DC Businesses Open for Pick-Up

District Pilot Expands to Include Card Shops, Florists & Salons

Window display at Fairy Godmother Children's Books and Toys (319 Seventh St. SE). Serving Hill kids for more than 25 years, the store began offering pick-up during the pandemic.

Many Hill businesses are re-opening for front door or curbside pick-up this week after they were approved for the COVID-19 Educational and Academic Retail Shops (EARS) Pilot.

The pilot grants waivers to local educational and academic retail shops to do curbside and front door pickup. All sales must be advance purchases made online or by phone.

The stores were approved for a waiver, demonstrating protocol for employees and customers. They also have agreed to share data and information with us about their operations to help the District get information about reopening and ensuring safe operations.

The pilot started with a focus on educational supply shops, including those selling books, games, toys, craft and office supplies. It has since expanded to allow card shops, florists, sundries and beauty supply stores to apply for the EARS waiver. Salons and barber shops selling beauty supplies can apply too, but only for the purpose of curbside or at the door pickup of supplies.


Hill businesses granted a waiver include:

Capitol Hill Books, 657 C Street, SE, www.capitolhillbooks-dc.com

East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, eastcitybookshop.com

Fairy Godmother Child Books and Toys, 319 7th Street, SE, (202) 547-5474

Groovy dc Cards and Gifts, 321 7th Street, SE, groovy-dc.myshopify.com

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE, (curbside pick-up only) www.labyrinthgameshop.com

Marie’s Beauty Supply, LLC 1012 H Street NE, www.mariebeautysupplies.com

Politics and Prose, 70 District Square SW, 1270 5th Street NE (Pickup “grab and go” only) www.politics-prose.com

Solid State Books, 600 H Street NE, solidstatebooksdc.com

Learn more about the Educational and Academic Retail Shops (EARS) Pilot or Apply for EARS Waiver Today by visiting coronavirus.dc.gov/ears