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How Indie Bookstores Are Like Cheers Minus The Beer

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by E. Natiello Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, and two days before Cyber Monday, is a relatively new national campaign to ...

Store Front II: A History Preserved

Robert Brenner | Posted 12.29.2016 | New York
Robert Brenner

Mom and Pop shops--small, family-run businesses--are dying off in New York City at an alarming rate. They are being squeezed out by gentrification, skyrocketing rents, and competition by big impersonal chains. And so far Mayor Bill de Blasio seems disinclined to do anything about it.

The Minimum Wage Is So Low That It's Immoral - and Foolish

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Economic issues make some people's eyes glaze over, so we'll put this plainly: Today's minimum wage is epic in its injustice and Dickensian in its cruelty. It's a shame that Dickens himself isn't here to write about it.

'I Am Going To Burn Home Depot To The Motherf***ing Ground'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

It may be National Small Business Week, but lighting fires in a big box retailer to express support for a local shop owner seems a bit extreme. Ran...

District Grocery Stores: 1922 and 2012

Nick Wiseman | Posted 07.08.2012 | DC
Nick Wiseman

History has a way of repeating itself. The District foodscape is starting to look an awful lot like it did in the 1920's, returning to its culinary roots and becoming a food capital yet again.

Save Money, Live Better: The Case for Wal-Mart on the South Side of Chicago

Elizabeth Flock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elizabeth Flock

Convenience stores, as well as mom-and-pop stores down on the South Side are known for charging obscene rates for clothing and other products.

Saving Small Businesses, The Brooklyn Way

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Bob Zuckerman does not want to wait for the economic stimulus package to drip down to Brooklyn's quickly emptying storefronts.

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

I didn't use a coupon to my neighborhood pet store this past weekend. I usually spend about $60 every other week stocking up on food for my pets and believe me, I can really use the $12.