Audiologist Offers Drive-Thru Service
To alleviate some patients’ fears from the coronavirus, Audiologist Dr. Noel Crosby of Advanced Hearing Solutions, 655 S. Indiana Avenue, has taken a novel approach to helping her patients with drive-thru service. Patients can either drop off their hearing devices or they can receive service in their cars. “I have older patients who are very concerned about being out and coming in contact with groups of people. This way, I can meet their needs while they are in their car,” says Dr. Noel Crosby. “This service is for anyone who needs “fit right now” because I know when people with hearing devices lose that help, it can be very difficult on them.” You can contact Dr. Crosby at 474•8393. If you are unable to reach Dr. Crosby, contact Alan Wagmeister at 260•609•8745 or email Alan@EntheosHearing.com for more information.
Bealls has temporarily closed all its stores, including Beals Outlet. They remain open and ready to serve you online at www.BeallsFlorida.com.
Bit O’Yarn Offers Boutique Shopping
In response to the COVID-19 government recommendations, Bit O’Yarn, 232 N. Indiana Avenue, has cancelled all classes. Anyone who has prepaid for classes will have store credit for a future class or purchase. All Yarn Therapy (Social Knitting) is cancelled; tentative restart date is April 20. To serve the yarn needs of their customers, Bit O’Yarn is offering Boutique Style shopping by appointment only. Just call the shop at 460•1958 to schedule a shopping time (only one shopper will be allowed in the shop at a time to minimize risk and exposure.) Any online or phone orders over $50 will remain free shipping. They are also offering new Personal Shopper services. Just call the shop and a personal shopper will guide you through choosing a project, yarn or pattern and prepare your order for shipping or arrange curbside delivery. Follow them on Facebook as Bit O’Yarn has some new fun things planned for the next few weeks to keep you busy! Website: www.abitoyarn.com.
Brookdale Rotonda Senior Living, 550 Rotonda Blvd. West, states that in addition to following their existing communicable disease outbreak protocols, they have implemented additional precautionary measures following guidance from the CDC, local health authorities and the Brookdale clinical team. They have restricted visitor access and non-essential personnel. Health screenings are being performed on anyone entering the facility. For questions, call 698•1198.
Coldwell Bank Sunstar Realty Open
Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty and all their offices are open for business at this time and Becky Borci, Managing Broker, states they are using all precautions to social distance with customers safely (no hugging or hand shaking) and maintain the offices in the utmost of cleanliness throughout the day, asking all people who enter the office to immediately wash their hands before moving forward. Like most businesses, they want to work smartly through these challenging times, but people are still buying and still selling homes, so they are here to make that happen for them all. Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty is located at 41 Chailett Road, Suite 10. Visit them online at www.BeckyBorci.com or call 626•7522.
Dog Bed & Breakfast Open
The Dog Bed & Breakfast, 12717 Gulfstream Blvd., remains open. New restrictions and guidelines have been instituted according to owner Michael Wilson. They are not offering tours of their indoor facility (Facebook photos available,) drop offs & pickups are done curbside to limit exposure, if a client isn’t feeling well, they will receive credit for future visits and staff wash hands after each customer interaction, including leashes & collars. You can reach them at 268•4920.
Senior Shopping Hour at DG
Dollar General stores are strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19. Dollar General wants to provide these at-risk customers with the ability to purchase the items they need and want at the beginning of each day to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods. Other customers are encouraged to plan their shopping outside of this window of time to allow susceptible customers the ability to shop during the first hour the stores are open. Local stores are located at 410 N. Indiana Avenue, 2890 Placida Road and 11500 Oceanspray Blvd. Stores open at 8am.
EB&T Drive-Thru Only
Englewood Bank and Trust remains steadfast on the health and safety of their customers, employees and the community and based on guidance from the CDC, they have transitioned their branch lobby operations to drive-thru. Drive-thru staff will be available to handle most requests. ATMS, online and mobile banking remain available at all times. For locations without a drive-thru, please call for an appointment. Contact the Customer Service Team at 475•6771, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Fan Lady & Lighting Closed
The Fan Lady & Lighting, 3579 S. Access Road, is closed until April 1. You can visit their website, fanladyandlighting.us to explore ideas and keep up to date.
Goodwill of SW FLA Closed
Goodwill Southwest Florida, in response to the COVID-19, is temporarily closed until further notice. This includes the Goodwill store in Palm Plaza at 1501 Placida Road.
As a safety precaution, both Ivy’s on Dearborn and the Shoe Shop by Ivy’s will remain closed until further notice. You may continue to shop online at www.theshoeshopbyivys.com and www.ivysondearborn.com. Ivy’s thanks you and please stay safe.
