Friday, November 20, 2009

Mayor Tommy Battle plugs "Shop Huntsville First" campaign for the holidays

Kind of like "Buy Local Huntsville" ,but not really. "Please support Giant Box chains" as long as they are in Huntsville and drive your cars to them. At least these stores are not recieving a generous tax break at the expense of schools, roads, bike lanes, sharrows, public transportation,sidewalks and all those luxury items the dead beats of Talabama don't deserve. Another 20 years and it will be bearable here. As a local busines owner I would be highly insulted by your Mayor not mentioning :
Lee's Car Wash
Bicycles Etc.
Outdoor Omnibus
Garden Cove
Pane e Vino

From the Huntsville Times, Which I am so glad for all the front page news on twilight or moondogs or whatever movie that is. We are a serious country with serious movies.

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Mayor Tommy Battle is urging local residents to do all their holiday shopping in the city.

Local stores "hire your friends, they hire your neighbors," he said at a morning news conference. "They're the ones who support this community, and we want to invest back in those who invest in us."

Battle made his comments hours before tonight's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Bridge Street Towne Centre, which marks the beginning of the local holiday shopping season.

He also urged people to "get away from Internet shopping" and spend their money in brick-and-mortar stores across the city.
"This is the only time you'll ever hear in Huntsville, Ala., that we say cut off your computers," Battle said.