2016-03-10 / News Briefs

Broadway Merchants Unite


Construction crew working on Wednesday, March 9, near the southernmost end of Broadway. (Photo by Lynne Tungett) Construction crew working on Wednesday, March 9, near the southernmost end of Broadway. (Photo by Lynne Tungett) Alternative parking plans and city-financed marketing efforts were offered by Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano as solace to Broadway business owners who gathered on Tuesday, March 8, at Corner Café. With the streetscape project about to rev up with the arrival of spring, the loss of 30-40 parking spaces in each construction segment and impact on outdoor café seating are major concerns for restaurant proprietors. Councilor Lynn Ceglie said letters could be written to City Manager Joseph Nicholson to receive a waiver of outdoor dining fees. Nicholson and others involved in the project will meet weekly on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the second floor conference room at City Hall to provide streetscape updates; anyone is welcome to attend. To receive more information about the Broadway Merchants Association, contact christina@newportbicycleri.com.

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