Closures/Re-openings, Adjusted Hours, Delivery, General Updates

 

 

AUGUST 1, 2020

4413-17 Ave SE

Website

*UPDATE ON RE-OPENING From Facebook:

"Sorry, we are temporarily closed due to Covid-19.  We apologize for any inconvenience."

 

AUGUST 1, 2020

Don't forget to wear your masks when visiting International Avenue businesses!

 

 

JULY 6, 2020

4019-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"We missed you Calgary and are excited to serve our Pho Community again 🍜❤! We are now open daily for dine-in from 11am-8pm.
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The health and safety of our guests are our number one priority. These are some of the covid measures that we have put in place:

▪️Distance between tables and one way traffic to ensure social distancing
▪️Hand-Sanitizing Station upon entry and exit
▪️All staff will have face masks on and follow strict hand-washing procedures
▪️Table tops will be completely free of any items
▪️Sauces will be served in a disposable container
▪️Disinfecting and sanitizing of frequently touched surfaces, tables & chairs
▪️Physical barrier at cashier table to minimize contact

We can’t wait to see you again! Let’s stay safe & eat good food! 🌞🌞:"

 

 

JULY 3, 2020

4909-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"We are so excited to be back tomorrow. FINALLY!!!!

We missed you all so much and so happy and grateful to see you again. We are complying with all regulations to ensure the well being of our guests and staff. Let's stay safe and healthy & enjoy good food💚"

 

 

JUNE 29, 2020  (CALGARY HERALD)

Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant Program Announced By Province

 

 

 

JUNE 22, 2020

5315-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"WELCOME BACK! We’re excited to announce that we will reopening GoldeN CactuS.  We will be following the guidelines of the health department for the safety of our staff and customers by offering limited seating and occupancy. We will also have limited hours and will be open Wednesday to Saturday 12:00pm-8:00pm Sunday 12:00 pm-7:00 pm. We will adjust our hours and restrictions as the COVID-19 situation changes. Thank You For Your Support & Understanding!  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!"

 

 

 

June 13, 2020

4090-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Tonight is our soft reopening.  Our community and customers well being always our priority, we place the covid 19 prevention methods according to the health region guide lines.
For reservations please call us @403 273 8803."

 

 

 

June 12, 2020

3012-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Online booking is available for Van starting June 22.  Ellani will be open for nail bookings on June 19.  All other staff booking is now open! See you on June 12!"

 

 

JUNE 10, 2020

3411-17 Ave SE

Website

*UPDATE ON RE-OPENING From Facebook:

"Bowling patrons,

As many of you have heard, the government of Alberta has recently changed the status of bowling centers to a stage 2 business in regards to re-opening to the public during this pandemic. The government of Alberta has also forwarded the re-opening date of stage 2 businesses to this Friday (June 12).

This news is welcomed, however, it has caught us off guard. Our staff are going to review the new rules and regulations for opening a public recreation business to ensure all safety precautions and sanitary procedures are followed. This will take time in regards to new installations on site needed to keep the public safe.

We will keep you posted in regards when we will be re-opening to the public. Thank you for your patience."

 

 

JUNE 9, 2020  (CTV NEWS)

Stage 2 of Alberta's Relaunch Planned for June 12 and Will Include Several Stage 3 Activities

 

 

JUNE 6, 2020

3501-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Mylee's Bridal reopened on June 1st. We are excited to be back and hope to be able to help you find that perfect wedding gown, bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride, special occasion and grad dress! We also offer tuxedo rentals, and carry many bridal accessories such as veils, hair pieces, etc.

Please note that we can only accommodate up to three clients in the store at any given time. Non-medical masks (scarves, bandannas, etc.) are required until further notice. Appointments are still recommended for the best bridal experience.

Thank-you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to comply with regulatory requirements."

 

 

 

JUNE 4, 2020  (NATIONAL POST)

Covid-19 Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extended Until Aug 29/20

 

 

 

JUNE 3, 2020 

3609-17 Ave SE

*GRAND OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT:

A new business has opened on International Avenue and we couldn't be happier to welcome them!

 

 

JUNE 2, 2020

3607-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Save the date!!

Will be re-opening our 17th Ave SE location on June 18 with safety precautions of course. Stay safe everyone and will keep you posted❤️

#ꜱᴛᴀʏᴀᴛʜᴏᴍᴇ #ᴏʀᴅᴇʀᴏɴʟɪɴᴇ #ᴡᴇᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀ"

 

 

 

MAY 31, 2020

4210-17 Ave SE

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"We're Back ....Open Monday (June 1) at our regular time.
But due to covid 19 restrictions and social distancing, our little cafe has been reduced to just 2 tables at least until restrictions are relaxed. We are still offering our full menu and takeout is available for all.
Thank you Tim and Don"

 

 

 

 

MAY 28, 2020

3912-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

**Come dine with us!**
We remain available for take out and delivery via SKIP THE DISHES but now we are able to offer our customers the option of dinning with us as well! We are diligently following the protocols and safety measures recommended by the government, and look forward to seeing our customers in person! We miss you and thank you for your support during these difficult times. Stay well!"

