Shopping Local Is Possible

The city sent out an announcement earlier with the great news that the big orange construction barrels have been moved on Waldron Road, making access a lot easier to 15 businesses located near the I-24 interchange.  This is fantastic for the business owners who have held on tight during the rollercoaster ride of a terrible recession coupled with accessibility challenges.

Mayor Mosley said, “We have a lot of really great business owners who depend on support from the local community.  La Vergne offers a variety of great services and products that would be perfect stocking stuffers or presents under the tree.  I hope that our residents make an effort to shop at all local businesses, but especially those on Waldron Road that have suffered both through this recession and the road construction project.

“We want to show potential businesses that we support our retailers,” said Mosley.  “Our success as a town is tied to the success of these businesses.”

I would mirror the mayor’s urging for our locals to also shop local.  You can get gift cards from the restaurants and businesses (Arby’s, Hardees, Krystals, Pilot gas station, and more).  You can buy a lovely bottle of wine or other fire water from Wine and Spirits Unlimited.  Get your oil changed at Accurate Automotive.  Invite your relatives to stay at the Ramada Inn or Super 8 Motel!   These businesses need us right now and throughout the coming months, so please please show your support by making an extra effort to stop by.

While we talk about local businesses, I also want to give a shout out to The Market in Smyrna.  Located at 27 S. Lowry Street, this little shop contains hand-made items by local craft vendors.  When I stopped by last week, they had lots of really neat items, ranging from jewelry to Christmas ornaments.  Another reason for giving The Market a shout-out is it is owned by County Commissioner Rhonda Allen who really went to bat this past month on behalf of citizens of LaVergne AND other parts of the county.  She stood up and fought for us to try to get fair and equitable representation on the School Board seats during the redistricting process.  So kudos to Ms. Allen… show her some love back by visiting her boutique!

Here are a couple of Christmas merchandise photos.

Merry Christmas local businesses!

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