(PRUnderground) October 6th, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic does not just pose a threat to physical health—it also poses a serious threat to small businesses’ health. With many Tacoma, WA residents sheltering in place, foot traffic has plunged at retail stores, restaurants, and leisure centers. Small businesses, which comprise the vast majority of the local economy, have become especially vulnerable during the pandemic. Fortunately, the residents of Boulders at Puget Sound have committed to supporting local entrepreneurs so that they can thrive despite the challenging circumstances.
JRK Washington, who developed the luxury apartment, says that the residents love the many local stores in Tacoma, WA. This outpouring of support ensures that their favorite stores will still be there to serve them once the pandemic ends. JRK says: “What this tells us is that Boulders at Puget Sound isn’t just a house for tenants, they consider it their ‘home.’ They feel like they have a stake—and a role—in helping the local economy during these unprecedented times.”
Residents of Boulders at Puget Sound lend a hand
JRK Washington says that while a tough economy is inevitable given the pandemic, people can keep local enterprises afloat by voting with their wallets. Small businesses rely on regular customers as they don’t have the significant cash reserves that chain companies have. Choosing to spend money locally means mitigating the pandemic’s effects, so family-owned and single-proprietor companies can survive.
Below are just some of the ways that residents of Boulders at Puget Sound are helping:
Supporting local restaurants
These days, running a household has never been more complicated. With homes now also serving as offices and schools due to the shelter-in-place directive, it’s not surprising that many parents can’t find the time to prepare a home-cooked meal. The good news is that many of Tacoma’s best restaurants offer food delivery and curbside pickup. Many busy parents at this apartment community have embraced this route to save time and support local businesses. Among their favorite establishments are:
714 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA
Comfort food is especially welcomed during these challenging times, and Wooden City offers some of the best in Tacoma. It’s currently accepting dine-in customers at 50% capacity, but anyone can order via phone and drop by to order takeout. Another benefit of supporting this restaurant is that part of its proceeds supports Hero Meals, an initiative that provides free food for front liners.
Taqueria El Sabor
1636 S Mildred St Tacoma, WA
In many ways, Taqueria El Sabor had a leg up despite the pandemic. As a food truck, its operation was already drop-by-and-go, so to speak. Today, Tacoma residents can order food to go via a drive-thru system, allowing them to get a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine. Among its best sellers are the Steak Ranchero, Carne Asada, and Chile Rojo. Just call ahead of time to order, then drop by to pick up.
3919 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA
Want something delicious and healthy? Sushi Tama offers some of the finest Japanese food in Tacoma, and it provides takeout and to-go service from Tuesday to Saturday. With an emphasis on freshness, the restaurant sources ingredients only from local fishers and farmers. In short, supporting this local sushi specialist also means supporting other local businesses.
Buy from local coffee brewers
For many folks, the day doesn’t start until they’ve had their coffee. Luckily, many of the best cafes in the area have begun reopening to serve customers their favorite steaming hot cup. Even better, several are offering beans that can be pressed at home. Below are just some recommendations:
1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA
The popular coffee chain has reopened all its stores in South Puget Sound, including its Tacoma location. Patrons can use the Joe Coffee app to place an order for curbside delivery or pickup. Among their best-selling handcrafted beverages are the americano, black & white mocha, dirty chai, and grown-ups chocolate milk.
3918 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA
Too busy to head out to buy Valhalla Coffee’s popular Viking Blend, Ethiopian Harrar, and Sumatra brews? Simply order their coffee beans online and brew the coffee right at home. Drop by their store on 6th Avenue to buy beans wholesale for even more savings.
Bluebeard Coffee Roasters
2201 6th Ave Tacoma, WA
This beloved cafe is open for takeout from 7 AM to 5 PM, place an advanced order via email for convenience. Never want to run out of great coffee at home? Bluebeard Coffee Roasters also offers a subscription package. Automatically receive a pack of chosen beans on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.
Shop from local farmers
Produce doesn’t get any fresher than at a farmers market. Luckily, Tacoma has a handful o long running markets to get farm-fresh vegetables, fruits, and other artisanal food products. The best part? By buying directly, it eliminates the middleman and farmers get all the proceeds. Here are some of the best farmers markets in the area:
Tacoma Farmers Market
925 Broadway (between 9th and 11th), Tacoma, WA
In its 30th year, the Tacoma Farmers Market has modified its operations to comply with current COVID-19 precautions. For instance, prepay orders and drop by to pick up the purchases. Likewise, face masks and social distancing are required. But you can still get the freshest produce and artisanal food from 80 local vendors.
Proctor Farmers Market
N. 27th St & N. Proctor St., Tacoma, WA
Proctor Farmers Market is open every Saturday until December 19th. Many of its vendors also offer pre-ordering and pre-paying and strict safety protocols are observed which include mandatory face masks and limiting the number of shoppers at any given point.
JRK adds that: “People’s safety is paramount to Boulders at Puget Sound, and we have taken great pains to reduce any risks our current and future tenants may face. By laying out clear guidelines and utilizing digital platforms, we contribute to the nationwide effort to flatten the COVID-19 curve.”
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About Boulders at Puget Sound
Boulders at Puget Sound offers attractive and modernized apartments to rent in Tacoma, Washington. At Boulders at Puget Sound, they believe that tenants and guests deserve comfort, convenience and a place they can come home to. A friendly, exceptional staff and personalized service can be counted on.
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