Faces of Local spotlights the cool people and businesses that make Tampa Bay such an awesome place. The video series is produced for LocalShops1 by Cherlene Willis.
Meet Rhonda Riccio, owner of Red Hot Tiki Spicy Gourmet Market in Gulfport. The shop is packed with hot sauces, barbecue sauces, coffees and other food items.
Shopping local is important because it helps keep your community distinct, Rhonda says. When you shop local, you'll find unique specialty items you won'f find at the generic Big Box stores, she explains.
Red Hot Tiki Spicy Gourmet Market
2904 Beach Blvd., Gulfport
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