How To Support Our Local Businesses Through This Crisis

During this time of social distancing, it is still possible to support your local economy and small business community. Below are some ways to support your favorite businesses and examples how of some businesses are still open for you. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a complete list. If your business (or your favorite business) is not listed, please email us. We are continually updating this page as we get information.

Essential Businesses Open During the Shelter In Place Order:

  • Auto Repair

    • Logan Square Auto Repair, 2442 N Milwaukee, is open. They are offering door to door drop off and pick up service. Staff is taking all steps to stay safe and continue to keep customers safe according to CDC guidelines. Call 773.825.5677

  • Bike Shops

    • Earth Rider Cycling has regular hours to help with any bike related issues. They are following all CDC guidelines.

    • Boulevard Bikes is open regular hours. If you prefer not to have face to face contact, call them to schedule a service 773.235.9109

  • Veterinary Services- Boulevard Veterinary is open and doing curbside service during this time. Call ahead!

  • Real Estate Services- Niche Realty is still open for business, visit their website for more information

  • Mortgage Services- The Kambs Jennings Group of Compass Mortgage is ready to help you with your mortgage needs

  • Grocery (see item 1 below)

  • Restaurants for Delivery and Take Out (see item 5)

 

1) Buy Your Groceries Locally (and please no hoarding, there is no danger to our food supply and our stores will remain open)

  • You can still buy your favorite Logan Square Farmers Market items, visit our virtual market.

  • Dill Pickle, 2746 N Milwaukee, has reduced hours but remains open and well stocked. Find Logan Square Farmers Market Vendors here, too! Including: 

    • Mindful Baking

    • Montelimar Bread

    • Phoenix Bean

    • Feed Your Head

    • Middlebrow

  • Foodsmart has two convenient locations- 2901 W Armitage and 3415 W Diversey. The Armitage location even has the only 24 hour US Post Office in Chicago. You can also shop online and have your groceries delivered by Mercato

** if you recieve SNAP benefits, Expensify.org is helping to reimburse families for their groceries, to learn more about how to receive assistance or donate, visit their website.

2) Check Out Online or Virtual Options: 

3) Shop Online:

4) Find Them on Social Media: Check in with your favorite business on social media. Spread the love and share their posts.

 

5) Order Delivery or Take Out:

 

**Find more restaurants on Dining At A Distance

 

6) Buy Gift Cards As a Treat to Your Future Self or a Gift For a Loved One:

Send more to info@loganchamber.org

 

7) Tip Generously and Virtually- Many businesses have set up Go Fund Me pages, virtual tip jars or other ways that you can support their employees, artists or vendors.

Send more to info@loganchamber.org

8) Donate to a local non-profit. They are impacted by these closures, too.

  • Center for Changing Lives is providing financial coaching and emergency aid to those who are out of work due to COVID-19. Donate now.

9) Stay healthy, physically and mentally, Sip of Hope has mental health resources posted online and in their window. See item 2 for more virtual health options.

Other resources to help and to find help: