PARK CITY, Utah — After over two months of many businesses being closed, Parky City's Main Street finally received a warm welcome Sunday.
“With our sidewalks here in Park City, they’re so narrow that we didn’t want anyone to feel put off and not come shop because of it," said Alison Kuhlow, executive director of the Historic Park City Alliance. "So we felt like having one day a week for those who want the extra space."
The entirety of Main Street will be restricted to foot traffic only every Sunday until September 6 — an initiative to take steps toward building the local economy. After seeing the number of people on Main Street Sunday, it is clear that supporting local is a popular decision.
“Yes, I'm doing it for quarantine, but I get to walk down the middle of the street, and that is cool,” said Utah resident Lalla Rose.
"Normally I wouldn’t want to spend $50 on snacks, but once in a while I know these guys are hurting and it's nice to try and support them as best we can,” said Salt Lake resident Allyson Torsak.
Whether it be clothing racks, artwork, or outdoor lunch tables, the pedestrian zone on Main Street allows businesses to have a presence in front of their stores, on the street, urging people to maintain their social distance.
Kuhlow says although many businesses are taking part in no car Sundays, there are a handful of businesses that still remained closed. The list, of course, is ever-changing. To find out which local businesses are open, you can visit historicparkcityutah.com.