How our local retailers and restaurants/bars are operating
(updated 09/03/20):

Retail Business NameCOVID-19 Information
Nicole2Jane BoutiqueWeb:, Facebook and Instagram: Nicole2Jane Boutique. Offering free shipping right now.
St. Edward FloralOperating as normal. Masks are not required. Can take orders on any of these platforms: or
Instagram: stedward_floral or call (402) 678-3334
Sal’s ShoppeOperating as normal. Masks are not required. Shop online here: Facebook: Sal’s Shoppe
Instagram: salsshoppe
Albion ThriftywayMasks are recommended, but not required. Offering deliveries and curb side pick up. For ads, coupons, recipes, and more information visit: Phone: (402) 395-2017 Facebook @AlbionThriftyWay
Barn Wood & Brush StrokesBeginning Aug. 7, temporaily closed until the fall and Christmas season.
BomgaarsRequest that customers maintain social distancing. Normal operating hours. Curbside pick up is available upon calling the store at (402) 395-2500. For flyers and specials, visit:
Cedar Valley LumberOperating as normal. Phone: 402-395-2048 Facebook: @CedarValleyLumber
Creative Window DesignsOperating as normal.
Patriot’s LandingFully open and operating as normal, but can do much of the business over the phone, email, social media. Curbside pickup is available. Check out the new website at Phone: 803-968-3941
Facebook at
Dollar General

Senior Store Hours are designed to allow some of the most vulnerable neighbors the ability to shop during the first hour that our stores are open to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods. We will continue closing an hour early for the time being to allow employees to clean stores, restock shelves and care for their own well-being. Masks required.

Fringe & SkinOperating as normal. Masks are required. or online:
Gragert’s Shur SaveOperating as normal. Facebook:
Jarecki’s Lawncare & GreenhouseOperating as normal. Will be opening green house this spring. Still doing lawncare. For questions or to schedule services, call (402) 395-6194.
Jean’s Custom FramingJean’s Custom Framing is back operating full time with regular hours. Tues.-Fri. 9-5:30, Sat. 9-12:00. Closed on Monday. Call or text 402-741-0460, email: or PM me on
Leifeld’s FurnitureOffers flexible hours to accomodate more customers at this time. Closed over the noon hour to make quick deliveries and tasks. As customers need the carpet cleaner/extractor, and “Capture Dry” to protect their environment, it can be taken to their vehicles and deliver or repair.
Currently, the website is being professionally updated. Call (402) 395-3387 or email to place orders.
Loco’s Designer T’sOperating as normal. Accepting orders via phone, 402-395-2666 or by email, or on Facebook, LoCo’s Designer T’s & More.
The Dotted DaisyStore is closed, but if anyone needs anything they can message the store on Facebook to work something out.
Mission Possible StoreOperating as normal. Face masks are optional. Social distancing is recommended. Facebook: Phone: (402) 395-6627
Timeless Floral, Rentals, and DecorOperating as normal. Masks are not required. Offering curbside pick up and in-town delivery if requested. Web: Facebook: timelessfloralrentalsanddecor Phone: (402) 395-2430
NAPA Auto PartsOperating as normal. Phone (402) 395-2169 Web:
Albion NewsOperating as normal. Masks are not required, but social distancing is appreciated. Print and e-edition versions of newspapers are available every Wednesday. Also check out website,, and Facebook posts every week. If you have positions available for employment, please consider advertising them in the Albion News. We place Help Wanted ads weekly on our website and the statewide employment website: Customers can also call (402) 395-2115 to make orders for office supplies. Offering delivery or curbside pick up, as well.
Bethscheider’s MarketOperating as normal. Offering in-town delivery and curbside pick up. Face masks are not required, but social distancing is encouraged. Phone 308-358-0480
Leifeld’s HardwareOffering curbside pick up. More information:
Petersburg Building & SupplyOperating as normal. Face masks not required. Call (402) 386-5207
Rae Valley MarketOperating as normal. Face masks are not required. Delivery and pick up are available. Phone: (402) 386-5771 Facebook:
Werts’ GWMasks are optional and the store practices social distancing. Otherwise, operating as normal. (402) 678-2661 or email For more information, visit or
Restaurant Business NameCOVID-19 Information
3C’sRearranged seating to accommodate social distancing and have also placed tables outside. Face masks not required. Delivers meals in Albion to senior citizens that wish to have meals delivered to them and staff wears a mask when delivering. Call: 402-395-6334.
Albion Country Club 
HWY 14 Brewing Co(402) 395-8733.
Pizza HutOpen 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Currently, Pizza Hut is still at half capacity and can only seat 6 people per table. Booths are marked off for social distancing and tables are 6 feet apart. Delivery and drive thru services are available. Phone: (402) 395-6281 and Facebook: @PizzaHutAlbionS2ndSt
RunzaCurrently, Runza is at 50% capacity and following social distancing guidelines. The restaurant is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phone: (402) 395-2511
SubwayNow open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Masks are not required, but they are requested. Social distancing is also being implemented for dine-in. (402) 395-6135 Web:
The J Sports Bar & Grill

