More Small Shops re-open their doors in Flint

More Small Shops re-open their doors in Flint

Everyone is ready to emerge from COVID-19, particularly Flint residents who have been among the nation’s hardest hit by the pandemic.

The immediate and heightened need for products, services and employment is overwhelming. Although  Flint’s small business owners are beginning to rally, they are dependent on its citizenry for support.

According to published reports more than 100,000 small business permanently closed in the eight weeks beginning in mid-March. Many businesses have been forced to shut down entirely. Those that remain now must absorb additional costs to conduct business safely, all while facing diminished COVID-19 related drops in customer counts.

Flint’s small business owners are pivoting quickly and adjusting their business models to meet updated and costly COVID-19 operating requirements.


Their recovery is pivotal. After all, small businesses are big employers

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses account for 99.7 percent of firms with paid employees, and make up more than one-third of known U.S. exporting value. What’s more, from 2000 to 2017, small businesses accounted for more than 65% of net new job creation.

With the re-opening of shops, bars and restaurants, we need to be respectful  and supportive of the fragile nature of our economic drivers. Wear masks and respect social distancing requirements.


Glam Boutiques. Re-opens Friday at 11 a.m.

• SHIFT. Facebook Live Sale begins today for those who wish to shop online.

Farmers Market

Flint Famer’s Market has reopened with shopping Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays

Flint’s DDA has confirmed that the following restaurants and bars are open for business and ready to serve patrons.

• 501 Bar and Grill – outdoor seating option
• Churchill’s Food & Spirits – outdoor seating option
• Cork on Saginaw – reservations only, outdoor seating available
• The Eberson – outdoor seating option
• Flint City Hard Cider – new outdoor dining and event space
• Flint Crepe Company – outdoor seating option
• Foster Coffee Company – grab and go
• Happy’s Pizza – located in the MTA Terminal
• Hoffman’s Deco Deli & Cafe – outdoor seating option
• The Loft – open at 4pm
• Market Tap – outdoor seating option
• Cafe Rhema – outdoor seating option
• Soriano’s Mexican Kitchen – new outdoor seating area
• Steady Eddy’s Cafe at the Market – outdoor seating option
• Tenacity Brewing – extensive outdoor seating
• White Horse Tavern – new outdoor seating area
• Xolo – newly expanding outdoor seating




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