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Fall River hoping to keep city restaurants going this winter with some warmth

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Photo courtesy of Thyme Blossom

The City of Fall River is hoping to help keep some restaurants thriving despite COVID-19 restrictions.

According to the Mayor’s Office, in September, the City of Fall River was awarded funding through the Massachusetts Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program to create an outdoor dining patio at Thyme Blossom on Purchase Street and to aid the City of Fall River in the purchase of outdoor space heaters for use in outdoor dining.

With the funds, around 30 heaters were purchased by the City with the intent to distribute them to local restaurants.

National shortages and backorders for these heaters delayed their arrival, but they are now in the City’s possession, assembled and ready to be distributed.

Restaurants in the City of Fall River who have outdoor dining capabilities are invited to contact the City of Fall River to reserve the rental of space heaters. These space heaters will be allocated to restaurants on a first come, first served basis at no cost to the restaurant.

To reserve heaters, restaurants should contact Director of Facilities Maintenance, Chris Gallagher at 508-922-6715 or 508-324-2226.

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  1. Liberty

    November 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    We should put 55 gallon metal drums on every corner and have fires going to keep warm. This is insanity! Let people live and take the chance they will get covid. We have been told by “leaders” that the wuhan virus is not going away. If you want to stop living the life you have left, don’t stop the rest of us from living. If you are in a risk group
    stay vigilant. Respect one another and live,please.

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