Mayor de Blasio Announces Open Storefronts

Mayor Bill de Blasio is giving stores some help to survive challenging economic times because of the pandemic.

He’s unveiled an Open Storefronts plan, which will allow small businesses to sell their merchandise on the sidewalk outside their store.

“Rebuilding a fairer, better New York City means maximizing use of our outdoor space, helping businesses keep their employees, and giving New Yorkers more reasons than ever to shop local and enjoy their communities,” de Blasio said.

The program will run from October 30th through the end of the year. The mayor said it was modeled on the Open Restaurants program.

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