Downtown Districts

Support Vermont. Buy Local.

There is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, and a handful of states and cities have closed bars and restaurants in an attempt to slow down the spread of the virus. Not only are small business owners worried about the future of their establishments, but servers, bartenders, cooks and retail employees are also worried about how they will pay bills for the next few weeks.

We wanted to share what Vermont Downtown Districts are doing in the midst of COVID-19 reaching Vermont.

Here, you will find a list of the Downtown Districts of Vermont. On their web pages you'll be able to see what stores are temporarily closed, what stores have remained open, and most importantly, how you can help! Will Highlight Your Business for Free is a website where Vermont’s retail, restaurants, and personal service providers can include their business information for free for customers to find them easier and help support their favorite business. The site is run by Junapr Communications who created it as a pro bono/volunteer project with Brad Robertson, Ted Adler and the teams at Union Street Media and Scout Digital VT. The site is designed to make it easy to shop, takeout or donate to Vermont businesses who had to close their doors or significantly alter the way they did business.

This is a great opportunity for businesses to include their information for FREE advertising.

If you want to be added to, fill out this spreadsheet with your business’ pertinent information and we’ll send the list to Junapr for them to post.


Here are some ways you can help support local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic:

Find your favorite stores near you!

Downtown District COVID-19 Updates

Downtown Brattleboro Alliance - All Downtown parking fees suspended 

The Church Street Marketplace in Burlington

Wilmington Works

Town of Windsor Update

Middlebury Vermont

Bistol Core 

Montpelier Alive

Downtown Rutland Business Updates and Small Business Resources

Downtown Winooski

Revitalizing Waterbury

Districts Websites

Better Bennington Downtown

Bellows Falls Downtown District

The Town of Poultney

 Hartford Vermont

Brandon Vermont

The Barre Partnership

Randolph Area Community Development Cooperation

Vergennes Downtown

St. Johnsbury Vermont

Newport Vermont

St. Albans Downtown Vermont

Stowe Vibrancy

Great Ideas from Across the State:

Wilmington Has a Deerfield Volunteer Sign up form for their Community to find Volunteers and a Deerfield Assistance Form if you need help.