We don't have to tell you that everything's a little confusing right now. And with bars and restaurants recently being closed to in-house dining, you may wonder how to support Oxford's local businesses during this time. Keep reading for just a few suggestions from yours truly here at Enjoy Oxford.
Right now it's more important than ever to be there for each other, in ways both big and small. We appreciate that our local businesses are doing their part to keep our community healthy. Now let's return the favor by supporting them!
A lot of restaurants in town are staying open to provide carry-out and delivery services so you can still enjoy their delicious food without having to stay to eat. If you're unsure of a restaurant's hours or delivery options, give them a call and ask! You can also look at Oxford's online ordering and delivery service, Oxford to You, for a list of restaurants you can get delivered.
And this doesn't just apply to restaurants. Did you know that You're Fired, Oxford's paint-your-own-pottery studio, will be doing Pottery to Go? They give you the supplies, you paint at home, and bring your pottery back when it's done! Talk about a fun way to keep yourself and the kids occupied at home. You're Fired will be releasing more information about their Pottery to Go program soon, so stay tuned.
Buy a gift card or two from local businesses to support them in this time and to make sure you're prepared to fully enjoy their services when all of this eventually blows over. Buying a gift card is a great way to remind our local shops that we're thinking of and supporting them, and also a guarantee that we're coming back again in the future.
A lot of local businesses have some kind of online presence, whether it's a website or social media like Instagram or Facebook. Like and/or follow their pages in order to stay up to date on things like changing hours or even special deals. For example, Gaslight Brewhouse announced on Instagram that they're offering a KIDS EAT FREE deal until further notice.
Another nice reason to follow your local businesses online is that it gives you a platform to spread some love! Like and share their posts, recommend their pages to friends, and leave lots of comments of support. Something like that may seem small but right now it could really put a smile on someone's face, and that's important.
For updates on how the City of Oxford is responding to COVID-19, click here.
For updates concerning travel through all of Butler County, click here.