In the Good News department, the CBC and the Delta Optimist are reporting that Ladner and Tsawwassen businesses have had a relatively successful Christmas season despite the lure of the 1.2 million square foot Tsawwassen Mills mega mall being so close by.
“Independent retailers in south Delta, B.C., say a push to support local businesses has helped mitigate the impact of a new mega mall nearby. “The whole ‘shop local’ thing really resonated with the people of Ladner,” said Andrea Frustaci, head of the Ladner Business Association.In the fall, some shops in the area said sales were down by as much as 50 per cent after the Tsawwassen Mills mall opened the month before”.
Many local residents decided to forgo the mall and bring their shopping dollars to the community that has supported them for so long. As one business owner told the Delta Optimist: “Customers commented that they enjoyed our space, the knowledge that we have…
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