Local Purchase Power

Local Purchase Power

Governor Reynolds announced that restaurants are allowed to open their doors for dine-in on May 1, as long as they adhere to the Iowa Department of Public Health guidelines. Please visit this updated post.

BY: RACHEL WUMKES

***THIS POST IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. PLEASE VISIT THE NEW POST LINKED ABOVE***

 

As always, our directory of Chamber Members is available at www.clearlakeiowa.com

RESTAURANTS / FOOD & DRINK

Arby's

  • Drive thru is open
  • Order via Doordash

Azzolina's

  • Open Tues-Sun 5-8pm for carryout

Cabin Coffee

  • Clear Lake: Curbside Pickup & Delivery to Clear Lake 641-357-6500
  • Mason City: Curbside Pickup, Delivery & Drive Thru 641-423-6502
  • Please call ahead to order!
  • Updated hours are 7AM - 2PM
  • $15 minimum purchase for delivery
  • Like them on Facebook

Casey's Pizza & Deli

  • Offering carryout or delivery
  • 641-357-1693

CAVU Patriot Wings

  • Order for pick up by phone or online
  • Free delivery for orders of $50 or more
  • 641-357-9464
  • Follow CAVU on Facebook

Cookies etc.

  • Pick up, curbside or delivery in Clear Lake
  • Order on-line or call in advance
  • FedEx cookies anywhere in the U.S.
  • Like and follow us on Facebook or Instagram
  • www.cookies-etc.com or 641.357.1060

Culvers

  • Drive thru is open.

Door Dash – You can sign up at www.doordash.com to get food delivered from the following places in town!

  • McDonald’s
  • Wendy’s
  • Arby’s
  • Subway
  • Perkins
  • Sunset Sharkys

Ge-Jo’s

  • GeJo’s will continue to take to-go orders and will do curbside pickup
  • Like them on Facebook

Half Moon Inn

  • The Half Moon will be open for take out and delivery beginning at 4PM Wednesday, March 18th.
  • Kitchen hours will be 4pm-8pm Tuesday through Saturday evenings.
  • Please call 641-357-9339 to place your order.
  • Dinner menu options only. Thanks for your support during this time!
  • We will be delivering to residents as far as State park, 35th street, a mile north of hwy 122 and the Sandpiper condos.
  • This is a new endeavor for us, so bear with us in our attempt to serve responsibly.
  • Follow them on Facebook to view their menu.

KB Emporium

  • All retail items available to curbside pickup, including wine and soap!
  • 641-357-4047
  • Like them on Facebook 

KFC

  • Drive thru is open.

Lake Liquors

  • Residential delivery in Clear Lake only - $5 delivery fee
  • Curbside Pickup also available
  • 641-357-4430

Lake Time Brewery

  • Call the Emergency Beer Hotline: 641-529-6222.
  • Call or text your order for curbside pickup or delivery to Clear Lake!
  • Like them on Facebook

Louie's Custom Meats

  • Offering curbside pickup
  • 641-357-6100

McDonalds

  • Drive Thru is open
  • Order via Doordash

NIP Fitness Smoothie Bar

  • To-go rice bowls and smoothies
  • Follow them on Facebook
  • 641-2101-1035

The Other Place

  • Their hours will be 11am – 9pm for to go and delivery options.
  • Their delivery service will go as far as 240th street near State Park.
  • Curbside pickup now available!!  Call in your order, pay over the phone and call when you get to the parking lot and they'll bring out your food.
  • 641-357-8118
  • Like them on Facebook

Papa Everett's Pizza

  • Delivery available.
  • 641-357-4040

Perkins

  • Offering to-go orders and delivery via Doordash.
  • 641-357-7558

Scooter's Coffee

  • Drive thru is open

South Shore Donut Company

Starboard Market

  • Now accepting orders for curbside pickup and limited delivery in Clear Lake & Mason City
  • Orders will be accepted by phone 641-357-0660, fax 641-357-0661, email starboardmarket@cltel.net, and Facebook Messenger
  • Credit card payments will be accepted
  • Curbside pickup 11am(ish)-6pm(ish) Tuesday-Friday and 11am(ish)-2pm(ish) on Saturday
  • Follow Starboard Market on Facebook

Subway

  • Open 11am-8pm
  • Carryout only

Sunset Sharkys

  • Order delivery through Doordash.
  • You can view their menu and daily special on Doordash.
  • Follow them on Facebook.

