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Neighborhood shops used to think it wasn’t worth the hassle to sell online. Now they can’t afford to ignore it.

Two years ago, Esther Fishman shut down her Lincoln Park-area clothing and gifts shop’s online store.

a person sitting on the keyboard of a laptop computer: AlleyCat Comics owner Selene Idell explains the store's new online ordering system Sept. 15, 2020, at the store in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

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AlleyCat Comics owner Selene Idell explains the store’s new online ordering system Sept. 15, 2020, at the store in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

Art Effect’s bricks-and-mortar business was strong, and selling online seemed like more trouble than it was worth.


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It seemed like the right call until this spring.

When the coronavirus pandemic forced all but essential retail stores to close, Art Effect rushed to get its online store back in business. Fishman has since hired a company to build a new, easier-to-use site.

Small neighborhood retailers used to compete with Amazon by catering to local shoppers who enjoy browsing in person. That’s still true — but in the six months since the pandemic began, a growing number are venturing onto Amazon’s turf.


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What might be next after Sixers’ arena proposal at Penn’s Landing wasn’t selected

What might be next after Sixers’ arena proposal wasn’t selected originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Wednesday, the city of Philadelphia put the kibosh on a new Sixers arena at Penn’s Landing by choosing a developer from New York. The Sixers’ plan called for $780 million to $885 million in public incentives. 

With many fans curious how the organization will regroup, the answer may be just a chest pass away at 700 Packer Avenue.

The Philadelphia Business Journal penned a story —  well before Wednesday’s decision — outlining how the owners of the space in South Philly, which features the Parx Race and Sports Book at the South Philadelphia Turf Club, would like to be an alternative to the team’s Delaware Riverfront hopes.

Reportedly, the original plan by the Philadelphia Suburban Development Corp. for a rezoned, mixed use space at the northeast corner of the South Philly complexes hit a

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Business owner: Why wasn’t Matariki already a holiday?

One Māori business owner says “it’s ridiculous” that the Māori New Year Matariki is not already a public holiday.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that Labour would make Matariki the country’s 12th public holiday from 2022 if it is re-elected.

Employers and Manufacturers Association chief executive Brett O’Riley said businesses would see it as another cost and it would be unlikely to encourage more domestic tourism.

“We understand the cultural argument about Matariki being considered important enough for a public holiday, but it could have been exchanged with one of the other public holidays,” O’Riley said.

* Election 2020: Labour would make Matariki a public holiday from 2022
* Matariki should unite all New Zealanders not divide the country
* Labour throws support behind Matariki becoming a public holiday

He said the Government should priortise fixing the “dysfunctional” Holidays Act instead.

“We need to see a

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