June 18, 2024

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Many Farmington-Unionville Businesses Are Open

This article originally appeared on the Farmington Patch

The Town of Farmington’s Economic Development office is working to keep you connected and informed during this challenging time, we have put together a listing of local business updates. In these uncertain times, it is especially important for us, as a community, to come together and support our local small businesses . Please keep in mind that this is not a complete listing, and that the information contained in it is continually changing. Please call ahead or check online to confirm. If your business is not listed please email [email protected] and your details will be added.

*Current as of March 20, 2020 2:30 PM

Due to concerns about coronavirus, the governor has signed an executive order directing the closure of nail salons, barber shops and hair salons by 8:00 PM on 3/20/20

Amped Fitness: Amped fitness will be streaming live work outs at 6am,9am 430 and 530 all week long until this is over, log onto any of our face book pages , Amped Fitness Ellington , Amped fitness East Granby,Amped Fitness Rockyhill, Amped Fitness Enfield , Amped Fitness Farmington This is for all ages ! The kids will have some fun too!

Bamboo Asian Cuisine: https://www.bamboofarmington.c…. Pick up only.

Best Cleaners: Best Cleaners will be open from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Clothes in by 9am will be ready by 4pm, same day service as always. Saturday’s we will open 10am-3pm for drop off only, no production, clothes ready by Monday after 4pm. Therefore, if you drop off after 9am on Friday your dry cleaning will not be ready until Monday after 4pm as well. This will be temporary until further notice.

Bottle Shop of Unionville: Still open for business, regular hours. We just got a shipment of grain alcohol for making your own hand sanitizer!

Carol’s Lunchbox: Open for lunch, Monday-Saturday 11-3. Call your order in to 860-515-7113. Menu: https://carolslunchbox.net/men….

Claudia’s Grinder Shop: Open until 3 for a short while, takeout and delivery via @ubereats is available, thank you for your continued support during these tough times.

Cugino’s Restaurant of Farmington: Cugino’s will remain open for curbside take out & delivery via Dine In Connecticut. Please place your orders between 11-6. Last pick up for delivery or take out is 8:00 PM today. Thank you! 860-678-9366; https://www.cuginosrestaurantf…

Farmington Farm Truck: We’ve been setting up and sanitizing all day for the Farm Truck at Hein Farm farm stand with drive through. Opening Friday at 9am. Each item will be re-sanitized as it’s packed. We carry CT Grown and Made local farms only. We will be donating 10% of all sales to Farmington Food Pantry. We are offering the following: Carrots, Spinach, Radish, Eggs, Honey, Jam, Pickles, Salsa, Hot Sauce, Soap (bar and lavender liquid hand) And for your mental health -Flowers! Pansies, herb and lettuce plants. CSA’s are also still available -5% off. Contactless Apple Pay accepted.

Farmington Food Pantry: At this time, to reduce the volunteer interaction necessary to process food donations, we believe, for the short term, that MONETARY DONATIONS via secure Pay Pal, on our website, or a check, is THE BEST AND SAFEST OPTION to support our community. Thank you! https://bit.ly/38FHzc7.

Farmington Jewelers: Open by appointment only. Call Gary (860) 673-0030

Farmington Motor Sports: Auto Repair, 24 towing and pickup : If you are concerned about leaving your home. They are offering free pickup and delivery between Farmington, Unionville, Avon and Burlington for all your service needs. Call 860 677-9074

Five Corners Bistro: After much thought and sadness, we have decided to close up shop until further notice. The next couple of weeks will be dedicated to deep cleaning, spring menu planning, and taking care of projects that we couldn’t get to because we were so busy while we were open. (Hanging up shelves, basement organizing, etc…) We are just so thankful to those of you who ordered out and supported us these past couple of days! Please stay tuned, we might be back before the ban is over with a few options for take out! Please support our local restaurants during this time, they have a lot of food and prepare it with care and love. Thank you and stay safe!

