We all want to support local retail and service businesses so I kept a log of where I shopped these last two weeks. They include:
Malibu/Anawalt Hardware, Peak Power, Spruzzo’s Restaurant, Malibu Fitness, Bob Perkins, DDS – Smiles in Malibu, Trancas Chevron, Trancas Starbucks, Vitamin Barn, Postal Annex at Trancas, CVS, Ralphs, Pavilions, Malibu Scapes & Ponds, First Bank, Pinnacle Clothing, Ranch Market, Tra de Noi, John’s Garden Sandwich & Snack Shop, Sea Lilly (Trancas) Nursery.
I bought food, ate at restrurants, got a flat tire fixed in record time at Trancas Chevron (for $15.00, a bargain!), worked out, got mail, bought vitamins, went banking, got my teeth checked, bought plants etc. and in general spent quite a bit of money at local Malibu businesses however you define them.
Whether part of a national chain or locally-owned, when I visited or was served by these businesses I had great personal attention to my needs across the board. In many instances the owners or employees knew me, many by name.
It feels great to be part of such a thriving and caring community as dear old Malibu.
Feel free to share which local businesses and services YOU patronized this week!