Many of my past columns have highlighted some of the new businesses that have opened in the village. I have continually suggested and urged, not only village residents, but all in our surrounding towns to visit our shopping district and experience firsthand the wonderful assortment of restaurants, shops and businesses that are here. With gas prices continually rising, there really is no better time to shop locally.
Our restaurants offer every selection: Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Greek, Japanese, American, diner, deli, bagels, sit-down, take-out and more. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or snack. There's something for everyone's tastes. Not only will you save gas, but in most cases you will get better service, better value and better food.
Our local businesses usually have one of the owners there to always assure that you are treated properly. But you certainly do not have to take my word on it, come and try any one of the restaurants and see for yourself. I also hope that you will come to the village for your other shopping needs: hardware, health and beauty, flowers, gifts, baked goods, ice cream. Take the time to walk the downtown area and see what our businesses have to offer. When you deal with the local owners, you are dealing with the people who have a marked stake in making sure you come back the next time. The extra care and service is an added bonus. I hope you will also consider using the many professional services offered right here: accountants, legal, financial, chiropractors, doctors, eye, dental, physical therapy. Here too, you will be dealing with your own neighbors who not only practice here but live here as well. While we really do not have much control over the rising gas prices, we do have the ability to conserve gas and take advantage of ways to stretch our dollars. Shopping in the village is an excellent start.
To get a quick review of gas prices in our area you can visit www. newyorkgasprices.com. If you think that a gas station is price gouging you should contact the New York Sate Attorney's General Office at 1-800-771-7755 (press option 2 and then option 1) to file a complaint.