Wilkes University

How to Support Downtown Businesses

These are extraordinary times.

During this statewide COVID-19 shutdown period, we ask you to remember downtown’s many small businesses. They are the soul of our center city’s economy, and they are now facing very strong headwinds.

Even though you will not be able to physically patronize many of our stores and restaurants for some time, there are still things you can do to responsibly support downtown businesses.

For example, you might order delivery or takeout from your favorite downtown restaurant. You can look into buying a gift card to a downtown store, restaurant, bar, salon, or even Movies 14 or the F.M. Kirby Center, via phone or online. You’ll give yourself something to look forward to while helping a favorite local establishment.

Most importantly, however, please follow all of the precautions and guidelines that have been issued by public health authorities, both for your own sake and for the sake of your family, neighbors, and friends. If we work together and support one another, we will get through this.

Thank you for your patronage of downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership