Special Statement on Supporting Local Businesses
Many Galena Country businesses have had to totally change the way they operate during this pandemic. It is more important than ever to support these local establishments. Purchase a carry-out meal or delivery, buy gift cards to use on a later date, book future experiences, leave positive reviews on TripAdvisor, Google, and social media channels. Please note the important health updates from our local and state leaders listed below. Then, do what you can to stay healthy and support small businesses in our community.
COVID-19 Response updates and information
We are closely monitoring all updates from the CDC, the City of Galena, Jo Daviess County and the State of Illinois regarding the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety of our stakeholders and visitors is our highest priority.
As health officials learn more about the COVID-19 virus, the overall consensus is to be aware, be prepared, stay informed and practice healthy habits and preventable actions, including social distancing.
Below is a list of helpful informational links:
- IL Dept. of Public Health Daily Press Releases
- Jo Daviess County Health Department Website
- Jo Daviess County Health Department Facebook Page
- City of Galena COVID19 Resource page
- Galena Gazette COVID19 news coverage and information (free)
- NWIL Economic Development – state grant and loan assistance
- Galena Chamber of Commerce COVID19 Resource page
- Jo Daviess County Transit assistance operating for those in need
- Illinois DCEO COVID19 Business Resources
- NEW Jo Daviess County Small Business Stabilization Grant Program – Applications due 5/15/20
Note: Jo Daviess County Transit riders are required to wear masks on all of our transit vehicles.
Helpful blogs to read:
- Experience Galena Country from Home
- Local Love in Galena Country
- Cooped Up Couples in Galena Country
Many restaurants in the area are offering convenient curbside pick-up or delivery service to your home. This is a great way to experience the different flavors of Galena Country at the same time as supporting local restauranteurs at this difficult time. For a full list of offerings, visit Galena’s Dining at a Distance page. *Restauranteurs, please submit your updates to this page: https://bit.ly/3bGvWmi. As of May 29, restaurants are permitted to open their outdoor dining areas for seated dining with social distance restrictions in place.
Beer, Wine & Spirit Offerings
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co: Curbside pick-up, in-store retail sales, and outdoor seating.
Fergedaboudit Winery: Curbside pick-up
Galena Cellars Winery (downtown Galena): Curbside pick-up Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m
Galena Brewing Co: Growler sales and refills Tue.-Fri. 4-7 p.m & Sat. noon-7 p.m.
Grape Escape Cocktail Bar: Curbside pick-up
Jamies Wine Studio: Curbside pick-up Fri.-Sun.
Massbach Ridge Winery Tasting Room: Retail sales only Fri., Sat. and Sun. Noon – 5 p.m.
Massbach Ridge Winery Vineyard: Open daily for curbside pick-up
Pecatonica Beer Co. Tap House: Growler sales and refills Sat. 3-5 p.m.
Rocky Waters Winery: Call to order
** Food and beverage pick up and delivery times may vary, please call location for further information.
As of May 29, non-essential retail stores are permitted to open their doors to customers with social distance restrictions in place. Many stores also offer curbside pickup and the following stores offer online shopping service:
Bangles & Bags
Country Crafts & Sports
Elle & Becks
From Head to Toe Sportswear
Galena Brewing Company-Apparel
Galena Candle & Bath Company
Galena Canning Company
Galena Cellars Winery
Galena Garlic Company
Galena’s Kandy Kitchen
Galena Spoon Company
Grateful Gourmet Co.
Great American Popcorn Company
Jane Marie Boutique
Knot’s a Problem
Massbach Ridge Winery
Millenium Bar & Marina
Mean Bean Coffee Roasters
New Earth Animals
River Bend Gallery
Rustic River Finds
Simply Elegant Boutique
Spice and Tea Merchants
The Feathered Nest
The Neighborhood Trading Co.
Trolley Depot Coffee
Vignettes of Galena
Galena Brewing Co.: Open 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri. & Sat. Noon-7 p.m.
Hermanos Latinos II Mexican Store: 245 N. Main St., Galena. Open Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. & Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
La Unica Mexicana Grocery Store: 218 N. Commerce St., Galena. Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Pat’s Country House Grocery
Sullivans Foods: Open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily
Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly: Open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Walmart, Galena: Open 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily
Galena Country event postponements and cancellations can be found here: visitgalena.org/events-calendar
Sand Prairie, has opened its Wi-Fi hotspots for free and added new locations to help make sure everyone stays connected! These “parking lot” hotspots are available to anyone who needs them, whether downloading and uploading schoolwork and assignments, connecting with coworkers while working from home, or staying in touch with family and friends. You’ll find our hotspots in these locations:
- Village of Elizabeth Public Parking Lot – next to the Apple River Fort Welcome Center
- Elizabeth Community Building/Terrapin Park
- Grant Park
- Downtown Galena
- Downtown East Dubuque
Closed until further notice:
Abe’s Spring Street Guest Home
Alice’s Snyder House B&B
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
Chicago Great Western Railroad Depot
Chestnut Mountain Resort
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa – Open from June 12
Galena Country Welcome Center
Galena Public Library
Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
Jail Hill Inn – Open from June 1
Lamberson Guest House – Open from May 29
Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site