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Close the Streets!

For small businesses, survival may hinge on closing streets

Picnic tables and plants have been added to some streets in downtown Tampa.
Tampa Bay is allowing some restaurants to place tables in the street so the businesses can remain viable during social distancing. Barricades are placed around the outdoor seating that's now located in the street.

More coverage about Tampa’s leadership in working to bring stability back to their restaurant sector. This is catching on with many other communities. Really sad though to see another city that used to be an economic development leader when it came to disaster and economic recovery at the back of the pack these days.

Read more… https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/18/economy/cities-close-streets-restaurant/index.html

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