Ways to Support Local Businesses in Downtown Springfield
Small businesses, restaurants, and local organizations needs your help.
In Springfield and Hampden County, the hospitality industry employs more than 30,000 people—chefs, hotel workers, waiters, retailers, tour operators, event planners, caterers, museum staff and many, many others—that make a living serving both visitors and local residents at restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, attractions, sporting events and elsewhere.
Because of COVID-19, canceled gatherings and a loss of revenue, our locally-owned, small businesses need community support more than ever.
One easy way to help: If you can afford it, consider making a purchase online in the coming days or weeks from a local business, whether if it’s for yourself or for family or friends.
Restaurant and retail gift cards, order take out from your favorite locally owned businesses, and more can be delivered right to your door. Many local restaurants have the option to purchase gift cards directly on their website. Tickets for future hands-on classes or events can be purchased now in order to help keep small businesses running.
Below, we’ve rounded up more than 20 direct links to websites where you can make these purchases.
We’ll be updating and adding to this list as fast as we can, and if you don’t see a business you’re looking for, you can always give them a call directly to ask what options they may have. If you can’t afford to make a purchase right now, consider sharing this page with a friend or family member who may be interested in helping.
Restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops
As of right now the following local restaurants are open for take out or delivery.
Consider purchasing gift cards or tickets to activities and events from these local organizations.
If you see a downtown business or organization not mentioned in this post, please email email@example.com