Dear Restaurant Owners

Ready to Reopen to Public?

We have developed a new resource to assist you with navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. We have launched a new blog which features resources for you to share with your employees as well as resources for you to learn more about things like what reopening will look like here in Peoria. This first issue features a grant for full-time restaurant employees and a survey for Restaurant Owners. Reopening Restaurants in Peoria

If you would like to be included in a  list of restaurants open for curb-side pickup ,  delivery, carryout and alcohol.  Register Here! : Our list is constantly changing, we encourage customers to call ahead or check your restaurant’s website for further information or direction prior to placing an order. 
Customers who utilize curb-side services are also encouraged to follow some commonsense driving laws when picking up their orders; including the following:
- Do not stop in traffic lanes
- Do not bock fire hydrants
- Do not stop in handicap parking spaces

Parking spaces in front of restaurants that offer curb-side service, carryout and pickup need parking spots reserved for customers.   Downtown Restaurants should have meters bagged to identify designated Curbside Pickup areas. To obtain more information on designating parking or bagging a meter email.

This notice (BCC19-8) is our eighth, and many more will follow to inform you of resources available through the City, County, State, Federal Agencies, and other partners. So please share this with other businesses that would benefit. Upcoming notices will feature CDBG loan funds to support Peoria based businesses.

We encourage all to comply with the stay at home order and practice social distancing. Finally thank you to all the essential businesses and their workers for providing valuable services during the stay at home order. Additional thanks to non-essential businesses and their workers for respecting the stay at home order.

Kevin S Evans
Kevin S. Evans
Senior Economic Engagement Specialist