Bring Back the Mom & Pop Shop

by Rod Dunne on April 6, 2013

in Blog

On my trips to the UK & US I find myself reminiscing of my earliest trips abroad. Especially discovering little Mom & Pop shops – cafes, family run petrol/gas stations, hardware stores, bookshops, diners, B&B’s, etc.

Just seems the more I travel the more beige everything becomes.

NY is London is Dublin is LA.

The bland chain hotel, the evergreen chain coffee shop, the lurid chain gas station.

Thing is, when a big chain stumbles then thousands of employees experience the ripples of austerity.

Whereas, an archipelago of Mom & Pop are resilient.

Moreover, our archipelago of Mom & Pops help distribute the profits across a community…. f**k it, these people ARE our community.

You buy into the chain then you line the shareholders pockets.

Shop local.
Love the independents.

Author Rod Dunne...

Blog owner and writer Rod DunneI am the founder & sole writer on This is my personal blog detailing my creative writing. This includes novel writing (check out Terra Swarm, Erebus, and Soundings) and song writing.

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