Where is Your “Local”? Some Cultural Perspective

Some cultural perspective by Gabe Waterman

Before the expansion of Mega Malls, The Internet,  and Chain stores there existed a very under-appreciated locally based “shop”.  No matter what you were into, be it books, beer, records, bikes or coffee, there there was a place for you.  A place where you knew the owner, you knew the patrons, and you knew the employees.  And just as important, they knew you.  

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