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Like many other small business owners, the owner of The Essex Market wanted to know how he could help his customers during this crisis. (Photo courtesy of The Essex Market )
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The Essex Market, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook, on March 18 posted this message: “If you have any struggles at all as an elderly person in need or with children’s lunches during school closures, we are here to help...We as restaurants need you now more than ever, but we are also here for you every step of the way. Call and ask to speak with Colt directly and we will help however we can.” Like many other small businesses, the Essex Market is making every effort to step up and serve those in its market, which includes Essex, Deep River, Chester, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and Old Lyme. It’s offering a wide variety of prepared foods and pizza to go, delivery available locally on orders of $30 or more. Curbside pickup and takeout available as well. For more information, call 860-237-4189.—Pem McNerney
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