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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  
downtownevanston.org/homefitness
 

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 lbrown@downtownevanston.org to share any updates about your business. You can also access business resources at
evanstonedge.com/


Patisserie Coralie Staff Go Fund Me

Patisserie Coralie Staff Go Fund Me

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Bookends & Beginnings

Bookends & Beginnings

Bookends & Beginnings has started a GoFundMe site to assist their employees during this time and is also donating 10% of total donations of your donation with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation —BINC—a nonprofit foundation that gives life-sustaining grants to individual booksellers and bookstores across the country facing a crisis. Thank you for your support! 

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NaKorn Kitchen Go Fund Me to Cook Meals for those in Need & To Help Staff

NaKorn Kitchen Go Fund Me to Cook Meals for those in Need & To Help Staff

While Nakorn has closed it's doors for now, they set up a GoFundMe to help raise money to donate their time and kitchen to cooking meals for those in need and find a way help our non-management staff pay their bills during this time when they are not earning their regular pay.

All contributions to this GoFundMe will be used for ONLY two things: (1) food and supplies; and (2) supporting our non-management staff with payments to them equivalent to their normal wage for their time in support of this effort. Click below to learn more. 

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Buffalo Joes

Buffalo Joes

Buffalo Joe's will be open and offer curbside pickup, however their staff will experience reduced hours due to the limited hours and ability to serve customers. The uncertainty adds angst to their staff and their families, who are already burdened with this financial hardship. If you have the means and would like to ease their burden please support Buffalo Joe's staff. All proceeds will go directly to our hourly staff. We will match all donations up to $10,000. 

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Prairie Moon Employee Relief Fund

Prairie Moon Employee Relief Fund

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Studio SLK GoFundMe

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Celtic Knot Employee Fund

Celtic Knot Employee Fund

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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge

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Found GoFundMe for Employees

Found GoFundMe for Employees

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Smylie Brothers Hourly Employee Virtual Tip Jar

Smylie Brothers Hourly Employee Virtual Tip Jar

Smylie Brothers is closed for regular service and operating on a to-go basis only.  They have a skeleton crew that unfortunately leaves much of our hosts, servers, bartenders, support, and BOH staff out of work. This campaign is to help provide additional support for our dedicated staff. All funds donated will be split among all current hourly staff members who are unable to work.  Every little bit helps. They've also added a few fun (optional) incentives for those who choose to chip in a little extra. 

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Frida's Evanston Go Fund Me

Frida's Evanston Go Fund Me

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Kansaku Employee Relief Fund

Kansaku Employee Relief Fund

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Farmhouse Evanston Employee Fundraiser

Farmhouse Evanston Employee Fundraiser

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The Barn Steakhouse Employee Relief Fund

The Barn Steakhouse Employee Relief Fund

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Viet Nom Nom Employee Go Fund Me

Viet Nom Nom Employee Go Fund Me

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