 

 

 

MAY 27, 2020

17, 3012-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Hiring professional barber. Busy shop, any kind of people and with good atmosphere. Lots of free parking, we are going to reopen on May 25th."

 

 

MAY 27, 2020

1830-52 St SE

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"We’re getting things all ready for you to come back in and enjoy Outlaws Taphouse and Bar.
Things will be different. The new normal? How about a temporary normal?
The safety of our customers and staff are vital to having us all get through this so your patience and understanding is needed as we all navigate through this.
We reopen Thursday, May 28 at 11am.
Our “COVID hours” will be daily 11am to 9pm
Stay healthy and stay safe everyone!"

 

 

 

MAY 26, 2020  (GLOBAL NEWS)

Calgary Playgrounds to Re-open June 1

 

 

MAY 26, 2020

4303-17 AVE SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"To all our valued customers. We are happy to announce that our dining will now be open starting Wednesday, May 27, 2020, (10% discount on our dining orders). Please see our temporary business hours and operation:

Wed & Thurs:   11am-5pm Take Out Only

5pm-9pm Dine In and Take Out

Fri, Sat & Sun:   11am-9pm Dine In and Take Out

For reservations, please call (403)475-9188"

 

 

 

MAY 25, 2020

100, 3515-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"We are now reopen with safety and regulations!"

 

 

 

 

MAY 25, 2020

1915-31 St SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUCNEMENT From Facebook:

"We are open with 15% off now to until May 31!"

 

 

 

MAY 25, 2020

2857-17 Ave SE

*UPDATE ON RE-OPENING From Facebook:

"We will be reopening on June 1st 2020 because of the events happening."

 

 

MAY 25, 2020

1915-31 St SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"It's here! Opening with enhanced protocols. We understand if you want to wait however for those who are ready the doors will be open at 10 am tomorrow. Hand Sanitizers have been installed, Increased cleaning and sanitizing between guests, increased spacing between all tables, masks. We look forward to seeing you when you are ready. Be Safe Everyone... keep your distance and wear a mask while out and about."

 

 

MAY 25, 2020

5315-17 Ave SE

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"We are opened today May 25th, 10AM - 6PM!

Mon - Thurs:  Walk in and appointments accepted

Fri and Sat:  Walk in only

Sunday:  Appointments only

Currently we are not taking online/social media bookings, please call (403)273-8789 to make an appointment"

 

 

MAY 25, 2020 

5016-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"We will be open on May 25, Monday.
There are numerous measures and controls we have had to implement to protect our customers and staff. We will continue to deliver the same great customer service as always. Please be patient with us as we navigate this new era of dine in service.
Thank you to everyone for their support and words of encouragement during these difficult times."

 

 

MAY 25, 2020

4909-17 AVE SE

Website

*UPDATE ON RE-OPENING From Facebook:

"Hi friends,
A lot of you have asked if our dining room will reopen today and sadly the answer is NO. We are working hard to set up procedures to ensure that we can provide a safe dining experience for you and safe working environment for our staffs. We will keep you posted on reopening date, please continue to support us by using our take out/ delivery service. We miss all your beautiful smiles. Stay happy, Stay safe."

 

 

MAY 24, 2020

4019A-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Beginning tomorrow May 25, Pho 26 will be starting dine-in service. Hours are 11AM-8PM"

 

 

MAY 24, 2020

1919f-31 St SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"We are happy to announce that Jakova Grill will be opening for dine-in on Tuesday, May 26th!"

 

 

MAY 23, 2020

1814-36 St SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Hello Happy Saturday everyone! We will be opening this Monday May 25th at 10:00 am. We understand that some people don't think restaurants and bars should be opening, we get that but we take this very seriously and have worked hard to insure we are following all the rules that have been put in place. We've put barriers in between our booths and spaced out our tables for social distancing, we have sanitizer stations @ each door and our staff are ready to serve you safely. This is new for all of us and look forward to seeing your faces. We added new dishes to our menu and a daily wing special 🙂 We want to thank Mike Donnelly, Todd Muloin, Wayne King, Katie Jewell, Diane Hunter and our AWESOME staff for all that you have done. Also to Lily Wong for standing by us ❤️We are extremely grateful. Also want to thank you all for your positive feed back, encouraging words. We cant wait to see you and hope we can bring back our live music sooner than later. Tonight our Black Roses will be live at 8:00pm social distancing style. Thank you miss Wanda Shipman for being you.. We love you all.. Much love..."