Moors & Cabot Open
Moors & Cabot Investments, 2960 S. McCall Road, is still open for business; however, to ensure the health & safety of their clients and staff, please contact them at 473•8561 or by email at email@example.com.
Murdock Stones, Etc. Open
Brian McVety, General Manager of Murdock Stones, Etc., wants everyone to know that they are currently open at both the South Gulf Cove and Port Charlotte locations. They are taking safety precautions to protect their customers and employees. They have always used hand sanitizer, handiwipes and Lysol and are now using them more than ever. No more handshakes but smiles and thank yous remain. They are committed to following the WHO guidelines. If you feel unwell, know that you can call in orders, arrange delivery and even pick-up as we will load so you don’t have to leave your vehicle. Regular business hours remain in effect unless the situation changes and inventory is being kept at regular levels. You can call 698•9769 or visit murdockstonesetc.com.
Richard’s Shortens Hours
Richard’s Foodporium, 471 S. Indiana Avenue, is reducing their store hours to Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm. Since many of their vitamin suppliers are experiencing a shortage, Richard’s is offering one quantity of each vitamin per customer. They are receiving various shipments daily and striving to keep their shelves replenished for the community. Team members are asked to stay home if feeling ill and Richards is using the extra hours they are closed for extensive cleaning and sanitation every day. For questions, call 473•0278.
Rowley Insurance Here for Clients
Rowley Insurance, 262 S. Indiana Avenue, wants their customers to know that since they base their business operations on providing uninterrupted service during catastrophic events, they believe they are well-positioned to maintain a high level of customer service to all of their clients, while at the same time making sure the well-being of their employees is addressed. Rowley Insurance is working on maintaining a full staff with normal hours via phone service only and through email throughout the day and sometimes after hours. Rowley Insurance thanks you for your business and should there be anything you need from Rowley Insurance, do not hesitate to let them know at 475•7762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since the Florida governor’s order to close all on premise dining at restaurants, many local restaurants now offer takeout and delivery so you can still enjoy the pleasure of not cooking at home. Below are some of Englewood’s eateries and their position as of press time. The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce has an active website that lists area restaurants and their current status. Visit EnglewoodTakeOut.com.
Catania’s Winery Closed
John Catania says that out of abundance of caution, Catania’s Winery, 524 Paul Morris Drive, is closed until the Coronavirus situation starts to trend towards better time. He thanks all their wonderful customers and reminds them to “Keep the Faith, This Will Pass.” Catania’s will be back and if anything is needed, give them a call at 475•7553 and they will set up a time for pick up.
Isabella’s Bistro Offers Takeout
Isabella’s Bistro, 6800 Placida Road, still offers takeout service from their full menu but no on-premises dining. While schools remain closed, if any children are in need of food, please let Isabella’s know with a phone call. Phone: 698•8880 for placing orders or questions.
Mango Bistro Offers Curbside & Delivery
Owner Marie Laforge wants her guests to know Mango Bistro, 301 W. Dearborn Street, is compiling with government mandates. There is no on-premises dining, but they offer curbside and takeout service and free delivery to home or office. Their hours are 9am to 3pm Monday –Saturday. Check their website – www.mangobistro.com - for updates and changes based on information from Health Department. Phone: 681•3500. Mango Bistro is also working with Sky Academy to provide free meals for college students now home and in need.
Paraiso Mexican Grille Closed
Paraiso Mexican Grille and Bar, 2639 Placida Road, is closed following Governor’s. For status updates, visit www.paraisomexicanbarandgrille.com or their Facebook page.
Placida Fish Market Adds Curbside
Placida Fish Market, 31 Chailett Road #5, is giving its customers the choice of curbside service to make sure your visit with us is as safe as possible. You must call ahead at least one hour and place your order by phone to use this service. Please call 697•6666.
The Waverly Offers Takeout
The Waverly Restaurant & Bar, 2095 N. Beach Road, in compliance with the governor’s executive order has closed to on-premise dining but continues to offer you its great food with curbside pickup and takeout. View their menu at www.thewaverlyfl.com and call 475•3500 to place your order and your order will be brought out to your vehicle. They are also offering package beer, wine and liquor sales during this time.
Vino Loco & Tapas Closed
Joyce Colmar, owner of Vino Loco & Tapas, says that the restaurant and wine bar located at 420 W. Dearborn Street, is closed until the end of March. Joyce advises customers to visit their website, www.vinolocowine.com, and to sign up for their newsletter on the website. All updates and current practices will be listed on the Happening Page on the website.
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