During this time of immense change in our daily lives, we encourage you to remember our many small businesses in downtown and throughout our community and to continue supporting them while keeping your distance. Read below for ideas on how to continue to support businesses.
** For a list of restaurants offering delivery and/or curbside pickup, go to downtownevanston.org/foodtogo
** For a list of essential retails stores that are still open, retail stores that have online shops and/or are hosting online events, please visit downtownevanston.org/shoponline
** For a list of fitness studios offering online workouts, visit
WAYS TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING EVANSTON'S SMALL BUSINESSES
** While all restaurants are closed for dining in, most are still offering curb-side pick up and delivery. If you can, consider tipping the same amount as you would if you were dining in.**
** Shop online. While retail stores are now closed, many still have online shopping available.**
** If you do not need anything specific at the moment but still want to support local, buy gift cards to spend later in our various storefront businesses. **
** If you are in a position to continue to pay your gym or other memberships, please do so. Those funding streams will help our small businesses.**
** Share why you love our local businesses on social media and tag us @downtownevanston on Instagram and Facebook so that we can share the support. Use #downtownevanston #weloveevanston and #shopevanston #evanstoneats to help share the support for our local economy.
** Take the time to give businesses positive reviews on Yelp, Google and others.**
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Some of our businesses have created GoFundMe sites to help raise money for their employees that are being impacted by these changes.
If you are a business, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to share any updates about your business. You can also access business resources at