How to Support Local Service Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

Small and local service businesses are among the to feel the consequences in times of uncertainty . While many businesses may choose to remain open, most will see a decrease in sales.  You don’t need to leave the safety of your home to support these local businesses; many are now offering modified services and virtual services.  We also encourage you to purchase gift cards directly from the business, for use at a later date.


A & S Realty
Locally-owned business.
271 Newbury

Currently closed to public, but providing virtual & video showings for clients.

Boston Duck Tours
Copley Place

Season opening moved to May 1.

Gift cards are available here.

Century 21 Cityside
575 Boylston St. #3R
Family-owned business.

Currently open, modified hours 10am-5pm

Special Services: Phone and video conferencing are available for clients

Century Bank
437 Boylston Street
Family-owned business.

Lobby is closed until further notice, but other locations with drive up windows are open regular hours.

French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough Street

Currently closed
Reception staff can be reached via phone (617.912.0400): Mondays, 5 PM – 9 PM; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 AM – 9 PM; and Fridays, 9 AM- 5 PM, during this time.

Special Services: Online resources, online French classes, online events

Memberships are available here.

Gibson Sothebys / David Sampson Group
Small business.
277 Dartmouth Street, Suite 2

Currently closed to the public; open on a client-by-client basis

Special Services: Can show property to prospective buyers virtually. Can advise and council through Zoom meetings.

Prettyology Academy
Locally-owned business
18 Newbury Street

Open remotely.

Gift card are available here.

School of Fashion Design
Locally-owned business.
136 Newbury Street

Currently closed.

On-line registration for summer, fall and Teen Clinic Classes is now open.

Small, locally-owned business.
116 Newbury St 2nd floor

Currently Closed

Special Services: Customized home hair color kits, to bridge your color until we reopen.

Gift cards are available here.