What happens to local business when the world shuts down? They still have to find a way to pay their bills and their employees. The only way they are going to keep afloat is through their community? Well-meaning Montgomery County residents like us who want to help. We have a few ideas.
# 1 – Order from a Local Restaurant
Getting tired of cooking every meal yet? Don’t stop giving local Montgomery County restaurants business just because you can’t be there in person. Now is the perfect time to indulge in takeout. Craving sushi? Try Maki Bar in Bethesda. How about Italian? La Bella Vista has a delicious Fettuccini Alfredo.
#2 — Buy a Gift Card from a Local Theater
It may seem like an odd time to buy a gift card, but it’s one of the nicest things you can do for the local theater district. Unlike a restaurant or a clothing shop, there is no way to receive their services online. They strictly rely on people visiting their vicinities. Here’s a few of our favorites:
- The Music Center and Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD
- The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD
- Round House Theater, Bethesda, MD
#3 — Leave a Good Review for a Local Hotel
While the hotels are typically packed around this time of the year, they are struggling to fill any rooms right now. Do you just love the farm-to-table restaurant at the Darcy in DC? Or were you blown away by the service at the Canopy by Hilton in Washington DC Bethesda North? Tell them about it! Hotels live off of good reviews on sites like TripAdvisor. Come summertime, they’ll be grateful for all the new five star ratings.
#4 — Shop Online at Local Businesses
The beauty of a gift shop is that many are still setup for business online. Home furnishing and lifestyle boutique, The Blue House in Bethesda, is offering long-distance delivery and complimentary local deliveries every day. And they say they are “faster than Amazon!” What better time than when you’re house-bound to do some home decorating?