Letters to the Editor

July 17, 2014

Christmas market is reason to shop in Belleville

I would visit downtown Belleville for a a German Christmas market. Visiting the Christmas marts in Germany was one of my favorite holiday traditions while we were stationed in Germany.

I can understand the concerns of the brick and mortar merchants. Why don't the downtown merchants display their seasonal items in front of their stores? I would love to be able to buy a seasonally flavored treat from Cupcakes Too, and a cup of spiced tea or flavored coffee while seeing what's available at Ben's to decorate my home. Or a sampling of colorful accessories to update my wardrobe just might bring me into one of the clothing stores. And the sport shop is where I found those electric hunting socks a few years ago, I wonder if they have something new?

I could probably spend a good deal of time getting reacquainted with the downtown business and that seems like a lovely time out.

Helen Bradfute

O'Fallon

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