Local businesses are the backbone of Skokie’s economy, and all Skokie residents and businesses are urged to help support one another during this unprecedented event. The importance of local restaurants and businesses cannot be overstated and as such the Village website now features a growing list of businesses that are open.
Many restaurants and service providers are offering options for alternative delivery and pickup of food, live-streamed and private yoga sessions and more. Please encourage your neighbors, employees, and friends to utilize this resource and check back often as this list will continually be updated. Please also check the Village’s Shop Local Skokie Facebook page and the Downtown Skokie Facebook page for details on what Skokie businesses are offering.
Please know that much of this information is subject to change, so call ahead to double-check. Thank you for your support of our business community!
From the Skokie Health Department: Thorough sanitation is an on-going part of every food service operation and this won’t change during COVID-19. Skokie Health Department staff have spoken to all Skokie restaurants that remain open for delivery and carry-out food service, and all understand the heightened importance of following proper handwashing and surface sanitation procedures. Those choosing to order food also have a responsibility to follow proper hygiene by thoroughly washing their hands after receiving food and before eating.
New Senior-Only Shopping Hours:
Jewel Foods, 9449 Skokie Boulevard, Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 9 a.m.
Target, 4955 Dempster Street, Wednesday, 7 to 8 a.m.
Village staff spoke with the managers of both Jewel Foods on Skokie Boulevard and Target on Dempster Street in Skokie. Both indicated that while there is not a specific minimum age established for seniors, they ask that customers please respect the effort to allow senior citizens and others with underlying health conditions to shop in less crowded conditions. They expressed thanks to the community for cooperating with this request to protect vulnerable residents.