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COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

Everything continues to change on a daily basis, as we adjust our lives to better keep ourselves and loved ones safe and healthy as coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts our community. Social distancing has changed the way we work, communicate, and take care of everyday tasks. This has a huge impact on local businesses, from specialty retailers to bars and restaurants.

This page will serve as a resource for several groups:

  • Those looking to support local businesses
  • Those spending time at home to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19
  • Small business owners

Support Local Businesses!

This is trying time for all of us. In an effort to come together, one thing we can do, is continue to support local businesses by utilizing those that have carryout/delivery options, as well as doing online shopping at specialty retailers and purchasing gift cards from local businesses.


Carryout/Delivery Options

The following downtown restaurants are offering carry-out and/or delivery options.

The Banks:

BurgerFi – Carry-out and delivery. 161 E. Freedom Way. (513) 832-2817

Condado Tacos – Carry-out and delivery.195 E. Freedom Way. (513) 263-1172

Jimmy John’s – Carry-out and delivery. 171 E. Freedom Way. (513) 381-4800

Joella’s Hot Chicken – Carry-out and delivery. 180 E. Freedom Way. (513) 345-6786

Pies & Pints – Carry-out and delivery. 56 W. Freedom Way. (513) 721-7437

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Curbside carry-out. 100 E. Freedom Way. (513) 381-0491

Street Corner Market at The Banks – Carry-out.160 Marian Spencer Way. (513) 421-1414

Taste of Belgium – Carry-out, delivery and curbside pick-up. 16 W. Freedom Way. (513) 396-5800

Yard House – Carry-out. 95 E. Freedom Way. (513) 381-4071


Central Business District:

 

AT580 Market – Carry-out service, online ordering, and DoorDash. Offering grocery items in-store. 580 Walnut Street (Plaza Level). (513) 873-9268

Bridges Nepali Cuisine – Carry-out.133 E. Court Street. (513) 978-9055

Bru Burger - Carry-out, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 41 E. 6th Street. (513) 463-6003

Café de Paris – Carry-out and delivery. 17 Garfield Place. (513) 651-1919

Cafe de Vine – Carry-out and delivery. 41 E. Fourth Street. (513) 241-4448

Crown Republic Gastropub – Carry-out, delivery, and curbside pick-up. They are also offering pasta dinner kits that can be made at home. Options include pasta with red sauce ($22), pasta with bolognese ($25), kale or Caesar salad ($10), minestrone soup ($9) and pints of cookie dough ($8). 720 Sycamore Street. (513) 246-4272

Corkopolis – Carry-out wine bottles and curbside pick-up. 640 Main Street. (513) 381-3752

CRZY Monk ­– Carry-out and delivery. 627 Main Street. (513) 721-6665

Graeter’s – Carry-out. 511 Walnut Street. (513) 381-4191

Haru Korean Restaurant – Offering free delivery to anywhere downtown ($20 minimum), as well as carry-out and delivery outside of downtown via DoorDash. 628 Vine Street. (513) 381-0947

Lalo – Carry-out and delivery. 709 Main Street. (513) 381-5256

Mazunte Centro – Carry-out and delivery. 611 Main Street. (513) 785-0000

NadaCarry-out. 600 Walnut Street. (513) 721-6232

On-the-Rhine Eatery (inside Kroger, second floor) - Carry-out and delivery. 100 E. Court Street. (513) 263-5900

Prime Cincinnati – Carry-out service and delivery. Offering a promotion for the “Jack Burger” for $10. 580 Walnut Street. (513) 579-0720

Rusconi Pizza - Carry-out. 126 W. 6th Street. (513) 721-2253

Sleepy Bee Cafe – Carry-out available from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 8 E. Fourth Street. (513) 381-2339

Sotto – Carry-out. Offering 50% off bottled beer & wines on all carryout orders. They will also have two items on the menu from neighboring restaurant, Boca: Scallop and brussels sprouts, and the Boca Burger. 118 E. Sixth Street. (513) 977-6886

Street City PubCarry-out and delivery. Specials include a $5 Burger all day every day and all weekly specials are now available for carryout, like Taco Tuesday, Half-Salad Wednesday, Steak Thursday, and Fish Fry Friday. 580 Walnut Street. (513) 873-7529

The Silver Ladle – Carry-out and delivery. 580 Walnut St. (513) 834-7650


Over-the-Rhine

The OTR Chamber has a comprehensive list of bars and restaurants offering carryout and/or delivery, as well as a listing of retailers offering online sales and free delivery options.

