Downtown Dearborn Email Newsletter | April 10, 2020
Although many restaurants and retailers have closed their lobbies in response to the coronavirus, Downtown Dearborn asks the community to continue to support local establishments.

For updates on your favorite Dearborn businesses, join the new  Dearborn: Open for Business Facebook group. Here you will find a link to a list of businesses that are open and those who you can purchase from online. You will also see personal posts from participating businesses.

Thank you for supporting our community members and local economy!
We thank Downtown Dearborn businesses for continuing to serve our community, and encourage business owners to visit our COVID-19 Resources for Downtown Dearborn Businesses website page. W e continue to update it as resources become available.
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Click here f or U.S. Small Business Administration guidance and loan resources.
Monroe Street construction is targeted to start on April 20.

Construction of the North Connector Streetscapes on Howard and Mason Streets is underway.

Thank you community members and businesses for both your excitement and patience.

If you have any specific questions regarding the road construction, such as scheduling, parking or access, please contact the DDDA Office.
As Dearborn Restaurant Week organizers continue to monitor developments related to the coronavirus, Dearborn Restaurant Week 2020 is postponed. Stay tuned for updates as we work to reschedule this annual event celebrating the wide array of diverse cuisine Downtown Dearborn has to offer
 
For the latest updates, connect with Dearborn Restaurant Week on   Facebook Instagram   and  Twitter .
Sheeba Restaurant  is giving back to the community in a big way as owner Ismael Aljahmi is offering free meals to seniors 60 years and older and children under 12 years of age who can’t afford a meal in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

“This is the least we can do for our community,” Aljahmi said. “This is a difficult time and we want to show them we really care.” The free meals consist of chicken, rice and vegetables (or a veggies-and-rice-only option for vegetarians) and are available through pick-up or curbside carryout. 

The full menu is also available for purchase from other patrons. Sheeba East is located at 13919 Michigan Ave. and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit  sheebarestaurant.com  for the full menu and follow/like Sheeba Restaurant on Facebook .
Mike Kirk, long-time Dearborn resident, chair of Dearborn's Design and Economic Vitality Committee, and Principal at Neumann/Smith Architecture is proud to share the work his team has been up to.

A few young designers have co-opted two 3D printing machines, and have started churning out acrylic face masks for local health care workers. They have raised over $3,000 for materials so far and donated 500+ masks, printing at the rate of 60 per day. As of this week, they have received alliance from two other 3D firms and will soon have 6 machines running. Keep up the amazing work!

A GoFundMe page is set up to help underwrite the costs of 3D printing plastic medium and acrylic sheets for the masks!
Be counted today and help make sure Dearborn secures all the federal funds our community deserves!

Data collected determines federal funds for services like police and fire, schools, roads and healthcare. 

To learn about the Census and to take part, visit 2020census.gov .
Dearborn Public Schools is offering free pick-up lunch and breakfast for students during the mandatory shutdown. The program will allow the District’s 20, 700 students to continue to have access to healthy food. Families are able to pick up a bag with both breakfast and lunch for each child in the family. Learn more
Beaumont Health  continues to work together to combat the spread of COVID-19, care for patients who have contracted the virus and protect physicians, nurses and staff.

As the number of COVID-19 patients continues to climb, Beaumont is accepting certain medical supplies and donations to help support the health systems ongoing efforts to protect staff and patients.

Can you donate any of their requested medical supplies and equipment?
Let people know that you're a local gifter, and k eep dollars in our community by purchasing "Gift Local Chamber Bucks" from the  Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce . Chamber Bucks encourage shoppers and foodies to keep it local. They do not expire and are accepted at all participating chamber members shops and restaurants. Interested businesses can sign up, too! Learn More
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