 

 

MAY 23, 2020

3223-17 Ave SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Great news!

Welcome back, patrons, we can’t wait to serve you with our all time favorites like bulalo, sisig, halo halo, crispy pata, nilagang baka, seafood sinigang, breakfast all day combos, atbp.Mango cakes and all your pinoy roll cakes too!

We are going to start our dine in services beginning May 25 as part of the AB Gov’t’s Stage 1 relaunch to services.

We have been very humbled with your support in buying local and using our take out and delivery services, during our community quarantine. We are so proud of you all for abiding and hunkering down until now. We can do this together❤️

We will continue serving you with take out and delivery as well.

Please follow our in house policy observing physical distancing, frequent handwashing and sanitizing, as well as regulations set by our servers during your dine in experience.

❤️RESERVATIONS recommended call 403 248 2466.🇵🇭

Please stand by for online reservations while we revise our website.
If you decide as a walk in customer, we will be able to accomodate you too, expect that wait times will vary.

Mabuhay🇵🇭🇨🇦"

 

 

MAY 22, 2020  (CBC NEWS)

Calgary and Brooks Can Join The Rest of Alberta With the Re-opening of Restaurants, Pubs, Hair Salons and Barbers

 

 

MAY 19, 2020

3714-17 Ave SE

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"We are reopen for business & would like to take a moment to thank all our customers for being patient during these difficult times. At this time the only entrance to Jaysons Corner is at the back door to insure safe distancing. Our new hours are from 10am until 5pm and closed Monday. Lots of new items in stock."

 

 

MAY 17, 2020

1919-31 St SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Hello friends, hope everyone is safe at home. We are opening from 19th May 2020 only for take outs and delivery. Please call us @ 4034755672 to order delicious food with our special menu. No MSG, no food color, no preservatives, naturally grounded spices. We are maintaining all preventive health measures for Covid-19. Kick back Corona...Stay strong...Bounce back again..please support local small businesses."

 

 

MAY 15, 2020  (CTV NEWS)

Outdoor Gathering Size Limit Increased To 50 People

 

 

MAY 13, 2020  (CALGARY HERALD)

Calgary and Brooks To Have Slower Relaunch Than the Rest of the Province

 

 

MAY 12, 2020

1915-31 St SE

Website

*UPDATE ON RE-OPENING From Facebook:

"It's NOT Business As Usual...We are opening Thursday, May 14th with enhanced protocols. Reduced hours of operation will initially be 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. We will be monitoring all aspects of our business and will adjust accordingly. Keeping us all safe is our number one priority while adjusting to the new norm. We are also promoting Take Out and Delivery. We have added a delivery service for those who do not use SKIP and of course you may order over the phone for pick up. Hope to see you soon...stay healthy. Reservations Recommended."

AMENDMENT:  With the May 13 Alberta Government announcement, the above Facebook re-opening statement by Big Al's is no longer viable.  They are, however, going to continue with takeout and delivery.  Please watch for any update on a new opening date for Big Al's.

 

 

 

MAY 12, 2020

Have you downloaded the ABTraceTogether App?
Completely voluntary, it will note whether or not you came into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.
It is extremely beneficial in that it will help speed up the gathering of info for contact tracing work currently being done by public health workers.
Check the Alberta Government Website for more details, including a download link.

 

 

MAY 12, 2020

5016-17 Ave SE

Website

*UPDATE ON RE-OPENING From Facebook:

"After a lot of talking and going back and forth, we have decided not to reopen for sit down service on May 14.😢
This was a super tough decision, to say the least. We have set a tentative date for Friday May 29th to fully reopen.
Starting Friday May 15, we will be open for takeout
Monday to Sunday 7AM to 2 PM
Friday and Saturday 7AM to 2PM and 430 Pm to 7 PM
Call us to place an order for pickup 403-452-0228 or you can order through Skip the Dishes for delivery
Thank you to everyone who continues to support us through these tough times....."

 

 

MAY 12, 2020  (CBC NEWS)

Federal Government Announces Up To $500 in Aid For Seniors Struggling Because of Covid-19

 

 

MAY 11, 2020  (CALGARY SUN)

Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Tanya Fir announced alberta.ca/bizconnect, Which Will Help Businesses Learn More About the Public Health Measures Needed Before Opening

 

 

MAY 9, 2020

1814-36 St SE

Website

*UPDATE ON RE-OPENING From Facebook:

"Good morning everyone.. we just want to update you! We will not be opening the bar on May 14. We aren’t ready yet, but we are aiming for May 28. We will keep you posted! ❤️❤️❤️On the south side of the bar we took out the carpet/tile and added new, fresh floor but it needs to be redone as the epoxy looks like water is spilled everywhere ....but on a positive it will be so much better cleaner and fresh on opening day!! We have things in place for your safety and our staff.... thank you for the messages and positive feed back, we are excited to see everyone.... miss you all very much and look forward to seeing you."

