Since I was a kid, The Edmonds Theater has been part of what made Main Street the main street in my hometown. In Edmonds, it’s the ferry dock, the theater and the fountain. When I was just starting my business, I’d rent the theater for my all-day Saturday travel lectures. And today, the Edmonds Theater remains the place I favor for enjoying a new movie. These are the small businesses — the labors of love, the moms-and-pops, the plucky entrepreneurial ventures — that give our communities character.