ITHACA, N.Y. –– The latest news handed down from Albany has deemed that all non-essential businesses close their doors, effective Sunday, March 23. With that, the Ithaca Voice has compiled a list of closures and ways to support local business while staying home, and staying healthy.
- If you are a business owner and would like to be included on this list, please send your info to email@example.com
Additionally, here is the state’s guidance on what constitutes an “essential” business. If you think your business may be essential, New York state has a form for that, which can be found here.
For those who are out of work here are some resources to help.
Unemployment pay is available through the New York State Department of Labor. The state has announced a waiver to the 7-day waiting period for unemployment insurance for people who have been laid off due to the virus.
Due to recent overloads to the system due to a spike in layoffs from the outbreak, the state has set up a schedule, based on the first letter of your last name, to keep down demand.
- A – F, file your claim on Monday.
- G – N, file your claim on Tuesday.
- O – Z, file your claim on Wednesday.
- If you missed your filing day, file your claim on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
As of Wednesday, the New York State Department of Labor was experiencing systemic overload due to overwhelming amounts of new claims. The announced on Thursday an extension to hours people will be allowed to file over the phone.
Extended telephone filing hours:
- Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The department of labor has also created this step by step guide on how to file an unemployment insurance claim.
New York State Department of Labor Rapid Response Team will assist employees in re-gaining employment and potentially shorten the duration of their Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments, and overall cost. Reach out to the Southern Tier Region Rapid Response Coordinator, Vikki Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 607-741-4518.
Renters and mortgage holders are also experiencing change. For renters, all evictions are on hold during this crisis, so if you are not able to pay rent, do not move out of your house. Which is also not to say ignore the problem. Communicate with your landlord and try to work out a payment plan or restructure your rent. The governor suspended evictions through executive order which can be lifted at any time.
For mortgage holders, foreclosures have been suspended for 90 days. There is no grace period for the restructuring of your mortgage, you will not incur late fees and you will not have negative reports made to credit bureaus during that 90 day period.
NYSEG has joined utility companies across the state in agreeing to suspend utility shut-offs during the crisis. While you should continue to keep current on bills, if you have just been laid off our had your hours reduced, you may qualify for utility subsidies through the HEAP program.
Shortstop Deli continues to be open for takeout 24 hours a day. Customers can call and order ahead at (607) 273-1030, or order through Ithaca To Go. Shortstop is also a grocery store, carrying basic items like eggs, milks, butter and other essentials.
The Rook is offering takeout food and beverage Tuesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. To order, call (607) 319-0180 and visit Rookfoodanddrinks.com
Glenwood Pines, home of the famous Pines Burger, will be open for pick up only, Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will be closed on Sunday. To order, call (607) 273-3709
Their full menu is currently available but will be updating social media as things change. Beer, liquor and wine are also available.
Maxie’s Supper Club is offering Patio Pickup, Thursday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Check out maxiesithaca.com for the latest menu and call (607) 272-4136 to place your order.
Bickering Twins is closed until further notice.
Moosewood is closed until further notice. Cookbooks, gift cards and other discounted merchandise can be purchased online here with free shipping.
Asia Cuisine is offering takeout only by calling (607) 256-8818.
The Heights has curbside pick-up, takeout and delivery available Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. The menu is online, and orders can be placed over the phone at (607) 257-4144. They are offering a special to first-responders –– $8 burgers or chicken sandwiches, with fries.
Cafe Dewitt has daily soup and sandwich options available for curbside pick-up. Their Facebook page will be updated daily with specials. They also have gift certificates for sale over the phone at (607) 273-3473 or via email at email@example.com. They can take your credit card over the phone, or send you a PayPal invoice, and mail the gift certificate to you.
Gorgers Subs has takeout and gift cards available online or you can call ahead at (607) 319-5046. Delivery is available through GrubHub and Ithaca To Go.
Taste of Thai Express offers gift cards payable by phone and available for pickup with their new car hop service or by delivery. Call the restaurant for more info at (607) 272-8424
Zaza’s Cucina is offering curbside pickup. To order call (607) 273-9292.
Allechant restaurant is closed until further notice. They have gift cards available by calling (607) 288-3472 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thai Basil will remain open offering takeout, delivery and curbside pickup. Orders can be placed by calling the restaurant directly at (607) 319-4722 or online through Deliver Ithaca, Grubhub, Eatstreet, Beyond menu, and Ithaca To Go. In addition to their full food menu, beer and wine will be available for take-out and delivery.
Capital Corner is open for takeout and has delivery available through Grubhub.
Casablanca is closed until at least April 1.
