This is the start of the Back to School shopping season and Tax-Free Weekend is Friday and Saturday. It is the weekend when people traditionally shop for their kids and spend a little extra money on a night out or weekend get-together before school starts.
They say forbidden fruit is the sweetest and many in our community have taken a big bite over the past six weeks.
I have repeatedly said the only businesses that honored the state, city and county’s request to shutdown were local, law abiding folk who truly care more for their community than the almighty dollar.
If you “Love” Clarksdale, then buy your guy or gal a gift from a Clarksdale store this week.
January and February are two of the toughest months in the retail and restaurant business. Cold weather and short days tend to make people scurry home after work, and besides you gave your lover something at Christmas!