BUCKHANNON — Now, more than ever, it is important for our community to help keep our local eating establishments and small businesses afloat. Complications posed by the pandemic have left many restaurants struggling with things like decreased sales, product availability, staffing issues brought on by quarantines, and increased food costs, just to name a few.
Despite these struggles, our local favorites remain committed to staying in business and serving you, their valued customers. Whether it’s date night, celebrating a special occasion, or just the convenience of grabbing food to go after a hard day at work, we all count on the availability of our area dining options.
The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department is also committed to keeping everyone up to speed with the latest health updates and safety recommendations, so you may feel safe while enjoying your dining experiences during the pandemic.
Even if you don’t feel comfortable visiting your favorite local restaurants in person right now, please consider contactless take-out options or even purchasing gift cards for your loved ones during the holidays. Buying discounted gift cards now for your own future use is yet another way to help ensure they keep their doors open.
Appalachians pride themselves on being resilient, so check out the creative ways some small businesses are adapting. Please see our Holiday Dining Guide on page A6 and continue to eat and shop local!