WINNETKA, IL — The economic impact of the new coronavirus has been unprecedented. Record numbers of workers have been laid off, and many businesses have been forced to shutter under the statewide stay-at-home order aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.
Small businesses that depend on foot traffic and in-person customer interactions have been especially hard hit. Some local businesses are still offering delivery, pick-up, remote services and transactions at a distance to continue to serve the Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield communities.
Last week, we put a call out on Winnetka-Glencoe Patch to local businesses with a request to provide an update on their current status, offer details on how customers can continue to patronize them and to let the community know how they can best help during these challenging times.
Some of the local businesses who responded so far:
- Becker Animal Hospital, 322 W. Frontage Road, is keeping regular hours by appointment only, asking any patrons to call before entering the building.
- Bleachers Sports Music & Framing, 557 Chestnut St., is offering online sales via its website with curbside pickup and delivery.
- Hometown Coffee & Juice, 700 Vernon Ave., is offering its full menu via a mobile app and curbside pickup.
- Kyoto Japanese Sushi Restaurant, 1064 Gage St., offers both pickup and delivery. From Tuesday through Saturday, lunch is available 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner is 4:30