Hoboken’s Summer Streets program closes roads for outdoor dining, retail

As part of the program, Washington Street closes to traffic to give local business more outdoor space.

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2020, 9:35 PM

Updated 1,363 days ago

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Some main streets in Hoboken closed for outdoor dining and retail Sunday as part of the city’s new Summer Streets program.
The program first kicked off Thursday and will continue for the rest of the summer on Thursday and Sunday nights. As part of the program, Washington Street closes to traffic to give local business more outdoor space.
City Councilman Phil Cohen says the program will also help the city's relief fund for local businesses, some of which were closed for months or were relying only on takeout.
Cohen says, "…we wanted to create some more opportunities for people to patronize our businesses, to help through this difficult time, to have stores have their goods on Washington Street…and to have restaurants have extra tables in Washington Street."
The program is slated to run through October, but Cohen says if weather still complies, it could go beyond that.


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