I have a soft spot in my heart for small, family-owned businesses. We used to call them mom-and-pop stores. I know, my mother and father ran two of them. The Doubets are closing their store. The building has been sold, and they have decided to call it a career. When we lose businesses like Doubet, we lose a part of what makes us a community. It's something you can't get at Walmart, or even at a mall or your favorite chain store. It's people who know your name when you walk in the door. They are your neighbors. And friends. After all, that is their name on the sign outside. Running a family-owned business these days is no picnic. But we would be remiss if we did not stop to salute them - and wonder about what we are losing. As I said on the front page of Thursday's print edition, we've lost another jewel. Farewell, Doubet's, State Street won't be the same.