The Stay at home orders and Coronavirus are affecting everyone! Many are looking for ways to keep themselves busy, or use creativity as an outlet. Many photographers of course, are choosing creativity! The Local Store front Project was inspired by the Front Porch Project. This project aims to give the local Concord businesses a chance to reach their customers and community to let them know they’re thinking for them and to send words of encouragement! We’re all in this together and our community will thrive again!
Over the next few days I will be uploading an image of one of the businesses and the message they wanted to send to the community.
I will start this project with Lucky's Barbershop. I asked each owner to be as creative as they wanted to be and Josh did just that. Here is his message
Lucky’s Barbershop opened it’s doors in 2008 and has been widely supported by its community locally and across the state and its borders for years. When the shop was initially built, it was founded on hard work, dedication and consistency. But here’s the thing about business though..word of mouth only gets people in the door, but it’s your service that keeps them coming back in. And that’s where we excel, this is our specialty! t’s not fabricated or something learned from a text book. It’s a genuine connection that’s created and curated because of the relationships that you forge and I think it’s because we wear our hearts on our sleeves for better or for worse. In over twenty years of cutting hair I never could have imagined a time where we would see and feel a global impact truly like the one we’re experiencing now. Those bonds that have been created are so strong and the need for human connection is deeper and in more of a deficit now than ever. I’ve learned a lot from the people who have entered the doors of Lucky’s. They’ve taught me to have patience, practice compassion and to understand and extend empathy. A sincere care and concern for complete strangers developed that would eventually and ultimately become trusted customers, allies, colleagues and friends. We know these times are tough, but we’re in it together. That’s something if not nothing where we can look back someday and remember that we survived and overcame this together as one. And that’s what I’m thankful for, and that’s what I look forward to most- is the people. -Josh Craggy/Lucky’s Barbershop
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