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Carpinteria redesigns downtown to help businesses

Carpinteria Linden Ave.
John Palminteri
Downtown Carpinteria is going through changes to help local businesses. (Photo: John Palminteri

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - The plan to close off a couple of blocks of Linden Ave. in Carpinteria has been short lived, but other ideas have been implemented to help business owners during the on going pandemic.

Last week the area between Sixth and Eighth Streets was cordoned off with cross traffic allowed through.

The goal was to give more spacing to the businesses, similar to what other communities have done.

The results were not as anticipated.

The K-rail barricades were removed Friday and now parklets are being encouraged.

" One of the challenges we had before  the close off, kind of limited the retail stores  so by putting it back through we have a traffic flow," said Mayor Wade Nomura.

Now the businesses remain visible.

A variety of parking options are available nearby.

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John Palminteri

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