In light of the ever-changing world of the response to COVID-19, we know normal routines and practices have been temporarily altered. However, there are still plenty of ways to shop, enjoy your favorite meals, and enjoy our Slightly Off Center life in Ames. It’s just that now it’s a little more slightly off center (but we’re good with that!)!
The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau is doing everything we can do to keep our posted events and activities as up-to-date as possible, but please double-check with the specific business/organization before making plans. As of 6/29/2020, the member businesses listed below are OPEN but have some changes to their regular operations. Please keep in mind; even purchasing gift cards now that can be used in the future will go a long way to spread cheer not only to friends and family, but also to local business owners and our whole community.
ACVB Member Businesses: OPEN but with slightly off center operations!
Acorn Antiques and Consignment – open 10am to 5pm
Alluvial Brewing Company – We’ve expanded our taproom pickup hours but we will continue to operate with to-go orders only for the time being. If you choose to sit on our patio, please be respectful and do not move the tables and chairs. Continue to place orders for pickup at store.alluvialbrewing.com.
New hours: Thursday 4-6pm, Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 2-7pm, Sunday 2-6pm
Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market – Outdoor market held on Saturdays, 8am – 12:30pm with social distancing, 600 people at any one time | Virtual store hours are from Tuesday morning until Thursday evening at 9 pm. Pick up times will be Saturday morning from 10 am until 12:30 pm. at the Ames Chamber of Commerce at 304 Main Street. Check Us Out!
Ames Public Library – Starting July 1, Ames Public Library’s lobby will be open for limited “grab and go” services. This will be the first phase of a gradual reopening of the Library, with a focus on short visits and reduced interaction with staff for the health and safety of visitors and staff.
During Phase 1, the lobby will be open for quick holds pickup and checkouts. Visitors are expected to wear masks covering their nose and mouth and maintain 6 feet of distance from staff and other visitors. Check the website for details.
Arcadia – open for special bakery orders and bulk coffee orders. Visit the website for menus and contact information.
Aunt Maude’s – Currently open for Dine-In and Carryout. Open for lunch Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm, no lunch served Saturday, Sunday. Open for dinner Monday-Thursday, 5-8pm; Friday-Saturday 5-9pm, no dinner served on Sunday.
B Fabulous Catering – still offering meals for carry out, delivery and special order catering
Benjamin Design – The office is still in operation, working remotely. The physical office is closed, with contact information posted for anyone to be able to call or e-mail us. They will likely work this way until all of this current crisis is past.
Blaze Pizza – We are open for dine-in at reduced capacity. No groups larger than 6. Of course we still offer delivery, pickup, and curbside options.
Bronze515 Custom Airbrush Tanning – Bronze515 Custom Airbrush Tanning open for appointments. Gift cards are still available for purchase on their website. Click the link for more details: https://squareup.com/gift/ARXTXTSMFXKVY/order
Burgie’s Coffee & Tea Company – Drive thru only. They will be operating from 7am-6pm each day of the week & they’ll be staffed ready to make it flossy.
Carlos Quesadillas – We are open at our permanent location inside of @northgrandmall call us to place your order for curbside 515-450-5132. Or order online at https://carlos-quesadillas.square.site
Chocolaterie Stam – Store is open for carryout service, but they will also deliver chocolates, gelato and coffee. Just call the store to place your order. Updated Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12:30-5pm
Ciccotti Art Glass – They have cancelled all of their classes, but their gallery and shop is open Monday – Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Coe’s Floral and Gifts – Our Storefront is open for in store shopping! We’re open Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 3pm for shopping.
Cooks’ Emporium – offering ecards with no expiration date for future shopping. Go to their websites to purchase the gift cards. Online orders or by appointment.
Cornbred – offering a Staycation meal pack which includes 2 ½ pounds of meat, two quarts of sides and all the fixin’s that you can pick-up curbside or delivered for free. All other menu items are also available for carry-out/curbside pick-up.
Dublin Bay – We are open Sun-Thu 11am-8pm and Fri/Sat 11am-9pm, offering dine in, curbside pickup and delivery. 515-956-3580
Dutch Oven Bakery & Café – Dining room open with limited capacity. Monday-Wednesday, 6am to 4pm; Thursday-Saturday, 6am to 5pm
EatStreet – offering delivery from more than 80 local restaurants. Delivery options include direct hand-off to you, or they will leave on your doorstep so you can avoid contact.
El Maguey – opening back up dining room
Erbert & Gerbert’s – Open 10am-2pm daily
Everts – open for walk-ins
Farner Storage – fully operational
Filling Station – Open M-F, 7am-1pm and Saturdays from 7am-Noon, for carry out or delivery through EatStreet
Fuji Japanese Steakhouse – reopen for dine in June 8
Great Harvest Bakery & Cafe – open Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm, and Saturday 8am to 2pm | 515-708-4856
Great Plains Sauce & Dough – delivery hours are 11am-11pm. They are offering delivery lunchtime, afternoon, and evening, same hours as curbside.
