The response to the coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly changing situation that has already begun to have an impact on the small business community. Believe in Bristol will closely watch for updated recommendations and restrictions regarding businesses at the federal, state, and local levels.
You can support local businesses from home!We recognize and respect that many people are still not comfortable with or able to go out in public. Click Here for a list of downtown businesses that offer gift certificates (which can be purchased now and used later). Below you will find online shopping, and other special services such as delivery and curbside pickup. Note that this list will be updated as new information becomes available.
Emergency Loan Funds available to downtown businesses through the Downtown Bristol Redevelopment Loan Fund and People, Incorporated. $5000 in the form of a 0% interest, no payments for 6 months term loan. Send Application, along with 2 years tax returns, to Shane Simmons and/or Jeremy Repass with People, Incorporated.
The Believe in Bristol office is currently operating on appointment only visitation. Please contact email@example.com or call 423-573-2201 if you need assistance or would like to make an appointment.
Bristol Public Library – Drive through services currently available. The Bristol Public Library and Avoca Branch Library are excited to announce plans for reopening on July 6th. To ensure the health and safety of all patrons and staff, the libraries will initiate social distancing precautions upon reopening that must be adhered to within the buildings. In addition to social distancing precautions, they will be operating on reduced hours and the Avoca Branch Library will have reduced capacity. Curbside service will still be available for patrons that request it.
• Patrons are limited to one hour for library resources, services, computer use, and transactions.
• We ask that you maintain a distance of 6 feet from other library users and library staff when possible.
• You may check out resources at the circulation desk or by using the self-checkouts.
• For your safety, all library staff will be wearing PPE, and patrons are encouraged to wear face masks when inside the building.
• All meeting rooms and study rooms will be closed.
• There will be limited seating available.
• There will be no on-site programs.
• There will be no Children’s gaming computers.
Please visit their website atbristol-library.orgfor complete information about our reopening policies and procedures. The staff greatly appreciats your cooperation and understanding, and is very happy to be able to serve you.
Bristol, Tennessee – All City offices, including those in City Hall and the Municipal Annex, reopened to the public. All visitors to city buildings will be subject to a health screening, which includes a temperature scan and questions related to potential COVID-19 exposure or symptoms. This mirrors the same screening process that all city employees have completed daily since facilities first closed in late March. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask when entering city buildings, and they will be available for individuals who do not have their own. Members of the public are encouraged to continue utilizing electronic or other alternate methods of conducting business with the city whenever possible. For additional information or assistance with these and other services provided by the City, please call (423) 989-5500. Concerns and requests for help also can be submitted online after regular business hours using the Request Tracker button on the City’s web page at www.bristoltn.org. The City will continue to provide up-to-date information on its website at www.bristoltn.org/covid19.
Bristol, VA City Hall and other city buildings remain closed to the public at this time. All business will be facilitate by telephone and email, or an appointment will be made if an in-person visit is required. A full directory of city department contact information is available on our website at https://www.bristolva.org/directory.aspx, or by calling (276) 645-7300. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-645-7333.
Arts & Entertainment Updates:
Birthplace of Country Music Museum — REOPENED Thursday, June 11, and will follow normal hours of operation.
Also, as a way of saying “thank you” for their bravery and compassion in the wake of COVID-19,BCMM is offering healthcare workers and a guest a free pass to tour the museum when they visit through Sunday, August 30. Theyask healthcare workers to show their medical badge at the museum front desk to receive a free pass for themselves and a guest..
To learn more about some of the new procedures in place for the safety of BCMM guests and staff click HERE.
You can also enjoy the Birthplace of Country Music Museum from home by clicking here.
Bristol Academy of Music — Re-open for socially distanced in-person piano, guitar, and ukulele lessons! Still enrolling for summer and for camps!
Bristol Ballet suspended classes and operations in accordance with CDC guidelines. They have taken proactive steps to try to still bring Sleeping Beauty to the stage at a later date if at all possible, and will convey the final plan as soon as it is known. In the meantime, Bristol Ballet is offering online classes at every level and are here to support their dancers. If you would like to join the classes online, please contact Michele at email@example.com or through this website Contact Us form. Summer plans are also being formulated and will be conveyed when they have been finalized, which will depend largely on government restrictions and health department recommendation.
Champion Striking and Fitness — Online training is on the website as well as the daily workout which is also available on the member app.
Japan Karate-Do Organization — In-person and zoom classes available! Gift certificates are available by appointment.
Paramount Bristol has rescheduled a series of events. New dates will be announced on their website on a show-by-show basis, so please check back often.
