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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 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.