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Mailbag: #ShopLocal in Lakeview

Tis' the season where many Americans flock to big box stores, but there are other options here in the Crescent City. Readers Jennifer and Will Samuels write to NoDef to talk about the importance of shopping local in Lakeview and offer up some options. As the owners of PizzaNOLA, the cause is close to their  heart.


When you spend money at Pizza Nola- we take that money, and we pay our employees (many of whom live in 70124), we buy ingredients, and we pay rent, bills, and other things we need to keep the restaurant open.


So, what happens when there’s money leftover after paying the bills?


We’ll buy gas from Mr. Ray at Fleur De Lis Car Care.


We’ll buy groceries at Lakeview Grocery.


We’ll get our drycleaning at Golden Cleaners.


We’ll wash our dog at Muddy Mutt’s.


We’ll buy holiday gifts at Little Miss Muffin or from local vendors at the Harrison Avenue Market.


We’ll get coffee and a treat at Nola Beans.


We’ll get a haircut from our building-mates at Pure.


We’ll get our daughter’s school shoes at the Sneaker Shop on Harrison.


We’ll eat at the new Ming’s restaurant, or Jaeger Burger, or Koz’s, or any of the other fine Lakeview eateries.


Obviously, there are a lot of other Lakeview businesses, and the Lakeview Civic Organization has a list of participating businesses in the Shop Lakeview First promotion. But what it comes down to is this:


Spending money in Lakeview keeps money directly in Lakeview.


What do you think happens to money spent at Pizza Hut? Papa Johns?




 Happy Holidays!

Jennifer and Will Samuels


The text above is a letter to the editor and expresses only the opinion of the authors, not NOLA Defender or NOLA Defender's Editorial Board.

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