A sign outside the Yelm Pizzeria La Gitana on March 23 signifies just another change in our usual lifestyles brought about by COVID-19. Until further notice, restaurants in Washington are not allowed to serve guests for sit-down meals, but must only offer take-out meals.

The Nisqually Valley News is providing space in print and online for local businesses to get the word out about their adjusted operating hours and services in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and associated closures. Send messages of 200 words or less to nvnbusinessbriefs@gmail.com to be included both in each weekly edition and online at yelmonline.com. The deadline for each edition is 8 a.m. Tuesday. 


Yelm Pizza Hut Ready to Serve You 

“Your Yelm Pizza Hut is a locally owned and operated restaurant that has served the Yelm community for over 20 years.  We are open daily at 10 a.m. for carryout or delivery. Starting Tuesday,  March 31, we will be offering a Large three-topping pizza on hand-tossed or thin crust for just $9.99. We offer curbside pickup, contactless carryout, and contactless delivery! You can trust that we are following a strict set of procedures to keep you and your family safe.  We hope you’ll give us a call, or order online at pizzahut.com!”  


Nelson Mathis, district manager



Tahoma Valley Golf Course Offers Chance to Socially Distance, Have a Great Meal 

“Tahoma Valley Golf Course along with our bar and grill are committed to safely serving our community throughout this period of upheaval. Join us for a relaxing round of golf or have something to eat. Give the restaurant a call for an order to go. Our take-out menu is available on both our Facebook page and website, www.tahomavalleygolf.com. Call in orders to 360-960-8180.  We thank you for supporting our local businesses. Our golf staff is ready to help you socially distance yourself. A great walk in the fresh air. Join us for a round of either nine or 18 holes. Kids walk and play free with a paid adult daily. The course and restaurant open at sunrise. For tee times, call 360-458-3332 or book online. Long known as one of the driest courses in the Puget Sound, Tahoma Valley is a hidden gem. Our golf professionals are available to assist in buying your new equipment and lessons. The restaurant, Tahoma Valley Bar & Grill, has fabulous golf course food. In other words, Tahoma Valley has everything you’ve been looking for, and at a great price. Come out and give us a try! You’ll be so glad you did!”


Thanks again,

Dave Kendall, PGA GM

Tahoma Valley Golf Course


Pizzeria La Gitana Yelm Offers Curbside Pickup, Delivery 

“My name is Alin, manager at Pizzeria La Gitana Yelm. We are open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. doing curbside pickup and deliveries for Yelm city limits. Also, we are trying to fulfill orders from out of limits people of Yelm, McKenna, Rainier and Roy being as flexible as is possible. Call 360-400-2929 or visit pizzerialagitana.com to learn more.”

Alin Stanciu

Pizzeria La Gitana Yelm and Olympia 


Stump-Grinding Business Ready to Serve 

Our stump grinding business depends on customers calling and scheduling onsite work. Fortunately we work outside which allows for social distancing. We cover the I-5 corridor from Vancouver to Seattle. With so many folks staying home, there is no congestion on the roadways, which is great — just the way it was 30 years ago. We do the elbow bump with customers and try to not exchange paper and cash, preferring running credit cards on our Square app. We are getting fewer customers but leads keep coming in and folks are scheduling. which keeps our business afloat. Now that people are home more they see their stumps more and want them gone. We are offering discount prices to help out too!”


Ted Sparkuhl

Sparkuhl Stump Grinding LLC




Shine Specialties and Promotions Working Hard to Help Neighbors 

“As we all navigate these uncharted waters of precautions and quarantines, many small businesses are going to have to close altogether or severely modify their way of doing business. Please continue to support your local businesses any way you can. We at Shine Specialties & Promotions are of no exception.To protect our employees and our clients we have temporarily shut our doors to public access. We are still available to serve you by phone at 360-400-6006. You can also contact us on Facebook and through email at shinespecialties@gmail.com. We have already lost revenue as schools closed, sporting and other events cancelled, and now our bars and restaurants have affected us as it has others. We want to help people in our community in any way we can. In addition to donating supplies where we are able, we are also offering our businesses assistance in the form of directions and /informational signs, banners or flyers to help with their change in doing business printed at a discount. We also still have suppliers serving us from here in the states with helpful items you can brand and give away such as hand sanitizers, wipes, Kleenex and so much more. Please be kind to one another and may God’s peace be upon you always. Have A Blessed Day!”


Lori Shine

Shine Specialties and Promotions


Quiznos Yelm Among Restaurants With Meal Options


“To our customers, friends and neighbors:

During these challenging times, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our customers and employees. With that in mind, our store will remain open for takeout, pickup and delivery orders. As of now, there will be no delivery fees on any order. And as a reminder, you can download the Quiznos App, and place a delivery order or a pick up order, from the app. Call us at 360-400-SUBS. 

All the best. 


Quiznos Yelm


PTL Hardwood Floors LLC

Hi, I’m Joshua Crossman, owner of PTL Hardwood Floors LLC and soon to be open PTL Flooring located at 310 Railroad St NW, Yelm. If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you will see how much we love hardwood flooring. We’ve been strictly a hardwood flooring only company since 2004 but to better serve our local community I decided to branch out and offer other floor coverings such as tile, carpet and the new waterproof flooring options.  I’ve lived in the Yelm area for almost 40 years and love it here. That is why I have invested my life savings into opening a flooring store in Yelm. Now people can shop locally for when they need new floors.  I also want to keep local installers working locally so that they didn’t have to travel long distances to find work. (We are looking for quality minded floor covering installers to complete jobs for us.) I am looking for local contractors as well who need to purchase floor coverings. No need to travel to Tacoma or Olympia when I can bring in what you need and you can pick it up right in the heart of Yelm. Contact us at ptlhardwoods@gmail.com.”


Thank you,

Joshua Crossman

PTL Hardwood Floors LLC

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