I try and shop local. I think it's important. I live in Eastown so I shop local stores and buy food from local places. So when our shovel was stolen from in front of our house...in Eastown. I naturally go to a local shop to get a shovel.
I live in Eastown. A quirky little section of the East part of Grand Rapids. Hence the name Easrtown. There are a couple of signature events in Eastown every year, The bizarre Bizarre in June. And the Eastown Street fair in September. This will be my fourth street fair.