Mendo Coast Biz – Ft. Bragg Advocate

In my last article, I stated that business conditions on the Mendocino Coast were good, but it has since been brought to my attention that many brick-and-mortar stores are actually hurting. Factors cited include the fires that occurred in inland Mendocino and Lake counties, abalone season closing, the state’s legalization of marijuana, and increasing competition from online megastores like Amazon.

Marinela Miclea

As a result, struggling businesses have four options: keep operating as usual until they run out of money, go out of business before incurring further losses and debt, appeal more at


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