Expanded sidewalk sales return this summer

Merchants can sell wares on the sidewalks until September

The Bayonne City Council has passed a resolution allowing merchants to sell merchandise on the sidewalks in front of their stores.

This policy allows stores to have sidewalk sales in all commercial zones every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, running from July 8 through September 4.

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While an ordinance sets aside the third Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of July for sidewalk sales every year, this resolution expanded the dates.

Boosting local buying

Expanding sidewalk sales from one week to nine helps businesses hit hard by New Jersey’s Coronavirus Public Health Emergency.

“The COVID-19 crisis severely restricted Bayonne’s merchants from conducting business in their normal fashion,” the resolution passed on June 16 stated.

“I would like to thank the City Council for supporting the Administration’s proposal for expanding sidewalk sales for the second consecutive year,” Mayor James Davis said. “These sales will boost trade for local merchants and provide additional shopping opportunities for Bayonne consumers. I would like to encourage Bayonne shoppers to support local businesses by patronizing the sidewalk sales and enjoying food at hometown restaurants.”

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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