New Jersey towns could OK street drinking, sidewalk sales

Towns in New Jersey could close off streets and allow bars, restaurants and other businesses to allow eating, drinking and retail sales on roadways and sidewalks during the coronavirus outbreak under a bill before lawmakers.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2020, 9:44 AM

Updated 1,397 days ago

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Towns in New Jersey could close off streets and allow bars, restaurants and other businesses to allow eating, drinking and retail sales on roadways and sidewalks during the coronavirus outbreak under a bill before lawmakers.
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The measure would allow towns to close off a street one or more days a week between Thursday and Sunday, and restrict it to pedestrian access.
The measure has already passed the state Senate, and was advanced in an Assembly committee on Wednesday.
Bars and restaurants could move tables onto sidewalks or into roadways to serve food and alcoholic beverages to patrons, who would still be required to observe social distancing and use personal protective equipment, to be enforced by the municipality.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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