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THEA Encourages Support of Gandy Businesses Before, During, and After the Construction of the Selmon Extension

Gifting on Gandy Encourages Holiday Shoppers to Choose Local

Tampa, Fla. (November 23, 2020) – This Holiday season, the Shop Gandy! business support campaign encourages residents and shoppers to gift more thoughtfully by shopping local at the hundreds of businesses along Gandy Boulevard for their holiday purchases.

Shopping on Gandy makes it easy to find great gifts from local businesses that need your support. Shoppers can stock up on holiday beverages from Fine Wine & Spirits or treat someone special with a gift certificate for Manis and Pedis from Daba Nails. The gift of a small, boutique gym membership at Westshore Fitness is a gift that keeps giving. Gift cards from Applebees, Mr. & Mrs. Crab, 81Bay Brewing Company, and Outback Carabbas Express are just a few items that make great stocking stuffers or gifts for family, friends, or employees. Dalton Dental is offering a $169 whitening special all month long and Tampa Laundry Company is always a win with home pick-up services. Tis the season to make an even greater impact on the South Tampa community by shopping locally and supporting Gandy Boulevard businesses.

“Now more than ever with the impacts of COVID-19, our local business community needs our support. Gandy Boulevard is one of South Tampa’s main hubs of commerce with hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses that are dedicated to providing goods and services to our community,” said Kelly Flannery, President & CEO of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. “As one of the founding partners of the Shop Gandy! business support campaign, we are committed to helping these businesses by encouraging local shoppers to #ShopGandy  and #ShopLocal  at businesses along the Gandy corridor for all of their holiday shopping needs.”

“This has been a hard year for our local businesses and as a small business owner, I understand the stress the pandemic has brought to industries all over the Bay. Shop Gandy is a reminder to support local and spend your holiday dollars at businesses that need your support during the Selmon Extension construction and also during a hard year for retailers,” says Vince Cassidy, THEA Chairman of the Board.

This Holiday season shop local and find all your gifts from the restaurants and stores along Gandy Boulevard!

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About Shop Gandy!
Shop Gandy! is a business support campaign that was developed to help market and promote Gandy-corridor businesses before, during, and after the construction of the Selmon Extension roadway project and is a partnership between the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority.

Shoppers and residents can visit www.shopgandy.com/business-directory/ for our Shop Gandy Business Directory with a complete listing of businesses to shop on Saturday and throughout the holiday season. Holiday gift suggestions and ideas can also be found on the Shop Gandy! website www.ShopGandy.com.

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