As our Downtown Martinez businesses are entering the reopening phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, they need our help now more than ever. Starting March 16th, our downtown mom and pop businesses have been required to either completely shut their doors or operate under restrictions resulting in drastically reduced revenue.
We are beginning to see lightened restrictions allowing our downtown to slowly reopen but, we are not in the clear yet. In fact, with all the new guidelines and requirements to ensure the safety of customers, the requirement for additional unplanned expenses is yet another barrier to overcome.
City of Martinez Outdoor program gives merchants the opportunity to provide outdoor dining & shopping experiences for their customers. Businesses can use portions of City sidewalks, streets, and/or public & private parking lots during specified days and times.
Program resumed 1/28/21
Businesses continue to pivot in their business model as health orders change. Visit our downtown directory (located in the navigation menu at the top of the page) to view additional services offered by businesses under their individual listing. Additional services include: Delivery Options, Curbside Pickup, Gift Cards, Online Shopping, Outdoor Dining, etc.
Help get money into the hands of businesses now. Purchase gift cards now & give the gift of choice or use for yourself at a later time.
Volunteer your time, write a positive review, follow on social media, share a post, tag a friend, refer them to a friend, sign up for newsletter and check in on them.
Make effort to commit to spending local and small, order online, tip, buy gift cards, reschedule don't cancel, pay full price, order in or takeout, keep memberships.
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The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is temporarily suspending enforcement of specific legal prohibitions.
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