These unparalleled times of the last few months have impacted us all, not least of all our small businesses and restaurants.
Our downtown small businesses and restaurants have continued to weather the ongoing storm of the unknown with tenacity and ingenuity. They have done that by offering delivery services, opening online shopping portals, and hosting pop-up sales on social media, just to name a few.
To everyone who continues to support our local businesses, we thank you. We believe these hardships are far from over. As of this publication, many of our retail shops are now open for business and restaurants are still open for take-out and outdoor dining (with some still offering delivery services).
What can we do about it? Or, better yet, how can we help?
Before you walk into a big box store, before you travel to a different town, or before you click online to that enormous retailer, let us remember — local first. Think of your neighbors, your friends, and for some of us, our family, who own our local businesses.
All of our downtown businesses are adhering to COVID-safe practices and abiding by social distancing requirements. Now is a great time to explore what Downtown Artesia has to offer.
Yes! All within the seven blocks of our local Downtown District.
Shop where your heart is — in your own backyard. Support our small businesses and locally-owned restaurants and shop local. Choose MainStreet. Shop Artesia. You might just find something that you never knew was there.
Article written by Elisabeth Jackson, Executive Director of Artesia MainStreet Heritage Walkway and originally published in Focus on Artesia 2020 Fall edition.