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April Cash Mob Nominees!

Posted By LocalShops1, Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We had a ton of submissions for Cash Mob contenders, and you helped us choose the winner! Hope you can join us Saturday, April 21, as we march in to invade the winning business! Mob info is on our calendar.

These were the nominees. Please check them out and go SHOPPING!!! To nominate a business for the May Mob, just fill out the form here.


   ST. PETERSBURG                        

Artful Living 

1100 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg
Artful Living has beautiful handmade art, furniture and other wonderful crafted items for sale!


701 1st St. N, St. Petersburg 
They have the greatest men clothing for resale - absolutely the greatest: great selection, great prices. Most importantly it's top-quality merchandise and current. Can't say enough good things about the place!


Main House Antique Center
4980 38th Ave. N. St. Petersburg
Nancy is not only a local biz owner but the items she sells are repurposed. I love the idea of recycle, re-use. She has small items that are inexpensive too. 

Dairy Inn
1201 9th St. N., St Petersburg
$10 will buy a lot of well deserved treats for an angry... I mean hungry mob!


Great American Natural Products
4121 16th St. N., St. Petersburg
A little bit of everything for everyone. If you get a chance, stop by and see what it is about. Neat store!


Thank You Mama
1511 4th St. N., St. Petersburg
Locally owned business survived their first year, but retail end is still struggling into their second year. Owner Jennifer Carey-Prescott's husband is a Master Stylist, and local business owner as well, Number9 Salon, so their total household income is based on all of us supporting locally owned businesses. Thank You Mama carries top of the line, organic baby wear and products, that are good for baby and Mama.



     Gulfport  & Beaches                      

The Art Village Courtyard 
2908/2914 Beach Blvd. South, Gulfport
What a Cash Mob value...Red Hot Tiki, T&Me, Yummy's, IAC, Perfect Ten, the Apothecary, Art of Massage (not counting my own business, Live Curly Live Free, since it is a specialty salon). And what location in Gulfport better showcases the fun, funky, artistic vibe here?


Silas Dents Steakhouse
5501 Guld Blvd., St Pete Beach
They recently had a bad kitchen fire and have been closed for the busiest part of spring break and have lost close to 100K in revenue. The same local family who opened it 29 years ago still owns and runs it and do so much for the community.


Kozy Kazual Wears
3007 1/2 Beach Blvd., Gulfport
Recently made the plunge from online retailer to brick-and-mortar business. Show him support!



    North Pinellas  County                       

B-21 Fine Wine & Spirits

43380 US Hwy 19 North, Tarpon Springs
A locally owned and operated wine store now in the family's fourth generations. B-21 remains to be about quality wines, competitive prices and exceptional customer service.


7 arches art gallery & boutique
2128 County Road 1 Independent Square Dunedin
Unique gallery & boutique business featuring local artist with a variety of medias. She has been in business a little over a year. Recently moved to a better location, more space for artists, she advertises, and offers events, participates in community events and is doing all she can to inform the community that the gallery is there. She welcomes all the help, advice and support anyone cares to give and loves the artists who work with her and desires this to be a great way to share the talents of many and help bring the artist and the fine art buyer together.


 Christine Mary's Thrift Store
7500 Ulmerton Road, Largo
Christine Mary's Charities is raising money for children with disabilities. They also partner with local food pantries, homeless shelters, SPCA, food banks and families that need assistance. NON-Profit, 501c3 Organization. The thrift store has recently moved locations and really needs a boost. Tricia is the most giving, unselfish person in the world always looking to help another person.This cash mob will benefit two fold - patrons will not only be supporting a local business, but also supporting local children with disabilities, including (but not limited to) cerebral palsy.


      Manatee County                       

 De La Pooch 
1855 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Bradenton
Small business for dogs. It's my parents' business and they have had a hard time the past couple of years. I want people to discover what De La Pooch is all about.


     Hillsborough County                       

Hair Studio 1
3016 W. Swann Ave., Tampa
I have always wanted to be a salon owner. Two years ago I married my best friend of 10 years, Claudio Fasano. I was working in a salon when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer ,and had to take a leave of absence to go spend some time with her and unfortunately lost my position at the salon. When I returned Claudio was there for me, gave me the strength and support I needed to make my dream come true. We worked so hard on building our salon Claudio ended up making a career change and went to school to become a stylist himself! We both are at the salon side by side 6 days a week and have made it past our two-year mark and have been struggling to keep it afloat, advertisement is very expensive! We are at the point now it's make it or break it and would love to have yours, and the community support. 

World of Wines of South Tampa
3431 A South Westshore Blvd., Tampa
Boutique wine store with 'Old World' style in charming South Tampa featuring a wide range of fine wines and specialty beers. Family-owned and operated since 2008.

Ybor City Saturday Market
Centennial Park - 1800 8th Ave., Tampa
It's a great organization and they deserve to be recognized! 


TAMALES & South of the Border By America's Disaster Relief
Fridays Down Town Tampa Fresh Market - weekends only
100% of the net proceeds go to America's Disaster Relief AND will stay in the Tampa Bay Area. The Mobile Kitchen used for disasters has been put into weekly use to raise funds to assist the Tampa Bay Area when trouble strikes. This unit was sent from the Headquarters in Montrose, CO to help FLORIDA. Each state has to support their own unit. The Tampa Bay Area was selected from ALL of Florida.By selection of this "business" you would be helping hundreds of families in the future.Items sold are TAMALES, BURRITOS, TACOS, TOSTADOS, BARBACOA. Ready to eat or to Take Home. All under $5. We hope you will select this business. They are doing their part to help others. I work as a volunteers - everyone is a volunteer - no one gets paid, not even the CEO. 

Thrifty Gifts
3422 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa
After 22 years in the dental field, my wife wanted to open her own shop and give everyday hard-working people a chance to get high-price items at a good price (Coach/Prada/Dooney/Max Azria/Juicy etc.) she could never afford to get such items and we started 12 years ago buying and selling online. She is a good person, works her full time job and runs the store along with the family helping. She needs the support ... plus I love her so I'll do anything to see her happy.


The Fish Shack
1902 W. Shell Point Road, Ruskin
This place has THE BEST seafood in the world! It's open Thurs-Sat for lunch and dinner only, and is one of the best hidden gems on the South Shore. We have been there for lunch and dinner a number of times, and keep on getting floored by the food they are producing.



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Virtual Assistant/Social Media Management says...
Posted Thursday, March 29, 2012
voted and shared. to clarify Main House Antique Center is owned by
Brenda Bordelon and "Nancy" has a space in Brenda's store. Main House Antique Center is not just antiques or re purposed or recycled items, new candles soaps, card, stationery too. many items under $10.00 and they are a member!
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