1. Mom-and-pop stores survive Easthampton’s transition from struggling mill town to arts and dining destination

    Mom-and-pop stores survive Easthampton’s transition from struggling mill town to arts and dining destination

    While this small city is now home to a number of breweries, cafes, tattoo shops and an artsy atmosphere, what has kept Easthampton grounded through its change and growth over the past two decades are a stable of mom-and-pop stores that meet practical, everyday needs.You can get sushi and poke bowls on Cottage Street now, or eat at a restaurant owned by a chef who’s been nominated in the James Beard Foundation’s restaurant awards four years in a row. But it’s still a city where residents and visitors can get a haircut, go grocery shopping, run ...

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    1. I've seen every storefront change since 1979 except two or three.
    2. I'm cutting people's hair that I've done for forty years.
    3. Keith should run for mayor, he knows the town inside and out.
    4. One Saturday in 1992, I came into work.
    5. This place is unique in some of its customers, these folks are kind of a dying breed.
    6. We struggle everyday, but we're like the little boat instead of the big ship.
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