Literally about as far from my house as possible on my new bike loop (which, consequently, consists of Calhoun, Harriet, Nokomis and Lake of the Isles) I got a wicked flat tire. I rode the flat (or the rim) back to my place about five miles and on my way up to a bike shop near Lyndale, noticed a small bike shop that happens to serve coffee on 34th. This is about a block from my current residence.
After stopping in, the owner said he could fix it in about ten minutes if I wanted to walk to my place and grab my wallet. Done and done. I’d link to his biz, but can’t find an online representation. Note, small business owners, it doesn’t cost you a dime to get some sort of presence on the internet. It takes a few hours and a little initiative.
Anyway, he did really good, fast work and was two minutes away. I love hyper-local MPLS and how most anything you need is right around the corner.