Support small business

Dear Editor:I just went into the newly-opened Hometown Hardware and Garden and it is great. I didn't even know they had opened up. I really like the mini-All American Home Center with the personal touch. I was taken care of by Ray, one of the managers, and he was great. I told him I was wondering when they would open up and he told me they have been open for about two months, if I recall. He took my suggestion to put an "open for business" sign on the Paramount Boulevard side. I wish them the best and want to let all of Downey know we have our All American back. So let's support the small business and make it work. Steve Voigt Downey

Dear Editor: We want to congratulate the Marketplace Grill & Café on their one-year anniversary. We attended their wonderful anniversary celebration last Wednesday night that included fabulous appetizers, beer, wine and music. We were thrilled when the Marketplace opened last year because we had been hoping for a great restaurant to come to Downey. Their food is delicious, always fresh, and their menu offers gourmet selections. Not only do they provide excellent food and beverages, but they also are great community supporters. Congratulations to George and Sandra and their outstanding staff! We are very happy to have you in Downey. Joan Martin Downey

********** Published: August 23, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 19