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Carpinteria considers street closure to help small businesses survive economic challenge

Downtown Carpinteria
John Palminteri
Downtown Carpinteria may see more street closures. This trial set up was used during the July Fourth weekend. (Photo: John Palminteri)

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - There could be several blocks closed off in Carpinteria for about a month as a way to encourage the public to dine and shop safely during the coronavirus crisis.

The Carpinteria City Council is going over the details including the specific days and number of streets that will be part of the plan.

Currently the proposal covers a time period from August 10 through September 8, 2020.

It will create an open air space to help with distancing as encouraged by health officials.

The small town is working on several solutions to keep its economy from suffering any further impacts during the pandemic.

If approved, the Thursday Farmers' Market will have to be relocated to the train station parking lot. (Updated information : The City Council has voted not to relocate the Farmers' Market, and also to shorten the closure area to two blocks of Linden Ave.)

Related story: Businesses weigh in on street closure plan in Carpinteria

More details can be found at : Carpinteria street closure plan

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John Palminteri

John Palminteri is senior reporter for KEYT NewsChannel 3 and KCOY 12 Central Coast News.