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Mar 23, 2020

How To Support Your Favorite Small Businesses In Astoria During This Time

Now that all non-essential stores have been mandated to shut down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many local boutiques and stores need your help to stay afloat. If (…)

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Now that all non-essential stores have been mandated to shut down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many local boutiques and stores need your help to stay afloat. If you are looking for ways to support your favorite retail stores, read up on what you can do here.

This is will be continuously updated with new specials and initiatives.

The Brass Owl

Instagram / @thebrassowl

The Brass Owl is able to keep online orders and shipping going, so be sure to place orders via their website here! You can also order care packages, which are available at six different price levels and will be custom made for each of your loved ones. Check out more here.

HiFi Records

Instagram / @hifirecordsastoria

HiFi Records is doing “Curbside Records,”  where you can call or email orders and then pick up your records at HiFi from 12-5pm. Call 718-606-1474 or email Also, there is free shipping on orders over $40 if you are having them mailed.

They are also doing “HiFi Live” performances on their Instagram stories most evenings. Follow along on Instagram.


Instagram / @lockwoodshop

Lockwood was doing care packages too, but is putting those on hold for a week and will reassess. In the meantime, you can still order gift cards online here. If you get one for $50 or more, you will get a handwritten “Thank You” note as well as become a “Lockwood VIP” member, which means you will get 10% off all purchases for the rest of the year.

Mackenzi has already expressed that because of the overwhelming (in an amazing way!) amount of care package orders, she was able to pay for her staff’s healthcare for March & April. She was also able to keep two staff members paid, when she originally thought she was going to have to lay off all of them. So keep the gift card orders coming, they’re really making a huge difference!

Broadway Silk Store

Instagram / @broadwaysilks

Are you working from home? Consider buying a gift card from us to use for the future! You can DM us for more deets on how to do so (Instagram @broadwaysilks).
Do you have materials you bought in our store for your next that you’ve been sitting on? We’re all about to a lot more time on our hands and we’d still love to see your projects! Tag us and we’ll feature you on our page to spread some light in this dark time. See you all in the Spring! ☀️

Loveday 31

Instagram / @lovedayqueen

Owner Ivona will still be posting stories with new fashion items, so if you love anything be sure to DM! You can also get a gift card for 20% off online here.

Chateau le Woof

Instagram / @chateaulewoof

Chateau le Woof is sending “Quarantine Kits” for your pups! They will deliver to your door: $30 for Small Dog, $35 for Medium Dog, $40 for Large Dog, filled with toys treats and chews.

For the humans, they are also delivering new canned beer from Iconyc Brewing, along with cupcakes by Aloria Cakes. You can pick them up to-go (31-01 Vernon Blvd) or get them for delivery. They can take you Credit Card over the phone, Venmo or Pay Pal.

Call (718) 626-9663.

Astoria Bookshop

Instagram / @astoriabookshop

Though Astoria Bookshop is now closed for online or pickup orders too, you can keep up with them online (website/Instagram/Facebook), tune in Story Time on Instagram on Thursdays at 11am, sign up for audiobooks on Libro.FM, and most important: BE WELL (And Be Well Read)!

Newtown HQ

Instagram / @newtownhq

Newcomer Newtown HQ updated their website with many items ready to ship, and you can also purchase e-gift cards through the site now. Check it out here.

Incasa Design

Instagram / @incasa_decor

Now that you’re stuck in your home, make it the haven you always wanted it to be! Incasa Design is doing virtual design consultations and is also selling beautiful home decor on their website. See more on Instagram here and their site here.

Here are also some general ways you can support from home:

  • Shop online
  • Buy a gift card
  • Follow, like and comment on social media
  • Leave a good review
  • Join their mailing list
  • Shop at local grocers

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