Theatre Bristol — Full list of COVID-19 updates concerning new show and audition dates can be found HERE. Everything is subject to change, so keeping up with Theatre Bristol on Facebook is encouraged.
Restaurants — Curbside, To-Go, or Delivery
620 State — Dining Room Open. Limited seating available, reservations required, call (423) 652 — 0314. Call for Curbside to go pick up! (423) 652 — 0314 OR use our online ordering or app through ChowNow.
The Angry Italian — Open for Dine In and Take Out with curbside pickup and delivery service available. Call ahead or use online order to assist in minimizing the people in the dining room waiting. Adjusted hours: M-F 11AM until 8PM with the last order taken at 7:30 (Deep dish orders must be in by 7:15). Saturday hours: 1PM until 8 PM with last orders in by 7:30.
Bank Street Bristol — Open for Lunch! 10:00am — 3:00pm
Bristol Bagel & Bakery — Open Wednesday — Sunday, 7:30am — 3:00pm! If you are interested in bulk orders of bagels (24+ of a single variety), cupcakes (12+), soup (8 quarts+) or other catering options, please contact us at 423-652-2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Broad Street on State Retro Diner — Open! Monday 11:30am — 4:00pm, Tuesday 11:30am — 3:00pm, Closed Wednesdays, Thursday & Friday 11:30am — 3:00pm, Saturday 11:30am — 4:00pm, Closed Sundays.
Burger Bar — Indoor dining and patio open! Curbside Pickup and delivery to the immediate downtown area! Call 276-466-6200 or order online!
Cootie Browns — Dining Room Open.Curbside Carryout Available. 11:00am-10:00pm Daily.
Delta Blues BBQ — New Merch available! Carryout and Curbside service available. Dining Room and Patio Now Open! Call 423-573-3382 or order online!
Eatz on Moore Street — Open! Current Hours: Lunch 11:30am — 3:00pm and Dinner 4:00pm — 8:00pm (Closed Sunday & Monday)
Lumac Rooftop Bar — Open! Limited seating, reservations required. Call(276) 696-3535.
Machiavelli's — Open! Dining Room operating at 50% capacity. Walk ins only, no call ahead seating at this time. Open Tuesday — Friday 11am — 10pm. Open Saturday 4pm — 10pm.
Quaker Steak & Lube — Reopened!Online Ordering, Carry Out, Curbside Pick-up, and Delivery through DoorDash available. Family Meals also available. Call 276-644-9464 or order online.
Shanghai — Buffet Service currently available. Online ordering available. Customers in Bristol will have the option to opt for contactless deliveries. Customers can request where the food is delivered and receive an alert when it's ready for pick-up. Order online here or call us at 276-669-9000!
Stateline Bar & Grille — Curbside Pickup, Online Orders, and Delivery from 11am — 8pm, Wednesday — Saturday.Call 423-652-0792. Dining Room OPEN and respecting social distancing guidelines.
Southern Churn — Reopened! Following social distancing guidelines.
Southern Craft BBQ Bristol — Dining Room and Patio open, following distancing guidelines. Bulk Smoked Meats TOGO. Curbside Pickup Available. Call 276-285-5044.
Vivian’s Table — Limited dine-in options available, breakfast and lunch from 7am-2pm Monday-Saturday, limited service in bar area only 4pm-10pm on Friday & Saturday. Carry out, Curbside Pick-up or Delivery still available via Door Dash.
AR Workshop — DIY Kits To Go, Curbside Pickup Available
Cranberry Lane — Open to shoppers!
Fabric ETC — Open Tuesday — Saturday 10:00am — 5:00pm or call 423-967-1230 to schedule for private appointment.
LC King Manufacturing — Factory Store Now Open! Monday — Friday, 10:00am — 3:30pmClosed for the Lake on Saturday and for Church on Sunday
Misty Mountain — Open to shoppers!
Mountain Empire Comics — Open to shoppers!
Salon Bristol (Merle Norman) — Reopened for appointments with new guidelines!Curbside Pickup / Local Delivery Available for Products
Serendipity — Open to shoppers! Curbside pick-up available
Sidetrack Tobacco — Open to shoppers!Curbside Pickup / Local Delivery Available
Studio 6 — Open to shoppers! Curbside Pickup / Local Delivery (10 mile radius)
Team Shear Obsession — Reopened for appointments with new guidelines! Curbside Pickup for Products.
The Answer — Open to shoppers! Monday — Friday, 11am — 6pm and Saturday, 11am — 5pm. Sunday closed. Curbside Pickup Available.
