‘No sidewalk’ sidewalk sale happening despite downtown construction

Even though the sidewalks may be non-existent in some areas, the sales are still happening.
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 4:24 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -The downtown North Platte bricks have been temporarily traded for construction equipment and dirt as the city works on improvements to the roadway, but that’s not stopping one annual sale from taking place for local businesses.

The North Platte Downtown Association is hosting their annual sidewalk sale and this year, it looks a bit different than in years past because there is not much left of the sidewalks.

“Typically we set tables outside and tents and all of that to try and make it a different atmosphere and obviously with the construction going on, we’re not able to do that so we decided to call it the ‘no sidewalk sidewalk sale’ pretty much means they’re all indoors this year,” said North Platte Downtown Association President, Sarah Talbott, “Mainly you’re just going to have to go into the stores, which is great because it’s cool it’ll be nice inside, it’s just a little different than people are used to but still great savings and great sales all through downtown.”

Talbott said despite a lot of the store front parking areas being gone, there are several places to park to access downtown.

“Parking obviously is a big issue right now with the construction, we did post just this morning a parking lot picture of the area so there’s several outlying lots that you can park in and all of these are just going to be a short little walk into the downtown area,” Talbott said, “There’s alleyway access, we’ve been really working hard to get those alleyways cleaned up. We’re working on better lighting for all of those as well so you feel comfortable.”

With Coronavirus and the construction, Talbott said these small businesses need community support now, more than ever.

“We ask you to come down and keep downtown in mind and always support us locally, we’re kind of being double-whammied here with construction and Covid so now is the perfect time to support your local businesses especially. Having sales is a great way to support them but just in general it’s always nice to be conscious of your local retailers.”

The sales run July 9 through July 11.

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