Friday, November 25, 2011

Shopping today?

As we first reported, some people shop today, also known as Freaky Friday. So on this occasion, we're reposting this from Oct. 21...

From the EV Grieve inbox...

[EV resident Dominique Camacho in front of her store and cafe, Sustainable NYC, on Avenue A with the new Get Local Guide.]

In an attempt to keep our neighborhood independent and unique, the East Village Community Coalition (EVCC) publishes the free Get Local! Guide to East Village Shops each year. The updated 5th Edition is available now!

Spending your money locally helps small businesses thrive in the East Village. Local shopping also:

• Keeps more money in our community

• Creates local jobs

• Sustains small business owners who defend our neighborhood's identity

• Chooses creativity and personality over uniformity

The newly available 5th Edition lists 400+ local merchants and is available in shops and cafes in the neighborhood. You can download the online version here. (PDF)

We are working to preserve small businesses as an integral part of maintaining our diverse, livable community. In addition to the Get Local! Guide, the EVCC is researching ways to maintain retail diversity in our community.


Big Gay Ice Cream Man said...

A of those "get local" guides were left at our shop and they went like hot cakes. If there are more copies, and anyone's listening- being em by!

Shawn said...

Thanks to Kurt Cavanaugh, Managing Director of EVCC and the board's wise decision to create these and keep them going. As Aretha Franklin said, "Chain, chain, chain of fools." and that's what we have down here, too many chains.

The East Village Community Coalition is on the front lines of keeping local businesses in business by pimping their wares. And its all great stuff.

Play a game and try to check one off a day for yourself!

Congrats EVCC and Kurt on an amazing edition, and here's to 5 years more.

Long live EVCC and the East Village!