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Rescuing Local Favorites

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty to small business owners everywhere. Now and in the weeks and months ahead, your support of Knoxville’s local restaurants and small businesses really matters. Supporting your favorite local restaurant has actually gotten a bit easier during the COVID-19 crisis, as many restaurants are offering takeout, delivery, or curbside pickup.

If you can, try to order a meal or pick up a coffee from a locally owned establishment at least once a week. Our intentional support during this time is what will ultimately rescue our local restaurants. knoxnews.com is curating this up to date list of local favorites and how you can enjoy their food at home.

A friendly, inviting restaurant or coffee shop creates a gathering place for neighborhoods. Having a local eatery that is “your spot” creates a real sense of community, and helps us all feel a little more connected. And with our support during this crisis, hopefully, “your spot” will be around for years to come. 

If you have a favorite locally owned store or boutique, make plans to visit them as soon as you safely can – they’ve missed you as much as you’ve missed them. At Friedman’s Appliances, we are continuing to follow the “Safer at Home” order by suspending showroom visits. But we are available at 865-693-4344 to answer your questions about appliances Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.