This page will serve as a resource for area updates, business operations changes, and other information during the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes and updates will be made as quickly as I can make them. I may not always be aware that a change has occurred, so please plan to call ahead to all establishments to confirm if they are open and any changes in their hours of operation.
March 25th Update 2: At the 2 pm Governor Tim Walz called for a “Shelter in Place” or “Safe at Home” order for all of Minnesota starting on Friday, March 27th at 11:59 pm. This means that all non-essential travel, including shopping, should cease for two weeks from March 28th-April 10th. After that, he is calling for continued social distancing (what we have been doing up until this point) for an additional 3 weeks from April 11th-May 1st. Beyond that, he is calling for social distancing to continue for high-risk populations.
March 25th Update: As of this morning the grocery stores in Grand Marais are operating as curbside pick-up or deliver only. Please scroll down to see the ordering information and delivery rotation for the stores. More information coming soon. As far as we know, all other grocery stores in the area are still operating with in-person shopping.
March 22nd Update: Governor Tim Walz has stated numerous time during press conferences this week that all non-essential travel should halt. For this reason, we will not be listing any lodging availability. If you are needing to travel to the shore for essential travel, or are unable to cross the border to return to Canada and need a place to stay, we recommend you contact your employer or Visit Cook County for assistance with available lodging.
March 16th Update: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced the closure of most public gathering spaces in Minnesota to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This closure includes restaurants, bars, fitness centers, theaters, and more. During this time, dine-in options at your favorite North Shore restaurant will not be permitted. However, during the COVID-19 closure, curbside pick-up and delivery will be available at many restaurants and bars along the North Shore. If you are able to, consider purchasing a meal to enjoy with your family at home from your favorite restaurant to help them out during these trying times.
***To avoid the spread of germs, please plan to pre-pay with a credit card. Many restaurants are requiring this!***
Here is the current, known list of restaurants, bars, and shops offering services at this time. Updated April 1, 2020 9:53 am.
GRAND MARAIS GROCERY STORE DETAILS
Gene’s Foods, Johnson’s Foods, and the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op are now operating as curbside pick-up and delivery only. Curbside pick-up will be available during regular store hours and deliveries will be scheduled on specific days. This means you must call ahead with your orders and either schedule curbside pick-up or delivery on the appointed day. For all three prepare to pre-pay via credit card, they will not accept cash payments. Johnson’s and Gene’s will accept checks. SNAP and WIC benefits will also be accepted.
Trail Center on the Gunflint Trail has converted their restaurant and convenience store into a grocery store for Trail residents.
Here are the details for each store:
Cook County Wholefoods Co-op
Call In Your Order: 218-387-2503
Email Your Order: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking Lot Pick-Up Hours: Daily, 10 am – 6 pm
Deliver Days: Tuesday and Friday
Gene’s IGA Foods
Call In Your Order: 218-387-1212
Email Your Order: email@example.com
Parking Lot Pick-Up Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm
Delivery Days: Wednesday and Saturdays
Call In Your Order: 218-387-2480 or 218-387-2819
Email Your Order: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking Lot Pick-Up Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7:30 am – 7 pm
Deliver Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Call In Your Order: 218-388-2214
Email Your Order: Please Call
Parking Lot Pick-Up Hours: Daily 11 am – 5 pm
Delivery Days: Upon Request For Gunflint Trail Residents
Group Pre-Orders with Hungry Hippie Tacos, Crosby Bakery, Java Moose, & The Big Lake!
