Montgomery County Shared Streets program to continue through the summer

The Montgomery County Council voted to continue the Shared Streets program -- that supports in-street activities like outdoor dining -- through the summer.

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FOX 5's Bob Barnard said the unanimous vote came Wednesday. Barnard said many restaurants have taken advantage of the program during the COVID-19 emergency using it to set up tables in outdoor locations while indoor dining restrictions were in place.

Many of the dining and retail businesses can now use the expanded timeframe to reestablish themselves moving forward and make up for lost business as restrictions are dropped.

County leaders will revisit the matter after the summer season.