What ‘Red’ status means for local businesses: everyone’s had enough!

Ottawa entered the provincial Red-Control status at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 19. Naturally, for many of Stittsville’s beloved local businesses, this means the need to adjust once again to the changes in the Province’s COVID-19 Framework.

Napoli’s has learned to adapt over the last year. “However, that doesn’t mean it’s been easy to go back and forth”, as the owner of the restaurant, Bassel stated. Thankfully, they’re already set up for takeout. Orders can be made online https://napoliscafe.com/ or over the phone at 613-836-7722. Napoli’s is also available through the third-party delivery service, DoorDash. Additionally, make-your-own pizza and pasta kits are available. Should lockdown extend to Easter, Bassel has plans to offer Easter takeout packages of dinners for four. Napoli’s hopes to open their patio very soon, we saw them shovelling it off the other day, ideally spread out in the parking lot. For now, they’ll be trying to organize seating indoors to safely accommodate the 50-person maximum.

The Little Red Spade’s owner, Lorette, is staying positive and remaining hopeful through this change. She finds it difficult to plan for things like this, as “it all goes South”. However, she recognizes that people are getting depressed with this status change coming right at the end of a long winter. Many customers of The Little Red Spade have been feeling down and are ready and eager to be able to get outside. For all that this quaint shop offers, visit the website at https://thelittleredspade.square.site/.

It’s going to be “business as usual” at Covered Bridge Brewing, says John, the owner. With a small indoor space, the number of customers allowed inside was already being limited. The business continues to offer delivery and their retail space is open. Place your order at https://coveredbridgebrewing.square.site/. Customers are encouraged to use Curbside Pickup or Delivery for orders, however. Covered Bridge Brewing hopes to open their patio soon when the warmer weather chooses to stay.

Covered Bridge Brewing

Ivan’s Meat and Deli https://www.ivansmeatanddeli.com/ remains open for your meat, deli, and grocery needs. Regarding Ottawa entering Red-Control status, Ivan was quick to point out: “everyone’s had enough.”

Ivan's is located at 1496 Stittsville Main Street.

In such a difficult time for all, it’s important to remember to support local where you can.


1 thought on “What ‘Red’ status means for local businesses: everyone’s had enough!”

  1. “Everyone has had enough. “

    Well, Covid hasn’t had enough. If we push too hard to open too soon, more people will die, and more people will be terminally ill.

    The vaccines are coming. There is light at the end of the tunnel. For those of is that can stay home, we should do so until everyone has their chance to get a vaccine. It’s only a few months away!

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