 

 

MAY 5, 2020

1717-52 St SE

Website

*RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT From Facebook:

"Monday’s are for cleaning, Tuesday’s are for bikes! We’re cleaned, sanitized, re-stocked, and ready to serve you in-store Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00pm-5:00pm"

 

 

MAY 1, 2020  (GLOBAL NEWS)

Calgary Playgrounds To Stay Closed

 

 

APRIL 30, 2020  (CALGARY HERALD)

Alberta To Reopen Some Businesses As Early As Mid May

 

 

 

APRIL 24, 2020  (660 NEWS)

Public Event Cancellations Now Extended Until August 31, 2020

 

 

 

APRIL 24, 2020  (GLOBAL NEWS)

Rent Relief of 75% For Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus Announced Today

 

 

 

APRIL 23, 2020  (CALGARY HERALD)

Calgary Stampede 2020 Officially Cancelled - First Time Ever In Almost 100 Years

 

 

 

APRIL 22, 2020

Website

At this morning's City of Calgary update, Chief Tom Sampson of CEMA announced that due to the cancellation of all community clean ups, Calgary Waste & Recycling will now resume the pick up of extra bags next to your black and green bins.

 

 

 

APRIL 22, 2020

2002 - 36 St SE

Website

From email:

"Now more than ever, we are here for you and your pet. Through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, our commitment to providing exceptional veterinary care to our patients in the safest possible manner has never been stronger. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this new reality together. As we continue to adapt to our new reality, we have been working on new ways to interact with you to ensure you are receiving the support you need.

In addition to the curb side check in already being offered, you can now connect with your veterinarian from the comfort of your own home. Please call us to see what telemedicine options we offer.

We encourage you to book a virtual appointment if you have any concerns about your pet’s health."

 

 

APRIL 21, 2020

Canadian Employment Wage Subsidy Calculator for Small Businesses

 

 

 

APRIL 21, 2020  (GLOBAL NEWS)

Working From Home?  Household Expenses May Be Deductible

 

 

APRIL 16, 2020

Beginning Monday, May 4 select Calgary Co-op Gas Bars will be removing their full service option, included on the removal list is Forest Lawn Co-op Gas Bar.

 

 

APRIL 16, 2020

For those International Avenue businesses still open, doing their thing under the strict Covid-19 guidelines, get your name out there!
Join the Calgary Herald - Connect Local Business Directory!
Free advertising to help customers connect to you!!

 

 

 

APRIL 16, 2020  (CTV NEWS)

Small Businesses Receive More Help With the Loosening of Loan Qualifications and the New Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

 

 

APRIL 15, 2020  (CBC NEWS)

Part-time, Contract and Seasonal Workers Can Now Apply For CERB Benefits

 

 

 

 

APRIL 15, 2020

It began April 15/20 and it still continues!!

Every Wednesday is Take Out Day!!!
🇨🇦💚🇨🇦💚🇨🇦
Part of what makes International Avenue so awesome is the unique variety of places to eat, and we want them all to continue on serving their delicious food for years to come!
One small purchase can make a big difference!

When you purchase from an independent local business:
💜you keep more money in your local economy
💜you celebrate the uniqueness of your community
💜you support local jobs
💜you encourage community
💜you invest in entrepreneurship
💜you make this community a destination

So take a break from cooking and ORDER something great!

 

 

 

APRIL 14, 2020

A couple of great places for small business support:

** The City of Calgary Website

** Thrive Calgary

Thrive is offering some great small business support programs:
💚appointments with their business coaches to help you brainstorm solutions to some of the difficulties you may be currently facing
💚Be Local Recovery - a scheduled Zoom meeting every Tues and Thur morning at 8:30am, letting small business owners kick off their day by connecting with others for support and shared resources

 

 

APRIL 10, 2020

5020D-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"To help stop the spread of covid 19 we will be closed for two weeks . Stay safe familia."

 

 

APRIL 8, 2020  (GLOBAL NEWS)

Two CERB Payments Not A Mistake

 

 

APRIL 8, 2020

Just a quick rundown of today's live Covid-19 update from the City of Calgary....

