There are a zillion reasons to avoid chain stores, so we're not even going to go into that here. What we will do is provide you a map showing locally-owned, independent businesses near you that you can begin to frequent. You know, to support the local economy. And reduce your carbon footprint. Darn it, now I'm listing reasons.
Do you have an idea for a local business category that should appear on this map? Tips on avoiding chain stores? Send us a note and we'll see what we can do.
Are we missing a Farmers Markets (Organic and Local Food) location or another place that you know about? Click here to add a place to the map and help make MapMuse even better!