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Show Some Love to Small Local Businesses Around the Main Line!

Support for small businesses is important right now!

In recent weeks our economy has seen some drastic changes, and many businesses are being told to close in order to help decrease the spread of the novel coronavirus. It’s hard to be a small business even in good times and here at Main Line Parent we think of our Business Members & Friends as family. We asked them to share with us what measures they are taking to ensure they can keep serving their clients during this time. We think they came up with some really great ideas, and hope that you are able to support them! Another good suggestion is to just buy a gift card/certificate from a small local business- buy it directly from them, not through a third party, so that they get an influx of income now and you get to enjoy their service at a later date. Think of it as a really small small business loan! Every little bit counts!

30 Main Bistro

Owner Mike DiDomenico has come up with a truly creative offer for our community. He is able to place orders for supplies through his distributors and is willing to order things that people are in need of as well. You can contact 30 Main to order things like toilet paper, sanitizer, and even necessities like milk- just be prepared to get them in bulk like a restaurant would. Pick up would be available at the restaurant. 30 Main is also offering prepared meal pick up options- prepackaged meals that are ready to heat and serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A percentage of these orders will be used to provide meals for people in need as well. Please call 610-220-2367 or email 30mainevents@gmail.com. Takeout and curbside pickup are available, with family dinners being a popular option right now! (But trust me- order the crabcakes! Delish and gluten-free!!)

AR Workshop Malvern

Their doors are closing temporarily but DIY-to-Go is now open! Choose from one of three packages, your design, your paint and stain, and pick up at the designated time.

Center for Lice Control

Ilene Steinberg’s salon in Havertown helps one family at a time or in your own home. Center for Lice Control is on call as usual for checks and treatment, and continues to sanitize their surfaces. Their lice hotline is always available, and she will continue delivering products to those that cannot get to the pharmacy.

Charming Star Playroom

This repeat Main Line Parent LOVE Award winner is hosting online circle time with princesses and characters every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 am. It’s free but you may want to consider sending them a Venmo donation during these difficult times. Stay tuned for info about a possible Easter Bunny ride-by: a neighborhood visit from the Easter Bunny on a little float waving to kids through their windows or from the their driveways. Like Santa does on the fire truck! They are working out the details now on how families can drop their street names to us so stay tuned!

Comcast

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for more details.

Confident Parenting

Owner Erica Desper will be offering many of Confident Parenting’s classes online, with Zoom links sent to people after their ticket purchase. Upcoming classes include Sleep Solutions for Babies and Toddlers on Saturday, March 14 10 am – 11:30 am, and Newborn Sleep & More on March 17 11 am – 12:30 pm.

Foote Orthodontics

We featured this new service in our email newsletter today! Brand new Virtual Consultations will help decrease the spread of germs at Foote Orthodontics! Owner Dr Catherine Foote can now send you treatment options and estimated time and costs if you text a few teeth pics to them! They can also use this new tool to check the fit of Invisalign, rubber band, wear and more for current patients.

FUEL Cycle Fitness

FUEL Cycle Fitness owner Jen Crompton shares that they are working on filming online workouts. These workouts will be for kids and adults, and ones they can do together! We will update with a link once they are available, or you can check their Facebook page. These videos will be free to view as a sanity-service to the community. FUEL Cycle Fitness plans to continue their 1:1 trainings and small groups as long as permitted.

Gypsy Saloon and Southern Cross Kitchen

Owner Kim Strengari has shared that Gypsy Saloon and Southern Cross Kitchen will now have free delivery and curbside pickup. They also have online gift cards for 10% off. You can view their new delivery and curbside menu on Facebook. The restaurants continue to be open with extensive cleaning procedures in place.

HomeCooked

Stock your freezer with easy meals for all that time at home! Place and pre-pay your order via phone or on www.homecooked.net and pick it up without leaving your car. Just pull up beside our shop and give them a call and they’ll bring it out to you. No unbuckling or dragging in kids.

KatFit

Kathrine Bright is a personal training offering services in your home or her studio. She is also now offering virtual personal training to her clients so that they can access their workouts at anytime in the privacy of their own home, and on your own time- great for those who will have kids home from school! The workouts are on a custom app available on any smart device, and you’ll have Kat access 24/7. She also has video conferencing to coach form, and set goals for nutrition and health. No equipment or home gym is needed, workouts can be designed with whatever your space permits!

Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line

Let’s look ahead to summer! Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line is offering summer camps with flexible weekly schedules, and a special discount for our readers. Sign up now to secure your spot.

