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Curbside Assistance to Businesses

Avatar photo by Jessica Buchholz, Events Coordinator | March 19, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals have been advised to stay away from certain business types.  Restaurants, bars, retailers, and entertainment venues have been hit particularly hard by a sharp and unanticipated drop in traffic and sales.  Curb side pick-up is an option that some restaurants and retailers are using to encourage product sales and promote some cash flow during the pandemic.  Emporia Main Street in conjunction with the City of Emporia would like to offer the use of one to two parking spots in front of participating businesses that are dedicated to curbside pickup of products during the pandemic.  Businesses would be required to clearly mark the stalls as a curb side pickup location, and they would need to fill out appropriate paperwork to allow participation in this activity.  Paperwork fields include:

Business Name:

Business Type:

Contact Person:

Contact Information:

Number of Stalls Requested:

Confirmation of Signage:

Confirmation of hours for the curbside service:

Please send this information to [email protected] if you are interested in this program.

About the Author

Jessica Buchholz, Events Coordinator

Jessica Buchholz is the Community Development Coordinator for Emporia Main Street in Emporia, Kansas. She specializes in event planning, volunteer recruitment, alternative marketing, media/public relations and fundraising. During Jessica's tenure at Emporia Main Street, she has helped grow events to an international level and she has created a series of new activities to meet organizational goals.