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NOVEMBER 2020

G O OD NE IG HBOR

NEWS Paid for by the City of West Jordan

JOINT MESSAGE FROM

THE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL The way we live our lives has changed in the year 2020. Coronavirus has not only impacted our lives; it’s impacted our livelihoods. Some small-business owners have been hit harder than anyone thought imaginable. While the health and safety of our residents have always been top of mind, it’s hard to ignore the issues and losses that have been thrown at our small and local businesses. The City of West Jordan is home to more than 150 restaurants, many are locally owned and unique to our wonderful city. A survey from the Utah Restaurant Association shows many Utah restaurants have had a particularly difficult time during the pandemic. A few have closed their doors and remain closed because operating their dining rooms at 50% simply won’t pay their bills, and the thought of taking out a loan during such an uncertain time is risky. The city administration, with support of the council, is working with our local restaurants to find governmentassistance programs, such as smallbusiness grants and the state’s ‘Shop in Utah’ program for restaurants who have experienced losses. WestJordan Journal.com

One of the businesses that has benefited from the ‘Shop in Utah’ grant is Mystique in Gardner Village. Mystique offers a fivecourse meal and a magic-show. Dine-in is the only option at this restaurant, but they have been careful to implement Health-department approved safety measures, including a modified dining room, increased distance between tables, mask wearing when not eating, and expanding into an adjacent space at Gardner Village to make physical distancing easier. Because dine-in options have been limited and sometimes temporarily eliminated, restaurants have had to become innovative, forced to think outside the box. West Jordan restaurants are focusing on take-out, drive-thru, and delivery alternatives. While many of our restaurants still offer dine in, nearly all have added a take-out option. Fortunately, here in West Jordan, your support is helping our restaurants weather this unexpected storm. Ordering take-out is a great way for West Jordan residents to enjoy the amazing food our local restaurants

have to offer. What may seem like a simple task—ordering dinner for your family—is a great way to support our local restaurants. In this month’s newspaper you will find a collection of coupons available to every household. We encourage our residents to use these coupons to try out a new restaurant, or revisit one of your favorites. In this newspaper, you will also find a restaurant directory, a one-stop shop for ordering options from our local eateries. Please join all of us at the City of West Jordan in supporting our restaurants during the month of November, and beyond. It’s not just the businesses we will be helping to support, but also the people. These are our neighbors, our friends, and our families. Let’s eat local!

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GOOD NEIGHBOR NEWS: WEST JORDAN NEWSLETTER

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West Jordan City Newsletter | November 2020  

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