Thank you for the article on Shackford's, one of the last remaining businesses of old Napa ("Shackford still mixes it up at kitchen store," Dec. 20).
My wife and I always patronize Shackford's for kitchen supplies and gifts instead of Walmart or Target because the staff treats you like family and the merchandise is of the highest quality.
As a Napa native, born here in 1952, I appreciate the local hometown businesses that have survived over the years, such as Shackford's, Zeller's, Butter Cream Bakery, and Clemente's Italian takeout. My only hope is that none of these businesses turn into another wine bar, restaurant, or hotel.
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Michael S. Prosise