St. Petersburg Times staff writer Kameel Stanley covered LocalShops1.com's Shopapalooza, the alternative to Black Friday, with a story and photograph on the front page of the Metro & State section. The story was published in print and online Nov. 11, 2010.
Excerpts from the story:
BayWalk teemed with activity as 65 vendors, hundreds of shoppers and
curious passers-by packed the complex for an inaugural outdoor expo
showcasing local, independently owned businesses. ...
Shopapalooza event did what BayWalk officials have been unable to do for
the past few years — draw crowds to the struggling complex, which is
about 80 percent vacant. ...
Shoppers got plenty of use out of the space Saturday, as they browsed booths and sampled products from local businesses.
Read the rest: The story and photo can be seen on St. Pete Times' website, tampabay.com.