The Trading Shoppees — Help us welcome a new business to Downtown Bristol! Trading Shoppees on the Line is located at 625 State Street right between Cranberry Lane and Southern Churn and is now open!!
Uncle Sam's Loan Office — Open! Tuesday — Friday, 9am — 5pm and Saturday, 9am — 4pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. Practicing 6 ft social distancing and all employees wear gloves and masks.
Visit by Appointment Option Available
Bristol Tattoo Company — Reopen!! Now accepting appointments. Call 423-573-7804 (New guidelines for appointments will be in place). Gift certificates also available.
Golden Rule Tattoo — Reopen!! Now accepting appointments. (New guidelines for appointments will be in place). If you are interested in obtaining a private session tattoo, contact directly at 423-573-8222 to discuss available options. Please come to your appointment alone with with no pending ailments.
Salon 525 — Reopen for appointments only. New guidelines must be followed. Call 276-644-1510 to schedule.
Salon Bristol — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10-6 & Saturday 10-2 (other hours by appointment). Closed Wednesdays and Sundays. Offering curbside pickup, free local delivery and free shipping for Merle Norman and hair products. Accepting new clients and appointments and encouraging everyone to support the stylists during this time. Schedule by phone by calling 276-644-4944 or online.
Salon Remington — Open for Appointments Only, No Walk-Ins. New guidelines must be followed for appointments. Call 423-217-7995. Curbside Pick-up Available for Products.
Team Shear Obsession — Reopen for appointments only. New guidelines must be followed. Call (276) 696-9795 to schedule.
R&R Medicine — Appointments conducted via phone, video, and telehealth conferencing. Not currently taking appointments for direct contact services.
Virginia Vintage Interiors — Appointment only services. If you have custom furniture to drop off or pick up, please schedule an appointment. Current inventory on Facebook and Instagram pages, set up an appointment to see any item in store. Call 276-644-3240 to make appointment.
Brewery & Distillery Updates
Bristol Station Brews & Taproom—Patio open! Adjusted hours: Wed-Fri 5-8 PM / Sat 2-5 PM **Comedy Tour postponed to July 3rd
Cascade Draft House— Open Daily at 2:00 PM. Online Ordering, Curbside Pickup by Appointment, Delivery on Orders Over $25
Lost State Distilling—Currently operating under normal business hours, curbside pickup available. No cocktails sales in the tasting room until further notice, but bottle and merchandise sales available. Buy Any Bottle and Save 10% |Buy 3 or More and Save 15% | Buy 6 Bottles and Pay For 5! Now available: 6oz bottles of hand sanitizer for $6!
O'mainnin's Pub—Reopened Friday June 12th! 50% Capacity, Regular Hours Monday — Sunday 4:00pm — 2:00am
State Street Brewing—Tap Room Open!! Curbside Pick-Up available. Currently offering core beers and some select small batch beers to-go in cans.
Gift Cards Available
Buy Now, Spend Later! Grab a Gift Card from a variety of different downtown Bristol merchants. Full list found on our community notice board HERE.
Other Shopping Specials
Wm. King Clothiers — Back to RegularHours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday open from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. For private appointments please call 423-968-9383
Wm. King Clothiers and Turtleson, both BRISTOL based companies, have partnered up to offer our valued customers and the community a 25% discount through the end of April. Please take a moment to visit our link to the Turtleson website and feel free to share with all of your friends.
Follow the SHOP NOW link below to the Turtleson website and simply enter in the GIFT CODE at checkout.Orders will be processed immediately and shipped directly to you at the address you provide.
GIFT CODE: WKC001
Other Business Updates
Bloom Cafe & Listening Room —Temporarily closed with plans to reopen
Borderline Billiards — Sledgehammer Open Pro Event postponed to August 20-23rd
Kil'n Time Contemporary Ceramics Studio — Temporarily closed with plans to reopen
Macado's — Closed Permanently
Piedmont Station Market — Temporarily closed with plans to reopen
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Community Notice Board
- Michael's Krazy Karaoke Thursdays at 8pm State Line Bar & Grill
- Ladies Night with TJ Darnell Thursdays Delta Blues BBQ
- Grab a Gift Card to Support Downtown COVID-19 Small Business Support Downtown Bristol
- Open Mic Night at Delta Blues Wednesdays Delta Blues BBQ
- Bike Nights Thursday Nights Quaker Steak and Lube
- Music Bingo at Stateline Wednesdays State Line Bar & Grill