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Merchants must keep their sidewalks clear

Advice to Elmwood Avenue merchants: If you want us to shop locally owned establishments, keep the sidewalks free of snow and ice.

Nov. 30 was Small Business Saturday, but the Elmwood Strip didn’t seem prepared for the many shoppers who visited. It was very treacherous trying to walk the icy sidewalks connecting the businesses. Buffalo had a few inches of snow earlier in the week, but it wasn’t so much that it couldn’t have been cleaned in preparation for the busy day. What were the merchants thinking?

Mary Ann Sass

North Tonawanda