Part 3 of 3 (and the final thought.) Join us as we reflect on shopping small and what it means to our community. Small Business Saturday November 24th in Downtown Saline!
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November 23, 2018

Part 3 | Worldly Thinkers Who Would Boycott the Big Box [ and #ShopSmall ]

"Lowly, unpurposeful and random as they may appear, sidewalk contacts are the small change from which a city's wealth of public life may grow."

Jane Jacobs, the voice that roared for small business dissed auto-oriented development that favored roads over sidewalks. [When's the last time you took a stroll down the avenue to shop Wally-world?]
Siddhartha Guatama – The Supreme Buddha wandered as an ascetic mendicant.

His four noble truths | detest all cravings. Simply said, I do not need what I don't have.

[No sacrifice for big box lines and traffic required.]
Thorstein Veblen – His memes like ‘conspicuous consumption’ and ‘the leisure class’ antedated the yuppy self-indulgence a century later. His neo-Darwinist analysis: "Most brand name material objects have little intrinsic value. They are a means of ‘artificial selection’ – to signal to the opposite sex that one has resources to squander."

[But a gift from #DowntownSaline simply signals to another, I have a warm heart!]
Well, there you have it! The undeniable road to happiness isn't a road at all, but rather a sidewalk. We welcome you to explore the place we call home. Shop in our locally owned boutiques. Discover our impeccable taste. Explore all that we have brewing. 
Join us today and all through the holidays in beautiful Downtown Saline! Find flavor and good taste around every corner. Discover why people return again again to our little city with small town Michigan flavor!

Begin your buy local journey at our directory and find a place to park here.
Life was meant for good friends 
and great adventures! 
Find them here for the holidays
in Downtown Saline.
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