Friday, June 5, 2020
A Weekly Gig Harbor Update

Greetings!

We're here for you with updates each week covering what's open and local businesses to support and what to do while practicing social distancing.

If you have questions, we urge you to join the Mayor's live Q&A sessions, hosted on the City of Gig Harbor Facebook page each Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 AM. You do not need a Facebook account to watch, but you will need one to comment or ask questions.


The Mayor is also on KGHP 89.9 FM each Wednesday at 1:00 PM for live updates.

Announced today - Pierce County has moved into Phase Two.

What's open in Phase Two:

  • All outdoor recreation that involves less than five people outside your household is allowed (camping and beach time).
  • Gatherings with no more than five people outside your household will be permitted.
  • Travel is still limited to non-essential travel within the proximity of your home.
  • Remaining manufacturing, new construction, in-home and domestic services like nannies and housecleaning can resume.
  • In-store retail purchases will be allowed with restrictions.
  • Real estate can resume as well as office-based businesses, although telework remains strongly encouraged.
  • Hair salons, barbers and nail salons can open.
  • Restaurants can open under 50% capacity, with tables that seat no more than five.

Local businesses need to implement the state’s “Safe Start” guidelines before they can re-open, and the Chamber hosts some resources on this topic, along with the state’s guidance at coronavirus.wa.gov. 

Read along in good health, and should you have information to add or update, please drop a note to us via the link below.
Support Local Restaurants:
Take Out and Delivery Options
Welcome to Phase Two -- while today, June 5, is the first dayt of Phase Two, restaurants and retail need to comply with re-opening guidelines in order to re-open. Some may be open today, some may be opening shortly, and some may choose to stay with carry-out for the time being. Below, we have a list of restaurants that have confirmed carry-out, please call for today's status.
Two Loons is a nano-winery in Gig Harbor, they've been making wine here for over a decade but have just started commercial operations. View current releases on the website, and email loons@twoloonswinery.com to place an order or ask questions. Safe delivery or pick up options offered.

Hackers Bar and Grill - open for take-out starting Wednesday, May 20th. Open daily from 9 am - 9 pm with a limited menu. 253-851-5465.

Netshed 9 - open for to-go’s Friday morning until Sunday afternoon with a limited menu. Hours: 9am - 1:30pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. To place an order, call 253-858-7175 from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

Brix 25 - is offering a to-go menu, with the full menu listed at www.brix25.com. Starting this weekend, a weekend meal includes: dinner for two; candlelight; a bottle of bubbly and flowers. There are Happy Hour kits as well, including an appetizer, cocktail kit or wine. Half-priced bottle of wine are available, please note alcohol must be partnered with food for delivery. Open for reservations Friday, June 5.

Anthony's - is open for to-go orders again, starting April 22. Orders will be taken from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, every day.

Ms Saigon - open from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM for takeout and free delivery. 
(within 5 miles for orders from $50 or more). 253-649-0915

Hops n Drops - order and pay online, pick up orders available with no-contact curbside service.

Starbucks (Gig Harbor North) - now open for mobile order pick up orders. Bathrooms, inside lobby, and outside patio are remaining closed at this time. Open daily from 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Panera Bread - limited hours Monday-Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM - take-out only.

Tides Tavern - open for takeout from Wednesday to Sunday, 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM. 253-858-39

Jersey Mike's Subs - Open for online, delivery and carry out orders. Let us make your week fabulously Mike’s Way! Open 10:00AM-9:00PM.

BBQ2U - order online of via phone (253-313-5656) for carryout, 10% goes to Mary Bridge Childrens' Hospital, also available via DoorDash for delivery. Free meals for seniors (with free delivery).

Animarum - call-in, curbside-pickup only, wine menu available. Thursday - Saturday, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - 253- 858-2114.

Susanne's Bakery - open for take out; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wed - Sat, and 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sun. t : 253-853-6220

Blazing Onion - takeout available, 253-514-6703

LeLe - open for takeout and free delivery within 5 miles, call 253-514-6382.

Blue Agave Mexican Grill - open for curbside pickup, open 11:00 AM everyday. Call 253-857-5001 to place an order. Food and margarita specials via Instagram, at @blueagavegigharbor

Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant  - open 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Sunday -Thursday, and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM -9:00 PM. Special Lunch menu available from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Family package meals; Growlers of beer, margaritas, and buckets of bottled beer to-go. Open for curbside pickup, call 253-851-9887.

