Throughout the coronavirus crisis, we’ve seen numerous examples of #WeGotThisSeattle spirit extending beyond the city’s lines. The latest? On Tuesday, Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan’s office expanded its map of restaurants offering takeout and delivery to include small businesses in cities across Puget Sound.
In late March, the city built a hub to locate Seattle restaurants, bars, cafes, and breweries that were still operating during the coronavirus pandemic. Customers could navigate directly to the businesses’ websites or to third-party delivery pages to place their orders. Now, people based throughout the Puget Sound area—in Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue—can do the same. In total, the site currently facilitates access to more than 2,600 businesses. “With many of our neighborhood restaurants still open, communities across our region can support small businesses by ordering pickup or delivery during this time,” Durkan said in a statement. “Our community partners and local officials have helped shape our map and make it a reality.”
“Alongside work to address our shared public health and safety priorities, actions like these help us preserve the character that businesses bring to our communities during this crisis,” added Tacoma mayor Victoria Woodards.
To be included on the map, small business owners should email [email protected] for instructions on filling out a brief survey.