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April 29, 2020

Restaurants, Retailers, Parks, DMV Offices set to reopen

As the Governor relaxes restrictions on businesses and agencies, our economy is slowly emerging from crisis-mode. Here are businesses and agencies that have recently opened or are now offering enhanced options for takeout or curbside contactless pickup.

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Tombo Grille: Will begin curbside pick-up on Wednesday April 29. You can call ahead after 2pm to place your order, and give them at least 30 minutes to prepare your food. Pickup times are 4pm – 8pm. 803-782-9665. Menu and more here.

Motor Supply: Beginning Wednesday April 29, Motor Supply will offer curbside takeout. They’ll be open from 4pm – 7:30pm. They ask that you call ahead at least 30 minutes in advance of pick-up. 803-256-6687. Click for menu.

Cayce Riverwalk and Timmerman Trail: Now open. All 4 Phases of the Cayce Riverwalk and Timmerman Trail are open. Enjoy more than 20 miles of connectivity for biking, walking, running. Shelters remain closed. More here.

South Carolina State Parks: see more here.

Irmo Chapin Recreation Parks: see more here.

West Columbia Riverwalk: see more here.

O’Hara’s Public House: After being closed for roof replacement, O’Hara’s will reopen on Thursday April 30 for Family-Pak offers. These dinners serve four people and change daily. Upcoming offers: Thursday: Meat Loaf Dinner $24.95 – Mashed Potatoes / Chicken Gravy / Corn O’Brien | Friday: 30 Wings – And Pub Chips $29.95 – Jumbo Grilled Wings / Celery / Up to 3 sauces | Saturday: Chicken Alfredo $29.95 – Served over Fettucine / With Garlic Toast Sunday: Beef Stroganoff $29.95 – Served over Fettucine / With Garlic Toast / Sour Cream See the menu on Facebook or order through ChowNow.

Ethan Allen: The upscale furniture store on Harbison Boulevard is now open, with current hours of 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm. They are practicing social distancing and following protocol for capacity. Call ahead before you visit to confirm that day’s hours. 803-407-1500. More here.

Escapology: After consulting with local government and spending some time behind the scenes making plans, and modifying how they operate to adhere to social distancing and enhance their cleaning procedures, Escapology Columbia will begin running games again this Friday, May 1. Play before May 10 and save 30% with code REOPEN30. Book here.

Oyster Bar: Hankerin’ for some fresh seafood? The Oyster Bar in the Vista is now open for takeaway curbside pickup Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm – 8pm. Their menu is posted on Facebook here. Call in your order and arrange a time to pick it up. 803-799-4484.

South Carolina DMV: Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will expand operations by reopening all 66 branch offices to increase convenience for customers. The additional office openings will allow the SCDMV to service more customers on a daily basis while still adhering to social distancing recommendations. All offices will operate by appointment only which can be scheduled on the SCDMV website at

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Download the Freddy’s App and you can order online, collect rewards points and stay connected! Android app here or for iPhone here. You can now get delivery from Freddy’s through DoorDash (Irmo). DoorDash (Killian Road) and DoorDash (West Columbia).

Belk: The department store chain plans to reopen its three Columbia-area stores on Friday, May 1. The hours are limited to 12pm – 6pm and the store will follow social distancing protocols and limit the number of shoppers in the stores at any one time. More here.

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