Posts Tagged ‘Shop Local’
I regret to report that 12/31/2011 will be the final business day for Warren County Pharmacy in County Market.
I wondered before Warren County Pharmacy opened whether Monmouth could support four pharmacies. I’m sad to see my suspicions born out and another locally owned & operated business close its doors. The Gracey’s are good people, and I wish them well in the future.
It’s actually today, September 16. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla. May 5 has achieved more notoriety in the U.S. … because we like to drink in May? It’s become the Mexican St. Patrick’s Day.
There will be a local celebration of Mexican Independence Day on the 200 block of South Main Street (in front of La Tapatia) on Saturday, September 18, from 4 PM to 11 PM. Gus Munoz, owner of La Tapatia, is organizing the event. Come down and support a local business!
Vaughn’s Jewelry and the Downtown Coffeehouse, both owned by Tom & Mary Scudder, will be closing. Unfortunately Monmouth seems to be losing more small local businesses than it’s gaining lately. Walgreens and Dollar General are fine, and they provide employment (albeit low wage) and tax revenue. However, no one is going to drive to Monmouth to visit those stores, and most of the profits generated by the chains don’t stay local, either.
According to the Review Atlas, Kevin Cerar’s new restaurant, Petey’s Pub and Grill, should open in the next few weeks. The restaurant will employ 50 to 60 people including about a dozen full time employees, which is certainly good news for Monmouth. It’s nice to see a new local business open up, instead of more chain stores, and I look forward to checking out the new place.