The global pandemic concerning the coronavirus or COVID-19 has taken a toll on all of us.
Whether we are scrounging to find toilet paper, hand sanitizer, or food on the shelves at our local grocery store, many have felt the effects of the unrivaled times we are experiencing.
Several businesses decided to close their doors due to the inability to bring in money, including eateries around town.
Locally owned Cafe 393 on Main Street in Hendersonville recently announced on their Facebook page; they would be closing their doors on Friday, March 20, at 2 p.m.
“Parting is such sweet sorrow,” they said on their page. “After much consideration and in the best interest of our employees and guests, we have decided to close the Cafe Friday at 2 p.m., temporarily.
“Cafe 393 is truly “your hometown cafe,” and our crew members are simply the best family we could have ever asked for,” they continued. “So many of you have become our extended family, and we cannot thank you enough for all the support you have given us these last two years. We promise we will be here for you for many more years to come. We are doing all we can for our staff and are anticipating closing until April 1 due to this pandemic. In the meantime, weimplore you to keep supporting local businesses.”
Cafe 393 is not the only local business struggling to bring in customers. Every business listed below cited that they are down at least 30-50 percent with customer traffic, and some believe that it is not getting better anytime soon, but that does not mean they have lost all hope.
“We are going at this with a positive outlook,” Lyncoya Cafe Co-Owner Alex Sommese said.Sommese adds that their business has cut their staff because they have had to and that she and Seth (Yeargan) are mostly running things right now.
“We are keeping orders tight and having a ton of to-go and delivery orders,” Sommese added. “We are here for the community, and we know the community has our back. We are generous people and are doing what we can to help with the notion that the same help will come back to us.”
Sanders Ferry Pizza & Pub Co-Owner Eddy Anderson said that he decided to do curb-side only service for the time being.
“We decided to do so due to the safety of our staff and our customers,” he told the Hendersonville Standard. “We believe in the community, and we cannot wait to get back to having guests in our building and enjoying a nice dinner out with their family. In the meantime, we believe keeping contact to a minimum is the best decision for everyone. It was not an easy decision to make, however. Ultimately, I decided to make because I have to think about the well-being of the people who work for me. I do not want to put anyone in jeopardy.”
Someone’s in the Kitchen owner Charlotte Valor says this is something she has never seen in her lifetime, but says through her faith in God she knows not only her, but other business will get through this as well.
“I just hope people continue to support local,” she said. “It is worrisome, but I trust in God that this will blow over. I do not know the answers or how it will end up, but I choose to get up every day and push forward.”
Now more than ever, our local establishments need your help to get through these trying times.
Below are locally-owned restaurants’ store hours, if they are running specials, and where you can visit them. You can visit each restaurant on their Facebook page for more information. Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all restaurants will not serve dine-in customers and are available for curb-side pickup, delivery, or over-the-phone orders.
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11 a.m. through 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. You can visit them at 170 E Main Street, Suite E. You can reach them over the phone at 615-822-1250.
Schedule changes daily. Will be open 4-5 hours per day. You can visit them at 71 New Shackle Island. You can reach them over the phone at 615-824-6264.
Specials: Free herbal tee with no purchase necessary. Desert remedy known to cure whatever ails you.
Closed Sundays. 6 a.m. through 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can visit them at 1033 Glenbrook Way. You can reach them over the phone at 615-264-2330.
Closed Saturday and Sunday. 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can visit them at 122 West Franklin Street. You can reach them over the phone at 615-675-4848.
Delivery: DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats, phoodies.com.
10:30 a.m. through 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. 10:30 a.m. through 10: 30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. You can visit them at 1023 Glenbrook Way. You can reach them over the phone at 615-264-3771.
11 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. You can visit them at 161 Indian Lake Blvd. You can reach them over the phone at 615-824-9097.
Delivery: The restaurant delivers within a 7 mile radius and $20 minimum.
Jumbo & Delicious
11 a.m. through 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. Sundays. You can visit them at 110 Imperial Blvd. You can reach them over the hone at 615-447-5061.
11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. Closed on Monday. You can visit them at 101 Sanders Ferry Road. You can reach them over the phone at 615-265-8005.
Specials: Free meal for all truckers, delivery drivers, service industry workers.
Delivery Service: 6-mile delivery radius with a $20 minimum. You may pay over the phone with a credit card or cash upon delivery.
The Lost Cajun
Closed until further notice.
Main Street Bistro
Breakfast block, lunch and dinner block - 8-10 a.m. 12-2p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Delivery: 5 mile radius with a $20 minimum
Special: Purchase a meal for first responder at 10% discount.
Closed on Monday’s. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. You can visit them at 155 Sanders Ferry Road. You can reach them over the phone at 615-757-3755.
Delivery: Moby Dicky’s does not offer a delivery service at this time.
Music City Diner
Closed on Sundays. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can visit them at 102 Glen Oak Blvd Suite 210. You can reach them over the phone at 615-265-8686.
Delivery: Music City Diner does not currently offer delivery services.
Myers’ Front Porch
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You can visit them at 162 East Main Street. You can reach them over the phone at 615-447-5556.
Specials: If you purchase a $25 gift card you will receive $5 off on your next order. Offer not valid on DoorDash or Local Flavor Certificates.
Delivery Service: DoorDash for all delivery orders.
Our Place Cafe
We have added a "Give a meal" to our online ordering. You are able to donate a meal to our local EMS, Fire, Police, or Medical Staff who are keeping our community safe and healthy. Daily we will be delivering your donated meals to our local public servants! No other purchases required! Please Share!
We have also implemented the following: Closing at 6 p.m., Monday-Friday and still open Sunday 10:30 a.m. -2 p.m. After 2 p.m., only one-half of our dining room will be open for seating (we will continue seating the full dining room for lunch), We are still offering to-go, curbside, and delivery during business hours! https://www.myourplacecafe.com/
Red Rooster Cafe
7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 6:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. Friday. 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. on Sunday. You can visit them at 801 W Main Street. You can reach them over the phone at 615-348-0122.
Safari’s Brick Oven and Grill
Closed on Sunday. 3 p.m. through 8 p.m Monday through Saturday. You can visit them at 230 E Main Street. You can call them over the phone at 615-991-3958.
Delivery: DoorDash, phoodies.com, Slice, or the restaurant.
Sanders Ferry Pizza & Pub
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. You can visit them at 248 Sanders Ferry Road. You can reach them over the phone at 615-757-3323.
Specials: If you purchase a $50 gift card you will receive an 18-inch pizza or a $30 gift card gets you $10 off your next order.
Delivery Service: You can visit phoodiis.com for no additional charge to your delivery order.
Sam’s Sports Grill
11 a.m through 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. You can visit them at 300 Indian Lake Blvd. You can reach them over the phone at 615-824-0505.
Specials: Mondays 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. half priced pizzas. Happy hour prices on beer, wine, and liquor to-go everyday.
Closed Sundays and Mondays. 3:00 p.m. through 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can visit them at 1201 Twelve Stones Xing. You can reach them over the phone at 615-756-4263.
Someone’s in the Kitchen
Closed Monday and Tuesday. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday. You can visit them at 109 Walton Ferry Road. You can reach them over the phone at 615-757-3236.
Delivery: Someone’s in the Kitchen does not offer delivery service at this time.