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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.

**Bristol, Tennessee Food and Beverage Outdoor Dining Grant Now Available**
Believe in Bristol understands the economic burdens COVID-19 has placed on small businesses in our community. With indoor dining activity on the decline during the pandemic, our organization has had the opportunity to explore the limited options food and beverage businesses in our community have to develop outdoor dining and carry-out service, as a means of remaining viable during the pandemic. With the colder months of winter among us, strategies have been sought to assist food and beverage businesses by providing public spaces and appropriate cold weather equipment to assist in creating outdoor dining opportunities.

Believe in Bristol seeks to provide financial support to local food and beverage businesses impacted by the public health emergency and reimburse the costs of business adaptation caused by required restrictions and health department guidelines. We are offering one-time mini grants of up to $5,000 per business to help Bristol, Tennessee food and beverage businesses with costs to expand outdoor dining in 2021.

The grant program shall benefit restaurants and other food and beverage businesses that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing funds to obtain equipment necessary for them to continue doing business during the pandemic. This program intends to support the economic sustainability of Bristol, Tennessee locally owned restaurants and preserve jobs. TO ACCESS MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.

Business Updates:

The Believe in Bristol office is currently operating on appointment only visitation. Please contact info@believeinbristol.org or call 423-573-2201 if you need assistance or would like to make an appointment. All visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times and subject to a temperature check upon arrival.

Bristol Public Library — The Bristol Public Library is offering curbside pickup of materials put on hold. Between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, patrons will be able to pick up holds they have placed using the online catalog. The Bristol Public Library — main library location is CLOSED to the public. The library will continue to offer curbside pick-up and online services. These services will be available Monday through Saturday between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the Main Branch, and Monday through Friday 10:00-4:00 at the Avoca branch. Please visit their website at bristol-library.org for complete information about reopening policies and procedures.

Visit by Appointment Option Available

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

Golden Rule TattooReopen!! Now accepting appointments. (New guidelines for appointments 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 and encouraging everyone to support the stylists during this time. Schedule by phone by calling 276-644-4944 or online.

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 ObsessionReopen 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.

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 Business Updates

BloomTemporarily closed

Kil'n Time Contemporary Ceramics Studio — Temporarily closed with plans to reopen