LIVE UPDATES: Learn what Richardson dining, shopping establishments are doing to stay open amid the coronavirus outbreak

The Haus Market at Dog Haus Biergarten features a selection of essential grocery items available for purchase. (Courtesy Dog Haus Biergarten)
The Haus Market at Dog Haus Biergarten features a selection of essential grocery items available for purchase. (Courtesy Dog Haus Biergarten)

The Haus Market at Dog Haus Biergarten features a selection of essential grocery items available for purchase. (Courtesy Dog Haus Biergarten)

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In Richardson, dining and shopping establishments are finding innovative ways to stay open while also attempting to slow the spread of the disease. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Several Richardson businesses are temporarily closing or taking precautions since the outbreak of the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Businesses across the nation are shifting everyday operations to continue service during the coronavirus outbreak. In Richardson, dining and shopping establishments are finding innovative ways to stay open while also attempting to slow the spread of the disease. Community Impact Newspaper is regularly contacting Richardson businesses to learn more about how they are managing. The latest updates can be found below.

Readers and business owners can share updates with the Richardson editorial team by calling 512-989-6808 or emailing ricnews@communityimpact.com.


Updated March 23, 3:42 p.m.

Dining

  • Dallas County announced March 16 that it is placing a temporary ban on dine-in service at restaurants and bars. Many dining establishments in the Dallas County portion of Richardson remain open, but only on a carryout, drive-thru or delivery basis.

  • The owner of the First Watch location at 202 W. Campbell Road said March 17 that the cafe will remain closed for at least one week.

  • According to its voicemail, Flaming Buffet is closed until April 1.

  • The restaurant at Communion Neighborhood Cooperative is offering individual and family-style dinners to go. The family-style menu changes daily and can be found on the business's Facebook page. Customers can also order bottles of wine to-go. The coffee shop is offering coffee and tea beverages as well as select breakfast items to-go. This weekend, the business will hold a virtual Artisan Market via its Facebook and Instagram accounts.

  • Pineda's Mexican Restaurant is offering curbside pickup service and local delivery for a $5 fee, according to its Facebook. Customers can also order margaritas by the gallon as well as bottled beer.

  • Applebee's Grill + Bar is offering to-go and local delivery service, according to a press release from parent company Apple Texas.

  • Shady's Burgers & Brewhaha is offering curbside pickup and delivery service within a two-mile radius, according to its Facebook page. Bottles of wine and beer can also be delivered.

  • Owner of Asian Mint Nikky Phinyawatana has reported that sales at her restaurant were back up to 50% of normal business following March 17 dinner service. In an email to Community Impact Newspaper, she thanked customers for supporting Asian Mint during this time.

  • Fish Shack Richardson said via its Facebook page that it has begun offering takeout and curbside pickup as well as free delivery within a four-mile radius.

  • Coolgreens is offering 15% of all orders, according to a spokesperson. The restaurant is also offering family-size meals that serve 4-5 people. Delivery is available through Uber Eats, DoorDash, GruHhub and the Coolgreens app. Uber Eats users can have their delivery fee waived by using the code HUNGRY1. Coolgreens' hours have changed to 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Industrial Pizza + Brew is offering 50% off canned beer and 25% off bottles of wine. The restaurant has changed its hours and is open for dinner service only. Guests can opt for curbside pickup if they prefer not to enter the restaurant, owner Kelly Newsom said.

  • Dog Haus Biergarten Richardson is open for to-go orders and no-contact curbside pickup, according to a spokesperson. The restaurant has installed dedicated curbside pickup spots that include a sign with Dog Haus' phone number so customers can let the restaurant know when they have arrived. Free delivery is available through several apps, including Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Favor and Postmates. Dog Haus is also offering a free cheeseburger slider with any order over $15. Mixed drinks, canned beer, spiked seltzers, 64-oz growlers of beer and bottled wine are also available for pick-up or delivery.

  • Richardson Restaurant Park tenants The Halal Guys and OMG Tacos are offering delivery, takeout and curbside service. The Halal Guys is also offering family platter packs that feed four people for the price of three.

  • Richardson-based company Orchard at the Office is now offering fresh fruit and healthy snack deliveries to homes across Dallas-Fort Worth. Customers can choose from a variety of fruit and snack packs by visiting the company's website.

  • Dog Haus Biergarten has launched Haus Market, a selection of essential, packaged food items available for purchase. Items include hot dogs, sausages, ground beef, plant-based meat substitutes, chicken breasts and wings, cheese, butter, eggs, sauces and condiments, french fries and tots, onion rings, Kings Hawaiian Rolls, bread, cookies, water and juice. More info can be found at www.hausmarket.doghaus.com.

  • Jeng Chi is offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery through third-party mobile apps. Beer and wine are also available to-go. On March 26, the business will introduce a grab-and-go selection of customer favorites available in the front cooler. Customers can expect wok-tossed specials, pan-fried dumplings and a healthy soup selection each day. The items will be convenient for reheating and priced affordably, owner Janelle Teng said.

  • Communion Neighborhood Cooperative announced its "400 for 500" initiative March 23. For every 400 family-style meal subscriptions, the restaurant will donate 100 family-style meals to community members in need. Each $200 subscription includes six family-style meals that feed four people. For more info, visit www.400for500.com.


Shopping


  • Batteries + Bulbs is reporting a sales decline of roughly 50%. Owner Sudeendra Prahaladhan said he plans to maintain normal business hours of 8 a.m.-8 p.m. but has begun offering curbside service for customers who would like to submit an order online in advance.

  • Richardson Mercantile has changed its hours from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. General Manager Clare Freeman said sales are down and retailers have begun to scale back to a skeleton staff. The Mercantile is a great place for people who want to get out of the house while still practicing social distancing, as the facility is quite large, Freeman said.

  • Lone Chimney Mercantile has closed its Richardson location until at least March 21, according to a post on its Facebook page. The business is working on setting up an online shop, and in the meantime, it is encouraging customers who would like to make a purchase to message Lone Chimney on Instagram or Facebook.

  • Cake Carousel has created cookie decorating kits that include cookies, icing, sprinkles, palettes and brushes. This is a great option for customers looking for fun things to do at home, owner Kelly Duffy said. The business is also offering curbside pickup.


Other


  • Richardson Family YMCA said on its website that it is closed until at least March 31. All games, practices and special programming have also been canceled until that date.

  • Texas Ballet Theater has closed its Richardson location through at least April 5, according to a statement from the school. It has also canceled all events scheduled for Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio and the Van Cliburn Recital Hall through March 31. The organization is asking that patrons consider donating tickets back to the school as a tax-deductible contribution. "In this crisis, we need your support more than ever," the release stated.

  • My Eyelab has adopted a telemedicine platform, according to a March 23 press release. Patients can receive a customized eye care treatment plan and prescription via a virtual video screen conference with a local ophthalmologist or optometrist, according to the release. More info can be found here.



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