Downtown is still in the aftermath of a major disruption. The storm was devastating to Mom and Pop retail and other stores. Two facts: Most stores are open for business downtown and most of the stores downtown are mom and pop type stores.
There is a perception of big impersonal chains, of which there are many, however a lot of the stores don’t have the resources of multi-national corporations, they need support from the community.
People haven’t been in the mood to shop, but hey, Black Friday is on it’s way and it would be great to remember the locally owned busiinesses that make our community what it is.