Fredda and Lorri’s Deli - to-go orders, payments via phone available, 253-689-0180.

Waterfront Natural Market - call in your order and pay by phone. You can let them know if you would like to pick up your order at their door or have it brought to your car. (253) 851-8120

The Harbor General Store - drive-thru or call-in to-go orders are available, grocery items available as well. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sat and Sun, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Deli and cafe close at 3:00 PM. T: 253-358-3241.

Devoted Kiss Cafe - offering takeout orders for the time being. Full menu is available online, reachable for to-go orders at 253-851-0055.

Il Lucano - any and all Take Out Orders for the time being. Full menu is available online, call to order: 253-514-8945.

PHO & More - Reopens today, Friday April 3rd. All menu items are available To Go.
A Minimal Contact Pick Up window is now available. t: 253-313-0459

Applebee's - offering curbside pick-up service, and delivery through DoorDash or Uber Eats. Beer & Wine are available with curbside pick-up, order online or via Applebee’s mobile app.

Tokyo Teriyaki - offering takeout orders. 253-853-3232.

Taco Time - open for drive-thru, 253-851-2888.

Gourmet Burger Shop - open for takeout, 253-858-5205.

Easy Thai Easy Go - takeout available, 253-853-7427.

Fondi Pizzeria - to go orders, also available via Toast or Doordash, 253-851-6666 ext 1

Kinza Teriyaki - takeout available, 253-858-8989

Marketplace Grille - takeout available, 253-858-3487

Pita Pit - takeout available, call-in orders available as well, 253-358-3195

Jimmy Johns - delivery, drive thru, pickup available. Hours from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. 253-858-8960

Moctezuma’s - added curbside delivery, kids eat free. 253-851-8464.

7 Seas Brewing - cases or growlers available to g o - new drive-thru beer service!, 253-514-8129; 3006 Judson St #110

Gateway to India - open 6 days a week for take-out only from 4:30-8:30 PM, from Monday thru Saturday.

Wok and Teriyaki House - takeout available from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM. 253-858-3303

Cutters Point - Flagship and Uptown locations - drive thru or to-go orders, 253-858-8180.

Davenport Coffee - available for take-out orders from 7a-2p

Harbor Taproom - 20% off kegs, growler fills and packaged beer, to go, 253-474-0672

Uptown Perk - open for to go orders , 253-530-8170.

Heritage Distilling - offering spirits delivery, order select products online and delivering straight to your doorstep. Free delivery in the local Gig Harbor area (ZIP codes 98332, 98335 and 98333) with a paid delivery option ($5) to the Key Peninsula and North Tacoma. Online orders qualify for free shipping on orders $50+.

Carl’s Jr - drive-thru available. Full menu is available online. Open regular Hours, 253-858-0577.

Gourmet Meals To Go - pick-up available for customized prepared home meals
 
El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant - any and all take-out orders by phone & payment, pick up in hallway using social distancing table. Full menu is available online, open from
11:00AM – 8:00PM (7days/week), t: 253-858-9077
 
Grand Nutrition - any and all take-out orders available phone order & payment. Full menu is available online, 10:00AM – 2:00PM (Monday-Saturday), (253) 649-5123
 
JP’s Hy yu Hee Hee - any and all take-out orders for the time being. Full menu is available online, for to-go orders, call 253-851-7885. Open Friday, June 5 from 3:00p.
 
Millville Pizza - open 7 days per week, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Carry out available (7 days / week), delivery available through Door Dash. 253-514-8626  
 
Menchies - carry out available, hoping for Postmates delivery soon. Menu available online. 253-732-8883.

Gig Harbor Mini Mart - takeout options include Mexican food, chicken, burgers, breakfast burritos and snack foods.
 
Subway – Gig Harbor North, Kimball Drive, Point Fosdick Locations - take-out orders, phone in order/App, Menu online. Participating with Door Dash, Uber Eats and Postmates. Gig Harbor North: 253-851-6744; Kimball Drive: 253-858-0537; Point Fosdick: 253-858-8919.
 
Table 47 - take-out orders, phone your in order, or place a same-day order on the dedicated online ordering systems. For same-day orders we now have a convenient online ordering system:  https://www.t47.com/order-online . Guests can come in to pick up, or park right outside for curbside pickup (call on arrival), or delivery is free within Gig Harbor; $10 in Pierce and Kitsap counties. New lunch menu available.

