#SupportDowntownSafely

With the shelter-at-home order, your favorite Benicia businesses need your support now more than ever.

Below, you can find a link to a list of the businesses that are currently open, along with tips on how you can help out local businesses during this crisis.

 

Who’s Open?

Here is a regularly updated list of which businesses are open, offering online orders, takeout, or delivery services.

  • Or, check out this Facebook Page listing restaurants that are open, or the list of businesses at Benicia Main Street
  • Business owners can submit updated information to edev@ci.benicia.ca.us
  • Call businesses ahead of time for updated hours of operation and/or specific questions

5 Ways You Can Help Local Businesses

  1. Order Take-out or Delivery

Many Benicia eateries are open for take-out or delivery. Some are even offering family style meals. We’re publishing a regularly updated list here. Check your favorite restaurant and order today!

  1. Buy Gift Cards

We can’t go out shopping right now, but purchasing gift cards online from your favorite boutiques is an easy way to help out while giving yourself or a friend a nice treat to look forward to when things return to normal!

  1. Shop in Advance

If you’re able, order online from local shops and get a head start on shopping for upcoming occasions like birthdays, your summer wardrobe, or even Christmas! Your future self will thank you for not waiting until the last minute, and Benicia businesses will be appreciative of your support.

  1. Say Thank You

Our local, small businesses are feeling the weight of this pandemic the most. As they are trying to adapt to meet the demands of all customers, a simple “thank you” goes a long way.

Remember, it’s the people — the quirky, wonderful, amazing people — that make Benicia such a special place to live, work and visit.

Let’s show our support!

5. Win Downtown Dollars by Supporting Downtown Safely!

Benicia Main Street wants to reward people who are supporting downtown businesses right now. From Friday March 27, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020, email info@BeniciaMainStreet.org to show proof of purchase of a minimum of $25 per receipt, and you will be entered into a drawing for $50 in Downtown Dollars!

New winners will be chosen each week. More details can be found here.  

  • 4/3/20 to 4/10/20 by 2pm (winner will be chosen at 2:01pm)
  • 4/10/20 to 4/17/20 by 2pm (winner will be chosen at 2:01pm)

Benicia Take-Out BINGO!

Debbie Souza and Monica Hartinger of Benicia’s RE/MAX Gold are hosting a fun game of BINGO! Cross off any row in any direction by supporting that business with take-out or by purchasing a gift card. Just like a regular BINGO game, the middle square is a free space! Once you have a BINGO, take a picture and post on social media tagging Monica Hartinger and drop off your BINGO card at the RE/MAX Gold office (426 First St. Benicia, there is a mail slot in the front door). 

You will be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card at a local business! The contest ends Wednesday, April 15, 2020. There are multiple bingo boards to choose from, check them out here.