UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital wants the gowns it uses normally to go to hospitals that need them. A garage and a sewing studio stepped in with a smart idea.
Today we launched a “Pitch in to help local workers” page to help local businesses.
In order to maintain social distancing, many food banks are handing out prepackaged containers of food.
A plants and design store has opened in Trumpetvine Court downtown; Jest Jewels and Sola Lucy are closing up shop; and Title IX is on the move.
Four hair stylists who worked together at Festoon have come together to open a new salon; there is a new store to buy art and crafts made from recycled materials.
More shops are closing or moving because of lagging sales than are opening this month.
Declining sales contributed to the decision to shutter Molly B in North Shattuck, but not before a close-out sale. Urban Outfitters faced the same issue, while Papyrus has shut its 254 shops nationwide.
The Whole Foods press office said all stores will be open tomorrow, but will the workers be there?
After two weeks of takeout service, the longtime owners have shut down the restaurant, but they hope to eventually reopen and find a way to “make Saul’s strong again.”
As the pandemic continues, markets have been addressing new challenges to keep stores stocked, while maintaining safety for its customers and workers.
Florists, hair stylists, housekeepers, retail workers, security guards and booksellers: they’re all in the same boat.
Berkeley is distributing $3 million and the Berkeley Relief Fund hopes to distribute another $3 million. The deadline for arts organizations is April 20. There is a rolling deadline for renters.
Some hospitals are using fabric masks over N95 masks as they can be removed and sanitized. Other agencies want them for their work with the elderly or the homeless.
Even curbside pickup has been stopped. The order means most of Berkeley’s cannabis businesses will close as they don’t have delivery service.
With customers scarce or non-existent, many businesses have laid off their entire staffs. Some are pivoting online to capture revenue. All are hoping for community support.
Although some owners are hopeful that eased alcohol regulations will help their businesses stay afloat, so far sales remain slow.