A dream crushed

Quick note: If whoever made the anonymous comment on my last BTS entry could identify themselves, I’d appreciate it.

There’s a tiny, little video rental and coffee shop a few blocks from my house. I’d call it a “mom and pop” style store, but Rose is a single mom, so that doesn’t quite fit. Expresso Video and Cafe opened a year ago and has been a friendly fixture in our nearly-100% residential neighborhood. Kat and I would often walk there in the evening for a movie or hot chocolate. Saturday mornings often found us there for breakfast.

Last night when I returned our weekend rentals, Rose told me that she’ll be closing her doors at the end of the month. I’m really disappointed by this. I love small, locally owned businesses and try to support them as much as I can. It’s demoralizing that someone can put so much work into her dream (Rose sold her house to buy the business!) only to have it fall apart.

My hometown is a little more bland today.

2 thoughts on “A dream crushed

  1. Anonymous
    The previous anonymous comment came from me (Scott). I disliked hearing you sounding discouraged when there was value in what you were doing, even if it wasn’t the value you intended.

  2. Anonymous
    The previous anonymous comment came from me (Scott). I disliked hearing you sounding discouraged when there was value in what you were doing, even if it wasn’t the value you intended.

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