Officials in Grand Rapids ok $243K to winterize outdoor dining social zones


GRAND RAPIDS DINING OUTDOORS

GRAND RAPIDS DINING OUTDOORS

by:Christa Ferguson

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids bars and restaurants have relied on outdoor dining “social zones” for several months to survive a slump created by dining restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Now with winter creeping closer and no end to COVID-19 in sight, city leaders are giving the initiative a boost.T

The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority on Wednesday approved up to $243,000 to help businesses winterize their al fresco experience.

Roughly $43,000 of the funds will go toward purchasing 164 concrete barriers the city was previously renting to create social zone borders.

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