COVID-19 April 28 Update

SODO Businesses and Our Community

While we will continue to share information with updates, resources and news about COVID-19 in our region, today we wanted to share some good news in SODO and some of the great things our SODO businesses are doing. We are so impressed to see all the awesome ways SODO is helping out in these time difficult times. Keep it up! We are here to support you in anyway we can.

Thank you and please do not hesitate to reach out!


SODO Steps Up Spotlights

Paseo Caribbean Food
Paseo has partnered with Seattle Mariners and Bloodworks Northwest in supporting the Pop-up Blood Drive at TMobilePark from April 13th – May 31st! 

All donors receive 2 tickets to a Mariners games and 20% off 2 Paseo menu items for curbside pick-up.⁠

Allison & Ross Fine Art Services
Allison and Ross Fine Arts has turned their fitting table into a shield production area and have been working hard to get face shields to the local medical staff heroes that are working tirelessly for all of us. 

Elsom Cellars and 2bar Spirits
2bar jumped into action and changed their production to help fulfill the demand for hand sanitizer. Elsom Cellars donated 400 gallons of our wine to be distilled into alcohol to aid in this process. We are fortunate to have such innovative and creative partners seeking to help the community in an way they can. Elsom Cellars will now offer a hand sanitizer with every wine purchase while supplies last!

Check out Elsom Cellars and 2bar Spirits

The Seattle Sounders FC Relief Fund has awarded its first cycle of grants, with additional funding cycles currently open

In its first cycle, the fund awarded over $200,000 in direct assistance to 143 individuals and 17 small businesses.

Seattle Sounders FC today announced that the club’s recently established COVID-19 community relief fund, the Seattle Sounders FC Relief Fund, has awarded its first cycle of grants to qualified individuals and small businesses, with additional funding cycles currently open. Potential beneficiaries are encouraged to apply to access assistance from the fund at Qualified applicants not receiving a grant in the initial cycle remain eligible for future cycles and do not need to re-apply.

Click Here for More Information

PPP & EIDL Funding Replenished! APPLY NOW!

Last Friday, the US government approved an additional $484B relief package to support small businesses, organizations, and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new package includes $320B to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and $60B to replenish the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Loan Advance program (EIDL). 

We anticipate that these funds will not last long so we urge you to review the PPP and EIDL resources below and apply as soon as possible.  

More Information Here!

Mayor Durkan, Council President González, Councilmember Herbold Announce New Emergency Order to Cap Third-Party Commissions and Support Local Restaurants

Emergency Order Will Cap Commission Fees at 15 Percent; Requires that 100 Percent of Tips go to Drivers
SEATTLE (April 24, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Council President M. Lorena González, and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today announced a new Emergency Order to impose a 15 percent commission cap on third-party delivery services. The necessary statewide ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order has caused restaurants to rely solely on delivery and takeout services for revenue, and many restaurants use third-party delivery services to meet the needs of their customers and keep their staff safe. The 15 percent commission cap will remain in place until restaurants are allowed to offer unrestricted dine-in service in the City of Seattle.

Read the Full Press Release Here

SODO Businesses are Open!

During these difficult times, many SODO Businesses have adjusted how they do work. We wanted to share a few ways our businesses are adjusting while also helping support our community.

Check out our website for a comprehensive list of Open SODO Businesses!

Seapine Brewing Company
Seapine Brewing is now selling new glass growlers for curbside pickup every Wednesday, and Saturday from noon to 4pm!

Also, for the first time we will also be offering 16oz cans of our freshest beers.

Keep an eye on their Facebook page HERE for information about what is available

Flow Fluently
Flow Fluently is currently offering free/donation dance classes and dance parties via zoom, as well as private virtual dance lessons.

Join them for the weekly virtual dance party craze! Camera on or camera off, you decide, but have your popcorn ready because they are gonna put on a show for you Friday night! 7pm – 8:30 PST

More information here!