Small Business Saturday on Central Avenue

Join St. Pete’s Brick & Mortar shops & Shop Small this holiday season
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St. Petersburg, FL, November 27- Did you know Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg is filled with nearly all locally owned small businesses? With over 75 beverage spots and more than 100 restaurants, there is something for everyone to enjoy while shopping for the perfect holiday gifts at one of the nearly 75 retailers.

There is no better way to explore downtown with the family after Thanksgiving than by strolling miles of this exciting pedestrian friendly thoroughfare.

“What I love most about St. Pete is it’s charm and the businesses on Central are a huge part of that. I love spending my Saturday exploring all the shops and restaurants. Especially when they are all decorated for the holidays.” – Kelly Stoddard, St. Pete Resident

Like everyone, our city’s brick and mortar shops have been through so much over the last two years. Thanks to our community, many are still here and ready to greet customers with a smile. We welcome everyone to come celebrate the unique local businesses that have helped create our special city. Through continued support, shoppers not only ensure that our small business community remains vibrant and healthy, but also avoid supply chain delays this holiday season.


Small businesses are critical to our local ecosystem and employ many of our neighbors. Let’s keep those dollars local and show our appreciation to the diverse foundation of small businesses that are a part of the unique fabric of St. Petersburg.

“Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is the ONE day of the year dedicated solely to supporting brick and mortar small businesses. As the true kickoff to the holiday season for us, this day is crucial for the success and sustainability of our business and other local brick and mortar stores.” – Jennifer Schultz, owner The Merchant & Crislip Cafe

Join us for sidewalk sales, custom gift wrapping, holiday events and so much more this Small Business Saturday. Give big while shopping small.


To stay updated on all the local businesses holiday deals, events & offerings please visit our facebook event page 

To start making your Small Business Saturday plans, and to see a complete list of all the brick and mortars on Central Avenue, please visit our website 

For access to official Small Business Saturday on Central event graphics please visit our dropbox 


Media inquiries:

Sara Stoneciper
615 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL