Tips for small businesses to secure their premises during a close down related to COVID 19

Tips for brick and mortar to secure their premises during a close down related to COVID 19, from the International Downtown Association.

 

SAFETY CHECKLIST FOR BUSINESSES

For businesses whose operations are closed during this time, Ottawa Police have created a safety checklist to ensure your shop or restaurant remains secure. Police recommend the following guidelines:

 

  • Keep the lights on
  • Remove ALL cash and receipts
  • Do not leave any valuables clearly visible or accessible
  • All safes and tills should be emptied and moved off-site for safe storage
  • Keep all cash drawers open to show that nothing is in the drawers
  • All ATM’s should be emptied and moved off-site for safe storage
  • All alcohol products removed from bar and put in secured storage areas (no alcohol left visible from outside)
  • Consider posting “NO CASH or Valuables on Premises” signage
  • Deactivate all scheduled FOB door openings (ie. Cleaners, deliveries, etc)
  • Disconnect all kitchen gas lines from their gas source
  • Make regular site visits to monitor your shop/business and to manage inventory and storage conditions (consider scattering the times this is done to not establish a pattern)

Uptown Businesses Still Offering Goods and Services in a Safe Way During Covid-19

Uptown Restaurants Offering Take-Out
(contact restaurant to inquire into delivery options if not stated)

Vito’s  – Take-Out and Delivery only

Taco Pica – Take-Out only

Rogue Coffee – Free Delivery via Facebook, Instagram or phone (696.3150)

Java Moose Coffee – Online ordering and web services will continue as usual.

Thandi Restaurant – Take-Away services available

Big Tide Brewing Company – Can Sales and Take-Out available 11am-2pm, 5pm-8pm

Pomodori Pizzeria – Open with limited hours of operation for Take-Out/Online Orders only. Now offering Curb-side Delivery. We will be open noon-8 pm.  Online orders can be made via this LINK.

Picaroons General Store – Open 10am-6pm, Take-Out only

East Coast Bistro – Take-Out orders today until 7:00pm for pick up next day from 12:00-7:00pm from reduced menu of signature items. Email manager@eastcoastbistro.com or call 696-3278 to place your order

Pizza Hut – Take-Out and Delivery

Naan-ya Business – Still open with updated hours; Monday to Thursday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Also – You can call and pre-order for pick up or order through skip the dishes or door dash.

The Infusion Tea Room – Offering Take-Out

The Baking Stone – Open daily from 11 am to 3 pm.  Breads will continue to be baked daily. Payment preferences will be debit or credit.  Should you wish to stay outside the building they will be happy to slide your order through our window on South Market Street.  Preorders would be most appreciated so they can keep up with the demand for breads.

Ethel & Mary’s – Delivery Service to the South End/Waterloo Village/Uptown region! Starting tomorrow March 19th – accepting orders by phone from 9am to 11am. Orders will be delivered between 4pm-5pm.  Phone 506.642.4414

Jeremiah’s Deli – Delivery Service Available – Sandwiches, Deli Meat, Cheese, Desserts.  Phone 658.0188

Taste of Egypt – Take-Out Service and Delivery Available.  Phone  657.0003

 

 

Retail Businesses Offering Online Orders/Other

Paddington Station

Staff will be available from 10 to 3 daily for phone orders (506-635-8106)& will be responding to FB requests during our regular business hours.

There will be frequent posts daily on FB and Instagram to keep you updated on new product & old favourites to keep all those little ones happy at home.

Free delivery is available in the greater Saint John & surrounding areas.

Every effort will be made to deliver product within 24 hours of purchase.

 

Heartbreak Boutique

Free shipping/local delivery on all on-line orders over $50

 

Jones Gallery

Following the lead of art museums around the world and bring you (via all the online means!) all the art we can muster. Caleb (from his office at the gallery) and Sarah (from the studio) will be sending out daily – or sometimes more than daily – short videos about all kinds of art-related things, about our artists, work in the gallery, art history, living with art… There’s a long list!

Sarah will be producing an Isolation Broadcast from the studio where she’ll show you what she’s working on every day. You can see that on the Jones Studio Instagram as well as the Jones Gallery SJ Facebook.

 

Lordon

Easy On-Line shopping with free next day delivery to lovely locals and also waive all Canadian shipping fees.  Website LINK.

 

The Urban Shoe Myth

Easy On-Line Shopping with free next-day local delivery, and shipping to out of town customers.  Website LINK.

 

Bubbles & Balms

FREE delivery service to all community members residing within 25km on the Saint John City Market – deliveries every Tuesday and Friday afternoon.  Website LINK.

 

The Corn Crib

Encouraging customers to call in orders to the store at (506) 642-2729 and purchase your goods over the phone for quick pick-up. We can also bring your order to the door if needed.

 

Boutique Zekera

Working on an On-Line Store – to go live shortly.  If you need product or have orders you can call 506 849-6375 or direct message on social media. Offering free local delivery and shipping is available for orders outside of the retail locations immediate radius.

 

TUCK Studio

Shop online or purchase a gift card for future in-store use. ⁠ Also, TUCK employees are readily available by email (hello@tuckstudio.ca) and phone (1 506 642 9692) throughout the day, all week.  Website LINK.

 

Cobalt Art Gallery

Offering online purchases, local delivery and shipping options.

 

Dave Shoots, Bookseller

Offering On-line Sales.  Website LINK.

 

Good Fibrations

Although closed to street traffic, there is an online store and are also filling requests via Fb page. Website/Online Store LINK.

 

Visitors Shop + Gallery

Shop online and on Instagram. Visitors posts daily new arrivals @shopvisitors. Find it in their stories with full details on how to purchase. Payments are processed online securely through PayPal, and over the phone by calling 506 642-1360 (10:30 am – 5:30 pm).
A web exclusive spring capsule collection launches on Friday, March 20th, at shopvisitors.ca. Explore and collect art and apparel by Hailey Guzik, or purchase in-store gift cards online. New items added daily. Visitors provides in-store pick up, local delivery and shipping worldwide. Sign up for the Visitors newsletter and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your first online order! Gift cards also available to purchase over the phone.
Shipping Available.

We will be available for phone orders 658-1091 from 11:00am-3:00pm Monday – Friday.
We may also be reached by email  (walshluggage@nb.aibn.com). E-mails will be checked on a regular basis.
Don’t forget that we have timeless Gift Certificates available for that special occasion, or if you just want to lift somebody’s spirits during these trying times.
Payments for phone orders may be made by Visa or Mastercard. Drive-by pickup at the Trade & Convention Center doors may be arranged, and delivery will also be considered.

 

Pete’s Frootique – Delivery Available.  Uptown $5, City-wide $10

 

Pristine – Check out the Insta Shop on Instagram – @thepristinestore ! Free local delivery.

 

The Feel Good Store – Open for e-transfer/curbside pick ups. Tues-Friday 10am-3pm to do your shopping. Give me a call at 657-6249 or email feelgoodsj@gmail.com to arrange orders.

 

Services

Saint John Free Public Library – Audio Books and EBooks available via this LINK.

New Brunswick Museum – Visit the New Brunswick Museum virtual exhibitions via this LINK.

 

 

City Market Businesses Currently Still Open:

North Market Seafood (7:30am-4pm)
Pete’s Frootique (7:30am-6pm)
H&S Meats (7:30am-6pm)
Naan Ya Business (10:30am-6pm)
The Infusion Tearoom (11am-3pm)
Howard’s Convenience (7:30am-6pm)

 

(information subject to change)

Statement from Uptown Saint John Inc. – your local Business Improvement Association.  Supporting our local businesses always.

 

Uptown Saint John Inc. your local Business Improvement Association (BIA) is currently making our best effort to provide additional social media coverage from our local businesses as they continue to make adjustments in response to #COVID-19.  We ask that you check before you head out to businesses for their hours and offerings. 

Please continue to support our small shops and restaurants as much as you can. We have noticed many restaurants jumping to services like Skip the Dishes and offering door to door delivery as well as take out. There are many shops who are asking for support through online and gift card purchasing, this is a very difficult time especially for our small businesses, support in the best way you can

The BIA will not be conducting any further marketing and/or event type initiatives at this time. The Annual General Meeting to be held at the end of April will be reassessed closer to the date. Currently, the venue is closed. We are collaborating with other BIA’s across Canada through webinars and email discussions on future additional support. #strongertogether 

 

The USJI board of directors and staff are monitoring #COVID-19 and are following our direction from the Chief Public Health officer.  

For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to the following below:
www.gnb.ca/coronavirus

It is important for everyone to be prepared and to do their best to slow down the spread of the virus.

 

Thank you

Nancy Tissington
Executive Director 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Events, March 13-15 & 17 – Special St. Paddy’s Day Edition

Friday, March 13

Rogue Waves -Bae of Fundy Pop Up Craft Sale
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Rogue Coffee

Angelo Tsarouchas, The Funny Greek
8:00 pm at Punch Lines Comedy Club

Designosaur, Guilhem, Matty Grace, Sadie, Subtle
10:00 pm – 2:00 am at Taco Pica

Fundy Fringe Lottery Party
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm at the Saint John Theatre Company

Dj J Demi
11:00 pm – 2:00 am at McGill’s

2nd Annual BAS Formal Awards Banquet
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

FNM – Mystery Booster Draft (Release)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Heroes’ Beacon

Live Friday Night Entertainment featuring Frank James
7:30 pm at Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

Front Stage Friday
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Uncork Saint John Food and Drink Tour
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, tour begins at King Square

Radio Factory, Live
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

The Stiff and The Dead Dinner Theatre
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at Water Street Dinner Theatre

Saint John Home Show
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm at TD Station

 


Saturday, March 14

The 30th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Breakfast 
9:00 am – 1:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

James Mullinger Live
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Imperial Theatre

Wine, Women & Song
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The BMO Studio Theatre

