The use of the phrase "Main Street" goes back to 1920 when Sinclair Lewis published his bestselling novel Main Street. From then on, "Main Street" would be a shorthand term for small-town America, with shopkeepers, lunch counters, tree-lined streets where neighbors greeted each other from well-used front porches.
In this day and age, we're inundated with doom and gloom and the decline or death of Main Street values and dreams. I'd like to regularly spotlight local businesses here on More Main Street who are succeeding in these uncertain times.
Brody Mack is a locally-owned retailer of mens and boys apparel on what is most certainly Coeur d'Alene's Main Street, Sherman Avenue. Katie Ogle's store is celebrating a first year in business today, which in light of the economy the past 12 months is no small feat. Join Katie and her family in marking the occassion from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 513 Sherman Avenue. Fun promotions including "Name Your Price" denim sale and the first 75 shopping bags will filled with discounts and deals to other local businesses. Cocktails, hor d'vourves & live music.
Congratulations to Katie and all of our small businesses for keeping the American Dream alive on Main Street!