Newbury Street Will Become Pedestrian-Only For Three Weekends In August

Newbury Street, Boston MA

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Good news for shoppers: Newbury Street will be closed to traffic for three Sundays in August to promote support of local businesses.

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey made the announcement of the event on Friday, called "Open Newbury Street." The street will be pedestrian-only on August 15, 22, and 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

"As Boston emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Open Newbury Street provides exciting new opportunities for businesses to engage their customers on repurposed street space," the city said in a press release. "[It] allow[s] pedestrians to enjoy the full width of this famous Boston street."

The street will be closed off from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue. Parking will be restricted on Newbury Street and adjacent streets -- with enforcement starting at 5:00 a.m.

Businesses and visitors are being asked to promote the event on social media using the tag #OpenNewbury. After feedback, the city said it will also consider additional Open Newbury Street dates in September.

For more information about the event, you can visit the city's website.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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