Coronavirus has shut down many businesses in town, and many of those remaining open have adjusted their services to ensure customers are able to safely shop and adhere to government recommended social distancing standards.
Below is the latest news from local stores. This shouldn’t be considered an exhaustive list, and we will add new business updates as we become aware of them. If you know of anything we’ve missed, please leave a comment below or email us at [email protected] This article was last updated on March 24st at 5:20pm.
Scroll all the way down for quick links to online shopping websites for local businesses.
Arctic Inc. Heating & Cooling continues to offer its service 24/7. The company believes customers come first, and payment options are available when needed. Mention one of the coupons below to save on your next service call.
Hooper Printing is currently closed to the public, but orders can still be placed for delivery. Call them at 616-897-6719 or visit their website to get a quote on your next print job.
North Star Antiques is open for online shopping only. Shop at anytime through the store’s online shopping portal. North Star Antiques offers an eclectic mix of items from records to novels to furniture. It also has Country Chic paint that is perfect for that long-delayed project you now have time to complete. A small jar of paint starts at $8.95 and orders of more than $50 ship free to outside Lowell. Follow the North Star Antiques Facebook page to see new items added daily.
ACA Training Center: While the ACA Training Center is currently closed, its 2020 summer programs are still planned to go on as scheduled. You can view all their programs on their website.
Ability Weavers has temporarily closed its retail store. However, customers can still order through the store’s Etsy shop or browse products online and call 616-929-0211 to order. Porch pick-up available, or items may be shipped.
Bettie’s Pages is closed to in-store shopping and deliveries. You can order online through Bookshop. Audiobook fans can support Bettie’s Pages with a subscription to libro.fm and get two audiobooks for the price of one with the code SHOPBOOKSTORESNOW. Finally, tune into Facebook each night at 7pm for a virtual storytime.
Chimera Design is temporarily closed. Visit their website to see an online catalog of available items.
Creative Party Bug temporarily closed. They have homemade hand sanitizer for sale and is working on developing Creative Kits which will be DIY projects for adults and children to complete at home available through delivery.
Curtis Cleaners is open and working to maintain a safe and sanitized space. They ask that customers come alone to do their laundry, if possible, wait in their vehicles while clothing is being washed and dried and then fold their items at home. For those who would rather not come in to do their laundry, Curtis Cleaners offers a “Wash, Dry, Fold” service in which they will wash, dry and fold your laundry for you. The store is continuing its existing pick-up and delivery stops as well. Dry cleaning customers can call the route manager at 616-307-0544 to use this free service. Curtis Cleaners is also working to accommodate laundry pick-ups for the elderly, immunocompromised and others who cannot leave their home. While they can’t guarantee they can accommodate all pick-up requests, call the route manager at 616-307-0544, and they will do their best to help.
Dumpling: Local resident Meg D. offers delivery services through the Dumpling app. Right now, she is offering deeply discounted rates for all customers and free delivery for those age 60 and older. She can deliver from any restaurant in Lowell offering takeout. See her page on Dumpling to download the app.
Flat River Grill is temporarily closed until further notice.
Fry Daddy’s is temporarily closed until further notice.
Main Street BBQ is temporarily closed until further notice.
Meijer has changed its hours from 8am-10pm each day. Senior citizens and those with chronic health conditions can shop from 7am-8am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meijer team members and essential service workers can shop from 7am-8am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Pay-at-pump fuel will be available for purchase 24/7.
Red Barn Market will bring your order to your car if you call ahead. For the week of March 16th, they currently anticipate their hours for takeout food orders to be: Tuesday, 10a-7p, Wednesday & Thursday, 10a-6p and Friday & Saturday, 10a-7p. They suggest calling ahead for food or cider orders, and you can reach the store at 616.987.3182. A list of items sold in the store can be found on Facebook.
Rookies will be closed due to the Executive order to stay at home.
Tap House Bo offers online shopping, can do curbside pick up or will deliver to your home or business via Tap House Takeout. They will even wait in the car while you try on your new outfit to make sure it fits.
Lowell Online Shopping Quick Links
North Star Antiques (Antiques and Country Chic paint)
Bettie’s Pages (Books)
Lavender & Lace Boutique (Women and baby clothes and accessories)
Tap House Bo (Women’s clothing and accessories, candles, kitchenware and gift items)