Be sure to support Guttenberg and Garnavillo businesses

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Garnavillo and Guttenberg welcome you to patronize their businesses. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

By Caroline Rosacker

It is now more important than ever that area residents support their local businesses. Due to recent concerns over the spread of Covid-19 many area retailers and restaurants have had to re-think how they serve the public.  

On March 17 Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan. 

Significant steps were taken requiring social distancing and limiting community spread of Covid-19 by implementing temporary measures including moving restaurants to drive-through, carry-out, and delivery-only and closures of certain entities such as bars and recreational facilities. Further measures were taken to include beauty salons, massage and spa services, clothing, shoe, gift and furniture stores. 

Many Guttenberg and Garnavillo restaurants and businesses that are deemed necessary have decided to remain open. The following is a list of  advertisers and their updated services. 

Bill's Boat Landing

Bill's Boat Landing, located at 101 S. Front St., Clayton,  is open for business Tues. and Wed. 3 - 8 p.m.; Thurs. 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 8 p.m.; Fri. 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Bill's is offering curbside pickup, carry-out and delivery to Clayton, Garnavillo, McGregor and Guttenberg. Management said, "Mention the ad for a $1 off a dinner item of your choice. Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for our daily specials and full menu. Give us a call! We want to hear from you!" For additional information or to place an order call 563-964-2112. 

Bootleggers River Tavern

Bootleggers River Tavern, located at 36835 Noble Rd., Highway 52 South, Millville, is offering curbside pick up, carry-out and limited delivery. Bootleggers hours have temporarily changed. They are now open Sun. - Thurs. 11 a.m. -7 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. "During the pandemic we are offering a free domestic tall boy or can of soda with each entree or pizza purchase," said the owners. Bootleggers' full menu can be found on their Facebook page. To place an order call 563-252-7775. 

Clayton Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar 

Clayton Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar, located at 100 N. Front St., Clayton, is open Fri. and Sat. at 4 p.m. for carry-out. For additional information or to place an order call 563-964-1100 or find them on Facebook. 

Community Savings Bank 

Community Savings Bank, located at 502 South Highway 52, Guttenberg, is open for business. Their lobby doors are locked, but services are available at their drive-up window. 

Community Savings Bank is an FDIC state chartered community bank, established in 1910. Community Savings Bank has a proven track record of innovative products, understanding clients' needs, and a high level of customer satisfaction. A spokesperson said, "We are proud of our 100 years of history. We welcome your questions about the bank and how we can work together to meet your financial goals."

Community Savings Bank has 11 convenient locations throughout Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, and Linn counties. The Guttenberg branch is open Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For additional information call 563-252-1048.


Connie's Apparel

Esser's Menswear and Connie's Apparel, located at 502 S. River Park Dr., Guttenberg are open by appointment only. Matt Esser, store owner, said, "We are on lock-down, but if you need a pair of work boots or a custom T-shirt or an item from our large selection of men's and women's apparel, shoes and accessories, we are here – one person at a time." Shoppers are encouraged to call or e-mail Matt to make an appointment. Call 563-252-2095 or 563-419-5435 or e-mail

Garnavillo Auto & Tire 

Garnavillo Auto & Tire, located at 609 S. Main St., is open for business as usual. The full-service auto and truck repair center has a car wash bay and 24-hour pump. For additional information or to schedule your next appointment call 563-964-2356. 

Garnavillo Mini-Mart

Garnavillo Mini-Mart, located at 609 S. Main St., is open for business Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sun. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Mini-Mart offers carry-out chicken, fries, sandwiches, take-and-bake pizza and appetizers. For additional information call 563-964-2005. 

Ihde's AC Delco Service Center

Ihde's AC Delco Service Center, a proud member of the Bumper to Bumper Certified Service Center, located at 301 S. Main St., Garnavillo, is open for business Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat. 7 -11 a.m. "We're still here for you! Same as always!" said Lynn, Todd and Kay. For additional information or to schedule your next appointment call 563-964-2186.  

Kevin Leliefeld Accounting & Tax Service

Kevin Leliefeld Accounting & Tax Service, located at 606 S. River Park Dr., Guttenberg, is open for business as usual. Leliefeld said, "We will take office appointments, mail and e-mail. Federal filing deadlines have been extended to July 15, 202, including contributions to IRA and HSA. Iowa extensions have been extended to July 30, 2020.  We will help you keep your tax dollars." 

Leliefeld Accounting and Tax Service is open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. - noon. To set up an  appointment call 563-252-1211 or e-mail

NAPA Auto Parts

NAPA Auto Parts, located at 1026 S. Fifth Ln., Guttenberg, is now open for business. NAPA is your trusted source for automotive parts, accessories and know how for your car, truck or SUV. The new location is open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m - noon. For additional information call 563-252-9000. 

Thoma Dairy Bar

Thoma Dairy Bar, located at 103 S. Main St., Garnavillo has been serving the community since 1948. They are open for carry-out Sun. - Fri. from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sat. 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Dairy Bar’s daily specials are posted on their Facebook page. For additional information or to place an order call 563-964-2212 or find them on Facebook. 

Top Gun Collision Center 

Top Gun Collision Center, located at 607 S. Main St., Garnavillo, is open for business. “Here at Top Gun Customs and Collision Center we are taking steps to ensure both our staff and your families are safe. We are offering free touchless drop-off, pick-up and delivery, including after-hours drop off — in addition to sanitizing all vehicles, both before and after repairs are complete,” said Bodish. “We also want to take a moment to say thank you to our community’s essential employees. We will work to prioritize your repairs to get your family back on the road again.” For additional information or to schedule an appointment call 563-964-9899.

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