“I came up with this idea of like an Etsy for neighborhoods,” said Sara Green, principal and creative director at DEI Creative.
Local businesses, hard-hit by virus-related restrictions, have been hustling to find new ways to generate income, and the Support Local site developed by DEI is one way for them to do that.
The websites are a bit like a virtual shopping mall, featuring at least a few products from dozens of different stores in the neighborhood. The program launched first in Ballard, and the site there features clothing, furniture, toys, books, beer, and the ever popular gift cards from a number of businesses around that neighborhood.
Or, you can buy things from them at the support local site supportcapitolhill.com.
And even after the virus has run its course, and we’re back to going to stores in person, Green said she hopes to keep the site going.
“My intention is for this not to go away,” she said. Continue reading