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Local Businesses Practice Social Distancing

Many communities are making an effort to support local businesses, which have only recently begun re-opening after the stay-at-home orders.  With capacity limits for stores and restaurants, and with social distancing restrictions, here are some ways cities are getting creative to help keep the businesses open and the residents happy:


Downtown Brighton will be closing vehicular traffic on Main Street on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am until 10 pm now through Labor Day.  The street will be open to pedestrians and businesses, with the goal of making it easier to space out dining and shopping areas.  Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be available, as well as picnic tables for carry-out style dining.  Stores will be able to bring merchandise out onto the sidewalks, and restaurants will have more space for outdoor dining.


Downtown Milford Farmer’s Market to open June 27th.  A popular summertime event for the last 15 years, this farmer’s market is excited to be offering spaces for visitors to shop safely for fresh, local meat and produce.  New this year will be a spacious “stroll-thu” layout, to provide for proper social distancing.  Seniors can take advantage of a special “Senior Stroll” from 8:30 am to 9:00 am.  The market will be open every Saturday from 9 am to 12:30 pm through Oct. 12, 2020.  A complete list of vendors can be found at


Howell Farmer’s Market delayed it’s opening this year, officially beginning last Sunday, June 7th, and will run every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm through Oct. 25th.  The market features locally grown plants, perennials, handcrafted items, baked goods, and more.


Be sure to visit your favorite local shops and restaurants to help them recover from the shut downs over the past few months!



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