Whether you’ve known it or not, Union Park has what you need this holiday season. From stores to find your special dinner ingredient or bottle of wine, printing services for cards and invitations, or holiday gift shopping, staying local helps us all. Supporting our local industry creates a more sustainable neighborhood. Of every $1 you spend at a local business, an average of 68 cents is recirculated into the local economy, instead of only about 43 cents at a national chain (www.buylocalmn.com). Don’t forget about the businesses on Central Corridor. The construction will be on winter break starting in December, and businesses are accessible and ready for you to visit. And lucky for us, the wonderful places and spaces that make up our neighborhood are around all year.