The stores and restaurants in Downtown Garland are one of a kind, independent and family owned and operated. They have struggled to survive the downturn of business created by the pandemic. Now they are challenged with the circumstances thrust upon them due to construction and the blocking of streets and sidewalks.
In spite of it all, these intrepid entrepreneurs rock on. They are open for business, and need your support to stay that way. You may have to walk a block or two in order to enjoy your favorite meal or margarita, but walking is healthy and we all need to do more of it. At this time there are six businesses between the blockades on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets.
Last Saturday the Garland Foodies Facebook Group held an event to support the Main Street Deli. It was a cold, rainy day, but the crowd came out and enjoyed the excellent fare provided by Larry and Suzi Hishmeh. Some of those who came out for the event were experiencing the deli for the first time. Some of the Foodies also stopped to check out Frocksy and Baker’s Furniture. For all we know, someone may also have stopped into Momentum for a quick tattoo or Castillo’s Barber Shop for a trim. The Jimmy Wallace Guitar Studio offers great browsing for music enthusiasts.
Some of those businesses are welcoming customers through the backdoor, for those who decide to approach from the alley. Don’t let those barricades prevent you from experiencing the warm welcome and personal service you receive when supporting our small businesses. There may also be special treats awaiting you.