Keep a lookout here for updates related to COVID-19 in relation to Lawrenceville businesses and community. This page will be continually updated.
Small Business Closings & Ways to Support Neighbors
It has been a difficult few weeks as we all try and stay safe and healthy together. The health and well-being of Lawrenceville residents and businesses is always our priority. During this tough time, please take a second to think about small businesses and their employees who most likely do not have the capability to work remotely to sustain their business or have now been mandated to close or alter their normal business practices.
- Buy a gift card from your favorite business to use for a later date.
- Order online from your favorite retailer.
- Order takeout or delivery directly from neighborhood restaurants.
- Once events ramp back up, share them with your network!
- If financially able, continue paying your memberships to gym or health clubs so they can continue paying their staff and will be stable enough to open once quarantine ends.
- Write a positive review of your favorite local business on social media or review sites; it could go a long way in helping them out once they’re open again.
- If you are a commercial property owner, please keep in mind that your small business tenants are at risk and consider rent freezing. Lawrenceville Corporation is working closely with state representatives and other elected officials to identify other polices and resources that can be put into place to support small business during these challenging times. If you have ideas, please don’t hesitate to email us.
How to Support Lawrenceville Businesses:
We will be keeping tabs on adjusted business practices, hours, and ways to support your local businesses in Lawrenceville. As of March 16 at 2 p.m., Governor Wolf has mandated that all non-essential businesses in Pennsylvania are ordered to close. Grocery stores, pharmacies, medical centers, and restaurant take-out will continue.
Check back here for continuous updates. If you are a Lawrenceville business and want your updated closing or supporting information listed here, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Candle Lab is currently closed.
- Hippie & French is closed for the next two weeks, but online shopping is open and you can make appointments to come in and shop over the next two weeks.
- Lawrenceville Pet Supply is open normal hours today (March 16), but will be creating a plan to operate on limited hours going forward. Stay tuned for updates on Instagram.
- Make + Matter is currently closed.
- Brambler Boutique is offering online only shopping until March 27th. Brambler will also offer free delivery for customers within 10 miles of the store. Free shipping on orders of 25$ or more.
- Von Walter & Funk is currently closed, but their online store is open. They may be rolling out future options for private appointments, curb-side pick up, etc. Stay tuned via their Instagram.
- Songbird Artistry is currently closed until the beginning of April but stay tuned for other online options at songbirdartistry.com.
- Vestis is currently closed. Their online shop is open, and free shipping is available with domestic purchases. Gift cards should also soon be available to purchase online. Appointments to visit the store are also available with advance notice.
- The Black Cat Market is going to be closed until the end of the month. Shirts and other merch are available on their website, as well as gift cards. They also have a PayPal account if you want to directly donate.
- Ruhling // Woven is currently closed, but their web store should be launching this week to show your support!
- Pavement is closed from 3/16 to 3/30 but will be offering select items on their website and social media for sale.
- Una Biologicals will be closed to the public for the next two weeks. However, they know you need your Bandits and Body Butter, so they have created several new options to better serve you. FREE Drive Thru/Pick Up for any phone or online orders from 11a-4pm daily. Call us @ 412-621-4126. Can’t get to Una? They will come to you – FREE LOCAL DELIVERY in the Pittsburgh area. Standard delivery options remain available to our friends that live far away; simply select the method right for you at check out. They appreciate your support and wish you continued Health + Happiness during this time.
- Gerbe Glass is currently closed until it is safe to reopen.
- Clarissa Boutique will be closed at least until March 30. They will continue to be available by phone or text at 412.432.3299, email at email@example.com and Instagram DM at clarissaboutiquepittsburgh.
- City Grows is closed for the rest of the month. They will be able to work out delivery options as well as mail gift cards to customers who might want to get items now or later! You can call the store at 412.781.2082 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or want local delivery!
Total Peace and Wellness will be closed until April 1st. Customers can place orders online and receive delivery service.
- Ravenwood Collective will be closed for the next two weeks, effective March 17th. If you have an appointment with an artist, they will be contacting you soon to discuss a further plan of action.
- Commonwealth Press is closed. It may take longer to fulfill shirt orders, but please continue to make purchases through their online store (especially stickers).
- Small Mall and CDCP will be closed for the next two weeks, but they encourage you to continue shopping online!
Food & Beverage:
- Reed & Co is currently open for grab and go; curbside pick up available by calling 412.605.0237. They are also available via GrubHub.
- 52nd Street Market is currently open at normal hours for your grocery needs.
- Banh Mi & Ti is currently offering take-out only for the next two weeks. Call 412-251-5030 for any orders.
- Driftwood Oven is currently closed, but working on takeout and delivery options coming soon! In the meantime, buy gift cards to get mailed to your home by calling the shop at 412 251 0253.
- Caffe D’Amore is currently open for take-out orders.
- Espresso a Mano is currently closed for the next week.
- B52 is currently open for take-out orders. Family-style meals will soon also be available to go.
- Geppetto Cafe is currently open for delivery and curbside pick up orders.
- Engine House 25 Wines has closed their tasting room dine-in options, but they are still offering bottle pick up and 20% off bottles. Contact email@example.com for more info.
- Ineffable Ca Phe is offering a flash sale ($2 off of banh mi rice bowls) from 12-3 on March 16th for frontline workers (healthcare, city employees, grocery store employees, etc). They are open for carryout and pick up otherwise.
- Burgh’ers is available for delivery and is offering take-out and catering options.
- Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream is closed for 14 days at all locations, but on Wednesday, March 18, they will be opening the Lawrenceville doors only for take-home pints only, from 3 pm-7 pm. You can also help out Millie’s by ordering pints or gift cards from their website.
- Lola’s Eatery is currently closed but has e-gift cards available for purchase.
- After 5 years of continued service, Senti will temporarily close the doors for dining in. They have created a special pick-up and delivery (via Postmates) menu for you, so they can still be of service and comfort during these difficult times. Pick-up and delivery options are available from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 12:00 – 6:00 pm Sunday. To place an order, call 412-586-4347 or use the Postmates app. AND, as a bonus, they also have wine available for purchase on pick-up orders only.
- Cinderlands will be suspending all dine-in and bar service until further notice. The Foederhouse is closed until further notice. Cinderlands will be offering canned beer to-go at the Warehouse and will have food and beer pickup and delivery options available soon.
- Ki Ramen will be open starting Wednesday, March 18th for take-out and delivery 12-9 pm. On Friday and Saturday (March 19 & 20) they will be open 12 pm- 10 pm. Additionally, Ki Ramen will carry-out six packs and wine from the bar.
- Thunderbird Music Hall & Cafe has canceled/postponed all events. The cafe bar will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. All ticket purchases for postponed events will be honored at rescheduled dates.
- The Vandal will be postponing their charity dinner, SEATED, until further notice. All tickets will be refunded. Once more, this event is postponed, not canceled.
- Mi Empanada will be offering curbside pick-up and local delivery beginning today, March 17th. They will be open 11 am-8 pm and are located at 4034 Butler Street. Call at (412) 685-5474 or visit their website to place an order.
- All Condado dining rooms are closed, but they will continue accepting pick-up + delivery orders 11 am- 10 pm.
- Bar Botanico will be making take-out available coming soon!
- Allegheny Wine Mixer will be closed until March 31st.
- Round Corner Cantina is offering pick-up and delivery via Postmates and will also be providing via GrubHub starting Wednesday, March 18th.
- Roundabout Brewery is making cans to-go available beginning Wednesday afternoon! Check their instagram for updated hours.
- Pittsburgh Fitness Project is closed for two weeks. They will be posting at-home workouts on their YouTube channel to share with folks, and they can also write out personal training programs for our personal training clients with video instruction. Click here for more info about their upcoming online workouts.
- Row House Cinema is currently closed. Help out by joining their Film Club, buying a gift certificate from their website, shop at our sister store Bierport or get Curb Side Service (popcorn, beer & candy to go). If you need babysitting, Nanny, dog walking, or any other help. They are fantastic, qualified individuals who need some income during these terrible times.
- Mister Grooming and Goods will be closed for the next 14 days, effective March 16th. They will be contacting clients to reschedule appointments soon and will reopen March 31st.
Small Business Resources
The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) today announced that it has resources available for its small business borrowers, as well as small businesses located in the City of Pittsburgh, potentially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).“The URA recognizes the potential hardships and needs small businesses are facing and may face due to COVID-19. We want to reassure our small business borrowers that we are here to work with you. If you have a loan from the URA and need to seek relief, please contact us – we are here to help,” said Tom Link, the URA’s director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
“For the small business community at large, please be aware of these community resources listed below that are available to you. We will keep communication lines open as to any resources we are aware of that can help you.”
Assistance for small businesses in the City of Pittsburgh:
- URA small business borrowers should contact their URA loan officer via email or phone.
- Small businesses that are not URA borrowers can reference the U.S. Small Business Administration Guide to plan and respond to COVID-19 at this link.
- Hebrew Free Loan Association of Pittsburgh has announced a Coronavirus Financial Bridge Loan Program to provide interest-free loans on a nonsectarian basis for up to $5,000 to residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland, Washington, and Armstrong counties who are facing financial challenges caused by COVID-19.
- The United Way operates a free helpline called 2-1-1 for housing and other emergencies.
- Click here to see resources and guidance for businesses from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
- Click here to see more information about the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program and apply for a grant if your bar or restaurant was recently closed. Click here to donate to the fund.
- If you are currently enrolled in Lawrenceville Corporation’s membership program, all dues will be halted at this time. If you have recently received an invoice, no payment is necessary for the foreseeable future.
- Pennsylvania workers affected may be eligible for unemployment and workers’ compensation benefits. Apply online here.
- If you are a Pittsburgh artist facing income insecurity and uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19, fill out this form to receive funding. Big thanks to everyone organizing around this, and keep sharing and supporting artists!
- State Rep. Sara Innamorato’s office has created a running list of resource support for Pennsylvanians.
- Honeycomb Credit is offering Small Business Relief Loans with 45-day payment free periods, 6-month interest-only periods and reducing posting, success, and investor fees. They’re also streamlining their due diligence to connect businesses with local investors as quickly as possible. As always, these loans are community funded via the Honeycomb crowdfunding platform.
Buddy System from our partners at Lawrenceville United:
Lawrenceville residents are stockpiling for resilience. In under 24 hours, we already have 21 people (!) signed up and ready to be “buddies” to folks who are at higher risk from COVID-19 and may need some check-ins by phone and picking up/delivering of groceries in the days and weeks ahead. Do you know someone who might need a buddy — an older adult or someone with a chronic and severe medical issue? Please let them know that we’re here for support and we can match them to a friendly neighbor. To sign up for a buddy, or to be one, fill out the form here or call and leave a message to LU’s office at 412-802-7220.