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Welcome Aboard, RSMA!

Welcome Aboard, RSMA!

By Amy Livergood Donner….
The Red Sunset Merchants Association continues to grow for many reasons. For example, people correctly intuit that the current economic environment requires ‘getting back to basics.’

Most basic? Knowing and caring about the people, customers and fellow merchants in your community. In that spirit, let’s welcome RSMA’s newest members with a few well deserved plugs!

Marisols Boutique: Rossini, your great taste and cheerful disposition are definitely welcome back in SoMi. We’re so glad you re-opened your business and your new Red Road store (next to Mariners Seafood Market) is really a knockout!

Luggage At Sunset Place: Thank you, Sam, for bringing great national brand luggage to SoMi. It’s especially nice to add another locally-owned shop to the Sunset Place mix.

Gardner’s Market: Store Manager Lance Frazier is already a fixture in town, hosting wine tastings, getting to know customers, and offering to help wherever possible. Welcome to SoMi and the RSMA. Customers new and old say that Lance is what’s making this established landmark sizzle today!

Boom Shanti: Minal goes to India (so we don’t have to). It’s hard to believe her Sunset Drive store has already celebrated its one-year anniversary. Minal’s collection is distinctively global while blending perfectly with SoMi style. While many promise success but fail to deliver, Minal knows the magic mix because her Biscayne Boulevard store has been a hit for a number of years.

Facebook users: please see our super-fun Red Sunset Merchants Association page with all the happy hours, races, cupcake flavors, et al, collected in one place. When visiting, you’ll realize everyone on the page is a neighbor… and that makes it really wonderful!

Looking ahead: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8 with The Red Sunset Merchants inviting you to do your Mother’s Day shopping in SoMi. On Saturday, May 7, many of your favorite shops will serve tea and others may uncork a bit of the bubbly! So bring Mom, sister, daughter, and friends, too, to enjoy Mother’s Day shopping — SoMi style.

Amy Donner is the President of The Red Sunset Merchants Association, a 90-member not-for-profit group that fosters economic interests of the Red Road and Sunset Drive area. She welcomes inquiries at: Amy@communitynewspapers.com.

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