Washington Business Updates

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The sense of community and caring over the past weeks has reminded us how lucky we are to call Washington home. Now more than ever, we have joined together to support one another! That includes our beloved local businesses, many of whom are working tirelessly to ensure we have the resources we need to stay safely at home. Let’s show them our support during this challenging time.

We are sharing the latest business updates with you here to make it easy and safe for you to shop local and take advantage of special services being offered. Another great way to help shops and restaurants right now is to purchase a gift certificate to enjoy in the future.

As circumstances may change, please call businesses or check their Instagram for the latest updates.
Stay well, Washington!

Businesses can submit their new information to info@explorewashingtonct.com or tag us on Instagram @explorewashingtonct.

Learn more about Gift it Forward Washington CT. This program was designed to make it easy for residents and visitors to support local merchants by creating a central hub for the purchase of gift certificates.

View Business Reopening Plans from Washington and the State of CT

View Washington’s Recovery Committee Letter and Take the Survey – June 17, 2020


The 202 Tavern
The 202 Tavern has outdoor dining available! Call to make a reservation at  860-619-0808 or to place your order and visit The 202 Tavern Facebook for most recent updates and the menu.

9 Main
9 Main is taking orders for curbside pick up, check 9 Main’s Instagram for daily updates on what’s in stock! Outdoor dining will also be opening starting May 22nd on a first come, first seated basis. Call 860-868-1879 or check Instagram at @9maincafe to get the latest information.

Community Table
Outdoor and indoor seating now available! Come for dining service Friday through Monday from 5pm-9pm. Curbside is offered 4:30-6:30pm Fridays through Mondays. Place your orders with Community Table, menu available at communitytablect.com. @communitytablect

GW Tavern
Take a look at the takeout menu at gwtavern.com and place your orders by calling (860) 868-6633. Indoor and outdoor dining available! Lunch served from 12:00-5:00pm and dinner from 5:00-8:00pm. ⁣⁣For updates, visit Instagram at @gwtavern.

Hopkins Inn & Restaurant
Hopkins is open for outside seating Wed-Fri 11-5pm, Sat & Sun 11-6pm. Bring your own chairs or blankets if you’d like! Wine and cheese platters may be purchased to-go. Takeout/curbside pickup menu also available on thehopkinsinn.com. To place your orders, please call (860) 868-7295, all payments will be taken over the phone.

Marty’s Cafe
Marty’s has reopened for outdoor seating,  is offering curbside pickup and carryout from 7am-3pm on weekdays and 7am-5pm on weekends. For the latest menu and news take a look at their Facebook! Call (860) 868-1700 to order. @MartysCafe

Norimaki is currently open for curbside pickup! It is recommended to place order a day in advance to ensure availability. Call to order (860) 868-0555. Dinner available Tuesday through Saturday 5pm – 9pm, and lunch available Friday & Saturday 12pm – 3pm.For more information, visit their website

Owl Wine & Food Bar
The Owl Wine & Food Bar has reopened. Hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 4pm-9pm, Saturdays 12pm-9pm, and Sundays 12pm-6pm. For the latest updates go to: @owlnewpreston

The Pantry
Get your fill of delicious meals and treats from The Pantry, now offering curbside pick up and delivery. Call to order at (860) 868-0258. @thepantryct

Washington Pizza House
Get your take out pizza along with all menu items from Washington Pizza House. Call 860-868-0198 to order! @washingtonpizzahouse

White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant
The White Horse is open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch! For the most recent updates and menu, check the White Horse Facebook and Instagram at @whitehorsecountrypub.

Food & Farms

Farmers & Cooks
Place orders for delicious, homemade breads, muffins, danishes, and more with Farmers and Cooks at farmersandcooks.com or contact them at @farmersandcooks – local deliveries available!

Flirtation Farms
The farm stand is open! Check their Instagram page for the latest updates and hours at @flirtation_farms.

The Smithy
The Smithy is available daily from 10am-3pm, and 10am-5pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for curbside pick up! Call the store for currently stocked items at (860) 868-9003 and visit their Instagram at @thesmithymarket for the latest updates!

Waldingfield Farm
Waldingfield Farm is offering salad greens grown right in their high tunnels, locally sourced root vegetables, and other tasty fare. Visit Waldingfield Farm from Tuesdays through Saturdays between 12pm to 4pm to get your fruit and vegetables! @waldingfieldfarmct

Washington Food Market
The Washington Food Market is open, but please limit to one shopper per family, wear gloves when selecting produce, observe a safe distance at our deli counter when ordering and stay behind the marked line, and observe 6 feet between customers when checking out. Do not enter the store if you have a cough, fever or sore throat. Instead, please consider using our delivery service coordinated with the Town Hall! For information on this service, please contact the Selectmen’s office (860) 868-2259. We encourage our seniors to utilize this service!


