Shop Gandy! is a partnership between Tampa, St. Petersburg and Brandon, focusing on Gandy Boulevard merchants. This is also to soothe concerns about disruptions from upcoming the Selmon Extension. Construction on the project is expected to begin early next year.
Over in St. Petersburg, Mayor Rick Kriseman signed a proclamation for Burg Buys Local Week: www.stpete.org.
The event will highlight locally owned shops and businesses especially struggling after Irma blew through. Online shopping and big national box stores are only compounding their problems.
When shopping in the 'Burg, make sure to use the #StPeteRecovers hashtag on social media to get some special attention.