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Respect the Entrepreneurs who build for the Future

Mr. Fish
I'll be honest, writing these BLOG's are not easy. Coming up with a new idea every week is difficult. We have limited "Source Material". The two pictures for this week were taken in Mr. Fish, late August 2019.

We had not visited the place for over a year. We'd known that ownership had changed hands; however, the prior owner stayed around to work the kitchen (Good move, excellent food!). When we entered the renovated property we were shocked. The new owners had poured a good bit of money into revitalizing that little shack!

Mr. Fish is not the only place in town (Town of Shelburne); however, sadly, it is the only place we've got current pictures of. Yes, prior to taking these, we'd asked permission of the owner and had received a nod of approval. To be respectful, it would be best to recognize all of the independent Restaurants in town who have plowed money into their establishments. Sorry, we do not possess the photos and additional information to do justice.

COVID-19 has been disruptive for all of us. The Entrepreneurs who have attempted to forge ahead on their own with a dream are being pushed. The big corporations have extensive infrastructure under the covers to assist them navigate through these difficulties; however, the independents are not so lucky.

Our family started doing "Road Trips" about 15 years ago. At the time, my wife didn't not understand the term "Greasy Spoon" and for the most part was revolted to even consider stepping into a place holding such a moniker. She soon realize that the ones that have been around for a while provide a unique menu, often have wholesome daily specials and the staff are family. She was soon won over to the "Greasy Spoon" side of things.

Let collectively have our fingers crossed that those small mom and pop shops, the Greasy Spoon's, All Day Breakfast, Independent Truck Stops and such manage to pull through across this country.

How will this summer play out regarding Tourism? How will the non corporate / franchise establishments survive? It's up to you and me. Regardless of where you reside, when you're out and about, make the effort to visit the mom and pop shops. Get to know the owners. Invest in our (all of our) futures by supporting the Entrepreneurs, the Independents, the Mom and Pop's.

Mr. Fish - Seating Area


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