Joe Cimino, owner of Westshore Boulevard's new Roxy's Yarns, is not a knitter.
But his co-owner and wife, Barbara Cimino, sure is.
Barbara and her friend Simone Konner helped inspire the shop.
"A good friend of ours who is an avid knitter told us there was a need for a local yarn shop," Joe Cimino said. "All the knitters were having to go to St. Petersburg, Sarasota or Dunedin to get their supplies."
The store provides supplies for knitters, crocheters, spinner and weavers, as well as hosts classes for beginners to experienced.
"It gives fiber enthusiasts a nearby place to shop for the specialty yarns and accessories but more importantly a spot for social interaction with other like enthusiasts," Joe Cimino said.
To that end, Roxy's Yarns will host knitting circles and problem-solving clinics, open to all ages.
"There's been a big resurgence in the craft over the years. Younger individuals, preteens and teens are starting to want to learn to knit," Joe Cimino said.
The storefront located at 3347 S Westshore Blvd. celebrated a grand opening on Saturday.
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