Business and Community Updates

Chamber staff are hard at work to provide the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impacts to the Saranac Lake Area community. This page will offer information, as recent as we can source, regarding local businesses and community updates. Plus, as an added bonus, we have recommendations to help get you through your cabin fever. This page will get routine updates so be sure to check back in with the Chamber.
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Last updated May 20th, 2020 10:13am



  • Grounded, postponed
  • EatADK, postponed
  • Get a Job! Fair, Postponed
  • Saranac Lake Village Board Elections, postponed until April 28th
  • New York Maple Weekends, canceled 
  • Women's Civic Chamber 4th of July Kiddie Parade, Canceled


  • Blue Moon Cafe - TAKE OUT,  518-891-1310 Also offering basic groceries
  • Grizle T's - TAKE OUT, 518-891-6393
  • Bitters & Bones - TAKE OUT/DELIVERY4pm-10pm Everyday, (518) 354-8270
  • Jrecks - TAKE OUT, 9am-8pm Monday-Saturday, (518) 891-7691
  • Lakeview Deli - TAKE OUT/DELIVERY, 11am-7:30pm Everyday, (518) 891-2101 Business Hours with Store Pick up and Curbside Service available: Monday - Friday: 7:00AM - 7:30PM, Saturday + Sunday: 9:00AM - 7:30PM. Local and Tri-Lake Delivery Update: Saranac Lake Local Delivery available everyday between 11AM - 7:30PM (no delivery fee), Bloomingdale and Gabriels Delivery orders must be placed by 2:00PM. Lake Clear and Tupper Lake Delivery orders must be placed by 3:00PM. Lake Placid + Raybrook Delivery orders must be placed by 5:00PM. $5 delivery fee on all orders outside Village. Delivery Document for Download.
  • Owl's Nest - TAKE OUT/DELIVERY AFTER 5pm, (518) 891-5500
  • Blue Line Brewery - TAKE OUT/DELIVERY, (518) 354-8114
  • Little Italy - TAKE OUT, (518) 891-9000 cash only
  • Nori's - TAKE OUT/Grab-and-Go, 7am-7pm M-Sat., 9-6 Sun., (518) 891-6079
  • Hex & Hop - TAKE OUT, (518) 323-6116
  • La Bella Ristorante - TAKE OUT/DELIVERY, 4:00pm-9:00pm, Weds-Sun., (518) 891-1551
  • Cavu Cafe - TAKE OUT (518) 891-0164
  • Barley Sandwich - TAKE OUT, (518) 619-1000
  • Origin Coffee - TAKE OUT,  (518) 354-8102
  • Red Fox - TAKE OUT, (518) 891-2127 Thursday-Sunday from 4:00pm-7:30pm
  • Borracho Taco - TAKE OUT, Call, place your order, leave your name and they'll give you a time-frame to collect your order. Call as you're walking up to the restaurant and they'll meet you outside to collect payment. Urging everyone to use debit or credit cards if possible. If card payment simply isn't an option for you, let them know when you place your order so they can be prepared when you show up.


  • Blue Line Sports – Offering curbside order pick ups. Please call (518) 891-4680 or email to place order.
  • The Book Nook – Home delivery and pick-up by appointment; call or text between the hours of 10AM-6PM (518) 354-8439,
  • The Village Mercantile - Closed to in store shopping after 3/19/20. An employee will be  there from 10-2, Tuesday thru Saturday, to serve as a personal shopper over the phone if anyone needs items from the Store. This includes all of their products, not just those offered on e-commerce. Customers can also leave a voicemail which will be returned asap. They will make local deliveries and offer curbside pickup as well.  518-354-8173. You can also shop on the e-commerce site directly at
  • Compass Printing Plus - Accepting orders by phone, email or via the website 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. They will work with you to arrange for your pick-up or our delivery. Will continue to accept pre-paid FedEx envelopes and packages for Express and Ground shipping. Please call ahead to arrange for drop-off. Can be reached by phone at (518) 891-7050 or by email at They also have a fax machine and will fax your documents while you wait outside.
  • Coakley Home & Hardware - Still open with reduced hours in-store and for curbside pick-up. Call 518-891-8161 or order online here.
  • Woods & Waters - Shop temporarily closed to unrestricted traffic. They will be at the shop during regular business hours so you can call 518-891-1110, email, or send them a message on Facebook to place an order which they will then bring to the door. For purchases requiring in-person paperwork, they are limiting the shop to one customer at a time.
  • St. Regis Canoe Outfitters -Providing curb service, mail orders and guidebooks. Used boats for sale here. Shuttles, lightweight canoe, kayak and camping gear rentals and reservations six days a week from 10-5 daily except Sundays.

