By Julie Thibodeaux
The Dallas-Fort Worth green community came out to celebrate North Texas’ green entrepreneurs when Green Source DFW hosted its 2012 Best Green Business awards this week. The reception was held Thursday, Nov. 13, at The People’s Last Stand in Dallas. About 50 people attended the event, which included drinks and hors d’oeuvres served by the Mockingbird Station bistro. Awards were presented by Green Source DFW Editor Phillip Shinoda
Best Green Restaurant - Spiral Diner Fort Worth and Dallas ( Sara Tomerlin)
L- Best Organic Garden Center Redents' Arlington and Dallas -
( Josh Addison )
R- Best Green Food Store Green - Spot Market and Fuel (Bruce Bagelman)
L - Best Resale Clothing Store - Plato's Closet Lake HIghlands
R- Best Green Retail Store - Green Lotus Spa -
( TJ Mundell and Timmy Patterson)
Phillip Collins, executive director of the Memnosyne Foundation, the nonprofit organization that created Green Source DFW, addressed the eco-conscious crowd. He applauded all of the entries in the competition and praised them for promoting green living in DFW. “You are all winners,” he said.
Award Winners at the Green Source DFW Best Green Business Awards held Tuesday November 13, 2012 at the People's Last Stand
Shinoda said the reader’s choice contest drew hundreds of votes from across the Metroplex. Echoing Collins, Shinoda thanked all of the contestants for being leaders in the community and for making it easier for others to adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle. “Thanks for all you do,” he said.
The winners for the Best Green Businesses Awards were as follows:
Best Green Food Store
First - The Green Spot Market and Fuels, Dallas
Second - Sprouts Farmer Market (Marsh Lane Location), Dallas
Third - The Sunflower Shoppe, Fort Worth
Best Green Retail
First - Green Lotus Spa & Retreat, Dallas
Second - The Greener Good, Fort Worth
Third - Green Living, Dallas
Best Green Restaurant
First - Spiral Diner, Fort Worth and Dallas
Second - Snappy Salads, Dallas
Third - Liberty Burgers, Dallas
Best Green Garden Center
First - Redenta's, Arlington and Dallas
Second - Rohde's Nursery and Garden Center, Dallas
Third - Weston Gardens in Bloom, Fort Worth
Best Resale Clothing
First - Plato's Closet (Lake Highlands location), Dallas
Second - Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.
Third - Zola' Everyday Vintage, Dallas
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Julie Thibodeaux, covers environmental issues, green topics and sustainable living for Green Source DFW. Previously, she worked as an editor and writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Contact her at Julie@greensourcedfw.org.