Show Your Independence
Local businesses are the backbone of our economy. By supporting local stores, you support your community. When you spend money nearby, the tax dollars go to support your city. You help create and sustain local jobs.
I live in Berkeley, California. A few years ago Berkeley lost its best bookstore, Cody’s Books. In my neighborhood, the video store, Videots closed and a proposed expansion of Safeway threatens the nearby vegetable market, flower shop, bakery, and butcher shop.
All of these stores are (or were) within a few blocks of my apartment. When I hear arguments about how convenient it is to use Amazon or Netflix they fall on deaf ears. Have we gotten so lazy that a trip to the mailbox is as far as we’re willing to travel?