New Online Guide to Locally-Owned Businesses

You've heard it from us before: shop local.

From the Tampa Independent Business Alliance to my own search for some locally-bought toilet paper, Creative Loafing has championed the cause of buying from your mom-and-pops and avoiding Walmart at all costs.

Now, you have another website to help you shop responsibly: Localshops1.com. (Not sure what the "1" is for.)

A creation of St. Pete resident Ester Venouziou, the Local Shopper website has listings for seven Florida counties. There's already about 400 businesses listed on the site.

Check it out here.

Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]