Findlay Market 
For meats, spices, produce, bread and more, you can have all of these items safely delivered to your house or ready for a quick pick up at the market through the Findlay Market Shopping App.This service is offered Tuesday through Friday, and the app is available for download on the App Store or you can get it on Google Play.

Vendors at Findlay Kitchen have been working hard to meet the needs of the community, putting together special menus and meal ideas, with offerings from Babushka PierogiesTablespoon Cooking Co.Makers Bakers Co.The Passion PlateHeirloom Chef & Bailey Family Catering, LLC. Menus include pierogies, lasagna, pies, cheesecake, baked ziti, curry chicken burgers, flank steak, cookies and more - visit findlaykitchen.org/meal-service to view the offerings and ordering information.

Blue Oven Bakery will also be open 6 days a week at the market. 

 

Resources for Those at Home

Local organizations are providing virtual activities for those at home who still want to explore Cincinnati. See below for a list of things you can do while self-isolating in your home.

Complete your online census. Only 77% of Hamilton County residents completed the 2010 census, costing us $34 billion in federal funding that went to other communities.

Do you miss Fiona and the rest of your favorite animals already? The Cincinnati Zoo created Home Safari, a series of Facebook Live videos where website visitors will see one of the zoo's amazing animals, along with an activity you can do at home. Videos will stream live at 3 p.m. daily, and those who don't have social media can check out the Cincinnati Zoo YouTube page.

Taft Museum of Art offers virtual tours on its YouTube page. You can browse by playlist or videos for your regular dose of art and culture. 

ArtsWave is sponsoring Mindful Music Moments for those who need a little zen. Sign up for 10 weeks of mindful meditation to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, delivered to you daily.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is offering daily lessons and activities available for homeschooling, craft ideas, playlists and more on its Learning at Home page. The CSO Facebook Page and Educator Network Facebook Page will also have daily posts for cultural inspiration and virtual listening. 

If you miss the gym or your weekly yoga class, free workout are available, courtesy of The Central Parkway YMCA's My Virtual Y.

Local Business Resources: 

We understand that this is a very difficult time for every small business.  There continues to be great uncertainty as the COVID-19 situation evolves on a daily basis.  The rapidly changing situation makes developing concrete action plans difficult. The length and severity of impact cannot be determined at this time, nor the full extent of resources that will be available both publicly and privately to support small businesses.  However, there is some information available on support programs already in place via the State of Ohio. We will continue to update this list as we receive additional information.

 

Expanded Unemployment Insurance

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services – Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Bartender Assistance– https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap

 

Support for Small Businesses & Non-Profit Organizations

The Ohio Development Services Agency is preparing to submit an application in the coming week to qualify Ohio for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This program provides low-interest loans up to $2 million in order to help businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue during the state of emergency.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Non-profit organizations in Ohio will also be eligible for low-interest loans through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. In order to complete the state’s application, businesses impacted by the current public health crisis should immediately send their contact information to BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.gov. Additional information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available at SBA.gov/Disaster.

COVID-19 Resource Hub - The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber provides a comprehensive list of resources for businesses, updated regularly with the latest developments. 

COVID-19 Business Resource Guide - The Hamilton County Development Corporation (HCDC) has created a local resource guide for businesses on assistance programs from federal and state agencies, and other available programs to help local businesses.

WCPO has provided a list of businesses that are allowed to operate during the Shelter in Place order by Governor DeWine. See a list of "essential businesses" here.

WCPO has also compiled a list of FAQs and other resources here. 

 

One-time Liquor Buyback 

The Ohio Department of Commerce will immediately begin offering a one-time liquor buyback option to support bars and restaurants. This will especially aid those establishments that have stocked up on high-proof liquor ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday for which they now have no use, due to their closure to in-house patrons.

Bars and restaurants wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should return their unopened, high-proof liquor products (obtained within the past 30 days) to the agency where they purchased the product. This opportunity is also extended to those with temporary (F2) permits for events scheduled between March 12 and April 6, 2020. If a business has questions about this program, they should reach out directly to the Liquor Enterprise Service Center (LESC) at 1(877)812-0013 or by emailing   OhioLiquorInfo@Com.Ohio.gov.

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