Indy Maven Coronavirus Resource Guide: Retail and Other Business Services

Find new and creative ways to shop online and support local retailers as we are all stuck at home for the foreseeable future.
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Indy Maven is nothing without our amazing community and to that end we want to be a resource for you as we all navigate our new world amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re navigating school and business closures, managing life while working from home, or social distancing, we’re here with info on how you can help Indianapolis businesses and what new services companies are offering in this ever-changing landscape. Click here for our main resource page with links to guides in different categories

There is nary an industry in Indianapolis that isn’t taking a big hit due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the limited movement of all the citizens of our city As retail locations are forced to close and we are all homebound, it’s important to remember that many of them are still selling products and gift cards online or even offering curbside pickup for products. Many other businesses are adapting on the fly—and we must say, we’ve been impressed with everyone’s ingenuity and creativity.

Here are more ways you can support our community’s entrepreneurs. You can also check out this small business support guide from our friends at PATTERN.

SILVER IN THE CITY

While Silver in the City (an Indy Maven partner) has temporarily closed their physical locations, they are offering curbside pickup at both their Mass Ave. and Carmel locations, as well as same-day delivery on orders placed by 3 p.m. (to arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.). Perhaps you have a friend who’s in need of a little pick-me-up or is missing a birthday celebration because of social distancing? Head to their website and find the perfect gift for anyone in your world. You can also stay up-to-date by following the store on Instagram @silverinthecity.

HOMESPUN: MODERN HANDMADE

The crafty creative store is open for business online (and by phone) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. They are offering curbside pickup as well as delivery if you’re within a five-mile radius of their Mass Ave. location. Desperate for a new project for the kiddos? They’ve got you covered.

NEWFANGLED CONFECTIONS

The sweet treat company (and Indy Maven partner) is here for all your sugary needs. They are offering free shipping for two select products (or combined orders of over $35) through their website. You can use code INDYLOVE for The Best Chocolate in Town’s “Indy Love” 20-piece chocolate sampler or “Big Love” 40-piece chocolate sampler, both assortments of premium dipped chocolates. Profits from the Indy Love sampler will go directly to the company’s production team. “We know emotional wellness is important during this time, so feel free to send some chocolates to your loved ones! Don’t forget, take care of yourself too ❤️,” says owner Carrie Abbott. You can email them with questions about custom orders at orders@newfangledconfections.com.

RUSTED WINDOW

Since we’re all spending so much time at home right now, maybe your indoor environment needs a little boost? Enter Rusted Window. The retailer is offering deals on gift cards through April 20—a $60 card will cost you $50; an $87 will cost you $75; a $120 one is $100, and a $250 one is $200. Around 90 percent of their in-stock items will also available on their website soon, and free flower and gift basket delivery will be offered through April 30 and curbside pickup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays for the foreseeable future.

 

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IN response to COVIV-19 We will be limiting our hours and focusing on deliveries and curbside pickups to keep our staff and customers safe until March 28th. This is an extremely tough time for all of us and this unchartered territory has all of us shocked and concerned for our future. Our business is 60% brick and mortar driven and 40% fresh floral and event floral. COVID-19 and the stock market just caused everyone to understandably slam on their brakes. After taking a few days to think about our future I have decided to put on my big girl pants and do what I can now and worry about two weeks from now when the time comes. Here is what I want to do to help keep the economy going as a small business owner: We are offering you a bonus when you buy a gift card online now through 4/20: $50 = $60 $75 = $87 $100 = $120 $200 = $250 We are also working daily on adding 90% of our in-stock items to our website which should be completed by Thursday. We will have free flower and gift basket delivery through 4/30. We will also be doing curbside pickup on Thursday and Friday 11-2 from here on out. · As a consumer I am ordering take out from some of our favorite restaurants, purchasing gift cards from local businesses to use later and giving reviews that are long overdue. · As a daughter keep my mother safe · As mother be there for my kids, keep them busy and communicate with them that this will pass, and we will get through this together. · As a wife I am excited to strengthen the bond with my husband (not sure he’s excited) by having him assist me with my various home improvement projects that I have not had time to finish.

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CITYWAY

As you can imagine, the local real estate market is having to make a lot of adjustments right now—but there are still people seeking new places to live. CityWay (an Indy Maven partner) is offering FaceTime Tours to anyone who is looking for an apartment home. Be sure to check out their Indy Maven directory listing for a special perk! 

JACK LAURIE HOME FLOOR DESIGNS

They will directly ship flooring and tile samples to clients’ homes and are offering one-on-one appointments. 

DRAPERY STREET

While their showroom is closed, Drapery Street’s designers are providing free, virtual consultations. Using a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, you can connect and show them your space. Your designer will be able to provide a comprehensive design experience—offering suggestions for products that will fit your light control/privacy needs, style, and budget. To request a consultation, click here.

HOLDER MATTRESS

With their Indiana Design Center location operating under the limited hours of 12-4 PM for the time being, Holder is offering exclusive sale pricing on phone orders (317-848-2939). You can pay your deposit now to lock in sale pricing and then try out and select your mattress later in the year. Final purchase must be made by Dec. 31 and they are also giving free shipping on easy-to-clean mattress protectors and pillows.

This post may be updated as new information becomes available. 


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