Signs encourage shopping small
From the moment restrictions were placed on small businesses and restaurants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local artist Abraxas Hudson was worried about the sustainability of the local economy. Now, nearly nine months later, his concerns are as strong as ever.
As the Cape Region moves into the holiday shopping season with strict restrictions still in place, he’s started a grassroots effort to encourage shopping small to help keep locally owned businesses afloat until life returns to normal. It also serves as a protest of the state’s restrictions.
So far, he’s strategically placed about 350 signs featuring Uncle Sam and the text “Small businesses/You are all essential!” across the state, from Fenwick Island up to the Pennsylvania border. Many are placed at high-traffic intersections, while others have appeared near big-box stores.
More info at capegazette.com/node/212439.