Ocean5 – offering a new "Party in a Box" package for delivery or take-out. Includes two pizzas, garden salad, cupcakes, fun craft or activity, 100 pt game play card for future visit at Ocean5. 253-857-4777.
 
Taste of Peru - take-out orders, phone in order, delivery also available within Gig harbor and Fox Island. Menu online, lunch specials available. Extending a 10% discount on all take-out orders to all first responders, healthcare professionals, and those whose incomes have been affected by recent layoffs. 253-313-5198.

Olalla Vineyard and Winery  - Tasting Room is open from 12-5pm daily for "to go" wine. You can call your order in ahead of time and pay over the phone. Your order will be ready for drive-thru pickup. 10% off single bottle sales; 15% off six-pack sales; 20% off case sales. Delivery of six-pack and case sales only on Mondays and Thursdays.
Support Local Businesses:
Social Distancing Activities
Conestoga Wealth Partners will be hosting a food drive and raffle benefitting the Peninsula FISH Food Bank, June 8-12, from 8:00AM - 3:00PM. Details are available here.

Wet Coast Brewing - open 7 days a week for carry out cans, bottles, and growlers. 253-432-4966

Santosha Yoga - has closed their studio permanently.

Cruise Planners of Gig Harbor is proud to make available a special river cruise offer just for our brave front line workers. View details here or call at 253-649-4292, or contact Esperanza at esperanza.demarco@cruiseplanners.com

Hey Darlin' is continuing their weekly "celebration bags" in lieu of re-opening for curbside retail.

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation & Gig Harbor Senior Center are providing grocery shopping and delivery for any senior in our community (55+). Call 253.514.6338 x107 or email hhenson@gigharborfoundation.org for more information.

The Gig Harbor Pierce County Library is closed to the public until Phase Three, but is offering service online.You can call 253-548-3300 or email webref@piercecountylibrary.org with reference questions, requests for book recommendations or questions about how to download free audiobooks or ebooks. The Library is responding to messages from 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and 11-3pm on Saturday. All online resources are available from home with your library card, including free access to Ancestry.com.

The Waterfront Inn - is open for business and accepting reservations.

AR Workshop Gig Harbor   - offering a wide variety of DIY-To-Go projects! Zero-contact curbside delivery available on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-5pm. Visit our website to order your kits, virtual parties, gift cards, and pre-made projects.  

Gig Harbor Audio is available by email/phone for FaceTime walkthroughs (free) as well as shipping of any item. Currently providing networking/wifi support for people telecommuting. Reach them via email at: info@gigharboraudio.com, or via phone at 253-228-6021.

The Best Western Wesley Inn is offering all healthcare, first responders, and essential workers 20% off their stay.

Be Better Gym - offering temporary virtual memberships that can be accessed live or on demand.

Tickled Pink - can help you shop through social media pages "Tickled Pink of Gig Harbor" on Facebook or #tickledpinkstores on Instagram. You can shop; on their new website (link in title) or ask questions by Facebook message or email: karrie.tickledpink@gmail.com

Santosha Yoga - live-streaming yoga classes.

9Round - virtual classes, 253-514-6670.

Y360 - online classes from the YMCA

Sharon’s Resale Boutique - call 253 820-5666 for private shopping appointment.

Dolly Mama - call or visit online for options for gift cards, 253-851-5113.

Galaxy Theatres - Fresh Popcorn pickup on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Make a reservation on their website for pickup, and pickup a $25 gift certificate for use later!

Rosedale Gardens - take advantage of social isolation with outdoor time - pick up new plants!

Java & Clay Cafe - DIY kits TO-GO! Call ahead and pick-up curbside. 253-851-3277

Teaching Toys - open in uptown, Mon-Sat, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 253-514-6113.

Sharon’s Resale Boutique - call 253 820-5666 for private shopping appointment.

van der Veen Jewelers - o pen for appointments. Please call Julie 253-273-8524 or Jann 253-514-9851.

Ken Walker Jewelers - will FaceTime with people who wish to shop, offering curbside pickup for any repairs and new items. 253-851-6516.

The Garden Room - call, email or send a message on social media to arrange a private shopping appointment. 253-514-6033, gardenroom@comcast.net.

The Harbor History Museum - has created site specifically for everyone stuck at home. Entitled "The Harbor Mystery Museum, new stories and projects are added daily!

