I just heard (via local TV news) that Strattons, a wonderful 1950’s-style diner located in Ashland City, Tennessee is selling-out to Walgreeens. Now I can’t blame Walgreens for buying it – it’s a great location – nor can I really blame the owners for selling, since the news is they got a great deal.
Nope, I don’t really blame anyone. Except, I wonder . . . did the growing unfriendly attitude towards business by the current administration (Obamacare, higher taxes, more regulation, destroying the economy with “stimulus”, etc.) have something to do with their decision?
Only the owners know for sure, but I do know that if I owned a small business, I certainly would give those factors some heavy thought in making my decision to sell. A decision they’ve evidently faced several times over the years, as this is not their first offer for what is, as I said, a prime business location.
Well, a lot of folks voted for hope and change in this past election. Many of them living in this area, it being heavily Democrat. And no doubt many of them Stratton’s customers. I wonder if this is the change they hoped for?
On a personal note, I’m seriously thinking of opening my own small business in a few years. I wonder how things will be then?