Best Of 2021

Empire Paint & Hardware

​​The discovery of Empire Hardware is life-changing for any DIY-er living in the Ybor/downtown area. Unburdening yourself from a Home Depot or Lowe’s parking lot alone is good enough reason for its recognition, and then you walk inside. Its impossibly large inventory for such a relatively small store and eager and helpful staff make this locally owned business an outstanding home improvement resource. empirepaintandhardware.com

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. tiffoziapparel.com

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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