AS OF Wednesday, April 1, 2020
During these unprecedented times, the Novato community has stepped up in a big way to provide support for our hometown. For example, Tommy’s Salsa has been providing free school lunches Monday through Friday for kids missing out due to school closures. While restrictions are in place to limit unnecessary social contact, many of our local businesses remain open to provide essential services which means you can still shop for groceries, visit the pharmacy or pick up items from the hardware store.
Now more than ever, local businesses need you support. It’s a great time to utilize the essential businesses that remain open, order takeout or delivery from the numerous restaurants that are still operating, and if you can, support your local businesses through online shopping. You could also buy a gift card from your favorite stores to use at a later date.
Below we’ve compiled a list of businesses that as of today, are ready to serve you. Please note however that things are changing rapidly and the list below could change. To make an edit to this list or report a business that is not providing service at this time, please let us know here and we will update the list below.
The following stores are open as listed, with many offering special hours for seniors to pick up essential items:
Casa Del Palmar – 415-883-6904
510 Alameda Del Prado, Mon-Fri 9:30 am-8 pm; Sat 10 am-8 pm; Sun 10 am-6 pm
Costco Wholesale – 415-899-1332
300 Vintage Way, Mon-Fri 10 am-6:30 pm; Sat 9:30 am–6 pm; Sun 10 am -6 pm | Senior Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 8 am -9 am
CVS Pharmacy – 2 stores
1707 Grant Avenue – 415-897-4171
2035 Novato Blvd – 415-897-9917
Pharmacy Mon-Fri 9 am-8 pm Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm Store:8am-10pm
Grocery Outlet – 415-898-1779
1535 South Novato Blvd, Mon-Sun 8 am-9 pm
Harvest Market – 415-898-1925
155 San Marin Drive, Mon-Sun 7 am – 9 pm
Lucky – 415-897-4891
1761 Grant Ave, Mon-Sun 10 pm | Senior Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 6 am-9 am, Pharmacy Tuesday & Thursday 7 am–9 am
Novato Market Deli – 415-898-5600
350 Rowland Blvd, Mon-Sun 6 am-9 pm
Nugget Market – 415-883-4600
470 Ignacio Blvd., Mon-Sun 7 am–9 pm | Senior Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 7am-8am
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy – 415-892-3700
7514 Redwood Blvd., Mon-Fri, 9 am-4 pm
Pini Hardware – 415-892-1577
1535 South Novato Blvd, Suite A, Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm
Rite Aid – 415-898-1905
910 Diablo Avenue, Mon-Sun 8am-10pm
Roja’s Market – 415-892-3860
1221 Grant Avenue, Mon-Sun 10 am-7 pm
Safeway – 2 Stores
900 Diablo Avenue – 415-898-1503 – Mon-Sun 6am-10pm
5720 Nave Drive – 415-881-9260 – Mon-Sun 6am-10pm | Senior Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 6am-9am
Trader Joes – 415-898-9359
7514 Redwood Blvd., Mon-Sun: 9 am-7 pm
Target – 415-892-3313
200 Vintage Way, Mon-Sun: 8am-9pm | Senior Hours: Wednesday 8am-9am
CVS Pharmacy: Mon-Fri 10a-7p, Sat 11a-5p, Sun 12p-5p
Whole Foods – 415-878-0455
790 Delong Avenue, Mon-Sun: 9 am-8 pm | Senior Hours: Daily 8am-9am
Additionally, businesses like Old Town Sports, Zenith Printing and Oliver Automotive are deemed essential or offer a selection of essential services and are open for business while adhering to social distancing and cleanliness guidelines.
As an essential service, many Novato eateries also remain open for takeout or delivery. Many of our restaurants are family-owned and could use your help getting through this difficult time. Some are running special promotions such as free delivery, 20% off food and 50% off all bottles of wine and beer on all to go orders from Grazie, 50% all pizzas at Donminos Pizza and free delivery from Trattoria Ghiringhelli Grill. Also, Checker NY Deli in Vintage Oaks is offering 1/2 off sandwiches when you take advantage of their free delivery service.
Available for Takeout and/or Delivery
Although many other stores and service providers are currently closed, that doesn’t mean you can’t support your local businesses. Beauty Heroes, Bicycle Brustop, Babalus by Lucy, real.kind., Copperfields, Five Little Monkeys, All Season Soccer and Andalou Naturals are all based here in Novato, and have a wide array of products available online. Sustainable Exchange is also selling limited edition Novato and Marin shirts on their online store. This is a great time to support your favorite local service business. Make an appointment now for a future date or gift someone with their services. Be sure to check the websites of your favorite local business; many are offering special deals right now.
We’ve also been following closely as businesses launch creative service delivery models like curbside delivery after you’ve ordered over the phone and concierge-style shopping services including Village Child, Celine’s Sweets, Trek Winery and Adobe Creek Brewing.
Gyms all over town are also looking for ways to continue to interact with their members. Visit local gyms such as Sonoma Fit, Body Kinetics, Orange Theory, Club Pilates, Cyclebar and Novato Pilates online to keep up to date on the innovative solutions they may be offering. Rhythm Arts Performing Center is also offering free community classes each week for kids and adults alike.
During these uncertain times, the City of Novato is committed to helping our local businesses, and have created a webpage with resources and information to help our businesses and their employees at: novato.org/COVID19biz.
Additional Novato Businesses That Remain Open:
Bicycle Brüstop: (415) 408-3363
Open for bike sales and service Tuesday-Sunday 10am-7pm
Old Town Sports: (415) 892-0577
open for bike sales and service Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
All Season Soccer: (415) 408-5550
For those looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, All Seasons Soccer is hosting virtual Sidewalk Sales on Facebook.
Toscalito Tire & Automotive: (415) 883-8473
Oliver Automotive: (415) 893-9056
Marin Color Service: (415) 897-9411
703 Grant Avenue (Old Town)
Monday – Friday: 5:30AM – 5:30PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Roto Rooter: (415) 898-2700
Unicorn Group: (415) 492-2222
Unicorn Group is working to create posters, flyers, letters, and labels during COVID-19 to help businesses with promotion. They are also taking the time to work with any communication projects that come their way.
Marin Music Center: (415) 897-4131
Marin Music Center is currently offering virtual private lessons to kids looking to learn a new instrument and even for those that are continuing students. If your child is a beginner, Marin Music Center is more than happy to deliver musical instruments, accessories, and supplies.