Business (Not) as Usual: Support Your Favorite Local Businesses

. April 16, 2020.

Wondering what businesses are currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic? We have the answers! Here’s a sampling of some local businesses you can support in the Ann Arbor area.

If you’re in need of an ice cream fix, check out Dexter Creamery on Main Street! They are currently offering curbside pickup and delivery through Doordash and GrubHub. Barred Rock Cafe, located on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, will also be open for carry-out and delivery. Barred Rock Cafe has a wide variety of breakfast items, including pancakes, french toast and crepes, along with burgers and sandwiches. Additionally, Aubree’s on Main Street in Dexter is open for carry-out and delivery. They are a family-friendly restaurant with a diverse grill and pizza menu. 

For your family’s health needs, Dexter Family Eye Center and Dexter Family Dentistry are available for limited services. Dexter Family Eye Center will still be accepting all contact orders, in addition to meeting by appointment for contacts and glasses pick-ups. Dexter Family Dentistry will take emergency appointments.

The Rocket Candy & Novelties in Ypsilanti is taking easter baskets to the next level and offers free local delivery.

The Rocket Candy & Novelties in Ypsilanti is taking easter baskets to the next level and offers free local delivery.

The Rocket Candy & Novelties, located on W Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti, is offering free home delivery and free online shipping with a $25 or more purchase. Casablanca in Ypsi is also open for carry-out and delivery. Casablanca is an authentic Middle Eastern and Moroccan restaurant with affordable prices. Tower Inn Cafe, located on W Cross Street in Ypsi, will remain open for deliveries and curbside or inside take-out. They will also provide free meals for in-need kids.

For your shopping needs, My Urban Toddler at Arbor Hills in Ann Arbor is available for booking appointments via facetime for online real time shopping! Check out their clothing, baby gear, shoes and gifts for 0-12 year-olds. Mudpuddles, located in Kerrytown, will be open for deliveries. Take a look online at their large selection of creative toys for kids. 

TeaHaus is preparing lunches for area children in need for distribution at their sister location Eat More Tea.

TeaHaus is preparing lunches for area children in need for distribution at their sister location Eat More Tea.

Additionally, TeaHaus, a Kerrytown tea shop, is offering their products online with free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Contact them on Facebook for information about free school lunch pickups at their sister location, Eat More Tea. The Detroit Filling Station, a vegan restaurant located on Detroit Street in Ann Arbor, will also be open for carry-out and delivery. 

Want to see a more complete list of local businesses that are open? Check out the Dexter Business Directory, the Ann Arbor Business Directory or the Ypsilanti Mayoral Bulletin. Remember to check your favorite businesses’ social media for updates. If your favorite store is closed at the moment, see if you can purchase a gift card to keep their doors open in the future. Together, as a community, we are strong. 

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