Collegetown Bagels has delivery and curbside pickup available for any items at any of their locations 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This includes beer and wine. Visit their website for more information. CTB has also opened a community kitchen at their City Centre location at 301 E. State Street in downtown Ithaca. All pre-packaged soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees are now offered on a “pay what you can” basis, up to two items per person, per day.
Coltivare has curbside pick-up and delivery through Ithaca To Go.
Diamond’s has takeout available and delivery through Ithaca To Go.
Gateway Meditteranean Bistro & Grill has their lunch menu available for takeout and delivery from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ithaca Ale House has takeout available by calling (607) 256-7977. The menu is available online.
Ithaca Social Pub and Grille has takeout available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., then 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. by calling (607) 272-1000.
Just A Taste is closed until further notice.
Kilpatrick’s has takeout available through Ithaca To Go or by calling (607) 273-2632 ,Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All to-go orders can be picked up at the front desk of the Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca.
Le Cafe Cent Dix is closed until further notice.
Luna Inspired Street Food has introduced a meal prep service through their catering site. Takeout is still available online or over the phone at (607) 256-5862
Mahogany Grill is closed until further notice.
Mama Said Hand Pies has moved to online ordering frozen pies and cold soup. The menu and ordering is available online.
Mercato is closed until further notice.
Mia has pickup available from both the front and rear door 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monks on the Commons has takeout, curbside and delivery available. Their full menu, beer, wine and cider as well as new family-style options will be available every day.
One Ring Donuts has introduced their new “donut club” which is a commitment to a month of weekly donut 6 packs. More info can be found on their website.
Pizza Aroma is available for takeout and delivery.
Red’s Place is closed until further notice.
Simeon’s is open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for delivery, pick-up and curbside pick-up. Beer, wine, and liquor are now available to-go, too. Call (607) 272-2212 or (904) 545-1303 to place your order. The menu is available online.
Sushi Osaka has normal takeout and delivery available.
Oishii Bowl is open for pickup by calling (607) 319-4119 and delivery service through DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grub Hub and Ithaca To Go.
Lincoln Street Diner is offering takeout and delivery through Ithaca To Go.
The State Diner has takeout and delivery through Ithaca To Go.
Ten Forward Cafe is closed until further notice.
Alley Cat Cafe has takeout available for order online from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Carriage House Cafe has takeout, gift cards and large family-style to go via curbside pick up that can be ordered online from their website.
Sweet Melissa’s will be having All You Can Eat Soft Serve Parties for people who donate to their fundraiser here. They are delaying their soft serve shop opening to reduce the risk of having long lines.
Ithaca Beer Company will have takeout, pick-up and curbside delivery at the taproom of their entire food menu, as well as beer purchases –– available to order by phone at (607) 273-0766 during normal business hours Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. They are currently working out details with a food delivery service which should be operating by Wednesday (beer not included.) Gift Cards are always available, however, the company is also establishing an Hourly Taproom Employee Fund to help offset the financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Purchase an Ithaca Beer Gift Card through their online store and 20% of your purchase will go into the fund.
Thompson and Bleeker has pickup available from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on DoorDash, Ithaca To Go, or by calling ahead at (607) 319-0851. Wine beer cider delivery is available as well.
Viva is closed until further notice.
Waffle Frolic is open but with limited hours Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Curbside pick-up Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call directly to place your order and make a plan to pick it up in front of Cinemapolis in the loading/unloading zone on East Green Street. (607) 319-0999.
Angelheart’s Diner is closed until further notice.
Ciao! Pizza, as of Monday, March 30 will be open for dinner hours from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., daily. Serving a limited menu with wine & beer for takeout and curbside pickup. To order call (607) 257-2233
Hai Hong Restaurant is offering gift certificates and take out by phone at (607) 272-1668 and delivery through Ithaca To Go with new modified hours from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.
Ithaca Bakery is open for takeout, delivery and curbside pickup.
Souvlaki House is open for takeout. Hours are Monday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with lunch hours on Thursday and Friday 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Royal Court restaurant is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for takeout call (607) 273-3022 or for delivery call Ithaca To Go. They have wing and Burger night on Thursday, beer-battered haddock on Friday and Prime rib on Saturday, in addition to the regular menu.
Dos Amigos Food Truck will be available at 536 Thurston Avenue, Wednesday through Sunday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Plantation Bar & Grill is offering their regular menu and specials via takeout lunch, Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. through 2 p.m., and dinner Wednesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. through 8 p.m. Call (607) 273-4950
Hawi Ethiopian Cuisine is delivering and offering takeout. They are open most days, 1 or 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., to order call (607) 277-4294.
Ithaca Coffee Company is Gateway Commons location is closed. The Triphammer Marketplace location remains open as does their Airport café. They have gift cards and coffee online.
