Where to Purchase Essential Supplies

May 4, 2020

Tenleytown businesses are offering essential protective and cleaning supplies to help you stay healthy during this challenging time. Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, commercial grade cleaners, and medical gowns are available for purchase from locally-owned small businesses. Here’s a list of local vendors.

Cloth Masks

American Valet, a family-owned business for nearly 80 years, is selling cloth face masks for $10 a piece. Made by American Valet employees, your purchase not only protects your health, it also helps sustain a treasured local business. As an essential business, American Valet is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Call (202) 364-9440 to place your order.

Gloves & Cleaning Supplies

SEOULSPICE restaurant launched the Heart + Seoul Bodega following the District’s stay-at-home order to provide convenient, affordable, and safe access to groceries while keeping their team employed during these unprecedented times. In addition to prepared foods and pantry items, they offer medical grade sanitizer, bleach, hand soap, commercial grade sanitizing wipes, gloves, paper products, and more. Items are available for pick-up at 4600 Wisconsin Avenue or next-day delivery. SEOULSPICE updates their inventory regularly as new supplies arrive. Find currently available products at bodega.seoulspice.com/s/order

Tenleytown Ace Hardware, part of the locally-owned A Few Cool Hardware Stores, also has gloves, hand sanitizer, a wide selection of cleaning and disinfecting products, and paper products. Plus their full range of home and garden supplies are also available for purchase. Order by phone at 202-364-1902 or online at acehardwaredc.com. Pick-up and delivery available.

Medical Gowns

Kengla Flag Company, a family-run business since 1951, is able to source washable gowns through one of their manufacturers. Gowns come in boxes of 25. They are 100% polyester fabric, machine washable, dryable, or disposable. Other features include:
  • Liquid Repellent
  • Full Length for maximum coverage
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Sewn seams provide superior strength
  • Extra length on waist ties allows gown to be easily secured in front
  • One size fits most

Estimated lead time is 3-5 business days from the date the order is finalized. Pricing and availability is subject to change. For more information, contact Kengla Flag by email at info@kenglaflag.com.

If you know of another local business that has essential cleaning and protective supplies available, please let us know at info@tenleytownmainstreet.org.