♻️Waste & Recycling routes will not be adjusted and green cart schedule will continue every other week due to city staffing challenges because of coronavirus illnesses. Please do not place extra bags next to your carts, they will not be picked up at this time to keep drivers safe.
To see your neighbourhood pickup schedule, check here:
https://www.calgary.ca/…/resident…/garbage-day-schedule.aspx

⏱Time on your hands these days mean spring cleaning, however because non-profit organizations are temporarily closed, you are asked not to place bags next to donation bins, instead hang on to them until this crisis is over

🚗 Starting April 9, Park Plus Zones will be allowed a 30 minute grace period allowing easier access to quick drop offs and pick ups

You can watch the update here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzzO1t81erg

 

 

APRIL 8, 2020

204,4202-17 Ave SE

From email:

"Gita Boyd & Associates Immigration Consultants are still open but we are primarily working from home. We will see clients in the office if absolutely necessary, but it is by appointment only on a one to one basis so social distance can be maintained. Otherwise, we are communicating with clients via Skype, email and Facetime.
(403)272-9455

Take care and be safe."

 

 

APRIL 7, 2020

5701 - 17 Ave SE

From Facebook:

"WE REMAIN OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
We are open and continuing to service vehicles. We are committed to keeping our customers safe. We always take precautionary measures to make sure our clients and team are protected from illness and injury. You can get your car fixed without ever needing to enter our shop. Pickup and delivery are also available.

Call and book your service today
403 235 5591
• Brake Repair (Brake Replacement, Brake Pads, Discs/Drums)
• Timing Belt Replacements
• Check Engine Light
• Car Inspections
• Wheel Alignment
• Air Conditioner Repair
• Heating Repair
• New Tires, Rotation, Tire Repair
• Tune-Up
• Charging Systems
• Motor Mount Repair
• Suspension Repair
• Power Steering Repair
• Lighting, Wiring and Electrical"

 

 

 

APRIL 7, 2020

1836-36 ST SE

From Facebook:

"Hello everyone! We would like to announce that we are still OPEN during regular hours. If you are looking for a particular product, please call us at (403)272-4054.  We have measures in place to ensure a safe shopping experience for you, and we ask for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of others.

Currently, we are able to let in 6 customers at a time. In order to let as many people shop at once, we ask that a maximum of 2 people per group shop at a time.

Due to the current situation, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No returns or exchanges are accepted.

We thank you for your understanding and will be here to serve your needs."

 

 

APRIL 3, 2020  (CTV NEWS)

Tom Sampson, Chief of Calgary Emergency Management Agency, Closes +15 Walkways and Cancels All Public Events Until June 30

 

 

APRIL 2, 2020  (660 NEWS CALGARY)

Starting today, Calgary Transit is limiting how many people will be allowed on trains and buses and enforcing a two-metre distance rule for all riders.

 

 

MARCH 30, 2020

A few more temporary International Avenue business closures to let you know about. We certainly look forward to visiting them when they re-open!

💜Mylees Bridal (3501-17 Ave SE)
💜Allure Beauty Supplies (3505-17 Ave SE)
💜NE Automotive (4205-17 Ave SE)
💜Adobo Experience (4303-17 Ave SE)
💜Carpet Wholesale & Flooring (5010-17 Ave SE)
💜Part Source (1817-52 St SE)

 

 

MARCH 30, 2020

4909-17 Ave SE  (Mimo Portuguese Restaurant)

Website

From Facebook:

"Mimo Restaurant and Grocery will only be open every WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY from 3-8pm for pick up only by ordering in advance.
Due to COVID-19 we are closing our doors. For the time being only by placing an order via phone, email, or Facebook messenger will you be able to purchase from our establishment.
Please call 403-235-3377; email: carladacosta_1@hotmail.com ; or Facebook message Carla Da Costa to place your order. We will combine a time for pick up during the hours listed above.
The doors will be closed until further notice. No one is to enter the premises. We will bring your order to your vehicle. PICK UP ONLY! BY ORDER ONLY!  We are not open to the public to come in.

Thank you for your continuous support.  From my family to yours, we wish that you are and stay safe and healthy."

 

 

 

MARCH 28, 2020

1717-52 St SE  (B&P Cycle and Sports)

Website

From Facebook:

"We are still open for you to shop in-store and have implemented several new measures to comply with the new government restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Learn more about these measures, how you can shop in store (our doors will be locked from now on during our open hours as we actively limit the amount of customers shopping at once to ensure the safety of our customers and staff alike), and about our online order options like curb-side pickup and home delivery, on our website."

MARCH 27, 2020

4002-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Dear Valued Customers,

Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, Nile is taking extra steps to ensure your safety and that of our staff. Following the advice of public health officials, we are implementing measures to keep everyone safer:

Increased Cleaning:
During business hours, our staff are frequently cleaning the shelves, countertops, payment console, door handles, baskets and more. Before we open and close, the entire store is once again wiped down and restocked for you.

