UPDATED: Rehoboth blocking parking spots to allow for more outdoor seating at restaurants

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Photo courtesy of Cape Gazette

UPDATED – 4:45pm – Barricades have gone up at the end of Rehoboth Avenue to block parking so that restaurants can expand their outdoor dining to allow for proper social distancing.  The City Commissioners recently agreed to allow businesses to expand their outdoor seating by closing down parking spaces along the sidewalk from Second Street to the Bandstand.  Suburban Propane provided the city with 300 barriers. 

Image courtesy WGMD/Alan Henney

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As the state prepares for its June 1st reopening, the City of Rehoboth Beach is installing barricades to allow local restaurants more space for outdoor seating.

According to the Cape Gazette, officials in Rehoboth Beach are using large orange barricades to block the parking spaces along Rehoboth Avenue to increase outdoor seating.

The measure will allow restaurants to increase operations while adhering to the state’s social distancing guidelines.

Image courtesy WGMD/Alan Henney