A bit more of Sonoma lost
During all the celebrations and festivities of the holidays, I suddenly realized I needed something as common as printer ink. So off I went, with a small token of holiday cheer to give to the folks at the local stationary store. But my heart stopped as I reached the store – the lights were dark and there was a sign saying that, after 37 years, they were closing their doors, and thank you for the support.
Another small, locally-owned business gone. A bit more of Sonoma’s small-town charm lost. I know “progress” is inevitable, especially now that the precedent has been set, but how do we keep the charm in Sonoma, bring in needed income and still make it affordable for small business?
A tough question for us all.