Downtown Green Bay looks for public input on shopping and dining safety

Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 5:32 AM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Downtown Green Bay, Inc. is looking for feedback on safety precautions at stores and restaurants during the holiday season.

The season is essential for the survival of small businesses downtown. That’s why they want to make sure shoppers and diners feel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A survey is posted on the Downtown Green Bay website. CLICK HERE to take the survey and leave your input.

The survey asks if people plan to shop local or at big box stores and if they plan to spend less money than in previous years.

It also asks about outdoor gatherings. Are people comfortable gathering for outdoor light displays? If so, do they want a mask requirement?

Another topic is dining. The survey asks people if they are comfortable with eating outside during winter.

“Outdoor dining was simple and easy for us to move to in the summertime, but when the snow starts to fall, are people going to be OK if there’s a lot of heaters and an outdoor patio? Are they going to feel comfortable in a tent setting or the igloos that were so popular last year?” asks Kathryn Kroll, Marketing Manager, Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

Some restaurants have installed outdoor heaters to encourage dining outside.

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