Kombucha Launch Party
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at The Offline Board Game Cafe

Plant Medicine Making Workshop
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Catapult Coffee & Studio

Pen Cap Chew (Nirvana Tribute), Twisted Minds & Guït
8:00 pm – 2:00 am at The Panic Room

Angelo Tsarouchas, The Funny Greek
8:00 pm at Punch Lines Comedy Club

Houses in the Fog: Saint John Stories by Saint John Authors
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

High Rollers D&D Club (EN)
10:00 am – 4:45 pm at The Saint John Free Public Library

O’Leary’s Matinee
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

The Stiff and The Dead Dinner Theatre
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at Water Street Dinner Theatre

The Auric Field & Calming Stress
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm at The Yoga Co-Op

Live Performance by Brian Borcherdt (of Holy F**k/Dusted)
8:30 at BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

African Caribbean Society – Celebrating Excellence
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Kent Theatre

Saturday Social
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

Radio Factory, Live
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

O’Leary’s Open Mic Set
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons
10:00 am – 12:00 pm at BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe and Tap Room/The Uptowner

Uncork Saint John Food and Drink Tour
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, tour begins at King Square

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, tour begins at the Saint John City Market

Saturdays with DJ Del & Friends
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Callie’s Pub

Newcomers/Conversation en anglais pour nouveau arrivants (en)
12:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

Saint John Home Show
10:00 pm – 8:00 pm at TD Station

 


Sunday, March 15

 

Pete’s Pub St. Paddy’s Dash 
11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Pete’s Pub

International Women’s Day Empowerment Forum
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Taproom and The Uptowner

NBYO Concert in Saint John
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at The Imperial Theatre

Sunday Night Karaoke Party with Matt Curie
9:00 pm at The R-Bar

Movies for Adults
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

High Rollers D&D Club | Club de donjons et dragons (EN)
1:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

Saint John Beer Tour
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Various Uptown Locations

Saint John Home Show
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at TD Station

 

 


  Tuesday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day!!   

Saint Patrick’s Day Irish Whisky Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Thandi Restaurant

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
11:00 am – 2:00 am at Churchill’s Bar & Pub

St. Patrick’s Day at O’Leary’s Pub
11:30 am – 2:00 am at O’Leary’s Pub

King of the Wing: St. Patrick’s Day at Gahan House
11:30 am – 10:00 pm at Gahan House Port City

Uke4U – St. Patrick’s Day Concert
2:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

Tom & Mary Noel
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Taco Pica Restaurant

 

Weekend Events, March 6-8

Friday, March 6

Innovation Week
9:00 am – 5:00 pm at The New Brunswick Museum

Wildlife Festival – Meet the Animals
10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

Rogue Waves – DumpsterMother w Dumpster Cub & DenMother
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Rogue Coffee

Trent McClellan’s Hunt for Happiness Comedy Tour
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm at the Imperial Theatre

Dj J Demi
11:00 pm – 2:00 am at McGill’s

Live Friday Night Entertainment featuring Don’t Tell Roy
7:30 pm at Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

Front Stage Friday
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Uncork Saint John Food and Drink Tour
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, tour begins at King Square

Homegrown, Live
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

French Conversation Lunch
12:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

 


Saturday, March 7

Wildlife Festival – Meet the Animals
10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

Weave Your Own Wallhanging
9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Good Fibrations

Potterathon (8 weeks, 8 movies, $8/show)
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm at The New Brunswick Museum

Innovation Week
10:00 am – 5:00 pm at The New Brunswick Museum

Elm City String Quartet
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Jones Gallery

The Drift
10:00 pm – 12:30 am at the Five and Dime

EMO Night Saint John – Spring Break
10:00 pm at McGill’s

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Drummondville Voltigeurs
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at TD Station

Saturday Social
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at The Saint John Free Public Library

High Rollers D&D Club (EN)
10:00 am – 4:45 pm at The Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Matinee Open Mic with Marcel and Christine
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

HB’s STAR WARS X-Wing 2020 Spring Store Championship
10:30 am – 5:30 pm at Heroes’ Beacon

O’Leary’s Open Mic Set
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Homegrown, Live
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons
10:00 am – 12:00 pm at BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe and Tap Room/The Uptowner

Uncork Saint John Food and Drink Tour
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, tour begins at King Square

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, tour begins at the Saint John City Market

Saturdays with DJ Del & Friends
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Callie’s Pub

Newcomers/Conversation en anglais pour nouveau arrivants (en)
12:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

 


Sunday, March 8

International Women’s Day, hosted by PRUDE Inc.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

Innovation Week
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at The New Brunswick Museum

Wildlife Festival – Meet the Animals
10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

Fundraiser Mediterranean Meals with Chef Ehab
9:00 am – 11:00 am at Taste of Egypt

Blues Dance Intro Lessons and Social
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Taco Pica

Bibliocinéma
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

High Rollers D&D Club | Club de donjons et dragons (EN)
1:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library

Saint John Beer Tour
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Various Uptown Locations