Columbia Neighbors Launches Shop & Dine Local

Maggie Barrows
December 16, 2020

Today we launched Shop & Dine Local, a resource for finding locally owned restaurants and shops in Harlem and Morningside Heights. With Shop & Dine Local, we hope to encourage a deeper connection between Columbia students, faculty, and staff, and the locally-owned small businesses that help create Harlem's rich and varied streets and culture. Shop & Dine Local will also serve as a means to promote those local businesses, and enrich their relationships with Columbia. As so many small businesses have struggled a great deal during the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that this will provide a valuable service to connect residents of Morningside Heights and Harlem to the institutions that are providing food, services, and goods in their local neighborhoods.

In addition to Shop & Dine Local, Columbia and Columbia Neighbors support our local businesses a wide array of programs including the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center, the Harlem Local Vendor Program, and this summer's Columbia Emergency Loan Fund for Small Businesses

Make sure to check out Shop and Dine Local before you shop for gifts and decide where to dine with loved ones this holiday season.