Thistle Farms. The Nashville Symphony. The Nashville Public Library. Parnassus Books. Lockeland Table, Folk, Henrietta Red, Answer, Dozen Bakery, and the other restaurants my wife and I enjoy.
They’re hurting. They’re laying off staff. They’re barely keeping their heads above water, and some have gone under.
What can we do? Give. Support. Buy.
It’s become so clear to me: When I make a purchase, I get a product, and the seller gets a contribution. A few dollars each from a bunch of customers can make a life-or-death difference.
Books cost more at Parnassus, our fine independent bookseller, but I’ve started going there to buy them anyway. I want Parnassus to be around when the dark clouds lift.
Hillsboro Hardware is a little farther away than our local big-box store, and the product selection isn’t as good, but it’s a delightful place to be on a Saturday morning, and I want to go back.