Buy Local

Jaquith omitted most shop-local benefits
Published on Jan 23rd, 2012
15 comments Full disclosure: I own a local business. So you can imagine my disappointment when the Hook chose to run an essay that actively discourages shopping locally, [Janis Jaquith’s January 19 "Online specs...
Online specs: How I reframed the discussion
Published on Jan 17th, 2012
9 comments “Why would you want to line the pockets of the Chinese or whoever, when you can buy your glasses from an optician right here in Charlottesville? Tell me you won’t buy your glasses over the Internet.”...
Straight talk: 'Buy local: Save your job'
Published on Jan 31st, 2011
26 comments In tough economic times, it might be hard to come up with anything more visceral than this appeal from a Central Virginia businesswoman: "Buy local. Save your job." It's a slogan so powerful that it'...
Retail Relay changes name, opens online farmer's market
Published on Jun 18th, 2010
0 comments Thanks to Relay Foods you can buy Joel Salatin's chickens online and pick them up just a few miles from home. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Retail Relay, the local online grocery store that offers food...
Chain reaction: What's wrong (and right) about these stores
Published on Mar 19th, 2009
0 comments   Urban Outfitters is slated to open May 21, according to a company spokesperson. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Walking along the Downtown Mall– to and from work during the week or with my dog...
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