Best Of 2021

VeloFix (Scott Imrich)

Local bike shops are wonderful, and there are a handful that handled bikes (and your health) beautifully during the pandemic, but sometimes you just need someone to show up to your house and fix the steel horse you ride. While VeloFix is a Canadian company, its Tampa-St. Pete roving tech and repairman is decades long local bike nerd (and musical taste making host of “Saturday Asylum”) Scott Imrich who’s ready to drive his oversized shop van to your driveway and get to work. He tuned up my old Raleigh in less than an hour (complete with ball bearing overhaul) for $100. 10/10 would recommend, especially if the organization of your daily life is a mess like mine.

Best of the Bay 2021 Goods & Services: Creative Loafing Tampa Bay critics and readers pick the best goods and services in Tampa Bay.

Best of the Bay 2021 Goods & Services

Goods & Services

Winner: Vintage Marche

Runners-Up: Vintage RoostSchiller's Salvage

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Tiffozi Apparel

When was the last time something came along that you didn’t know existed, but also couldn’t live without when you found it? Enter Tiffozi, the ridiculously meticulous vintage soccer (football if you’re cool) apparel shop located on the old Main Street near North Howard Avenue Boasting a seriously impressive collection of vintage soccer gear, from track jackets to jerseys and the like, Tiffozi has a collection worth gawking at, even if you aren’t a fan of the sport. What makes it even cooler? It’s appointment only, unless you can make it down on a Saturday to see the goods in person. I know where I’m headed for my next Steven Gerrard jersey.

Winner: Blick

Runners-Up: Creative Clay ThriftArtissin

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Winner: Suncoast Credit Union

Runners-Up: Chase, Wells Fargo

Winner: Pure Barre St. Pete

Runners-Up: Studio 3, Flow Fitness

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Winner: Chainwheel Drive

Runners-Up: Saint Pete Bikes, David's World Cycle

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