke BBQ, Shelby Cake, Nana’s Kitchenette, Sushi Queen, Isabella’s

Vote here for all your favorites.