Updates on the COVID-19 Emergency

An Online Selling Solution for our Local Businesses: LiveShop Inc., an e-commerce platform to enable local shops to sell easily to their local buyers, has decided to offer their platform to all businesses who wish to sell online, or are able to sell curbside, at no cost! With social distancing and stay-at-home directives in place, local businesses have been particularly hard hit. During these trying times, LiveShop has been dedicated to keeping local business running strong.  Any business owner can use their online platform to do business without their usual fees—other than credit card fees—until further notice. For more info visit LiveShop, Inc.

A GoFundMe Solution to support our Local Community: A GoFundMe Campaign has been started to support our Mills-Peninsula Medical Center doctors, nurses, techs, secretaries, phlebotomists and scribes who are working tirelessly at the emergency room here in Burlingame AND to support our Burlingame restaurants and their workers through this challenging time. Please visit Meals for Mills/Restaurant Rescue to learn more!

Single Use Bag Regulation Change: Burlingame has suspended enforcement of its single use bag regulations during the current COVID-19 emergency. This means that essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and take-out and delivery restaurants will not be required to charge for single use bags. Each business can determine for itself what measures are appropriate to protect its workers and the public, including limiting the use of reusable bags if necessary. The City will notify businesses 30 days before the single use bag regulations go back into effect.

Support for Local Non-Profits: The California statewide Shelter in Place order, including San Mateo County, is critical to keeping us healthy, but it means schools and many businesses have closed and non-profits are facing increased demand for services with fewer staffing resources. Here is a link to support our local non profits: San Mateo County Strong

Small Business Relief: The Small Business Relief Initiative was started by GoFundMe to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and empower their communities to rally behind them. GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp and Intuit QuickBooks to provide small business owners with the financial support and resources needed to continue running their businesses during and after the coronavirus crisis: Go Fund Me 

Resources Available for Employees: What employees are entitled to during the Covid-19 pandemic may be confusing. This link provides a chart of what resources are available: Employment Development Department 

We are Open for Business: You can continue to find many of our businesses online 24/7, many open for food to go orders and always on their social channels to help with anything you need. Please also note that our Downtown Farmer’s Market is open as it is considered an essential food provider - we would just remind everyone to be aware of Social Distancing when visiting the Farmer's Market. Open Businesses

Please stay safe and healthy, and thank you to everyone for being loyal customers and a valued members of our Burlingame community. 

 - The DBID Team

Welcome to Downtown Burlingame
 The jewel of the peninsula!

Whether you are a resident or a short term visitor, Downtown Burlingame provides you with big city amenities in a small town environment. From hamburgers to haute-cuisine, children’s clothes to high fashion, and every type of personal care or professional service imaginable, Downtown Burlingame has what you are looking for. 

Nearby hotel guests are invited to take the free shuttle to our tree lined, pedestrian friendly downtown to shop, dine and enjoy! For our neighbors on the peninsula there is a variety of parking available from hourly to daily all within walking distance of our beautiful downtown.  Come, play, dine, shop, live & relax with us!

We welcome the following new businesses to Downtown Burlingame:   

Stretch Lab - 217 Primose Ave.  
Mediterranean Kitchen - 270 Lorton


Burlingame DBID is always looking for volunteers to get involved! We have a variety of activities to keep you as busy as you would like! Reach out today about joining one of our fun committees - meet people, give back to your community and make a difference!

BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE: Join the group that helps keep our Downtown area looking beautiful throughout the year. 

American Flags - Coordinate and support local Burlingame Cub Scout Pack to put up/take down American flags along Burlingame Avenue on Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, 4th of July & Veteran's Day. 

Downtown Holiday Street Decor - Work with the city to design and implement a new holiday streetscape for downtown Burlingame.

COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMITTEE: Work with one (or all) of the groups that coordinate our amazing events that bring our wonderful community together.  

Fall Fest - Work with event chair to plan and organize this annual weekend event. 

Holiday Parade and Entertainment - Work with event chair to plan and organize the annual holiday parade and entertainment on Burlingame Avenue.

First Fridays - Schedule and coordinate musicians to perform on the first Friday of the month, April through November.

DBID EVENTS COMMITTEE: Work on one of our downtown business tailored activities.

Member Mixers - Schedule and coordinate Member Mixers, hosted by downtown restaurants or other business in downtown Burlingame (2 events per year).  

Speakers/Workshops - Create a speaker series for our DBBID members.

Parking Planning - Work closely with the city to develop a parking plan for holiday and event traffic. Research new solutions to Burlingame's challenging parking situation.

Want to learn more about getting involved in DBID? Reach out today





Downtown Burlingame's Interactive Map