Adnan and Elle Belushi, Co-founders, Johnson Corner.
28. 04. 2020
Today, New Zealand has activated Alert Level 3, and this means, many businesses can open their doors for contactless shopping experiences.
Around the world, spending locally has become a phenomenon as lockdowns are lifted, because of its economic benefits of keeping money in the local economy, of creating a resilient local marketplace, of creating local jobs, and of building self-sufficient places. Supporting local businesses also increases support for local charities who support the most vulnerable, sports teams, and community initiatives - boosting productivity.
We wish all the best to the local businesses who have worked hard to reopen, joining the essential businesses in recreating vibrancy in our communities and strengthening our economy.
In light of all businesses reopening today, we are highlighting a few local businesses in Central New Plymouth that we will be supporting.
This is another excellent business we have discovered and will be supporting dearly. Hello Avo delivers spray-free, squeeze-free, fresh off the tree avocados - hand-picked from the family Orchard to your front door. They have just wrapped up their season and will be back in July, so don't forget to set a reminder.
The Great Lockdown has inspired us to be creative and think of all the great interior projects we want to undertake in our rooftop apartment. We were lucky enough to install some lights from Mr. Ralph before the lockdown, and we are excited to see them back up and running. So call J and start executing on your interior design projects which you have been planning during the lockdown.
Just like us, I'm sure many of you are ready to add new books to your reading list. Now is the time to ditch the Kindle and grab hard copies as you support a local business. Poppies is one of our favourite stores - we love collaborating with them to curate Johnson Corner's lending library for our members.
There are many other incredible local businesses that we haven't mentioned so please support as many local businesses as you can. Enjoy!