PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA — Jessi’s Restaurant, 8331 – 66th Street, North in Pinellas Park, is the People’s Choice among Established Businesses in the LocalShops1 Best in Biz: Small Business Awards for 2015.
The recognition was announced August 6 at the seventh anniversary celebration of LocalShops1, a grassroots organization that encourages support of local businesses through advocacy, support and education.
In all, 41 finalists were selected from among hundreds of local businesses nominated by shoppers and business owners. Votes were cast online, and winners were chosen in five categories: Best Established Business, Best New Business, Best at Grassroots Marketing, Most Community-Minded, and Best Non-Profit. Each category had a Judges’ Choice, and a People’s Choice division.
“It is a true honor to know that the people who dine at Jessi’s took the time to vote for us to bring us this recognition,” says owner Jason Sulisufay.
Jessi’s Restaurant is a landmark in Pinellas Park, serving the community from the same location for more than 20 years. A Bronze Trustee of the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Jessi’s hosts Chamber mixers, sponsors luncheons, and supports the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Pinellas Park Medical District.
The restaurant has undergone many changes in recent months, with an updated interior, upgraded menu, improved parking lot and landscaping, and renovated façade.
The Best in Biz: Small Business Awards were presented by C1 Bank with the support of photography sponsor Moorman Photographics. The awards gala was held at the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg.
Jessi’s Restaurant is open seven days a week, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Call 727-541-1200 for further information.