I stopped into Scheele's today to talk to Mr. and Mrs. Lee about their meeting last night that was to focus on whether the store would close or stay open. They both had big smiles, and Mrs. Lee gave me a big hug. She said all the issues were worked out, they have a new agreement, and Scheele's will remain open for the foreseeable future. They said they met with "the committee," which sounds like something out of "24," but this is Washington, after all. Whatever works.
So, we still have a corner market at 29th and Dumbarton, the area workers still have Mrs. Lee's sandwiches, we still have Georgetown Bagelry bagels on weekend mornings, and on and on. And you can buy a signed copy of my book there, too! How's that for a full service market?
Mrs. Lee said my Sunday post helped. Who knows? But we should all patronize and speak up on behalf of our sole-proprietor neighborhood businesses. That's how we keep them healthy. For example, do you get your prescriptions filled at CVS or Morgan's Pharmacy? Please switch to Morgan's. They work with doctors, take insurance, keep track of your history, and deliver to your doorstep. It's very personal service, and a terrific neighborhood haunt. The best kind. Like Scheele's.