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Reminder: Support Downtown Businesses during 'Sunday Strolls' on Palafox

Kayla May  | Published on 6/27/2020

Reminder: Support Downtown Businesses during 'Sunday Strolls' on Palafox

 

A section of Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola will be closed to vehicle traffic for "Sunday Strolls" this Sunday, June 28, to promote safe outdoor retail and restaurant activities for businesses and individuals visiting downtown.

 

Palafox Street from Garden Street to Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every Sunday through the remainder of June.

 

Closing the street to vehicle traffic will provide additional space for downtown visitors to more easily practice social distancing while supporting local businesses.

 

Businesses and individuals must adhere to the following rules and guidelines:

 

  • Only businesses with an existing License to Use from the City of Pensacola may use the space in front of their business for outdoor seating or retail expansion. Businesses that do not have an LTU are not allowed to put furniture or other items in the sidewalk in front of their business. 
  • Businesses with existing LTUs are asked to please review their approved LTU plans and ensure they remain in compliance with the rules included in their LTUs. 
  • Businesses may not place furniture or other items in the street.
  • Businesses must remain in compliance with any applicable Americans with Disabilities Act laws. All areas must remain ADA accessible. 
  • Do not gather in groups larger than 10 people. 
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others whenever possible.

 

Residents are encouraged to come support local restaurants and businesses as they enter economic recovery, but everyone should continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Individuals who are sick or who are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION:

June 19, 2020

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kaycee Lagarde

850-435-1623

klagarde@cityofpensacola.com