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Biz news: Acupuncture center expands, health center opens & more!

Posted By LocalShops1 Girl, Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer is almost here, and that means prep time for the annual Small Business Awards here in LocalShops1 land. Do you have a favorite new business? Or a longtime haunt that we should celebrate? We’re now accepting nominations at And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the shoppers. We’ve got a category for you, too!


The finalists will be honored at a swanky celebration at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa on Aug. 4. And this year it’s extra-special. LocalShops1 turns 5!!!! For info on how you can be involved, email us at



News from LocalShops1 members:

  • St. Pete Community Acupuncture has moved into its new, larger digs at 1624 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. The center offers acupuncture on a no-questions-asked, pay-what-you-can plan on a sliding scale of $15 to $35 per treatment. To set up an appointment or for more info, call 727. 823.1700.
  • Baby Boot Camp offers free Father’s Day classes at 9:30 am Saturday, June 15, at Demens Landing Park, First Avenue SE and Bayshore Drive in downtown St. Petersburg. The workouts blend a physical and emotional outlet for moms AND dads, says Baby Boot Camp owner Christie Bruner, who is opening another location, at Eagle Lake Park in Largo. For more information, contact Christie at

  • St. Pete Beach Rental is offering its "super summer sizzling special!” Get 20 percent off regular rates anytime from now through August. This beautiful 2/2 condo in Tierra Verde overlooks Boca Ciega Bay. Pool, hot tub, BBQ area and more. Yes, it even comes ready with the blender. No, you can’t stay forever. For details, go to

  • Metabolix Wellness Center plans its grand opening celebration 4 to 9 pm June 14 at 26212 US Hwy 19 in Clearwater. What to expect? Healthy snacks by Chef Emily of Mindful Meals, Live Music by John Holt III of DANFIELD, appearances by NFL & MMA superstars and more. Plus free wine & door prizes! For more information, call 727.230.1438.

  • Michele Tuegel Contemporary, at 320 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg, presents new gallery artists Shirley Drevich, Lou Ann Townsend and Mary Filapek and announces new work from gallery favorites Arturo Sandoval, Boris Bally, Carol Ross, Josette Urso and others. For more information call the gallery at 727.823.1100.

  • Cerulean Blu, the hot swimwear shop at 400 Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg, has opened a second location … in Boston! For more info, call 727.498.8984 or email



Sales, Events & Promotions features news from LocalShops1 members and select columns are also published in Beach Life magazine, Patch and other news outlets. For membership information, go to or email Ester at Membership is open to businesses, artists, nonprofits and community-minded shoppers.

Tags:  cerulean blue  clearwater  metabolix wellness center  michele tuegel  st. pete community acupuncture  st. petersburg  tierra verde  vacation rental 

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