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Change is coming to George, and we better get ready

Change is coming to George, and we better get ready

Everywhere one looks there is signs of change. Construction is happening near the Garden Route Mall, Chinese shops are popping up everywhere, “coming soon” bus stop signs are scattered all over the landscape, and the papers are full of stories of new investors entering the region.

I see many comments in the papers and on social media channels of people objecting to proposed developments, citing concerns that the ‘garden’ must not be lost from the garden route.

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The importance of buying local

The importance of buying local

We often hear people say we must buy local, or support local business. Is this just a tactic these people use to get us to buy from them instead of their competition?

Sometimes yes, but let’s look at the underlying benefits.

Buying local really means supporting a local small business, and most often, a family-run business. Supporting these businesses means that the profits stays here, and gets spent here as well.

Non-local business are typically big chains with a branch in the area but their head office in a big city somewhere. Their profits are typically sent back to head office, where it is used or pocketed by the shareholders.

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Big business is coming to town

Big business is coming to town

Big business is coming to town. I am referring to the shiny new Builders Warehouse that have opened up next to the Garden Route Mall, as well as all the other big box retailers scheduled to join it in the coming year or two. It opened with much fanfare and publicity, but like a tsunami, it will leave a trail of destruction in its wake.

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