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Fall River retailers begin in-store shopping, restaurants begin outdoor dining with phase 2 opening



Governor Baker announced Saturday that phase 2 of the reopening of the Massachusetts economy will take place on Monday. With that, area retailers and restaurants are getting ready.

Old Navy will be opening their doors to in-store shopping on Monday. Their hours tomorrow will be 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. According to associates, 49 customers will be allowed to shop at one time. If they hit the 49 customer limit, patrons will remain outside until a new spot opens up. Bathrooms and fitting rooms will be closed.

Click here for the list of standards for retail businesses in Massachusetts so you know what to expect.

While many area restaurants have been open for delivery or curbside pick-up, restaurants such as Lepage’s Seafood are taking reservations for outside patio dining. Beginning Monday, weekday seating will be taken at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. with an 8:00 p.m. time slot added on Friday & Saturday. They are closed on Tuesday.

19 Prime Tapas will be open for outdoor seating starting Monday at 11:00 a.m. Reservations aren’t required, but are recommended.

Barrett’s Waterfront will be opening for limited outdoor seating on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

Click here to get familiar with the COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions for restaurants in Massachusetts.

Later in Phase 2, restaurants will be allowed to open for indoor seating with restrictions and guidelines.

If you are looking to know what is opening back up in Massachusetts for phases 2, 3, and 4, click here.

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