Byrde + the b
Byrde + the b is now open again by appointment! You can also order Shave Kits for home, now available at byrdeandtheb.com along with hair, root, eyebrow, highlight, nail and beard kits so you can do some self-care at home! And follow their Instagram for videos and tips! @byrdeandtheb

County Wine & Spirits
County Wine & Spirits has curbside pickup and free delivery. Check their Instagram for the latest hours at @countywineandspirits.

Dawn Hill Antiques
Do you miss exploring the Swedish antiques at Dawn Hill? Check out their Instagram for their latest finds: @dawnhillantiques. The shop will be reopening by appointment only starting May 20th.

DK Schulman
The shop will be reopening by appointment only starting May 23rd, call the shop (860) 868-4300 or email [email protected] to schedule your appointment. For the latest, go to www.dkschulmandesign.com and check Instagram: @dkschulmandesign

Everything Botanical
Everything Botanical is open from Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm with curbside pickup and low-touch options. You can still order your Spring CSA at: everything-botanical.myshopify.com. Flowers include (but are not limited to) tulips, daffodils, and forsythia. For the latest, check Instagram at @everything_botanical_llc

Five Janes
Five Janes has reopened to the public with normal hours, Mondays through Saturdays from 10am-5pm and Sundays from 11am-3pm. You can also shop online for clothing, accessories, jewelry, and more at fivejanes.com and get free delivery in Washington! For the latest go to: @shop.fivejanes

George Home
George Home has announced a safe and soft re-opening starting Friday, May 22nd, open every Fridays and Saturdays 12pm-4pm or by appointment. Please email or call Marina at 917-280-4677 to schedule, and go to georgehomect.com to find the latest products and updates. @georgehomect

Hickory Stick Bookshop
Hickory Stick has re-opened! Hours are Wednesday to Saturday, open 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. The store is closed on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays. Booksellers are in the store Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for website, email, and phone orders and curbside pick up. For personal appointments call (860) 868-0525 to schedule or email [email protected] to place a pick up order. For the latest, go to: @hickorystickbookshop

J. McLaughlin
Shop online at jmclaughlin.com to get your clothing, shoes, and accessories. Enjoy 15% off your next full-price purchase when you sign up for emails on the website!

J. Seitz & Co
J. Seitz is open by appointment only beginning on Friday, May 22nd. Their online store is also available at jseitz.com! Place your online orders via email: [email protected] and get immediate delivery options. @jseitzco.

Loam Floral Design
Get your floral arrangements and flowers through @loamfloraldesign‘s arrangements, available on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-1pm in front of Valley Spirit Wellness!

New Preston Kitchen Goods
Shop online at newprestonkitchen.com and place your orders for shipment or front-bench pickup at [email protected]. The shop will be reopening by appointment only starting May 20th.

Pergola Home
Browse the “Pergola Finds” section at pergolahome.com for a selection of old and new, from near and far. The shop will be reopening by appointment only starting May 20th. You can also call 860-868-4769 or email [email protected] to place a curbside pick up order.

Pilar BLLac Beauty Studio
Curbside is available for special orders of body lotion, skin creme or hand creme. For more information to go: pilarbllac.com.

Plain Goods
Enjoy all new arrivals online! Shop at plain-goods.com or come in to shop by appointment only starting May 20th. For the latest products and information visit: @plaingoodsshop.

Privet House
The shop will be reopening by appointment only starting May 20th. See the latest products on Instagram: @privethouse and shop online at privethouse.com! If something strikes your fancy, please email [email protected].

Salvatore Anthony Hair Studio
Now open! Make an appointment now by calling (860)619-0555 or email [email protected].

Stars Hollow Yarns
Shop online at www.starshollowyarns.com to stock up on yarn! For local pickup with curbside delivery, order online using the discount code SHYLOCAL, or call/email to order at (860) 619-0042 or [email protected]. Plus, enjoy free shipping for domestic orders over $50! @starshollowyarns

If you have an order to place or need a Paso Almond Brittle fix, email Dana at [email protected] to arrange a pickup. You can also shop inside by appointment only starting May 20th.

The Happy Hound
Get personalized, all-natural homemade treats for your pups from The Happy Hound! Find out more by emailing [email protected] or checking out Instagram @thehappyhound_!

Washington Liquor Store
The Washington Liquor Store is open with the following hours: Mondays through Saturdays from 12pm-6pm. Please call for updates at (860) 868-7471.

Washington Supply Co
Washington Supply Co is open for curbside pickup! Call 860-868-7395 to place your order. @washingtonsupplyco


Town of Washington’s Delivery Program
The town is offering a grocery and prescription delivery service for those individuals who are in self-quarantine or are vulnerable to leaving their homes during this time of social distancing. To enroll in the program, call the Selectman’s Office at (860) 868-2259.

