"We cannot be defeated by something like this," said Brett Bailey of Health Mutt. "We still must be who we are."
Neighbors are also posting about helping support the businesses by purchasing gift cards.
Tampa Police are also jumping on board. The owner of Trip's Diner said Tampa Police had 15 officers dining in before a shift change Monday morning.
Business owners like Fanning say when people spend money in Seminole Heights in such an uncertain and scary time, it makes a huge difference in the success of these businesses.
"To hear people saying, hey, we're coming from St. Pete to help you," said Fanning. "We're coming from South Tampa to come check you out, that's heartwarming, uplifting and totally validating."
Seminole Heights business owners are inviting residents to kick off the holiday season by taking part in a series of shopping events, prize giveaways and block parties in the central Tampa neighborhood on Small Business Saturday.