Local businesses modify hours based on quarantine recommendations

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Chamber of Commerce encourages citizens to shop local

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Small businesses in Sulphur Springs are continuing to operate. Below are hours of operation, as provided by the Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.

Atwoods- Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to a press release. Free popcorn has been suspended, according to proprietor Brian Atwood. 

Brookshire's- Starting March 14, store hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, according to a release. Brookshire's also requests that their 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗻𝘀. We are asking for your help in honoring this practice and in moving any senior guests to the front of the check-out line throughout the day. 𝗔𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆, Brookshire's will 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝗮 𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟱% 𝗗𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗬 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗻𝘀 in all Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s through May 5, 2020.

Burgers and Fries: Just reminding everyone that we have a drive thru and welcome call in orders.  Our phone number is 903-885-9496 and the address is 208 B College St.

Carter Blood Care: Due to the precautionary measures the nation has taken over the COVID-19 pandemic, the local blood supply has depleted. Patients simply will go without the products that help save their life if the community does not replenish the shelves. There is no option to import blood from any other blood bank. Please come donate Wednesday at Brookshire’s in Sulphur Springs between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. This is not a social gathering as only a limited number of people are allowed on the bus. It is completely safe to donate, and donors will receive a medical screen as required before every donation. 

Chick-fil-A: Effective Monday, March 16, Chick-Fil-A will be closing dining rooms and will offer drive-through service only.  We will continue to take orders via the mobile app and will provide curbside service as well.

Clarion Pointe: Events of more than 50, 100 or 200 are facing mandatory cancelations depending on the city they are held in. According to the Texas Hotel Lodging Association, it’s important to know that hotel rooms are not subject to this standard. A hotel with 50 occupied rooms does not count as an event of more than 50 people. Hotels like our are taking more extreme measures than usual. We are spending more time cleaning each room than we usually do. We are reducing our self-serve breakfast items to limit any potential exposure. Front desk staff members are joining the housekeeping staff to clean and sanitize public areas and commonly touched items. "We take the word 'hospitality' seriously and are going above and beyond normal measures to ensure that our guests have a safe, clean, and comfortable stay at our hotel," hotel staff stated.

Classic Lanes: Classic Lanes will be closed until March 26.

Cody Drug: In an effort to protect our employees so we can serve you in the coming days we are closing our walk in business. Please use our drive through or park out front and give us a call 903-885-2639 or text 903-439-7943 with your prescription needs (name, date of birth and prescription number).

Discount Wheel & Tire of Sulphur Springs has closed its waiting room. As part of this precaution, customers will be asked to pull their own vehicles in the bays and remain in them during the time of service. Please feel free to call ahead at 903-439-0099 and get on their list in order to expedite the process and reduce your waiting time.

Dollar General- Dollar General Corporation announced plans to dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers, as well as amend store operating hours beginning March 17. All stores plan to close one hour earlier than current close times to allow employees to clean and re-stock store shelves. Stores will continue to maintain current opening hours. 

Farmers Electric Co-Op: All Farmers Electric Cooperative offices are closed to public access. Our operations are ongoing, and staff is available for member assistance by phone at 903.455.1715. Further information is available at FarmersElectric.coop.

Fireside BBQ in Birthright is delivering and has a drive-thru. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday  and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Delivery to Sulphur Springs and Cooper is available.

Flippin Printing: Flippin Printing is encouraging residents to shop local. Our Millennium Shopper will publish each Thursday as scheduled and our salespeople be reached at 903-885-9966 or 903-243-5575.

Head2Toe Nutrition- Head2Toe Nutrition has grab-and-go orders available until April 3 and is taking text orders at 903-848-6514. Hours are Monday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Jay Hodge Chevrolet- Dealer resources are used to allow a majority of vehicle purchases to be done digitally. Optional pickup and delivery of vehicles to customers for either sales or service are being used. Customer vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected whether in sales or service. Normal business hours still apply.

Latsons: Beginning Tuesday, March 17, Latsons will be closed to foot traffic but will still be open. You may shop online at Latsons.com, by email at copies@latsons.com (printing) or sales@latsons.com (office supplies), or by phone at (903) 886-2710 (printing) or (903) 885-1553 (office supplies). Latsons will offer curbside pickup at either store or doorstep delivery for businesses.

Lou Nell’s: Lou Nell's is happy to take payment over the phone and deliver to you in the parking lot or offer free shipping straight to your door.

Magic Scoop: The business will close their downtown location for two weeks. The drive through location will be open seven days a week 1-8 p.m. for those that would prefer to abstain from social interaction but still enjoy homemade ice cream.

Miss Behavin: Miss Behavin has changed their hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their downtown and mall locations. The stores are also 50% off.  They are also offering delivery and curbside services. You can continue to shop Miss Behavin online from home at www.missbehavinss.com. Use “good news” in the coupon code to receive 50% off.

Northeast Texas Farmers Co-Op (NETFC)- Farm and ranch centers as well as feed mills remain open, according to general manager Brad Johnson. They have amended hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. 12 p.m.  

ONCOR: Teams are remote working at this time. Public offices are closed.

One Soul Yoga: Closed, plan is to re-open on Monday, March 30 depending on current conditions. Saturday Yoga on the Square is cancelled for the remainder of March, according to proprietor Rachel Finney. Daily live videos are being posted on Facebook so yogis can practice at home.

Plain & Fancy: Starting Monday Plain & Fancy will offer curbside delivery - pull into the driveway off Tomlinson & staff will run your food out to you. For pick up, delivery & now curbside call 903.885.9225 or text 903.951.0288. At this time the store will be open normal hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

Pioneer Cafe: Beginning Friday, March 20, Pioneer Cafe will offer free delivery service within the city limits of Sulphur Springs. The restaurant opens at 6 am. Delivery service hours are 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Curbside pick up will still be available. Call (903) 885-7773 to place your order.

Schlotzsky's: Will be closing the dining room effective March 18. Curbside pickup for phone or online orders is available and the drive-thru will remain open. Their phone number is 903-919-5060.

SMPLSGNL: My team is offering assistance for companies who need remote work technology solutions – even including internet connectivity. Contact information is Kasey Tomasek, kasey@smplsgnl.com.

Starbucks: Starting March 16, dining rooms are closed nationwide and will offer drive-thru service only, according to a corporate press release. 

VF Factory Outlet is temporarily closed through March 27. Interested shoppers are invited to visit online at www.lee.com and www.wrangler.com. Stores Miss Behavin, Bonworth, Studio 9 Hair Design and Good News are still open. 

Wal-Mart- Starting March 19, store hours are 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily, according to posted signage.

What-A-Burger- What-A-Burger will be closing dining rooms and will offer drive-through service only. 

To include your business's modified hours or practices, contact lezley@hopkinschamber.org or news@ssnewstelegram.com

Reporter Tammy Vinson, news assistant Todd Kleiboer, Managing Editor Jillian Smith and Sports Editor Tyler Lennon contributed to this report.