Best Of 2016

Best localista celebrity death match: OLGA vs. ESTER!

This year, LocalShops1 — run by Ester Venouzio — nominated Olga Bof, who founded Keep St. Pete Local, for a LocalShops1 award. Olga then asked that she be removed from the list of nominees. This is only the latest in the “As the ’Burg Turns” saga of local group vs. local group. Apparently each one wants bragging rights to loving local more. We get sucked in with emails and phone calls Every. Damn. Time. Look, if we have to come back there, we’ll turn this car around. Is that what you want? —Cathy Salustri