Fork & Fire: We’re keeping the fire burning . During this time, we’ll be open Tuesday – Saturday from 4pm – 8pm for takeout and delivery only. WAYS TO ORDER: Online: Place your order now at https://www.forkandfire.net. If you prefer curbside pickup, call us at (860) 255-7674 once you’ve arrived! Call us: Order the old-fashioned way for pickup either in-house or curbside (curbside requires prepayment when you place your order. Delivery through DineInCT: https://www.dineinct.com/…/for… For every $50 gift card purchased during this time, you’ll receive an additional $15 card. Gift Cards can be purchased here: https://www.forkandfire.net/sh…

GALLERIA RESTAURANT: All dine in operations at restaurants, and bars will be closed for dine-in service beginning on 3/16/20. TAKEOUT will still be available Monday-Saturday,11:30 am – 7:30 pm. Order Via Telephone: (860) 404-2871. ORDER ONLINE: https://slicelife.com/restaura…

George’s Pizza and Olive Bar: We’ll run your to-go food out to your car, just let us know when you’re placing your order and give us a call when you arrive. (860) 673-0421. Don’t want to leave your house? Order through DoorDash!

Green Tails Market: Due to the spread of COVID-19, and to maximize the safety of our customers during this uncertain time, we are offering optional curbside pick-up. Simply text your order and email address to (860) 255-8655. We will send you a link to complete & pay for your order. When you arrive at our shop, text us and we will bring your purchase to your car. As always, we deliver free locally if you are unable to come in! Additionally, we are increasing our in-store cleaning and disinfecting as well.


Happiest Shop Ever: Our deepest thanks to all our local customers who are asking this same question again and again for support to our business, “How we can support your business in these dramatic pandemic days?” And here it is, a gift card with a very special discount, because we wanted to show you that how grateful we are to be part of this amazing community! CLICK & SEE. You can buy it now and use it whenever you need. Or, you can transfer it to your friends, family or colleagues to celebrate their birthdays, special days or celebrations.

Highland Park Market: Temporary Store Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-6pm

Jillybean’s Farmstand: We have an updated list of items available. Milk, Orange Juice, Butter. Of course our Hens laid their daily eggs too, thank goodness. We will be open 11-3 for curbside pick ups. To place your order: Call the stand and give Jill or Chynna your order 860-839-5887, Text Chynna 860-234-6486 or Facebook Message Us. Anything you may need or if you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask! $15 minimum for credit and debit card transactions. ***Bakery Items, Bread, Rolls and Stuffed breads need to be ordered by NOON the day prior for next day pickup*** We have bags. Please leave your reusable bags home. Meat products will be available for pick up Saturday.


Naples Pizza: Naples will offer take out and curbside pick-up ONLY until further notice. You can order by phone at (860) 674-8876 and please be prepared to pay by phone as well to limit contact. Online ordering is also available through our website or doordash and six parking spots have been designated for curbside pick-up. Naples has also teamed up with Fork & Fire to deliver food to healthcare workers. Help support their efforts: www.rallyforrestaurants.com.

Nardelli’s Grinder Shop: KIDS EAT FREE! Your little ones can enjoy a child-size grinder, chips, cookie and a beverage on us with a purchase of a full-size grinder combo meal (includes chips and a drink). We understand and support your efforts to limiting travel and coming in contact with large crowds at this time, which is why we’re offering curbside pick-up as an option. Call in your order ahead of time and we’ll run it out to you! Limit one per customer, not available through online orders – Take-Out, Call-Ahead & Curbside ONLY.

Oak Barrel Wine & Spirits: Open for business, come into the store, Or if you prefer, they are offering Place & Pay orders, pull up to the store front and they will bring your order out to your car. 860 677-0381, https://www.oakbarrelwineandspirits.com/.

On the Go Smoothie: We have struggled with this decision, but with everything going on we need to do our part and temporarily close our doors at On the Go Smoothie Café. If you would like to Support us from afar you can purchase e-gift cards online at: https://squareup.com/gift/4RYJ….

Olees Pizza: Active and open from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm. Call to order: 860 677 9099.

Pamona Pete’s: Pomona Pete’s Temporary hours will be Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-8 or 9pm and Friday-Sunday 11:30-9pm. Closing hours will vary depending on business. We will be doing take out & delivery as well as Curb side pick up. Also, our Pizza prices for now will be..Small Cheese…$7.50, Toppings..$.75 each and Large Cheese…$10.00, Toppings $1.50 each. Call us at (860)321-7821. Menu: https://www.pomonapetes.com/ou…

Piccolo Arrancio: Open for take out and curbside pick-up.

Pizzeria Artistica: Open for Take Out and Delivery. http://www.pizzeriaartistica.c… 860 677-4341, 860 678-9500

Polish Care Services: Recognizes the need to care for seniors and disabled in the community and is still open to provide caregivers for live in or hourly care. We accept Medicaid clients or long-term Insurance through the agency. Through our Registry program, clients can direct hire their caregivers. Hours are 9:00 am -5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am -2:00 pm Saturdays, closed on Sundays, with a daily 24-hour operation for emergencies. Please call 860-255-8278 or email [email protected].