Surf District Rock 'n Roll Grill

  • Open for carry outs from 5-9pm Thursday & Friday, 11-9pm Saturday & Sunday
  • Follow Surf District on Facebook

Taco Bell

  • Drive thru is open

Taco John's

  • Drive thru is open

Tap'd

  • Growlers & Pints to go for all of their 24 Iowa Craft Beers on tap
  • To go pints for cocktails too
  • Growlers are $40 + $20 to fill with any beer
  • Pints are $5
  • Cocktails are $5 + $1 for RedBull
  • Open 4-7pm Wednesday-Friday and 3-7pm on Saturday
  • Follow Tap'd on Facebook

Wendy's

  • Drive thru is open
  • Order via Doordash

GROCERY

Fareway

  • If able, please send only one member of your family to shop.
    From 8 am- 9am we are going to be open to the Elderly and Risk customers.
  • From  9am - 7pm  will be their new hours.
  • Closing earlier so we can clean and sanitize the store and also restock the shelves.
  • No longer allowed to accept cans or Bottles for redemption.
  • Follow Fareway Clear Lake on Facebook.

Lake Liquors

  • Now offering delivery or curbside pickup.
  • Delivery is $5 or free delivery with $30 minimum purchase.
  • 641-357-4430

Quick Shop

  • Drive Thru is open
  • Free delivery from 9am-6pm with orders $15 and over
  • Follow them on Facebook

Simply Nourished

  • Curbside pickup!!  Expanded hours Monday through Friday 10-6 and Saturdays 10-4!  Don’t forget about the Grab & Go lunch option.
  • Taking email orders and call in orders
  • 5 customers in the store at a time
  • 1 member per household at a time
  • Like them on Facebook or give them a call at 641-357-4444

RETAIL

Budget Blinds

  • 30% off in March for Chamber Members Only.   Free in home consultation.
  • 515-200-7970 or email ghaugland@budgetblinds.com

Wayne’s Ski & Cycle

  • Shop online. Call if you need pick up or delivery (641-423-2851)

SERVICES

Clear Lake Bank & Trust

  • CLB&T locations will be limiting traffic through our lobbies beginning today.
  • All of our locations will now be conducting business through drive-thru services and by appointment only, call 641-357-7121.
  • Follow CLB&T on Facebook

Clear Lake Public Library

  • The library is closed until further notice, but will do curbside pickup until .
  • Curbside pickup ending.  Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our county, we have decided to suspend our curbside pickup as of 04/01/2020. Items requested must be picked up on 03/31/2020 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
  • Also, we will be closing our book drop and asking patrons to keep the materials they currently have until further notice.
  • There will be no fines charged.
  • This is a great opportunity to check out many of the online resources made available through the library including Bridges, Hoopla, and RB Digital.
  • Please call the library with questions at 641-357-6133

CL Tel

Working or studying from home?  CL Tel is offering 3 months of faster Internet speed at no extra charge!

  • Call 641-357-2111 or email cltel@cltel.com, and we’ll get you ramped up.
  • After the 3 months, monthly bill will increase by the incremental difference in speed tiers ($10, $15, etc.), which will be explained by the Customer Service Representative prior to increasing speed.
  • There is no obligation to keep the faster speed – just give us a call and we’ll downgrade you if desired.