Limiting Customers:
We are practicing physical distancing. This means that only a few people will be allowed in the store at any given time.

We continue to monitor the evolving situation and will implement further measures as needed. Please help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by staying home if you are exhibiting any symptoms. Our staff have also been asked to do the same. Thank you in advance for your help and understanding. We will get through this together.

We are open for business from 10am to 9pm and are restocking our shelves daily.

💚💙
Nile Management"

 

 

MARCH 27, 2020

1715-52 St SE

Website

Krazy Jerk restaurant is dedicated to getting their delicious Jamaican food to you!

 

 

MARCH 27, 2020  (CBC NEWS)

Government Boosts Wage Subsidy to 75% for Small and Medium Businesses

 

 

MARCH 27, 2020  (CTV NEWS)

Tom Sampson, Chief of Calgary Emergency Management Agency, Halts Recreational Sports and Orders Closure of Personal Care Businesses

 

 

MARCH 27, 2020

5250-17 Ave SE

Website

Lube City has made changes to their daily operations and reduced their hours to Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

 

 

MARCH 26, 2020

3712-17 Ave SE

Discount Vacuums is still open but at reduced hours and by appointment only.  Please call Carl at (403)273-5566.

 

 

MARCH 26, 2020

218, 3515-17 Ave SE

Website

An email to the BRZ:

"Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the risk associated with it, Selamta Immigration Services have decided to temporarily close its office to the public. We will be working on the essentials remotely from home. We appreciate your understanding and we hope to have our doors open after the situations get better and the local state of emergency is lifted.

We strongly advice our customers to abide by the preventive measures taken by the City of Calgary and the local state of emergency.

Stay Home!

Syn Amanuel, Selamta Immigration Services"

 

 

MARCH 25, 2020

The following are the latest of several International Avenue businesses that have decided it is in their best interest to temporarily close due to Covid-19.  We hope they're doing well and look forward to visiting them when they reopen!

*CHILLIES PAKISTAN RESTAURANT  (5020-17 Ave SE)

*WHITE NILE GROCERY  (4908-17 Ave SE)

*SALAM STORE  (4202-17 Ave SE)

*AMBASSADOR BARBERSHOP  (3464-17 Ave SE)

*DENTAL HYGIENE CARE CLINIC  (3111-17 Ave SE)

 

 

MARCH 25, 2020

102, 5430-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Pick Up Orders Only *Starting March 24th
Please call Judy 403-815-4747 to place your order. We will package your products & you can pick it up at the door. No in store shopping. Let’s be safe❤️"

 

 

MARCH 25, 2020

3411-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Following the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and preventive measures taken by the City of Calgary and the local state of emergency, we wanted to let you know that we have decided to temporarily close our doors to the public as of March 16, 2020.

Paradise Lanes takes the health and safety of our guests very seriously.

All leagues, tournaments, and bookings will be postponed until further notice. We will keep our patrons advised moving forward regarding when our doors will be open to the public again.

We appreciate your understanding and we hope to have our doors open once again after this local state of emergency has been lifted.

Greg Decksheimer"

 

 

MARCH 24, 2020

3462-17 Ave SE

Website

Emailed to Our Office:

"Our offices will be temporarily closed until further notice."

 

 

MARCH 24, 2020

106, 4202-17 Ave SE

Website

Twinbat Sticker Co is still taking orders and offering curb side pickup or delivery.

 

 

MARCH 24, 2020

Canada Post is making a change in their delivery operations to be able to continue serving Canadians while keeping employees and communities safe!

 

 

MARCH 24, 2020

Both Dollaramas along International Avenue have reduced their hours in addition to allowing the first hour after opening to be reserved for seniors and those with chronic health conditions.

DOLLARAMA (5017-17 Ave SE)
** Mon-Sat 9am-8pm
** Sunday 9am-6pm

DOLLARAMA (1915-31 St SE)
** Mon-Sat 9am-8pm
** Sunday 10am-5pm

 

 

MARCH 23, 2020

The following are the latest of several International Avenue businesses that have decided it is in their best interest to temporarily close due to Covid-19.  We hope they're doing well and look forward to visiting them when they reopen!

*BARAKA STORES MUSLIM CLOTHING  (3409-17 Ave SE)

*PIZZA GRANDE & DONAIR  (3405-17 Ave SE)

*GLOBAL BARBERSHOP  (17, 3012-17 Ave SE)

*ARTECH PRINTING  (4600-17 Ave SE)

*SUNSHINE PIZZA  (103, 3517-17 Ave SE)

 

 

MARCH 23, 2020

4909-17 Ave SE

From Facebook:

"Today we have to make a difficult decision to suspend on premise dining TEMPORARILY.  We will also adjust our hours of operation to 12-6 daily.  Take out option will be available by phone or Chownow.  Delivery option is available through Doordash/ Ubereats.
Stay safe and healthy out there. Spread love, not germs."

