Fruita to build outdoor seating areas to promote social distancing

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FRUITA, Colo. – Beginning on Thursday, August 27, 2020, there will be two road closures in
downtown Fruita as construction begins on outdoor seating areas to promote social distancing.

The City of Fruita is in the process of creating these outdoor seating areas to provide residents
and guests a safe, socially distanced way to enjoy food, drinks, and local businesses. Both N.
Mulberry Street (from Aspen Avenue to the alley) and N. Peach Street (from Aspen Avenue to
the alley) will be closed to traffic. Once completed, these outdoor dining spaces will be open to
the public and will provide shaded areas.

The City of Fruita is also in the process of hiring a contractor to clean and sanitize the common areas throughout the day. It is anticipated that construction of these spaces will be complete in the coming weeks.

Mike Bennett, City Manager of Fruita, commented that “this project is part of our larger ‘Be
Well, Be Fruita, Campaign’ with the use of federal Coronavirus relief funds. We hope that these
temporary spaces will aid our local businesses who are dealing with limited capacity constraints
by providing their customers and our residents a safe, spaced out place to enjoy Fruita’s
exceptional food and beverage options. Soon we will be sharing more information on other
similar projects potentially in the Kokopelli Business area in south Fruita and other areas
throughout town.”

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