Local businesses have positive holiday sales
A cross section of randomly picked downtown business owners or managers felt the holiday shopping season was ending on a positive note. All of them were upbeat as of Dec. 23.
"It's been very good," said Michele Lindemann, the new owner of Lavender Thymes. "People have been buying a lot for themselves and they buy one for themselves and another as a gift." Lavender Thymes has been an anchor retail store downtown since former owner Jean Kelley opened it in 1987.