…is supporting our local businesses.
A local developer/property owner recently told me that the communities around RIA have a reputation among the small business/developer community as not supporting the local businesses on RIA. Whether or not this is true, perception is reality. Small businesses like to take chances with other small businesses, so if the ones that are among the first to come to RIA to take a chance are not supported and fail, we can nearly guarantee that others will see this area as not worth their investment. We, as a community, need to change this perception.
Case study one is Flip It Bakery and Deli. I was in Flip It for breakfast this past Sunday and can say that I was quite impressed. The food was good, the atmosphere was nice, and the restaurant was clean. I will be a repeat customer. I was happy to see so many others there as well, either enjoying the take out or dining in. The menu offers breakfast all day (have to love that) but also has an assortment for lunch and dinner as well. The bakery counter was filled with cakes, cinnamon rolls, and other things that can be categorized under “guilty pleasure”. The restaurant also has an outdoor seating area that many people were taking advantage of with the nice fall weather.
I would encourage all of my readers to help support any and all businesses along RIA especially Flip It. Go there for a meal one day out of the week, or two, or three. It’s inexpensive and it shows that we want other businesses to come to RIA!