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Helping Restaurants That Have Been Forced to Close to the Public

    • 1093 posts
    March 16, 2020 3:47 PM PDT

    Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has mandated that all bars and restaurants in the state close to the public.

    In our small town, that puts a lot of mom-and-pop businesses in jeopardy through no fault of their own.

    Our stations are taking a two-fold approach: 1) we're urging listeners to support these local businesses by ordering take-out or delivery, and 2) we're offering to advertise for free the restaurants that are offering take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery. Here's an example of what we're airing.

    Over in Seattle, one of the city's iconic restaurants is doing a complete make-over to stay afloat. Read the article from Fast Company here. It might inspire an idea or two for restaurants in your town.

    • 1093 posts
    March 17, 2020 4:25 PM PDT

    Our City administration just sent out a bulletin to inform restaurants of the City's willingness to create temporary Pick Up (No Parking) Zones in front of restaurants, to facilitate curbside service. It's a great example of city government acting for the good of the community. Worth knowing and sharing.

     

    The City of Pullman is offering to create temporary pick-up zones for any dining venue offering take-out during this moratorium on dine-in service due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
    The Public Works Director has the authority to establish a “No Parking – Loading Zone”.
    If you are a restaurant offering pick-up and are interested in establishing a temporary pick-up zone in front of your store, please simply email  Gary.Jenkins@pullman-wa.gov with your business name, primary contact and address to start the process.
    The city is committed to processing these as quickly as possible once a request has been submitted.