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Downtown residents have plenty of shops

A recent letter from a Williamsville resident asked where residents of downtown Buffalo shop. Well, I would like to suggest that I live in a city. If she has never been here, that suggests an area where there are services, shops and people.

We do, in an attempt to assure her, have places to find food. We have grocers (we even have Wegmans!), restaurants, fabulous boutiques, farmers’ markets, flower shops, banks, offices, churches, sports arenas, water … the list goes on. What I specifically choose to not have is a suburban lifestyle. Thanks for the concern, but I kind of like how I live. You can keep those big boxes.

Mary Clare Keenan

Buffalo