With the new year 2020, comes new local opportunities and they are located next to each other at 325 City Island Avenue, NYC, NY 10464.
The City Island Fruit Bar is open for business with plenty of natural juices and smoothies. Next door is the Sea Breeze Deli serving delicious food, according to Gary. a local patron. 718.885.1263
Others say... Great places for a quick break... Owners are super friendly, they will get lots of locals to frequent these establishments.
City Island - A Slice of NYC Paradise. At only 1.5 miles long by half a mile wide, and stuffed with scrumptious seafood. ... The City Island Nautical Museum is also worth a visit to learn a bit of local history and visit a set for Boardwalk Empire.
Top 10 Reasons to Shop Local
Local character and prosperity to an increasingly homogenized world, as communities preserve one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character has an economic advantage.
Community well-being benefits to locally owned businesses that build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.
Local decision-making and ownership ensure that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
Keeping dollars in the area economy compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
Job and salaries in the area owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
Hometown advantage and entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
Public benefits and costs for stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
Environmental sustainability allows local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which, in turn, are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
Competition for a marketplace of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
Product diversity develops a multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of choices.