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Make the effort so we want to support you

September 10, 2012
The Alpena News

Good point, Mary Beth Stutzman, about the toll mediocrity can take. Northeast Michigan is a lovely natural area, but we have often wondered why it hasn't capitalized on its assets, why it hasn't said, come have fun with us. We love who we are. New restaurants (and other businesses) open with great fanfare, but then they dwindle away. Could it be because of in spite of pretty good food or other product, little attention is given to surroundings, or to presentation. (For instance, a white wrap on a white plate just doesn't cut it. How about a green pickle, too, or a leaf of lettuce?) Little things like landscaping, pots of flowers, striped umbrellas, music, and a proprietor who makes one feel welcome would go a long way It's not enough to "build it and they will come." Build it special.



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