With Plumas County fully into the state’s Stage 2 reopening, a variety of businesses are resuming service. We asked them to share their current plans, including hours and efforts to comply with social distancing orders and sanitation, resulting in this eclectic list, with bookstores, flight instructors and more. If you want your business to be included, send pertinent information to [email protected]
Editor’s Note: The Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce supplied a list of Eastern Plumas eateries with their hours and other information. That list has been posted separately on this website.
The Iron Door: The Iron Door in Johnsville will reopen June 12 by reservation only. The restaurant will be open six days a week, beginning at 5 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays. Owner Bonnie David said the restaurant is adhering to guidelines and has reduced seating from 86 to 46.
Grizzly Grill: The Grizzly Grill is open six days a week, closed Tuesdays. Co-owner Randi Collier reports that the restaurant has been busy since reopening with roughly half of the orders to go, and the other half dine in. They have implemented a number of changes to maintain social distancing and sanitation protocols. The most difficult adjustment has been in wearing face masks for the a full evening of service, particularly on busy nights.
Beckwourth Airport: Phil Sih has reopened his flight training business by appointment and Kevin Schumaker is open for aircraft mechanical work at Beckwourth Airport, resuming his regular hours. Sih said they wipe down the airplanes using 70 percent isopropanol and keep windows open. “Flying really is more an outdoor activity than anything else so it’s not as if you’re in a store or office all day,” he said.
Crescent Country in Crescent Mills is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 284-6016.
The Forget-Me-Not Thrift Store: The Forget-Me-Not Thrift Store in Chester reopened as of June 3. The current hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Forget-Me-Not is part of the non-profit Sierra Hospice, a Volunteer Hospice program that serves the greater Lake Almanor area. Donations of goods are accepted, with approval, during normal business hours. All donations are tax deductible. Customers are welcome to shop inside the store if they are wearing masks and observing social distancing. One-way shopping, hand washing stations, and other PPE and protective measures have been taken to keep customers, volunteers, and staff as safe as possible during this crisis.
Gather Home: Gather Home, a new home furnishing store & design center in Chester is open Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4.p.m. Open 24 Hours online at www.gatherhome.shop and via Facebook with quick response times. As far as new Covid procedures, we are following the Plumas Order of Masks for all employees anc clients until we can gladlylift that requirement. We are also providing a Clean Shop Promise as a Stearns & Foster Mattress Dealer. We are providing pillow shields and mattress shields for people to lay on/try out mattresses in the store. These are disposable — thin, needle-punch non-woven fabric to provide clients with clean demo mattress to try out. These will continue to be used at our store even after the Covid precautions are lifted. We are also offering in-home delivery. We are wearing masks and gloves to protect our clients and our staff.
The Lake Almanor Fitness Center: The Lake Almanor Fitness Center management would like to thank all our members for their continued support during these unusual times. As you are aware, due to local and state government requirements “to shelter in place,” our facility has been closed since March 19. During this time and with the anticipation of Garn Pringle’s retirement, we have been involved in negotiations with a local family to purchase the gym. We would like to reassure members that they do plan to re-open once new guidelines are in place for the safety of our members and Plumas County allows fitness centers like ours to begin operation. Once LAFC re-opens, all outstanding paid membership prior to our closure will be honored and everyone will be welcome back. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.
Mary Cheek, CPA: The professional accountancy corporation is now open to the public, to drop off or pick up tax returns, notary services, bookkeeping, accounting and payroll services. Clients are asked to wear a mask if they are meeting with us. Appointments suggested, but not usually required at this time. The firm is located on Willow Street in Chester.
The Downtown Barbershop reopened under new ownership May 28. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10a.m. – 2 p.m.
Quintopia: Quintopia’s patio at the taproom is open for customers to enjoy dine-in beer and food. The taproom inside remains closed, but curb-side to-go service is still available. Entry to the patio is via the patio gate — there is ample signage explaining the required etiquette for patio use, both state/county mandated, and our own preferences. A face covering is required to be worn to enter our patio area. It can obviously be removed for drinking and eating, but must be worn while ordering, moving around, or using the restroom. We have removed some tables and chairs and spaced the remainder appropriately. Service is conducted via the sliding windows between taproom and patio. All drinks and food are served in disposable containers. One restroom (now unisex) is available inside, one person at a time. We ask that to-go order patrons do not use the patio to wait for their order, given the limited occupancy; we’d like to keep space and tables free for dine-in guests at this time. Packaged beer is strictly to-go only. The hours of operation are: Wednesday to Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
The Bargain Boutique: The Bargain Boutique Fine Thrift and Gifts on Main Street will reopen Monday, June 1. The store will be open from Monday through Saturday from 11a.m. to 4 p.m., though hours depend on the availability of the volunteers. Special sale to be held the first and second week. Call 283-4345.
Quincy Pharmacy: Our doors are back open for our regular business hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We do ask patients to wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from other customers. Our entire staff is wearing masks at all times. If a patient doesn’t have a mask, or would prefer not to come into the pharmacy, we are still offering our curbside pickup services and free home delivery. We are continuing to sanitize surfaces and work spaces between patients, and on a regular basis. We sanitize all of our medication order totes before they enter the pharmacy. We are doing our very best to keep our customers, staff and community as safe as possible!
Barn Owl Books: Barn Owl Books and Feather River Outdoors will be opening on Tuesday, May 19. We will be following all county guidelines and recommendations for face coverings and social distancing. The maximum allowable COVID capacity for our combined space is 11 customers. Our hours will be Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
New To You 2: New To You 2, selling gently used and new children’s clothing and accessories, has reopened with a few guidelines in place, which we have posted on our door. Hours now are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We will not be renting any items at this time or doing any special orders. Unfortunately, as directed, we also will not be buying from our customers until the situation is better under control. We are here today because of all the support our beautiful community has shown us and all the other small businesses.
NAPA Auto Parts: The NAPA store in East Quincy is now back to our regular hours. Monday – Friday 8.a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed on Sunday. We also have face masks on sale at $1.27 each.