You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

Main Street will be closed to traffic Friday and Saturday evenings beginning May 7

  • Updated
  • 0
photo_ft_news_warrenton main street-9_20200829.jpg

Diners seated at tables on Warrenton’s Main Street on a Saturday evening last summer.

The Town of Warrenton announced in a May 6 press release that starting tomorrow, May 7, Main Street between Third Street and Culpeper Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 5 and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. This will “allow businesses to expand their operations and provide the community safe options for shopping and dining,” said the release.

Businesses on Warrenton’s Main Street and the nearby side streets are encouraged to take advantage of the extra outdoor space, said the release, adding, “We continue to work with the shopping center businesses to encourage them to take advantage as well.”

The town is also reportedly considering whether or not to resume its popular First Friday events. First Fridays – held before the pandemic during warmer weather -- closed off a larger part of Main Street and attracted hundreds of visitors each week.

2020 was a year marked by hardships and challenges, but the Fauquier community has proven resilient. The Fauquier Times is honored to serve as your community companion. To say thank you for your continued support, we’d like to offer all our subscribers -- new or returning --

4 WEEKS FREE DIGITAL AND PRINT ACCESS.

We understand the importance of working to keep our community strong and connected. As we move forward together into 2021, it will take commitment, communication, creativity, and a strong connection with those who are most affected by the stories we cover.

We are dedicated to providing the reliable, local journalism you have come to expect. We are committed to serving you with renewed energy and growing resources. Let the Fauquier Times be your community companion throughout 2021, and for many years to come.

Subscribe

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

The future of Fauquier Times now depends on community support. Your donation will help us continue to improve our journalism through in-depth local news coverage and expanded reader engagement.

Keeping you connected to the Community. Find or Submit your local event here..