Retailers and Services Open

Ali on the Boulevard: Shop online shopalionline.com. Free local delivery or $5 flat rate shipping

A Single Rose Florist: Offering local delivery. Call 574-289-7673

The Brain Lair Bookstore: Offering $25 e-gift cards for $20 - shop.brainlairbooks.com. The website is also open for orders - if they can be shipped directly to the customer. Brain Lair is also putting together learning packages for different grades. Email info@thebrainlair.com with questions

City-Wide Liquors: Store is allowing pre-orders with curbside pick-up

De Nolf’s Barbershop: Accepting virtual payments for antiques. Visit denolfs.com/antiques to view current inventory

Griffon Books and Games: Open for phone orders and curbside pickup. Call 574-287-5533 or email griffonb@aol.com

Hair Crafters: Product and gift card sale requests should be emailed to frontdesk@haircrafterssb.com. They will process via credit card only and have pick-up times available

Idle Hours Bookshop: Message the shop your order and it will be ready for curbside pick-up

Inspire Me: Shop online- curbside pick-up and free delivery available inspiremeonline.com

PentaVision Integrated Digital Media: If there are companies that are missing their group meetings, presentations or just need to get information to their clients or groups of employees, video can help. We can livestream to YouTube Live or Facebook from their location or from our studio. We can produce short videos for them to release on social media or their YouTube channel. Call or stop 574-272-8365

Purple Porch Co-op: Open during normal operating hours. Every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., “at risk” customers are welcome to do their shopping. Grocery items still available; kitchen temporarily closed.

Saigon Market: Open during normal hours of operation 574-289-7623

The Majestic on the River: Offering free 60-minute slots for dance instructors and other small organizations to reach their clients virtually using The Majestic on the River as a venue to teach a class virtually or hold a virtual workshop. mriversb.com

The Music Village: TMV is now offering limited online lessons at a special discounted rate of 10% off a purchase of four, 30-minute online lessons. Payment is required prior to starting lessons www.themusicvillage.org

Therapeutic Indulgence: Offering online purchasing for gift cards and DoTerra products. All gift cards purchased during this time will include 25% off your next appointment. www.therapeuticindulgence.com

Zen Cafe: Shop online zencafecoffee.com


With social distancing upon us supporting local can be harder and harder. We want to reward you for for continuing to support local downtown businesses. We are kicking off three weeks of giveaways. We will announce the winners on March 23, March 30, and April 6 at noon. We are extending our contest for another winner to be drawn on April 13.

The prizes are: March 23 - $50 Downtown Dollars, March 30 - Season tickets to South Bend Lions, and April 6 - Two tickets to Billy Joel concert. April 13 - $50 gift card to business tagged in photo


To enter post a photo of your delivered or carry-out meal or purchase from a downtown retailer, tag the business, and use #dtsbtogo on social media. Each post is worth one entry


Join us in celebrating the local business in downtown South Bend! Due to COVID-19, downtown business owners could really use some kind words of encouragement during these challenging times. Do you have a favorite memory, something you love about a downtown business, favorite product, or a favorite dish? Submit your kind words below or use the #dtsblove on social media to be entered into a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to the business you praise! Each business mentioned is one entry. Winners will be announced Mondays at noon on social media.

Check out all the kinds words below!


Please provide your name, email, and your favorite memory, favorite dish, or something you love about a downtown business! 

Show Your Love!

Freddie: PEGGS - I'm 83 years old and need to keep in touch with all my great friends and acquaintances, while enjoying a really good breakfast (an important start to my day)  - there's no better place to accomplish these! And the employees certainly reflect the wonderful management of Peg & Keli.

Steve: I coordinate many events throughout the year and I miss with everyone at Century Center, Palais Royale, and The DoubleTree by Hilton.

Anna: I love going to Fiddler's Hearth for a good beer, and good music! My kids and I love the Poutine.

Rebecca: Moving to #dtsb during the summer and going on the #eastRaceWaterway the first chance we had. Such a great memory :)

Mara: Love those summer days on South Bend Brew Werks patio! :)

Chris: When my husband and I were dating, he had a strange work schedule so instead of dinner dates we had breakfast dates at Le Peeps (now PEGGS). We sure miss going downtown!

Tina: South Bend Chocolate Cafe always has a delicious selection of muffins and countless treats. :) We always love taking breaks in front of the fireplace. Love thier goodies and cafe atmoshpere!

Annie: Cannot wait to: pick out some yummy treats at The Raggamuffin, sit with my friends and have a Thai ice tea at Cambodian Thai, paint some pottery with the kids at The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery, have a drink at Chicory Cafe, let me kids put money in the jukebox at Linden Grill, browse books at The Brain Lair Bookstore, get my favorite empanadas at Chimichurri, grab a coffee at The General and Zen Cafe, grab brunch at L Street and PEGGS, and enjoy a solo shopping trip to Ali on the Boulevard when my kids are finally back in school. Miss you all!

Stephanie: I love going to Pigeon and the Hen Pottery to spend one-on-one time with my middle son.

Kelly: We love walking around downtown when the weather is warmer. Some of our favorite places are Fiddler's Hearth and Griffon Bookstore.

Christine: My favorite memory is when we all went out to Barnaby's Pizza. We sat around and reminisced about our younger days over a delicious sausage & pepperoni pizza.

Jennifer: I look froward to the white chocolate mocha at South Bend Chocolate Cafe. It's one of a kind and it brings back memories of having one with my sister who is in heaven. I can't wait to have one soon.

Tabitha: I just need some Cambodian Thai in my life! Masaman curry with chicken, garlic, and pepper with beef, and veggie Cambodian Egg rolls!! Also, a trip to SJCPL Friends of the Library book sale!

Heather: I miss my daily veggie omelet from PEGGS on my way to work. I'm also eagerly awaiting savoring cup of coffee from Chicory Cafe and shopping for unique items at Unique Boutique International.

Tina: Always a great time gathering at Barnaby's for celebrations, it's become a favorite over the years and definitely a place we all agree on... we will be back soon!

Anna: I love watching live music at Fiddler's Hearth, while having a beer and poutine after work!

Mallory: I love eating in downtown South Bend! My favorite place is Cambodian Thai. Getting the greenery mix is just perfect. Can't wait till I can go back there in person.

Shawna: Cannot wait to get back. We loved winter at Howard Park this year.

Ron: I can't wait for the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend to reopen. It is a fabulous venue for all kinds of acts. The architecture is ornately beautiful and they have performances to suit everyone's taste and I have enjoyed many from the balcony.