Heuss Printing – open for foot traffic, accepting online orders and providing free home or workplace delivery
Hickory Park – New Hours – 11am – 9pm daily; curbside 11am-8pm daily
Homewood Golf Course – will begin renting golf carts on Monday, June 8. Carts will be limited to one person per cart unless golfers share the same address. Clubhouse, which includes concessions and restrooms, has remained closed but is anticipated to open on Monday, June 15. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks and observe safe, social distancing policies.
Iowa Arboretum – The Iowa Arboretum’s gardens, grounds and trails are open to the public. Weekdays, 9am-4pm | Saturday, Sunday, 10am-4pm Free admission for members. Non-member admission is $7 for adults, $2 for children (3-12 yrs) and free for 2 yrs and under.
Little Woods Herbs & Teas – We are now offering curbside service. Just call the shop Monday – Saturday 10am – 1pm to place an order & pay over the phone for curbside pick up.
London Underground – Gift certificates are now available on their website along with other merchandise. Carryout Fridays 3-6pm.
McDonald’s – both restaurants are open for drive-thru service
Morning Bell Coffee Roasters – Open 8am-1pm for takeaway service at the door. Offering free shipping on bulk coffee orders (beans), contact the store via website for more details.
My Salon & Spa – The salon is closed, but they are still taking orders for hair and skin care products as well as Jane Iredale cosmetics. Visit their website to place orders via phone or email. Staff will coordinate a time when products can be picked up at the salon.
Nook & Nest – Store is closed for the next two weeks but the employees at Cooks’ Emporium can help you if you see something in the window you’d like to purchase. They are offering ecards with no expiration date for future shopping. Keep an eye out for an online store from Nook & Nest coming soon! Go to their websites to purchase the gift cards.
North Grand Farmers’ Market – held on Wednesdays, 3-6pm and Saturdays, 8am-1pm, in the parking lot north of JCPenney
Octagon Center for the Arts – closed until July 1. Tune in to The Octagon Online for more details. Gift certificates for the gift shop are available, call the shop to purchase.
PhotoSynthesis – OPEN as usual for business, but will now pick up and deliver as requested. Continue to check out their website.
Pizza Pit Extreme – open their regular hours for delivery or carry out
Prairie Moon Winery – Prairie Curbside Pickup has NEW hours | Friday 2-7pm | Saturday 2-7pm | Sunday 1-5pm. So shop the curbside menu, and we’ll be there to assist you during the extended hours!
Reiman Gardens – June 1-7: Open for MEMBERS ONLY. To show appreciation to our members, we will offer this week-long special access. June 8: Opens to the general public, ISU students, and members. Our hours are from 10am to 6pm.
Rippke Design – open but working remote. Continuing to work and taking meetings but virtual only (phone, video call)
Sigler Companies – operational and currently offering curbside pickup of completed orders
Sign Pro – open regular hours. In addition, they are able to accept orders via email or over the phone to best comply with social distancing practices. They can also coordinate delivery or pick up
Snus Hill Winery – In an effort to limit the spread of COVID -19 in our community, we are not offering wine tastings until further notice. Our wine will be available for purchase To Go only–Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm.
Taco John’s – Our drive-thru is open, and orders for pick-up and delivery can be placed through our Taco John’s mobile app.
Texas Roadhouse – open for carry out service
The Simple Greek – 11am to 7:30pm, pickup, delivery
The Spice Thai Cuisine – open for carry out, and delivery through EatStreet.
Torrent Brewing Company – The taproom at Torrent Brewing Company is open! The taproom will have a limited seating of 50% our normal occupancy. Everyone must have a seat or stool, please no standing and mingling around. Our online To-Go service will continue at torrentbrewingco.com and pickup will be Friday’s 4:30-6:30pm at our West entry.
Transform Wellness Collective – Transform Wellness Collective – Chiropractic sessions available by appointment. Semi-private boutique shopping is open by appointment (no more than two individuals in store for 30 minutes), or you can shop online for carry out or curbside drop off. Gift certificates are also available.
Treats on a Leash – Will take delivery orders over the phone and will also pick-up and deliver any other orders you have from Downtown businesses. Just let the other business know Treats is delivering to you and they will get your order to them for delivery. This includes Moorman Clothiers, Chocolaterie Stam, Photosynthesis, Transform Wellness Collective, Quilting Connection.
West Street Deli – open for carry out from 11am-6pm. Place orders and pay over the phone and they will have your order waiting for you at the door. They are offering a 10% discount on all orders over $6. Follow their Facebook for specials and updates.
Wallaby’s – Wallaby’s Bar & Grille is open for both dine-in and carry-out all week starting at 11 am. Call us at (515)292-1167 to place an order or use EatStreet for delivery.
Wheatsfield Co-Op – open 8am-7pm every day for grab n’ go meals and grocery shopping. 8-9am is reserved for high risk groups to shop, offering Curbside pick-up from 9am-3pm
Which Wich – open for curbside pick-up
Worldy Goods – now open for in-store business now Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Consider purchasing a gift card from your favorite restaurant, coffee house or retailer that you can use in the future. This provides them with needed cash flow now until it’s back to business as usual.