Gimme Coffee closed their locations on Wednesday and their products and gift cards available in-store and online.
Press Cafe storefront is closed. They now have free local delivery of Luminous whole bean coffee. Orders placed by Tuesday by midnight will be delivered Thursday to the greater Ithaca area. Gift cards are available for purchase online.
Nothing Nowhere is closed until further notice.
Green Street Pharmacy is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for coffee, tea, ice cream, and bagels to go.
All bars in Ithaca are closed as part of a state-wide mandate by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The Watershed is selling gift cards that can be purchased through their website here.
Lucky Hare Brewing taproom is still open weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from noon to 7 p.m. for to-go sales only. Call Ian for delivery options 610-613-8424. Free crowler cans are available with purchase of 2 or more fills, $3 Growler glass with purchase of fill,10% off all merchandise purchased online. There will be periodic deliveries of crowler cans to Press Bay (limited to styles that are currently on tap).
Nowhere Special is offering delivery service. Nowhere Special Libations Parlor is partnering with Gorgers to offer a delivery service of Gorgers foods and Nowhere Special’s specialty drinks and draft beer. Gorgers is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Nowhere Special is providing its service from 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. To place an order call 314-669-4373.
Sacred Root Kava Bar is now available for delivery in Downtown Ithaca and surrounding areas. Call 607-229-5756 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. for a delivery between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. for a delivery after 10 p.m. Credit card or PayPal payments accepted. $5 delivery fee applies.
The Cellar d’Or is accepting orders, and offering pickup service.
Both Argos Warehouse and Bar Argos are closed currently. Gift cards are available for purchase on their website. They are also still considering if they can do any form of take-out.
Liquid State Brewing Company is open for online ordering and no-contact curbside pickup in the West Green Street parking lot. This includes all 13 of their beers in 32oz Cans and 64oz Growlers as well as a variety of IPAs in 4-packs. They are also offering their Sunspot Hard Seltzer, Passionfruit CBD Water and more. Visit their online store for full list of available items and pick up times.
Cinemapolis has gift cards available on their website.
Hangar Theatre Company has 2020 Summer Mainstage or KIDDSTUFF subscriptions available for purchase on their website.
Mama Goose has launched a new online store. Purchases (including gift cards) can be made over the phone at 609-269-0600. Items will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. They’re also offering a personal shopping service, so customers call and request what they want. All Mama online purchases can be picked up at the store for free by calling and scheduling a time for pick-up.
Mimi’s Attic customers can shop online from their Facebook page or Instagram page. All purchases can be made over the phone (including for gift certificates) at 607-882-9038. They are also offering a personal shopping service, so customers call and be rung out over the phone. This includes new and used products. Items can be picked up in-store, or delivered through in-home delivery or curbside delivery.
Alphabet Soup has the option for people to shop online. Orders for toys or gift certificates can also be done over the phone. Don’t forget to check them out on Instagram –– they’ll be posting a ‘Play of the Day’ on social media with ideas for parents to keep kids busy, creative and having fun while schools are closed.
Buffalo Street Books is closed until further notice.
The Bloomwell has gift cards available for purchase online at thebloomwell.com.
Transformations has gift certificates can be purchased online, or over the phone at 607-277-3943.
East Hill Antiques will be closed until further notice. They will continue to post finds on Instagram and Facebook. If anyone wants more info or would like to purchase something, you can message them on those platforms or by email at email@example.com. Delivery of items can be arranged.
Homegrown Skateshop will continue to run the shop online, and for the time being, shipping on all online orders will be free anywhere in the country.
Indigo Rose storefront is closed. However, e-gift cards are still available online.
One World Market has gift cards available for purchase by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Petrune is closed temporarily through April 8. The phone number for virtual shopping is 607-277-1930, and items for sale are posted on their social media pages. Gift cards are available online.
Sunny Days has gift cards available by calling 607-592-1123 or emailing email@example.com.
Health and Wellness
Journey 333 is offering exercise classes through virtual fitness programs hosted on Zoom and is also offering non-members a virtual workout for free. Find out more on their website
Awaken Acupuncture is offering virtual sessions and gift cards available via the website. If you have any questions, email dana@awakenacupunctureithaca.
Mighty Yoga is offering online classes using Zoom and a Daily Morning Meditation offering on Facebook Live.
Blackbird Studio is offering both Live classes and prerecorded classes of yoga, barre and pilates on their website.
Flourish and Flow yoga is offering five weekly live yoga classes for donations on their Facebook page (which are archived and available to view after the live stream) and will be offering a video zoom yoga class this weekend with several of their instructors teaching from their homes.
Infinity Athletics are offering gift cards for training, online nutrition programming, video workouts, as well as online training.