Snoqualmie Valley Record


Why are our businesses empty? Shops, restaurants deserve our support

January 23, 2014 · 4:08 PM

Recently, the Chinese restaurant in Carnation changed ownership. Having not been there lately, I decided to give it a try. The food was great, but I couldn’t help but notice something. When I was there, around 6 p.m. on a Thursday night, I was the only person in the restaurant.

I think this makes a sad statement for our community. We want a variety of businesses in our city, but then we fail to help them become a success. We have lost the QFC, the Bank of America, then Gigi’s Cafe, which took over the Bank of America building, and then Sliders. How can new businesses have a chance to thrive, when nobody in the community patronizes them?

It is a sad state of affairs when a town only continues to see business leave. It is a wonder that anyone is willing to take a chance on trying to bring new business to the city of Carnation.

Ron Hopper



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