This message should be taken to heart and cheap Chinese s**t and big box stores ought to be ignored. It really costs us much more in the long run. Think about it. This small resort town depends on locals and tourists to keep the whole thing thriving and humming nicely. I know these people and all they do to keep this community thriving and moving forward.
Malls and Outlet Stores can't begin to offer what local merchants can. Yes, Think about supporting local businesses. It could save your town as it has mine.
And so it goes.