COVID 19 UPDATES

Some of the restaurants in your downtown are offering curbside service… you will notice traffic cones in spaces in front of their restaurants where you can pull up and they will bring your order out to you.
Please call each one of these local businesses in advance to place your order and to get the details. We are certain more will follow and we will keep updating you! #supportlocalifpossible #downtownstuartflorida

The Gafford. 772-221-9517 (beginning at 5pm)
Kilwin’s 772-223-6446
Cafe Martier at Post Office Arcade 772-600-5025
Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill (772) 288-1881
Maria’s Cafe (772) 781-5886
Osceola Street Cafe (772) 283-6116
Sneaki Tiki (772) 286-0565
Stuart Coffee Company (772) 600-8243
Vine and Barley (772) 781-1717
 
Curbside Pickup – Curbside Pickup is now active in Downtown Stuart. Downtown businesses may block off two parking spaces in front of their location for customers picking up food and beverages to go.

Businesses must provide traffic cones and signage.
If you are open and not on the list above, email your information to info@downtownstuartflorida.com to be included in this list.

Cancellations & Postponements
Rock’n Riverwalk – Concerts canceled until further notice
Stuart Green Market – Closed until further notice
Shopapalooza Sidewalk Sale (April 4 & 5) – canceled

Valet Parking – The City of Stuart has suspended the valet parking service at City Hall and Haney Circle until further notice.

The Downtown Tram – The City has also suspended tram service until April 13.

Constant Contact is DBA’s primary means of contacting members and supporters.
Take a moment to email us at info@downtownstuartflorida.com to make sure you are on our email list. Also add that email address to your address book to be sure our emails are not blocked.

We hope this information is helpful to you and your business. If you have a specific question or have something you would like us to include in future updates, please email info@downtownstuartflorida.com or talk to one of your DBA board members.

Due to the widespread impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and small businesses’ need for emergency capital, the application process for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program has changed.

Effective immediately, eligible small businesses interested in applying for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program, a short-term loan designed to help business owners bridge the gap between the time of impact and when the business has secured long-term assistance, should apply for the program through one of two ways:

· Apply online and upload required supporting documentation or

· Download an application, complete it and mail it with the required supporting documentation to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) at: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, C/O Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, 107 E. Madison Street, MSC-160, Tallahassee FL 32399-4120.

Small businesses that have applied for the bridge loan program in response to COVID-19 should not submit an additional application.



However your business is responding to the Coronavirus outbreak, we hope the following information will help direct you to the resources you need.

New in this update: Your business may be eligible for a sales tax extension. Read more below.

If you have a specific question or other information you would like us to include in future updates, email info@downtownstuartflorida.com or talk to one of your DBA board members.

 

Florida Department of Revenue Issues Emergency Order for Sales and Use Taxes

The Florida Department of Revenue issued an emergency order to extend sales tax filing deadlines for some Florida businesses. Taxpayers adversely affected by COVID-19, have an extended due date of April 30, 2020 for sales and use tax, as well as other related taxes, collected in March, 2020.

Read more here


Business Damage Assessment Survey

Help the State understand how your business has been impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak and what Florida businesses need to recover. This is a survey only. It is not an application for assistance, although various agencies may contact you directly with resources.

Click here for survey.


Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is available to small business owners in Florida counties experiencing economic damage from COVID-19. These short-term, interest-free working capital loans help your business “bridge the gap” between the damaging effects of COVID-19 on your business and securing longer term recovery resources.

Learn More Here


Short Time Compensation Program

Voluntary employer program to help maintain staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying off employees.

Learn More Here


Small Business Administration Economic
Injury Disaster Loan Program

If you are a small business, agricultural cooperative, or a noprofit organization, and you have suffered substantial economic injury from COVID-19, you may be eligible for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Learn More Here