Though Hurricane Harvey has passed and it’s been about a month and a half since our historic flooding, please keep in mind that the impact was widespread and great.
Many of our merchants have been affected by the storm more ways than one and so has this market. The fact we are still in business is defying odds for small businesses after catastrophes.
Our markets may be smaller at the moment, but they’re just as great. Our merchants are resilient, determined, focused and as strong as they ever were. Some just need more time to recover and rebuild.
People are still waiting on mucking jobs to complete, recovery funds to come in and construction work to begin. Some are recovering from rescue and volunteer efforts they tirelessly worked. Normalcy as it was is no longer and it will take time for a new normalcy to develop.
I, as the Market Coordinator and Owner of The Gypsy Rose Market, ask for continued patience and support of one another from everyone.
My hope for our market is to provide a regular place for friends to meet, stress to melt away and worries to be gone even if it’s just for a few short hours.
We invite window shopping as well with no pressure to buy. If you’re interested in making a purchase when you’re ready, I can put you in touch with any merchant at a later date.
So, as we move into the holiday season with more patience than ever before, I’d like to thank all of you, customer, merchant and supporter alike, for helping us bring our communities a little something special we can all enjoy.
Blessings to all.
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