Country Meadow Place

  • Has some openings and we’re still taking new residents during this crazy time. We know our seniors in this area are having a hard time getting basic needs, we have all the needs covered at Country Meadow Place. Please let us know if you know of any families looking for a place for their loved ones.
  • Follow them on Facebook

Cutting Edge Fitness

  • Offering in-home workouts
  • Will deliver supplements
  • Follow them on Facebook

Lake Fit

  • Offering Facebook live workouts that you can watch anytime
  • Follow Lake Fit on Facebook

Lake Theatre

  • Offering weekly walk-up popcorn, candy, & beverage sales
  • Easter Special: Choice of bucket, 2 large commemorative drinks for $12 PLUS a free candy!
  • Walk up Friday & Saturday (4/10 & 4/11) from 4:30-8pm
  • Follow the Lake Theatre on Facebook for movie recommendations and specials

Pritchards Lake Chevrolet

  • Sales: Home delivery of new or used vehicle sales, with video delivery option
  • Service: Curbside service drop off and pick up for appointments and maintenance
  • Detail: Discounted details to keep your car sanitized and clean
  • Parts: Parts home and business delivery
  • Follow Pritchards Family Auto Stores on Facebook

Veterans Memorial Golf Club

  • We will be opening the course for walking only starting tomorrow at Noon.
  • The Clubhouse will be open from 12PM-5PM Monday and from 10AM-5PM going forward for the time being. We are trying to limit clubhouse activity so if you want to play call the clubhouse for a tee time. If you’re a member you do not have to check in you can go ahead and tee off. Also, to limit clubhouse activity we will have a window opened to do transactions.
  • We will have guidelines posted on both entrances to keep everyone safe and on the same page. The VMGC has monitored this situation very closely and feel we have taken the right steps going forward.
  • If you’re sick, stay home!
  • Follow Veterans Memorial Golf Club on Facebook

CLOSINGS

7 Stars Family Restaurant

Bennigan's

Clear Lake Parks & Recreation

  • The Lakeview Community Room will be closed until further notice and all reservations for events for the remainder of March and the month of April will be cancelled. New reservations will not be accepted for the month of April.
  • All Parks and Recreation programs are suspended until further notice. Registrations for summer programs and pool memberships will still be accepted.
  • Restroom facilities will not be available at City parks

Clear Lake Public Library

  • Closed until further notice.
  • Updates will be made when future information is made available.
  • Fines will be waived during this closure period.

The Funky Zebras

  • Store closed.
  • Shop online at www.thefunkyzebrasclearlake.com
  • Follow The Funky Zebras Clear Lake on Facebook

My Fair Trade

Rookies & Sevens

  • Closed for renovations
  • Decisions still being made about carry out and possible delivery
  • Follow RookiesSevens on Facebook

Rumorz

Surf Ballroom

  • Closed until Memorial Day
  • Follow Surf Ballroom on Facebook
  • Follow Surf Ballroom Music Enrichment Center on Facebook

VFW

  • Closed until further notice
  • Follow VFW on Facebook

Local Purchase Power

By: Rachel Wumkes

March 17, 2020 This is nothing few, folks.  We’ve all seen the hashtags and billboards over the years to #shoplocal and support small businesses in our community.

But we are in different times now.  It’s a different world than it was just a few short months ago.  Back when we were all making plans and living life oblivious to everything around us.

People have a heightened sense of awareness now, and with that, comes the realization that if we don’t support our local businesses in these tough times, they aren’t going to survive.

So how can you help?  It’s easy… support them ANY way you possibly can!

Like, share and comment on their social media posts.  Maybe you’re not currently in the mood to order donuts, but someone you know might be!  If you see a deal, share it with the world!

Right now, you might be a bit concerned about going to a crowded restaurant.  No problem! Many have curbside pickup to go.  Or you can order a gift card to use when all this craziness blows over!  Just think of the awesome fun you can have this summer using up all your gift cards you stockpiled during the quarantine!

***EDITED TO ADD***

Approximately 15 minutes ago, as I was in the thick of getting this article put together, Governor Reynolds ordered “the closure of all bars & restaurants to the general public.  Food and beverages may be sold if they are promptly taken from the premises, such as in a carry-out or drive-through basis, or if the food or beverage is delivered to customers off the premises.”

Now, more than ever, we need to band together and keep these businesses afloat.  Plus, I don’t know about y’all, but there’s no way I can cook 3 meals a day over and over and over and over.  It’s just not going to happen.  Shop Local.  Buy Local.  Support Local.

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