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Support Our Local Businesses During COVID-19

Support of our local businesses is now more important than ever. Below please find information and resources for how to support many of our wonderful Colusa Circle merchants during this difficult time (if you are a merchant in Colusa Circle and would like to be listed below, email us):

Benchmark Pizzeria*
Benchmark's entire menu, including wine, beer and soft serve ice cream, is available to go. Order online here or call in your order to 510.647.9724.
Open for pick-up 4.30-9pm (curbside pickup available). 

Colusa Foods*
The market at 406 Colusa Avenue is open for business as usual.
Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. 510.527.7035

Fuse Fitness*
Fuse Fitness is offering classes, semi-private and private training all online.
Call 510.558.8638 or visit their website for details. 

Grizzly Peak Press*
Grizzly Peak Press has a focus on local, non fiction written by local authors. You can buy books directly from their website here and they will be shipped to your door.

Hiersoux Gallery*
Hiersoux Gallery is currently closed and will reopen when it is safe. In the meantime, if you would like to support a new book project about Catharine Hiersoux's achievements & contributions to the world of clay, you can donate online here.

John F. Mello, Luthier

John F. Mellow is hoping to return to work in June, but in the meantime joining his mailing list brings monthly music selections and announcements of shop concerts when they finally resume: join here. A playlist of past tracks is here. Video selections from the last wonderful shop concert by Yuri Liberzon is here.

Kensington Circus Pub
Open for takeout daily from 5-8pm. Order online here or by calling 510.524.8814.

Kensington Farmers' Market*
The Kensington Farmers' Market is open for business as usual each Sunday, but with new hours: 9-2pm (they added the extra hour from 9-10 for senior shoppers or anyone who needs a jump start on their day.) They are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus and continue to monitor local, state, and federal information sites and follow recommended guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure to Coronavirus. To get the most up-to-date info on the market, click here. They also encourage you to sign up for their weekly newsletter, which you can do here, in order to get the most up to date information directly from them. 

Kensington Veterinary Hospital*
Kensington Veterinary Hospital is open during our usual days and hours as we are considered an essential business. However, due to COVID-19 we are operating with a curbside service. We are are limiting business to pets with urgent concerns. Since exams are often needed prior to medication refills, we will be seeing some of our patients on chronic medications if we feel we can't postpone the visit. We have also continued to see puppies for their core vaccines as without those we are putting them at risk for potentially life threatening disease. Clients can text or call upon arrival and staff will obtain necessary information prior to the doctor exam and treatments. No clients are entering the building at this time, only pets. We ask that clients who are ill not bring in their pets. We also ask if a family member is ill to inform staff prior to their appointment so our staff can wear additional protective equipment. We are continuing to sell prescription food and medications, and would like to direct clients to our online pharmacy as this supports sheltering in place. Please reference our website for additional details including COVID-19 instructions.

Nan Phelps Photography*
Nan Phelps is running a special Things To Look Forward To Portrait Session Sale through April 30. Purchase your color or black & white portrait session now for $325 (normally $550), and schedule the date later post-quarantine. For more details and to purchase, click here

Nubo Spa*
Nubo Spa is not physically open while keeping in compliance with the Contra Costa County “Shelter in Place” ordinance. However, Nubo has always been committed to their amazing clients and the community. While in-person services are not currently available, Nubo is offering virtual aesthetic consultations, online skin care product sales, and gift card purchases for future services.

Nubo owners Dr. Shay and Jen appreciate any support as they are a small women-owned business. They are in the process of putting together special package pricing for when we are able to go back to life as we all know it. Be Fierce Be Original Be You! For more information, visit their website or text 510.590.0728.

New storefront hours are 8AM-3PM, every day. Semifreddis is encouraging customers to place/process orders over the phone as much as possible, so that no payment interaction has to occur in the store (they have ordered a new touchless "payment cube", however, which will assist with safer in-store transactions). 510-596-9935

White Magnolia Tai Chi
White Magnolia began to offer virtual online Tai Chi and Chi Kung classes as soon as the shelter-in-place order was announced. The teachers, including Miriam, Peter, John, Margaret and Patrick, lead regular weekly Zoom classes. These internal martial arts classes include:  Restorative/Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Tai Chi and Chi Kung, as well as Tai Chi Applications and monthly Wellness Events for living in harmony with the seasons.  

New students of all ages and abilities are welcome to join our supportive, dynamic community as we keep connection through mindful, joyful practice through these challenging times. Please email John Luna-Sparks, LAc, Director or phone/text 510-334-6545 for more information, or visit the White Magnolia Tai Chi School website

*Colusa Circle Merchants Association members