The Fort Collins economy depends on where you use your wallet, students, so support local businesses.
Our city is host to branches of plenty of franchises and corporations, but there are also hundreds of locally owned shops, coffee joints and restaurants that are a great alternative to the megacorporations — and usually have much better products.
Instead of the revenue garnered from a corporate entity being whisked instantaneously out of this city (and probably out of this state), supporting a local business will keep that revenue local, and will help energize your community’s economy.
Fort Collins has one of the highest amount of restaurants per capita in America — and that’s due in large to the bottomless pit that is the stomach of a college kid. Next time you need a burger or slice of pizza, try exploring local Fort Collins venues rather than defaulting to the quickest and cheapest brand name you can find.
Next time you need a cup of coffee, find a local hole in the wall and try some local brews — you just might find your niche along the way.