Doylestown Borough is focusing its efforts on South Main Street for its next street closure to support local businesses this coming weekend.
Doylestown, PA - Through the Summer and continuing into the Fall, Doylestown Borough has created a recurring schedule of street closures to support local businesses. These “Pedestrian Zones” have allowed local restaurants and shops to expand their outdoor offerings and capacity to accommodate much-needed support during these challenging times. The closures have cycled throughout the downtown to spread the support and minimize disruption to those who are still heavily relying on curbside pickup services.
Next on Doylestown’s calendar is a street closure for South Main Street from State Street to Oakland Avenue. This will be the first closure for this block of businesses. From 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 the street will be closed to vehicular traffic. Temporary detours will be in place for traffic and free parking will remain available in the County Parking Garage at the corner of Broad & Union streets. Parking will also be available at the new County Parking Facility at nearby Broad and Court for a modest fee. In addition to the Pedestrian Zone, locals and visitors can expect an expansion of outdoor seating and shopping opportunities throughout the entire downtown.
Given the success of the Pedestrian Zones, the Borough anticipates the efforts continuing as we navigate the road to recovery following the impacts of COVID-19. Businesses and government officials are working hard to ensure that these efforts remain safe to the community and do not create unnecessary risk. Social distancing remains a critical part of our fight against the spread of COVID-19. Pedestrians will be expected to maintain a safe distance between one another. Face masks are encouraged when not seated for dining.
The Doylestown community is working hard to create a safe environment and opportunities to support our neighbors. Our local shops, restaurants, services, and cultural destinations need your support now. We invite you to explore Doylestown and discover what makes our small town so special. To learn more about Operation Doylestown, reopening initiatives, and returning to Doylestown, please see the link below.