Promo Code: EARLYBIRD20 for $20 off camp registration

Leading Tone Lessons

Leading Tone Lessons has moved to virtual lessons for all students! It is so easy to find your teacher on their website and click on their link to attend your lesson with your current teacher at your regularly scheduled time. It’s awesome for the kids to be able to maintain their learning and some sense of their normal routine during this time!

Level 13

This unique social video game space will be closed during our shut down, but please head to their website to purchase gift cards for future use. Stock up on them to use for birthday party gifts over the next year!! Silver lining of their closure- they’re upgrading their hardware to make all of their games available on every system in their space. They are also adding more titles to their expansive menu and putting their summer eSports Memberships in place!

Meridee Winters School of Music

Lessons are ON! The shift to online lessons has been a hit with teachers and families. Here are updates on what they’ve been doing to keep creativity thriving during this challenging time.

  • More than 90% of lessons have moved online with an incredible response.

  • Some students have signed on for even MORE lessons in order to power boost to the next level.

  • Brand new students from the Main Line and beyond are signing up solely for online lessons.

  • They’re posting some of their most popular MW games and activities online for current students.

 

Newtown Square Veterinary Hospital

Newtown Square Veterinary Hospital is open for business. All clients will have their animals picked up from inside their car, no owners are allowed inside.  You may also pick up your pet’s medication at the curbside if you call ahead.

Nothing Bundt Cakes- Wynnewood/Ardmore Location

The Main Line Parent team loves big bundts, it’s no lie. And now we can all get a bundt without leaving the car! Call ahead to their Wynnewood/Ardmore location at 215-454-2286 or order online for pick up, and they will deliver to you curbside, just call when you park and they will bring it out! (Please note- each location is privately owned, so this offer is for the Wynnewood/Ardmore location only currently.)

Main Line Family Education

Main Line Family Education remains committed to small class sizes of 12 participants or less. In addition, they will be offering virtual Childbirth, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Sleep Support, and Emotional Wellness/Preparedness classes via live-stream at their regularly scheduled times beginning soon. Keep an eye on their website for details.

Once Upon a Time Creation

All of their appointments are one on one so each person has their own space and time to meet with Once Upon a Time Creation. They would also like to encourage people to remember their services as they spring clean and organize while they spend more time at home! The sentimental clothing you love can be transformed into something new that you can enjoy every day.

Peterson Insurance Services

They are open and committed to serving customers or potential new customers with their insurance needs. They have the ability to assist with everything on the phone or electronically whether it is to file a claim, make a payment, get an id card, make a policy change, or simply ask a question. They are also fully staffed and able to shop potential clients insurance with several A+ carriers to potentially save you money in these difficult times.

Phamily Orthodontics

Phamily Orthodontics doctors are in the office until otherwise mandated. They have adjusted their schedule to see one patient at a time in the clinic and following strict cleaning and prevention precautions. They are available for virtual complimentary consultations and emergencies if a closure is necessary. Please email info@phamilyorthodontics.com if interested. In the interest of trying to ease the financial hardship during these times they are also offering no down payments for the rest of the month.

PM Pediatrics

Introducing PM Pediatrics Anywhere. Get trusted virtual pediatric urgent care from the comfort and convenience of your home! What you’re hearing in the news may be causing you to worry and it isn’t always easy- or possible- to get to urgent care when your child needs it. That’s why PM Pediatrics has announced the launch of PM Pediatrics Anywhere, a brand new app that lets you connect with a pediatric expert from anywhere, 8 am – midnight, using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. PM Pediatrics also has COVID-19 tests, but you must have a referral for the test from your own doctor or from a PM Pediatrics Anywhere doctor. These tests are available for drive-up, no need to even go inside! (And don’t forget- they serve up to age 26!)

Pop Fit Studio

Pop Fit Studio has an online workout site that clients can access when traveling or unable to make it to the studio. If they have to close they will post daily live streaming workouts that people can do, along with their library of workouts!

Sweet Trading Company

Owner Jody Peskin is now offering free local delivery and curbside pick up of her delicious handmade chocolates and treats. In the works are some virtual kid-friendly baking classes so be sure to add “Home Ec” to your homeschooling lineup! More info on those classes will be shared soon!

The Bercy

The Bercy, located in Ardmore, is offering delivery and take out options, both with $0 delivery fees and complimentary dessert with your order. Please call or visit their website for more information.

 

Photo by Perfectly Paired Photography

Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org

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