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10 Reasons To Ditch The Mall | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Reasons To Ditch The Mall | Care2 Healthy Living

When my kids were young, after school they walked from their middle school to my husband’s office in the village. They strolled past a small grocery store, past the coffee shop and past the drug store–all locally-owned businesses. One day, I stopped at the drug store before picking up the kids at the office. The pharmacist, proceeded to tell me that my kids had stopped in for an after school snack. He mentioned, he had ordered my favorite type of natural toothpaste, and added that my best friend had just been in to pick up birthday cards. The pharmacist took a sincere interest in all the village happenings. In fact, it wasn’t just him, most of the merchants in the village create relationships with the neighborhood. I conveyed this story to one of my teaching colleagues the next day and she sadly shook her head, lamenting that her only pharmacy choice was a CVS in the mall....

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