|From:||Justin Wedes <email@example.com>|
|Sent time:||Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:51:23 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Re: Supporting local businesses|
Perhaps the community relations committee and food can jointly request a budget of a couple thousand to support partnering with local businesses 2 source food.
Up to this point, it's been pretty haphazard and mostly involving twitter asks (very effective though!)
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On Oct 18, 2011, at 7:42 PM, "Richard S." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've been saying since before the Occupation started that you should
> support the gyro stands by the park . But one day recently, I and
> another guy asked one of the gyro sellers if business was picking up
> for him, and he said, no, not really.
> I think that maybe this isn't just because of police repression (no
> blockades there)... Maybe it's also because the core group here has
> too many vegans and vegetarians in it. Or it could be that people
> just want the free food. (Personally, I never go for the free food.
> Though maybe that will change in the near future, when the
> Unemployment runs out.)
> Of course, there are nice sellers and ones who are not so nice... One
> guy charges $4 for a gyro and $5 for a lamb and rice, the other tried
> to jack the price up a dollar, maybe because he thought he could take
> advantage of out-of-towners/tourists.
> But generally, I think it would be a great idea to support these guys
> more, and I think those lamb-and-rice dishes are delicious.
> P.S. Most of these stand owners are South Asian; my favorites are
> usually from Pakistan. So, hey, those of you who've been concerned
> about supporting ethnic diversity...
> On Oct 18, 5:09 pm, Jon Good <therealjong...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Spurred on by the "hypocrisy of patronizing corporations" thread, I would
>> like to get together a list of local, non-chain establishments whose
>> business has flagged as a result of the police blockade (It's important to
>> remember that it's not because of us, but because of police repression that
>> these small shopkeepers are suffering). This should include food carts,
>> etc, too. Then, when people want to donate food and stuff to the
>> occupation, we can source it from local businesses and keep community
>> relations good.
>> Anyone have any ideas as to how this might be encouraged?
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