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SPRING SPECIAL EDITION | 2020
A P U B L I C AT I O N O F T H E V I L L A G E OF C A RP BI A Â© 2020 | THI S PUBL I C ATI ON W A S PRODU CED BY SYNTAX STRATEGIC
MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR | 1 BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT RIDGEROCK BREWERY | 2 THE SWAN | 4 THE JUKE JOINT | 6 ALICE'S VILLAGE CAFE | 8
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MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR VILLAGE OF CARP BIA
Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have seen our Village band together, and support each other in incredible ways. It has been heartwarming to see, and certainly speaks to the strength, resilience and community sense of our residents. In this issue, we wanted to feature our local restaurants: those working hard to pivot their operations, and provide some comfort food during these often difficult times. With every challenge, there is a silver lining. I believe for us as a community, it is that we have been able to support one another. If you are able, please support our local restaurants. We will all get through this together.
The Village of Carp BIA Board Members: Jen Stewart, Chair Stuart Hodge, Former Chair Greg LeBlanc, Treasurer Tara Azulay, Board Member Lisa Kyte, Board Member Neil Falls, Board Member
Jennifer Stewart Chair Village of Carp BIA
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RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT RIDGE ROCK BREWING COMPANY
How has your business been impacted by COVID-19? During COVID-19 we have definitely had to adjust the way we do things here at Ridge Rock Brewing. The first few weeks while we were closed we began offering Home Beer Delivery Services 7 days a week. Our guests could order online through our website and then we would deliver the next day.
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What are you doing differently during these times?
What kind of response have you seen from the community?
looking forward to being able to re open at some point and have the community all back together!
We have since started doing food for curb side pick up Wednesday - Sunday from 11am- 7pm. You can even place a beer order to be picked up during these times as well. For placing your order, you can either do it through our website and pre pay for it or give us a call at the brewery and place your order over the phone and pay once you arrive.
The community has been so supportive of us during this time. We would not be able to keep up with what we are doing without them! Even though this pandemic has been hard on everyone, the community here is what keeps us going and being able to remain open as a business. We have started branching out to more than just our beer to be able to give options to everyone! We are
How can people order take out / or support your business right now? You can visit our website to order home beer delivery, or order food for pick up. You can also give us a call at the brewery 613-470-2337 and place your order over the phone for pick up.
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RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT THE SWAN
How has your business been impacted by COVID-19?
What kind of response have you seen from the community?
Due to COVID-19, our revenue has dropped significantly and the lack of social interaction with our guests has had a substantial impact on us.
The response from the community has been just amazing! We have received lots of support and such thoughtful comments through this difficult time. It makes our day when the customer is happy.
What are you doing differently during these times? We have been focusing on take out for our guests. Also, as much as we can, we donate chocolates to the frontline workers to show our appreciation.
How can people order take out / or support your business right now? If anyone wants to place an order, please call the restaurant directly 613-839-7926.
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RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT THE JUKE JOINT How has your business been impacted by COVID-19? COVID-19 has been very difficult for many small businesses, The Juke Joint included. We continue to have to pay our full rent and other bills, like utilities, waste management, and insurance. In order to do that, and given the mandated closures for all restaurant dine-in service, we have had to ramp up our take-out operations and re-think how we do business. Closing our doors was not an option for us, so we had to think about what the community needed during these times. We re-jigged our menu a little bit and hoped for the best. This sentiment has followed us throughout these times. Daily, we are unsure of what to expect, try to manage the stress on our shoulders as best we can and push forward for just one more day. We are working LONG days, while also trying to care for and school our children, work another full-time job, keep our home in order, and save our sanity. Food supply has also been very unpredictable, as there are fewer numbers of trucks on the road and not all ingredients are as readily available as before. When you're trying to keep up the quality of your product, this is hugely significant. COVID-19 has impacted all of us so greatly, we have all had to find a new "normal" that can get us through these times, and it's no different for our business. What are you doing differently during these times? We are focussing on getting the word out about our social-distancing standards and all additional measures of sanitation we are taking during this time. The safety of our patrons and quality of our
food are of the utmost importance to us. We have had to adjust in staggering pick up times to avoid those picking up food running into each other and to allow for the extra steps of wiping down the debit/credit machine and take-out containers. We have also added a credit card call-in option as well as curbside delivery.
email us at email@example.com. We also post a daily special on Facebook and are happy to relay the special by way of phone and email as well.
The current times are far from business as usual when we had trivia nights, comedy, and live music. Adaptability is the name of the game and we're trying to bring some good soul food onto your dining room tables to make dinner time just a little bit easier or fill the gap between buying groceries.
In addition, anyone who does not want to order take out at this time, can purchase gift certificates to be used at a later date. You can use any of the above means to contact us for these.
What kind of response have you seen from the community? The community has been AMAZING! We switched to take-out, not knowing how this was going to be received and whether that would be a sustainable decision that could keep us afloat and see us through this trying time. The response has been overwhelmingly positive! We started out with just two of us, one person to take calls and bring out the food, and the other to cook. Thanks to our community's support, we have now been able to hire back two additional employees. We are tremendously grateful for all of the support, food orders, kind words, and offers of help. It has been truly incredible and we feel so thankful for how the community has responded to what we have to offer! How can people order take out / or support your business right now? We have our take out menu posted on our website and on our Facebook page. People can call in their orders at 613-470-8888, send us a Facebook message, or THE CARP VILLAGER | NEWSLETTER | 6
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RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT ALICE'S VILLAGE CAFE Known for our coffee, homemade soups and sandwiches, mouth-watering breakfast, sweet treats, locally sourced ingredients, and daily specials. Whether you’re a beloved regular or a new timer there is something to tickle your taste buds and satisfy your coffee addiction. We are open during this time from 9am to 3pm for freezer goods (pies, scones, quiche, tourtiere, baked beans, pasta, pulled pork, soups), fresh baked goods, english muffins and of course coffee and tea.
Sample menu – check our Facebook page for more details
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OTHER VILLAGE OF CARP UPDATES FanSaves The Village of Carp BIA partnered with FanSaves in 2019 for businesses to offer discounts and incentivize customers. FanSaves is now offering a virtual gift certificate program. We encourage all local businesses to sign up HERE
Carp Fitness Park The Carp Fitness Park will be officially opening in the fall. Thank you to our community supporters for making this happen!
Hanging Baskets The Village of Carp BIA is looking for sponsors for hanging baskets this year. All sponsors will be recognized in our summer edition of The Villager. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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