Like everyone else, Perry’s restaurateurs are adapting to the Public Health Disaster Emergency issued Tuesday by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, doing their part with social distancing to limit the community spread of the virus and hoping to stay solvent in the meantime.
The governor’s sweeping temporary rules stopped short of a shelter-in-place order but prohibited sit-down dining, limiting restaurant services to drive-through, carry-out and delivery only. Some of ThePerryNews.com’s longtime advertisers are affected, and we encourage our readers to patronize these businesses.
The Casa de Oro at 1211 Second St., offering carry-out and local delivery, said they “have always felt the support and love of our community and strive to serve the best quality traditional Mexican food,” and they “hope to keep serving you for many more years to come.” They are open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and can be reached at 515-465-8808.
The Mandarin Cafe at 1117 Second St. has long offered carry-out and delivery of their Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m service. The phone number is 515-465-2080.
The Perry Perk coffeehouse is offering curbside pickup service Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1201 Warford St. Full breakfasts and lunches complement the fine coffees, teas and pastries. Call them at 515-897-8035.
The Perry Chamber of Commerce is putting all its promotional support behind its members among Perry’s local businesses, including restaurants, grocers, retailers and financial service providers.
“Many are working through details to adjust their business-as-usual to accommodate you,” the Chamber Facebook page said Tuesday, “while keeping you and their staff safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and support!”
If the small businesses can hold on, Uncle Sam will throw them a lifeline. A $100 billion federal package passed Wednesday will provide companies with fewer than 50 workers some relief from hardship by relieving them of the burden of providing paid sick and family leave. A $1 trillion aid package is also in the Congressional pipeline that could include payments to small businesses, loan guarantees for industries like airlines and hotels and a stimulus package for workers, such as $1,000 for each adult and $500 for each child.