• Outdoor Dining Options Added to Chesterfield Eats To Go

    May 15, 2020

    Contact: Kathryn Abelt | 804-318-8559 | AbeltK @chesterfield.gov
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    Outdoor Dining Options Added to ‘Chesterfield Eats To Go’
    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — In March, Chesterfield Economic Development, in partnership with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, launched Chesterfield Eats to Go, an online resource to help Chesterfield residents and visitors identify which restaurants near them are open for pickup or delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Using a GIS mapping system format, patrons can zoom-in on their designated area of Chesterfield County, select one of the pinned restaurants highlighted on the map, and retrieve essential contact information for their desired restaurant.

    The website also works on most mobile devices -- allowing residents to transfer the restaurant’s address to most mobile driving apps to ensure safe, and timely travel to pickup to-go orders.

    On May 8, 2020, Governor Northam released Executive Order 61 moving much of Virginia into Phase One recovery under the Governor’s Forward Virginia Blueprint.

    Executive Order 61 allows for restaurants to re-open with limited outdoor dining only. Restaurants can continue to provide food pick-up, delivery, or drive-thru services regardless of outdoor dining capabilities. “Chesterfield Eats To Go” will now include those with outdoor dining options so residents can easily identify those establishments.

    “Restaurants play an essential part in our county’s commercial sector and reopening safely will be an important next step as we move forward”, said Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey. “Chesterfield Eats To Go’ continues to be an important tool in that effort. It makes it easy for Chesterfield residents, companies and visitors to continue to support our local restaurants that have worked diligently through this pandemic to serve our community.”

    More restaurants will continue to be added to the system as their available services are verified.

    If you are a restaurant offering pickup or delivery services but are not currently included on
    Chesterfield Eats to Go or if you are a restaurant that now offers outside dining but are not
    currently included on Chesterfield Eats to Go, please complete the restaurant listing form.

    If the information associated with your business is inaccurate or incomplete, please contact
    Kathryn Abelt with any corrections at abeltk@chesterfield.gov. Requested corrections and
    additions will be made during county business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
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    Chesterfield Economic Development
    804-318-8550 | Fax: 804-748-7609
    9401 Courthouse Road, Suite B, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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  • “Relaunch Chesterfield” Aims to Reopen Chesterfield Businesses


    Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chesterfield Cabinet and Chesterfield County have united to support a coordinated relaunching of the Chesterfield economy.   Relaunch focuses on issues for businesses and elected officials around the county to consider as reopening plans are made. "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to work in conjunction with the Governors’ Covid-19 Business Task Force recommendations as they too begin the work of relaunching Virginia’s economy. 

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" will be developed in partnership with business leaders across a broad array of industry sectors and organizations around the county, including but not limited to the following sections:

    • Health and Safety First/Internal & External Customers
    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Hospitality
    • Arts & Entertainment
    • Healthcare Services
    • Personal Care Service Industry
    • K-12 Education & Childcare and Daycare

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to serve as a start to the conversation for returning more employees and businesses to work, rather than serving as a final, prescriptive set of answers or solutions.

    We are currently seeking participants to work and lead in these individual industry workgroups.  Please submit your information to be considered for an interested industry cluster workgroup by clicking here.    

    Businesses are resilient in creating opportunities to thrive in challenging conditions.  Businesses ability to pivot their business model and allow others to learn from that change is important for the greatest number of businesses to relaunch. By joining efforts and bringing businesses and resources together we have the ability to make adjustments quickly and start commerce sooner. 

    When the Commonwealth is ready to open Virginia, Chesterfield will be ready to open.

    We are looking for 8-10 people for each industry workgroup indicated to develop a framework for success.  Models and examples are already available as a guide from across the Country.  Workgroups using best practices can have the best opportunity for a successful plan.