It’s the people and the small independent businesses that make Saratoga Springs and downtown in particular so attractive.We are unique. Every small independent business represents someones American dream. They put their heart,soul and lifesaving into that dream. Like daredevils preforming without a net they ask little from the government while paying much into it. All they really want is for government to get out of the way. Every time you see a newly closed restaurant or shop closed, understand that for someone and maybe some family that closed sign might represent a broken lifelong dream. Each is a personal tragedy.While nothing can really be done I sometimes mourn the passing of a favorite spot.
Victorian Streetwalk, First Night and Chowderfest represent all that is good and exciting in Saratoga Springs. Politicians may call downtown, “toxic” and want to impose their moral standards on closing times and Civic Center venues but the citizens know.Saratoga Springs is successful in spite of city government not because of it.
Here’s to you small independent businesses of Saratoga Springs. WELL DONE.
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Saratoga in Decline
We never Sleep
Because I’m proud of Downtown