South Coast Metro Businesses Adapt to Challenges of COVID-19 and Give Back

SOUTH COAST METRO, Calif., March 31, 2020 – Many businesses in South Coast Metro, Orange County’s Urban Center, are modifying their business because of the challenges of COVID-19 to continue to support their communities, and to serve and reward customers.

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Here’s an update about all things South Coast Metro:

Sean Dezahd, a Broker Associate with Keller Williams Costa Mesa /the California Homes Group headquartered in South Coast Metro, has said that as of March 28, the real estate industry will be listed as an essential service on the Federal list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.

Experian recently donated 12,000 facemasks to a local hospital that were in stock as part of its disaster preparedness in the event of an earthquake.

Banc of California is working with Food Finders to provide over 300,000 meals to our most vulnerable neighbors across Southern California. For the last four years, they have partnered with Food Finders to connect donated perishable food to hundreds of nonprofit pantries and local agencies that serve people in need in order to reduce hunger and food waste across Southern California. They ask others to join them in supporting our communities during this critical time.

With concerts canceled through the end of April, social-distancing culture-seekers have migrated online. With that in mind, the Pacific Symphony has launched a new digital initiative, Pacific Symphony @ Home. While these offerings are distributed across the Symphony’s social media channels, they’re all now also curated on one page — — for easy viewing.

The area’s restaurants have quickly adapted to serving guests in light of restrictions that have closed dining rooms by carefully preparing orders for takeout, curbside pickup or delivery.

Restaurants are delivering orders themselves or working with services like Postmates, DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, Fantuan and others to go from door to table. Some have modified their menus accordingly and have special savings offers.

The Silver Trumpet & Bar restaurant asks that patrons Stay Healthy & Eat Fresh Salads by enjoying freshly made salads like a delicious Cobb salad. They have updated their Take Out Menu, which now features new menu items and prices.

Among the many other trusted restaurants serving food for guests to enjoy at home are Din Tai Fung, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Hamamori Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Temakira, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Pizza Press, Boiling Crab, Blackmarket Bakery, Native Foods Café, Seabirds Kitchen (at The LAB), Capital Noodle Bar, Hashigo Korean Kitchen, Inka Mama’s, Little Onion, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Black Bear Diner, Buffalo Wild Wings, Uroko Café, Royal Khyber, Cold Stone Creamery, Folks Restaurant, Taco Asylum, Umami Burger, Vitaly Caffe, West Coast Fish, PitaPita, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Seasons 52, Flame Broiler (at Metro Pointe), Outpost Kitchen, and COSTA Peruvian Cuisine. Additionally, in addition to providing takeout food service, Karl Strauss joins Salty Bear and Bootleggers Brewery in offering beers to go. The list of participating restaurants is subject to change.

A comprehensive list of restaurants and their contact information is available at Diners can also check the social media feeds of their favorite places.

“It’s encouraging to see how the businesses of South Coast Metro are rising to the occasion during these challenging times,” said South Coast Metro Executive Director Diane Pritchett.


South Coast Metro Alliance is a nonprofit corporation of property owners and major businesses having a long-term investment through ownership and/or long-term leases. As a cohesive group they work collaboratively with a variety of entities including the County of Orange, the Cities of Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, Orange County Transportation Authority, Costa Mesa and Santa Ana Fire and Police Departments.  As an economic development organization, South Coast Metro Alliance markets and promotes South Coast Metro as Orange County’s Urban Center, encouraging businesses to relocate to the Metro.