Dear Restaurant Owners

City aids in keeping restaurants running during state mandated closures  
PEORIA – March 23, 2020 –  The City of Peoria’s response to COVID-19 has been evolving at a rapid pace. As of Saturday, March 21, at 5 p.m. all restaurants across the state of Illinois are required by law to be closed to the public. Drive-through, carryout and delivery services are still permitted; and Peoria is working to help restaurants keep their foot traffic flowing. 
If you would like to be included in a  list of restaurants open for curb-side pickup ,  delivery and carryout.  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 (BCC19-2) is our second, 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. Our next notice (BCC19.3) will focus on Finance.

We encourage all to comply with the stay at home order and practice social distancing.


Kevin S Evans
Kevin S. Evans
Senior Economic Engagement Specialist