The coronavirus has made its way to our corner of the world. Here are ways to keep supporting your favorite local businesses!

by Meredith DeLuca

Many local small-businesses are hurting due to the coronavirus. Luckily there are ways that we can help from the comfort of our home.

The coronavirus has made its way to our corner of the world, and local small businesses are taking a big hit while business-as-usual is on hold. So while you’re lying low, please take a look below to see some ways that you can help support our local business community while we navigate our way through unknown territory – without having to leave your home.

Below are Restaurants that offer online gift cards: 

  1. Alton’s Family Restaurant http://www.altonsrestaurant.com/gift_certificates.html
  2. Anchor Bar https://anchorbar.com/product-category/gift-cards/
  3. Anderson’s Frozen Custard https://andersonscustard.com/product/andersons-gift-cards/
  4. Asa Ransom House https://secure.thinkreservations.com/asaransom/gift-certificates
  5. Big Ditch Brewing Company https://big-ditch-brewing-company.square.site/
  6. DiCamillo Bakery (no gift cards online but can order bread and other goods online) https://www.dicamillobakery.com/
  7. Eagle House https://eaglehouseonline.com/purchase-a-gift-card/
  8. Gene McCarthy’s OFW Brewing Company https://genemccarthys.square.site/
  9. Ilio DiPaolo’s https://iliodipaolos.com/shop/
  10. Italian Prime at Salvatore’s http://salvatoreshospitality.com/gift-cards
  11. Pastry By Camille https://www.pastrybycamille.com/store/gift-card
  12. Pearl Street Grill https://pearlstreetgrill.com/products/gift-card
  13.  Red Coach Inn https://reserve1.resnexus.com/resnexus/Reservations/Lodging/GiftCertificates?UID=0F2BD1D0-2D1E-4ABE-9DE8-189EBD7602B1
  14. Ristorante Lombardo https://www.ristorantelombardo.com/purchase-gift-cards/
  15. Russell’s Steaks Chops & More https://salvatoresgrand.com/gift-certificates-new/
  16. SPoT Coffee https://www.spotcoffee.com/shop/
  17. Spring Lake Winery (Open for wine purchasing only. You can still enjoy your bottle of wine by their lake! No online gift cards but online shopping for individuals 21+) https://www.springlakewinery.com/wine-list-shop 
  18. Tavern at Windsor Park https://www.tavernatwindsorpark.com/GiftCards
  19. Village Bake Shoppe (no online gift cards but online store) http://villagebakeshoppe.com/shop/

 

Below are Attractions that offer online gift cards and a way to support online:

  1. Aquarium of Niagara https://www.aquariumofniagara.org/admission/
  2. Artpark https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=ATPV_PLAGENCY_MPV&orgId=39249&pid=8769608#/event/8769608/ticketlist/?view=pricescales&minPrice=5&maxPrice=100&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=false&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false
  3. Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens (no gift cards but support by becoming  a member here https://www.buffalogardens.com/pages/membership
  4. Buffalo Cycle Boats (no gift cards but you can plan an excursion for May here https://buffalocycleboats.starboardsuite.com/
  5. Buffalo Harbor Cruises/Miss Buffalo II https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/buffaloharborcruises/items/?full-items=yes
  6. Buffalo Pedal Tours https://www.buffalopedaltours.com/looking-for-a-last-minute-gift-give-the-gift-of-pedal-tour/ 
  7. Buffalo Philharmonic https://buffalophilharmonicorchestra.localgiftcards.com/
  8. Buffalo RiverWorks https://buffaloriverworks.com/gift-cards/
  9. Buffalo Zoo (no gift cards but you can buy tickets for the future or become a member here https://buffalozoo.org/tickets/ )
  10. CEPA Gallery http://www.cepagallery.org/cepa-gift-certificate/
  11. Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum (no online gift cards but purchase tickets for a later date or become a member here) https://exploreandmore.org/visit/membership/
  12. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House (Buy a Gift Ticket for a one-hour tour to use at a later date or check out their online store
  13. Graycliff (no online gift cards but support by becoming a member here https://experiencegraycliff.org/support/become-a-member/ )
  14. Hornblower Niagara Cruises (buy tickets for the upcoming season here)
    https://www.niagaracruises.com/niagara-falls-schedule-pricing/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwx7zzBRCcARIsABPRscNHKUUOHmLCUE3pIcgWE6muKf3xMCD7d-rWBSgZjDDBmX5O5ZVuLyEaAhCyEALw_wcB
  15. North Park Theatre https://www.northparktheatre.org/giftbooks/
  16. Old Fort Niagara (Make a donation here https://www.oldfortniagara.org/donation)
  17. Rainbow Air Inc. (Plan a trip for the upcoming season and find gift certificate information here https://www.rainbowairinc.com/reservation

 

Speciality Shops & Spas/Salons:

  1. American Harley-Davidson (Check out their online store here https://american-harley-davidson.myshopify.com/)
  2. All That Chocolate (taking orders via phone. 716-751-6105)
  3. Alethea’s (taking orders for pickup https://www.aletheas.com/)
  4. Buffalo Cigars https://www.buffalocigars.com/giftcards/
  5. Clayton’s Toys  (Pick, Wrap, Pack and Ship program https://claytonstoystore.com/services/pick-wrap-pack-and-ship/)
  6. Excuria Salon & Spa https://www.excuriaspa.com/gift-cards/
  7. Half & Half Boutique https://www.halfandhalfboutique.com/collections/gift-cards
  8. Old Editions Bookshop & Gallery (http://oldeditions.com/promotions/)
  9. Talking Leaves…Books (https://www.tleavesbooks.com/talking-leaves-gift-card)
  10. Pumpkins Children’s Clothing (facetime shopping is available and they will mail your purchases. Contact Maggie at (716) 435-6065 to set it up.)

 

Car Services

  1. Buffalo Limousine is still operating. Their vehicles are cleaned, sanitized and disinfected after each trip.  If you need a clean, safe ride, they are perfect.

 

More Information

Want more information on how to help small businesses in Buffalo Niagara? Check out our Ordering Takeout & Delivery From the Comfort of Your Couch blog for details on how to dine-in until restaurants open back up again.

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