PANDEMIC 2020 – Old Ottawa East COVID-19 Business Status Update

Carol Workun

The COVID 19 pandemic has had a sudden impact on all our lives. The longstanding businesses in Old Ottawa East had already weathered the impact of extensive construction on Main Street during the Main Street Revitalization project, and several new businesses had just opened their doors when the coronavirus struck. More than ever, these businesses need the support of our community.

To that end, the following is an alphabetical list of Old Ottawa East businesses that are currently operating in some capacity. The list is current as of April 5th, 2019, however, changes to the information listed should be expected.

3 Trees – 202 Main Street
Closed, call or email to arrange local delivery to
They hope to have an online store open soon.

Cyco’s Bikes and Blades – 5 Hawthorne Avenue
Open 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. weekdays
and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on weekends.
Only one person at a time in the store, customers are required to use hand sanitizer and door handles are cleaned between customers, staff are wearing gloves and bikes are sprayed down.

Denys Build Designs
Open for online home and renovation design and development consultation – see or email .

The Emporium – 47 Main Street
The store is closed, online shopping available at

Furry Friends Spa and Daycare – 56 Hawthorne Avenue
Open Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., closed on Monday.
Careful monitoring of staff and are sanitizing after every client leaves the premises. Anyone displaying symptoms is asked to call in and cancel their appointment. No cash, e-transfer only.

Gordon and McGovern – 60 Main Street
Open, no further information available at this time.

Greek on Wheels – 3 Hawthorne Avenue
Order and pay online for contactless delivery at and the delivery driver will leave your order at your door.

The Green Door – 198 Main Street
Open Tuesday to Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for pick-up of online orders only.
Order from a selection of frozen items at Payment is online, pick up is from a table outside the restaurant.

Greens & Beans – 137 Main Street
Open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily for take-out only.
A modified menu is being offered that includes falafel, tabbouleh, fattoush and a daily plate.
Orders are in person or over the phone for swift pick up. Call ahead to check the daily menu.

Habibi Pizza & Pies – 62 Main Street
Weekdays open from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pick-up and delivery only. Delivery is through UberEats, SkipTheDishes and DoorDash. Call ahead for in-store pickup.

Happy Goat Coffee – 145 Main Street
Open for online orders only at www.

Kirk Law Office – 34 Hawthorne Avenue
Open as usual

Little Italy Fine Foods – 178 Main Street
Monday to Saturday open 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sundays open 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Offering their full menu for take-out including pizza, meat and vegetarian lasagna, homemade pasta and sauce, meatballs, croissants, panini, cheese, ham, coffee etc.
They are not permitting more than three people in the store at any time and the big front doors are open so no need even to touch door handles!
They will deliver in the community for anyone confined to home.

Main Chiropractic Clinic and Personal Training Centre – 186 Main Street
Open for select appointments only,
please call or text for more information.

Main Hair Cutters – 64 Main Street
Closed at present.

Miche Hair – 29 Main Street, Suite 26
Closed at present.

Mike Galazka Service Centre – 123 Main Street
Open as usual

NU Grocery – 143 Main Street
Tuesday – Friday open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday open 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Sunday open 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.,
Closed Mondays.
Recommend before 10:00 a.m. for seniors and those with compromised immunities.
Only permitting five in the store at any one time and practicing increased hygiene and physical distancing in store.
Cards only, no cash. Express instore pick up (i.e. prepacked for you) and home delivery is available – see for details.

Phat Moose Cycles – 98 Hawthorne Avenue
Closed but online orders may be placed at for pick up at the store.

Physiotherapy on Main – 50 Springhurst Avenue
Open for emergency patients and telehealth-video treatments, details at

Pretoria Bridge Dental – 223 Echo Drive
Closed, but in case of dental emergencies, patients should contact their dentists directly. Phone numbers are available on a recorded message at 613-236-5202.

River Dental – 7 Oblats Avenue
Closed, but open for dental emergencies only. Emergency patients must leave a voicemail message or email at

Scotiabank – 65 Main Street
Open but shorter hours, closing at 3:00 p.m.

Singing Pebbles Books/Café Qui Pense – 206 Main Street
Closed but Singing Pebbles is offering free delivery in Old Ottawa East.
Online orders for books can be placed at or telephone for books, vegan chocolate, crystals, socks, puzzles, cards or coffee from Café Qui Pense.

SJC Financial – 242 Main Street
Open weekdays 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Financial documents can be picked up or dropped off in the front mailbox or transmitted via secure email.
Registration and application forms are available online at

Subway – 164 Main Street
Open weekdays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sula Wok – 184 Main Street
Open for pick up
Monday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Customers are encouraged to phone ahead with orders, for peak times pickup call earlier in the day if possible.
All transactions are outside, can pay by card or e-transfer by phone if you wish.
Only Sula and Andrew are working at the restaurant, thus limiting the number of people in contact with the food.

Watson’s Pharmacy & Compounding Centre – 192 Main Street
Monday – Friday open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday closed.
If you have symptoms or are in isolation you are asked to arrange for someone from outside of your household to pick up your medications or they would be happy to arrange delivery.

Sign up to the Old Ottawa East Community Noticeboard at for updates as available. We regret any errors oromissions in the published list.

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