Best Lighting/Lamp Store - 2012
A & O Lamp Company
Say you're digging through Grandma's attic and find a charming old lamp adorned with a chap holding a lantern, but the cord and plug are so old you'd scarcely risk plugging it in? Take the little guy to A & O Lamp Company, where they'll rig up new works for you, fearlessly. It's scandalously hard to find lamp stores that will also do interior repair work. Owner Steve Schwartz is honest, and he and the folks who work for him all know their way around a lamp harp. It seems everyone sells lamps and shades nowadays, but remember, you get what you pay for. The lighting fixtures may seem pricey, but they're high-quality — we were able to find a hot pink chandelier here, the perfect touch for an overly formal foyer.