Addis is a little town in Quebec City that has been struggling with the loss of its small businesses for decades.
Many of the small businesses that have left the town for the last 20 years have gone out of business, and have been unable to find new owners to keep them open.
The small businesses are mostly gone, and they are being forced to sell at a loss to help keep the town afloat.
With the help of a small group of volunteers, local businessman Daniel Blaustein and his wife, Anne, have decided to bring back the town’s small businesses and give them another shot.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved here,” said Blaertes.
We were doing a little bit of marketing and advertising and getting a little more media exposure, but I think it worked. “
It was difficult at first.
Blaartes has been working to rebuild his business for several years, and has found that many of the townspeople are very supportive of his efforts. “
This is my way of letting the town know that we are here and that we’re here to stay.”
Blaartes has been working to rebuild his business for several years, and has found that many of the townspeople are very supportive of his efforts.
“People are really understanding and welcoming, and very supportive, and just really happy that it’s back,” said Anne Blauster.
The couple have already raised money for the restoration of the community businesses that were destroyed.
“For us, we are really trying to do something to make the town a little better, and to make it a little healthier, and for the people who work here to be able to come back,” Blausters said.
“And to really get rid of that feeling of, ‘Oh, I’m just going to be here and be a normal, everyday person.'”
Anne Blousteins son, Chris, said the community’s resilience has been something he appreciates.
“You see the way people go about their lives and you see how many things they have, and how much they’ve grown,” he said.
And with the town reopening and the community reconnecting with the people, the Blousters plan to be back on the streets of Addis for several months to see how the town is doing.
“The people have taken a lot of responsibility for what has happened to them,” Blouster said.
With files from The Canadian Press