copyright the Chronicle July 1, 2015
by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph
BARTON — The townwide yard sale, started 20 years old with the hope of bringing people to Barton, certainly does that. Whether it also brings economic activity to local businesses likely depends on what they sell.
Saturday’s annual yard sale was a real boon for the antique shops in town, but other businesses didn’t report much, if any, economic benefit at all.
In a single sale, Village Treasures owner Leo McElroy made half of what he expected to make for the whole day.
But at the Circle K, James Marcy said the mini-mart actually lost money because it staffed extra for customers who didn’t arrive.
And at The Parson’s Corner restaurant, owner Dave Rath said…To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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