Hampshire Think Big With Small Retailers

小东西看看我是怎么爱你的 Jeff Klingberg Hampshire

The other day I was in the post office. A grandmother came in to conduct business. The postal clerk mentioned the heat and wouldn’t it be nice to have an ice cream cone. The grandmother said that her grandson would run up a big bill at Dairy Queen. The clerk replied wouldn’t it be nice to have McDonald’s in town …

Food Co-operative Store

We Own It! Might a food co-operative be the solution to Hampshire’s grocery store dilemma?

Jeff Klingberg Hampshire

As most people in Hampshire by now know, the owners of the Block’s Country Market and Butcher Shop want to retire and have put the store up for sale. There have been a couple of nibbles, but for one reason or another prospective buyers have backed out. Couple this with the bankruptcy of Central Grocers, who was Block’s major supplier, …

Some Food for Forward Thinking in Hampshire

Some Food for Forward Thinking in Hampshire

Jeff Klingberg Hampshire

Interesting “Meet the Candidates” meeting on Monday, March 20th. There was lots of talk about the need for more businesses and economic development. But, I didn’t hear many concrete ideas or concepts on how best to do it. Hampshire is in the chicken and the egg corundum, which comes first, businesses or households? To get more rooftops, you need more …

Questions for the Hampshire Board Candidates

Jeff Klingberg Hampshire

To all the candidates for the Hampshire Village Board. Here are my questions I’d like to have answered. 1. How are you going to change the dynamic of the board which currently appears to be highly divisive and dysfunctional to the point nothing is getting done? 2. I’ve been told that part of the reason nothing is getting done is …