A reader reminded us today that the recent violence not only affects residents, but Uptown's small businesses as well.
It's no secret that most of our locally owned shops are operating on a thin profit margin, and three highly publicized incidents of violence in three days really cuts into the number of customers they have for months to come. In addition to the bad publicity, the businesses on Broadway had to close down early on Tuesday.
So we urge you to please make a point of stopping by a local business, for the next few weeks in particular. We'd hate to lose any of them.
I proudly support UPTOWN BIKES! I never buy bike parts online, and I go to the shop every week to buy something. And I like small grocery "Old World market" on the northern shore of Uptown at Broadway and Winona.ReplyDelete
LOCAL BUSINESES - YES! Walgreens -- fark off...
Uptown Bikes is Awesome! And don't forget Rokitos, I'm sure they took a hit that night.ReplyDelete
I tried the "Mexican Hamburger", very very delicious and savory goodness.
I actually walked over to Rokitos to get a burrito the night of the incident, it was delicious.ReplyDelete
Going to order some Gigio's today. TIP: Save the leftovers and the next day heat the oven to 425 and reheat for 7-10 minutes, it is awesome.
Also LOVE Uptown bikes. I am not an avid biker, but they have always been good to me. They have actually told me that my bike did not not need any work for spring and was in tip top shape, and didn't even charge me for the analysis. Very trustworthy business.
Ummm. got my Gigio's. I will have to eat healthy tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
I patronized Spoil Me the night of the events and plan to go in there again! :) Will also hit up Alma Pita!ReplyDelete
We are stopping by the True Value on Broadway under the El tracks this weekend... always friendly and knowledgeable...time to winterize the apartment!ReplyDelete
@Uptown SuperHero!, you mean Ace Hardware under the El at SW corner of Leland and Broadway?ReplyDelete
Great place to support, though their hours can be a bit restrictive to those who work 8-5 elsewhere in the city.
Alexander,yes. Ace.. My bad..thanks for the correction..and as to the 8=5, remember,,, they are open on weekends! That is when we will be there!ReplyDelete
When the Dominick's was under construction, I got into the habit of picking up staples like milk, bread and TP at the corner convenience store on Carmen and Sheridan. They are always so friendly and helpful. After the Dominick's reopened, I was surprised to find that the corner store's pricing was more affordable on those items, so I continue to buy whatever I can from them. I also try to purchase all my liquor from Foremost on Argyle. Great prices and GREAT service. They always offer suggestions and make small talk as they ring you up. Really nice people.ReplyDelete