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. All visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times and subject to a temperature check upon arrival.
Bristol Public Library — The Bristol Public Library is offering curbside pickup of materials put on hold. Between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, patrons will be able to pick up holds they have placed using the online catalog. The Bristol Public Library — main library location is open to the public with new operating hours: Monday — Thursday 10:00 AM — 7:00 PM |Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM | Sunday Closed
To keep each other safe there will be new guidelines and safety precautions in place:
• 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 at bristol-library.org for complete information about reopening policies and procedures.
Bristol, Tennessee — All City offices, including those in City Hall and the Municipal Annex, have 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. Pursuant to Sullivan County Executive Order 2, visitors are required 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, Virginia 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:
Bristol Academy of Music — Piano, Guitar, Ukulele lessons have moved back to in-person in the studio. The option to maintain your lessons online is still available. Unfortunately, due to the nature of singing and the increased risk of infecting/infection we have to keep our voice lessons online for the summer. This decision has been made based on the most current research regarding singers. Full list of guidelines in place can be found here.
Bristol Ballet — In studio and online options for students, with all safety mandates and protocols being observed to keep our dancers and staff protected. Our most exciting news is that we’re going to bring The Nutcracker to the screen at the Moonlite Drive In! Through an agreement with Barter Theatre, we have secured December 13 at 6:30pm for people to watch this beloved holiday classic from the safety of their cars. Since theaters are not yet open for large public performances like The Nutcracker, this option enables us to keep the tradition alive and also give our dancers goals and performance opportunities. Video from last year will be combined with newly filmed sections that the dancers have worked on this season, and edited together for a fun cinematic event. Recording locations will be at the Paramount Center for the Arts and some outdoor venues around the area. Opportunities for sponsors and donors are available and will be much appreciated. Losses from revenues over the last 6 months is significant, as it is with many businesses. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to discuss how your donation or sponsorship can be best used. Tickets for The Nutcracker are on sale now — click here to purchase. Information about classes can be found at www.bristolballet.org.
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 — In the middle of their best season ever, the Paramount had to shut their doors resulting in a total loss of revenue. The Paramount will reopen as soon as it possibly can, but have taken a huge financial hit. Consider contributing to the Ghost Light Fund, all gifts up to $30,000 will be matched by Paramount Board President Rob Simis and Teresa Cloyd, Bennett and Anne Cowan and season sponsor Edward Jones Investments.
During the shutdown, we will be busy with important maintenance projects and system upgrades. With your support, The Paramount’s prompt return will help historic Downtown Bristol spring back to life! Check back often as the Paramount continues to reschedule 2020 events.
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: Tuesday — Friday 11am — 9pm, Saturdays 1pm — 9pm. Our last orders will be taken until 8:15 for Deep Dish Pizza and 8:30 for Tavern Style Pizza.
Blackbird Bakery— Limited indoor dining with social distancing now available.Out door dining and carry out also available. Monday — Saturday, 6:00am — 10:00pm.
Bloom: Cafe & Listening Room — Open! Wednesday through Monday from 8:00am to 3:00pm (Closed Tuesday). Dine In and Carry Out.
Bristol Bagel & Bakery — Open Monday — Friday, 7:30am — 3:00pm | Saturday — Sunday 8:00am — 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 — Reopened! 11:30-3:00 PM, closed Sundays and Wednesdays.
Cootie Browns — Dining Room Open. Curbside Carryout Available. 11:00am-10:00pm Daily.
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 daily for drinks and appetizers, 3:00pm to 10:00pm! Limited seating, first come first served.
Machiavelli's — Open Tuesday — Saturday from 4:00pm to 9:00pm for Dine in, Carry Out and Curbside Pick Up. Please make reservations for parties of 6 or more.
Quaker Steak & Lube — Dining room and patio open. Back to normal hours.
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 — Dining room open! Family Meal Deals Togo, curbside and delivery also available
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 — Open for breakfast and dinner! Breakfast: Monday — Saturday 7:00 AM — 10:30 AM | Brunch: Sunday 7:00 AM — 2:00 PM | Closed for Lunch: Monday — Friday (grab-and-go options available) and Saturday 10:30 AM — 2:00 PM | Dinner Daily: 5:00 PM — 9:00 PM. Carry out, Curbside Pick-up or Delivery still available via Door Dash.
A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts — Open Sunday — Friday from 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Boyd's Bicycle Shop — Open to the public, Hal and Marty are waiting for you!
Blakley Mitchell — Open Monday-Friday 9:30 AM — 5:30 PM | Saturday 9:30 AM — 5:00 PM
Burlap Nest Creations — NEW TO DOWNTOWN! Located at 834 State Street, they sell Dixie Belle paint, repurposed furniture, and gifts. They also offer classes, parties and walk-in paint projects.
Cranberry Lane — Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Fabric ETC — Open Tuesday — Saturday 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM or call 423-967-1230 to schedule for private appointment.
Goodman Jewelers — Open Monday-Tuesday/Thursday-Friday, 9:30 AM — 5:30 PM | Wednesday 9:30 AM — 1:00 PM | Saturday 9:30 AM — 2:00 PM
Grand Antiques — Open normal hours
LC King Manufacturing — Factory Store Now Open! Monday — Thursday, 10:00 AM — 3:30 PM | Friday, 10:00 AM — 2:30 PM | Closed Weekends and Holidays. Small Batch Collection, and other LC King classics, available for purchase online.
Mini Corner Mart — NOW OPEN at 527 State Street!! A new convenient store right in the heart of State Street.
Misty Mountain — Open to shoppers Tuesday — Saturday 11:00 AM — 7:00 PM.
Mountain Empire Comics — Open to shoppers! Back to normal hours.
Rug Man & Antiques — NOW OPEN at 511 State Street!! Specialties include Persian and Oriental rugs (both antique and new).
Salon Bristol (Merle Norman) — Reopened for appointments with new guidelines! Curbside Pickup / Local Delivery Available for Products
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, 9:00am — 5:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am — 4:00pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. Practicing 6 ft social distancing and all employees wear gloves and masks.
Willow Creek Antiques — Open to shoppers Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM | Sunday 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Wm. King Clothiers — Back to Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, open from 10:00am to 5:30pm | Saturday open 10:00am-2:00pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. For private appointments please call 423-968-9383.
Visit by Appointment Option Available
Boxwood Antiques — Call 276-644-9520 for private shopping appointment
Bristol Tattoo Company — Reopen!! Now accepting appointments. Call 423-573-7804 (New guidelines for appointments in place). Gift certificates also available.
Golden Rule Tattoo — Reopen!! Now accepting appointments. (New guidelines for appointments 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.
Hallway 9 — Now open at 26 6th Street! New hat emporium and art gallery, message Hallway9@yahoo.com to make your appointment today!
McClellan's Antiques — Call 423-573-3512 for private shopping appointment
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.
Brewery & Distillery Updates
Bristol Station Brews & Taproom — Patio and taproom open! Adjusted hours: Wednesday-Thursday 5-10 PM / Friday 5-11 PM / Saturday 12 PM-11 PM
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 and back to 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.
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