Hi everyone, and welcome back. So. Apparently, when you take information meant for a print publication online to your social networks for 10 months due to a global pandemic, it’s extremely hard to stop posting 13 to 18 hours a day and actually physically get back to in person print publishing. With that said, that is why the last Around Edmond was published a month ago!
The latest issue of EdmondActive Magazine is being printed as we speak and I couldn’t be more happy about it. 2020 was so difficult to navigate for restaurants, retailers, venues and businesses in general, and EdmondActive Magazine, as well as this website were not left out of the fray.
As residents, unless you had/have contact with locally owned/operated business owners, it’s just plain hard to understand exactly just how bizarre and difficult the last year has actually been. With all of the online options, so many local residents chose to support national chains, as local businesses were left with no online presence when the shutdown happened a year ago. The cool part about this last year in this regard, is that we did see an upward trend in locally owned business joining the online shopping ranks of regional and national brands, because necessity became the mother of their online invention. Some stayed physical in their brick and mortar’s, some offered all of their products within a month at their websites, some offered delivery ordering on their sites for curbside pickup or offering local delivery, and Citizen’s Bank actually created Curbside Banking, which I utilized a few times and it was well operated!
Events are coming back, as are event and concert venues, at I believe 50% capacity, like Tower Theatre with music and films, as well as The Jones Assembly. Vibes 1st Thursday’s just debuted to a light but happy crowd April 1.
Inflation is here, and combined with Covid shutdowns, don’t ask your favorite venue for a discount, nor your favorite locally owned restaurant or retailer. From what I am being told this is actually a thing more so than usual recently. Also. Be nice. Restaurants and Cafe’s are having a particularly hard time finding employees right now too, and this may affect the service you receive. Be patient. Things didn’t just go back to normal for business owners like flipping a switch when businesses reopened last June, or when the mask mandate was allowed to expire. That is all you have to do, and just keep being super supportive.
Heard on Hurd is about to start up their short season June 19, 2021 in Downtown Edmond and this is cause for celebration! Vendors can sign up HERE starting today for what I imagine to be a well attended first event – complete with food trucks, live music and shopping! Dogs with great temperaments are welcome, and this event is always family friendly, running the 3rd Saturday of the month until October from 6-10 pm!
Congratulations to the newly elected Mayor Darrell Davis and to the two new Councilwomen who will all be sworn in on May 3rd!
Emoryanne Interiors as well as Botanical Bar Floral inside of Anne’s boutique are gearing up for Mother’s Day with gifts ranging from jewelry, bags, candles, books, sunglasses, readers, puzzles, kitchen ware and decor, along with Edmond’s best selection of unique furniture and home accessories! You can stop by the shop and pre order a beautiful floral arrangement and vase with local delivery, located on 150th Street east of Santa Fe, and open Monday through Saturday 10-5 pm.
Have a great weekend, and be sure to stop by next week to find out more about what’s happening around Edmond!