Coronavirus Update From Our Founder

24th Mar 2020

Dear Citizens of the Republic,

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With the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, I wanted to update you on some changes we’ve made at Cherry Republic since my last post to you on March 13.

First, please know that Cherry Republic continues to value the trust both our customers and employees place in us, and we take this responsibility seriously. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, whether it be directly through the illness itself, or through their changing work and school schedules, home routines, or the cancellation of community activities.

Caring for Our Employees

We are taking extra precautions to ensure our employees and their families stay safe. We will continue to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updated guidelines.

Our Website is Open for Business!

We realize the importance of spreading joy and sharing a piece of Michigan at this time, so we are offering free flat-rate shipping on any order over $50 through April 30, 2020. While some suppliers and parcel carriers are experiencing delays, we're working with them to responsibly manage the evolving situation. Although these changes have caused shipping delays, rest assured that we are working hard to get your Ruby Red Morsels of Joy shipped out to you as quickly as possible!

Retail Locations and Restaurant

For the safety of our staff and customers, our six retail locations and our Cherry Public House restaurant are closed through April 14, 2020.

Operation Cheery Cheer

Last Wednesday March 18, we announced Operation Cherry Cheer. From now through May 17, 2020, we will send one free gift box to a special recipient who you nominate. Please tell us about those in your community who need their spirits lifted or who should be recognized and appreciated for going out of their way to help others. If you would like to submit a nomination, please fill out the form here, And if you can, include a photo of the person or group you are nominating.

At Cherry Republic, everything we do is with a heartfelt commitment to sharing the vital spirit of cherries and Northern Michigan with you. Thank you for being at the heart of what we do.

Bob Sutherland