Thursday, January 15, 2009

Save Downtown Newnan

Today I get an email from a local business telling me about a brand new blog dedicated to saving our small downtown Historic Mainstreet. You see several shops around me have either gone out of business or have "store closing" signs up on their windows as we speak. And although this particular blog is dedicated to the revitialization of Newnan, this economic slow down is hurting all the 'Mainstreet Communities' across the United States. This is what they have to say:

"Local, independent businesses are located here. You can grab an espresso to go, pick up locally grown produce or fresh baked goods, shop for unique gifts or household items, or choose a good book. You can get your hair cut, have your taxes prepared, or apply for a mortgage at your friendly community bank or credit union. These businesses add to the character that is Newnan, contributing more than just goods and services. They offer personalized attention, add diversity to our shopping options, and bring life to historic buildings. And they pay their employees—and local taxes—with the income they receive. Each time you choose to spend your dollars at a local, independent business, you are voting for the continued strength and vitality of our community. "

So I ask, if you are lucky enough to live near a mainstreet community, go and support them this week by buying a cup of coffee or new outfit. Every little bit helps.

1 comment:

Heather said...

I LOVE downtown Newnan! I was just telling my hubby the other day I have been missing some of the local restaraunts down there. Sounds like I need to pay a visit! :)