Outdoor ‘streeteries’ might get $1.25M for winter operations

December 2, 2020

As the temperature drops but COVID-19 cases rise, Montgomery County wants to help businesses keep their doors open and operate safely during the pandemic.

A fund with $1.25 million from federal aid money might help. The county is considering using that money to give outdoor “streeteries” — blocked-off streets filled with tables and chairs for patrons to eat outdoors — tools to prepare for operating during winter, such as heaters.

The county’s Regional Services Centers would distributing funding in each district where a streetery is either using part of the county’s right of way or partnering with the county for the space.

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