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LocalShops1 Opening Office in Downtown St Pete!

Thursday, July 20, 2017   (1 Comments)
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Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 founder + 727.637.5586

The new resource center will offer locals and tourists information about local businesses and nonprofits. And with it, LocalShops1 is launching DTSP Night Market, a monthly celebration of local arts, sounds + flavors.

When: August 2017. “Soft-launch” party, open to the public, 6-8 pm Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
Where: Plaza Tower & Courtyard Shops, 111 Second Ave NE, Suite 210, St. Petersburg 
More information:   |   727.637.5586

JULY 20, 2017

St. Petersburg, FL -- LocalShops1, the area’s leading advocate for local businesses, is excited to announce it is opening an office/resource center in downtown St. Petersburg.

“Being downtown has been one of our goals for a long time, and we are so happy to have found just the right spot,” says Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 founder. “Our St. Petersburg location is in the heart of it all, and will serve as an information center for locals and tourists looking to learn more about local artists, businesses, and non-profits. It’s the perfect counterpart to our first office, the LocalShops1 Shop in downtown Gulfport.”


The office, at Plaza Tower & Courtyard Shops (111 Second Ave NE, Suite 210), is in the front room inside LocalShops1 member Radish & Co. Boutique. It will include brochures from member businesses, as well as information about LocalShops1’s #buylocal #eatlocal #livelocal movement. The space will also be available for artist spotlights and occasional pop-ups to showcase local businesses. The info center will be open from 11 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays, with longer hours during special events and by appointment. 

One such special event is LocalShops1’s new DTSP Night Market, a monthly celebration of local arts, sounds + flavors.


The market will take place 6-10 pm the first Thursday of every month, starting in September, outside the LocalShops1 office and all along the balcony space overlooking the courtyard, which features bands courtesy of The Ale & the Witch.  DTSP Night Market is co-sponsored by courtyard businesses Ale & the Witch, Wine Madonna and Radish & Co. Vendor and sponsor opportunities are available. For more information go to 

LocalShops1, founded in 2008, opened its first location in August 2016 at 2908 Beach Blvd S, downtown Gulfport. The shop features handcrafted and locally sourced products from more than 20 artists and locally owned businesses.

About LocalShops1
LocalShops1 is a coalition of hundreds of independently owned businesses and tens of thousands of energetic shoppers with the mission of advocating, promoting and offering support services to companies throughout Tampa Bay. Founded in August 2008, LocalShops1 is the region’s most active voice for small businesses.


William G Interiors says...
Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017
Fantastic news! Now we can go to either Gulfport or downtown St. Pete!