I appreciate Katy Sheehan Morris’ comments (12/7, Letters) regarding shopping locally this holiday season. I wholeheartedly agree.
I have experienced firsthand the importance of supporting local businesses from working in my mother’s kitchen and home accessory store, Pryde’s Old Westport. The warmth and character of these local stores, accompanied by a unique product selection and unparalleled service, brings a certain flair and individuality to our city.
Small business is a dying breed in the world of homogenized retail. Instead of shopping at a place that may seem more convenient, let’s step out of ourselves this season to support and reinforce our appreciation for their existence.
Especially in these tough economic times, let’s take the opportunity to explore the city and all its hidden locally owned treasures.
Elizabeth A. Meyers