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By Tracy Thompson
the Times 

Walla Walla collaborates to promote safer outdoor dining and shopping

Parklets, street closures and sidewalk service all to be featured


A street rendering of the parklet to be installed in front of T Mac's restaurant on Colville Street in downtown Walla Walla.

WALLA WALLA-Plans are underway to boost business income in Walla Walla's downtown corridor through active collaboration between the City, local agencies and business owners.

The proposals all encourage utilizing outdoor spaces which many believe is a safer alternative to dining indoors, recognizing data that shows the coronavirus is transmittable through prolonged contact in enclosed spaces.

The Walla Walla City Council has approved a number of measures to increase outdoor seating, allowing restaurant owners to place tables and chairs on the sidewalks up to the curb as long as there is a th...

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