Building a neighborhood network
Why are we doing this?
As 2020 progressed and the pandemic’s economic pain spread across the city, no neighborhood stands unaffected.With local businesses continuing to close and more restaurants shuttering, being residents and independent business owners, we felt an urgency to act and asked ourselves these three questions:
- Should we start a rallying cry to residents to support local retailers and restaurants?
- Could we galvanize local businesses to collaborate to reward residents for their loyalty?
- Would it be possible to ignite new levels of community spirit in 2021 and beyond?
We are unsure where this fledgling local initiative will go, but if residents and business owners join us in this socio-economic experiment, we could change the Neighborhood’s fortunes.
Change takes unity; common-unity. To buy local and think twice before placing an online order. To consider choosing to pick-up over ordering a restaurant delivery. To be open to new models of commercial collaboration and incentives.
It could be time to radically reimagine the Neighborhood. Like we have been told many times since Covid struck, we are all in this together