Downtown Hillsboro is “Open for Business”

Hillsboro is open for business

A ribbon cutting for more than 60 retail, restaurant, and personal services businesses in Downtown Hillsboro celebrates Washington County’s revision to “Moderate” COVID-19 Status

Hillsboro mayor, Steve Callaway, declared that Downtown Hillsboro is “Open for business!” during a ribbon cutting this morning. In partnership with the City of Hillsboro’s Economic Development Department and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership (HDP) hosted the event to congratulate Hillsboro businesses on their tenacity and shares their hope for a successful recovery from the pandemic.

After almost a year of COVID-19 closures, limited occupancy, and the public’s impression that local businesses were not open for business, the new Washington County “Moderate” status allows businesses to implement the following:

  • Indoor dining: to increase to 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is smaller.
  • Outdoor dining: to increase to a maximum of 150 people, including individual dining pods. Maximum party-size of eight people.
  • Indoor recreation and fitness: increase to 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is smaller.
Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway cuts a red ribbon in declaring Hillsboro is open for business.
Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway cuts the ribbon in celebration of the businesses in Downtown Hillsboro.

Mayor Callaway also proclaimed that more businesses opened over the last 12 months than business that closed. These new businesses to downtown Hillsboro include:

  • Arcade 2084
  • The Venetian
  • Mamancy Tea Co.
  • Rustic Rendition
  • Carts on Main

Additional new businesses in Downtown Hillsboro include salons, barber shop and tattoo shop.