Open for dining in and also have drive-thru and delivery if requested. Face masks are not required, but still trying to maintain social distancing.
402-395 6408 

The Stirred Pot402.843.6334 |
Time Out BarHours vary.
Country InnOperating as normal. (308) 358-0623. Facebook: @cedarcountryinn
Frey’s Pub & GrubOperating as normal, but with new hours. Open Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Open Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (308) 358-0412 Facebook: @FreysofCedar
Knotty PineRunning at 50% capacity during remodel with a grand opening slated for end of September. We are not requiring face masks, it is optional for customers. Hours and specials listed on social media:
Call ahead to order: (402) 386-5488.
TJ’s Lounge 


The COVID-19 outbreak has been an extremely difficult time for business owners across the world. Now more than ever, it’s critical to support local. We are here for our business owners, please reach out if you are needing assistance navigating through any of these resources, or to discuss a specific business need you may have during this time.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

On May 27, 2020, Governor Pete Ricketts announced four new economic development grant programs that will help stimulate the Nebraska economy as we recover together from the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs are being funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. They are designed to aid Nebraska small businesses by providing working capital; provide retraining for the un- and underemployed; provide new training for business leaders; and increase rural broadband access.

Visit: for grant information.

Nebraska Business Development Center  

Business Resiliency Resources

NBDC seeks to provide you the information you need right now to support you and your business.

Nebraska Department of Labor

This will be beneficial as a resource for employers to assist employees that have reduced hours and are losing compensation due to the impact on the business from the Coronavirus. This also has links to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as well. COVID-19 Resources and Information

Any workers in a non-paid status due to COVID-19 may file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits. Unemployment claims in Nebraska are filed online at

In addition to regular unemployment insurance benefits, employers also have the option of utilizing Short-Time Compensation (STC). The Short-Time Compensation program helps prevent layoffs by allowing employers to
uniformly reduce affected employees’ hours by 10 to 60 percent while permitting the employees to receive a prorated unemployment benefit. For more information, see the information on this page:

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). NBDC will update this site if Nebraska is approved for this Economic Injury Disaster Loan. SBA Press Release: (COVID-19)

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. SBA has put together several resources to help guide business owners.

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Small Business Development Center

Nebraska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Nebraska. The SBDC is using all available local, state and federal resources to help businesses recover and will work closely with communities impacted by these disasters. Our services include:

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Nebraska Procurement Technical Assistance Center(PTAC) is providing free, confidential assistance to Nebraska businesses. Our services include:

  • DUNS Number Request
  • System for Award Management (SAM) Registrations
  • FEMA Registration
  • Disaster-related Contracting Opportunities

Professional & Organizational Development

Prepare your company to resume business after facing a natural, technological or other disruptive event by enrolling in Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity certificate.

Topics Covered:

  • Disaster impact analyses
  • Hazard and risk management
  • Public and private coordination during events
  • Agency cooperation and communication
  • Continuity and recovery plans
  • Fiscal sustainability

For more information, see Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity.


SCORE COVID-19 Toolkits – SCORE HQ has made toolkits available on the Support Center of resources to support your clients and volunteers. All SCORE COVID-19 Resources can be viewed here.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. CO— is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time.

Assistance for Small Businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Facebook Shop Set-up Guide

BCDA, Inc. Gift Card Program