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You Gotta Be Open for Us to Shop Local

26 Mar

OpenHey Indian Trail businesses, is there some ordinance we’re not aware of that prohibits you from opening up earlier than 11 a.m. on Saturday – or God forbid at all on Sunday? How many more businesses have to fail before an owner understands that when you first start out, you’ll probably want to have your doors open as much as possible? Indian Trail is primarily residential, so any time a new business opens, we’re interested in supporting it. But as a couple that works during the week, most of our “support” comes on the weekends.

So when a new breakfast spot or coffee shop happens to open, we’re usually excited at the idea of grabbing the paper, heading to said establishment, spending a little time relaxing with our coffee and trying to become one (…or two) of the locals. There are a couple of go-to breakfast spots in our town, but they’re your typical country cooking (think biscuits, gravy, and sausage). We’re lacking that place that isn’t the status quo where you might be able to get a benedict or even a bowl of fruit in the morning. Though it seems if such a place was created, it would struggle to succeed because of poor business practices.

In the last year we saw a bookstore/coffee shop open that appeared would have the potential for, if anything, an early morning coffee both during the week and on a lazy Saturday. There’s only on problem – Continue reading

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