Who’s Open? A guide to businesses in Pioneer Square.

Who’s Open? A guide to businesses in Pioneer Square.

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It goes without saying these are  unprecedented times. With the Governor’s announcement of the shutdown of restaurants, bars and other types of businesses to combat COVID-19, it’s more confusing than ever to find how to continue to support your favorite Pioneer Square businesses.

Below is a working* list of which businesses are open, who sells online, and who is offering take out or delivery. It’s more important than ever to continue to show our support to these businesses. We however only encourage this, if it makes financial and personal sense for you. Your health and wellness during these times are the priority.

Take a look at the list below and if you are able, continue to show support to these Pioneer Square businesses in these trying times. We should also note, please take extra precaution when going to pick up your to-go orders or online purchases. Practice social distancing, wash your hands and pay attention to others around you.

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*check back often as this list will be updated daily with new businesses and details. The document is open to all to edit, so contribute as you wish.

Here are seven things you can do right now to support the Pioneer Square small-business community:

1. Order Takeout or Delivery

Your favorite restaurants may have had to shut their doors, but many of them still offer takeout or delivery. Not only does that keep the business going, it also provides income for delivery drivers. Services like Grubhub and DoorDash have sent information to customers and drivers to help ensure safe--and in some cases, contact-less--deliveries. 

2. Buy Gift Cards

Want to inject some cash into a small business right now? Buy a gift card. Even if you aren't buying anything else because you're stuck at home, you can give your local shops or favorite restaurant a vote of confidence by spending even $25 on a gift card to use later, when life returns to normal.

3. Shop Online

Many local businesses have online stores in addition to their brick-and-mortar locations. Whenever possible, consider giving them your business. The delivery option applies here as well, with stores in many locations offering delivery and shipping. 

While I'm a fan of shopping local when you can, keep in mind that as long as you are buying from someone in your community, you're helping to keep people in their jobs. 

4. Use Credit or Debit Cards

When you do go shopping, use a credit or debit card instead of cash. Paper money and coins pass through so many hands and carry all types of germs. Limiting the amount of cash you use can help limit the spread of those germs, which is especially important right now.

5. Stay Home if You're Sick

Don't put others at risk if you're sick. That seems like common sense, but consider using a delivery service if there's something you really need. Many of the small businesses in your community are working hard to get through this. The last thing they need is for their employees to get sick because a customer went out when they shouldn't have.

6. Be Patient

In many cases, businesses are working at a dramatically reduced capacity. There's a good chance that you'll experience longer waits or encounter out-of-stock items.They want nothing more than to be able to meet your needs. When they can't, extend a little grace and patience, remembering that they're working hard to stay open and serve their community.

7. Say Thank You

 A simple thank you can go a long way to spreading a little gratitude and goodwill. Which, as opposed to spreading germs, is something we could all use a little more of right now.