Today, we share with our readers an exchange from our social media account.
There's no doubt, Dorchester's downtown needs a shot in the arm.
That's why we posted on our Facebook account the following: "Dorchester must support Tyser Auto Sales and Tyser Repair. Let's take back our downtown, building by building. We start by promoting our existing businesses."
Tyser Auto Sales replied a thoughtful remark.
They wrote: "Thank you Vil Dweller. After spending two-plus weeks without City Slickers Bar and Grill being open, I hope everyone in town understands how important every business in Dorchester is.
"First State Bank, Donna Hair Creations, Barley Specialties, Farmers Cooperative -- sorry if I left anyone out. Just looking at main street. If anyone wants to see this town grow, it is especially true now. As a business owner, I can feel the pain Jason and Kathy (City Slickers' owners) are going through, as they rebuild with the hope that everyone supports them in the end. Without them, we would be losing a business and a part of history of Dorchester; we can not afford to lose another business. So keep your heads high and show these people that you will support them, in good times and bad.
"Thank you all for what you do for beautiful downtown Dorchester. It's all we have."