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Local, It's not just us...

Updated: Aug 24, 2023


In our last post Kathleen Bowes and I cited there are about 4,000 households in the Union City Borough and Township. This is according to the 2020 Census. There is an average of 2 people in each household, so a population of 8,000ish. The Buzz of UC Café does on average 2,500 tickets per month, most of those being daily/weekly repeat customers/single person drive thru with a considerable portion being out of towners (outside the Borough/Township) traveling through. So, closing the gap to 8,000, even with the transient traffic, seems a challenge.


We wonder… what can we do to attract more customers, especially the locals; is it our menu, our service, our facility, our quality, our open hours, awareness that we are here or what we offer? If you have an idea, reach out to us privately so we may consider it. We welcome your input, comment below!


If most of the 8,000 people in our community would visit us about once a month, our business would be here to stay, no question. If we did that for all of our local businesses, just think what our downtown could look like! The next time you are out and about on a mission to buy, think about where you’re headed… is there a local business that can provide what you’re looking for; must you travel to the big box store, or visit the BigMc chain or, I dare not say, *buck coffee shop this time?


When you spend your money at a locally owned business you do a ton to support your local economy. Did you know when you buy from The Buzz of UC Cafe you not only support us and our employees, but also a local dairy, a local roaster, a local beekeeper, our local hardware store, our local apparel shop, a local tech shop, a local landscaper, and more, not to forget all of the local organizations for which we provide fundraising support! Yes, we support local, and we are suggesting all of our community, all of you, do the same. If you haven’t been to visit us yet, you’re invited, and we hope to see you soon!

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Guest
Nov 02, 2023

The Main Street Art Center is a gem for our small town. Where else can children and adults come for quality art instruction in weaving, pottery, basket making, stained glass, mosaics, drawing and painting. Our gift shop features all hand made items. We are happy to be one of the draws for our down town area. Wouldn’t we all love to see the empty Dollar store filled with some business to complete our downtown.

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Guest
Aug 28, 2023

I am a senior citizen grew up next door to your father Bill Bowes and I haven't been in you business as of yet but hope to soon. I think you are doing a great job and you are definitely a good thing in our community. So keep up the good work and hope to see you soon. It really botherse me to see what has happened to Union City in the last several years. We need new businesses up and down main street like we used to have especially another grocery store so that Tops has a competitor to bring the prices down some. No more ranting for now. Ha Ha

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