Central Oddities opened in November 2012 and features an eclectic mix of vintage home furnishings, man-cave elements and hand-painted and re-imagined furnishings by artist Dean Liston. The original idea was Ben Chertok's, who enlisted Dean as his partner.
From their application for Best New Business:
"Deep down [what makes us unique is] the complete love of this community and striving to be an active contributor to help this city and our fellow businesses be the absolute best they can be, to be a good neighbor. ... Our biggest success was being embraced by other business owners like Marina Williams of ArtPool, Sean and Celesta Carter of Paper Street Market, Mary Brophy Of Haines Road, Cheryl Toro of Vintage Visionaries, Dyan of Necessories and later Rande James of White Owl Market, to name a few. Without many of these incredible neighbors' help, we would have never succeeded like we have."
Central Oddities is housed with Shannon's Web at 2445 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. They can be reached at (727) 592-1996 or through their Facebook page.
Link to vote: LocalShops1.com/Awards
Link to tickets: LocalShops1.com/Events