"Made in St. Petersburg" - City and Chamber to Open New St. Petersburg Store
St. Petersburg, Fla. (September 23, 2015) - The City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce will soon open the doors of a new city-themed gift store at the Chamber's downtown office, 100 Second Avenue N. The store is part of a newly enlarged visitor's center, located across Second Avenue N. from the popular Sundial and close to restaurants along Beach Drive.
With more visitors than ever patronizing downtown museums, events and restaurants, the store will be designed to offer merchandise that showcases locally made goods and artworks from the city's diverse arts and makers community.
"Demand is at an all-time high for merchandise and gifts that reflect our great community," said Mayor Rick Kriseman. The city, through a $10,000 arts grant to the Chamber, will be a partner with the Chamber in opening the consignment retail store.
The Chamber is now actively soliciting merchandise from local artists and vendors who may have items such as apparel, artwork, jewelry, home decor goods, locally made foods and more. Interested suppliers should contact the Chamber at stpete.com/stpetestore for more information. The store is scheduled to open in early October.
"The new St. Petersburg Visitor's Center will be the premier destination to showcase our great city," said Chamber President and CEO Chris Steinocher. "The new St. Pete Store will be a one-stop shop for all gifts, souvenirs, and locally made goods that will allow our guests to bring a piece of the Sunshine City home with them."