April greetings from Experience Redmond HQ! As we all learn to navigate these unusual times, we encourage everyone to continue supporting local businesses that are adapting to new legislations, while also practicing smart and sanitary solutions during social distancing! Staying at home shouldn’t mean giving up daily activities and some of the comforts of life. In this blog, we want to share some positive things that our local businesses are doing to make things easier for you and to ensure your safety.
Many area restaurants have found creative ways to keep serving up their delicious offerings via curbside pickup and/or delivery. Healthy eaters are invited to enjoy the fresh, local ingredients of Homegrown’s sandwiches and salads. If you live within five miles, Homegrown will deliver your meal themselves. An evening watching Netflix or playing games with the family gets better when you add your favorite pizza. Redmond has some great choices, including Zaucer, Zeeks, MOD, and Spark Pizza, some even staying open later to satisfy your cravings. Postdoc Brewing is offering pickup of cans, bottles and new growler fills to quench your craft beer thirsts.. Always appreciated, purchasing gift cards is a great way to support these beloved establishments and make sure they stay open.
We are impressed with the many ways that Redmond businesses have found to stay connected with you during this crisis. There is no need to twiddle your thumbs or organize your junk drawer again when we you can be entertained in your home. Experienced and aspiring musicians will delight in the easy online tutorials from Bach to Rock Music School—a great way to improve on a skill during some down time. Redmond Toddler Group is posting fun, simple activities and projects to do with your homebound kids. If you’re crafty, flex those creative muscles at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames. For your convenience, all advance orders are available curbside, so you can return home and jumpstart your project.
If you’re looking to flex the rest of your muscles, Redmond is serving up online fitness labs to help balance the calories from the awesome restaurant deliveries. Turn up the heat, stretch out and connect with your inner Buddha during an online session from Hot Yoga Experience. These classes are free through MindBody and an excellent way to stay limber and centered while staying at home. Title Boxing Club is offering more vigorous workouts and self defense classes, delivered right to your living room or garage via OnDemand. And just because the links are closed for the moment, it doesn’t mean you should stop working on your swing. Pacific Northwest Golf Centers has you covered with instructions on their app.
We encourage you to #BuyRedmond. From restaurants and entertainment to health and fitness—plus much more—Experience Redmond has provided a comprehensive list of businesses who would appreciate your support. Visit our page for a full list and check back often for additional ideas to help you cope with the quarantine.
If you are a business doing something creative to stay open, or if you know of one that isn’t on our list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From all of us at Experience Redmond, stay safe, stay healthy, eat well, have fun, and continue to support your neighbors!