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Letter to the editor: 'Shop local' a great idea

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:01 am

I took a sick, 5-year-old plant into Broadview Florist & Greenhouse, 5409 Winchester Road, last week, and the owner, Doug Hackbarth, got up, took me into the greenhouse, trimmed the plant, added new soil, showed me how to give it a good soaking watering and sent me on my way.

It wasn’t until I was driving I realized he never asked me for a cent. If you ever, ever needed a good reason to buy local and to support local businesses, this personal care taken by a really good guy like Doug is one of them. Their Mother’s Day Hanging Basket is April 12. I took my mom there last year and we made up our own hanging baskets, which we picked up Mother’s Day weekend to hang in our yards.

I can’t say enough about this great local business, its owner and staff. It really doesn’t just pay to shop local, it makes you feel good.

Dave Bergeron