The Choose Local Card: Do You Have Yours?
Now that most of our worlds have shrunk to the distance we can schlep through the snow, the concept of local has really hit home. Like The Oregonian's story about people madly shopping between storms, I too hoofed it over to Hawthorne yesterday to grab a few stocking stuffers and get some much-needed exercise. I was heading straight for Muse Art + Design, a local art supply store for grown-ups and kids, because Soule Mama got me onto the Family Art Night concept.
While in the store (madly grabbing art supplies before they closed and the stockings destined to be empty), I signed up for the free Choose Local card, which offers discounts to card-carrying shoppers around town.You can find locally-owned shops around town here, a mapping database that you can search by neighborhood. Participating stores offer a discount when you present your card.
Do you have one? If so, what do you think? I am glad to have it and really like the idea, but time will tell where it leads me and if I remember it's in my wallet! For the time being, I'm just grateful for my microhood. Viva good urban planning.
[photo courtesy of TH on Flickr commons]