Remember how much fun we have all had at the Block Parties over the years? Well this year we can’t do that so we are trying something different to support our Main Street businesses in a safe way. Pending the approval of the Planning & Development Committee, Main Street will be closed to cars from Pleasant Street to the West End from 5pm-9pm on Saturday, July 18th so that stores and participating restaurants can come out onto the street in what we like to call Shop, Stroll and Dine. It’s a perfect opportunity to come downtown to enjoy one of the most fun and interesting streets on the island and to support our local businesses that are struggling through this pandemic.
There WILL NOT be any music, street performers, outside vendors or other areas for gathering. Face coverings will be recommended and encouraged at all times and required upon entering all establishments. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended at participating restaurants. We are working to create a festive atmosphere while remaining highly cognizant of the need for psychical distancing and careful participation. While we regret that we can’t have a typical Block Party, we know that you understand and will help us create a safe, low-key and fun evening on Main Street.
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