BUSINESS NEWS

COVID-19 BUSINESS UPDATES

RESTAURANTS

The Waffle Iron located at 4509 Lafayette Street is open Monday through Friday from 6 am through 2 pm and on Saturdays from 6 am through noon.  Place your order by calling (850) 526-5055 and just pull up in a parking space.  Your food will be brought out to you.  The Waffle Iron menu is available on Facebook for your convenience.

MASHAWY

Sami and Nadya Almaswari explained that Mashawy is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am until 8 pm for pick-up orders only.  Place your order by calling (850) 526-1578 and continue to enjoy their Mediterranean-Greek-fusion cuisine.  Mashawy is located at 3297 Caverns Road.

FAT JOHN’S PIZZA

Fat John’s Pizza, located at 4527 Lafayette Street is open from 11 am until 8 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Owner John Lamar and his staff are serving bottled drinks and other menu items, with the exception of salads, with curbside pickup.  Call in your order to (850) 372-4600.  “We will stay open for as long as financially possible, or until the government closes restaurants,” John shared.  If you haven’t tried the dill pickle pizza, I highly recommend it.  Order one of John’s tasty pizzas and support this local business.

SPEARS’ CAFE

Spears Café is also open for carry-out orders at their new pick-up window.  Spears Café is located at 2903 Orange Street.  The hours of operation are 11 am to 3 pm Monday through Saturday, and noon until 5 pm on Sundays.  Call Coe Spears at (850) 693-2306 to order one of his mouth-watering hamburgers.  You won’t be sorry!

WENDY’S

General Manager, Angela Dudley clarified that Wendy’s pick-up window is open Monday through Sunday from 6:30 am until 10:30 am for breakfast, and from 10 am until 9 pm for lunch and dinner.  Wendy’s is located at 2456 Lafayette Street in Marianna.  Drive through and delight in your favorite menu items. Angela and her staff can be reached by telephone at (850) 526-4656.

ZAXBY’S

Seth Reed explained that online and call-in orders are available at Zaxbys for pick up at the window from 10:30 am until 9 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30 am through 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays at Zaxbys.  Seth pointed out that the Friday and Saturday closing time may change to 9 pm in the future.  Zaxbys is located at 4235 Lafayette Street.  For more information call (850) 482-0069.

SUBWAY

Office Manager, Vanessa Shelley provided details about the new policies at Subway.  “Our customers can walk-in to order, call-in an order and pick-up,” she continued, “or use the Subway app or website to place their order and then pick-up.”  Subway is offering customers the opportunity to buy two foot-long subs and get one foot-long free without a coupon.  “For Healthcare Workers, Law Enforcement, and First Responders, we are offering a 20% discount on their orders,” she added. To receive the discount, wear your uniform or show your work ID.  These discounts are unavailable for online orders.   The adjusted hours of operation are Monday through Sunday 9 am until 9 pm at 4469 Lafayette Street.  For more information call (850) 482-7821.

HUNGRY HOWIE’S

Hungry Howie’s is open at 4470 Lafayette Street.  Their hours of operation are Sunday through Tuesday from 10:30 am through 9 pm, and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 am until 10 pm.  Store Manager Jodi Lee shared, “we offer carryout, curbside, online (delivery and carryout) and delivery.”  To place an order or notify Jodi and her staff that you are waiting in your vehicle, call (850) 526-7878.  They are eager to serve you.

GAZEBO

Owner Evan Foster wants his customers to know that the Gazebo is still open at 4412 Lafayette Street.  Call Evan and his staff at (850) 526-1276 for take-out orders and lunch deliveries.  The hours of operation are Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 am and 2 pm.  While take-out is available all day, lunch deliveries are only from 11 am through 1 pm.

SOUTHERN CRAFT CREAMERY

Helen Jablonski, Marketing Manager for Southern Craft Creamery described the new changes the owners had to make.  The company is open for curbside service only with limited hours.  “We asked for our community’s support, and they certainly listened!”  “We are so thankful for the great response,” she continued.  To enjoy some of their mouth-watering ice cream, place your order by calling (850) 372-4958 or (850) 573-1458.  Helen also encourages the community to stay up-to-date by visiting their Facebook page.  She shared how Cindy and Dale Eade, along with their staff at Southern Craft Creamery, love the community and are asking for everyone’s support so they can keep their doors open and the team employed.  At this time the hours of operation are Tuesdays from 7:30 am through 4:30 pm, Thursdays 7:30 am through 5 pm, and Friday from 7:30 am through 6 pm.  Southern Craft Creamery is located at 2884 Jefferson Street.

