Dear Small Business: We Love You.
To the corner store, the neighborhood cafe, the local bodega:
Won’t you stick around a little while longer?
We know it’s been a rough couple of years, but things are getting better all the time, right?
People are still stopping by and spending money? Neighbors are happy to see you’re still open?
Spring is just around the corner …
You see, the place just won’t be the same without you. If you leave, where will I get my morning coffee?
Where will I buy my Valentine’s Day flowers?
Who will help me get that stain out of my favorite dress shirt?
Sure, the big box stores are convenient. And online shopping is so darn easy. But when it comes to the little things, the Big Guys just don’t cut it.
The face-to-face interactions, the friendly person greeting you at the door, to say nothing of customer service … remember that?
So I’m making a point this Valentine’s Day, to tell you, loud, unequivocally;
You help make our city a Home.
You turn our town into a Community.
You make our streets feel like a Neighborhood.
Dear Small Business: Happy Valentine’s Day. We Love You.