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St. Pete Store pumps $4,000 into arts community in its first month

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Results are in and the newly opened St. Pete Store exceeded opening-month expectation. The Chamber of Commerce-run store featuring locally produced trinkets brought in more than $6,600 in its first 30-days. That means $4,000 went back into the hands of local artists. The store shares 60 percent of its proceeds with artists who stock the store using just 40 percent for its operating costs. The store was created as a brick-and-mortar, one-stop shop where tourists could nab some souvenirs while…

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