EL RIO

If you are in the mood for Mexican cuisine, Owner Ivan Cortes is pleased to share that El Rio is open for carry-out orders at 2914 Optimist Drive between the hours of 11 am until 8 pm.   Call Ivan and his staff at (850) 633- 3060, and pick your order up at the window.  Continue to enjoy all the items from the menu until the restaurant can reopen the dining area.

WAFFLE IRON

The Waffle Iron located at 4509 Lafayette Street is open Monday through Friday from 6 am through 2 pm and on Saturdays from 6 am through noon.  Place your order by calling (850) 526-5055 and just pull up in a parking space.  Your food will be brought out to you.  The Waffle Iron menu is available on Facebook for your convenience.

OTHER BUSINESSES

SOUTHERN TRADITIONS

Angie Singletary, owner of Southern Traditions located at 4496 Lafayette Street, would like for her customers to know that the store’s hours of operation have changed to Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  However, Angie and her staff will assist with making arrangements for later pickups only, if needed.  For those who prefer online shopping, Angie is updating the Southern Tradition website and social media pages with new products daily.  Try their personal shopping service, where you provide basic information and the clerks will send photos of ideas.  You can even pay over the telephone before they deliver it to you curbside. 

Angie is concerned about her staff and customers.  She requests if you have traveled, been exposed to the Corona Virus or have symptoms, to call for assistance rather than enter the store.   Angie has limited her staff to no more than two people working each day.  While it is not an issue at this time, should it become an issue, she will limit the number of customers in the store.  The doors and counter at Southern Traditions are posted with signs addressing six foot social distancing, and availability of restroom sinks for handwashing. The sign states “[w]e are continually wiping down doors, the credit card processor and other items touched most frequently by customers.”  “These are unusual times that we do not know how to navigate in,” she explained.  “However, we are trying our best to maintain safe working and shopping conditions,” Angie Added.  “[W]e are monitoring local conditions and are prepared to abide by all government requirements.”  For more information call (850) 482-3400. 

LIVING LIFE REPURPOSED

Owner Sissie Woodall has decided to open Living Life Repurposed by appointment only.  Contact Sissie at (850) 372-4840, or by Facebook Messenger or Instagram Messenger to enjoy this personalized service.  Curbside pickup and email invoicing is also available.  “We are cleaning before and after each customer,” she shared.  Living Life Repurposed is located at 4540 Lafayette Street, Suite F.

SMITH AND SMITH JEWELRY STORE AND BESPOKEN

Cindy and Chuck Smith, owners of Bespoken located at 4430 Lafayette Street, and Smith and Smith Jewelers located at 4432 Lafayette Street, want their customers to know they are also practicing social distancing, sanitizing after each transaction, and offering phone orders with curb service. Both Smith and Smith Jewelers and Bespoken are open during their normal business hours of Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information call (850) 372-4907 for Bespoken and (850) 526-5488 for Smith and Smith Jewelers.

BROTHERS FASHIONS

Another business still open for business is Brothers Fashions located at 4506 Lafayette Street.  Owner Bugra Demirel shared that the hours of operation have temporarily changed to Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.  Bugra has made two postings on Instagram about the store’s new social distancing policies asking customers to respect CDC guidelines by staying six feet apart.   For more information contact Bugra at (850) 482-5800.

MCCOY’S CONVENIENCE STORE AND MUSTARD SEED BOUTIQUE

Tim and Suzette McCoy are the owners of McCoys Convenience Store, McCoys Outdoors and Mustard Seed Boutique.  All three business are open at 2823 Jefferson Street.  Manager Robert Chason explained, “[o]ur cleaning and other precautions are inline and according to CDC and Health Department guidelines in include recommended social distancing procedures.”  Chason’s efforts are aimed at placing health as a top priority by balancing the customers’ and community’s needs.  Visit McCoys Convenience Store, McCoys Outdoors and Mustard Seed Boutique during normal business hours.  For more information call (850) 526-2921.

