Picture courtesy of Ester Venouziou.

Shopapalooza’s Largest 12 months But 

A substitute for Black Friday, St. Petersburg’s Shopapalooza introduced crowds of native customers to Vinoy Park for a small enterprise competition this Nov. 27-28. 

Occasion founder Ester Venouziou is the lady behind LocalShops1, a small companies listing that’s the go-to spot for small-time buys. 

“Attendance was packed all the weekend,” Venouziou stated. “Individuals felt safer for the primary time since COVID-19.” 

A Spot for Inexperienced Eatin’

The house owners of Gulfport’s Golden Dinosaurs, Black Radish and Nah Canines have come collectively to create Good Intentions, a full-service vegan restaurant in St. Pete’s Grand Central District. 

The spot will sit at ​​1900 1st Ave. S. and have a recent menu of New American gadgets. Lovers of the meatless Golden Dinosaurs Cuban sandwich, this isn’t the place for rehashing outdated favorites. The three,700 sq. foot constructing will maintain as much as 100 folks and have beer and wine.

Vegans and occasional vegans can count on the restaurant to open its doorways in spring of 2022. 

Hurricane Eddies Rolls In

Bargoers in downtown Gulfport could have seen a signage change by Salty’s. 

The Shore Boulevard drinkery is now beneath new possession and has advanced into “Hurricane Eddies,” a spot with a lot of the identical product and the identical seaside bar vibe. 

“​​This is similar Salty’s. We’re beneath new possession,” Hurricane Eddie’s wrote on its Fb web page. “New house owners stored the workers. Some stayed on and a few for their very own causes didn’t.” 

See the brand new specials and stay music lineup at fb.com/Hurricaneeddiesgulfport 

A Place for Books 

The Unbiased e-book retailer, Books at Park Place is now not at Park Place, consider it or not. 

Proprietor Nancy Alloy says the transfer to 6800 Gulfport Blvd. S. in South Pasadena allowed for the store to have extra room for e-book signings and creator occasions. 

“We’re proud of the place,” Alloy stated. “We have now a whole lot of talks from native authors.” 

The bookstore made its transfer in March of 2020, and suffered a COVID-19 associated shutdown quickly after.

Lastly, Books at Park Place is parked – and open – in South Pasadena.

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