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2014 Best in Biz Finalist: Bananas Music

Posted By LocalShops1, Sunday, July 13, 2014
Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014

LocalShops1 Best in Biz Awards
Presented by C1 Bank
6-9 pm Thursday Aug. 7, 2014

St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE

Vote for your favorites:

Bananas Music
Finalist, Best Established Business

2887 22nd Ave N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33713



Doug and Michelle Allen opened their shop in 1977.  "We always wanted to have our own business and being avid book and music lovers, we chose to open a book store and then a music store," they say. 

Here are excerpts from their application for LocalShops1's 2014 Best in Biz Awards:


"As a smart retailer, you constantly need to keep reinventing yourself when either the economy changes or the particular industry your in changes. We have had a special knack at making correct business decisions to keep our business alive and thriving. The music industry has been especially hit hard over the last 30 years with changes in technology. It also has had big box stores who move into the area and take a big chunk of your business because they have bigger buying power."


"We are one of the best known music store around the world. We have been twice named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 25 records stores in the Nation. We have dealers and customers who come to visit us from around the world. We have over 3 million pieces of vinyl, cd's and dvd movies."


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For media inquiries or sponsorship information, please email Mo Venouziou at For other information email

Best in Biz is presented by C1 Bank
Sponsors include Moorman PhotographicsPia's TrattoriaI Love Downtown St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Museum of HistoryImpulse Clics  and Sunshine Automotive

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