A WILD HAIR AND CROSSHAIRS

Desiree Baggett and Bud Baggett are the owners of A Wild Hair and Crosshairs located at 2888 Jefferson Street.  Both businesses continue to be open during normal business hours.  “We are taking many precautions as far as screening our clients before they come in, by asking them if they’ve been practicing social distancing or not,” Desiree explained. She shared how the salon and boutique have always been extremely clean, with each client having their own individual bag. Since the onset of COVID-19 Desiree and the other hair designers have started wiping down chairs in between clients, spraying the doorknobs as people come and go, and spraying the entire building with Lysol multiple times every day. Crosshairs is taking the same precautions.  To learn more contact A Wild Hair at (850) 482-6855, and Crosshairs at (850)526-1514.

SASS

Connie Jo Umphrey, owner of SASS is eager to share that you can still enjoy the summer Glow you’ve always wanted without sun exposure.  SASS, located at 2867 Jefferson Street, will be open during limited hours by appointment only.  Connie Jo is being careful to space appointments an hour apart and strictly follow CDC guidelines.  The number of people allowed to enter the building is limited to the client receiving the service. In an effort to be safe and do her part to flatten the curve, Connie Jo is asking if anyone is experiencing a fever, coughing or other symptoms, please stay home at this time.  “As you know we are taking this day by day, and week by week,” she continued, “but the Glow isn’t going anywhere!”  For an appointment call Connie Jo at (352) 538-7981.

ALL 2 GETHER SALON AND DAY SPA

All 2 Gether Salon & Day Spa, located at 2928 Jefferson Street, is open during the normal business hours.  Owner Kim Donofro clarifies, “[o]ur salon always follows a strict sanitation policy for all implements used on our guests, work stations and retail area, and during this time we have doubled the amount of sanitation for our guests safety.”  She is ensuring guests arriving at the salon are provided hand washing stations and hand sanitizers.  While services for walk-ins have been temporarily halted, appointments are available by telephone in an effort to limit the number of people in the salon at one time.  “We are also asking that guests limit their appointment to just themselves; other adults and children should not attend appointments unless they are also receiving a service,” she explained.  Services for hair, spa, waxing and foundation matching with the bareMinerals makeup line are still available.  Kim wants her customers to know that they can purchase products, to be delivered to their car or shipped by calling (850) 482-6843.  “Thank you to the community for your continued support,” Kim added.

BANGS

If you are an existing client at Bangs Hair Salon, Jessie Caughran, one of the owners, is available for appointments between the hours of 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  She is eager to provide for all your hair care needs.  Jessie wants her clients to know that she is taking extra precautions for their safety.  Bangs Hair Salon is located at 2865 Jefferson Street.  For more information call (850) 394-4929.

HIDDEN PEARL

Connie Farnell is working from her home at this time.  Dr. Woody’s Hand Disinfectant evolved with the spread of COVID-19.  “I wanted to do something to provide for the people online and the people in Marianna,” she shared.  “We would be in the store and all these people would be asking for hand sanitizer,” Connie continued.  “My heart just went out to them.”  In response, Connie developed Dr. Woody’s Hand Disinfectant.  “I got the formulation from the World Health Organization and the Center of Disease Control,” she added.  “I registered the product with the Food and Drug Administration, because it is a pre-surgical hand disinfectant.”  “There is a specific way you have to make it so that it is between 75% and 85% concentration,” she clarified.  While her other product lines are not regulated by the FDA, the hand sanitizer is.  Connie decided on the name because of the physicians in her family, and the photo on the label is of her second great grandfather.

Connie’s products are available online, or you can pick up products on Connie’s porch at 2932 Green Street if you text her in advance.  People have been driving to Connie’s house from nearby towns to pick up the hand sanitizer without face-to-face contact.  “I’m shipping everywhere in the United States,” Connie shared.  Connie will continue to ship all over the United States as long as the Post Office and other Shipping Companies are open. 

This is an incomplete listing of businesses in Marianna.  However, most of these and other businesses have Facebook pages and websites.  You are encouraged to utilize these sites for updates and menus.  It is especially important that we remember our Marianna businesses, who are still trying to rebuild after Hurricane Michael and are now struggling with COVID-19 challenges.  Shop locally and support Marianna businesses.  Updates will be available as provided.   Marianna businesses wishing to be added to the list or provide updates, contact Billie-Jo Sims at (850) 482-2786.

Businesses are encouraged to seek out grants for assistance that are available now.

West End Corridor Project

The American Planning Association Community Planning Assistance Team visited Marianna and Jackson County during the last week of February 2018.  Take a moment to view or review their presentation.  More information will be available soon.  Visit "Marianna for Better" on the side tab to learn how you can be more involved in your community!

Check out these videos related to the project.

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