Niwot businesses are changing hours and services due to coronavirus


March 25, 2020

Patricia Logan

Niwot businesses are staying nimble as each day brings new developments in the fight against the coronavirus. A new page on the business community's website,, has the latest information on when shops and restaurants are open and what services they are providing.

The idea is to support the local economy by keeping potential customers in the loop, according to the town's economic development director, Catherine McHale. "I think we all have to get a little bit clever about how we can continue to support our community and try to have as normal a life as possible within the constraints of what is being asked of us with regard to social distancing," McHale said.

She's encouraging the community to consider local purchases instead of online or other retailers as a way of keeping Niwot's businesses running so they can come out on the other side when the time comes.

Most retail shops have closed their doors, but are encouraging customers to call or email for individual appointments, shipping or holding items aside. Wise Buys Antiques is the exception, continuing with regular hours. The owners say it's easy to practice social distancing in the store.

Niwot Wheel Works is also open, but asks that you call before arriving so they can make sure others aren't in the space. Or, you can have them pick up and drop off your bicycle for servicing.

Niwot restaurants have switched to all take-out and delivery. Pinocchios is offering no-contact pickup. Customers pay online or over the phone then call before they arrive so the staff can put the food outside. Lefty's Pizza is incentivizing customers with a program to get 25% off all future orders and discounts for using the phrase "Niwot Strong." Lucky Pie is offering cooked and take 'n bake pizza. Niwot Tavern has a family dinner special for pickup. See below for a comprehensive list of local eateries still open for takeout or delivery options.

Coffee and tea lovers can still get a cup at The Old Oak Coffeehouse, but they have to use the store's paper cups instead of bringing in their own containers, and baristas will be adding the creamers and sweeteners. Winot Coffee asked for public support of Niwot businesses to help them survive.

The Niwot Market has reduced its hours so the grocery can restock shelves and do extra sanitizing. They are open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. Several other restaurants and businesses emphasized their commitment to sanitary practices and social distancing. Left Hand Animal Hospital is offering concierge services for pet parents. Let them know you're coming and someone will come to your car, get your pet and then speak with you by telephone during the appointment.

The Healing Collective is providing telemedicine appointments so clients can still get attention from the functional and integrative medicine practice.

Sante Dayspa is selling gift certificates, as are some other businesses. It's a way to help bridge the gap until they can provide full service again.

The Shop Niwot passport is still good for online or phone purchases. Customers just need to staple the receipts to their passport.

Along with the Niwot website, customers can check Facebook and other social media to get updates directly from the businesses.

Niwot Tavern

Order by phone or online


Pickup only


Order by phone or online


Pickup or delivery



Takeout or delivery

Sachi Sushi


Takeout only

Niwot Market Deli


Takeout only

Raza Fresca


Pickup or delivery

Lefty's Pizza


Takeout or delivery

Old Oak Coffee Shop


Pickup only

Winot Niwot


Patricia Logan

1914 House is temporarily closed while other Niwot restaurants are open for takeout and delivery.

Pickup only

Fans Chinese


Pickup or delivery



Takeout only


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