Downtown Boise Bar Selling Hand Sanitizer To Keep Their Employees Working
Even with some changes made to Idaho's "Stay Home" order, it's unclear when bars in Downtown Boise will be allowed to re-open.
The amended "Stay Home" order is in place until the end of the day on April 30. During the address introducing the new order to Idahoans, Governor Little mentioned that non-essential businesses should spend these two weeks preparing a new operational plan that takes into account how they'll maintain social distance, provide adequate sanitation and protective coverings, offering curbside/delivery service, limit the number of people in their establishment and direct the flow of traffic inside the building.
Unfortunately, nightclubs, bars, dine-in restaurants, indoor gyms, hair/nail salons, entertainment venues and public events are excluded from the plan to re-open on May 1. With that in mind, one Downtown Boise bar has found a way to support the fight against of COVID-19 and provide their customers with something that's in high demand - hand sanitizer.
Beginning today, Amsterdam Lounge is offering drive-up sales of hand sanitizer in three different sizes: 2 oz ($2.75,) 4oz ($5,) and 8 oz ($7.25.) The money they make off the sales will be split between their Employee Emergency Fund and maintaining their costs/bills while the business is closed.
Beginning today, the staff will be outside of the bar Mondays-Saturdays from 12-5 p.m. They're taking safety precautions like wearing masks and sanitizing payment stations between sales.
We've gotten to know so many of the Challenger Hospitality Group employees over the years and some of them are like family to us. If you're still having difficulty finding hand sanitizer for your home or business, please consider using this creative drive through service.