Help Main Street Survive Social Distancing!

Social distancing is hitting our small businesses hard, and the last thing old Ellicott City needs is another smack by Mother Nature.

But fear not — you can support your favorite Main Street business by buying gift certificates now to be redeemed later, or by shopping on line from the safety of your home.

Here’s a list of our businesses that would love your help!

Ballet Conservatoire — you can purchase gift cards from Ellicott City’s official ballet company by telephone at 410-696-1346.

EC Pops — Ellicott City’s home grown popcorn shop offers gift cards over the phone. Call 410-750-7677.

Gloss Hair Studio — plan ahead for some post-social-distancing “me time” with a gift certificate to Gloss, available online at

LaPalapa — everyone’s favorite Main Street Mexican place sells gift cards in any amount over the phone at 410-465-0070 or on-line at

Manor Hill Tavern — dreaming of pizza and brews? Stock up on Manor Hill Tavern gift cards on-line at

Ooh la Lal Hair Salon — make sure you look your best when night life resumes and pick up a gift card online at or by calling 410-465-7700.

Poppy & Stella — the weather will be great when we get back to “normal,” so plan ahead for some fun spring and summer fashion with a gift card to Poppy & Stella, available at

Reclaimed By You — shop on-line for wonderful crafting products by Reclaimed By You at

SW Connections — shop for unique southwestern gifts and jewelry on-line or purchase gift cards at

Sweet Cascades — everyone needs something yummy to share at home, and what perfect yummies to share but chocolates from Sweet Cascades. Shop online at or call the store at 410-750-8422 to place an order or buy a gift card.

Sweet Elizabeth Jane — everybody’s favorite vintage urban girl shop is selling online for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Shop and buy gift cards at

Unusual Company — it will be perfect gelato weather soon enough, so stock up on an Unusual Company gift card at

Wine Bin — plan ahead for post-coronavirus festivities with a gift card from the Wine Bin, available at

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