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May 6, 2020
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Find It In Chester: Online Shops & Curbside Pick-Up!

Chester CT

All of our local towns are doing the best they can with new online shops, delivery, and curbside pick-up. It’s extraordinary how quickly businesses figured out how to forge ahead during the pandemic. I’m hoping that this round-up of Chester’s shops and restaurants serves as a reminder that we’re still here and ready for you. We’ve got it all: handmade leather bags, fine handcrafted jewelry, fine wines, craft beer, farm-fresh teas and tonics, kitchen accouterments, jigsaw puzzles and more, plus some of the best restaurants in the area offering scrumptious take-out.

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Grano Arso, 6 Main Street

Grano Arso is offering its favorite dishes along with family-style meals that feed up to four. All ordering is done through the website www.granoct.com on a pre-order basis.  Cut off is 12:00pm for day of, or anytime in advance. You can choose to pick up at 4:00pm, 5:00PM OR 6:00PM. Also offering Cook at Home Pasta Kits! Enjoy your favorite Grano Arso dishes the same way they are prepared at the restaurant.

The kits include fresh pasta, choice of sauce and finishing touches plus cooking instructions and a link to watch Chef Joel prepare the dish in real-time! Picking up is contactless and all payments are made online. Call the restaurant for curbside delivery when you arrive. 860 322 3143.

Tonic, 1 Main Street

A Tonic Gift Box for Mother’s Day!  Choose a tea or tea and lavender box, shop online or call the shop! The shop will be open May 9th from 11 – 4pm for curbside pickup only.  All orders must be called in ahead of time for curbside pickup.  Orders can be placed + paid by phone.  860.322.4222.

Tonic

 

BlackKat Leather, 36 Main Street

That handmade bag you’ve been eyeing? Now’s the time! Offering curbside pickup, free shipping over $100, and 15% off entire website by using code STAYHOME at checkout.

BLACKKAT Leather

Chester Package Store, 1 North Main Street

Open for walk-ins, 2 customers can be in the store at the same time. Also offering, and encouraging, curbside pick up and home delivery! Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10 – 7. Sundays 11 – 3. Curbside pick up is available during store hours, our delivery hours are posted on our FB page @ChesterPacakgeStore. Orders can be placed by phone (preferred) 860.526.5305, FB message or by emailing ChesterPackageStore@gmail.com.

Chester Package Store

 

 

Lark Store, 4 Water Street

While Lark knows that their customers love to see, touch, and feel before they buy, they realize that is no longer possible. Lark has very quickly put together an online shopping site!  Shop the site, enjoy curbside pickup, local deliveries, and shipping when necessary! 860.262.1334.

Lark Chester

Kismet, 11 Main Street

Kismet is a one of a kind boutique that sources products solely from local artisans. It is a beautiful collaboration of jewelry, pottery, baskets, stained glass, quilts, body products, candles and so much more. Kismet is offering curbside pick up. Customers can inquire through phone or email (860.304.5555 or gkddesigns@gmail.com) Select items are available online as well.

kismet

Hot French Chix, 59 Main Street

HFC Curbside Pick up. Spicy Creole Fried Chicken, Burgers and much more. The Crispy Fried Chicken Bahn Mi is CRAZY!  Menu and more info for curbside pickup at www.hotfrenchchix.com . Please schedule and place your order in advance after 1pm and before 4pm on Friday and Saturday. Orders will be placed on table in front of restaurant for curbside pick up. 860.322.4102.

Hot French Chix

Simon’s Marketplace, 17 Main Street

Offering curbside side pick up and take out.  Find pre-packaged meals, plus sandwiches, soups, salads, and bakery items. Current hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 3pm, Closed Monday. 860.526.8984.

Simons Market

The Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille, 33 Main Street

I know that most folks go for their infamous burger, but for me The Pattaconk is all about the double hot dog and fries. Oh, and nachos and wedge salad! Take out and curbside available Monday thru Thursday 5 – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 12 – 9, Sunday 12 – 8. 860.526.8143.

Pattaconk

Dina Varano, 27 Main Street

Jewelry designer Dina Varano is offering online sales for her collection of gold, silver and gemstone jewelry, plus the accessories and gifts her Chester gallery is long known for. Use code: theelist at checkout (or mention when you call) and receive 20% off your order. Call or email the shop at 860-526-8866, dinavaranogallery@gmail.com. Curbside pickup available!

