Blacksburg plans to expand outdoor seating and dining

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BLACKSBURG, V.A (WFXR) — The town of Blacksburg is discussing plans to expand outdoor seating and dining at local restaurants.

During The New River Valley virtual town hall meeting, Blacksburg Town Manager Marc Verniel mentioned staff members are working with local restaurants on how to expand outdoor dining.

Some of the things we are discussing here are potentially closing some streets while traffic is down and allowing outdoor dining to grow into those areas. We want to help those businesses get through the summer and give our citizens an opportunity to get out of the house and do it in a safe fashion.”

Blacksburg Town Manager Marc Verniel

Verniel says staff is working with restaurants closely to make sure things are spaced out properly and that it meets Governor Northam’s rules.

The town halls will be held on Wednesdays, May 6 through June 10, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Each will feature a panel of local experts who will focus on a particular subject:

  • May 27 (Local/Small Business): Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.; Floyd, Montgomery, and Pulaski County Chambers of Commerce; Giles County Tourism; Radford Chamber of Commerce; and the Small Business Development Center

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