“The neighborhood is changing so much. Promise me you won’t go anywhere.”
I wish I had a nickel for every time someone made that comment and plea when they visited Beacon Paint & Hardware. If I did, I might not have to do what I am doing here, which is trying to help my friends survive.
I have been friends with the owners of Beacon for 30 years. This store is an anchor on the Upper West Side! But running a small business these days is harder than ever. My friends at Beacon are being squeezed by big box stores and the internet like never before. They need our help.
Do you really want to lament the closing of another mom n’ pop store?
Then please come to their assistance. Beacon has always been there for the Upper West Side! Losing Beacon would be another awful blow to the neighborhood.
Let’s make sure Beacon stays around for their 120th year and beyond! They are vital to the fabric of the community. We need them. They need us. I hope Beacon never leaves!