Dina Varano

 

The Perfect Pear, Chester’s biggest little kitchenwares store, has some lovely Mother’s Day gift ideas, and is stocked with everything you need for spending time in the kitchen. The classic Provençal ceramic guinea fowl, Les Pintades (pictured) are adorable additions to any room in the house.  Order at the online shop, and they will schedule a time for curbside pickup or free local deliveries. Every order gets a free Perfect Pear jar opener, and orders over $100 also get a made-in-France Perfect Pear kitchen towel. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just email laura@perfectpearct.com, and she’s happy to help.

Perfect Pear

ADORN at Lori Warner Gallery and now ONLINE:
After 10 years working as leiva, Mandy rebranded at the beginning of 2020 and is thrilled to launch her first collection as Adorn! Just in time for Mother’s Day, the new collection will be available as of May 1 at adornfinejewelry.com. Mandy’s work is also available locally at The Lori Warner Gallery.
Here is one of Mandy’s favorite pieces from the new collection: double dangle, pink sapphire slice, and oval earrings with 18k gold.

Shops at The Mill House, 5 West Main Street

Shops at The Mill House is supporting their consigning artists and artisans as well as our local First Responders. Through May and June the Shops are offering sale prices of only 5% above consignors net prices and ALL profits will be donated to the Chester Hose Company.  Safe curbside merchandise viewing by appointment and curbside pickup, plus delivery and shipping can be arranged. Check the website for new items added continually: shopsatthemillhouse.com
Call Karen at the shop landline: 860-322-0699 or email any questions or comments to: shopsathemillhouse@gmail.com

Shops At The Millhouse

River Tavern, 23 Main Street

Missing RT’s famous date pudding? No longer! They’re now offering curbside delivery of their ever-changing menu of locally-sourced farm-fresh dinners. Check the website for the day’s menu and order after 3pm. 860.526.9417.

Otto, 69 Main Street

Wood-fired pies with fresh toppings delivered curbside seven days a week. Wine, beer, salad, and wood-fired entrees available, too. Call 860.526.9445 to order.

Otto

Little House Brewing Company, 16 Main Street

Don’t go without excellent craft beer! Pick up your brew on the porch at Little House, Wednesday – Friday from 3 -7,  Saturday, 2 – 7, Sunday 2 – 6. Go to www.littlehousebrewing.com/to-go to order. Also offering home delivery within 15 miles of The Brewery. Order before 12 noon for same-day delivery, minimum $25 order.

Little House Brew

Leif Nilsson Studio, 1 Spring Street

Contemporary Connecticut Impressionist Oil Paintings of his home and travels by Leif Nilsson. Order original paintings and fine art prints online or by phone and pick up at the front porch or arrange for shipping. 860.526.2077
Leif Nilsson studio

 

Wheatmarket, 4 Water Street 

Missing The Wheatmarket’s Shepard’s Pie, comforting soups, salads, and sandwiches (and Belgian chocolate cream cheese brownies)? You don’t have to. They’re open for take-out. Please check daily menu on facebook and call ahead: 860.526.9347.

Wheatmarket

Thai Riverside, 4 Water Street

Offering curbside pickup or delivery for their famous Pad Thai and other classic delicacies. We always get the Thai chicken fried rice and fresh rolls! Order online: www.thai-riverside.com. 860.322.4545

Thai Riverside

The Villager, 13 Main Street

We’re thrilled to hear the Villager is back up and running with some of the best and creative breakfast Sammies and treats around. Hours are 6:30 – 11am. Check the menu posted daily on facebook and call ahead to order: 860.322.3114.

The Villager, Chester

The Hive, 1 Maple Street

Chester’s newest business and co-working space, The Hive is open for Virtual Memberships with access to professional development content, discounted benefits, private facebook group, and professional community. Find out more here: www.thehivechester.com

 

The E List Shop, 1 North Main Street

And, of course, our own little shop, filled with modern women’s clothing and accessories. We just received all of our spring collections when we had to close down. Shop online and use code SPRING30 for 30% off EVERYTHING in the shop. 860.322.3388 www.theelistshop.com

Velvet Gauze Dress


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