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Andersonville Sidewalk Markings Help Neighbors Visit Their Favorite Shops — Safely

The spray chalk markings will help the business district re-open for the first time since stay at home measures were announced.

New markings on Clark Street will help businesses retain 6 feet of distance.
Courtesy Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
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ANDERSONVILLE — With local retail businesses now able to open for curbside pickup and delivery, an Andersonville business group is making it easier for neighbors to patronize their favorite stores.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce this week used spray chalk to mark off 6-foot intervals along the Clark Street business district. The markings, colorful circles that say “#6ftsafe,” are meant to help businesses re-open safely and make it easier for customers to maintain distance while picking up orders.

Retail businesses previously ruled non-essential were allowed in late April to re-open for curbside pickup and delivery. The businesses are asked to maintain social distancing during operations, including allowing for 6 feet of distance between customers.

The chalk markers “will be used by our businesses right now who are providing curbside pickup, and will be used by customers, we hope, in being conscious of spacing as you begin to venture out in the weeks to come,” the chamber group said on Facebook.

Local retailers and restaurants across the city have been severely impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and efforts to contain its spread. Businesses in Andersonville and elsewhere are being creative in their efforts to keep their doors open, and are appealing directly to customers to help mom-and-pop store survive the economic downturn.

For a list of Andersonville businesses that are open, click here.

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