The team at the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation has been doing all we can to stay on top of the current COVID-19 situation, especially as it relates to the small businesses that are so important to our downtown. We are in regular contact with a consortium of other downtown organizations across New York State to share information and best practices that can benefit all of our districts, and we have remained in regular communication with the Schenectady Mayor’s office and other local officials.
While we all are adjusting to the temporary new normal of social distancing, please know that our small businesses are doing everything they can to follow their new restrictions while continuing to serve the community in a safe and sensible manner. We are compiling and sharing details on what many of our downtown businesses and organizations are offering to help you make choices on how to show your support. Thank you for remembering local businesses during this difficult time!
Be sure to check out these ongoing business specials:
💙 Great Flats Brewing: Offering their craft beers to-go. Now open for indoor seating.
💙 Pho Queen: Takeout and delivery menu available. Indoor seating now open.
💙 Slick’s Restaurant & Tavern: Indoor dining now available.
💙 True Juice Cafe: Indoor dining now available.
(In compliance with state mandates, face masks must be worn when not seated at your table)
💙 Frog Alley Brewing: Offering cans of some of their most popular craft beer and a Frog Alley growler and fill of your choice. Now delivering 4 packs and kegs to your home. Outdoor patio now open.
💙 Malcolm’s: Offering takeout and delivery. Patio now open for outdoor dining with new safety and distancing policies.
💙 Raw Healthy Cafe: Normal hours for the Cafe side only; call ahead and take out only + Doordash and Grubhub for delivery. Curbside pickup is available. Outdoor seating now open.
💙 Union Inn: Outdoor patio now open.
💙 151 Bar and Restaurant: Full food menu, beer and growlers to go. Patio now open for outdoor dining and limited inside seating now available with new safety and distancing policies.
💙 20 North Broadway Tavern: Delivery menu available Monday thru Saturday. Patio now open for outdoor dining and limited indoor seating available.
💙 Ambition Coffee & Eatery, Inc.: Offering takeout and delivery. Outdoor seating and indoor dining now available.
💙 Annabel’s Pizza Co.: Now open at 108 State Street. Serving wood-fired pizza to-go and for dine-in.
💙 Backstage Pub LLC: Offering family meals, beers and beverages to go. Outdoor patio and inside seating now available.
💙 Centre Street Pub: Offering pickup and delivery. Patio now open for outdoor dining and limited indoor seating available.
💙 Clinton’s Ditch: Patio now open for outdoor dining and inside seating available.
💙 Hunter’s on Jay: Takeout menu and beer growler fills. Outdoor patio now open and inside seating available.
💙 Isopo’s Downtown Pizza: Takeout and delivery available.
💙 Jay St. Pub – Outdoor patio area open as well as inside seating options.
💙 Johnny’s Schenectady: Now open for indoor dining and patio seating. Seating at 50% capacity so reservations are recommended. Take-out still available.
💙 Katie O’Byrne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant: Open for takeout of their full menu. Outdoor patio and inside seating now open.
💙 Mad Jack Brewing Co. at The Van Dyck: Open for takeout and delivery Monday thru Friday, 4-8pm, and Saturday, 1- 8pm. $30 takeout special: pizza, wings, salad, growler fill. Indoor and outdoor seating now open.
💙 Manhattan Exchange: Takeout and curbside service available. Patio now open for outdoor dining as well as inside seating with new safety and distancing policies.
💙 Maria’s Cafe and Catering: Takeout, free delivery and curbside service on full menu. Outdoor seating now open along with limited inside seating.
💙 Mexican Radio: Now open for outdoor and indoor dining.
💙 MORE PERRECA’S: Open for full-service outdoor seating on the patio and indoor dining for lunch, served Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm, Dinner, served Wednesday-Sunday from 4-9pm and Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm. Offering family style to-go meals and a special drive-thru at the rear of the building on Mondays and Tuesdays.
💙 Morrette’s King Steakhouse: Outside dining now available as well as inside seating. Free delivery on select orders and special meal deals available.
💙 Nico’s Pizzeria & Roof Top Tavern: Takeout options available as well as indoor and outdoor patio for dining.
💙 Square One Cafe: Full beverage and kitchen menu now available for takeout. Outdoor seating and indoor dining now open.
💙 Tara Kitchen: Family take-out menu available; online ordering now available. Outdoor patio now open for dining as well as inside seating.
💙 Villa Italia Bakery: Offering takeout of pastries, coffee, cakes, breads and desserts. Call ahead to have your order ready to go. Please note the reduced hours during this time.
💙 Whistling Kettle: Offering to-go options and delivery. Now open for outdoor and indoor dining.
💙 Zen: Offering takeout and delivery from 3-8 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Now open for outdoor and indoor dining.
💙 Bombers Burrito Bar: Takeout and delivery available.
💙 Cafe Coffee: Offering delivery and take out for groceries, deli items, convenience store items and made-to-order full menu items.💙 Executive Lounge: Takeout and delivery are available, as well as Grubhub and DoorDash.
💙 Lyle’s Hoagies: Offering takeout and delivery.
💙 Mike’s Hot Dogs: Open daily from 6:00AM – 7:00PM for takeout.
💙 Persian Bite: Takeout available.
💙 Pizza King: Online ordering available for delivery.
💙 Taj Mahal: Serving at Schenectady Greenmarket from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Sunday near City Hall.
