our mission (why we exist)
to promote culture and community thorough the support of local merchants
In 2017, cofounders Aaron Gopp and Parry Vugteveen began searching for a way to help guide others to the best taco shops in Tucson. As a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Tucson is home to hundreds of incredible local restaurants but merchants were still struggling to attract customers. We decided to create a platform in which the well-funded chains could not out-spend the local companies and in doing so we created Localoop: a discovery platform that includes only local merchants and only allows recommendations by locals. It is truly the best way to let everyone know where the locals go!