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City extends Shop the Block

Monday, January 11, 2021 by Tai Moses

The city’s Shop the Block program was launched last summer to give an assist to dining, drinking and shopping establishments that suffered serious financial setbacks due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The popular pilot program, which ran from June 15-Dec. 15, has now been extended until June 2021, according to an announcement from the city, “to help small businesses continue operations during Covid-19 restrictions.” Eligible businesses may apply for “quick, affordable permits” that will allow them “to expand operations outdoors onto private parking lots, public sidewalks, public parking spaces, or roads and alleyways in front of their establishments” for six months. Find directions and more information at AustinTexas.gov/ShoptheBlock.

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