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|Traffic Alert: Portion of Shady Avenue in Lowville to be
Closed to Traffic for the Weekend to Accommodate Outdoor Dining
June 05, 2020 02:00 p.m. Updated: June 08, 2020 02:15 p.m. By: Nick Altmire
to traffic over the weekend to accommodate outdoor dining for local restaurants.
Lewis County Manager Ryan Piche said the idea was to create a food court area
where people could sit down to eat after ordering take out from local restaurants.
None of the restaurants will be providing any kind of table service..
Mr. Piche said that 25 tables will be set up in the area, donated by the Lewis
County Agricultural Society. The County agreed to deliver the tables and they will
be set up by volunteers. (Updated- An earlier version of this story said that
Village crews would be setting up the tables. Village DPW Superintendent Paul
Denise informed us that Village crews did not have any role in the set up.)
Lewis County Economic Development and the Lewis County Chamber of
Commerce assisted with the logistics of the plan, Mr. Piche said by phone.
Set up will begin at 4 PM this afternoon, with Shady Avenue closed through 8 PM
Sunday from N. State St. to the movie theater.
Lowville Mayor Joseph Beagle said that he agreed to close off the street for the
weekend after being presented with the county's idea and consulting members of
the village board.
The Lewis County Sheriff's office advises motorists to use extra caution when
driving in the downtown area this weekend, as they expect a likely increase in
foot traffic in the area during this time