Harbor Wild Watch – providing online learning opportunities for families (and adults!) at home: Harbor WildWatch provides STEM-based workshops in both Pierce and Kitsap county schools, as well as public programs like beach walks, live SCUBA dives, and presentations from researchers. Every week, the organization will offer three free, educational videos. These videos will be a combination of livestreams and pre-recorded workshops that explore our natural environment, provide STEM learning opportunities, and offer activity ideas for at-home learning.

Peninsula School District is providing free lunches to all students under 18, Monday-Friday between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at:
  • Artondale Elementary;
  • Evergreen Elementary;
  • Purdy Elementary;
  • ​​​​​​​Key Peninsula Middle School; and
  • ​​​​​​​Gig Harbor High School. 

Peninsula School District is also partnering with the YMCA to provide childcare for healthcare workers. Contact (253) 530-1038 or email  burlesond@psd401.net  to begin the intake process. 

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has information available for COVID-19 Drive-thru testing.
Church Services This Weekend with Phase 1 COVID Compliance (and Phase Two Guidance)
Worship services for this Sunday can resume - in Phase Two, outdoor services up to 100, with social distancing guidelines in place, or indoor services can occur with 25% capacity, or 50 people, whichever is greater. In-home services for up to five people can also occur.

Worship services, religious study classes, ceremonies, religious holiday celebrations, weddings and funerals can occur in Phase Two as well.
City Small Businesses Stabilization Grant
On May 28th, the Gig Harbor City Council passed a resolution authorizing the creation of a Small Business Stabilization Grant program to support local businesses and the economy.

The program is funded with $308,000 from a portion of the City’s CARES Act stimulus package distribution. Each awarded grant will be at least $1,500.

Businesses are eligible to apply for a grant if they meet the following criteria:

  • The business must have had a Gig Harbor business license before March 1, 2020
  • The business must be physically located in the City of Gig Harbor
  • The business must be a for-profit business. The City provides other avenues of support for non-profits, including lodging tax grants and creative endeavor grants.
  • The business had ten or fewer full time equivalent employees (FTE) as of March 1, 2020. To determine the number of FTEs employed, for each employee, enter the average number of hours paid per week, divide by 40, and round the total to the nearest tenth. The maximum for each employee is capped at 1.0.
  • The businesses is not owned, or partially owned, by employees or public officials associated with the City of Gig Harbor.
  • The business must have suffered a financial loss due to executive order or proclamation made by Governor Inslee related to COVID-19.

Applications for Small Business Stabilization Grants will be accepted starting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Applications may be submitted at any time - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - until the deadline.
Resources for Individuals
Benefits are available for self-employed workers

Unemployment benefits are now available Washingtonians who have lost work because of the COVID-19 crisis—including freelancers, independent contractors and other self-employed workers. The new federal CARES Act makes this possible.

If you’re a self-employed worker who’s lost income in this crisis (real estate agents, business owners, independent contractors, photographers, freelancers), you may now qualify for unemployment benefits. The amount of financial help varies. But if your application is approved, you will be paid at least the minimum weekly benefit amount, and if that amount is at least $1 per week, you will also receive an additional $600 weekly from March 29 to July 25.

These benefits are also available retroactively to the date of your lost work.
Opportunities to Give Back
Gig Harbor Hotel Spotlight:
The Inn at Gig Harbor
The Inn at Gig Harbor brings a cozy and relaxing ambiance and outstanding service combined with the adventurous style of the Pacific Northwest. The Inn’s premiere location positions you just 10 minutes from waterfront dining, harbor activities and the Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. This quaint, mile long harbor town blends water, arts, nature, history, food and spirits in a way that will make you never want to leave.

City Updates
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The City's staff is committed to delivering services to our residents, and will continue to do so. The Civic Center is now closed through May 18, 2020. Updates and modifications for this week are listed below.
PUBLIC WORKS
DEPARTMENT
UPDATE
The City’s critical infrastructure continues to operate without interruption.

All City utility and transportation operations, maintenance, and capital projects continue to occur. We are still receiving, reviewing, and issuing permits. 

Parks and trails are open, however play structures and sport courts are closed, tennis courts have re-opened along with park restrooms.

GIG HARBOR
POLICE DEPARTMENT
UPDATE
The police department is functioning well. Officers are answering all calls for service. 

COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
UPDATE
Pierce County is now is Phase 2, all construction may now resume with the following conditions: 1) Consistency with Governor’s “Safe Start – Stay Healthy” Construction Safety Guidance (attached) and 2) Locally approved/permitted project.  Contact the Community Development Department for details.