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11.23.2020 (66 Days Ago)

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Supporting Small Businesses
Supporting Small Businesses
66 days ago 17 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

Last weekend, my husband and I drove upstate to Cold Spring, New York. It is a place I have heard about and always wanted to visit.

 

Cold Spring was, as expected, a cute picturesque town. We walked on Main Street which led us down to the Hudson River. While we had a nice day one impression stayed with me, the number of closed stores and restaurants lining Main Street. As with many small towns, Covid has left a devastating economic impact on Cold Spring.

 

I purposely bought a few chachkas in the stores before leaving. I then renewed my resolve to try to help, in my own small way, other small businesses. I ordered some wine online, to give as holiday gifts, from a small vineyard in the Finger Lakes we had visited in October. I also wrote a highly favorable review on TripAdvisor for the vineyard and other small businesses that we have visited that could use an online boost.

 

 

Instead of shopping online at Sephora for make-up I needed, I contacted a local make-up artist who also sells make-up. I have been purposely picking up lunch salads on my way to work, at least once a week, from a small business, Brown Bag Express, that opened near me in the midst of the pandemic. And, if we go out to eat, it has primarily been at small local restaurants.

 

This what I have been trying to do to help local, and some not local, small businesses. What about you?

 

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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 66 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Always nice when you can find local businesses that merit support. Even my printer is a local small business, and well known to Gotham, Scott Levine's Minuteman Press.
     
       
     
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  •  Fred wrote 65 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    The next town is Beacon and it's special too...
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 65 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I try to buy from the local businesses in the neighborhood and I buy from the farmers' markets. And when I do have to have something delivered, I try to catch the guy at the door and give him a little something too.
     
       
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 65 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Many of the local businesses offer curbside pick up, I’m not going into stores, I still haven’t donee that, but I purchase as much as I can from our local stores and they graciously come outside and put the merchandise in my trunk.
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 65 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Love traveling to small towns and walk
    Ing down their Main St. Usually find something unusual and the service is generally excellent. I am avid contibutor to Google Maps and am sure to review where I go to.
    Sadly going down Broadway in Woodmere last Friday, I was shocked to see how many stores were permanently closed.
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 65 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Beautiful. Agree completely Rona. We appreciate all those trying desperately to stay afloat in these times. We order pick up from local places and eat outside when possible (although it’s so much more difficult now that it’s colder.) love the post - beautiful town. Happy TG to all.
     
       
     
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  •  NSpizz wrote 65 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    My Chiropractor is a local small business. I think you might know him
     
       
     
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  •  Nancy_Schess wrote 65 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Fun :)
     
       
     
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