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Montclair BID pauses street closures for review period

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.

COVID-19: Rent help is on the way for Montclair businesses

Montclair businesses affected by the COVID pandemic can apply for up to $10,000 to pay the rent under a new state program.

Montclair restaurants, bars continue to struggle in pandemic

New Jersey has allowed outdoor dining, but many Montclair restaurants and especially bars continue to struggle with the reduced capacity.
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IN BRIEF: Montclair street closures planned for this weekend

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.
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UPDATE: Montclair street closures planned for this weekend

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.

Personal grooming shops reopen in next step for Montclair

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.

COVID-19: Indoor dining delayed indefinitely

Gov. Phil Murphy put the re-opening of indoor dining on pause indefinitely Monday.
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COVID-19: New Jersey opens doors in Stage 2

As COVID-19 surges in several states, New Jersey opens more businesses and activities, entering Stage 2 of what the state calls "The Road Back."
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COVID-19: New Jersey releases guidance on indoor entertainment facilities

With indoor dining and recreational facilities set to reopen on July 2, state officials have released additional guidance.

Helping businesses launch post-COVID

An incubator space at 10 Lackawanna Plaza gives new entrepreneurs a way to test the waters at little cost and with much-needed support in uncertain times.