Thanks for the big write up in @dailyhampshiregazette today for my new shop! It’s amazing how welcoming Northampton and the area has been for my small business and art already.
Here's a clip from the article but please head HERE for full article.
“A lot of people are like, ‘you’re so brave to be opening a store right now,’” he said. “And I think for me, I look at the store as kind of the engine of my business — I sell my stuff online and I offer my line wholesale as well. So I use the store not just as my store,” he said, adding that he does work like filling online orders in the space. “My goal with the store wasn’t to come out the gates and have really busy retail. It’s just to keep my business alive in a sense.”
So far, foot traffic has been quiet, but feedback from customers has been good, he said.
“I feel really good about the future here in Northampton,” he said.
Greta Jochem can be reached at email@example.com.