News from Downtown Auburn


Downtown Auburn BID is a state designated district of residents, business & property owners, organizations and government entities. By means of advocacy, marketing, promotion, event planning & collaborative efforts, the BID is committed to enhancing the appearance, economic viability and quality of  life of the downtown Auburn community.

Trash/Recycle Schedule

BID is assisting property owners & tenants follow the City’s recycling program. This week is GLASS, METAL, PLASTIC & PAPER. Please dispose of contained trash & recyclables properly to keep downtown clean. NO personal trash or BLACK BAGS please, and dispose trash after 5PM

For info: Chuck Mason, City Clerk 
315.255-4101 or

Thank YOU for Your Support

We are so grateful to those that have been able to continue to support our downtown businesses.

Huge kudos to the business owners, for being creative and resourceful with the delivery of their products & services. We applaud you all, please keep going!

Whether it’s ordering food & beverage take-outfrom the eateries & breweries, buying gift certificates, making donations to cultural & entertainment venues and showing support through memberships, from our reports back, it is making a big difference! Thank you!

During this life pause, supporting our fellow residents, local businesses & community stakeholders is an investment in everyone’s future quality of life.  


Drawing for Downtown Employees

BID is running a weekly drawing to support employees in our District. Each Friday, we draw four names for $25 gift certificates redeemable at 40 downtown businesses. Please message name, address, email address & place of employment on .



Cheers to the winners of this week’s Downtown BID gift certificate drawing. They are Paul Fenzl from Prison City Pub & Brewery, Adina Neuman from C-K Family Dental, Luciana Torous owner of 3Leaf Tea and Tom Nardella from Auburn Public Theater. Please Facebook message us name, address, email & place of employment for next week’s drawing. Big thanks to Mark’s Pizzeria for donating five more certificates for a large pizza & topping!

To purchase certificates visit:


Positive Messaging on Business Windows

Board members of the Finger Lakes Arts Council are partnering with downtown BID businesses to decorate their windows with positive images & messaging. If you are interested, please email


Funding Opportunities

The Fred L Emerson Foundation COVID Response

Organizations can submit a request for operating support, or any other acute need caused by the current crisis. Please submit a letter explaining your circumstances & need with detail measures to address these needs & other support received and/or sought; and submit your most recent financial statements. Requests may be emailed to:

Cayuga Community Fund & United Way of Cayuga County 
are offering support to non-profits serving county residents financially impacted by coronavirus. Grant applications have no deadline. To donate to United Way visit:

2020 Census

Taking the 2020 Census is the perfect at home activity. Many government funding streams rely on our numbers. Please do your part and make sure everyone is counted, and remind family, neighbors, friends & colleagues to submit their info.


Sharing is Caring

We hope our listing encourages you to support our businesses now! Also, please check their websites, social media and comment, review, post & share to keep them all top of mind. Collaboration is key to us riding this out together.



Angelo’s Pizza is open Sunday – Thursday, 11AM – 10PM, Friday – Saturday, 11AM – 11PM for take-out & delivery, call 315.252-7911.

Domino’s Pizza is open daily for takeout & contact-less delivery, call 315.252.4440or visit

Dunkin’ Donuts is open daily 4AM – 2PM for take-out & delivery, call 315.258.0051or visit

Gusto Italiano is open for take-out with free delivery Monday – Thursday 10AM – 9PM, Friday 10AM – 10PM, Saturday 3 – 10PM, call 315.252-8710 or visit

Historic Grounds Coffee is open for take-out Monday – Friday, 7AM – 2PM, call ahead to order 315.702.4280 or visit Frontline workers enjoy a 10% discount!

Little Caesars Pizza is open daily 11AM – 10PM for take-out, call 315.252.6300 or visit

Mesa Grande Taqueria is open for pick-up & $15 minimum delivery Monday – Saturday 11AM – 9PM, Sunday Noon – 8PM. 

