Throughout the pandemic, we have been reminded of the importance of shopping local to support our neighborhood businesses. After all, these local shops, restaurants and services are often what attracted us to our town in the first place, and what gives it the community feel. According to the AmEx Shop Small Movement, for every $100 you spend at a locally owned business, approx $68 stays in the community, compared to $43 if you spend that same money at a national chain*. The Winchester Chamber of Commerce has been a huge supporter of the drive to shop local, creating their own #shop01890 initiative. As part of that, this weekend they are hosting a Super Saturday Sidewalk Sale in the downtown area of Winchester. Sponsored by Winchester Cooperative Bank, the sale takes place between 10 am and 5pm on September 26th. You’ll be able to safely shop outside and enjoy the atmosphere of downtown. Many restaurants are also offering outdoor dining and there are table on the Town Common to sit and enjoy your coffee. And don't forget to stop by the Winchester Farmers Market, at the Town Hall Parking Lot from 9:30am - 1:30pm. Check their website for details of how they are following COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.
Face coverings are required both indoors and outdoors to keep customers and employees safe. Please come down and support your local community.
*Source: LocalFirst.com. “Why Buy Local“