To our friends and neighbors in Elk,
Times like this call for creativity and community. As we are trying to heed recommendations to limit person-to-person contact, we have been trying to figure out what this means for us at the Elk Store. We have been struggling between trying to remain open so that we and our employees can pay our bills (even when traffic is already down by over 20%) and continue to serve this community, and recognizing that continued tourist traffic through our business puts our families and this community at risk of infection. We want to do what is best for this community, especially recognizing that many people living here are of retirement age, thus at higher risk of complications and death from the novel Coronavirus. We will need your help to stay afloat during this uncertain time. This is a difficult time of year for small businesses on the coast in normal years. Every purchase you make will help us to get through this. We are counting on Elk.
Beginning on Monday 3/16, the Elk Store will be not be allowing customers inside and we will be reducing our hours to 11am-4pm. We will continue to sell groceries, beer and wine, deli and panini sandwiches. We will be expanding our service to include dinner and grocery deliveries two nights a week to Elk addresses. We also will continue to accommodate special orders of bulk items. We consistently get high marks from the Health Department and will continue to take extra hygiene precautions during this time, including frequent hand washing and regularly disinfecting surfaces.
Groceries: We carry most staples including fresh bread, dairy, beer and wine. To place a grocery order, call 877-3544. All orders will need to be paid for over the phone with a credit card. You can pick them up out front or have them delivered (see below). Special orders of bulk items can usually be accommodated, orders will have to be placed on Monday by noon.
Deli: Please visit our website for our deli sandwich menu. We will also be firing up the smoker for dinner options on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Please check our website for updates and menus as options will change from week to week. Dinners will need to be ordered the day before so we know how much food to prepare. This Saturday the first dinner will be pulled pork, baked beans, and potato salad for $20.
Deliveries: We can deliver groceries and personal items, deli sandwiches, and dinner on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Deliveries will begin at 4 pm. Please call the store before noon to place a delivery order. We will deliver to Elk addresses and charge a $20 delivery fee (minimum purchase $30). All orders will need to be paid for in advance over the phone by credit card.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we figure out how best to support our families and community. We will try our best to accommodate your needs. Check our website as things may change.
Elise, Sean, Dominic and Vincent Ferrarese and the staff at the Elk Store.