A mainstay of the lakefront city, Main Street Vermilion continues to advocate and be a voice for the business community, enhancing opportunities for entrepreneurs setting up shop and lauding the efforts of entrepreneurs in being creative through the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Executive Director Marilou Suszko said small businesses need the support of the community, and she encourages people to keep patronizing them.
Suszko noted despite the challenges of COVID-19 downtown Vermilion has not seen any businesses shut their doors.
A lot of what makes Vermilion special is the in-person experience from shop owners and Suszko wants people to come back to Vermilion as soon as possible and experience the sights and sounds of downtown Vermilion.
While people may not necessarily have an entire meal outdoors, she said, perhaps soup, hot chocolate, a beer or a glass of wine all while experiencing the magic of winter sunsets on Lake Erie.