Essential Services

Essential Services

Groceries & Beverages

Commons Market:
122 N Aurora St. (607) 273-3236 Open Monday-Saturday 8am-10pm, and Sundays 9am-10pm

Shortstop Deli (and grocery store)
204 W. Seneca St. (607) 273 – 1030
Open 24 hours

Halal Meat and Grocery
110 W. Green St. (607) 319-9110.  Call ahead for availability.

Lucky Hare Brewing Company: Delivery Available.  Lucky Hare Brewing Co. has established a fund to support regional hospitality professionals. Anyone who buys All Together, a NE IPA at 6.5% that was brewed in collaboration with 9 local breweries, in cans or on tap helps to make a small donation to the cause, but if anyone wants to donate to the local fund directly, visit
Lucky Hare’s Press Bay Alley Taproom is open Thursday – Friday from 3-7 PM & Saturday – Sunday from 12-7 PM

Cellar d’Or Wine and Cider Shop
136 E. State St. (The Commons)
(607) 319-0500. Contactless curbside pickup and delivery is available.

Sam’s Wine and Spirits
126 S. Cayuga St. (607) 272-2827

Sunny Days of Ithaca
215 E. State St. (The Commons) (607) 319-5260. Walk-up/door service daily 11-1 and 4-7. Open 24-7 online.  Free, local delivery within 30 miles. Shop entire store by scheduling a personal Facetime or Zoom shopping session (


Green Street Pharmacy
131 E. Green St. (607) 882-9500

Nature’s Apothecary
115 S. Cayuga St. (607) 273-3100

Diaper Service

Jillian’s Drawers

171 E State St. (607) 272-1237. Operating Diaper Service (an essential laundry service, and great way for folks to use cloth diapers during this time when finding disposable diapers can be trickier). Shipping online orders and customers can contact with their needs remotely, via Facebook Messenger, their Jillian’s Drawers Chat Group on Facebook, and via Instagram. Free doorstep delivery to all customers within a 12 mile radius of downtown Ithaca.

Sewing & Knitting Supplies

112 North Cayuga Street. (607) 319-4106. Curbside pickup or delivery for sewing machine purchases and repair, and to purchase mask making materials. The shop carries fabric, yarn, and sewing supplies. Call or email

Also, Sewgreen has created a walk-up window display of cotton and other materials for homemade masks. Customers can stand outside and select what they want by phone. Their purchases are bagged and put on a table outside for no-contact pickup.

SewGreen will donate one yard of cotton to anyone making at-home face masks.  Skinner is also donating her skills as a sewing machine technician to help keep volunteers’ machines in good working order at Cayuga Medical Center’s mask-making workshop on the Cornell campus. No-contact shopping hours are 10 am to 4 pm every day except Sunday.


CFCU Transformation Center: Open by appointment only. Bank online at

Tompkins Trust Company: All branches are available by drive-up or appointment only. Call Tompkins Trust: Customer Care Center at 1-888-273-3210 | Tompkins Insurance 1-888-261-2688| Tompkins Financial Advisors 1-800-274-4003 or call your advisor. Bank online at

Floral, Home & Garden

Bool’s Flower Shop
209 N Aurora St. (607) 272-8410. Taking phone orders for non-contact delivery and curbside pickup.  Open to take orders Mon- Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at this time.

We are Resilient database

We are Resilient is a searchable database of businesses and service providers available during the Corona virus response. This resource is sourced by the City’s partners, Ithaca Voice, DIA, Chamber of Commerce and Facebook.

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Essential Services Designation

The following businesses have been deemed or fit the criteria outlined the the State of New York as an “Essential Services”.  The term essential business provides guidance for determining whether a business enterprise is subject to workforce reductions under recent executive orders.  

ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OR ENTITIES, including any for-profit or non-profit, regardless of the nature of the service, the function they perform, or its corporate or entity structure, are not subject to the in-person restriction.  Essential Businesses must continue to comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Department of Health (DOH) and every business, even if essential, is strongly urged to maintain social distancing measures to the extent possible.