Moro’s Table & Moro’s Kitchen are offering family-style dinner entrees, sushi & beverages with no-contact pick-up at 28 Jordan Street, Skaneateles back packing lot. Call 315.685-6116 or visit

Next Chapter Brewpub is open for food & beverage take-out & curbside $25 minimum delivery Thursday – Saturday 4 – 7PM. Purchase their “make at home” kits for mixed drinks & pizza, and all wine & spirit bottles 25% off. Call 315.271-2739 or visit

New China Royal is open for online ordering & take-out Monday – Saturday 11AM – 10PM, Sunday Noon – 10PM. Call 315.258-9888 or visit

Octane Social House is offering a daily smoked entrée & side for pick-up or delivery between 3 – 5PM for $10 each, message them the night before by 7:30PM on Facebook: . Thanks to Octane for delivering dinner to Auburn Police Department in gratitude for their service.

Osteria Salina is open for take-out & delivery via DoorDash Tuesday – Saturday Noon – 8PM. Order their family-style Easter menu by Saturday and get a 10% discount.
Call 315.258-9070 or visit /.

Prison City Pub & Brewery is open for online ordering & daily dinner specials
4 – 7PM, for pick-up at their pop-up tent on Dill Street & delivery 11:30AM – 7PM. Riot of Crows releases today 4/9/20 at 4PM! Call 315.604-0763 or visit .

Pure Market & Eatery is open for take-out from 10AM – 4PM Monday – Friday and 10AM – 3PM on Saturday, with daily lunch specials and a well-stocked food case.

Easter catering orders taken until 6PM today 4/9/20. Call 315.702.8108 or visit

Provisions by Pure is providing local meal delivery, right to your door Tuesdays – Thursdays or pick up at the Market, visit

Shep’s Brewing Co. is open for growler & can sales for pick-up and curbside delivery Thursday 4 – 6PM, Friday 4 – 7PM & Saturday 3 – 6PM. Text 315.406-6498or email Garrett with your order & time for pick-up.

Speedy Café is open 24 hours for grab & go supplies, call 315.253.9116.

Subway is open Monday – Saturday 7AM – 12AM, Sunday 9AM – 12AM for online ordering, take-out & delivery via Uber Eats, call 315.253.4507 or visit .

Thirsty Pug Tap Room & Bottle Shop is open for fresh stocked bottle & can sales and curbside pick-up from Tuesday – Saturday 3 – 7PM. Text 315.224-9053 or visit

3 Leaf Tea is open Monday – Saturday Noon – 5PM with curbside pick-up. Try their new blend at home smoothie kits. Order on the 3 Leaf Rewards App, call 315.255-1022 or order online

Underground Bottle Shop is open for online and in-store wine & spirit sales for pick-up and $60+ minimum delivery Monday – Wednesday 11AM – 8PM, Thursday – Saturday 11AM – 9PM, Sunday Noon – 6PM. Call 315.252.5696 or visit /.

Wegmans is open daily for in-store & online shopping, curbside pick-up & Instacart delivery 7AM – 10PM. Call 315.255-2231 or visit .

Wilds’s Eats & Sweets is open Tuesday – Thursday 3 – 9PM, Friday – Saturday 11AM – 12AM, Sunday Noon – 9PM for take-out & delivery of menu items, wine slushies & beverages, call 315.252.8035 or visit



Auburn Public Theater is providing free performing arts content via Facebook Live & Watch Parties, their e-newsletter & YouTube. Their next Facebook Live event is Saturday, April 11 at 7PM, Poet Howard Nelson is doing a reading from his home, to soothe and lift our spirits. Though the content is free donations & memberships are encouraged & greatly appreciated. 

Visit Cayuga County Office of Tourism’s Curbside Cayuga page for a listing of County eateries offering carry-out & curbside delivery, and also links to attractions, wineries, historic & cultural sites and organizations hosting virtual events.

Thanks so much to those who contributed to support future music performances at Moondog’s Lounge. We’ve raised $8K+ click through to help reach goal. 

Rev Theatre Co. staff & volunteers are making face masks for medical professionals. They’ve donated 300+ to Auburn Community Hospital, join the effort!

Seward House Museum is offering virtual programming & tours. Every Thursday at noon enjoy a virtual Seward related program, plus videos & site updates. Though the content is free donations and memberships are encouraged & greatly appreciated. 



