Buy Brazil!

Posted Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 8:13 AM
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  • I can remember when all businesses in town stayed open until 8:00 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. night .Why don't merchant's consider a group effort to attract people to stay in town?????????????

    -- Posted by tinytim on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 9:49 AM
  • The number of empty store fronts in Brazil is alarming to see as you drive through town, something to ponder as you wait at all the red lights, another idea for local gift giving, give a ticket for the play and dinner at the local community theatre, its very entertaining to see some of the local "dignitaries" acting and singing and the Christmas play is quite entertaining.

    -- Posted by Centered on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 10:29 AM
  • The number of empty store fronts in Brazil is alarming to see as you drive through town, something to ponder as you wait at all the red lights, another idea for local gift giving, give a ticket for the play and dinner at the local community theatre, its very entertaining to see some of the local "dignitaries" acting and singing and the Christmas play is quite entertaining.

    -- Posted by Centered on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 10:29 AM
  • I would love to give gift certificates for the local movie. What a great idea!!!

    -- Posted by sassypants on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 2:47 PM
  • Main Street Brazil is still alive.

    The recent enforcement of the sign ordinance was an attempt to improve the appearance of our downtown, but it was met with outright hostility.

    Main Street Brazil is also dependent upon the approval and construction of a water detention pond. The State Highway Department has plans to repave the roads, repair our curbs and sidewalks, and improve traffic flow and patterns, but we must get that detention pond built before they will do any work.

    There are going to be some inconveniences during construction, they're only growing pains.

    An improved downtown infrastructure is just what this town needs. An improved appearance will lead to improved perceptions, and hopefully improved business opportunities. I've never been more excited for the future of Brazil, but at the same time, I've never felt so disappointed by our citizens' lack of understanding and lack of willingness to cooperate to encourage progress.

    -- Posted by Civisi on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 8:20 PM
  • Great blog ~ I have been preaching this philosophy for years, probably decades ~ I buy locally ~ would rather support my friends & neighbors than run to a metro for a "bargain" ~ when I consider my time plus the fuel some "bargains" just equate to buy locally ~ I, too, would love to see all of our store fronts filled with merchants ~ Main Street Brazil sounds like just the ticket we need for Brazil to grow!!

    -- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 8:35 AM
  • Yes... lower rent withincome makes so much more sense than an empty building. I think it is time to try and rent these buildings out. And while they are at it, maybe they could get the dead birds out of the one by the coffee shop. That is just plain nasty!!!!

    -- Posted by sassypants on Mon, Dec 8, 2008, at 3:15 PM
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