With a respectable number of responses to my Mayor O'Bedford post, I can definitively say the following: we like eating and drinking things. I realize that this is profound and heady stuff, but I felt like you should know.
In particular, we like to eat bread (bagel/bakery shop got 5 votes), cheese (cheese shop got 3 votes), fresh produce (3 votes - although in fairness that was coupled with a request for flowers presumably not for consumption), food from Asian markets (2 votes), Brazilian steak (I had to look up "churrascaria" but it got a vote), Thai/Asian fusion (isn't Thai already Asian? That notwithstanding, it got a vote), and soup/salad (another vote).
We like drinking coffee - specifically good and/or independent coffee (3 votes). Some of us prefer our coffee with an open mic. We like to listen to jazz (3 votes), buy high end home goods (one vote - ps see my post on Juliska), vintage clothing and CDs (one vote), shoes (one vote), and independent books (one vote). We also like things Traded by Joe (2 votes). There was a pharmacy vote, but as one reader noted, roll down to Wolf Cleaners and you'll find a sparkly new one up and running next door.
So vendors, if you're out there...we love you, we want you, we need you. Bake us some bread, dress us in vintage and "independent" up our various needs.
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