THE WESTVILLE VILLAGE RENAISSANCE ALLIANCE:
SHOP SMALL AND SUPPORT OUR BUSINESSES
PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING, AS MUCH AS WE CAN, THE BUSINESSES THAT MAKE WESTVILLE SO SPECIAL! 
The State is offering relief to small businesses through a  new DECD program called  the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program , a $25 million short-term emergency loan program. Qualifying small businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees can apply for a loan of up to $75,000 or three months of operating expenses (whichever is less). The loan program will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 
 
Eligibility Requirements:
To be considered for this program, a business or nonprofit must:
  • Have no more than 100 employees
  • Be in good standing with the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) & DECD 
  • Have been profitable prior to March 10, 2020— with no adverse personal credit reports 60 days past due the past six months
  • Not be involved in real estate, multi-level marketing, adult entertainment, cannabis or firearms; nor be a state elected public official or state employee
 
For more information on the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program and how to apply, please click here:   https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/CT-Recovery-Bridge-Loan-Program .    You can also find this information on the CMSC website:  https://ctmainstreet.org/ .

SUPPORT WESTVILLE BUSINESSES DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS!

RESTAURANTS:

RAWA  

Open for Take Out! 
3:00pm-8:00pm ( 203) 387-5939
 
Open for Take Out +Delivery
8:00am-3:00pm  (203) 389-4489  

Open for Take Out!  (203) 389-2117  

Open for Take Out!  (203) 389-9474  


Bella's Café 

Lena's Cafe
Open for Take Out 830am-2:00pm. Every day but Tuesday  (203) 397-5885
ONLINE SHOPPING + GIFT CARDS!

Elm City Sounds
Closed but you can Shop Online  HERE !  

Alisa's House of Salsa
Purchase Gift Certificates for yourselves, friends, and Family HERE .

Vintanthromodern 
Open by appointment or shop online! 20% of Gift Cards, 20% In-Shop purchases and FREE SHIPPING.  SHOP HERE  Or Buy a Gift Card !

Strange Ways
Shop online and stay up to date HERE FREE SHIPPING orders over $20  SHOP HERE.
 
The Well For Women
Purchase Gift Cards and take Online Yoga Classes  HERE

Mew Haven Cat Café 
Storefront Closed. buy a  Gift Card  HERE

The Frame Shop
Call for Delivery, "Zoom Framing", and gift cards HERE . (203) 387-2539  

Soho Hair Group & Day Spa
Purchase Gift Cards Online HERE  

Racquet KOOP  
is Open (203-389-1900) for Gift Cards

Keys On Kites 
is Open. E-mail HERE  for Gift Cards
JOURNEYING, TWO SOLO EXHIBITIONS
BY FRANK BRUCKMANN AND KIM WESTON
Frank Bruckmann, I-95 Reststop Milford, 54"x72", $8,500
Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) will be implementing a new dimension to its online presence this week, designed to keep the art savvy public engaged, and keep its artist community thriving, during this challenging time. Beginning with this month’s exhibition, “Journeying,” two solo shows by Frank Bruckmann and Kim Weston.

I-Visit Tab on Website:  KLG has launched a new section of its website, “I-Visit,” that will allow viewers a chance to make a virtual visit to the gallery. This section will include:
  • I-Tour: Take a personalized tour of the exhibitions narrated by the artists, and/or enjoy a conversation between the artists and guest curators. This month, Sarah Fritchey, Curator at Artspace New Haven, will be in conversation with artists Kim Weston and Frank Bruckmann. Air Date TBD.
  • I-Buy: Like what you see? Peruse our new online shop, complete with an entire image catalogue from the shows, and for the first time ever, an actionable “BUY NOW” button. We will pack and deliver or ship the works right to your door.

In addition to the new online opportunities to view and support the local artists at KLG, the gallery will also be open by appointment. To schedule an appointment, email  kehlerliddell@gmail.com , or follow this link to sign up for a  Small Group Tour with artist Frank Bruckmann 

Regarding the tours, for the health and safety of all, no more than 5 people will be permitted into the 2,000 square foot gallery space at any given time. Rest assured, KLG is taking every precaution as outlined by the CDC to wash and sanitize common areas. We also ask guests to adhere to social distancing recommendations of 6ft between each other while in the gallery.

Gallery hours: Thursday – Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday–Sunday,10am-4pm. The gallery is free and open to the public.   www.KehlerLiddellGallery.com .
Kim Weston, Aztec Winds, 40”x60”, Photograph printed on Metal
ODEON BOUTIQUE 
SUSAN TABACHNICK | ARTIFACTS @DASILVA GALLERY
“My mom taught me to embroider when I was a small girl. Then came sewing, crocheting, knitting. Later on I became a weaver. Working with textiles aligned with my tendencies towards perfection; something that the shadow boxes take full advantage of.

​Making these small pieces of work has been joyous. Small, disparate pieces with past lives finding a new one. I like the perceived limitations of the rectangle, and that the items visibly balance without worrying about how they do so physically. Framing the works allows the viewer to focus on the small items, looking, often for the first time, at their design, function, and material.”

Call for appointment:  (203) 387-2539

DaSilva Gallery, 897-899 Whalley Avenue
Additional resources:

Governor Lamont has ordered Connecticut residents to "Stay Safe, Stay Home."  All non-essential workers statewide are being directed to work from home, effective March 23. Read the guidance provided by DECD HERE

For the latest information, resources, executive orders, and guidance related to coronavirus, check here:  https://portal.ct.gov/CoronaviruS


 

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Participate in the Together New Haven Campaign :   I f you are a local business, non-profit, artist or freelancer, we want to help you get the support that you deserve. New Haven residents love your services, and we want to help you stay connected! Join the  #togethernewhaven  campaign by emailing us your info!  This campaign was created to help support our local businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please join us in encouraging residents of New Haven to BUY Local, connect to local business and their virtual offerings, buy gift cards from local businesses and more. To participate please send an email to The Director of Cultural Affairs, Adriane Jefferson at  ajefferson@newhavenct.gov , Place “Together NH" in the subject Line and follow the below directions.  
In the body of the email: 

  1. Enter your Full Name 
  2. Enter a 1-2 sentence Together New Haven Message 
  3. Attach a picture of yourself that we can use to create your Together New Haven Flier  
  4. Upload links to any New Haven Business, Non-profit, artist, and freelancers that have recently converted their business to virtual offerings 
  5. Enter your email address 
  6. State that you are giving the City Approval to create your together New Haven flier and release to the public as part of the Together New Haven Campaign.
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