The Orlando Sentinel Best Bets 2014 winners were released Thursday, Oct. 2 and several categories related to area malls.
According to the publication, Orlando Sentinel readers annually choose their favorites among local dining, shopping entertainment and more.
The distinction of “Best Mall” was given to The Mall at Millenia with The Florida Mall and Altamonte Mall rounding out the top three. Other businesses recognized included Dick’s Sporting Goods — which can be found near Waterford Lakes Town Center and will soon open near Orlando Fashion Square — for “Best Sporting Goods Store.” IKEA, located outside The Mall of Millenia, won for “Best Home Furnishing Store.” Joseph A. Bank was a finalist for “Best Men’s Clothing Store” which includes locations at Oviedo Mall and Waterford Lakes Town Center. For the “Best Women’s Clothing Store,” Chico’s and Macy’s topped the list. Tiffany & Co. and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry fared in the “Best Jewelry Store” category. “Best Department Store” was awarded to Macy’s with Dillard’s as a runner-up in the category as well as a finalist for “Best Shoe Store.”