 

 

MARCH 23, 2020  (CTV NEWS)

Tom Sampson, Chief of Calgary Emergency Management Agency Closes City Playground

 

 

MARCH 22, 2020

Effective Monday, March 30 C-Train Service Will Be Reduced

 

 

MARCH 21, 2020

3223-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"To all of our valued customers, since the beginning we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak.  The health and safety of our employees and patrons comes as a priority, that's why we have actively enhanced our cleaning protocols and social distancing policies have been put into place.  As concerns about the pandemic outbreak continuously escalate, we have to take our steps further.

Based on the guidelines of public health authorities with the additional recent government directives and the continuous rise of threat for community spread, we have made the decision of temporarily closing our dining area to the public until further notice.  Takeout and delivery will remain available.  Our bakery goods will remain available for purchase in our restaurant and select establishments.

We wish everyone safety and strength through these trying times.  With love and light, Pacific hut Restaurant Team."

 

 

MARCH 21, 2020

5016-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Hey everyone, Donna and I have had a conversation(facetime)and we have decided to continue with the temporary closure. We feel that the health and safety of our staff and customers MUST come first. Hope to see everyone again soon. Thanks for the support you all have shown. Watch social media for updates. Stay safe, stay healthy and take care.... WE WILL BE BACK BETTER THAN EVER!!!!!!"

 

MARCH 21, 2020

4210-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Well Folks...It's with a heavy heart we have decided that it's in our customers best interests that we close down until such time as it is safe to reopen. We worked very hard to open Tim's Cafe and struggled to make this decision not knowing when or for how long. We hope you all will stay safe and look forward to seeing you all in the not too distant future.
Tim , Don , and Henri."

 

 

MARCH 21, 2020

3714-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Due to Covid-19, with the health and safety of our family friends and customers in mind, we have decided to close our doors and open by appointment only until further notice. Please call (403)207-8667. It was a very difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the right thing to do at this time. We will keep you posted as to when we will reopen. Stay safe."

 

MARCH 20, 2020

3503-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Hello Everyone, we would like to inform you that we are still open! However due to the health concerns and safety of everyone we are doing Pick Ups and Take outs Only until further notice, as well as Delivery with DoorDash and Skip The Dishes.  So you can still enjoy our food!

We have also reduced our hours to the following:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday- Saturday : 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm

We appreciate your understanding and please remember to keep supporting your local small businesses at these times.

Thank you to everyone and stay safe. 💛

MARCH 20, 2020

5410-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Effective march 23, 2020.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our showroom will be open by appointment only.  Please call (403)272-9845 for access. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you for your patience during these trying times."

 

 

MARCH 19, 2020

An easy guide to help you figure out if you are eligible!

 

 

MARCH 18, 2020 (CTV NEWS)

Canadian Banks Move To Help Customers, Allow Deferral of Mortgage Payments

 

MARCH 18, 2020

3330-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 we will devote 8am - 9am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday especially to seniors and people living with disabilities so they have an opportunity to shop in a freshly sanitized, fully stocked store.

We will not shut our doors to others during these timeframes, however we ask all other community members to please shop outside of those hours if at all possible, so that those most in need of support are able to fulfil their needs.

Furthermore, our Pharmacies will open an hour earlier to support this."

 

 

MARCH 18, 2020 (CTV NEWS)

EI Sickness Benefits And The New Emergency Worker Fund

 

MARCH 18, 2020  (GLOBAL NEWS)

Self Assess Now!

Self Assessment and Why It's Important

 

 

MARCH 17, 2020 (CTV NEWS)

Province Taking Aggressive Measures With Social Distancing

 

MARCH 17, 2020

1825-50 St SE

From Facebook:

"Due to the province’s decision to close all establishments for on site consumption, The County Line Saloon and Pyramids Lounge are complying with the regulations.
The hotel and liquor store will remain open for your service.
We will inform you of any other details to come. We look forward to seeing all of you in the near future.
Thank you from the staff and management."

 

MARCH 17, 2020

1814-36 ST SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Hello everyone, with a very heavy heart we are officially closed. Thank you all so very much for supporting us. We will keep you posted when we know more or when we can reopen. We will miss you all very much. Let's try to keep a positive mind and keep in touch with each other and let's all be safe.... much love..."

