So What Do We Do Now? How Do We Help?






I think most people read my Facebook posting this morning on Saigon Delight selling their building and business. Or, that is at least what is described in the listing.

Is it another business feeling the pinch– OR is it being sold for other reasons? Well, one only has to look at another real estate listing for another restaurant (Dionysus) down the street at 156 Bridge Street where the building is for sale.

When you consider how many small businesses surround you in your everyday lives, it is impressive to think about the amount of time, commitment and labour these hard working individuals contribute to make their businesses both come to life and stay alive. So how can we support local?


Sometimes you need to turn the tables and put yourself in their shoes. Are they stressed out too? Are they overwhelmed and need your help?  All the promotion in the world from anywhere will not keep a local business alive– it is only through support of a business by the common consumer that keeps the wheels going. It always has been, and always will be.

Any local business’s success is our success- Carleton Place’s success.  People love to complain ( I  am one of them) and love to express their opinion. (again I am one of them) Instead of lamenting about the possible loss of business and posting on Facebook–go out and support your local businesses! Go flood Saigon Delight and other small local establishments with business. Show them how much you appreciate them. Every little bit helps– and you know what? It’s as easy as that! That is how we do it!

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

2 responses »

  1. the main street has been decimated by the Walmart and everything else on Mcneely avenue but what do you do!!! i know i dont have the answer


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