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COVID-19 Update

The response to the coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly changing situation that has already begun to have an impact on the small business community. Believe in Bristol will closely watch for updated recommendations and restrictions regarding businesses at the federal, state, and local levels.

You can support local businesses from home! See below for a list of downtown businesses that offer gift certificates (which can be purchased now and used later), online shopping, and other special services such as delivery and curbside pickup. Note that this list will be updated frequently.

Emergency Loan Funds available to downtown businesses through the Downtown Bristol Redevelopment Loan Fund and People, Incorporated. $5000 in the form of a 0% interest, no payments for 6 months term loan. Send Application, along with 2 years tax returns, to Shane Simmons and/or Jeremy Repass with People, Incorporated.

Business Updates:

The Believe in Bristol office is currently closed to the public. Please contact info@believeinbristol.org if you need immediate assistance.

Bristol Chamber of Commerce – offices are temporarily closed. For general information or any questions, please call 423-989-4850 and someone will respond to your call.

Bristol Public Library – Drive through services until further notice. Library patrons who have items checked out will automatically be renewed until the threat has passed and the library reopens. There will be no fines.

Bristol, Tennessee municipal buildings closed to public until further notice.While City buildings are closed, residents may use a variety of bill-paying options and electronic forms to conduct business. For additional information or assistance with these and other services provided by the City, please call (423) 989-5500. Concerns and requests for help also can be submitted online after regular business hours using the Request Tracker button on the City’s webpage at www.bristoltn.org. The City will continue to provide up-to-date information on its website at www.bristoltn.org/covid19.

Bristol Virginia will temporarily close government administration buildings to the public starting Wednesday until April 3. This closure does not impact the courthouse. For more information, please contact citymanager@bristolva.org or 276-645-7333.

Arts & Entertainment Updates:

Birthplace of Country Music Museum – Temporarily closed until April 22nd.While practicing social distancing and spending more time at home, Radio Bristol continues to broadcast each and every day.
1. Download the NEW Radio Bristol App on your device to listen anywhere.
(Click here to learn how to download the App.)
2. Stream Radio Bristol onlineHERE.
3. Tune intoWBCM 100.1FM on your radio in the Bristol area.

You can also enjoy the Birthplace of Country Music Museum from home by clicking here.

Bristol Academy of Music offering Music Education at home to new and current students! Registration fee is waived for new students during this time. Beginning March 23, online music lessons include Piano, Voice, Guitar, Glee Club, and Kiddy Keys.

Bristol Ballet will suspend classes and operations for two weeks, effective immediately, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Tentative plan to resume classes and rehearsals on March 30th. Production of Sleeping Beauty to be rescheduled due to postponed schedule for Paramount Bristol.

Champion Striking and Fitness– Online training is on our website as well as the daily workout which is also available on the member app.

Japan Karate-Do Organization – Temporarily closed until April 1st.Gift certificates are available by appointment.

Paramount Bristol is rescheduling all events for the next eight weeks. New dates will be announced on our website on a show-by-show basis, so please check back often.

Theatre Bristol – Jack and the Beanstalk has been postponed, new dates will be announced at a later time. Auditions for The Sound of Music have been moved from March to April 18, 19, and 20, with all the details at www.TheatreBristol.org/audition. Everything is subject to change, so keeping up with Theatre Bristol on Facebook is encouraged.

Online Shopping

Cranberry Lane (Items available for purchase via Facebook Page)
Everlee Addison Boutique (Online Only)
LC King Manufacturing
Pen’s Floral
Salon Bristol (Merle Norman)(Free Shipping on orders over $50)
Studio 6 (Free Shipping on all orders / Facetime Appointments Also Available)
The Answer (Free Priority Shipping on online orders over $50)

Visit by Appointment Option Available

AR WorkshopOffering private workshops of up to 8 people just email www.arworkshop.com/bristol.

Bristol Tattoo CompanyReopen!! Now accepting appointments. Call 423-573-7804 (New guidelines for appointments will be in place). Gift certificates also available. (New guidelines for appointments will be in place)

Fabric ETC -Appointment only services until further notice. Call 423-967-1230 to schedule an appointment.

FramedAppointment only services until final store closing (TBA). Call 276-644-3844 to schedule an appointment.

Golden Rule TattooReopen!! Now accepting appointments. (New guidelines for appointments will be in place). If you are interested in obtaining a private session tattoo, contact directly at 423-573-8222 to discuss available options. Please come to your appointment alone with with no pending ailments.

Salon 525 – Reopen for appointments only. New guidelines must be followed. Call (276) 644-1510 to schedule.

Salon Bristol – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10-6 & Saturday 10-2 (other hours by appointment). Closed Wednesdays and Sundays. Offering curbside pickup, free local delivery and free shipping for Merle Norman and hair products. Accepting new clients and appointments beginning May 15th and encourage everyone to support the stylists during this time. Schedule by phone or on line. 276.644.4944

Salon Remington– Open for Appointments Only, No Walk-Ins. New guidelines must be followed for appointments. Call(423) 217-7995. Curbside Pick-up Available for Products.

Team Shear Obsession–Reopen for appointments only. New guidelines must be followed. Call (276) 696-9795 to schedule.

R&R MedicineAppointments conducted via phone, video, and telehealth conferencing. Not currently taking appointments for direct contact services.

Virginia Vintage InteriorsAppointment only services. If you have custom furniture to drop off or pick up, please schedule an appointment. Current inventory on Facebook and Instagram pages, set up an appointment to see any item in store. Call 276-644-3240 to make appointment.


AR Workshop-DIY Kits To Go, Curbside Pickup Available

Cranberry Lane- Open to shoppers! Curbside Pick-Up Available

Misty Mountain — Open to shoppers!