💙 Ya Ya’s House of Southern Cuisine: Offering takeout specials for lunch and dinner.
💙 Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery: Open for regular hours, Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm. Online ordering still available. Masks are required for in-store shopping and there is a limit of four customers inside at any one time.
💙 Bittersweet Candy: Open Thursday – Friday from 11am-5pm and Saturday – Sunday from 11am-2pm. Pick up dates and deliveries to the immediate area are available.
💙 Bluebird Home Decor: Offering gift baskets and items for shipping and curbside pickup. Open for in-store shopping.
💙 Cappiello Foods, Inc.: Open normal business hours.
💙 Civitello’s Italian Pastry Shoppe: Offering takeout service; open regular business hours.
💙 Clinton Street Mercantile: Now reopen for normal business hours. Stop in Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-2pm.
💙 The DillyBean: Open Sunday from 10am-2pm and by appointment. Online ordering now available.
💙 Downtown Designs Vintage: Open for in-store shopping with limited hours.
💙 Electric City Art Gallery: Now reopen Friday-Sunday 11am-4pm.
💙 Experience & Creative Design: Open for in-store shopping . The entire store will be 50% off (select items 75% off); all sales final.
💙 Heather’s Naturals: Visit their website to purchase items online.
💙 Hermie’s Music Store: Online ordering available.
💙 Lennon’s Irish Shop: Now reopen with hours from 11am-4pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday.
💙 New York Folklore: Now open for in-person shopping: 10AM to 3:30PM Tuesday through Saturday; 10AM to 2PM (Greenmarket hours) on Sundays.
💙 The Open Door Bookstore: Customers can place orders online (https://www.opendoor-bookstore.com/) and ask for their books to be shipped to their homes. Open for in-store shopping with full safety protocols in place.
💙 Orion Boutique: Reopen for in-person shopping.
💙 Perreca’s Bakery: Open normal hours.
💙 Sassy’s Satellite: Visit their website to purchase items online.
💙 Schenectady Habitat ReStore: The ReStore has reopened for in-person shopping. Shop quality, affordable furnishings while supporting affordable housing. Donations by appointment only.
💙 The Schenectady Trading Company: Order online for store pickup or curbside delivery. The store remains open and grocery items are available for purchase.
💙 The Silver Shop: Reopen for in-store shopping 11am to 4pm Tuesday-Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday’s. Closed on Monday’s.
💙 Testa’s Pantry: Continues to be open for online/phone orders and retail curbside pickup.
💙 The Whitney Book Corner: Reopen with safety precautions in place. Face masks will be required and shopping time is limited to fifteen minutes per person.
💙 BEX: Open and booking appointments online.
💙 Blessings Ceremony Space: Social Distance Weddings – Licenses are available through my personal network of town and city clerks; Virtual and Social Distance Celebrations of Life – Funerals are important to help families along their grief path. Blessings Ceremony and Blessings Course Building now open by appointment.
💙 Canvas, Corks & Forks: Offering curbside pick up of online class materials as well as food and drinks to go.
💙 Clinton Street Groomery: Open limited days and hours.
💙 CREATE Community Studios: Check out their new “Taking Care” video series where you will be guided through art making with daily prompts. New videos will be uploaded daily, so check back frequently for new prompts, or subscribe to be updated about a new upload! You can also purchase a “Taking Care” box packed with art-making essentials.
💙 ECCO Salon: Now open.
💙 Healing Path Massage: Now open for appointments.
💙 Key Hall at Proctors: Now open for tours; appointments are required. Please call 518-370-1167 to schedule yours today.
💙 Koppett: Now offering all training and coaching programs virtually: specializing in online presentation skills, remote team communication and leadership, and resilience; see details on their website.
💙 The Makeup Curio: Offering virtual makeup classes; sign-up through their Facebook page.
💙 miSci (the Museum of Innovation and Science): Reoping July 16. Providing free online educational videos and new digital content across its social media platforms. ‘miSci on the Move’ will cover a wide range of topics and have new content uploaded every week.
💙 Mopco Improv Theatre: Offering online improv performances (free) and classes; sign up through their website.
💙 Moisture Salon: Open with full safety measures and limited clients at a time.
💙 Myers Ballet School: Offering virtual dance classes for ages 5-adult at reduced rates. Please register at Myersballetschool.org. Offering in-person classes with very limited space beginning July 20.
💙 Schenectady County Historical Society: Library and Mabee Farms are now open. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
💙 Schenectady County Public Library: Now open for curbside pickup.
💙 Studio 4 Hot Yoga & Pilates: Offering online classes; sign-up through their website. Be sure to check their website and Facebook page for updates on outdoor classes.
💙 Tattoo Blues: Now open and taking appointments.
💙 ume:urban.massage.elite., LLC: Now open by appointment.
💙 WET Beauty Lounge: Now open by appointment, Wednesday -Friday 8am-7pm and Saturday 9am-2pm.
💙 Yoga Bliss on the Blvd.: Offering online yoga classes; reserve your space ahead of time and receive a link to the class prior to the start time.
This list will be updated as we continue communications with our Downtown Schenectady businesses. Please continue to visit cdc.gov, ny.gov and schenectadycounty.com for the most updated and current COVID-19 information available.
If you are a downtown business that is offering a special, please email us at email@example.com!