By ERIN ROLL email@example.comCuban Pete’s in Montclair was charged with an executive order violation for allowing indoor dining on the premises over the weekend.Following a tip, authorities were called to Cuban Pete’s on Bloomfield Avenue...
After a first attempt at closing streets July 17-19, officials decided to hold off another closure to address concerns of overcrowding and the lack of visitors in masks.
About 500 to 600 people come through the market on typical Saturdays, with about 50 people allowed in the market area at a time, said township sustainability officer Gray Russell, who is also on the market’s board of trustees.
Last weekend, the Montclair Business Improvement District and the township closed down Church Street and South Park Street for the first time since the pandemic hit allowing restaurants to expand dining space and creating a pedestrian-friendly space.
Montclair businesses affected by the COVID pandemic can apply for up to $10,000 to pay the rent under a new state program.
New Jersey has allowed outdoor dining, but many Montclair restaurants and especially bars continue to struggle with the reduced capacity.
The Montclair Center BID will be closing Church Street on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 from 5-10 p.m. and South Park Street from Friday, July 17 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m.
A plea from residents and business owners alike to close streets to enhance dining and pedestrian experiences during the COVID crisis has been answered by the Montclair Center BID, which will front the costs.
Barbers, salons, tattoo and nail parlors all got back to business in Montclair, and customers are happy to see it even with new COVID-19 restrictions.