Being stuck at home to quarantine or working from home are just a few of the reasons why many of us can’t make it out to grab lunch or get groceries. Now a new local delivery service, PV Delivery, hopes to help you, and give local restaurants and groceries a boost, too. The service will deliver lunches and groceries to local residents in the Pleasant View city limits on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting January 26, according to owner Kristine Cole.
Cole said she saw a need for the service as the COVID-19 pandemic forced many of her neighbors to stay at home to work or recover from the illness. Her 10 years of experience in restaurant management and her entrepreneurial skills from running her own wholesale business online helped her come up with the plan for PV Delivery.
“It has afforded me a lot of flexibility to drive for other companies like Uber Eats, Door Dash, Instacart, and Amazon Prime Foods. I have petitioned for two years now to get these other companies in this town and when one finally came, the restaurants couldn’t afford the 30% of sales upcharge or holding the restaurants’ money, so it failed, leaving our community with nothing. This is why I decided to make the service free to the establishments. I don’t need to be collecting on both ends like corporate America. My fee of $4.95 plus optional tips is very modest and helps everyone involved,” Cole explained.
She will deliver herself, along with a few drivers from the Pleasant View community.
One restaurant will be featured each day, with Guadalajara Mexican Grill up first on the launch date of January 26. Kilgore’s is schedule for January 28, Livery Stables Event Hall for February 2, and Sidelines on February 4.
You must schedule your delivery in advance, and the schedule is available 24 hours ahead of time. The spots are open on a first come, first served basis, Cole said. It will be your responsibility to call the restaurant to place your order and pay 30 minutes prior to the time the PV Delivery folks pick up your food for delivery. The delivery fee will be collected upon dropping your food off via Venmo or cash, she said. Drivers will either call or text to inform you of their arrival time. No contact delivery is available, or drivers can meet you at your door. All of the drivers will be wearing masks.
Grocery delivery is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Dollar General Market and at H.G. Hills from 2-4 p.m. You will need to schedule a time with the PV Delivery folks through their Facebook or by calling them. You can go online to order your groceries and PV Delivery will pick them up and take them to your house.
H.G. Hills is advertising the delivery service on their website and waiving their fees the first two times customers use the service by entering a special promo code. Check it out on their website: www.HGHillsFoodStores.com/shop.
Dollar General’s website is www.dollargeneral.com.
For more information on PV Delivery, go to their Facebook page at https://facebook.com.