Wifi Hot Spots

  • Skate Park
  • Riverside Park Band Shell
  • Mt. Pisgah - need to park close to lodge; Password: 12345678
  • Saranac Lake Free Library - just need to be near the building


  • Aldi's - Online ordering, curb side pick up, and potential delivery. Click Here. In-person store hours are restricted for restocking and cleaning. In-person shopping is ongoing.
  • Nori's - Offering curbside/parking lot delivery to your car, (518) 891-6079,
  • Tops - Special hours: open Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00am-7:30am for people 60+ years of age ONLY. Potential restricted hours for restocking and cleaning. In-person shopping is ongoing. Online ordering here.
  • Saranac Lake Farmer's Market - Orders available online and curb side pick up will occur from 10-12pm each Saturday. Order online HERE.
  • Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry - Remaining open and will continue food deliveries. Pick up can happen Saturdays from 1-12pm. Special pick-up March 24th 10-11am.
  • Hannaford - Beginning 3/24. Tuesday through Thursday mornings from 6-7am will be reserved exclusively for customers 60+ and individuals identified by the CDC as being high-risk. Regular store hours temporarily changed to 7am-9pm
  • Price Chopper - Every day 6am-7am reserved for seniors and and individuals identified by the CDC as being high-risk.


Franklin County

  • Franklin County Department of Health, call center to provide information on COVID-19 and all of the resources affected and/or been made available, (518) 481 - 1111
  • Department of Motor Vehicles - Malone and Saranac Lake offices are closed.
  • Franklin County Office of the Aging is working remotely. Meal sites have been closed. Our Home Delivered Meal program is still in operation at this time. Those who attended congregate lunches are able to begin receiving home delivered meals. If you know an older adult (age 60 or older) whom is in need of home delivered meals, please contact our office. (518) 481 - 1635
  • All public transportation routes are closed until further notice

Essex County

  • Essex County Department of Health, important updates and announcements
  • Department of Motor Vehicles - Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga offices are closed.
  • Department of Social Services is still OPEN for ALL county residents, see the following post for more information
  • Mental Health is continuing services to ALL county residents using telephone and video conferencing means; face-to-face services are very limited, call before arriving at the office, (518) 873 - 3670, 1 (888) 854 - 3773
  • All public transportation routes are closed until further notice

Things To Do

The Wellness Loft is now open. Check them out for live, at-home yoga, barre, and other fitness classes.

Pendragon Theatre - offering a “Germ-Free Season” of streaming play readings, virtual productions, and alternative performance formats.

The Wild Center - Take a sit on the wild side. You may not be able to physically walk around The Wild Center, but you can enjoy it all from the comfort of your home with their virtual tour: Also bringing you fun, innovative and educational content weekdays at 12pm EST while you’re at home. Wild Center educators and animal care staff will be sharing animal encounters, behind-the-scenes looks, projects and activities you can do in your own backyard. (via Facebook Live)

Historic Saranac Lake's Wiki - You may not be able to head down to Historic Saranac Lake to get your local history fix but that doesn't mean you are totally secluded from our history. Check out their Wiki page to discover Saranac Lake's past:

Google Arts & Culture allows you to take a look inside many museums around the world:

The Metropolitan Opera - Watch an opera! Since they’ve had to cancel performances, The Met is streaming a different opera for free every night. It starts at 7:30 and is available for 20 hours:

Do you just miss sports so much? Try listening to a sports podcast! I don’t sport, so I can’t recommend a particular one, but there are plenty.

Read a book! The library may be closed but they will soon be posting Story Time on their Instagram and Facebook accounts. They are also soliciting others to video themselves reading a story and they'll post those too. Submission can be sent to:,,

The Libby app allows you to input your library card and access ebooks available through your library.

And don’t forget - the Outdoors isn’t canceled! You can always go for a stroll or get ambitious and take on a more challenging hike.

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