LocalShops1, launched in 2008, is Tampa Bay’s source for all things local. Our mission is to provide advocacy, support and education to locally owned, independent businesses throughout the region.
We work with businesses, artists, non-profits, and other cool groups to come up with creative ways to make our neighborhoods better.
You can find us at our storefront, in downtown Gulfport, which features the work of about 40 local artists, makers and small businesses. You can also find us at markets and festivals all over town, including Shopapalooza Festival, St Pete Tiny Home Festival, and markets at the Sirata, Postcard Inn, both on St Pete Beach, and Caddy's in downtown St. Petersburg. Our other signature events include Top Local Chef and the LocalShops1 Birthday Bash and Community Awards.