Holiday Inn Auburn Visions Hotels is offering discounted rates for frontline staff, patients & family and extended stays through May 2020. Regular stay is $58+ per night and extended stay is $50+ per night with a 7 night minimum. They also offer home office hotel rooms that are professionally cleaned & quiet, with free Wi-Fi for $45 a day. To book contact Deirdre Dieter 716.860-6190


MEDIA: Buy Local GIFT CARD Directory

The Citizen is connecting local businesses & their loyal customers by simplifying buying gift cards – both for businesses on pause, to use later – and for open businesses, to use now. Check out this new Buy Local one-stop shop. It’s absolutely free to join, businesses just fill out a short form.

Teddy Bear Hunt

The Citizen & sponsors are asking community members to place teddy bears in the windows of their businesses & homes for families to photos of while walking or taking a drive. Upload photos to to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Teddy Mountain. 



Regenerations is offering virtual shopping experiences, tour their stock of furniture, home accessories & more to find that unique piece or gift you’ve been looking for.

West & Company Diamonds is open for appointments, online meetings, communication via e-mail, or call 585.748-7329.
Staff will do curb-side delivery to your home & all orders have free shipping.



CENTRO Bus has discontinued service from Auburn to Syracuse & Moravia due to safety concerns. They are temporarily waiving rider fares. For updated info and schedules please visit



East Hill Family Medical Center continues to welcome new patients, without general practitioners, and for urgent medical care. Telehealth options are available. For all requests for service, please call 315.253-8477.

St. Mary’s Church is posting their Holy Week worship services to YouTube
at Tune in Good Friday at 3PM, Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 7:30PM, and Easter Sunday at 9AM. The church is open for private prayer, with social distancing in effect, 7AM – 6PM daily. For more info visit

Westminster Presbyterian Church is offering virtual Sunday services on their Facebook page. To join in visit /

YMCA-WEIU is asking members to please maintain their membership during this pause, so they can be ready to serve and help our community get back to a sense of normalcy afterwards. Visit Facebook for daily doses of positivism & videos

Zen Den Studio is now offering a class a day, via a private YouTube video link. Sign up using your Mindbody account.   Videos are up for 24 hours to participate at your convenience. Shorter, free videos are posted throughout the week to promote wellness. Call 315.702-8003 or visit 



 Cayuga Economic Development Agency Microloan

Take CEDA’s business survey

Cayuga County businesses, Cayuga Economic Development Agency is here to help. CEDA Specialists are providing free & confidential assistance. Reach them by email, the home page contact form, or by calling 315.252-3500 plus extension. CEDA & SCORE are also offering ongoing education webinars & videos to help educate businesses on opportunities & resources.

Samantha Frugé x223
Derek Simmonds x232
Danielle Szabo x231


Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce 

The Chamber is hosting various virtual networking events, join their Happy Hour tonight at 4:30PM and Coffee Break at 9:30AM Friday. 

 CARES Act Summary

Paycheck Protection Program Checklist

Verizon Small Business Assistance 

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund Apply For Aid

Empire State Development’s Workforce Reduction Guide

US Small Business Administration Loan Program 

USBG Support for downtown businesses & bar staff.

Empire State Development 

NYS Business Council 

Better Business Bureau 

America’s SBDC 


COVID-19 Triage Hotline at Upstate: 315.464-3979

Cayuga County Health Department

Cayuga County Mental Health

US Department of State

Governor Cuomo’s press conferences

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization



On a bright note, the City of Auburn will receive additional CDBG assistance to address COVID-19 economic recovery needs. City departments continue to provide services as possible online or by phone. For updates & info call 315.252-2555 or visit

Cayuga County departments continue to provide services as possible online or by phone. To contact the Office for the Aging, call 315.253-1226. To contact the DMV, call 315.253-1241. To contact the County Clerk call 315.253-1271. For more info visit

The Equal Rights Heritage CenterDowntown Auburn BID and Cayuga County Office of Tourism staffs are working remotely. To reach ERHC call 315.258-9820 or, Downtown BID call 315.252-7874 or visit, and Cayuga County Tourism call 315.255-1658or visit



Downtown Auburn has made huge strides in the past 10 years, with historic building renovations, upper story living, new boutique retail shops, eateries & breweries, a thriving live music scene, plus 25+ annual events, family & wellness offerings, the Owasco Riverfront trail and public art installations. Please do your part to support and keep the positive momentum going until this passes.


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