Mirador is Permanently Closed
We are very grateful for the outpouring of love and support we received from everyone over our closing. It was truly overwhelming.
Please support your local businesses. They need it now more than ever. Vote with your dollar!
Support Your Local Economy
"There is a very direct relationship between the health of your local community and how much shopping you do online. When stores close down and get boarded up, it's not a coincidence. If you value the integrity of your local high street, don't buy online. If you want boarded up, empty shops near you, do buy online." – David Thorpe, posted at Sustainable Cities Collective.
If you want to do something really great for our local economy, spend your money locally, especially at locally-owned businesses. A locally-owned business takes the money you spend at their business and spends it in turn on other local businesses such as craftspeople and artists, accountants, construction firms, office product companies, grocery stores, clothes stores, lawyers, etc, who then spend their income locally. This multiplier effect makes our whole economy wealthier so that we can afford to keep our roads repaired, our parks maintained, our schools fully funded, our public safety departments efficient, and so on.
When we spend our money at chain stores, less of that money circulates (mostly as wages) because giant corporations use other giant corporations that are almost never locally-based for their business needs.
But the absolute worse place to shop if you want a vibrant local economy is online. Then virtually none of your money stays in the local economy. It's actually better to shop at Walmart than to shop at Amazon as at least Walmart is paying local residents some wages. Shopping online is draining our local economy of uncounted millions of dollars every year (uncounted because no one has investigated the impact online shopping has on local economies).
As always, vote with your dollars!