Priority Urgent Care: Open and also offering telemedicine. Call them at (860) 470-7710.

Rebel Dog Coffee Co: Our full breakfast menu is available for takeout! We have some updated/modified hours, but there’s still PLENTY of time every day to pick up all your Rebel Dog faves. FARMINGTON HOURS: M-F : 6 am – 2 pm, SAT : 8 am – 2 pm, SUN : 8 am – 2 pm

Ron’s Automotive: in Unionville is open during the corona outbreak.

Call Ron at 860-371-8772 for assistance

Stop -n- Shop: all Stop & Shop stores will open early to service our most

vulnerable customers from 6:00am – 7:30am daily. During those hours, we
look forward to welcoming customers who are age 60 and over as well as
customers who may have weakened immune systems and are more susceptible
to COVID-19.

Sub-edge Farm: Sub Edge Farm is open daily, 10-6 with our pasture-raised eggs, pork, poultry and honey as well as other local items like milk, cheese and pickles. CSA shares are also still available, more info at www.subedgefarm.com/csa.

Taprock Beer, Bar & Refuge: We are temporarily moving our restaurant to takeout and delivery only. We will be available for delivery on Uber Eats, GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates, Dine in Connecticut, and pick up. Additionally, we are offering free delivery with Dine in Connecticut for the next few weeks. Menu: https://www.taprockbeerbar.com/current-menu.

Toro Loco: It’s to-go time!! Thanks to our Governor for his willingness to support small businesses and to our customers for your support. Now from 2:00-8:00 you can get your favorite margarita mix and make yours at home! Place your order between 2:00-8:00 for pickup or local delivery in Farmington. Call 860-470-5944. Add a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card. Thanks again for your support! Menu: https://www.facebook.com/torol…

Truffles: Truffles is offering free delivery to homes and businesses with orders of $25 or more. Starting Wed 3/18, we will be offering hot meal packages to order for pickup or delivery. We sincerely appreciate your continued support of our local small business! Expanded menu for delivery or pick-up: https://www.toasttab.com/truff….

Trunk Show: We will be open Thursday through Saturday from 11am-1pm and by private appointment while we all try to navigate these difficult times. Feel free to private message us if you’d like to shop in comfort and privacy. We are also happy to offer home delivery if you see something you love.

Union Eyeworks: Union Eye Works will be open Saturday, 3/21, 9am-12pm. After that, Dr. Trimble will be available to see patients for emergency eye care or glasses/contact needs on a one-one-one basis in a sanitized, medical environment, with no waiting and no other visitors during your time. Please call the office at 860-255-7691 and leave a message to schedule. Dr. Trimble will be checking messages frequently throughout the day.

Unionville Family Restaurant: Open Monday to Wednesday, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and Thursday to Sunday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Call to order: (860) 255-7263.

The UPS Store: 222 Main Street, Farmington is operating with normal schedule.

Vivid Hue Home: We are not allowing customers to enter the shop but we are encouraging everyone to shop our online website at http://www.vividhuehome.com. Let us know if you’d like to pick up your order curbside (we will credit your shipping charges back). We are working Tuesdays through Fridays between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to process web orders, answer phone inquiries and provide curbside deliveries to you. When you arrive, please call 860-677-0301 and we will run your order out to you! (You can also call and place an order over the phone). We are continuing to ship orders daily (even to locals) so that is an option if curbside pickup is not comfortable for you. Most importantly, stay safe—enjoy getting back to basics and spending quality time with your loved ones.

Westfarms Mall: The indoor sections of shopping malls, amusement parks, and bowling alleys across Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been ordered to close, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday.

Wood n Tap: All nine Wood-n-Tap restaurants are closed until the state deems it is safe for restaurant and bar businesses to reopen. Our team has become increasingly concerned with the safety of our staff and guests, and that is more important to us than anything else. We look forward to the day we can announce our re-opening, and we cannot wait to let you all “Come As You Are” into our doors once again. Trust we will be back and better than ever when that time comes! Wishing all of the people in all of our communities well. Thank you for your support!

We will do our best to keep this listing up to date, on a daily basis, and encourage you all to continue to support your families, friends, neighbors, local small businesses and community.

Please also continue to share your small business updates, specials and campaign ideas with us, and we will continue to share them with others. We’re here to help support you in any way we can.

All my best- Rose

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