By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun
Certain streets in Flagstaff could be closed this summer to better accommodate business operating while following social distancing practices.
Last week, the Flagstaff City Council heard the proposal from the Downtown Business Alliance, which hopes to create more outdoor space for businesses to operate and customers to visit.
Terry Madeksza, executive director of the DBA, said most businesses downtown are currently operating at 25% or 50% capacity. But closing streets to vehicle traffic would allow those businesses to boost that capacity by extending their business onto the sidewalks and streets.