With New Jersey stuck in Phase 2 of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses and restaurants are struggling to stay afloat, as they are limited to takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.
North Bergen is expediting the process of applying for outdoor dining.
Now, restaurants and small businesses will have more space to operate, helping relieve some of the issues caused by COVID-19 restrictions.
Eat in the street
Mayor Nicholas Sacco, the Board of Commissioners, and Freeholder Anthony Vainieri recently announced “North Bergen: Eat & Shop Local.”
The program will close streets to vehicular traffic to provide more space for local businesses.
Streets will be closed on weekends, from 3 p.m. Friday until 10 p.m. Sunday.
From August 7 to 9, Broadway between 72nd St. and 79th St. will be closed for local businesses to use the street.
Bergenline between 78th St. and 82nd St. will be closed from August 14 to 16.
From August 21 through 23, Bergenline between 76th St. and 78th St. will be closed to traffic and open to businesses.
From August 28 to 30, Bergenline between 70th St. and 76th St. will be closed.
Side streets will remain open.
Residents are asked to come out and support local businesses.
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