With everything going on, the need to support other small businesses is more important now than ever. On the last flight I took, I saw a magazine and they interviewed local business owners and those business owners mentioned their favorite businesses, and then THOSE businesses were interviewed, and it kept going.
So, we are doing a “TAG! You’re it” Local business feature to help get the word out about a lot of local businesses that I hope you’ll patronize!
The first is Bello Boopie, who makes paper goods, like cards and stationary, you may have seen them at Riverside Arts Market.
Your name: Noel a.k.a. The Minion Man
Where are you located: Riverside Arts Market, Orange Park Farmers & Arts Market, Art Walk Downtown Jacksonville. In Store: Trove Antiques and Coconut Barrel
What makes your business unique? Bello Boopie isn’t afraid to push the boundaries. Most Greeting Cards come blank or with sentimental greetings; our greeting cards are geared to make people laugh.
What’s the favorite thing you sell? Our locally inspired greeting cards that make fun of Floridians
What is your favorite local restaurant for date night? Hawkers 5 points
What is your favorite food place to go with family? Clarks Fish Camp
Who has the best sandwiches? European Street (Park Street Location)
Best pizza? V’s Pizza!
What toppings MUST go on a pizza? I’m a Cheese kinda guy!
Best Chinese? Peony Asian Bistro
Best bar? Park Place
Favorite food truck? Pie95
Favorite place to get dessert? Community Loaves
Favorite activity around town that’s free? Riverside Arts Market
Favorite activity/place to go, that costs money around town? Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Best local band or musician? Jacksonville Symphony (I’m an old soul)
Best place to get fresh veggies and fruit? Riverside Arts Market and Orange Park Farmers and Arts Market
Best place to get a hair cut? Barbara Fisk at Beauty Boss Hair Studio
Best realtor? Mary Ann Eldreth
Best massage therapist? Brenda Star Walker
Favorite mom & pop shop? Trove Antiques
Favorite side of town? Riverside/Avondale
Favorite local event? (Party, sports, concert, whatever) Weekly: Riverside Arts Market. Yearly: Boat Lighting Parade
What local charities do you like to support? JASMYN, V for Victory, and First Coast No More Homeless Pets
What is the most underrated shop or company in North Florida that everyone should know about? Coconut Barrel
Best place to get married or have a big party? Old St. Andrews
Best Local Maker: Random Fandom Gifts
Best Fur Friendly Company: A tie: Lucy Lou’s Designs for collars and leashes, Bubbas Bistro for pet treats
Best Local Shoe Company: An Unlikely Pear
Best Burger: One Twenty Three Burger House
Best Local Instagram Account: JaxMarketplace
Where can people find you: