Small businesses need extra boost during unexpected closures

As we continue with the "Stay home, save lives" mandate from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, more brick and mortar stores have had to temporarily close their doors to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


In trying to contain the spread of the highly-contagious illness, on Monday, the governor ordered additional businesses closed, requesting that only "critical workers" report.


Many local businesses are trying to work around the best they can, offering online shopping, curbside pickup or delivery.


One of the best ways to help during this unprecedented time is to support small businesses in any way possible. Need a break from cooking? Consider a carryout or delivery from a local restaurant. Dreaming of summer and the opportunity to escape? Order the perfect summer outfits, or shoes.


Is your favorite business closed for the time being? Consider purchasing a gift card to use after the storefront re-opens.


If financial support is not an option right now, consider sharing your favorite places on social media. Leave a review, tell others why you love this spot.


Here is a list of some restaurants currently open for pick-up or delivery in the Port Huron region. The list is subject to change. Most companies are expected to reopen Tuesday, April 14 when the stay at home order is lifted.


Raven Cafe, 932 Military St.

Jimmy's Frozen Custard, 1334 24th St.

Chef Shells, 324 Superior Mall

Palms Krystal Bar/Chicken in the Rough, 1535 Pine Grove Ave

Vintage Tavern, 103 Michigan St.

Wings Etc., 330 Quay St.

Kabob Grille, 3535 Lapeer

Moe's Corner Deli, 902 Military

Kate's Downtown, 231 Huron Ave.

Darrell's Steak & Seafood, 5078 Lapeer Road, Kimball

The Little Bar Restaurant, 321 Chartier, Marine City

Anita's Riverfront Grille, 341 S. Water St., Marine City

Mannina's Wine House, St. Clair, 201 N. Riverside Drive

St. Clair Coney Island, St Clair, 201 N. Riverside Drive

Four Star Grille, 1835 Gratiot, Marysville


Other restaurants and businesses may be open, be sure to call ahead to verify availability.

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