Business owners at the once-bustling Liberty Station were still open Thursday, offering a variety of take-out options while adapting to the temporary mandates ordered as a result of the COVID-19 virus.
Laurie Albrecht, director of the Liberty Station Community Association, said the center’s businesses are among the many affected by recent changes as a result of the coronavirus.
As of Thursday, nearly 300 people were infected in San Diego County and two people were dead as a result of the coronavirus. The fast-spreading disease prompted elected officials to order the public to stay-at-home and restaurants to only serve take-out food.
“We stand united with everyone in our Point Loma community and across San Diego County during this unprecedented time,” Albrecht said. “Liberty Station cares deeply about our community and wants to maintain a safe, positive environment for our patrons, tenants, and team.”
Albrecht said many of the eateries at Liberty Station, such as Five Guys and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, remain open for take-out food. The grocery stores also continue to operate.
“(Were) actively looking for new ways to support local businesses, our latest initiative is to partner with the San Diego Blood Bank to open a temporary blood donor center at Liberty Station,” Albrecht said. “While hospitals have been asked to conserve blood, there are still many people who need blood to continue to live.”
The center is also home to a number of arts and culture groups that are finding “creative” ways to interact with the public, said Lisa Johnson, president & CEO of NTC Foundation.
“The situation surrounding COVID-19 has made it necessary for the Arts District Liberty Station’s small businesses to be even more creative with opportunities,” Johnson said. “We look forward to supporting our local businesses and artists as well as serving the public with a variety of online classes, virtual tours of art galleries, restaurants with takeout and delivery options, online shopping and more.”
Here’s a full list of businesses still open at Liberty Station:
· Vons – Temporary store hours 7AM-9PM. Located at 2495 Truxtun Rd.
· Trader Joe’s – Temporary store hours 9AM-7PM. Located at 2401 Truxtun Rd.
· Moniker General – Open 7AM-2PM for grab-and-go coffee and groceries.
· Five Guys – Online-only orders available for pickup or delivery
· Luna Grill – Take-out available (619-224-5862)
· Nektar Juice Bar – Take-out available
· Officine Buona Forchetta – Take-out and delivery available (619-548-5770)
· Panera Bread – Take-out available via phone or online (619-222-2122)
· Tender Greens – Take-out available (619-226-6254)
· Harbor Greek Café – Take-out available (619-224-3900)
· Issara Thai – Take-out available (619-9550-8500)
· Los Primos Mexican Restaurant – Take-out available (619-224-8226)
· Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company – Take-out available (619-876-5000)
· Ototo Sushi Co. – Take-out available (619-224-0100)
· Subway – Take-out available (619-221-4362)
· Dirty Birds – Take-out available (619-756-7576)
· The Loma Club – Take-out available (619-222-4653)
· Moniker Coffee, Moniker General – Open 7AM-2PM for grab-and-go coffee and groceries.
· Slater’s 50/50 – Take-out available (619-398-2600)
· Solare Ristorante – Take-out available (619-270-9670)
· Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Take-out available (619-269-2100)
For more information about Liberty Station, go to libertystation.com.