NEWS: Phase 1 of Reopening New Smyrna Beach's Restaurants & Gift Stores

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Spotlight on Flagler Avenue's Restaurant Closures

As talks about reopening continue, Flagler Avenue businesses are anxiously waiting on the greenlight from the Governor Ron DeSantis. (via Fox 35)

Shopping With A Purpose:

Celebrate small businesses every day and helps communities thrive and stay vibrant. By shopping small today... or in the future you’re supporting small businesses and making an impact in your community. In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community (via SSS). On average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores (via AMIBA). In other words, when you shop local it not only takes care of the owners and employees livelihood it also generates projects within the city you're buying from. This money is spent to build better roads and walkways, local parks and scenery upkeep, city events, and so much more! Small business constitutes a major force in the U.S. economy. There are more than twenty-seven million small businesses in this country, and they generate about 50 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP) (via ISB).

Public Safety:

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are going to be wearing face masks for the safety of our customers along with the safety of our staff. We spend an hour each morning before and after business hours (as well as throughout the day) wiping down heavy traffic surfaces (the register area, door handles, glass doors) as well as mopping the shop with antibacterial floor cleaner. We have hand sanitizer to go around while you shop as well. 

Ways to Support Your Locals While Staying Safe:

  • Carry a travel size bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to use with soap and water are not available. 
  • Wear hospital face masks and gloves 
  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Use social distancing by standing six feet a part from one another.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home when you are sick. Your job and your hobbies can wait. Your life is far more important! 

Spotlight on Governor's Plans to Reopen Florida (Phase 1)

Here's to a new beginning... a refresher, if you will!

We just wanted to share some important info from our lil' beach town here in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. We have been tuning into the news here and there to keep updated on the next steps to take to getting our beautiful Flagler Avenue back up and running. According to the latest, our Governor Ron DeSantis tells us we will have to adhere to specific social distancing guidelines of 6 feet outdoors and 20% to 25% capacity indoors. With that said, we are not built to stay closed to the public. We thrive on our friendly regulars and tourism. We plan to have a soft opening this week starting May 4th, 2020 at 10:30am-6:00pm, and keep those business hours Monday-Saturday until we can resume our normal business hours. 

Phone Orders:

We love our regulars, and we miss you! Give us a call at 386-409-9336, so we can do a phone order with you! We will do the shopping and have your goodies ready for pick up. We can even run them out to you, when you give us a head up when you're coming down Flagler Avenue.

Online Pick Ups & Shipping: 

We get it if you aren't ready to venture out in the city just yet. A lot of changes have happen lately, so it can be challenging. At Gyftz, we are exploring new ways of staying connected with our friends and family just like you. Gyftz.com is currently LIVE with online shopping, as well as FREE store pickup. 

Stay Connected By Staying LOCAL:

If a shopping fix isn't on your list of things to do, you can always support your local businesses by visiting them online, by reaching out to them from "liking," commenting, and sharing on their posts. Find us on our social channels to show your local love and keep updated New Smyrna Beach and the Volusia County area. #GiveGyftz 

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