If you are not able to visit stores and restaurants physically, there are still things you can do to support our small and local businesses:
*This Is YOUR Downtown - ways to support Downtown Boise businesses
*City of Good - A Homegrown Initiative to Feed Our Community
* Shop online or via phone. Many of downtown’s retailers have online shopping available; our local and independent shops will help you get what you need via phone, FaceTime, or other methods, if necessary.
*Participate in Downtown Boise's Virtual First Thursday: https://downtownboise.org/events/first-thursday-new
* Purchase custom or corporate gifts from retailers who can handle orders over the phone or online.
* If you typically order wholesale products with local retailers later in the year, place your orders now.
* If you do not need anything specific at the moment but still want to support local, buy gift cards to spend later in our various storefront businesses.
* For restaurants, order takeout or delivery and tip the same amount as you would dining in. Parking meters in front of downtown Boise restaurants will be closed to general parking and will be used as temporary to-go options for carry out or hand-delivered orders.
* You can buy gift cards for many local restaurants and cultural institutions, too.
* Follow Downtown Boise's Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.
* Share this information widely so others know how to help.
We have added a feature on our website to easily showcase our local dining and retail options. We need your input to populate these webpages. Please email the DBA if you are offering any of the following:
There is an option to add text as well so please include copy if you would like.
We encourage you to let us know if you have modified your hours so we can update them on your business listing on our website. Please include ways the community can support you during this time, we can add it: Link to Update Downtown Boise Business Listing
Link to Submit Virtual First Thursday Listing:
First Thursday Submission Link
Link to DBA COVID-19 Media Release:
How to Stay Safe and Support Downtown Boise Businesses