Limited Menu Options, See Facebook For Details: Hungry Hippie Tacos | Crosby Bakery | Java Moose | The Big Lake
Pick-Up in Grand Marais: Thursday – Saturday Noon – 2pm
Delivery to Lutsen & Silver Bay: Fridays
COOK COUNTY (Grand Marais, Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Gunflint Trail, Grand Portage):
Bucks (Store) | Grand Marais | In Store and Curbside Pick-Up Available Monday – Saturday 7 am – 6 pm and Sunday 7 am – 5 pm | 218-387-2280
Chicago Bay Marketplace | Hovland | Calls For Hours and Options | 218-475-2253
Clearview General Store (General Goods, Grocery, Gas) | Lutsen | Open and Stocked During Regular Business Hours | 5323 Highway 61 | 218-663-7478
Crosby Bakery | Grand Marais | Continuing Delivery to Cook County Co-Op, May Add Curbside Pick-up | 218-370-1417 | Call For Options
Dairy Queen | Grand Marais | Available for Take-Out Orders Daily From 10:30 am to 9 pm | 218-387-9809 | Menu
Grand Marais Municipal Liquor Store | Grand Marais | Curbside Pick-Up Monday – Saturday From 11 am – 7 pm | 218-387-1630
Grandma Ray’s | Grand Marais | Curbside Pick-Up Daily Noon – 9 pm | 218-387-2974 | Call For Menu, Specials on Facebook
Gunflint Mercantile (Fudge, Candy, Confections, Store) | Order Online For Curbside Pick-up During Regular Business Hours | Order Online
Hungry Hippie Tacos | Offering Limited Menu Item to Pre-Order for Curbside Pick-up on Thursday-Saturday | Order Through Facebook, Options Change Weekly
Isak Hansen’s Home & Hardware | Lutsen | In-Store or Curbside Pick-Up Available Monday – Friday 7:30 am-5 pm, Saturday 8 am-3 pm, Sunday 9 am-2 pm | 218-663-7201
Lockport Marketplace & Grill | Store Open 7 am-8 pm Daily and Grill open 7 am-2 pm for Pick-up Daily | 218-663-7548 | Call For Menu
Lutsen Liquor Store | Lutsen | Curbside Pick-Up Only Available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 11 am – 3 pm | 218-663-7370
My Sister’s Place | Grand Marais | Available for Take-Out Daily 12 pm – 8 pm and Deliveries Daily 4 pm – 8 pm| 218-387-1915 | Menu
Rebel Girl’s Community Minded Catering | Grand Marais | Continuing Regularly Schedules Meals Monday and Thursday | 218-387-4998 | Menu
South of the Border | Grand Marais | Takeout Orders Available 8 am-1 pm Daily | 218-387-1505 | Call for Menu
Subway | Grand Marais | Order Online for Curbside Pick-up During Regular Hours | 218-387-9279 | Order Online
Stone Harbor (Store) | Grand Marais | Curbside Pick-up and Online Shopping Available 10 am-6 pm Daily | 218-387-3136 | Online Store
Sven and Ole’s Pizza | Grand Marais | Curbside Pick-up and Delivery Available Sunday-Thursday 11 am-8 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am-9 pm | 218-387-1713 | No Menu
Temperance Liquor Store | Schroeder | In Store Shopping and Curbside Pick-Up Available Monday-Saturday From 10 am – 6 pm | 218-663-0111
The Big Lake (Store) | Grand Marais | Order Online and Pick-up Curbside Until Further Notice During Normal Business Hours | Order Online
Tofte General Store & Bottle Shop | Tofte | In-Store Shopping and Curbside Pick-Up Available Monday – Saturday 8 am – 7 pm and Sunday 11 am – 6 pm | 218-663-7288
Trail Center | Gunflint Trail | Restaurant and Store Closed- Converted Into a Pick-up Grocery Store Daily 11 am – 5 pm | 218-388-2214
Voyageur Brewing Company | Curbside Growler (Beer) Pick-Up, No Food, Daily Noon – 6 pm | 218-387-3163 | Beer Menu
Wunderbar Eatery and Glampground | Grand Marais | Offering Donation Based Meals Daily, Pick-Up on the Patio. Take What You Need, Leave What You Can | 218-877-7655 | Menu
LAKE COUNTY (Two Harbors, Scenic Drive, Beaver Bay, Silver Bay):
Betty’s Pies | Two Harbors | Curbside Pick-up Available Monday-Friday 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm | 218-834-3367 | Menu
Blackwoods Bar and Grill | Two Harbors | Available for Curbside Pick-up During Regular Business Hours | 218-834-3846 | Menu
Dairy Queen | Two Harbors | Open “As Always” For Take-out Orders Daily 10:30 am – 8 pm | Regular Menu is Available
Do North Pizzeria | Two Harbors | Available for Take-out and Delivery During Regular Business Hours | 218-834-3555 | Menu
Louise’s Place | Two Harbors | Takeout for Pasty Thursday, 11 am-3 pm Only | 218-834-2176 | Menu
Jimmy’s Pizza & Ice Cream Shoppe | Silver Bay | Delivery and Pick-up Options Available During Regular Hours | 218-226-4142 | Menu
McQuade’s Pub and Grill | Available With Limited Menu Items for Curbside Pick-up During Regular Hours | 218-834-9190 | Available Menu on Facebook
Northwoods Family Grille | Silver Bay | Curbside Pick-up and Delivery Daily 11 am – 6 pm, Limited Menu | 218-353-6060 | Menu
If you will be open in any form during the closure please contact us with the information and I will add you to the list