West Chester Borough Council is considering blocking off portions of Gay and Market streets to allow more outdoor dining and curbside retail sales, while still respecting social-distancing rules, writes Bill Rettew for the Daily Local News.
The council will vote on the proposal during its May 20 session. If approved, eateries will be able to place their tables a safe distance apart while pedestrians will have more room to walk.
The proposal was presented to business owners in an e-mail from Business Improvement District Executive Director Malcolm Johnstone.
“We’re pleased that Borough Council is taking the lead to work with our local business community once we’re able to open,” said Johnstone. “If approved, we intend to create the feeling of an open-air marketplace in downtown where customers can shop and dine while safely observing social-distancing requirements.”
According to the proposal, Gay Street, from Matlack to Darlington streets, would be blocked while the cross streets at Walnut, High, and Church would stay open.
Read more in the Daily Local News here.