Area retailers have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are ways you can safely support these local shops.
Buy Local: Many local producers offer products at our local grocery stores, from milk to popcorn, from salsa to beer, wine and bourbon. Seek out the local products when you shop.
Online: Find the local retailers and shops online and make your purchases from the comfort of home.
Share the Love: Go follow local businesses on their social media accounts, write that positive online review you always meant to, share a great experience you had with a local business on your social media.
Partner Updates: In Iowa retail businesses are able to reopen to shoppers at a 50% capacity, however, some retailers are continuing to operate with only curbside/carryout/online shopping. Please call ahead to confirm opening and procedures, as information changes daily.
Almost Famous Popcorn is open daily for carry out service and they are limiting customers in the store to three at a time. Open Sun - Thurs 11am - 8pm / Fri - Sat 11am - 9pm or there is 24/7 online ordering with quick, free hand delivery at www.almostfamouspopcorn.com. Products are also available at most area Hy-Vee, Caseys and Fareway stores.
Amana Shops are now open and still offering all the comforts of the Amana brand on their website amanashops.com.
Bass Farms is open, but also has a new online store. They encourage customers to order online and pick up at the store. Current hours are Tuesday-Sunday 11-6. Flowers are coming May 5th and will be added at that time to the online store.
Blue Lagoon Pool & Spa is available for online shopping and can assist by phone at 319-826-1533. Store pick-up or delivery is available.
Czech Cottage is open by appointment, just call 319-361-4938 for assistance or browse their website to view some featured products at czechcottage.com.
Hall Bicycle has reopened its showroom and is also offering online shopping at hallbicycle.com. You can also use the site to make a service appointment. As of May 11 - limited store hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-2), strictly limiting the number of customers in the showrooms at one time, and continue to ask that all service be setup via our website in advance.
Illuminations is offering shopping by appointment, online shopping and curbside pick up. Visit their website! And please note some services and classes are being offered remotely. Visit them on Facebook for details.
Iowa Ceramics Center is launching virtual programming this week and has started a new Program called Take & Create so you can create at home with How To Videos. https://iowaceramicscenter.org/grab-go
Receive fun ideas and purchasing assistance by calling the Iowa Magic Shop at 319-423-5488 or shop in store with a mask or online at www.iowamagicshop.com. Open noon to 6 on Monday, Thursday and Friday,10-4 Sat and 12-4 Sunday.
Lindale Mall has reopened. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Individual stores may have varying hours and openings. The mall is requesting that visitors don't go in groups, do wear masks, and practice social distancing.
At the National Czech & Slovak Museum you can still purchase gifts, books, puzzles, and more from the Museum Store by shopping online at store.ncsml.org. Online shipments will be processed on a weekly basis to anywhere in the US. Curbside pick-ups and home deliveries in the Cedar Rapids, IA metro area can be scheduled on Thursday’s only and customers will be contacted directly to make arrangements.
NewBo City Market has reopened with several shops now up and operating.
At Northtowne Cycling & Fitness visit the showroom by appointment or call at 319-393-6557 to arrange for a no-contact merchandise pickup, or to set up a service appointment.
Pierson's Flower Shop & Greenhouses is open and also offering curbside pick up. Shop online or call 319-366-1826 West or 319-395-0995 East. Delivery is available.
See a full list of our shopping partners here.