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Claremont stores, restaurants offer delivery, pickup

by Kathryn Dunn | editor@claremont-courier.com

Local restaurants have closed dining rooms in the wake of COVID-19, the coronavirus, but a number of establishments are offering pick up orders and a few have even launched delivery service to Claremonters.

Walter’s Restaurant at 310 Yale. Ave. began $5 direct delivery to Claremont residents this week, and for all orders over $50, delivery is free.

“We are here to provide a safe and clean environment to dine in and take out, seven days a week during our regular hours,” Walter’s management shared online.  Walter’s will also offer a special with a kids’ menu item free when you order an adult entrée.

To order pick up or delivery, call (909) 624-2779, extension 2.

With the farmer’s market closed until April 12, Uncommon Good at 211 W. Foothill Blvd. will offer locally and organically grown produce six days a week, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

They’ve set up an emergency fund for families who have become unemployed and who cannot pay their rent, utilities or other necessities of life. The nonprofit is in need of donations to keep up with current demands.

Claremonters can make monetary donations to https://uncommongood.org/donate/ or by check to Uncommon Good, 211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. Food donations, including backyard fruit, will be accepted at the Whole Earth Building Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff can also harvest back yard fruit that will be donated to families in need. Simply call (909) 625-2248 to make arrangements.

Wolfe’s Market is offering curbside pick up and food to go, but like most other establishments, has suspended dining in. Customers can call ahead at (909) 626-8508 or (909) 626-1680 and the Wolfe’s team will have your order ready for pickup, or if you provide payment information, they will meet you curbside. Some delivery is available, so call ahead for that information.

Nuno’s Bistro at 2440 W. Arrow Rte. in Upland and Euro Café at 546. E. Base Line Rd. are both open for take-out and delivery.

“We’re adhering to the new guidelines of 10 or more people, but we’re allowing customers to come in and pick up food,” said Joey Medeiros. “We’re offering curbside pick at both restaurants as well.”

Using its own employees, Nuno’s and Euro Café is offering free delivery within a three-mile radius from each restaurant for orders over $30.

“We’re trying to keep people employed and get some hours to our staff,” Mr. Medeiros said. “We’re working on skeleton crews but we’re trying to give everybody a couple of shifts.”

For Nuno’s, visit www.nunosbistro.com or call (909) 624-0500 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4 to 8 p.m. Euro Café take out menu can be seen at http://eurocafeclaremont.com or call (909) 621-4666 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. Both restaurants are set up to take orders and payment online.

50-Fifty Asian Fusion is open for take out dinner Monday through Friday starting at 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 p.m. Call (909) 621-5599 to place your order. Also, Hayato Sushi and Grill, 950 W. Foothill Blvd., is offering curbside pick up. Call (909) 625-6250.

Claremont’s oldest pizza place, Pizza N’ Such at 202 N. Yale Ave., is offering 15 percent off all take out orders. Call (909) 624-7214 or visit https://www.pizzansuchclaremont.com/  to place your order.

Many other local restaurants are open and offer delivery through third-party services like UberEats and GrubHub. Check individual apps to find Claremont restaurants to support during the crisis.

Local libations

Last Name Brewing will offer sales of bottles and cans, as well as growler fills, from 2 to 7 p.m. daily. The taproom is closed, but Andy and Curt Dale are working the brewery and encourage locals to stop in at 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland to say hi and grab one of your favorite beers. Visit www.lastnamebrewing.com or call (909) 579-0032 for more information.

Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., is also open from 2 to 7 p.m. every day for curbside pick-ups of four packs. You can place an order in advance at www.claremontcraftales.com/store or call (909) 625-5350 for information.

Just across the way, Ironbark Ciderworks, also at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., is offering curbside pick up of cans as well as growler fills from noon to 5 p.m. every day. Visit www.ironbarkcider.com or call (909) 447-5225.

Groceries and prescriptions

Stater Bros has modified its hours to be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, allowing staff to enough time to restock and sufficiently clean the stores. Also, seniors age 65 and older are given priority shopping at 7:45 a.m. Stater Bros asks the community “to be respectful of our seniors as they conduct their shopping in a less crowded environment for their safety.” There are limits on some products, but all merchandise is being sold at the regular price. Also, in an effort to ensure that a product has not been contaminated by the coronavirus, all sales are final. Customers are reminded to not hoard products with the belief that it can be returned later.

Vons at 550 E. Base Line Rd., including the pharmacy, is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Vons has also put limits on some items. Like Stater Bros, Vons offers online orders for a delivery fee with orders arriving in three days on average.

Trader Joe’s will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice.

There is no grocery shortage, and state officials caution against hoarding merchandise. For those who are exposed to or even infected by coronavirus, the recommended quarantine is 14 days, so keeping groceries or staples for more than that time is simply not necessary.

Hendricks Pharmacy, 137 N. Harvard Ave., is keeping its regular hours of Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  New customers can bring in a prescription to be filled or regular customers who already have a prescription on file can text or call in a refill at (909) 624-1611. If sending a text, give your name, birth date and what needs to be filled.

Prescriptions can be delivered within a 10-mile radius at no cost for prescriptions filled through regular insurance. There is a delivery fee for over-the-counter medications costing less than $10. Call Hendricks for more information.

 

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