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GSBA Members Offer Creative Promotions for Social Distancing

by GSBA Staff
| Mar 13, 2020

With their regular patrons working from home and practicing social distancing, small businesses - especially those in the food & hospitality industry - have come up with fun promotions to allow customers to support their neighborhood businesses, while also remaining safe.

Olmste(a)d

The newly-established American-style hotspot on Broadway is offering "Sidewalk Service" for any item off its menu. Just call in your order (206-557-4201) and they'll meet you at your car with their payment systems and tonight's dinner.

Madres Kitchen

Feed your body and soul with freshly-made and locally-sourced rotating herbivore and carnivore pick-up or delivery meal combos from Madres Kitchen.

Amaxra

To make working from home easier, Amaxra will help businesses that don't already utilize Microsoft 365 or Microsoft Teams access Microsoft's six-month free trial, in addition to guidance on using Team. Click here to inquire about this offer.

Cherry Street Coffee House

Missing your favorite cafe go-to? Cherry Street is open for mobile and take-out orders at all of their locations, with most shops closing at 3:00 PM. 

Ethan Stowell Restaurants 

Starting on March 19, Tavolata - Capitol Hill will offer take-out and curbside pick-up from 5:00 - 8:00 PM seven days a week. Starting on March 20, How to Cook a Wolf, Red Cow, and Rione XIII will also begin offering these same services during 5:00 - 8:00 PM seven days a week.

The Catering Company

Choose from chilli lime chicken, chicken teriyaki, beef stroganoff, and more when you order dinner for the whole family. Best of all, these nutritious meals are delivered free of charge.

Mamnoon

Gift cards purchased between now and May will have an extra 20% added on. Mamnoon's menu is also available for delivery via Caviar.

Hi Spot Cafe

The Ballard-based cafe is serving up a limited menu for breakfast and lunch for take-out orders.

Broadcast Coffee Roasters

Order a pound or two of beans from Broadcast online, and they'll ship it to you for free! In addition, Broadcast is offering a $7.50 to-go weekday-breakfast special at their Jackson St. location. Click above to order your breakfast online, and it'll be ready to go by the time you get there.

Cafe Flora

One of the nation's oldest vegetarian restaurants, Cafe Flora, has put together a special menu of brunch, lunch, and dinner favorites for delivery. One of Flora's famous cinnamon rolls are guaranteed to lift your spirits.

Indi Chocolate

If you're hibernating at home, you'll definitely want to make sure you have plenty of chocolate in supply. This Pike Place Market chocolate shop's online store has everything you'll need. 

Repair Revolution

Car trouble? Repair Revolution will pick up your car, fix it up, and drop it back off at your home.

Terra Plata

Even if you can't make it in for dinner now, purchase a gift card above to use to use when this all blows over. Terra Plata has also started offering pick-up and delivery options, making for a perfect date-night-in.

Cone & Steiner

Running low on supplies? Did you already blow through all your candy and sweets? Stock back up by ordering online for pickup or delivery from Cone & Steiner.

Two Doors Down

Grab a burger and a growler of beer by calling in your order to 206-324-2337 and pick it up curbside. Beer must be picked up inside for age-verification, and all transactions are card-only. In addition, every Monday in March, laid-off restaurant industry workers can call-in for a free Classic Burger with fries to-go (based on the honor system).

Crown Plaza Hotel

If you've lost internet at home, or need another safe place to work remotely from, the Crown Plaza Hotel has workspaces available at a highly-discounted rate for up to eight hours of use. Each room includes a coffee-maker and refrigerator, high-speed WiFi, spacious work desk, and more. 

Descendant Cellars

Stock your cellars for your quarantine by ordering wine shipment to anywhere in King, Pierce, or Snohomish Counties, courtesy Descendant Cellars. Orders can be placed here and shipping fees will be refunded.

Capitol Cider

Capitol Cider is currently offering curbside pickup - including family-style menu options. Capitol Cider's menu is also entirely gluten-free!

Elliott Bay Book Company

Curl up with a good book during your quarantine, courtesy Elliott Bay Book Company, who've currently moved all sales to online and phone.

Optimism Brewing Co.

Optimism Brewing has launched an online pick-up platform for folks to order in a growler of their favorite brews, and stop by to pick it up.

Nuflours

Capitol Hill-based gluten-free bakery Nuflours is open for pickup with limited hours (Thursday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM) and delivery (Grubhub & Caviar, Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM). Online orders can be made anytime.

Marination & Super Six

Marination & Super Six's delectible caramel sauce is a must for anyone working from home with a bit of a sweet tooth. Their online store carries limited dry goods, merch, gift cards, and their famous coconut cream pie can also be ordered for pickup at Super Six.

Tulio

Ordering delivery has never been easier with Tulio providing 20% off phone-in delivery and a 25% additional boost to any gift card purchase - making any $100 gift card $125.

If you're a GSBA Member and are offering a current promotion to support your business during the COVID-19 outbreak, send us the information about your promotion here to be featured.

This story was written using information from Intentionalist, Seattle Met, and various GSBA Member submissions.