My town and general neighborhood saw a lot of businesses close during the Great Recession.
- Some streets resembled a ghost town, and only a few restaurants managed to survive.
Anyone left in this area had to grapple with a permanently altered community and business landscape. It was rough seeing people you knew and love losing the businesses that they had worked so hard for so many years to accumulate. Very few people predicted the market crash in 2008, but even fewer people faced no adversity from its wide reaching effects and implications. Thankfully my town is finally starting to turn around. In the last year we have seen residential and commercial development in several key areas, and it’s picking up more steam in 2021. For instance, there’s a brand new CBD shop that just opened in a strip mall down the street from my house. It used to be a vaping store with a vape lounge, but the previous owner closed the business down and sold the space to the man who turned it into a CBD and hemp store. This CBD shop has hemp flower products, CBD oil, capsules, tinctures, vaporizer cartridges, and concentrates. If you don’t have a good CBD supplier on the internet, these local CBD stores are the next best thing. The one by my house also gives out discount cards that you can use whenever you shop there. Every purchase gives you one more hole-punch towards a 35% off coupon that can be used for your entire purchase at the CBD store. I’m just one purchase away from getting my coupon.