State of Downtown Ithaca

Gary Ferguson

An Important Message for the Downtown Ithaca Alliance Executive Director  We live in troubling times… unrelenting and heartbreaking racism and violence against people of color, a global pandemic that has killed over 100,000 people in this country alone, and an economic downturn that has put 40,000,000 Americans (including some 9,000 Tompkins County residents) into unemployment. Isolation has begotten cynicism. The images … Read More

PPE & Hand Sanitizer Resources

Where to buy PPE Supplies & Hand Sanitizer for your Business Form to Requests Mask from Tompkins County DOH – The Tompkins County Health Department is helping to provide masks and sanitizer to businesses  in need. Tompkins Mask Makers – order custom made masks of various sizes and fits made locally. Adminders – Providing bulk orders on PPE and Hand … Read More

List Your Services During Covid-19

Everyone in the community gets their information a little bit differently. Make sure your business is listed everywhere possible to reach as many people as possible. WSKG WSKG Public Media is launching a new, completely free online directory this week called “Business Unusual.” It is a platform on the WSKG website for all local businesses and organizations to let the public … Read More

SBA Resources & Relief Loans

Small Business Administration (SBA) Support for Small Businesses The Information on this page has been excerpted from the Empire State Development website and additional useful PDFs and Resource Links have been provided by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance for your benefit.  The original content from ESD can be found HERE. As part of the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill (CARES Act) … Read More

Alliance COVID-19 Safety Measures

Downtown Ithaca Alliance Safety Measures during COVID-19 outbreak. In an effort to mitigate the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance Organization and staff are following the guidance of our health experts and the local and state officials. Here are the measures we’re taking to protect our staff, members, and community: We are postponing events, such as … Read More

Closed Until Further Notice

The following shops and restaurants are closed until further notice for COVID-19.  Please check business websites for updates and re-opening dates. SHOPS Angry Mom Records, Autumn Leaves Used Books, Green Star Oasis (Dewitt Mall location), Pastimes Antiques, Pack N’ Ship, Trader K’s, Urban Outfitters  Bars Chanticleer, Lot 10 Bar & Lounge, Moonies Bar & NightClub, Pete’s Cayuga Bar, Silky Jones, … Read More

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 … Read More

Online Shopping, Contactless Delivery & Gift Cards

Downtown storefronts are beginning phased reopening to foot traffic (indicated in GREEN on this page). Some will remain temporarily closed a little longer, but many shops and specialty services are still open for business online or providing alternative ways to shop without stepping foot into the store. Many shops in Downtown Ithaca are still providing service and shopping online and … Read More

Special Services & Resources Available During COVID-19

With the growing need to adjust service and provide new access points to food during this difficult time, the following special new services were brought aboard to help our local community: Food Access  Curbside Farm Food Transfer Hub  Thursdays each week from 3 to 7 pm Customer Pick-Ups will be available weekly starting on Thursdays March 26 from 3 to … Read More

Downtown Ithaca food and beverage businesses continue to develop special services during COVID-19 pandemic

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ITHACA NY MARCH 21, 2020 — As New York State’s government continues to roll out new mandates for businesses in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, many Downtown Ithaca businesses are responding by temporarily morphing their business models to include new food & beverage offerings and services to ensure the community receives essential items during this challenging time. Below are some of the latest offerings: … Read More