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Fourth Street Crabby Bill's closes; LocalShops1.com names board

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Crabby Bill's on Fourth closes; others remain

The Crabby Bill's at 9900 Fourth St. N has closed, though other locations remain in business. The restaurant opened in early 2010 in the former Bennigan's. "We gave it two years and unfortunately it just wasn't working for us," said Matt Loder Sr., who runs the other Crabby Bill's in the area. They are all accepting gift cards from the Fourth Street store. Most of the 25 employees have taken jobs at the other stores. Loder's family business is opening Sea Breeze Island Grill at 17855 Gulf Blvd. in Redington Shores in the site of a former Shells. Loder said several operators have been looking at the vacated building on Fourth Street.

Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer

St. Petersburg

Buy-local advocate lines up advisers

LocalShops1.com has announced its advisory board, which includes eight business members and two shopper members. They are: Brian Butler, Vistra Communications; Joey Goodrich, the House of Renee Originals; Ebony T. Grimsley, Above Promotions; David Hollowell, Insurance Underwriters; Nancy Howe, Maddux Business Wire & KnowHowe; Robin King, Three Birds Tavern; Susan Robertson, St. Petersburg Pier; Daniel James Scott, Gazelle Lab; Ali Sutherland Collins of St. Petersburg; and Claudia Moon Zikuda of Gulfport. For information email events@localshops1.com.

News of businesses and business people can be emailed to kssmith@tampabay.com or mailed to St. Pete Times, 490 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Fourth Street Crabby Bill's closes; LocalShops1.com names board 03/03/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 3, 2012 3:30am]
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