7 Of Danville's Best Shops, According To Patch Readers

Courtney Teague

DANVILLE, CA —From customer service to inventory, these seven Danville businesses are some of the best, according to Patch readers.

Here are those that readers nominated as Local Businesses of the Year:

A Dress Change Consignment

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday; closed Sundays

Location: 125 Railroad Ave. #B

Phone: 925-855-5581

From the nominators: "Amazing staff and service ... Unique and cost-effective."

"[T]he owner is very conscientious of her clientele and how they are feeling ... She is a truly professional owner, yet she makes you feel as if your family."

Cattails Florist

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satuday; closed Sundays

Location: 9000 Crow Canyon Road, Ste. M

Phone: 925-736-9494

From the nominator: "The absolute best flower arrangements and matching customer service. Joan is always happy to hear from her customers and always goes above and beyond to be sure her clients are satisfied. Prices are far more reasonable than other florists."

Danville Bike

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Location: 175 Hartz Ave.

Phone: 925-837-0966

From the nominator: "They care about their customers. They remained open during the shelter in place to ensure that their customers could ride. Their staff is amazing and have been a local business for over 30 years."

The Flower Theory

Location: 100 Hartz Ave.

Phone: 925-718-8865

From the nominator: "Most beautiful arrangements and Kathy the owner works her butt off to get the best of the best."

Games Unlimited

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Location: 810 Sycamore Valley Road

Phone: 925-838-6358

From the nominator: "Wonderful selection, friendly, helpful staff."

Rakestraw Books

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

Location: 3 Railroad Ave.

Phone: 925-837-7337

From the nominator: "[P]ersonal attention to interests and tastes that allow the staff to make suggestions to richen our lives, all done with intelligence, sensitivity and the kind of good cheer that makes every visit a treat and refreshment!"

Wooden Gate Quilts

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday Friday (curbside pickup 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.); 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (curbside pickup 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.); closed Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays

Location: 125-F, Railroad Ave.

Phone: 925-837-8458

From the nominator: "You wouldn't think a quilt shop would be an essential business during a pandemic. But our community fights coronavirus with the help of our local quilt shop Wooden Gate Quilts. When it became apparent that the pandemic was going to be around a while and decimate the country's PPE supplies, the staff and customers jumped into action and made masks for hospitals and the community. They also quickly and efficiently shifted their business to online and pick-up so as not to disrupt the flow of much-needed fabric for mask making. They also provided a dependable source of fabric, sewing supplies and inspiration by staying open for their customers to pursue sewing hobbies during the lock-down."

See more: Top 8 Danville Eateries Of The Year

This article originally appeared on the Danville Patch