5th Avenue in Park Slope was just recognized for its incredible contribution to the world of shopping. The question really that should be asked however, is, is it really any surprise? with its wide array of offerings from sex stores to superhero supply companies; community bookstore and women’s fashion, it makes sense that it was recently lauded for being “one of the country’s best small business shopping districts.”
What do the vendors in the area put this down to? Mom and Pop stores which foster relationships. One example where this is key on 5th Avenue is the Good Wine shop. According to Heather Johnston, vlogger with So Good: Food and Wine it’s a family affair with the kids sitting around and drawing, and the parents shopping; something they all love.
One small business owner, Sam Tse added:
“I think the dynamics of the neighborhood are changing right now, and in order to keep us here, everyone should support our small businesses. Because otherwise, we are going to get replaced by the more commercial stores, and you’re not going to see small businesses around anymore.”