It's all about Main Street, USA...

Real Estate Agent with Edina Realty


If you grew up on a small street in a small town you likely learned young to appreciate the small enticing stores on Main Street, USA. You know the ones I'm talking about.

It could be Kemper Drug... the place to stop in for a candy or Gramma's medicine.

It could be The Old Main Eatery, Sunshine Depot, Pompeii Neapolitan Pizzaria or Daddy-O's Cafe... all small town eateries supporting downtown visitors.

Perhaps you prefer Diamond City Bread and it's unique staircase into ancient Elk River (underground). The many flavors of daily made bread go a long way toward special as well!

The old antique store houses and hosts many dealers and small town business owners trying to support their passion for the past and how it fits in today's world.

Or, a stop by Sweet Pea's for a candy or flavored icecream cone?

All are small businesses.... and today (Small Business Saturday) is the day that we are encouraged to support them. Step back in time and remember the little people. The folks that work so hard to run a business... make a living... support a family. If you get the chance to step back in time and head down to Main Street it's be a great way to celebrate today.

If nothing else taking a stroll down Main Street, USA should provide some ambiance to the season with flags, lights, and decor celebrating the upcoming holiday season!

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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

All wonderful local Elk River Business' to support!  Candy is sounding so good today for some reason!

Nov 26, 2011 02:55 AM #1
Carlotta Remong
Berkshire Hathaway HS N.E. Prime Properties - Newport, RI

Lindsey, I shall take a stroll down the main street in my little town of Newport RI. and revisit many lovely small businesses. And I may drive over to Wickford R.I as well, as there are so many lovely small shops devoted to the Christmas Holiday situated on the main street. Happy Holidays!

Nov 26, 2011 02:59 AM #2
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

Lindsey, I live small town America right now.  I do almost all my shopping locally.

Nov 26, 2011 03:30 AM #3
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTORĀ®
Sweet... I wish I were close enough to stroll with you! :)
Nov 26, 2011 04:43 AM #4
Michael S. Bolton
Michael S. Bolton,Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
MN Appraiser

Lindsey-I love your photo! I like our local hardware store here in Zimmerman. other than that there are very few main street stores left.

Nov 26, 2011 09:56 AM #5
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Uniqueness is so lacking nowadays! Bless you for trying, Lindsay!


Stop by... :)


Love and light,


Nov 26, 2011 02:41 PM #6
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

THat's so great. I wrote several posts about local stores this past week.  We really need to stop with the big-box everything and start shopping Main St which gives so much more to the community.

Nov 26, 2011 02:41 PM #7
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm going to subscribe to you. :)

Nov 26, 2011 02:42 PM #8
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

I would MUCH rather stroll down this type of street. These shops just have an extra dose of TLC (not to mention alot of sweat and tears behind them most likely). Loved the post!

Nov 26, 2011 03:22 PM #9
Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial - New Rochelle, NY

You got to love those small business owners. They are what makes America!!

Nov 26, 2011 04:02 PM #10
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Lindsey, great post and gerat suggestions for Small business Saturday.                           

Nov 26, 2011 07:01 PM #11
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

:)  Great local posts for your area business owners!  Way to go!

Nov 27, 2011 01:01 AM #12
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Lindsey, I remember those small businesses well.  The ones we walked to always had what we needed and the owners ended up being friends.  I hope Small Business Saturday was a national success!

Nov 27, 2011 01:14 AM #13
Karen Poss
Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama - Florence, AL
Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale

Lindsey, I LOVE this post!  It makes me want to go take a walk down my own Main Street, USA. Great Job!

Nov 27, 2011 02:01 AM #14
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
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Chuck - Hope you got your candy fix taken care of! And, yes, they are all great businesses to support.

Carlotta - That sounds lovely! I hope that you enjoy your stroll.

Randi - Living in a small town is a great way to support local industry.

Joni! Wouldn't that be awesome!

Michael - Zimmerman could use a refreshment on businesses. You are right that there isn't much left.

Laura - The unique has it's place doesn't it? And, thanks for the subscribe! I hope that you continue to enjoy my blog!

RuthMarie - Honestly, I really get tired of the box stores.... sometimes I like the smallish stores that aren't so hard to meander.

Colleen - I worked at a local flower shop for awhile and I can attest to the sweat and tears. The small unique business owner's put their hearts into their work.

So true Donald. They are visionaries and we need them!

Thank you Sandy!

Thank you Joy!

Mike - That is one of the best part of local business. The owners DO become friends. They get to know their clientele and take good care of them.

Karen - I hope that you get the chance to stroll down your Main Street! Enjoy!


Nov 27, 2011 02:15 AM #15
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Lindsey, I made a point to get out yesterday and so a little small business shopping. I'm hoping many others did too.

Nov 27, 2011 06:28 AM #16
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Yeah Connie! I know that the businesses appreciated it!

Nov 28, 2011 12:48 AM #17
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