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Sidewalk sales

Sidewalk Sales OK’d All Summer In Village

OUTDOOR DINING ENCOURAGED, TOO

Sidewalk Sales OK’d

All Summer In Village

Mel’s at 22 proprietor Brian Wrubleski and daughter Alex Guenther were setting up tables on the sidewalk yesterday with social distancing in mind.  The upgrades at the Main and Chestnut intersection in Cooperstown is giving Mel’s more space for outdoor dining, which is being encouraged in the village this year, along with sidewalk sales. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – It may not feel like a “special event,” but this summer, Cooperstown is going to celebrate – with a sale.

“By establishing a ‘special event,’ we can allow for sidewalk vending in certain locations,” said Deputy Mayor Cindy Falk told her Village Board colleagues Tuesday, May 26. “A lot of our shops are in smaller spaces, so it may be advantageous to them to be able to sell on the sidewalk.”

Art, Music, & Sales Fill Oneonta Weekend

Downtown Sales Kick Off

Arts And Music Weekend

Stephanie Walls, Cherry Valley and Tom Driscoll, Roseboom, browse through the shoe sale selections at McLaughlan’s Shoes in Oneonta on Friday afternoon. Deals at this and other downtown businesses can be found throughout the weekend as part of the annual Sidewalk Sale, now partnered with The City Of The Hills Arts & Music Festival, which runs tomorrow 10am-4pm. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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