 

MARCH 17, 2020  (NATIONAL POST)

Government Extends Tax Deadline To June 1/20

 

MARCH 17, 2020

1840-36 St SE

Website

From Facebook:

"We at Illichmann's want to help any way that we can in this very difficult time.  In appreciation to all our valued customers, we are offering free home delivery on purchases of $75 or more (valid until March 31, 2020).  Offer extends to all items so check out our most popular freezer packs, fresh meats and specialty items at our already low prices.  All you have to do is make your meal plans and call us with your order at 403.272.1673 or email illichmannsorders@gmail.com.  Stay safe and healthy with Illichmann's Home Delivery option.  From our shop to your home, with pleasure."

 

MARCH 16, 2020

3012-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Starting this week, Shoppers Drug Mart is dedicating the first opening hour of shopping at our stores to our customers who need assistance or consideration, including seniors and people living with disabilities. We encourage you to check with your local store to confirm operating hours.
Shoppers Drug Mart will also offer the 20% Seniors Day discount on regular priced items for the first hour each day every day. This is in addition to Seniors Days each Thursday."

 

MARCH 16, 2020

4020-17 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Your safety is paramount to us, followed by the safety of your loved ones and our clients, team members, and partners. We know that many of you are concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we share your concerns. Even though Alberta Health Services currently rates the risk of exposure to COVID-19 as low, we want to be proactive and take effective action to limit the potential spread of the virus. The situation is changing quickly, and we are watching closely.

We are continuing to see clients in person for consultations and other meetings however, at this time, we will be offering phone consultations for all new bookings. We will also contact anyone booked for in-person consultations and offer a phone consultation as an alternative. Questionings and mediations will continue as normal so far as it is practical and possible, including practicing social distancing, video and telephone options to protect the safety of our team. Courts remain open, and we will be monitoring the Alberta Courts website for updates.  At Litwiniuk & Company, we have many technological options that allow our team to work remotely and continue to meet the needs of our clients. The members of our team are well-prepared to work from home with little to no disruptions to our daily operations. Currently, our office remains open during regular hours by appointment only, and access will only be possible with the assistance of one of our team members. Any updates will be shared on our channels and posted on our website.

We will communicate openly and frequently with you about the situation and our response, as both evolve."

 

MARCH 16, 2020

1717-52 ST SE

Website

From Facebook:

"Along with many local, independent businesses, B&P Cycle remains open, clean, sanitized, and practicing social distancing. We welcome you to stop by if you’re healthy/non-symptomatic - if you are feeling unwell and/or are self-isolating, we welcome you check out our brand new, live-updated website and online store!

To keep you stoked about bikes, and to do our part to flatten the curve, we’re now offering free home deliveries for online bike purchases and orders of $100 or more. We’re also offering free curb side pickup for all locally-placed online orders. Some terms and conditions apply, check out our website to learn more."

 

MARCH 16, 2020

4750-17 Ave SE & 1715-70 St SE

From Facebook:

"To contribute to social distancing that has been called for by public health officials, starting tomorrow, our restaurants will focus on take-out, drive-thru and delivery service where available, and close dining room seating until further notice."

 

MARCH 16, 2020  (CTV NEWS)

Enmax Customers Granted Payment Flexibility

 

MARCH 15, 2020

4807-8 Ave SE

Website

From Facebook:

"All Calgary Public Library locations are temporarily closed until further notice as a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

• To help prevent the spread of this virus, external return boxes are now closed. If you have Library materials in your possession, please hold on to them until we reopen.

• Don’t worry about late fees — all existing loans have been extended to April 30, and no late fees will accumulate during this time. This includes inter-library loans.

• Have a hold ready for you to pick up at the Library? It’ll still be waiting here for you when we reopen — all holds have been extended to April 30.

• Keep the Library as part of your daily routine by accessing our Digital Library from home. You have free access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and online courses with your Library card https://bit.ly/2DovcmB

Times are tough, but we're going to get through this together. Not a member of the Library yet? You can sign up for free online https://bit.ly/33KDrFR " 

 

 

MARCH 13, 2020

Website

From Facebook:

"During this trying time, Indonesian Kitchen would like to extend a heartfelt thank you in lieu of Covid-19 precautions.  As part of the increasingly rare and intricate fabric of family owned businesses in Calgary, it truly is through the love from our regular customers that we can continue to exist, flourish and serve the greater community.  Though our restaurant holds 57 people, we are altering chair space to seat 50% of our capacity in order to comfort and reassure our customers of regulated traffic flow.  Cleanliness and quality continues to be our top priority throughout our 12+ years of service.  We will continue to provide other means of food transport via takeout and delivery options.   Safely and with many blessings.....Kartini, Wanty, Maryam, Asma, and Aeysha"