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small business struggles

Small, Local Shops Saw Little Profit During Olympics

Beyond the area around Robson Square and Granville Street, it was business as unusual---unusually slow, except for the occasional exception like The Umbrella Shop on Granville Island.

Stephanie Ostler and the Devil May Wear

The devil is in the details.