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: (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.

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