Valdese, NC – The Town of Valdese has launched a new web page,, for residents and visitors to explore local Valdese Merchants. The website features categories including: restaurants, retail, services, and more. Under each section you can find information and links to the local merchant’s online sites.

The website was launched amid the COVID-19 crisis to ensure ease of access to information regarding operations of these local businesses. “Advertising our local businesses amid this pandemic has become a huge priority to us,” states Community Affairs Director, Morrissa Angi. “We realize how devastating this may be for many small businesses around the country, and we want to do our part in supporting and advertising our local businesses.”

Many Valdese restaurants are offering delivery, and curbside pickup options, to ensure safety of all citizens and employees while continuing to operate during these uncertain times. But it’s not just the restaurants who continue to show resiliency through this pandemic, many Valdese merchants have continued to operate through online sales, delivery, and curbside pickup and purchase options.

Several of our local businesses have also partnered to provide shoppers the opportunity to support Valdese merchants during this time. We encourage our community to support our local businesses now more than ever – buy gift cards for future use, shop online and order food from our restaurants to go. “We have an amazing variety of businesses downtown and we sympathize with the hardships they are enduring through the COVID-19 pandemic. Take the time while you are home to visit their businesses online and if you can’t support them financially with a purchase, share their specials or site with your friends and family,” Angi stated. provides a one-stop website to explore all locally owned businesses, making it easier to shop small.