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Vote for the Best Antiques Store in the Tri-Cities! What's Your Readers' Choice?

Of the many antiques stores in the Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles, which one is the best? Vote for your favorite in our 2012 Readers' Choice Awards poll!

One of the simple language lessons I learned early in my journalism career was taught by Renee Tomell at The Geneva Republican, and I remember it to this day.

It's "antiques store," not "antique store," because an antique store is, well, a store that's very old.

And the reason we had to learn the proper use of those two words is that we typed them a lot. Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles are blessed with numerous antiques stores, and what Patch is asking you to do today is answer this question: Which one is the best?

Since I've broken down and started writing this in the first person, I might as well add that I'll be more than a little interested in your votes. I don't generally shop for antiques, so I'll be curious to know how you rate the best.

Nominations were accepted on Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles Patch through July 9.

Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24.

The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.

And for the record, in using that same adjective to describe the Geneva Patch editor ... go ahead and leave off the "s." :)

Harold August 06, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Americas Treasures is a unique beautiful store. The store has beautiful furniture at great prices. The personnel is friendly,helpful and very curtious. Alsop, have tons of smalls for the home. Great gifts. Something for everyone! Need to check them out. New!!!
carolyn August 07, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Americas Treasures is a great Antique Store. The store is very clean and has some real good prices. They have a great variety of stuff for everyone. They are new in town and are gonna do great. Very impressed.
kenneth mcclellan August 08, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Americas treasures was by far the best antique store to buy from, cause my wife and i travled from Chatsworth IL and we got a great price break for buying several large items at once, and we were graced with the layaway plan they offer and didnt have to break the bank all at once LOL. Thanks Dagmar.
Duane Zappaterreno August 13, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Absolutely love Americas Treasures! A new store with a very friendly staff always willing to help in any way. Many unique items all set up in a very orderly manner with great prices! Too many other stores are set up in a way that it's hard to tell what they have & what the prices are. Welcome to the neighborhood & you definitely have a new regular customer!!
Christine Krause August 13, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Americas Treasures is the best antique store I've ever been to and I've been going for 30+ years. Great variety, great prices, great people and an all-around great experience. They are new in town and you absolutely must check them out. You will not be disappointed.

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