Salon Bristol (Merle Norman) -Reopened for appointments with new guidelines!Curbside Pickup / Local Delivery Available for Products

Serendipity — Open to shoppers! Curbside pick-up available

Sidetrack TobaccoCurbside Pickup / Local Delivery Available

Studio 6Open to shoppers! Curbside Pickup / Local Delivery (10 mile radius)

Team Shear Obsession - Reopened for appointments with new guidelines! Curbside Pickup for Products.

The AnswerOPEN!! Monday — Friday, 11am — 6pm and Saturday, 11am — 5pm. Sunday closed. All online orders will continue to be free shipping.Curbside Pickup Available.

Brewery & Distillery Updates

Bristol Station Brews & Taproom: Patio open! Adjusted hours: Wed-Fri 5-8 PM / Sat 2-5 PM **Comedy Tour postponed to July 3rd

Cascade Draft House: Adjusted hours: Thurs-Sat 4-9PM. Online Ordering, Curbside Pickup by Appointment, Delivery on Orders Over $25

Elderbrew: eGift Cards through Square. “The End Is Near” is back on tap. This obscure, and almost forgotten style features subtle notes of Smoked Malt, and a clean tart finish from the mixed culture yeast pitch.

Lost State Distilling: Currently operating under normal business hours, curbside pickup available. No cocktails sales in the tasting room until further notice, but bottle and merchandise sales available. Buy Any Bottle and Save 10% |Buy 3 or More and Save 15% | Buy 6 Bottles and Pay For 5! Meow available: 6oz bottles of hand sanitizer for $6!

State Street Brewing: Curbside Pick-Up available. Currently offering core beers and some select small batch beers to-go in cans.

Restaurants — Curbside, To-Go, or Delivery

Per the most recent federal recommendations regarding social distancing and capacity limitations, most restaurants are requiring reservations. Call ahead for details if you plan to dine in. 5/15/20

620 State: Dining Room Open. Limited seating available, reservations required, call (423) 652 — 0314.Call for Curbside to go pick up! (423) 652 — 0314 OR use our online ordering or app through ChowNow. Use 619 Shelby Street Parking Lot.

The Angry Italian: Open for Take Out only and delivery service available. Call ahead or use online order to assist in minimizing the people in the dining room waiting. Adjusted hours: M-F 11AM until 8PM with the last order taken at 7:30 (Deep dish orders must be in by 7:15). Saturday hours: 1PM until 8 PM with last orders in by 7:30.

Bank Street Bristol:Open for Lunch! 10:00am — 3:00pm

Bristol Bagel & Bakery:OpenWednesday — Sunday, 7:30am — 3:00pm! If you are interested in bulk orders of bagels (24+ of a single variety), cupcakes (12+), soup (8 quarts+) or other catering options, please contact us at 423-652-2216 or bristolbagelandbakery@gmail.com

Burger Bar: Patio open!Curbside Pickup and delivery to the immediate downtown area! Call 276-466-6200 or order online!

Cootie Browns: Dining Room Open.Curbside Carryout Available. 11:00am-10:00pm Daily.

Delta Blues BBQ: New Merch available! Carryout and Curbside service available. Dining Room and Patio Now Open! Call 423-573-3382 or order online! *All events currently cancelled*

Lumac Rooftop Bar:Open! Limited seating, reservations required. Call(276) 696-3535.

Quaker Steak & Lube:Dining Room Open.Online Ordering, Carry Out, Curbside Pick-up, and Delivery through DoorDash available. Family Meals also available. Call 276-644-9464 or order online.

Shanghai: Buffet Service currently available. Online ordering available. Customers in Bristol will have the option to opt for contactless deliveries. Customers can request where the food is delivered and receive an alert when it's ready for pick-up. Order online here or call us at 276-669-9000!

Stateline Bar & Grille: Curbside Pickup, Online Orders, and Delivery from 11am — 8pm, Wednesday — Saturday.Call 423-652-0792. Dining Room OPEN and respecting social distancing guidelines.

Southern Churn:Reopened! Following social distancing guidelines.

Southern Craft BBQ Bristol: Patio open.Bulk Smoked Meats TOGO. Full menu also available. Curbside Pickup Available. Call 276-285-5044.

Vivian’s Table: Carry out, Curbside Pick-up or Delivery only / Dine-in currently closed

Gift Cards Available

Buy Now, Spend Later! Grab a Gift Card from a variety of different downtown Bristol merchants. Full list found on our community notice board HERE.

Other Shopping Specials

Wes Taylor Interiors Retirement Sale! 50% OFF all Floor Stock. All Sales Final.

Wm. King Clothiers– Temporary New Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday open from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. For private appointments please call 423-968-9383

Wm. King Clothiers and Turtleson, both BRISTOL based companies, have partnered up to offer our valued customers and the community a 25% discount through the end of April. Please take a moment to visit our link to the Turtleson website and feel free to share with all of your friends.

Follow the SHOP NOW link below to the Turtleson website and simply enter in the GIFT CODE at checkout.Orders will be processed immediately and shipped directly to you at the address you provide.


Other Business Updates

Blakley Mitchell Co.:Temporarily Closed

Bloom Cafe & Listening Room: Temporarily Closed

Borderline Billiards: Sledgehammer Open Pro Event postponed to August 20-23rd

Broad Street on State Retro Diner:Temporarily Closed

Eatz on Moore Street: Temporarily Closed

Kil'n Time Contemporary Ceramics Studio: Temporarily Closed

Machiavelli’s: Temporarily Closed

Macado's:Closed Permanently

Mountain Empire Comics: Temporarily Closed beginning March 26th at 6:00pm.

O’Mainnin's Pub: Temporarily Closed

Piedmont Station Market: Temporarily Closed.

Tri-Cities Escape Game: Booking Temporarily Closed