It is so important to take Saturday to shop our small town businesses in the downtown area. We are so fortunate to have several art galleries, who feature many local artists and classes to enrich your mind. There are neat clothing boutiques, antique shops, a coffee shop, Hallmark shop, jewelry store, and many other places to stick your nose in and just take a day to explore.
Big box stores are great, but our small towns and the communities around them were built on the mom and pop stores. We need to support them or they might disappear. The service is great, and some stores may even wrap your gift is you ask. Let's keep Alpena's small businesses alive.