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Lake Area Businesses Adjust Operations

Published: 05.22.2020

After several weeks of imposed restrictions, many lake area businesses have reopened while observing additional safety measures. Please support our local merchants.


Catherine’s Market

Catherine’s Market currently allows 2 people per group/family to enter the market. A maximum of 15 people is allowed in the market at a time. The Café will continue to offer lunch 10am-2pm with seating available on the outside patio. Seating is limited to 8 people per table.

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday & Saturday, May 22 & 23 8am-6pm (Café 10am-2pm)
Sunday, May 24 8am-2pm (Café 10am-2pm)
Monday, May 25 8am-4pm (Café 10am-2pm)

Tuesday–Saturday 8am–6pm
Sunday 8am–2pm

Tuesday–Sunday 10am–2pm


Kowaliga Restaurant

Kowaliga Restaurant is now offering in-house dining. The restaurant is limited to 50-percent capacity, and tables are limited to 8 people each. Bar seating is not offered at this time. Kowaliga Restaurant does not accept reservations.

Wednesday–Sunday 11am–9pm

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SpringHouse has resumed in-house dining. The restaurant is limited to 50-percent capacity with no more than 8 people per table. Seating at the bar and the chef’s counter is not offered at this time. Reservations are only available by calling SpringHouse at 256.215.7080.

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Russell Do it Center/Russell Building Supply

Russell Do it Center and Russell Building Supply locations have returned to their regular hours of operation. Find your nearest store’s current hours on their website.


The Stables

The Stables has resumed scheduling horseback trail rides. Rides are limited to 4 people. To book a trail ride, call Linda at 256.794.1333.


Naturalist Presentations at Russell Crossroads

Although live presentations at the Naturalist Cabin have been put on hold, you can still join our Naturalist Marianne around 7am daily as she posts a “Nature Note” to the Naturalist Marianne Facebook page. We’re sharing it on the Russell Lands On Lake Martin Facebook page, too.

These are short, daily tidbits that parents can start the day giving their kids for a look about the natural world. She is doing this with either photos or videos and often includes a link for “extended activity.” According to Marianne, “this is intended as a brief science lesson appropriate across multiple age groups.”

Stay up-to-date on local businesses’ adjustments by visiting their Facebook pages.

Niffer’s Place

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Chuck’s Marina

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Copper’s Grill at StillWaters

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Oskar’s Café

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Poplar Dawg’s Eatery

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Table 34

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Lake Martin Pizza Co.

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