Auburn, California : How to Support Small Businesses During a Pandemic

*I got the idea to create this post from my friend Ashley’s post : Support Sacramento Area Businesses from Home . Sacramento locals, be sure to head over there for a list of Sacramento small businesses. *

By now we’re all feeling the effects of the COVID 19 outbreak. Even if you’re not sick with it, or know somebody who is, chances are your child’s school, or your workplace have been shut down. If not that, you’re most likely one of the brave humans on the frontlines in hospitals, grocery stores, or driving trucks.

I’ll take it a step further and say- if not that, you’ve most likely had a hard time finding even the basic things you need on your grocery list, or your business is still operating because your family has no other choice right now. My point is, this is a global issue, history in the making, and not a single one of us has been spared.

Perhaps one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve seen in my small town is the way this has affected our small businesses. I’m lucky enough to live in Auburn, California – endurance capital of the world, and I know that if we all pull together to support these small business during this trying time, we will, indeed, endure.

Below is a list of small businesses I’ve put together over the last few days. I put out a comment on our community Facebook group asking for any small businesses that have been (and will be) affected to chime in , and let us all know how we can help them through this. The response was overwhelming, and heartbreaking, and it’s taken me several day’s to put this post together.

Please know this post is truly a labor of love for my beautiful town. If there was ever a time to come together to support local business, it’s now. Additionally, if you’re in Auburn or the surrounding Placer County cities and would like to be added, please DM me on Instagram or email me through my contact page. Feel free to share this post so we can help as many people as we can. Thank you!

Healthy Habit Organic Eatery – offering To-Go, Curbside Pickups & Gift Cards

Hannah Bell Photography – currently booking, offering gift cards to be redeemed at a later date

Wild Little Fishfresh seafood, offering delivery to those who can’t make it out

Sandalwood House for Cooksthe local kitchen store, is offering delivery, pick up, and virtual shopping assistant via video conferencing by appointment

Maki Airheating & air, electrical service, installation and more.

Happy Wok offering to go, delivery, online order and gift cards.

Szechuan Restaurant – offering to go, delivery, online order, and gift cards.

Jackie Plus Jay Photography – wedding & portrait photography, offering gift cards to be redeemed at a later date

One 11 Kitchen & Bar offering to go, curb side, & pick up services, as well as gift cards

Crane Heating & Cooling commercial & residential heating and air.

Bear Print Industries – screen printing, embroidery, promotional, graphic design, business cards

Desirae Marie Photography lifestyle & portrait photography. Offering 15% off to customers buying gift cards to redeem at a later date

Brigitte’s Serenity Studio – serenity store & meditation studio

Studio Beholistic sound therapy and yoga center

Utopia Body Piercing & Utopia Tattoo – closed, both offering gift cards to be redeemed at a later date

Zhush Modern – boutique apparel, jewelry and decor. temporarily closed, offering online shopping and gift cards

A Healing Touch -Therapeutic Massage, accepting new clients, gift cards available

Wilson Property Services – (530) 457- 5459 – yard services, landscaping & maintenance, junk hauling, and more.

Auburn Trophies trophies, awards, custom engravings, gifts and more.

Loved Again Children’s Boutique – new and previously loved children’s clothes, toys and more. temporarily closed, offering curbside pick up, shop their Instagram (linked).

Missions Coffeeoffering drive thru, delivery through Food Jets , and gift cards in any denomination

Pro Gutter Guy – gutter and leaf cleaning services

Nauyok’s Landscape & More – Landscaping to handyman work. Offers discounts to seniors, first responders, and military.

Roger’s Automotive & The Master Technicians – offering early drop off and late night pick up, as well as picking up and dropping off your vehicle from your home

Pizza Express – offering curbside pick up, take & bake pizzas, to go orders, and delivery to Auburn & Rocklin

Gina Marie’s Custom Desserts – offering to go orders and curbside pick up.

Little Angels Childcare- Melinda Brown ( , #313611324 ), offering childcare off Bell Rd.31 years experience, meals included, lots of room for new kiddos.

Auburn Alehouse – open for business, offering curb side pickup and to go orders

Soul Shine Boutique – boutique apparel & gift shop, online shopping is available, currently offering free shipping.

Ann Keen Photography – local photographer, offering prints and gift cards to be redeemed at a later date

Artistic Edge Salon & Spaopen & accepting clients, taking precautions to keep clients safe

Revive Studio – permanent cosmetics, offering

El Agave Taqueria – offering gift cards,
buy one for $20 will be worth $25, $50 will be worth $65, and $100 will be worth $125.

Painted Arrow Day Spatemporarily closed, offering gift cards and booking for future dates.

Mattress by Appointment showroom appointment only, products online as well.

Alta Vista Dentalfollows strict cleanliness protocols & guidelines, offering $79 new patients exams.

