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Uptown Saint John closed to traffic in final Open Streets day for pedestrians

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WATCH: The City of Saint John launched its Open Streets Uptown pilot on Saturday, as part of the city’s social and economic recovery from COVID-19 shutdowns.

Streets in uptown Saint John are closed to vehicle traffic again, on Saturday until 7 p.m. in the final day of the 2020 Open Streets initiative.

The city launched this initiative in July as part of the city’s social and economic recovery from COVID-19 shutdowns.

Open Streets provided an open-air hot spot for patio dining and sidewalk shopping, the city said.

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Germain Street from King Street to Princess Street, Canterbury Street from King Street to Princess Street, and Grannan Street are included.

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Germain Street will be re-opening earlier, at 4:30 p.m.

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