Before ringing in the New Year, I asked Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch readers which new business was their absolute favorite in 2012.
The votes are in, the people have spoken, and CrossFit South River came out as the most popular.
After 82 votes and 17 comments, the newly established alternative fitness center blew away the competitors, earning 42 percent of the official vote, plus taking up a majority of the comments section.
"That's great," co-owner John Klessinger said after learning his business won the contest. "We have a great group of people that are our clients right now. We're helping them out and they've recognized that they do think our business is good. It's a cool thing. It's working out well."
The new gym—owned and operated by Klessinger and his business partner Erin Boensch—opened in September and has grown in its popularity as well as its client base.
Earning second place in the voting was Edgewater’s newest “hot dog guy,” Fisher’s Famous Hot Dogs—owned and operated by Brian Fisher. The third place business in the voting contest was Plazuelas, on Solomons Island Road.
Have you checked out CrossFit South River? Do you think another new business deserved the title?
Tell me in the comments.