Rocklin Glass & Mirror – open for business

Auburn Book Nook – independent bookstore, open for business

A Sewer Guy Plumbing – open for business

Lincoln Music – offering Face Time music lessons, also open for business and practicing social distancing and maintaining strict sanitizing schedule

Golden State Pressure Washing – commercial & residential pressure washing and concrete steam cleaning

Vina Castellano Winery – offering free wine delivery within 20 miles

Old Town Grill – open for business, offering take out & to go menu

Restorative Recovery Center – small long term intensive outpatient and sober living. Will be open to new patients in the coming weeks.

Drake’s European Auto Service – auto repair shop, open for business

Auburn Gymnastics – gymnastics center, temporarily closed, offering free instruction on social media for kids at home.

Alesci’s Barber Shop – update: closed until April 3rd

Paul the Tree Climber – arborist offering tree services, specializing in pruning and tree removal

Crimson Tattoo – open for business, following strict precautions ( see Facebook for details)

David’s Plumbing – (530) 852-2054 , plumbing services

R & S Handyman Service – (530) 613-6018 handyman services, journeyman electrical certified.

ATown Bikesbike shop, open for business, following strict disinfecting protocols

Blades & Arches – brow studio offering microblading and aesthetics services. Open for business, one client at a time.

Rebel Wrapt – handmade jewelry, shop online

Trew Pump Service – well and irrigation services, open for business

Anything Trees – all tree related services, free estimates

Placer Wine Trail & Lone Buffalo Vineyards – open for purchases (no tasting experiences)

North Fork Chai – temporarily closed, offering online gift cards

Old Town Pizza – dine in closed, offering pick up and delivery

Auburn Leaf & Bean – offering call in orders with curbside pickup and gift cards available

Heelesque with Jess & Ambitions Performing Arts – offering online classes and personal dance video chat trainings

Out on A Limb Tree Services – full service tree company specializing in tree trimming/removal, mistletoe removal, defensible space clearing and emergency services

The Feisty Phoenix – boutique apparel and gifts, shop online

Lindsay Esthetics – esthetician, offering online gift cards, free skincare consultation via Face Time, and products can be purchased online

A.L. Harvey Law – estate planning and business law

Clinical Massage Rocklin – offering gift cards to be redeemed at later date

Trail Blazer Pizza – purchase gift cards via phone to be mailed to you and used at later date

Melissa Bowers, At Your Service – lifestyle & business concierge service, errand running, task completion and more. Open for business.

Story Lit Film – film production, branding and promo content

H20 Adventures – Rafting, offering gift cards to be redeemed at a later date

Checker Cab – taxi services, open for business

Ryan G Motorworks – auto shop, German auto specialists, open for business

Warren & co Sourdough – cottage bakery, bread can be found at Auburn Bodega . Soon to add bread subscription & curbside pick up.

Hott Shots Detailing – car detailing, open for business

Baked & Brewed – coffee shop & bakery, offering curbside pickup

Advanced Skincare by Monique – skincare treatments, anti aging, acne treatments, advanced peels and waxing. open for business and offering gift cards

Pawsitively Divine – mobile pet grooming right to your door, open for business

AAMCO – transmission and total car care, open for business, sanitizing customer cars before and after services

Urban Dreamer Farm & Vineyard Farmstand -small farmstand Wednesdays 3:30-6pm & Saturdays 9am – 1pm, gift cards available, as well as baked goods, produce, fresh cooked food, and some keto treats

Aztec Landscaping – landscaping company, open for business

Signed Sara – handlettering and illustration, workshops, free online courses soon to come.

Elite Auto Spa – disinfect and kill bacteria in vehicle with steam and ozone machines, open for business

Auburn Nutrition – natural food, vitamin, & supplement store. Open and offering curbside pick up.

Autumn’s Facial & Waxing Studio – open and following steps to keep clients safe

The Club Car – offering takeout, curbside pick up, and gift cards.

Sierra Grill Smokehouse – offering curbside pickup

California Organics – offering curbside pickup

Save On Dry Cleaners – (530) 888-7006 , open for business

Auburn Community Accupuncture – gift cards available to purchase now and redeem at a later date, current patients can purchase AcuPass ( 6 treatments for price of 5 )

Howell’s Sewing & Vaccum – sewing machines & supplies, fabric, thread and more. Vacuums and parts. Service & repairs. open for business

Echo Valley Ranch – Hay, feed and pet supply. Offering curbside pick up, online ordering, and gift cards.

Tre Pazzi Trattoria – traditional Italian restaurant, open and encouraging To-Go/ Take Out orders

US Artisan Marketplace – boutique style shopping featuring local artisans and curators. open for business, adjusted hours.

Bishoff Plumbing – (530)470-3539 , plumbing services, open for business

Anderson’s Sierra Pipe Co. – plumbing, electrical, pump, and irrigation supply. offering curbside pick up, retail & repair open

Crudo Restaurant – Asian fusion cuisine, offering curbside pickup and free delivery

Thank you for all of your support, and I know together we can get through this!

Quick note: I’m working on putting together a list of our local area bloggers, a great way to keep an eye out on what’s going on in the community as well as find inspiration for daily life! I’ll be sure to share once that post goes live.

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