Ah Yoga
Ah Yoga is offering Facebook Live classes on both the ah yoga New Milford page and the ah yoga New Preston page! These classes are complimentary for our members, but any donations are greatly appreciated and encouraged so that we can keep teaching and you all can keep practicing with us. Donate here and tune in here! @ah___yoga

Aspetuck Animal Hospital
The Animal Hospital is conducting curbside/drop-off appointments and procedures only. Please call to schedule an appointment at (860) 868-2973 and visit the website for additional information on guidelines here.

Lilac Hill Bookkeepers, LLC
We are available for remote bookkeeping with QuickBooks online. We are QuickBooks online certified and have 25 years experience. 869-619-0619. Visit: Www.LilacHillBookkeepers.com.

Pilar BLLaC
Now open for the month of August by appointment only on Fridays 10-3pm and Saturdays 11-2pm. Services Provided: Eyebrow shaping, tinting, lamination (smoothing treatment for coarse or curly brows) LightStim skincare treatment (or acne, fine lines, general skin quality). Microblade consultation only. Appointments in advance required and can be made online or by calling. Masks required and must be worn to enter studio. Touchless Hand sanitizer provided at entrance and exit. No guests, no children, no personal items which cannot be held. Credit cards only. Book your appointment online or visit www.pilarbllac.com.

Valley Wellness
Valley Wellness is open with small and private classes beginning in August along with a Zoom option, and treatments are available for Acupuncture, Asian Healing Arts, Medical Massage, Holistic Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Breathwork. Additional services include Wellness Coaching, Nutrition, Shotokan, and Brazilian Jui Jitsu. All offerings have COVID guidelines thoughtfully in place. For the latest go to @valleyspiritcooperative.

Washington Home Care LLC
During pandemic times since CT’s strict  “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order, out of an abundance of caution, non medical home care referrals will be temporarily limited to LIVE IN care, whereby the LIVE IN certified nurse assistant agrees to “STAY IN PLACE” w/ his or her client until the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order is lifted by the State. We are thoroughly committed to the health of the community at large. Goal: no transition of non medical home care providers within a client’s home, thereby reducing transmission within both client and caregiver communities. Call (203) 577-8979 or visit: www.WashingtonCTHomeCare.com


  • Litchfield Bancorp (Drive Up, ATM, and Appointments)
    11 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794 | (860) 868-730
  • National Ironbank (Drive up and ATM)
    National Iron Bank is now processing applications for the Pay Roll Protection Program for business in Washington. If any one has questions they can contact Dinesh Rajagopalan at the branch in the Depot. 6 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794 |  (860) 868-0591
  • Union Savings Bank (ATM ONLY)
    7 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06793 | (860) 868-7386



Check for the latest updates at asapct.org and on their Facebook page or @asap_arts.

First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church posts a daily devotional video every morning at 9 am on Facebook, and offers virtual worship every Sunday morning at 10 am. Connection information for Sundays can be found at www.firstchurchcwashingtonct.org.

First Church continues to help those struggling with economic hardship in its collection for area Food Pantries.  Drop off your non-perishable food and/or personal care items on the porch of the Parish House and we will distribute them. Grace and peace to everyone from the First Church family during these extraordinary times.

Gunn Memorial Library
Gunn Memorial Library is open Monday, Thursday, and Friday 9:30-5pm, Tuesday 9:30-7pm, and Saturday 9:30-3pm. You can also check out the catalog at www.gunnlibrary.org to see what is available or take a look at all the digital offerings, including audio and e-books as well as access to online library accounts and databases. The Overdrive/Libby App hosts e-books and audiobooks available at your fingertips! @gunnmemoriallibrary

Gunn Historical Museum
The Museum is now open by appointment. Also, tune in to Gunn Historical Museum’s “Reading from the Archives” series on Mondays, for more information go to our Events Calendar. Take a look at one-of-a-kind artifacts and unique photos at the Gunn Historical Museum’s digital museum collection, available for free for you to explore from the comfort of your own home! @gunnhistorical

Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens
Sculpture @ the Park: The Park is open to the public for the outdoor viewing of several works of art on loan which can be seen clearly through the gallery windows: California Condor by Erwin Hauer; Sound Suit by Nick Cave; Big Smile by Vanessa German @judyblackparkandgardens

Regional 12 School District
Education continues in the virtual classroom where students meet with teachers online for face-to-face interaction, video lessons, direct feedback and in-depth discussions that rival those you would expect in the school building – for the latest updates from Region 12 Schools go to www.region-12.org and @region12schools.

Steep Rock Association
Steep Rock Preserves trails will remain open daily from sunrise to sunset. Please remember to practice social distancing and avoid hiking on the trails if it is clear the parking lots are already full. Email your questions and concerns to [email protected]. @steeprockassociation

Photo credit: @hickorystickbookshop
Photo credit: @9maincafe

As circumstances may change, please call businesses or check their Instagram for the latest updates. Businesses can submit their new information to [email protected] or tag us on Instagram @explorewashingtonct.