A lot of small business owners take one day off a year – Christmas Day. Shop Talk reporter Virginia Bridges asked small business owners in Cameron Village how they plan to spend their downtime.
• “I am going to rest and enjoy the day with my family,” said Rosanne Minick, owner of the Little Art Gallery, which sells original art and fine crafts, and has been in business since 1968.
• “This time of year is so busy, I just need a break,” said Robb Ward, owner of Wardrobbe, a men’s and women’s contemporary boutique that opened in 2001. “I’ll sit in front of the fire and sleep.”
• “I am not getting out of my pjs, and I am just going to sit and do as little as possible,” said Patricia Friedman, co-owner of Accipiter Galleries, a 25-year-old contemporary lighting, handmade crafts and gifts store.
• “I will sleep as late as I can,” said Cheryl Fairchild, who co-owns The Globetrotter, a 36-year-old business that sells luggage, leather goods and gifts, with her husband Jim. “We are really glad to have a day together and just sit and look at our Christmas tree. It’s just a wonderful peaceful day.”
• “We spend part of the day with my wife’s family, and have lunch and open presents,” said George Knuckley, co-owner of Kannon’s Clothing, a men’s clothing and accessory store that has been in business since 1916. “Then we get together with my siblings and their children. We have dinner, a good Lebanese dinner. ”